Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site, 110 Federal Park Road, Gallitzin, 886-6150
Van Tour of Historic Portage Railroad, 1 p.m. Saturday. Meet at Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site Visitor Center. Reservations are required.
Blue Knob State Park, 124 Park Road, Imler, 276-3576
Mammals, 7 p.m., Friday, Buck Hill Amphitheater. Learn about some of the common and uncommon mammals of our area.
Birds, 7 p.m. Saturday, Buck Hill Amphitheater. Learn about the amazing birds of our area.
Johnstown Flood National Memorial, St. Michael, 495-4643
"Journey Around Lake Conemaugh" van tour. Meet at the visitor center to join a ranger-guided van tour of the Johnstown Flood National Memorial, including the Clubhouse of the South Fork Fishing and Hunting Club and the ruins of the South Fork Dam. The one-hour tours start at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. daily. The tour is free with $4 park admission.
Voices of the Clubhouse: In-Depth Tour and Discussion, 2 p.m. Saturday, South Fork Fishing & Hunting Club Clubhouse Building. Reservations are required.
Prince Gallitzin State Park, 966 Marina Road, Patton, 674-1000
DiscoverE: Beautiful Butterflies!, 9:30 to 11 a.m. Thursday. Meet at the pavilion at Pickerel Pond. This event is for preschool children ages 4-5. Registration is requested.
Nature Photography Scavenger Hunt, 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday. Meet at the amphitheater. A limited number of cameras are available for the program or bring your own.
Ranger Rick Geocache Challenge, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Meet at the amphitheater. A limited number of park GPS units will be available for use on a first-come basis. Wear comfortable walking shoes and take plenty of water.
Murder Mystery, 7 p.m. Saturday. Meet at the amphitheater.
Library at the Lake, 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Meet at the small pavilion near the campground office. This week's topic is vultures. This event is for children ages 4-12 and they must be accompanied by an adult.
Nature at the Pond, noon to 2 p.m., nature table at Pickerel Pond. This week's theme is "Aliens Among Us."
Park programs will be published on Page D2 Wednesdays and will include information from that day until the next Tuesday. State parks and recreation areas that wish to be included should fax their programs to 946-7540 or email firstname.lastname@example.org by the third Friday of the previous month.