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Dog-Gone FUNdraiser

The Garrett County Humane Society 15th Annual Dog-Gone FUNdraiser will be held on Saturday, July 12, at Garrett College. Admission is free! Family friendly event with lots to see and do! Here are just some of the activities that we have planned.

» Large Silent Auction
» Cash and Carry gift area
» Meet the Breed Tent: 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
» Bunny Town ($): 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
» Face painting ($): 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
» Snack bar: 9:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
» Nail trim/ears (donation)
» Raffle tickets (3 cash winners!)
» Admission and parking are always free.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Springs Folk Festival this weekend

http://springspa.org/

56th Annual Springs Folk Festival
October 4 & 5, 2013
The Springs Folk Festival invites you to join in the celebration of the arts, skills and labors of our forefathers. Watch the men and women baking bread and weaving, the men hewing logs and threshing grain and the children enjoying themselves on an old-time hayride. The lilting notes of blue grass groups, gospel music and children singing a capella fill the air with continuous performances in an enclosed program building. Of course, the Mountain Anthems singing close harmony is always a thrill.

Mountain Anthems

The Springs Museum on the grounds boasts thousands of artifacts of the Casselman Valley area.

An Amazing Maze

Sep. 19, 2013

Autumn must be upon the mountaintop, because it is time again for folks to find their way through the Accident Corn Maze, located just north of Northern Garrett High School. The maze is open now, and will remain in operation through Nov. 3. The hours are Fridays from noon until 10 p.m.; Saturdays, noon to 9 p.m.; and Sundays, 2 to 6 p.m. Guests may also make appointments for weekday visits. This year’s “drawing” salutes the efforts of Warm the Children, a program of The Republicannewspaper and the GFWC Civic Club of Oakland that annually provides new, warm clothing and footwear to hundreds of local children in need. Upon close observation, readers may see that design includes mittens, a hat and scarf, a cup of hot chocolate, and a snowflake. A portion of the maze proceeds this year will go to Warm the Children, as announced by creators and operators Bob and Alice Bender. The entry fee is $8 for those age 11 and older; $4 for ages 3-10, and free for those 2 and younger. Discounts are available for groups of 15 or more, and for school groups. Hayrides are also available for $2 per person. “The corn maze is a fun and educational adventure for families, churches, and school students,” a spokesperson said. “The maze is formed on more than 10 acres of property. We also have a playground, duck races, and pedal tractor races.” There are pavilions available for reservations, and guests may also tour the working dairy farm and feed the calves. Persons may contact the farm at 301-616-6111 to schedule a visit.

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Fun things to do this weekend at Deep Creek Lake 7-12-13

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Little Yough Summer Music Festival

Name: Little Yough Summer Music Festival

Date: July 12, 2013
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Event Description:
The Little Yough Summer Concert Series will begin its 17th season! Come to downtown Oakland and join us for a night under the stars. Bring your chairs, blankets and refreshments if you would like.   They are every Friday evening from July 5-September 6, concerts begin at 7:00pm and go until approximently 9:30 pm.  You can also come a little early and get some food from one of our many delicious food vendors. Concerts are held in the Mt. Fresh Pavilion on Town Park Lane next to the Little Yough river. Complete performers descriptions can be found at www.agreatsmalltown.com . Concerts are FREE, but donations are graciously accepted. Hope to see you there!

July 12-Dennis McClung

Location:
Mt. Fresh Pavilion on Town Park Lane in downtown Oakland next to the Little Yough River.
Date/Time Information:
7/6/2013-9/06/2013 Concerts begin at 7:00pm
Contact Information:
Michelle Ross 301-334-2691
Fees/Admission:
FREE

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Art in the Park

Name: Art in the Park

Date: July 13, 2013 – July 14, 2013
Event Description:
Forty-five+ artists display and sell their work in the magnificent setting of Deep Creek Lake State Park. Artwork for sale includes jewelry, photography, wood working, pottery, fused glass, furniture, soaps, rugs, paintings, baskets, and so much more.  All handmade.  Arrive by boat, car or on foot.  Enter thru the gate of the park.  (Park service fee does apply.)  Entertainment, food, naturalist programs and children’s art tent among the featured activities.  Co-sponsored by Western Garrett County State Park Volunteers and Garrett County Arts Council.  Plan to come for the day to enjoy the Art in the Park, the beach, and all the park has to offer.  For more information contact 301-387-7067.
Location:
Deep Creek Lake State Park
Date/Time Information:
Saturday/ 10am – 5pm
Sunday/10am-4pm
Contact Information:
Fees/Admission:
Park service fee-$3 per person for MD residents; $5 per person for out-of-state.

