Here's what's happening around Deep Creek Lake and Garrett County this weekend...
The best of food and drink....
Sunday is the 12th Annual Taste of Garrett Trails, taking place from
1pm -4pm at Wisp Resort in McHenry. This fun and unique fundraiser gathers local restaurants, cafes, bakeries, and catering companies together in one place to showcase their establishments and savory specialties. All proceeds go to Garrett Trails. Contact Information: www.facebook.com/GarrettTrail. FEE: $30.00 per adult, $15 for youth 12 years & younger, Free for children 5 and under.
Don't forget, the farmers market from 10am - 1pm on Saturday in Oakland.
Join local artist Robert Yonke for open studio watercolor and mixed media classes every Friday morning from 10am - 12pm noon at his studio on Turkey Neck. Open to artists of all experience levels. Space is limited so please email firstname.lastname@example.org ahead of time to reserve a spot. $20 per session.
Arts and Entertainment...
The Wild Rumpus and Jim Truman take the stage at Moonshadow Cafe on Saturday night.
The Garrett County Arts Council's 5th Annual Members Show reception is on Friday evening from 5-7 pm at The Gallery Shop in Oakland. The event starts with the annual Member Meeting.
On Saturday, Music at Penn Alps presents Margaret Fingerhut - Pianist at 7:30pm in the Great Hall at Penn Alps in Grantsville. Tickets are available at the door, the musicatpennalps.org web site, or at the gift shop at the Penn Alps Restaurant for $15/each or $120 for a pack of 10. Those 19 and under are admitted free.
Tour Garrett County's Secret Country Gardens - the 14th Annual Garden Tour is sponsored by Mountain Laurel Garden Club. Tour locations around Garrett County. Perennial plant sale, refreshments, raffle, garden boutique, Gardening for Pollinators display. 10am - 4pm; Ticket price $8 per person. Tickets available at Gregg's Pharmacy, Green Acres Garden Center and Jan Florist in Oakland; Firefly Farms Creamery, Accident; The Medicine Shoppe, Grantsville; and at the Gazebo in downtown Oakland and the Garden Boutique at Mountainside Marina on the day of the event.
At The State Parks...
At Deep Creek Lake Discovery Center, Creating an Owl starts at 11am. Join the Naturalist as they talk bout the adaptations and secrets of owls. Meet one of the owls up close and then create your own. Develop nature journaling skills through observation and drawing or just come for fun.
At 1pm try Tie Dye on the Beach! Meet at the beach to make your own tie dye shirt and create your own conservation message for your shirt! “Give a Hoot Don’t Pollute”; wait that one is taken. You get the idea! $12.00 per shirt. Approx. 1 hour.
11:00 a.m. What’s that Reptile? 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. 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
8:00 p.m. Campfire Program.) Join us at the amphitheater for a variety of program topics, marshmallows and more!.Free
At New Germany State Park , take a Nature Scavenger Hunt at 1pm. Kids will enjoy a weekly craft and story hour at 3pm.
The Great American Backyard Campout Challenge kicks off at 4:30 pm
The Maryland Park Service has teamed up with the National Wildlife Federation to celebrate the Great American Backyard Campout on June 28th. The Great American Backyard Campout encourages people across the nation to go camping and connect with nature. In recognition of this national event, New Germany State Park will be hosting a Great American Backyard Campout Challege. In this family-friendly competition, participants will race for fastest tent set up and quickest in the sleeping bag relay. Fastest family wins! Meet in the yard in front Recreation Hall.
Mountain Pie Making, 6:00 pm
This program will provide participants with all of the ingredients needed to create "mountain pies", a traditional camping dessert. Cost is $10 per family, which will include ingredients, recipes, and a mountain pie maker. Meet at the Nature Center, next to the Lake House. Supplies are limited... first come, first served.
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.
Terrapin Time starts at 11am. Guests are invited to join the park naturalist for feeding time at the Nature Center and learn some interesting facts about the new Diamondback Terrapin. Meet at the Nature Center, next to the lake house.
Last but not least...
"What's Happening Deep Creek" is a weekly post on The Deep Creek Blog. Please note that some events may have admission fees and/or require a reservation. Please contact the sponsoring business or organization for more information. If you'd like to submit an event send it to email@example.com.