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Contact: Geoff Suiter, 301-767-3714Potomac, MD –Come drive away the winter blues and celebrate 100 years of the National Park Service by getting some fresh air and learning about history and nature in your own backyard. The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park will be offering a variety of talks and presentations by park rangers and volunteers at the Great Falls Tavern Visitor Center in the remaining weeks of winter. All programs will meet in the Visitor Center (11710 MacArthur Boulevard, Potomac, MD 20854) at 2:00 pm on Saturdays and Sundays in February and March. Although the starting location of all programs will be the same, the topics and type of programs will vary: your guides may cover lesser-known aspects of canal history, the flora and fauna of the Potomac Gorge, or the rich geology of the region right under our feet. Some February programs will uncover the history of African Americans on the canal and some March programs will feature the lives of women who lived and worked on the canal. Programs will be primarily indoors, but others may venture outside for a brief hike, weather permitting. All programs are free of charge, although there are fees to enter the park, currently $10 per vehicle for a single visit unless a passenger has an applicable park pass. Call ahead for details at (301) 767-3714 (press "0" to reach a live person, Wed.-Sun., 9:00 a.m - 4:30 p.m.) For more information on the C&O Canal's programs, please visit www.nps.gov/choh.