Park programs

Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site, Gallitzin, 886-6150

“A Day in the Life: Working on the Allegheny Portage Railroad,” 10 a.m. to noon and 2 to 4 p.m. through Sept. 29. Programs vary on a daily basis and may be moved indoors or canceled during inclement weather.

Heritage Hike: The Staple Bend Tunnel, 2 p.m. Sunday, meet at the Staple Bend Tunnel Trailhead at Mineral Point. This is a nearly 5-mile round trip walk. Please dress appropriately, wear sturdy shoes and take a flashlight, drinking water and a snack

Blue Knob State Park, Pavia, 276-3576

“Owls,” 7 p.m. Friday, Buck Hill Amphitheater. Learn why owls are such fascinating birds and find out how to dissect an owl pellet.

“Soap-making,” 7 p.m. Saturday, Buck Hill Amphi-

theater. Attendees will practice a variety of soap-making techniques and take home a finished bar soap to package with decorating tags and other natural materials.

“Turtles,” 10 a.m. Sunday, Buck Hill Amphitheater, learn about turtles and make a craft.

Fort Roberdeau Historic Site and Natural Area, 383 Fort Roberdeau Road, Altoona, 946-0048

Open for tours, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission fees: $5 adults, $4 seniors, $2 children under age 12.

Greenwood Furnace State Park, 15795 Greenwood Road, Huntingdon, 667-1800

Penn-Roosevelt Heritage Day, 3 p.m. Saturday, meet at the Greenwood Park office with your vehicle at 2 p.m. to drive to the Fireplace Picnic Area, 290 Crowfield Road, Harris Township.

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

“Tales of the Great Flood Ranger Talks,” 1:55 and 2:55 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10:55 a.m. and 2:55 p.m. Friday through Sunday through Sept. 29. Free event, no reservations required.

Journey Around Lake Conemaugh Van Tour, 1 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Sept. 29. Tours are free, but reservations are recommended. 886-6170

Path of the Flood Van Tour, 1 p.m. Saturday, meet at the visitor center. This tour is free, but limited to 12 people and reservations are required.

Shawnee State Park,

132 State Park Road, Schellsburg, 733-4218

“Primitive Skills: Fire-Making,” 7 p.m. Sunday, Historic & Interpretive Center, free presentation.

Whipple Dam State Park, 3746 Laurel Run Road, Petersburg, 667-1800

Music on the Beach: The Crooked Line, 7 p.m. Saturday, $5 donation is suggested.

State parks and recreation areas that wish to be included should fax their programs to 946-7540 or email community

@altoonamirror.com at least two weeks before the programs.