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Date: March 10, 2016

CATOCTIN MOUNTAIN PARK ANNOUNCES UPCOMING PROGRAMS

THURMONT, MD –The National Park Service celebrates its 100th birthday during 2016 and Catoctin Mountain Park will be offering a number of programs during this Centennial year. Additional events and programs will take place as well, so please check our website at www.nps.gov/cato for updates. Programs are offered at the national park or at other locations in conjunction with partners, such as the Frederick County Library system. There is no charge for any of the listed programs.

March 8 - National Park Service History

Location: Smithsburg, MD Public Library.Time: 7:00 p.m.Join in the celebration as "America's Best Idea" turns 100. The National Park Service was created in 1916 to protect some of America's greatest places. Learn about some of those special places and how the agency has grown during the past 100 years. Find out how you can join in the celebration and "Find Your Park". The program will include slides of some of the "crown jewels", and some of the lesser known parks. Please call the Smithsburg Library to sign up, 301-824-7722.

 March 13,19,20,26 - Orienteering Classes

Location:Catoctin Mountain Park Visitor Center.Time: 1:00 p.m.Learn to read a map and compass;then practice those skills outdoors on the park's orienteering course.Maps and compasses will be provided.This can be an individual, family, or small group activity.Pre-registration is required and space is limited.Call the Catoctin Mountain Park Visitor Center to sign up, 301-663-9388.

March 21 - National Park Service History

Location: Urbana Regional Library, MD.Time: 6:00 p.m. Since its establishment 100 years ago, the National Park Service has helped preserve and protect many of our remarkable historic and natural landmarks. Join Catoctin Mountain Park Ranger Peggie Gaul as she tells about the wide-ranging history of these parks and the act that created them. This program is courtesy of the 2016 National Park Service and Frederick County Library Partnership in celebration of the National Park Service Centennial.For additional information, contact Catoctin Mountain Park at 301-663-9388 or the Urbana Regional Library at 301-600-7000.

April 11 - National Park Service History

Location: Thurmont Regional Library, MD.Time: 6:00 p.m. Since its establishment 100 years ago, the National Park Service has helped preserve and protect many of our remarkable historic and natural landmarks. Join Catoctin Mountain Park Ranger Peggie Gaul as she tells about the wide-ranging history of these parks and the act that created them. This program is courtesy of the 2016 National Park Service and Frederick County Library Partnership in celebration of the National Park Service Centennial.For additional information, contact Catoctin Mountain Park at 301-663-9388 or the Thurmont Regional Library at 301-600-7200.

April 22 - "Find Your Story Time"

Location:.Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon (Preschoolers - Elementary)Children and their families can join a park ranger and a librarian for an easy walk followed by a few stories about nature in the park.Dress appropriately. This program is courtesy of the 2016 National Park Service and Frederick County Library Partnership in celebration of the National Park Service Centennial.For additional information, contact Catoctin Mountain Park at 301-663-9388 or the Thurmont Regional Library at 301-600-7200.

April 23 - Wildflower Walk

Location: Owens Creek Picnic Area, off Foxville-Deerfield Road, Thurmont, MD.Time: 11:00 a.m.Catoctin Mountain Park comes alive in the spring with wildflowers.See the beauty and enjoy a ranger's expert guidance.Check the park website for details, https://www.nps.gov/cato/index.htm, or call the Catoctin Mountain Park Visitor Center for details, 301-663-9388.

Location: Brunswick Branch Library, MD.Time: 6:30 p.m.Since its creation by Woodrow Wilson 100 years ago, the National Park Service has helped preserve and protect many of our remarkable historic and natural landmarks. Join former Catoctin Mountain Park Ranger Susan Burke as she tells about the wide-ranging history of these parks and the act that created them. This program is courtesy of the 2016 National Park Service and Frederick County Library Partnership in celebration of the National Park Service Centennial.For additional information, contact Catoctin Mountain Park at 301-663-9388 or the Brunswick Regional Library at 301-600-7250.

Location: Owens Creek Campground Amphitheater at Catoctin Mountain Park. Time: 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.Enjoy a campground program on a topic related to nature, history, or recreation.Check the park website, https://www.nps.gov/cato, or call the Catoctin Mountain Park Visitor Center for details, 301-663-9388.



Last updated: March 10, 2016

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