Park programs

Allegheny Portage

Railroad National

Historic Site, 110

Federal Park Road,

Gallitzin, 886-6150

Daily summer activities, 10 a.m. to noon and 2 to 4 p.m. through Sept. 25, various locations around Engine House No. 6 Exhibit Shelter. Activities include stone-cutting, log-hewing, farm-to-factory, rope-making and more. Viewing activities are included with park admission.

Prince Gallitzin State Park, 966 Marina Road, Patton, 674-1000

Meet the Planets, 7 p.m. Friday, meet at Headache Hill. Learn interesting facts about each of the eight planets in our solar system. Take a blanket or folding chair for seating.

Sky Watch, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, meet at Headache Hill. A park naturalist will be on hand to point out various constellations and other items of interest in a nighttime view of the heavens. Take binoculars and a chair or blanket for seating. In case of cloudy or inclement weather, the program will be canceled.

Monarch Mystery, 3 p.m. Saturday, meet at the bottom of Headache Hill to search for monarch butterflies and their caterpillars. Please wear long pants and closed-toed shoes for this off-trail walk in the fields.

Diary of a Pioneer Woman, 6 p.m. Saturday, amphitheater. Find out what life was like when Father Gallitzin first arrived in the Allegheny Mountains of Pennsylvania.

Family DiscoverE: Spider Search, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, meet at the small pavilion between the campground office and the amphitheater. This outdoor adventure searching for spiders is for children ages 4-12 and their families. Please wear sturdy shoes and clothes that can get dirty.

Nature at the Pond, 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, nature table at Pickerel Pond. Identify some trees by their leaves, count rings to age a tree and make a leaf rubbing to take home.

Good Morning Paddle, 9 to 10:30 a.m. Monday, meet at Killbuck Boat Launch. Participants must be at least 12 years old and everyone must wear a life jacket. Some kayaks are available to borrow or bring your own. Pre-registration is required by Thursday.

Aquatic Invaders Info Station, 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, information table at Killbuck Boat Launch. Learn about real-life lake monsters and what we can all do to stop them in their tracks.

Shawnee State Park, 132 State Park Road, Schellsburg, 733-4218

Owls, 7 p.m. Sunday, amphitheater. Presentation by staff of Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center.

Park programs

Allegheny Portage

Railroad National

Historic Site, 110

Federal Park Road,

Gallitzin, 886-6150

Daily summer activities, 10 a.m. to noon and 2 to 4 p.m. through Sept. 25, various locations around Engine House No. 6 Exhibit Shelter. Viewing activities are included with park admission.

Heritage Hike of the HIstoric 6 to 10 Trail, 11 a.m. Sunday, meet the visitor center. This free tour will last approximately five hours and is over moderately uneven terrain. Wear good walking or hiking shoes, dress for the weather and take water and a snack. Reservations are required.

Johnstown Flood

National Memorial,

St. Michael, 495-4643

“Path of the Flood,” Van Tour, 1 p.m. Saturday, meet at the visitor center. This tour traces the path of the Great Johnstown Flood of 1889 with a concluding stop at Grandview Cemetery. Space is limited and reservations are required.

Evening on the Lake: Judge John W. Kephart’s Connection to the South Fork Fishing and Hunting Club, 7 p.m. Saturday, auditorium. This presentation includes previously unseen club records and new evidence as to the ownership of the cottages on the grounds.

Prince Gallitzin State Park, 966 Marina Road, Patton, 674-1000

Good Morning Paddle, 9 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, meet at Beaverdam Boat Launch. Some park kayaks are available to borrow or take your own. Participants must be at least 12 years old and everyone must wear a life jacket. Pre-registration is required.

Sunset Paddle, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, meet at Killbuck Boat Launch. Some park kayaks are available to borrow or you may take your own. Participants must be at least 12 years of age and everyone must wear a life jacket. Pre-registration is required.

Morning Nature Walk, 10 a.m. Saturday, meet at Muskrat Beach No. 3 parking lot. This walk on Turkey Ridge Trail is approximately 1.5 miles long and covers some moderately difficult terrain. Wear sturdy shoes and take drinking water.

