10 am - 4 pm; 25 Silopanna Road, Annapolis, Maryland 21403 • 410-990-1993 • www.theccm.org
Groups of 10 or more by
$4 ages 1 and up
Free admission: a four-
pack of toilet paper or a
ream of copy paper per
person . No limits. Not
applicable to groups nor
programs with a fee.
YOUNG AT ART
Children are natural artists. They develop skills through
predictable stages from “scribbling” - seeing how their hands and
Membership different art media work, to roughly sketched portraits, to detailed
Basic - Unlimited landscapes by about age six. If you are lucky enough to have a
admission, newsletter and blossoming artist to patronize, you probably have a refrigerator
discounts on programs. $50 door covered with masterpieces. The process itself is amazing to
Reciprocal - Above plus behold.
unlimited admission to 150
We have three businesses collaborating with CCM to promote
creative visual expression, just in time for Mothers’ Day. On Saturday, May 12, please visit Wimsey Cove
Funded - Above plus
sponsor a local family- Framing and Art on Route 2 in Edgewater, or Fast Frame on Forest Drive in Annapolis. There will be free
in-need for a Basic CCM art materials and low cost framing available at both locations. Children’s framed artwork makes a great gift!
membership. $150. Next door to Fast Frame, Ledo’s Pizza will be offering a discount on a food purchase of $15 or more.
Just bring the coupon found in this newsletter.
TAX CREDIT CCM LOOKS BACK ON
APPROVAL FOR TWENTY YEARS
It was twenty years ago that CCM founder, Debbie Wood put an announcement in
Chesapeake Children (now Chesapeake Family) magazine and in the Capital to
gather a committee to create a hands-on museum in Annapolis. The first planning
CCM has been approved for the meeting was held June 28, 1992. Long-time supporters, long ago volunteers, and
Community Investment Tax Credit
board members and former children who have grown up
program of Maryland through 2012.
Anyone filing taxes in the state - – literally with the museum – are invited to speak with the
individuals and companies - can earn a Family Page editor of the Capital, Theresa Winslow
tax credit of 50% for a donation of $500 when she visits CCM Friday, May 11 at 9:30 am.
or more to CCM. That’s IN ADDITION Look for the story to appear Thursday, May 17th.
to the regular deduction off of your state
and federal returns. You can multiply a
donation to CCM at a ratio of 23 cents to
a dollar! For example, a $1,000 donation
is actually only a $230 outlay from you
and $730 less in tax money owed.
These funds are needed to move ahead
with the expansion of CCM’s facility for
cooking and crafts classes, video and
live performances, and close-to-nature
viewing areas. Please consider a
donation for the benefit of all our children!
Our Mission: to create an environment of discovery about oneself, the peoples, the technology, and the
ecology of the Chesapeake Bay area for all our children and for the child in us all.
CCM is supported by the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County which receives funding from the
Maryland State Arts Council and the City of Annapolis.
Benny Program Pieces
Beaver PLEASE NOTE: Classes and events are sometimes cancelled due to insufficient enrollment. Please call
ahead about program registration: 410-990-1993 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursdays: Creek Critters - Parents and
children alike will enjoy learning about the local Saturday and Sunday, June 9 & 10:
environment with indoor and outdoor activities. Annapolis Arts and Crafts Festival
See what critters live in our woodlands and Held at the Navy-Marine Corps Stadium
creek. Share stories, songs, games and crafts. parking lot. Enter from Taylor Avenue.
Ages 3 to 10. 11 am. This program is free with Live music, artists,
admission. craftsmen and
craftswomen at work,
Eastern Box Turtles? Fridays: Art and Story Time - We are
eager to share the passion for great children’s
beautiful pieces for
sale. Children’s art
Eastern Box turtles like damp literature and creative visual expression with activities are facilitated
our younger visitors. Children ages two to five- by Chesapeake
places to hide in. They hide years-old and their accompanying adults can Children’s Museum.
under moist, rotten logs share books, flannel board stories, puppets, For details as they
during dry weather. To protect and acting out stories along with related art develop, visit:
themselves from danger, they and craft activities. 10:30 – 11:30 am. This Annapolisartsandcraftsfestival.com.