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Nunsense II: The Second Coming

Name: Nunsense II: The Second Coming
Date: July 13, 2013
Time: 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Event Description:
Musical theatre comedy suitable for all ages.
Location:
The Barn at Ridge View Valley
Date/Time Information:
July 13, 2013 7:30 P.M.
Contact Information:
Lynn Broderick
Fees/Admission:
$10.00

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Mountain Fresh Farmers Markets in Oakland

Name: Mountain Fresh Farmers Markets in Oakland
Date: July 13, 2013
Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Event Description:
Mountain Fresh Farmers Markets feature the area’s freshest fruits, vegetables, berries, and herbs as well as plants, eggs, honey, cut flowers, delicious grassfed meats, goat’s milk cheeses, home baked goods, jams & jellies, hand made crafts, and more each Wednesday and Saturday from 10 am to 1 pm in beautiful downtown Oakland, just a 15 minute drive south from Deep Creek Lake.

We’re a “Producer-Only” market, meaning that you are purchasing the items directly from farmers, bakers, and artisans, as we do not allow any reselling at our market.

Location:
Downtown Oakland at the corner of South First Street and Alley 3/Town Park Ln, just off Route 39 across the railroad tracks from the Oakland B&O Museum.
Date/Time Information:
Wednesdays & Saturdays, 10 am to 1 pm
Contact Information:
Call 301-334-6960 or email info@MountainFresh.org
Fees/Admission:
Free Admission

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Garrett County Humane Society Dog-Gone Fundraiser

The Garrett County Humane Society’s Dog-Gone FUNdraiser will be held on Saturday, July 13, at the Garrett County Fairgrounds starting at 10 a.m.

“This annual event offers free admission to a day of fun events to help our local volunteer organization raise the funds we need to continue to help homeless and neglected animals in Garrett County,” said GCHS president Lisa Baker.

Activities will include the Benefit Dog Walk; Canine Costume Contest, Meet the Breed; two special dog demonstrations and a large silent auction.

A snack bar will be available and raffle tickets with three cash prizes will be for sale until the drawings at 2:30 p.m.

The first 100 people to attend will receive a free “goodie” bag and there will be a small cash-and-carry gift corner.

The silent auction will include gift items for bidders, including restaurant/store gift certificates and Pittsburgh Zoo, Carnegie Natural History Museum and Phipps Conservatory tickets.  Bids will be accepted from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

A new event added last year is a small live auction slated for 2:00 p.m.  A Washington Capitals hockey puck, a Steelers Troy Polamalu print and a Baltimore Orioles print are among the items are available.

Little Wonders Petting Zoo will be on site with various creatures for you to meet and Pleasant Valley Grooming will be offering nail trims for a small donation.

Forms to pre-register for the Benefit Dog Walk are available at any of the local veterinarian offices or on the GCHS website at www.garrettcohumanesociety.com.

The popular Canine Costume Contest is set for 12:30 p.m.  There is a $10/dog fee to enter the event and prizes will be awarded to the top three winners.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

10:00 a.m. Registration
10:30 a.m. Garrett County Sheriffs Dept. Dog Demo
11:00 a.m. Benefit dog walk
11:45 a.m. Meet the breed parade
12:30 p.m. Canine costume contest
1:15 p.m. Husky Power Dog Sledding Demo
2:00 p.m. Live auction of celebrity items
2:30 p.m. End of silent auction and raffle ticket winners drawn

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Fun things to do this weekend in Garrett County

 

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Redneck Dayz kicks off tonight at Long Branch:

Friday – June 14th, 2013 – Long Branch Saloon   The official redneck games.  Teams of four compete for prizes.                 

Saturday –  June 15, 2013 – Broadford Lake Park, Oakland, MD 21550 8:00 am to midnight. 

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Deep Creek’s Got Talent – Honi Honi Bar June 15th

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Garrett County Home Show:

2013 Garrett County Home & Garden Show June 15 & 16 2013.
Exhibit Hall at the Garrett County Fairgrounds,
Route 219, McHenry (Deep Creek Lake), Maryland

Saturday, June 15, 2013
10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Sunday, June 16, 2013
11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Rain or Shine • No Visitor Admission Fee • Ample Free Parking

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Spruce Forest Artisan Village Family Day June 15

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Taste of Garrett County 2013! June 17, 6 -9 PM, WISP Resort

If this is your first time hearing about this event, the Taste of Garrett County is the major fundraiser for Garrett Trails. All proceeds go toward progress on our trail construction plans such as the Meadow Mountain Trail resurfacing and construction, the continued construction of new hiking and biking trails at the Fork Run Recreation Area, and engineering for the Yough Lake Trail and bridge spanning the Yough in Friendsville.

