Here's what's happening around Deep Creek Lake and Garrett County this weekend.
Arts and Entertainment...
TOTL presents "The Importance of Being Earnest on Friday and Saturday evening.
On Friday, enjoy Summerfest at ASCI.
Of course, it's always a festival like atmosphere on Saturday morning at the Mountain Fresh Farmers Market in Oakland.
At the State Parks...
Friday, July 18
11:00 a.m. Creating an Owl Join the naturalist for a talk about the adaptations and secrets of owls. Meet an owl up close and then create your own. Develop nature journaling skills through observation and drawing or just come for fun.
1:30 p.m. 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.
Saturday, July 19
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. 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
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Hayrides at Sang Run roughly every half hour. $2 per person.
8:00 p.m. Discover the Secrets of Garrett County Wildlife Campfire. Meet at the amphitheater to meet some resident critters both scaly and feathered. Marshmallows and more! Free.
Sunday, July 20
11:00 a.m. Aquatic Adventures Join the Naturalist on the docks of the DiscoveryCenter for this 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.
Friday, July 18th:
Paddle Like a Pro, 4:00 PM
This weekly activity includes hands-on instruction on basic paddling techniques, followed by free time to explore New Germany Lake by kayak, canoe, or row boat. Paddle Like a Pro is offered every Friday, weather permitting. Cost is $5.00 per boat. Boats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Meet at the Lake House.
Toad Time, 2:00 PM
The park naturalist has been caring for some tadpoles that are about 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.
Saturday, July 19th:
Chromatography for Kids, 1:00 PM
Take a break from the beach for some really cool science! During this hands-on program, participants will learn how to separate combinations of colors or pigments through a process called chromatography. 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, July 20th:
Morning Paddle, 9:00 AM
On this peaceful, morning paddle, participants are invited to explore New Germany Lake and discover some of the many species that call the lake their home. The cost is $5 per boat. Meet at the Nature Center, next to the Lake House.
Squirrel Hike, 1:00 PM
During this kid-friendly hike, participants will learn about the different kinds of squirrels that live in the park. The hike will conclude with a craft at the Nature Center.
Weekly Story Hour, 3:00 PM
During this story hour, kids will discover the wonderful differences between the forest at during the day and the forest at night, in the short story, Forest Night Forest Bright by Jennifer Ward. Meet at the Nature Center, next to the Lake House.
"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.