program is free with admission.
can pull in their head and legs Thursday, June 14: Flag Day Ceremony
and hide inside their shells. Box Saturday, May 12: Children’s Art Day Girl Scouts are invited to participate in a flag
turtles live on land where they Two community locations for young artists (and ceremony to open and close this holiday
the “young at art!”) celebration at the City Dock in Annapolis. The
like to eat insects, slugs, plants,
to explore visual Annapolis Drum and Bugle Corps will perform.
seeds, fruit, and flowers. They self-expression There will be a Landmark Stroll through the
also eat mushrooms that would with a variety of historic district which will enable Brownies
be poisonous to people! Yum, media. Matting to earn the Celebrating Community badge.
and framing Juniors and Cadettes can ask about roles in
yum!!! costs start at $5. the flag ceremony. Pre-registration required.
a $15 dollar Donations to CCM 6-7:30 pm. $3 per scout. Free for family
purchase 5/12/12 are appreciated! members.
ONLY. Please present
the newsletter at
time of purchase. Saturday, June 16: Touch a Truck
Get up close and personal with real-life trucks
-Reneé Spears Wimsey Cove Fast Frame and service vehicles. Parking lot of St. Martin’s
Framing and Art 505 South Cherry Dr. Lutheran Church and School, corner of Spa
3141 Solomon Isld Rd (off Forest Dr. by Road and Forest Drive. 11 am to 2 pm. $15
Edgewater, MD Safeway)
per car benefits Chesapeake Children’s
10 am – 3 pm 2 – 5 pm Museum.
Thursday, June 28: Founders’ Day Special
“My mother said to me, ‘If Sunday, June 3: Kids ‘n’ Kaboodle Half price admission all day to celebrate 20
you are a soldier, you will The tenth annual totally free fair for all the years since the first meeting to create a hands-
children of Annapolis is held at the Weems on museum for the children of Annapolis. 10
become a general. If you
Whalen Memorial Athletic Fields – just down am – 4 pm. $2. Free for members.
are a monk, you will become the path from CCM (behind Maryland Hall for
the Pope.’ Instead, I was a the Creative Arts, and Bates Middle School).
painter, and became Picasso.” 12 noon to 4 pm. Everything is free.
Pablo Picasso (1881- 1973)
Help Build an Addition: Consider a donation to CCM!
The Maryland State Legislature approved a bill that allows individuals – not just companies – to earn a tax credit for donating $500 or more
to an approved non-profit. See front for more details.
• Cooking demo table • A shed for gardening tools • Bathroom furnishings • Roof repair
• Video/audio equipment (flat • Tool cabinet with hand tools • Decking • Observation Bee Hive
screen) • Wireless computers • Binoculars and telescopes
• Stage lighting • 4 2-line phones • Used Electric carving knife
• Folding chairs • Flooring • Weed wacker
Nurture the musical growth of your child~
…..and experience the joy of
VOLUNTEER HERE- Make a difference in the lives of children
– starting with our own. Volunteers are always needed at CCM THANK Offering~
to keep the place tidy, facilitate activities, and otherwise keep the
museum going full steam ahead. Exhibit Captains are needed Music Together:
for each area – take costumes home to mend and launder, bring Mixed-age classes
your toolkit for quick fix ups, make new signs to help visitors get
Babies & Big Kids
the most out of their visit. The board of directors meets monthly.
All are welcome. Volunteers can assist with: accounting, fund Guitar for Grown-ups
raising, membership, marketing, facilities, outreach, grants, or Many Thanks to... Creative Movement
other much needed tasks. Children are always welcome when Violin Blast-off
you volunteer. Call 410-990-1993 or write: email@example.com
• Annapolis Senior
VOLUNTEER LIBRARIAN NEEDED - Use your knowledge of Center for hosting the Attend a free MT demo class!
the Dewey Decimal System – or learn how easy it is to find just
the right place for each book – to help keep CCM’s downstairs
Intergenerational Fair 301.262.9538
library in order. An hour a week would be very much appreciated. • Sir Speedy (West Street) for
Please call, email, or stop in if you are interested. 410-990-1993. Annapolis
firstname.lastname@example.org. copying the newsletter.