The event is packed with restaurants from all around Garrett County, MD. Patrons pay $30 entry fee and then immerse themselves in special cooking demonstrations from some of the area’s best chefs, prizes and raffles, live entertainment and delicious new offerings and classic favorites from Garrett County’s most popular dining establishments! This year we are accepting credit cards at the door ($1surcharge applies). More here.

Spruce Forest Artisan Village Family Day June 15

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Visit the Spruce Forest Artisan Village at Penn Alps in Grantsville, Md., for Family Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 15. This free event will feature interactive and hands-on activities for children and families.

Spruce Forest Artisan Village and area partnering organizations will create opportunities to experience life in the 1800s. Take a class in a log one-room schoolhouse presented by Allegany County Historical Society. Listen to stories in the Miller House Museum related by members of the Miller family, and tour the Swiss-style Yoder House.

Learn about herbs and cooking by making a bouquet garnis with the Somerset Historical Society. Children will love the take-home craft hosted by the Springs Historical Society and the plants they get to pot in containers made from recycled materials sponsored by Garrett County‘s Master Gardeners.

Deep Creek's Got Talent at Honi Honi Bar

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The Honi-Honi Bar is proud to present our 6th Annual Deep Creek’s Got Talent! fundraiser event on Saturday, June 15th, 2013 at the Honi-Honi Bar.  Last year, through the generosity and support of contestants, sponsors, and local businesses, we were able to raise over $13,000, for the Dove Center of Garrett County.  Over the past five years, through the generosity and support of contestants, sponsors, businesses and the community, Deep Creek’s Got Talent! has raised more than $68,000 for local charities and organizations.

This year, we are very excited to announce our support to HART for Animals.  HART for Animals’ mission is to save the lives of adoptable animals through rescue and transport to areas where they will have a better chance of being adopted; reducing pet overpopulation through low-cost spaying and neutering; and building a humane and friendly animal adoption center where adoptable animals will never have to be euthanized.  Since the Spay/Neuter clinic opened in 2009, HART has spayed and neutered 3,200 animals, and in 2012, 512 animals were rescued through transports.  HART recently opened “Pick of the Litter” Thrift Shop and added Wellness Packages at the Spay/Neuter Clinic.  HART for Animals Center will open this summer on Bumble Bee Road.

Memorial Day 2013 Events & Activities at Deep Creek Lake

Check out even more info about the Deep Creek Lake area on the I Love Deep Creek & Garrett County Facebook page!

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“Have a HART” Guest Bartender Night at The Harbor Bar at Dutch’s

Date: May 23, 2013
Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Event Description:
“Have a HART” Guest Bartender Night (formerly PAWS, Passion for Pets) continues this year in the Deep Creek Lake area, all to benefit HART for Animals, SNAP (Spay/Neuter Assistance Program). Locals become bartenders from 6:00-9:00 PM at The Harbor Bar at Dutch’s on May 23 donating their tips to the cause. Raffles, giveaways, and entertainment will round out the evening!
Location:
The Harbor Bar at Dutch’s at Silver Tree
Date/Time Information:
May 23, 2013 6pm-9pm
Contact Information:
Paula Yudelevit
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Memorial Day Weekend Sale at Simon Pearce

Date: May 24, 2013 – May 27, 2013
Event Description:
Enjoy 40-60% savings on discontinued 1sts, selected 2nds and home accents.
View glassblowing until 3:30 on May 24 and 27 and until 5:00 PM on May 25 and 26.
Location:

265 Glass Dr
Mtn Lake Park MD 21550
Date/Time Information:
May 24-27
10:00 AM- 5 PM
Contact Information:
301-334-5277
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Grand Re-Opening of the Youghiogheny Overlook Welcome Center

Date: May 24, 2013
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Event Description:
Garrett County will be holding a Grand Re-Opening of their Youghiogheny Overlook Welcome Center on May 24 at 10 am. The event will feature a ribbon cutting, refreshments and remarks from various speakers and dignitaries including Garrett County Commissioner Jim Raley. This event is free and open to the public.

The Youghiogheny Overlook Welcome Center offers travelers not only information about Garrett County but the entire state of Maryland as well. The Garrett County Chamber of Commerce will be staffing the center which will be open Thursday – Sunday from May 24 – October 13, 2013 and Friday -Sunday from October 18 –May 18, 2014. The re-opening of the Youghiogheny Overlook Welcome Center will give Garrett County two welcome centers, as it joins the current Garrett County Visitors Center in McHenry, Maryland, located near Deep Creek Lake.

