Here's what's happening around Deep Creek Lake and Garrett County this weekend.
Arts and Entertainment
Join local artist Robert Yonke for an open studio class on Friday morning.
The Little Yough Music Festival presents Wild Ponies at 6pm on Friday.
Music at Penn Alps presents Emma Resmini -- Flute with Piano Accompaniment on Saturday at 7:30 pm.
Food and Drink...
Stop by the Mountain Fresh Farmer's Market on Saturday morning for some more local flavor.
Learn about the Potomac Coal River town Shallmar at the Garrett County Historical Museum on Sunday evening.
At The State Parks
Friday, August 15
11:00 a.m. Creating an Owl - Join the Naturalist for a talk about 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.
1:30 p.m. Tie Dye on the Beach! Meet us 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, August 16
11:00 a.m. What’s that Reptile? Come to theDiscovery Center 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.
8:00 p.m. Campfire Program “Black Bears with biologist Kerry Wixted”
Sunday, August 17
11:00 a.m. Aquatic Adventures Join the Naturalist on the docks of the DiscoveryCenter for this exciting adventure! Check out 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, August 15th:
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 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 Nature center next to the Lake House.
Saturday, August 16th:
Chromatography for Kids, 1:00 PM
During this hands-on program, kids 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 inside the Lake House from 6:30 – 9:30 PM. Admission is free, and food and gift items will be available for purchase.
Blacksmithing 101, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
This fireside program will feature award-winning metal sculptor and blacksmith, Kenny Braitman. This will be the last of three workshops, in which Braitman will provide hands-on demonstrations and instruction on the unique art of sculpting metal. Meet at the Nature Center
Sunday, August 17th:
Nature Scavenger Hunt, 11:00 AM
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.
Squirrel Hike, 1:00 PM
During this kid-friendly hike, participants will learn about the different kinds of squirrels that live in the park and in different parts of Maryland. The hike will conclude with a craft at the Nature Center.
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