Circumstances may cause events to be changed. Please confirm with the contacts listed. Please advise of any upcoming events that we have not included. Mail us or call 240-321-9925


Garrett County Agricultural Fair — July 28 – Aug 4, 2018 Deep Creek Art & Wine Festival — Sept. 7-8, 2018 Savageman Triathlon Festival — Sept.15-16, 2018 Autumn Glory Festival — October 10-14, 2018

See also State Parks and Entertainment Guide, for more events

Every Saturday

A Touch of Class Wine & Beer Tasting Tours
Departs and returns to Deep Creek Beverage, 12-4 $49 includes tastings and transportation Includes Visiting and Tasting at the following venues: Mountain State Brewing Company,Fireside Wine & Deli, Black Bear Wine and WordsDeep Creek Beverage.  Transportation is provided in 14 passenger Vans & limousines Minimum booking must be met, Personal pick ups may be available for an additional fee.  Call 301-501-5466 (LIMO) for a reservation.

Free Wine Tasting
McHenry Beverage Shoppe, 1-5 p.m. Join us for our weekly wine tasting free of charge. Each week will be a new experience hosted by professionals in the wine industry.

Every Wednesday

Wet & Wild Wednesdays
$7/swimmer, $25/family of 4 When the tubes go in the FUN begins!  Wild and Wet Wednesdays are held every week.  It’s a lazy river without the river.  Come enjoy floating away while listening to summer jams in our pool.  Rain or shine it’s always sunny and 70 at the CARC. 

Every 2nd Monday

Community Supper
The 2nd Monday of every month from 4:30 to 6:30 in the St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church Parish Hall. For any questions, please contact Patricia Hines at (301) 334-2202.

Saturday January 6

My Way Movie Day: Ferdinand Garrett 8 Cinemas, 9:30am Additional tickets $6.50 Garrett County Public Schools, Pre-school Partners for Success and Garrett 8 Cinemas have partnered together to bring you a sensory friendly movie. A sensory friendly movie means the sound will be turned down and the lights will only be dimmed. Doesn’t your child like to since and dance to the movie? We encourage it! Garrett County Schools will pay the admission price for 1 child with an IEP or IESP and 1 adult for the first 40 people registered. Additional tickets will be $6.50. Contact Tracy at 240-321-3160 or email [email protected] for reservations or more information. All You Can Eat Buckwheat Cakes Swanton Community Center, 4:00pm (301) 387-9191

Monday January 8

HABco Morning Mojo 1272 Friendsville Road, 7:30am-9:00am $10/per person HABco is OPPORTUNITY. We’ve had local real estate agents, marketers, photographers, non-profit directors, artists, small business owners, and community leaders come through the HABco door and significant connections have been made. We’re creating an opportunity for you to find like-minded friends and find others that inspire you…at MOJO! Agenda: •Coffee, conversation, fresh fruit and oatmeal •Group intros •Content sharing and takeaways •1-minute asks of the group and/or event notices •More coffee, conversation and then there’s the co-working! Space is limited, reserve your spot here:

Friday January 12

New Student Advising Day
All Day

Garrett College is holding a New Student Advising Day this Friday, January 12th. The Spring semester begins January 23rd and there is still room, and financial aid available, for new students. Contact the Admissions Office ASAP at 301.387.3044 for more information.

Saturday January 13

Snowdrifters Poker Run Honi-Honi; am

Our first (we hope for more!) Poker Run of the season is Saturday, January 13. Registration is $20 and begins at 10:30. Please sign up no later than quarter to 12. There will be 5 stops total, details announced closer to the date. The Garrett County Snowdrifters Snowmobile Club seeks to preserve and improve snowmobiling in our community so that future generations will be able to enjoy nature through snowmobiling as generations have done in the past. Our Club works toward improving trails, facilities, and services for rider…

Princess Meet & Greet River of Life Church, 304 N Toy Street, Terra Alta, WV 26764, 4:00pm-8:00pm It’s a royal celebration! Bring your favorite little princess to meet her favorite princess! Meet and get photos with each of our princesses and take home a dazzling treat bag.

