Mostly sunny today and for the weekend; highs in the mid to upper 60s and may even reach 70 on Sunday.

Blueberry Jam is appearing at the Moonshadow this evening.

The Arthurdale Heritage Craft Show and Fall festival is this Saturday. Arthurdale is a historic village built as part of the New Deal program and was a pet project of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt.

The Discovery Center at Deep Creek Lake State Park has four interesting and fun events scheduled for this weekend.

Spots are still available for a free composting workshop offered at Rocky Gap State Park from 1-4pm this Saturday, 10/21, at the Hawk’s Nest concession building in the Day Use Area. Contact Ranger Sarah Milbourne at[email protected] to reserve your spot.

There’s a feather carving workshop on Saturday at the Spruce Forest Artisan Village with artist Gary Yoder. Students will work to create a Ruby Throated Hummingbird tail feather. The fee for the session is $100, including all materials. Call 301.268.4318 to register.

JG’s Pub is hosting their Oktoberfest Celebration and German buffet on Saturday starting at 4:00pm.

Deep Creek Pottery says “Come in and do a mosaic project or paint a piece of pottery just in time for Halloween!!” This Sunday, October 22nd from 1:00pm-4:00pm. A fun activity for kids and grown-ups!

There were two recent “anniversaries” of events that impacted us all in Garrett County: Wednesday marked the 45th anniversary of passage of the U.S. Clean Water Act. This major legislation was created to protect and restore our nation’s waterways from pollution and decline. Also, yesterday was the 30th anniversary of the Black Monday stock market crash, now a distant memory.

large record collection and a substantial wooden table were just added for sale in our marketplace.

Congratulations to Megan Fitzwater, the winner of the Civic Club of Oakland’s Antique Show raffle prize of $1,000.

State health officials announced Thursday they’ve confirmed the first three cases of seasonal flu of the 2017-18 flu season. The laboratory-confirmed cases were diagnosed in three Baltimore-area adults. One was briefly hospitalized. The flu strain in all three cases was type A (H3).

Here’s something different: Backbone Tavern is hosting Art Music Fusion with Nathan Shaffer and Rob Lightner on Wednesday evening, October 25th starting at 6:00pm. The $45 fee includes wine, painting supplies and live acoustic music.

The Cornucopia Cafe is collecting Box Tops on behalf of Grantsville Elementary School. Also, they recently organized a highly successful donation drive for “It’s in the Bag”; a weekend and holiday take-home food program for at-risk elementary school children. With the generous support of their patrons, The Cornucopia Cafe donated over $3,000. The owners of Cornicopia Cafe present the donation check to Mary Jane Fike and Reverend Chip Lee of “It’s in the Bag.