Nature Photography Day Weekend

The North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA) along with millions of photographers and photography lovers across the nation observe Nature Photography Day on June 15th. Please share your nature photos with us! Email us at 🙂

The weather today will be mostly sunny in the morning, then mostly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon–highs in the mid-80s. Except in the upper 70s at the higher elevations. West winds of around 5 to 10 mph. The chance of rain is 50%. Saturday will be sunny, with highs in the mid-70s and a low of 54. North winds of around 5 to 10 mph. The chance of rain is 45%. Sunday will be mostly sunny, with highs in the upper 70s and a low of 62.

The Garrett County Chamber of Commerce has released its 2023-2024 Annual Report, showcasing efforts to support local businesses and promote tourism.

The Oakland branch of the Ruth Enlow Library is raffling a Terrazzo Mosaic afghan, crocheted by Kathy Brungardt and donated by the Needlework Group. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5, available at the library. Proceeds support library programs, with the drawing on July 5, 2024.

During the June GCPS Board Meeting, new curricula were adopted for World History Grade 7 and HealthSmart K-5. Parents can opt out of certain health curriculum sections, and they will be notified in advance. The curricula were reviewed and feedback was gathered between the May and June meetings. Implementation will begin in the 2024-25 school year.

The Appalachian Laboratory of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) recently awarded the 2024 Appalachian Laboratory Inspiration Award to FIRST Robotics Competition Team 1629, Garrett Coalition (GaCo). Congratulations GaCo!

The Garrett County Board of Education is accepting RFPs for Building Automation Control services. The deadline is Wednesday, June 26, 2024, at 1:00 PM EDT. Check the linked article for details.

The Garrett County Open House by First United Bank & Trust is still ongoing! Visit First United Bank & Trust’s Garrett County Open House this weekend from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM at the Deep Creek Lake, Oakland, and Grantsville Community Offices. Enjoy local decision-making and competitive financing for your new home!

Donate Blood. Help Save Lives. The Garrett Health Department is hosting a blood drive today from 11:30 AM to 5:00 PM. If you’re an eligible type O, B-, or A- donor, consider making a Power Red donation to help more patients. Red blood cells are the most needed blood component.

The Deep Creek Farmers Market continues today with local fun, food, crafts, and music! Enjoy local produce, meats, eggs, honey, baked goods, flowers, prepared foods, artisan crafts, and more. Plus, don’t miss the LIVE MUSIC from Snaggy Mountain Slackards, performing from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM!

Paint an adorable bear on a live-edge wood plank with Deep Creek Pottery tonight! Skilled instructor Beth will guide participants through creating their one-of-a-kind bear.

Tonight, MoonShadow hosts its first-ever PRIDE event from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Attendees can enjoy karaoke, music, face painting, henna, psychic readings, tarot, bracelet making, and special drinks and desserts.

Tomorrow, Garrett County Pride, Inc. presents its first Pride Festival at Leo Martin Memorial Park in Mountain Lake Park, Garrett County, Maryland. This festival marks a significant moment in promoting visibility and support for the LGBTQIA+ community in Western Maryland.

Community Yard Sale at the Swanton Community Center starts Saturday at 8:00 AM. No setup before 7:15 AM. Selling is free; bring your own tables. Limited canopy space available. Enjoy chicken dinners at approximately 11:00 AM for $12.

The Mountain Laurel Garden Club’s annual plant sale is this Saturday from 9:00 AM until sold out at the gazebo in downtown Oakland. Rain or shine (no pets allowed), discover over 60 varieties of native plants, perennials, shrubs, herbs, succulents, and gently used garden tools—all from members’ gardens. Free admission!

Explore the Mountain Fresh Farmers Market every Saturday from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Mountain Fresh Pavilion in downtown Oakland. Discover fresh produce, artisan crafts, and delicious pies—a celebration of community and creativity!

Hospice of Garrett County’s 29th Annual Walk for Hospice takes place this Saturday at a new location in Grantsville. The event will include food, raffles, and a Celebration of Life with a butterfly release, rain or shine. Top fundraisers will win prizes, and anyone raising $50 or more will get a free event shirt.

Deep Creek Pottery offers a fun coil pot class every Saturday this summer! Suitable for all ages, create your unique coil pot and select your glaze to finish.

Landau Eugene Murphy Jr., winner of NBC TV’s “America’s Got Talent” season six, continues to captivate audiences a decade later with his incredible voice and showmanship. Backed by the dynamic Landau Big Band, his concerts feature swinging arrangements of Great American Songbook classics and Motown hits. Don’t miss your chance to meet Landau after every show for photos and to hear his inspiring rags-to-riches story. Catch him on Saturday at 7:30 PM at the Performing Arts Center at Garrett College.

Celebrate Father’s Day at The Greene Turtle (Deep Creek)! Dad gets a free shareable with the purchase of an entrée.

The Garrett County Historical Society will host a rededication for USCT 1Sgt. Edward Young’s grave marker at Oakland Cemetery at 6:00 PM, featuring the American Legion Honor Guard, Garrett Highland Pipes and Drums, Garrett Choral Society, and Poets, Pirates, and Scribes.

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