Thursday July 5

We hope you had a great 4th of July! We sure did. The weather for today will be increasing clouds; showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 4pm. A high near 80 and a low around 68. South winds about 5 to 7 mph and the chance of precipitation is about 60%.

You may have had a few too many hamburgers or hot dogs yesterday. But that’s OK, because you can hike one of Garrett County’s many trails to work off the calories.  And, depending on which trail, you can then walk or drive over to the Deep Creek Lake State Park beach and take a dip in the lake to refresh. Deep Creek Lake has you covered!

If you want a hike guided by a naturalist, you can take the hike to the historic Brant Mine at 10:00am. It’s reported as a “moderate” hike and lasts approximately 1 ¾ hours. You’ll end up right near the Deep Creek Lake State Park beach for that dip in the lake.

Whoever thought this one up is a genius – Story Tails: Kids Reading to Dogs – is at the Ruth Enlow Library Accident Branch at 3:30pm. Children get to practice reading to dogs! Each child gets to read to a therapy dog for about 15 minutes to practice. Less stress for the child.

The 2018 Chautauqua living history presentation “Seeking Justice,” starts today at 7:00pm at the Garrett College auditorium. This event, hosted by Garrett Lakes Arts Festival and produced by Maryland Humanities, will feature three important historical figures, one each day through July 7th. Today’s “speaker” will be Frederick Douglass.

After a busy day you may want to take the kids to the free Pocket Park Movie Night which runs from 8:00pm – 11:00pm at the Mountain Fresh Pavilion in downtown Oakland.  Always a fun family event.  Tonight’s show is Smurfs: The Last Village and it is sponsored by Dairy Queen.

Here is Allison reporting for We were watching the fireworks from the Lodges at Sunset Village where parking was a $5 donation to benefit our local GaCo Robotics Team 1629.

Anyone can report for our program….. Who here wants to show us how you spend your time at Deep Creek Lake? 🙂

Lastly for today check out this fun little time-lapse video (taken with my cell phone) of the Deep Creek Lake, MD fireworks finale:


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