Friday December 17, Saturday December 18, Sunday December 19

The weather will be partly sunny in the morning, then mostly cloudy with rain likely in the afternoon—highs around 50 and a low of 39. West Winds of 5 to 10 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. Chance of rain 70%. On Saturday, there will be rain in the morning, then showers likely in the afternoon—highs in the upper 50s and a low of 27. South Winds of 5 to 10 mph, becoming southwest in the afternoon with gusts up to 25 mph. Chance of rain near 100%. Sunday will be partly sunny. Much cooler with highs in the lower 30s and a low of 21. Chance of rain is 75%.

There is no indication that the national Dec 17 social media threats have any credibility; however, Garrett County Public Schools and local law enforcement will continue to monitor social media and will actively investigate any specific threat in our community. The community is encouraged not to share these messages online but to report any such threats to local law enforcement.

The Mountain Lake Park Historical Association is officially a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Shout out to Lisa Jan for sharing this photo taken at the Deep Creek Lake State Park this week:

The American Red Cross, which provides 40% of the country’s blood, is facing historically low blood supply levels. Garrett County Health Department in Oakland will be having blood donations this Friday from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Donors are urged to schedule an appointment now by using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting, or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Catch Tim Vitullo at Sipside Lounge this Friday from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

Super Saturdays for Kids includes Crafts, Games, Music, Bible Lesson, and Lunch is taking place for children ages 4-12 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 NN. This event is being held by the Church of the Nazarene, located at 203 South 8th Street in Oakland.

The Oakland B&O Museum will be part of a Great Small Town Christmas this Saturday from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Children ages 4-9 are invited to come in their pajamas. They will take part in a craft, have cookies, get to see Santa, and get a treat bag.

Alpine Lake Resort’s Sunday Special is 12 wings (boneless or bone-in) and a pitcher of beer for just $22.00

Whooooo wants to know what owls eat? Come to the Discovery Center this Sunday and dissect owl pellets to find out!

All are invited to the Discovery Center this Sunday to learn about some of the fascinating and gentle reptile ambassadors.

MoonShadow’s entertainment calendar is FULL! This Friday, catch Scott Brooks at 7:00 PM, and Dirty Grass Players at 10:00 PM. On Saturday, catch Tim Vitullo at 6:00 PM, and Conor & The Wild Hunt at 8:00 PM.

See all of this weekend’s events here.