On Dec. 9, from 2 – 6 p.m., relax at the Westmoreland Winter Open House and listen to music by the fire with cookies and hot cider. Enjoy holiday stories told by park staff, holiday crafts and programs for kids. If you’re up for a hike, walk from Murphy Hall down Big Meadows Trail to Fossil Beach to hunt for shark’s teeth and 8-million-year-old fossils. Parking is free for those visiting the gift shop and Open House. Get 20 percent off items in the gift shop on this day. Westmoreland State Park is at 145 Cliff Rd. in Montross.