Through January 1
Wisp’s 12 Days of Christmas Celebration — Wisp Resort, times and activities TBA. Join us for activities and live entertainment throughout the holidays. www.wispresort.com
Tuesday, Dec 31
HART’s Annual FurBall Casino – Dutch’s at Silver Tree Banquet Room, 6 – 11:30 PM. Join us on New Year’s Eve at Dutch’s Silver Tree, lower level. HART’s Fur Ball Casino features Poker, Black Jack, Roulette and more including silent auction, hors d’oervres all to benefit the HART Adoption Wing. Come for the fun before or after dinner, or for the entire evening. For dinner reservations at Dutch’s, call 301-387-0525. For more information on the event, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Free admission. Games are $1 per chip.
Wednesday, Jan 1
First Day Hikes
Herrington Manor State Park – 2 PM. This easy hike follows a one mile long trail. Please bring water and wear appropriate clothing suitable for the weather conditions including warm, waterproof footwear. Please RSVP via the Herrington Manor office and call the Duty Ranger phone to check for any cancellations on the day of the hikes. Office phone: 201-334-9180 / Duty Ranger Phone: 240-321-5966. The hike will be on the yellow trail and guide you past some of our historic landmarks and areas such as the dam of Herrington Lake. The hike will finish at the lake house, where refreshments will be provided and a fire to warm up by.
New Germany State Park – 3 PM. Meet at New Germany Lake House. Easy hike for family but not stroller friendly (2 miles long). Participants are asked to wear clothes and shoes appropriate for the weather (rain, snow or shine) and bring water for drinking. Call 301-895-5453 to RSVP. During the easy winter hike, a ranger will talk about the history of New Germany as a 19th Century industrial community, a Civilian Conservation Corps camp and a state park. The hike will conclude with a warm fire and hot cocoa at the Lake House. Dogs on a leash are welcome.
Sang Run State Park – 10 AM. Meet at Friends Store at Sang Run State Park. Moderate difficulty, but will increase in difficulty with the presence of snow and cold weather. Hike is approximately 2 miles and 2 hours long. Please bring water for the hike and a reusable cup for the hot coca at the end of the hike. depending on the weather, the hike may require snow boots and clothing to stay warm in cold and windy conditions. Great place for snowshoeing if enough snow has fallen. RSVP to 301-387-5563 or email@example.com. Join us for the first First Day Hike at one of Maryland’s newest state parks – Sang Run State Park. This hike will provide perimeter views of the park’s open meadows as well as the rolling mountains of Western Maryland in the background. Dogs are welcome on the hike and must remain on a leash at all times. While typically a fairly easy family hike, the presence of wind or snow could make the uphill sections of the hike challenging. Wind down afterwards at the historic Friends store with hot chocolate around the fire and explore the store’s rich past through displays and photographs.
Swallow Falls State Park: First Day Canyon Hike – 10 AM. Meet at Swallow Falls State Park Pavilion. Moderate hike along 1.25 miles. Please bring water and appropriate shoes and clothes. RSVP via the Herrington Manor office and call the Duty Ranger phone to check for any cancellations on the day of the hike. Office Phone: 301-334-9180; Duty Ranger Phone:
240-321-5966. Start the year out right with Maryland’s tallest free falling waterfall. Join park staff on a hike around Swallow Falls State Park’s canyon trail to enjoy the old growth hemlocks and 4 scenic waterfalls. Dogs are welcome, but the trail is not stroller friendly. Depending on the weather conditions, the trail may be icy so wear appropriate footwear and attire. Please RSVP in advance in case the hike needs to be cancelled due to weather extremes.
Thursday & Friday, January 2 & 3
West Virginia Watercolor Society All Member Exhibition — ArtSpring Gallery @ Cottrill’s Opera House, Front Street, Thomas, WV. 11 AM to 5 PM. This is the last weekend to browse the nearly 50 original watercolor paintings created by artists from all over Wild, Wonderful West Virginia. www.artspringwv.com for more information.
Friday, January 3
Honoring Our Heroes — Wisp Resort, all day. Wisp Resort offers deeply discounted rates for those serving our country and veterans. Today complimentary 1-day extended day lift tickets will be given to military, fire, police and rescue personnel (EMS). Must present a valid service ID. No refunds, returns, extensions or return vouchers given on complimentary lift tickets. Immediate family members of Heroes are eligible for a $24 1-day extended day lift ticket, $24 sport ski or snowboard rental, ½ price group lessons and BOGO Mountain Park products. Discounted room rates available as well. Visit www.wispresort.com for details.
Saturday, January 4
Mt. Fresh Winter Farmers Market — Community Action Building Conference Room, 11 AM. Join us for the 2019-20 Winter Farmers Markets! We’ll have fresh produce, winter storage veggies, baked goods, meats, eggs, jams & jellies, baked goods, crafts, and more!
Adult Crafternoon: Snowflake Making — Ruth Enlow Library of Garrett County, Oakland Branch, 1 – 2 PM. Did you know that crafting is a great stress relief? Join us each month as we offer a different craft for you to enjoy. All materials are provided. In January you will learn how to make the 3D Snowflakes that have been decorating the library! Registration is required, visit www.relib.librarymarket.com/node/719.
Monday, December 30
Honi-Honi: Shallow 9, 8
Tuesday, December 31
Black Bear: Byron Six Cooper, 6; Roaring 20’s NYE Party, 9
Honi-Honi: New Year’s Eve Party with Surrender Dorothy, 8:30
Long Branch Saloon: Roaring 20’s Gala, 8 PM
The Manor Steakhouse: Pat O’Brennan & Barry Dalton, 8 – 11:30
Wisp Resort: New Years Eve Bash with DJ Connor Norman
Friday, January 3
Black Bear: TBA
Honi-Honi: Matt Tichon, 8
Saturday, January 4
Black Bear: Jason Shaw, 6; Ladies Night w/ DJ Thoro, 10
Honi-Honi: 80’s Enough, 8