Applications for Mini-Grants, offered by the Mountain Maryland Gateway to the West Heritage Area in Garrett County, are now being accepted. The Heritage Area's mini-grant program is designed to provide funding for innovative exhibits, tours, marketing, planning and projects which build upon interpretive themes identified in the Management Plan including: Transportation, Man and Nature, Historic Recreation, Cultural Uniqueness. Projects should seek to attract cultural heritage tourists to the region. Applications are due by September 30.
For More Information including instructions and the application visit the website below.
Tickets for the 47th annual Autumn Glory Festival Kick-Off Reception, presented by the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce, are now available.
Along with the annual announcement of this year’s Golden Ambassador, the reception on October 8th at Chanteclaire Farm in Friendsville, includes the coronation of the Autumn Glory King and Queen and recognizes the festival sponsors. Clear Mountain Bank is the official sponsor of the Autumn Glory Kick-Off Reception. Sounds Fun Entertainment will provide the evening’s entertainment, sponsored by Long & Foster Resort Rentals and Premier Power Solutions, LLC.
“This prestigious event provides an elegant, yet lively atmosphere to kick-off the Autumn Glory festivities,” said Nicole Christian, President of the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce. “We invite you to help us celebrate our 47th Annual Autumn Glory Festival.”
Each attendee to the Kick-Off Reception receives a 47th Annual Autumn Glory Commemorative Postcard, Magnet and a collectible Autumn Glory pin, which entitles the holder to priority seating on the bleachers near the reviewing stand for the Grand Feature Parade on Saturday, October 11th.
The evening kicks off with a 6 pm social hour featuring complimentary beer & wine and a cash bar available. The sit-down dinner begins at 7 pm with the program following at 8 pm. The reception ticket includes hors d’oeuvres and a sit-down dinner with assigned seating. Reserve your seats or tables early for preferred seating, which is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Admission to the event is $195 per couple and $100 per individual. Tickets purchased at the door will cost an additional $5.00.
The reservation deadline for the reception is Sept. 26. To purchase tickets, buy online at visitdeepcreek.com or please call 301.387.6171.
Here's what's happening around Deep Creek Lake and Garrett County this weekend.
At the State Parks
Deep Creek Lake Discovery Center
Saturday, September 20
11:00 a.m. Indoor Hawk Watching - Meet in the Discovery Room to learn basic identification of hawks in flight. Migration season is the perfect time to begin or hone your skills in this area. Learn characteristics of flight, wing beat and shape for identification from a distance.
2:00 p.m. Naturalist in the Discovery Room
Sunday, September 21
10:00 a.m. Fall Brant Mine Hike. Take a guided hike with the naturalist to the historic Brant Mine. The hike begins in the center of the newly designed mine room. Once at the mine site you will see the remnants of a coal mine that was operated in the 1920’s. Plus, you never know what wildlife we will see on the way. Approx. 1 ½ hour. Moderate walking.
Science Room open all day