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  • 4/12: Life in a Cave - Deep Creek Lake State Park
    It's time to explore! Put on your head lamp and take a self guided trip to the Discovery Center's cave to search for cave dwelling creatures. This event is FREE! Call 301-387-7067 for details.

  • 4/12 & 4/13 : 1st Virginia - Fort Frederick State Park
    Join the recreated 1st Virginia as they garrison the fort and demonstrate the life of Continental soldiers during the American War of Independence. Entry fee applies, $3 per car in state $5 per car out of state. Call 301-842-2155 if you have questions.

  • 4/13 : Fishing Workshop - Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary and Visitor's Center
    Want to learn to fish? Have kids that would like to learn? This workshop is for you! Join a naturalist as we learn the basics of fresh water/non-tidal fishing. Children under 16 do not need a license; however, if you are older than 16 you will need to purchase a non-tidal fishing license before attending this program. Fishing rods are available to borrow, or you may bring your own. To register for this program call 301-888-1377 or e-mail

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