Here's what's happening around Deep Creek Lake and Garrett County this weekend.
At the Wisp Outdoor Labor Day Sale all weekend.
Don't forget the Mountain Fresh Farmers Market on Saturday morning.
Arts and Entertainment
Take a drop-in watercolor class with local artist Robert Yonke on Friday morning.
Enjoy the Hillbilly Gypsies at the Hillbilly Bash.
At the State Parks
Enjoy Campfire Songs and Stories at Swallow Falls State Park on Sunday.
Deep Creek Lake State Park and Sang Run
Friday, August 29
Service Reduction Day. Center closed.
Saturday, August 30
11:00 a.m. What’s that Reptile? Come to theDiscoveryCenter to learn about the reptiles and amphibians in the center and even have a chance to touch these amazing cold-blooded creatures! Approx. 45 minutes. Free
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Hayrides at Sang Run roughly every half hour. $2 per person.
11:00 a.m. Little Guard For kids age 5-7. Meet at the beach and learn the skills of a lifeguard. Kids will run a relay, practice throwing a lifesaving device, learn how to recognize a troubled swimmer and more. NO swimming required. Free.
Sunday, August 31
11:00 a.m. Aquatic Adventures Join the Naturalist on the docks of theDiscoveryCenter for this exciting adventure! Check out our fish traps, aqua scopes and learn about the critters that call Deep Creek home. Approx. ½ hour, Free.
2:00 p.m. Aviary Encounter. Come to the aviary to get up close and personal with the birds of prey. Learn some interesting facts and watch them eat! Bring a camera because they will be perched for a great photo opportunity! Free.
Monday, September 1
2:00 p.m “Fire” Oyster Wars 1:00 p.m. Fire! Oyster Wars Meet a Ranger/Historian at the old cannon in the Discovery Center. How was the cannon loaded, fired and used in the Chesapeake Bay wars mid 1800s.
Friday, August 29th:
Growing Up at New Germany, 6:30 PM
During this program, special guest speaker, Bill Martin, will provide a first-hand account of what it was like to grow up at New Germany in the 1930's and 40's. Bill Martin's father, Matthew E. Martin, Sr., was the area's first appointed Forest Warden in 1930, and later became the first Superintendent of Savage River State Forest in 1938. The Martin Family lived in the residence now known as the "Martin House", located across from Cabin #11. As a child, Bill Martin witnessed the arrival of the Civilian Conservation Corps at New Germany in 1933, and watched as the 120 enrollees of Camp S-52 transformed the area into a popular recreation destination over the next several years. Mr. Martin will also provide a first-hand account of what it was like to attend school in New Germany's one-room schoolhouse in the 1930s. Originally built in the late 1800's, the New Germany School served an average of 25-40 students each year, with grades 1-7 all taught in the same room. Although the original schoolhouse building burned down in 1902, the school reopened in the early 1910’s, and continued to serve the local community until the 1940’s. Today, efforts are underway to restore the schoolhouse as an interpretive center. The program will take place inside the Lake House at 6:30 pm. For more information, please call the Ranger Station at 301-895-5453.
Saturday, August 30th:
Woodsy Walk, 10:00 AM
Participants are invited to join the park naturalist on this guided one-mile hike and learn how to identify some common plants found in the park. Participants are encouraged to bring drinking water and wear appropriate footwear. Meet at the Nature Center.
Weekly Craft Hour, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Participants are invited to join the park naturalist anytime between 11 AM and 3 PM to create a nature-inspired craft to take home with them. Cost is $3 per craft.
Nature Scavenger Hunt, 3:30 PM
During this kid-friendly program, participants are invited to explore the park in search of random things found in nature. Meet at the Nature Center, next to the Lake House.
Old Time Jam, 6:30 – 9:30 PM
Musicians and listeners of all ages are invited to share and enjoy traditional folk, bluegrass, and other “old-time” Appalachian music. The “Jam” will take place at the Lake House from 6:30 – 9:30 PM. Admission is free, and food and gift items will be available for purchase.
Sunday, August 31st:
Toad Time, 11:00 AM
The park naturalist has been caring for some tadpoles that are now beginning to morph into toads! Participants will learn about the life stages of the American toad. Meet at the nature center Next to the lake house.
Wildflower Walk, 1:00 PM
Join the park naturalist for a relaxing walk around the park and discover some of the beautiful wildflowers now in bloom. Meet at the Nature Center, next to the lake house.
Monday, September 1st:
Survival Bracelets, 11:00 AM- 2:00 PM
Come to the Nature Center any time between 11 AM and 2 PM and learn how to make your own survival bracelets out of paracord. Cost is $5 per bracelet and includes a clasp and all the cord needed.
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