This Weekend’s Events:
Friday, September 25
The Lincoln Reagan Dinner — Sponsored by the Garrett County Republican Women’s Club. Wisp Resort, 5:30 – 8:30 PM. Economist, author and television commentator Stephen Moore will be the speaker at this annual dinner. For more information, visit their Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/672506646910376/
Saturday, September 26
Deep Creek Lake Lion’s Bark in the Park (Virtual) — Hosted by Deep Creek Lake Lion’s Club. As part of our annual “Bark in the Park” race, we’re teaming with the Tucker County foundations’s “Run for it” virtual race this year. Although the date listed is September 26, you can participate all month. There will be an event at the park on Sept. 26th, but you can run the race anytime. “Run for It” provides matching funds for what we raise through their platform so please join our team and add those extra donations! Go to the Run for It race site, find our team (Deep Creek Lions), join it and then do your run or walk and record the time. That’s all there is to it. www.runforit.com; www.deepcreeklion.org.
6th Annual Marine Corps League Golf Tournament — Oakland Golf Club, 11:30 AM to 6 PM. Registration starts at 11:30 AM, 1 PM Shotgun start. Benefits local charities including Toys for Tots, It’s In The Bag, and Cindy’s Fund. $300 per team (foursome); $75 each. For information, call 301-334-3883 or email email@example.com.
Meshach Browning community art piece unveiling – Deep Creek Lake Lions Club Park (1249 Bumble Bee Road, Accident), 12 – 1 PM The project consists of over fifty 3D-printed plaques depicting Meshach Browning which have been painted and decorated by community members and assembled into a mosaic. The production of these panels was paid for by an IMPACT GARRETT COUNTY grant awarded by the Population Health, Innovation & Informatics Unit at the Garrett County Health Department with primary funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Meshach Browning (1781-1859) was an early settler of western Maryland and a prolific hunter. His book, Forty-four Years of the Life of a Hunter, provides one of the best accounts of pioneer life in what would become Garrett County during the early 1800’s. In 2018, the Deep Creek Lake Lions Club began development of a history center themed around Browning’s life and times at their park on Bumble Bee Rd. The initial project consisted of the blazing and clearing of a 10 mile trail system as well as the development and installation of a series of interpretive panels on Browning’s history.
The plaque mosaic will join two other pieces of outdoor art as part of the historical center – life-scale sculptures of Browning in chainsaw-carved wood by Jessica Spiker and welded reclaimed metal by Joshua Sines. Plans for further development include additional outdoor art pieces, the acquisition and reconstruction of a hand-hewn log cabin, and a pioneer-themed fundraising festival-style event.
“We believe these projects not only benefit the Club by providing us with further fundraising and promotional opportunities,” said club spokesman Chris Nichols, “but also provide the County with a unique cultural, educational and tourism resource that complements many of the existing draws of the area.”
At the unveiling event on September 26th, the Club will launch its next community art piece, a reclaimed plastic bottlecap mosaic panel depicting a stylized hunter viewing a mountain vista. Attendees to the event are encouraged to collect and wash plastic bottlecaps, especially in earth tones, for mounting to the panel. The Club also has a limited supply of the 3D-printed plaques for painting and inclusion in the mosaic which can be requested by contacting the club or attending the event at the park.
For more information on the Deep Creek Lake Lions Club and the Meshach Browning History Center, contact the Club via email at DCLLIONS@gmail.com, call or text 323 325 5466 of visit their website. http://www.deepcreeklions.org/MB-Trailhead.html
Women’s MINI Monologues – Our Town Theatre Parking Lot, 2 – 3 PM. AAUW-Garrett Branch was forced to cancel our March 2020 Women’s History Monologues due to the Coronavirus. We have rescheduled the full performance for March 2021. BUT…some of our historical figures couldn’t wait that long and wanted to give their monologues sooner as a way of emphasizing the importance of voting, especially for women. Please join us for this FREE Mini-Monologues performance — without all the bells and whistles that will be part of next spring’s full event — in a setting that is respectful of all Coronavirus precautions. Those who plan to attend MUST understand the following:
* Seating is limited!
* Wearing masks is required!
* Audience members must bring their own chairs!
* All family units will be required to socially distance by at least 6 feet from one another!
* If you are not feeling well, please stay home!
* No bathrooms will be available!
* Bring your own refreshments, as none will be sold at the event!
* Donations to the AAUW-Garrett Branch scholarship fund with be gratefully accepted!
SEATING BEGINS 30 MINUTES BEFORE THE PERFORMANCE.
RAIN DATE IS SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 at 2:00 PM.
Spring Farmer’s Market – Springs Road, Springs, PA, 8 AM to 1 PM. Held every Saturday from May 25 through September 23, 2020, 8 AM to 1 PM. Featuring fresh produce, antiques, and crafts as well as flea market items. Free admission and parking. Visit www.springspa.org for info.
Mountain Fresh Farmers Market – Mountain Fresh Pavilion, downtown Oakland, 10 AM to 1 PM through October. Our old-fashioned market features fresh vegetables, fruits, berries, fresh and dried herbs, baked goods, jams & jellies, fresh eggs, grassfed meats, handmade crafts and more. www.mountainfresh.org.
Saturday & SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 & 27
Weekend Outdoor Art Market — Deep Creek Pottery, 10 AM to 6 PM. Join us for a fun outdoor art market on weekends through the summer. In keeping with the social distancing guidelines we will be offering an outdoor market with pottery for sale, mosaic creations and stepping stones, paint your own pottery kits and mosaic tile kits for sale. Call 301-501-1619 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info. Free admission