Thursday January 18

New Year, Natural Solutions Deep Creek Marina, 5:30-7:30pm Free Do you want to learn about using essential oils and their benefits as a natural option for health and wellness? Using essential oils can be a safe, natural option to protect and maintain your and your family’s health. dōTERRA offers a large selection of natural wellness products for a customizable health and beauty routine. Join us for an informal class where we’ll: 1. Learn what essential oils are and how to use them safely and effectively. 2. Sample and experience the purity and potency of dōTERRA products. 3. Learn how dōTERRA is empowering families to maintain health in a natural way.

Garrett County Gives Back
Garrett County Community Aquatic and Recreation Complex at 695 Mosser Rd, McHenry, from 5 p.m.-8 p.m.

FREE Swim and $20 Food Vouchers!

A community-centric event, designed to address several of the health priorities indicated in the recent Garrett County Community Health Assessment and Community Health Improvement Plan development processes. The “Garrett County Gives Back” event is sponsored by the funds received from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in receipt of the 2017 Culture of Health Prize awarded to Garrett County for its collaborative work in addressing the social determinants of health through programs and systems developments such as 2-G, the Garrett County Planning Tool (, and integrated services designed to improve health indicators for Garrett County residents. This event is the collective design of numerous agencies, businesses, and organizations working cohesively to embrace the spirit of the Culture of Health Prize, and utilize awarded funds to assist vulnerable and at-risk populations identified in Garrett County during one of the most critical months for assuring positive health outcomes.

Saturday January 20

Winter Farmer’s Market
Mary Browning Senior Center, 104 Center Street, Oakland, MD, 11am-1pm

Monday January 22

Kitzmiller branch of the Ruth Enlow Library, 4:30-5:30pm
Geared for children of all ages interested in exploring a variety of activities that focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics.

Grantsville and Oakland, 6:00-7:00pm

Tuesday January 23

Headshots at HABco
HABco, 1272 Friendsville Road, 3pm-7pm

In collaboration with area photographer Melissa Gaglio of Farfalla Photography, HABco is offering a headshots event for just $25! Spend up to 10 minutes smiling for the camera and receive 5 digital images in return. You can also do some coworking before and after your headshot session AND Smiley’s Bar Grill and Fun Zone is donating pizza! Guys, THIS IS A STEAL! Drop in anytime between 3 and 7pm and you’ll be photographed in the order of arrival. Wear a top that reflects your personality and/or your business, and if you need a bathroom to change or check your makeup, we’ve got one! Pay in advance online before January 21st:

Saturday January 27 & Sunday January 28

Wisp Resort, 296 Marsh Hill Rd, McHenry, MD 21541, 9am – ?
The Subaru Winterfest team is traveling to Wisp Resort bringing music, giveaways, and free activities for people to enjoy. During the event, Stop by for a tasty treat and the latest news and happenings at Subaru Event starts at 9am Event & Schedule are weather permitting & subject to change.

Monday January 29

TED Talk Sreening and Discussion
Oakland Ruth Enlow Library, 6:00pm – 7:00pm

TECHNOLOGY – ENTERTAINMENT – DESIGN; Get smarter and expand your horizons with the top thinkers in the world. Contact us to let us know if you plan to attend. Bonnie Winters – 301-334-3996 x0117 or [email protected]

Wednesday February 7

Making Sense of It All: Thinking Clearly in the Information Age
Oakland Ruth Enlow Library, 6 – 7:30 p.m.

Presented by Director Thomas Vose, this talk will feature topics such as how our brains fail us, how to win an argument, pushing our buttons, and fake versus real. “If you are feeling swamped by the flood of information in this world of ours, this is the class for you,” said Vose. To sign up for this free event, contact Bonnie at 301-334-3996, ext. 0117 or [email protected]

During Lent

Fish Dinners
St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church
4:30 to 6:30 in the Parish Hall

Feb 16, Feb 23, March 2, March 9, March 16, March 23 (There is not a Fish Dinner on Good Friday.) For more information, please contact Patricia Hines at (301) 334-2202.

Saturday February 17 and Sunday February 18

Oakland’s Annual Winter Fest
Downtown Oakland

event hosts Master Ice Carver Bill Sandusky from Erie Ice Works, live carvings, ice sculptures, live music, games, crafts, vendors, food, shopping, museums, Extreme Power Sports and Marine display and MORE!