FACILITATOR SEARCH - CCM needs occasional facilitators for
• Nicole Neboshynsky for Severna Park
group visits or weekly programs. Please call or stop by if you are design and layout of the
interested! New ideas for programs and workshops are always www.movengroove.net
newsletter. Join our facebook community
up for consideration! Thanks.
CLEANING OUT CLOSETS? - Sharon’s, a Women’s
Consignment, is supporting CCM with your high quality clothing
and accessories for women - all ages and sizes. Items must be ,
Deborah Wood Ph.D.
on hangers or gently folded (not in bags). Now accepting Spring
and Summer items. No appointment necessary. Please mention Child development
CCM and 50% of the sale price benefits the museum. 2444
Solomons Island Road (west of Chevy’s Tex Mex), M-F, 8 am – specialist
5:30 pm. Sat, 8 am – 4 pm. Closed Sunday. 410-573-0177.
NEW! GIRL SCOUT BADGES - CCM has revised its schedule of
events for Girl Scouts to match the new badges. Troops can also
arrange to work on badge requirements or service projects as a
troop. Pick up a schedule or ask that one be mailed or emailed
to you: 410-990-1993 / email@example.com.
VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH
Anastasia Trent 410-757-1675 or
Originally from Maryland, this military Jeremiah Chiappelli, Esq.
spouse has lived in many places, 410-689-9894
before recently returning here with 1332 Swan Drive
her husband and children. Pictured
with Stasia Trent are Adam, age 2520 Mountain Road Annapolis, MD 21409
2, and Caroline, age 7. Stasia is
a registered nurse, she is very www.Chiappellilaw.com
interested in nutrition, health, and Pasadena, MD 21122
wellness for today’s families. A
professional goal is to help combat the health crisis facing
America that is directly related to the food industry.
Health and fitness are part of Stasia’s hobbies which
include running, yoga, hiking and camping. Five years ago
she climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro with her sister and she has Infants • Children • Women
backpacked the strenuous Kalalau Trail on Kauai, Hawaii with
her husband. Books • Toys • Collectables
Stasia decided to volunteer at the CCM because she has 3117 Mountain Road
visited many children’s museums in her itinerant life and feels Pasadena, MD
that they are great resources for their cities. She hopes to
see more hands join hers to help CCM prosper and provide inside Antiques To Go
support for the Annapolis community. She has joined the
board at CCM, helping with marketing. Her first major role Open 7 Days 10 am - 6 pm
was coordinating the Silent Auction and Vendors for the
Intergenerational Fun Fair last month. Thank you, Stasia,
for rounding up donors, many of whom were new to helping
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PERMIT NO. 25
25 Silopanna Road, Annapolis, Mar yland 21403
Directions from West of Annapolis - Take Route 50 to Exit 22, Aris T. Allen Blvd. Stay in the exit lane on 665 as it becomes Forest Drive. Turn left at the 4th traffic light,
Hilltop Lane. Turn left at the 1st traffic light, Spa Road. Pass Spindrift Way and turn right at Silopanna Road. CCM is at the first stop sign, on your left.
Directions from East of Annapolis - Take Route 50 to Exit 24A, Rowe Blvd. Pass the stadium and take the next right onto Taylor Ave. Go halfway around the circle at West
Street and turn onto Spa Road. Pass Public Works garages and take next left at Silopanna Road. CCM is at the first stop sign, on your left.
All the Angles
A crew of junior
Kids ‘n’ Kaboodle
works to piece Free Fair for Children
skeleton at Sunday, June 3, 2012
12 noon to 4 pm
Weems Whalen Memorial Athletic
What does CCM mean to you? Contributions to this feature
can win museum admission passes if your photo is selected Fields, Park at 931 Spa Road
for publication. Please include names of subject(s) and pho- Annapolis (or walk down the footpath
tographer. Send or email your photo to: firstname.lastname@example.org or 25
Silopanna Rd., Annapolis MD 21403 from CCM)
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