Something new this year was sunshine during October 6th and 7th for the Patuxent River Appreciation Days, better known as PRAD, on the gounds of the Calvert marine Museum. There was something for everyone.
The Calvert Artists’ Guild had participating exhibitors. It was founded in 1978 and its purpose was to further and develop interests in all mediums of art and to promote the appreciation of art. Down on the Corbin Pavilion, there was wine tasting from the Cove Point Winery, Port of Leonardtown Winery and the Perigeaux Vineyard and Winery.
For those who wanted to hear music, the PNC Waterside Stage was live with Groove Span, Pond Scum, California Ramblers and the Chesapeake Swing Band. In the Corbin Pavilion were Two Old Men w/Guitars, Not So Modern Jazz Quartet, Folk Salad, Justus 2 and Smoke Creek Rounders.
Cocoa’s Corral had pony rides and the museum had free boat rides and there was a petting zoo. The American Legion was busy signing up veterans and their families. Our Lady Star of the Sea had their popular sand art.
Many educational exhibits were featured inside and out on the museum grounds. Other exhibitors promoted safety, environmental issues and safety on the water.
And if you got hungry while walking through the exhibits, there was good food and drink from Boomerangs, Calvert Kettle Corn, Beer Truck, Captain Smith’s Seafood, Cold Stone Creamery, Dos Bros Snow Cones, Dan D’s, I’se Da Bye’s, Myra Campbell and the Calvert Marine Museum Volunteer Bake Sale.
Please enjoy the picture gallery below.
Margit Miller / Calvert Beacon