September 27, 2015

Harvest Hootenanny & Yard Sale

Running Springs Farm and the Weems Creek Jammers will be joining us again for a rollicking good time at CCM’s 4th annual Harvest Hootenanny, Saturday, October 17th from 10 am to 2 pm. Craft activities include pumpkin painting and scarecrow stuffing. Meet live farm animals. Stomp your feet to the fiddled folk music. Hay rides , too! Many activities are free with museum admission. Small fee for hay rides and some crafts. Call or email for Vendor Space 

YARD SALE 8am to 12noon CRAFT FAIR 10am to 2 pm

Fall Brownie Day

Sat, Oct. 10 or Sun, Oct. 11:

Fun outside with nature and new Brownie friends. For registered Girl Scout Brownies or girls in 2nd and 3rd grade who are interested in learning what Girl Scouts do. Bring a bag lunch. 9am-1pm. $15 per girl.1 adult free for every 5 scouts. Extra adults / tag along siblings $3 each. Must pre-register. 

Uke 'n' Dance

Sunday, October 18:

The world’s rhythms with hand clap songs and folk dances. Girl  Scout Juniors learn 5 chords on the ukulele and complete the Musician badge. Girl Scout Brownies earn the Dancer badge. 1 - 4 pm. $10 per girl. One adult free for 5 girls. Must preregister.

September 2, 2015

Kunte Kinte Festival - Come to Africa

Saturday, September 26th
10 am to 7 pm FREE!
Susan Campbell Park - City Dock Children’s crafts, dress-ups, drumming. Live entertainment throughout the day. Marketplace for clothing, jewelry, drums. Free parking at 19 St. John Street from Rowe Blvd, turn east at Calvert St.
The remarkable history of Maryland includes its being the entry for nearly 100,000 Africans in the century before the American Revolution. Kunta Kinte was one of these unwilling immigrants, arriving on September 29, 1767 in the port of Annapolis where he was sold to a Virginia planter. His descendent, Alex Haley, learned of him through family storytelling which he turned into a bestselling book: Roots, the Saga of an American Family. The Kunta Kinte Festival takes us back to enjoy the rhythms and beauty of a Gambian village, honoring his ceaseless wish to hold tightly to his culture.

The Big Read

Thursday, September 24 2pm and 5:30pm
The National Endowment for the Arts has awarded a Big Read grant to Chesapeake Children’s Museum. The goal of the program is to broaden our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book. A meeting of community partners will be held at CCM on Thursday, September 24 at 2 pm and again at 5:30 pm to plan activities for around the county for all ages inspired by Mark Twain’s
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.
NEA Chairman Jane Chu says, “The Big Read is a powerful example of how the arts can bring communities together and help us to connect with one another. Communities can share wonderful stories and characters and have meaningful conversations.”