The weather for today will be mostly sunny but colder with temperatures staying in the 30s. Saturday and Sunday have identical forecasts at this point: mostly sunny with a low of 29/30 degrees and a high of 44 degrees.

Moonshadow is presenting the Fly Birds Friday evening and the Glenn Strother Project Saturday evening.

First United Bank & Trust are proud sponsors of the 2017 Christmas Charity Tour of Homes on Friday and Saturday. The proceeds from this tour will be donated to the local charity – Samantha’s Funding the Arts – a non-profit organization that helps keep the ARTS alive in our schools and our community in Garrett County.

Spruce Forest is presenting the 32nd Annual Christmas in the Village, Friday from 4:00 – 8:00 pm and Saturday from noon until 8:00pm. Come enjoy live music in the Village Church, and activities throughout the Village buildings, and luminaries throughout the Village and over the Casselman River Bridge.

The Little Crossings Holiday Market will also take place all weekend, hosting over a dozen local vendors and artisans Friday 4-8 pm, Saturday 12-8 pm, and Sunday 10 am-4 pm.

If you are thinking about getting your Christmas tree this weekend take note: It will likely be harder to find Christmas trees this year and prices may be up 5% – 10%, according to the National Christmas Tree Association. It takes 8 – 10 years for a tree planted to mature and be ready for sale. Less trees were planted at the beginning of the great recession, hence the shortage.

On the topic of Christmas Trees: Woodlake Tree Farm was the pick-up site for the annual Trees for Troops program in Maryland on November 27th. More than 50 Garrett County-grown Christmas trees were transported – courtesy of FedEx Corporation – to Fort Bragg, North Carolina for Trees for Troops weekend, Dec. 1-3.

Don’t forget the Christmas Market at our Town Theater on Saturday from 9:00am – 3:00pm. There’s also other activities going on in Downtown Oakland over the weekend.

Thank you to Michelle Ross for sharing the video clip below of the light display outside of the Oakland Armory designed by CHIPS Network’s Paul Browning. The LED tree syncs up to a local radio station to put on a dazzling light and sound display.

Also, Monday through Friday evening is the Joy of Christ celebration held each night beginning at 6:3pm at the Armory.