Nature Storytime, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, meet at the small pavilion between the campground office and the amphitheater. Children will enjoy a fun nature story and craft and must be accompanied by an adult.

A Walk in the Park, 9 a.m. Wednesday, meet at the Bater Patch Trailhead parking lot. This walk down Old Glendale Road Trail is approximately 3 miles round-trip and covers mostly gentle terrain. Wear sturdy shoes and take water.

Shawnee State Park, 132 State Park Road, Schellsburg, 733-4218

Light in the Forest (a classic of post-French and Indian War), 7 p.m. Sunday, Historic & Interpretive Center, free.

Lower Trail, Grannas Station Visitor Center, Lower Piney Creek Road, Gannister,

652-9268

Birding by Ear, 2 p.m. Sunday, visitor center. Learn about using bird songs to identify birds not seen with Prince Gallitzin State Park Naturalist Beth Garner.

Park programs

Allegheny Portage

Railroad National

Historic Site, 110

Federal Park Road,

Gallitzin, 886-6150

Daily summer activities, 10 a.m. to noon and 2 to 4 p.m. through Sept. 25, various locations around Engine House No. 6 Exhibit Shelter. Activities include stone-cutting, log-hewing, farm-to-factory, rope-

making and more. Viewing activities are included with park admission.

Van Tour of Historic Allegheny Portage Railroad, 1 p.m. Saturday, meet at visitor center. This tour follows the entire route of the Portage Railroad from the canal basin in Hollidaysburg to the canal basin in Johnstown. The tour is free and reservations are required.

Evening on the Summit: Photographic History of Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site and Johnstown Flood National Memorial, 8 p.m. Saturday, amphitheater, free.

Ranger-Guided Bike Trip on the West Penn Trail, 2 p.m. Sunday, meet at Newport Road Trailhead, Blairsville. This is a free, 8-mile round trip tour of the Main Line Canal. The tour lasts approximately 2 1/2 hours and will be held rain or shine. Take your own bike, water and a snack and dress appropriately for the weather.

Prince Gallitzin State Park, 966 Marina Road, Patton, 674-1000

DiscoverE Hide-n-Seekers: Super Spiders!, 9:30 to 11 a.m. Thursday, meet at the pavilion at Pickerel Pond. This program is for children ages 4-5 and includes a story, craft and fun outdoor activities. Please dress for the weather and wear clothes and shoes that can get dirty. Registration is requested.

Backpack Adventures, 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, small pavilion between the campground office and the amphitheater. Nature adventure backpacks will be loaned out on a first-come, first- serve basis with a valid ID. Themes include trees, birds, pre-K play, water wonders and more.

Evening Hike, 7 p.m. Friday, meet at the Point Trailhead parking lot. Learn about some of the wildlife who prefer the magic hour of sundown on this peaceful evening 1-mile walk in the woods.

Survival Series: Finding Your Way, 2 p.m. Saturday, Pickerel Pond. This is a beginner’s class for ages 12 and up to learn the basics of using GPS, maps and a compass. Please wear sturdy shoes and take drinking water.

The Buzz About Bees, 6 p.m. Saturday, amphitheater. Learn about the important job bees do and how they are specially adapted to do it in this presentation by local beekeepers Anne and Bernie Svidergol.

Family DiscoverE: A Rottin’ Adventure, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, meet at the small pavilion between the campground office and the amphitheater. Children ages 4-12 and their families can explore the life of dead trees on this fun, outdoor adventure. Please wear sturdy shoes and clothes that can get dirty.

Nature at the Pond, 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, nature table at Pickerel Pond. Get the scoop on animal poop!

Shawnee State Park, 132 State Park Road, Schellsburg, 733-4218

Geologic Journey Back in Time, 7 p.m. Sunday, Historic & Interpretive Center, free.

