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					                                                                                                                 May 2012
Hours
10 am - 4 pm;                      25 Silopanna Road, Annapolis, Maryland 21403 • 410-990-1993 • www.theccm.org
Closed Wednesday
Groups of 10 or more by
appointment



Admission
$4 ages 1 and up


Free admission
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
participating museums
                                                                             We have three businesses collaborating with CCM to promote
nationwide. $110.
                                 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
2012. DONATE.
                                                  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




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   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
      the
          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 info@theccm.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.

                                           $5 OFF
                                                                   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
                                          410-956-7278                410-267-7007

      Children
                                          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

                  Take Note
                                                                                                          family music-making



VOLUNTEER HERE- Make a difference in the lives of children
– starting with our own. Volunteers are always needed at CCM             THANK                               Offering~




                                                                          YOU!
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: debbie@theccm.org
                                                                        •	 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
debbie@theccm.org.                                                         copying the newsletter.
                                                                                                                                Gambrills
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 / info@theccm.org.

            VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH
                 Anastasia Trent                                                                                            410-757-1675 or
                            Originally from Maryland, this military      Jeremiah Chiappelli, Esq.
                                                                                                                                301-576-3423
                            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
                                                                                                          www.drdebbiewood.com
 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


                                                                                   ickled
 her husband.                                                                                             Books • Toys • Collectables

 Stasia decided to volunteer at the CCM because she has                                                        3117 Mountain Road

                                                                                      Pink
 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
 CCM!
                                                                                                                                                   Nonprofit Org.
                                                                                                                                                 US POSTAGE PAID
                                                                                                                                                   Annapolis MD
                                                                                                                                                  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
                                                          paleontologists
                                                                                                Kids ‘n’ Kaboodle
                                                          works to piece                                 Free Fair for Children
                                                          together a
                                                          skeleton at                                    Sunday, June 3, 2012
                                                                                                           12 noon to 4 pm
                                                          CCMs Dinosaur
                                                          Day.

                                                                                                 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: info@theccm.org or 25
Silopanna Rd., Annapolis MD 21403                                                                            from CCM)

                                                                                                    Want to feed your family with organic locally
                                                                                                  grown produce AND support a local family farm?
                                                                                                  Taylor’s Fresh Organics, a certified organic Eastern Shore farm
                                                                                                  CSA, provides weekly shares of healthy, organic produce while
                                                                                                   living tikkun olam by building a sustainable future with our
                                                                                                    community. 2012 season: $500 full share, $275 1/2 share.
                                                                                                        Phone Madeline Berger at 443-515-0323 for details.

                                                                                                                               Taylor’s Fresh Organics
                                                                                                                                 TaylorsFreshOrganics.com

				
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