Location:
Friendsville, Maryland, off of Interstate-68 Eastbound at mile marker 6, between Friendsville (exit 4) and Rt. 219 (exit 14).
Date/Time Information:
Friday, May 24th at 10am
Contact Information:
Garrett County Chamber of Commerce – Sarah Duck
Fees/Admission:
Free
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Springs Farmers’ Market

Date: May 25, 2013
Time: 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Event Description:
Saturdays from May 25, 2013 – September 21, 2013
Hours – 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
The largest in the area with over 80 local farmers and craftsmen providing a wide selection of fresh picked produce, home-baked goods, quilts, antiques, plants, tools and flea market items.  Enjoy homemade breakfast and lunch at the snack bar.  Adjacent to a 1/4 mile easy walking self-guided nature trail.  Call 240-310-2086 or 814-662-4366 or visit www.springspa.org for more information. **Out-of-County Regional Event**
Location:
1711 Springs Rd Springs PA 15562
Date/Time Information:
Saturdays May 25 – September 21
8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Contact Information:
240-310-2086
Fees/Admission:
Free parking & admission
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Debbie Carpenter & Girls

Name: Debbie Carpenter & Girls

Date: May 25, 2013
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Event Description:
An evening of Christian variety mix music, food, and fellowship.   Full menu and buffet available.
Location:

Jubilee Junction
254 Maple Street
Friendsville Md
Date/Time Information:
May 25, 2013 6:00-8:00pm
Contact Information:
301-746-5252 or Like us on Facebook @ jubilee junction
Fees/Admission:
Donation
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Highland Festival

Name: Highland Festival

Date: June 1, 2013 – June 2, 2013
Event Description:
The traditions of Highland music, games, and dance come alive at the McHenry Highland Festival! Visit the Clan tents and Celtic vendors. Kiss the highland cattle, watch the collies herd sheep, or pat an Irish Wolfhound. Join us for a weekend of Celtic celebrations– for young and old alike–in the scenic highlands of Western Maryland at Deep Creek Lake.
Location:
Garrett County Fairgrounds
Date/Time Information:
June 1 – 2, 2013
Contact Information:
1.800.313.0811
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Garrett College SING Flea Market

Name: Garrett College SING Flea Market

Date: June 1, 2013
Time: 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Event Description:
The Second Annual GC SING Flea Market Fundraiser is open to the public and proceeds will benefit Garrett College Students in Need Group (SING), a volunteer group of GC faculty and staff dedicated to providing emergency assistance to our students, on-campus and off, in times of extreme need or extenuating circumstance. Concessions will be available. Indoor and outdoor vendor spaces are available but limited – register soon! Venue will open for set-up Friday, 5-7PM. Registration fees benefit GC SING. Online registration now open!
Location:
Garrett College Special Events Center
Date/Time Information:
8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Contact Information:
Garrett College 301-387-3045
Fees/Admission:
Free and open to the public. Vendor fees apply. Outdoors $10; Indoors $20 All sites provide table and 2 chairs
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LEGO Robotics: SuGO Sunday.

Name: LEGO Robotics: SuGO Sunday.

Date: June 2, 2013
Time: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Event Description:
Come and build Sumo Wrestling Robots using LEGO MINDSTORMS.

SuGO teams form at 1:00pm, and build until 3:30pm. Teams can be families or friends and No experience is necessary. All equipment is provided, and help is available for rookie teams. At 3:30, teams move to the arena and the SuGO bots battle it out tournament style.

This is a great activity for LEGO lovers of all ages.
Experience the latest LEGO Robotics hardware and push your creativity to the limit..

Light refreshments are available for purchase.

Location:

GEARS Center: 116 Industrial Dr, Accident MD, 21520
Look for the yellow pickup.
Date/Time Information:
First Sunday of every month: Team registration at 1:00pm
Contact Information:
Contact Phil Malone: 301 387-2331
Fees/Admission:
Free for GEARS Members, otherwise $10 per team.
For more details, check the Chamber of Commerce website.

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Private party seeks to expand ATV trails on state land in western Md.

CUMBERLAND, Maryland — An Allegany County official says a private developer wants to expand the number of off-road vehicle trails on state land in western Maryland.

County Commissioner William Valentine told the Cumberland Times-News (http://bit.ly/12O7AkC ) Monday that the unidentified developer wants to work with the state to bring more such trails to Allegany and Garrett County.

State officials closed three off-road vehicle trails in 2011 to curb environmental damage. They included an 18-mile trail through the Green Ridge State Forest.

Trails were also closed trails in the Savage River State Forest in Garrett County and the Pocomoke State Forest on the Eastern Shore.

Western Maryland still has more than 14 miles of off-road vehicles trails and more than 28 miles of snowmobiles trails on state land.

More here.