Park programs will be published in the Mirror on Wednesdays. State and national parks and recreation areas that wish to be included should email programs to community

@altoonamirror.com or fax their programs to 946-7540 by the third Friday of the month prior to the programs.

Park programs

Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site, 110 Federal Park Road, Gallitzin, 886-6150

Daily summer activities, 10 a.m. to noon and 2 to 4 p.m. through Sept. 25, various locations around Engine House No. 6 Exhibit Shelter. Activities include stone-cutting, log-hewing, farm-to-factory, rope-making and more. Viewing activities are included with park admission.

The Michael O’Brian Band Concert, 8 p.m. Saturday, amphitheater. $2 per person charge for this event. The concert will be moved indoors in the event of rain.

Johnstown Flood National Memorial, St. Michael, 495-4643

“Path of the Flood” Van Tour, 1 p.m. Saturday, meet at the visitor center. Space is limited to 12 participants and reservations are required. Tour is included with park admission.

Prince Gallitzin State Park, 966 Marina Road, Patton, 674-1000

DiscoverE Hide-n-Seekers: Flowers & Seeds, 9:30 to 11 a.m. Thursday, meet at the pavilion at Pickerel Pond. This program for children ages 4-5 includes a story, craft and fun outdoor activities. Please dress for the weather and wear clothes and shoes than can get dirty. Reservations requested.

Intro to the Night Sky, 7:30 p.m. Friday, amphitheater. Discover interesting facts and stories about the planets in our solar system, our moon, constellations and more.

Sky Watch, 9 to 11 p.m. Friday, meet at Headache Hill. Take binoculars and a blanket or chair for seating. Program will be canceled in the event of cloudy or inclement weather.

Family DiscoverE: Animals of the Night, 7 p.m. Saturday, amphitheater. This program is for children ages 4-12 and their families to learn about creatures of the night on a fun nature walk. Please wear sturdy shoes.

Sunday Stroll: Meeting Trees, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, meet at the small pavilion between the campground office and the amphitheater. This gentle walk is suitable for all ages. Wear sturdy shoes and take drinking water.

Aquatic Invaders Info Station, 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, information table at Prince Gallitzin Marina. Learn about real-life lake monsters.

Shawnee State Park, 132 State Park Road, Schellsburg, 733-4218

Biomimicry, Innovations Inspired by Nature, 7 p.m. Sunday, Historic & Interpretive Center. Free and open to the public.

Lower Trail, Grannas Station Visitor Center, Lower Piney Creek Road, Gannister, 652-9268

Sketching the World Around You, 2 p.m. Sunday, visitor center. Presented by Dr. John and Arlene Lennox.

Park programs

Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site, 110 Federal Park Road, Gallitzin, 886-6150

Daily summer activities, 10 a.m. to noon and 2 to 4 p.m. through Sept. 25, various locations around Engine House No. 6 Exhibit Shelter. Activities include stone-cutting, log-hewing, farm-to-factory, rope-making and more. Viewing activities are included with park admission.

Prince Gallitzin State Park, 966 Marina Road, Patton, 674-1000

Backpack Adventures, 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, small pavilion between the campground office and the amphitheater. Themed nature adventure backpacks will be loaned out on a first-come, first-serve basis with a valid ID. Themes include trees, birds, pre-K play, water wonders and more.

Survival Series: Packing Hacks, 10 a.m. Saturday, small pavilion between the campground office and the amphitheater. Learn what to pack for a day trip and ways to start an emergency fire.

Survival Series: Reading Signs, 1 p.m. Saturday, small pavilion between the small campground and the amphitheater. Learn some common animal signs and what these signs can tell us about our animal neighbors.

Shawnee State Park,

132 State Park Road, Schellsburg, 733-4218

Night Sky & Perseid’s Meteor Shower Extravaganza, 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Historic & Interpretive Center. Participants will make star charts followed by star gazers. Free and open to the public.

Park programs will be published in the Mirror on Wednesdays. State and national parks and recreation areas that wish to be included should email programs to community

@altoonamirror.com or fax their programs to 946-7540 by the third Friday of the month prior to the programs.