The weather for today will be chance of rain, highs in the low 60s; winds gusting to 25mph. Saturday is rain likely and 54 degrees while Sunday looks like chance of rain and 62 degrees.

There’s an Advanced Weaving Class this Friday, Saturday and Sunday where previous students of Ann Jones can take their knowledge to the next level with an intro to reading and planning drafts that you will then weave. Various projects and materials with lots of handouts. There is a fee and we don’t know the times, so act early Friday if you are interested.

The Swanton Community Center is holding an All You Can Eat Buckwheat Cake Dinner this Saturday, Nov 4th. It will be the last one until 2018!

Party with the Oakland Walmart on Saturday from 1-4 p.m. at the “Toys that Rock” event. Take your kids to play with top toys and take selfies with Santa. FREE.

November is Native American Heritage month and the Deep Creek lake Discovery Center is celebrating with some great programs this weekend. The Discovery Center is open every Friday – Sunday 10:00am – 4:00pm this month.

Smoke N Mirrors Gallery and Studio in Oakland is hosting dream interpreter Rose Gordy this Saturday at their free Dream Workshop from 2:00pm – 4:00pm.

Maryland’s craft beer industry had an overall economic impact of $637.6 million and supported or created 6,541 jobs in 2016. This is according to an economic impact study conducted by the Bureau of Revenue Estimates that was released during the Reform on Tap Task Force meeting held Wednesday, Oct. 25.

As I write this there are a whole lot of very talented Civic Club of Oakland ladies in my basement hand crafting their entry tree for November’s Festival of Trees. It always takes a lot of effort, but the outcome is magnificent and the cause is a great one – the Dove center.

A skunk in the northern end of Garrett County recently tested positively for rabies. There was an altercation between the skunk and a domesticated duck. Persons with questions should call the Garrett County Environmental Services at (301)-334-7760.

This month’s Chamber Business After Hours will be held at First United Bank in Oakland on November 9th, from 5:30pm – 7:30pm.

Oh my! A Night of Mayhem, Mystery and Murder will be held at Dutch’s to benefit HART for Animals on November 14th, from 6:00pm – 9:00pm. Cost is $65. Call 301.387.7729 for reservations.

Deep Creek Lake, the Wisp and I68 were “inventions” that shaped our County, its economy and people. Fast Company magazine lists the following top five inventions that shaped the workplace: Otis Elevator (1858), Five-day workweek (1908), Rolodex (1966), Casual Fridays (1966) and finally, the Cubicle (1968) … (from their September issue)