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The weather for today is scattered snow showers before 1pm, then scattered flurries between 1pm and 3pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 20 (wind chills as low as -1). Breezy, with a west wind 16 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 37 mph. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible. Tonight will be partly cloudy, with a low around 9 (wind chill as low as -5) . Saturday will be mostly cloudy with a slight chance of snow showers: a high near 24 (wind chill as low as -3)  a low around 20. Sunday will be mostly cloudy with a chance of snow showers: High near 32; low around 17.

The Southern High School Boys Basketball team is home versus Allegany High School Friday evening starting at 6:00.

Kelly Lynott is playing at Black Bear Tavern Friday evening from 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm.  Also on Friday evening, Jason McDonald and Jimmy Nash will be playing together for the first time at Moonshadow from 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm.

Here’s the Maryland Department of Tourism’s Newsletter that came out yesterday.  It includes some nice winter activities in Western Maryland including at Wisp.

Thank you to Paul Heller for sharing this photo from the other night — he says it is through a window with his Google Pixel phone on “Night Mode”; he didn’t even realize the deer was there until looking at the photo! You can even see stars in this one if you look closely…

Paul Heller Night Mode at Deep Creek Lake, MD

Thinking of becoming a lifeguard? Need to get your recertification? Check out the upcoming lifeguard classes at the CARC, including one on the 26th starting at 9:00 am. Register over the phone at 301.387.3786 or online. Got questions? Ask their Aquatics Coordinator at rebekah.stuckey@garrettcollege.edu or 301.387.3788.

As usual, there’s a lot of other events this weekend, including bingo, more live music, disc jockeys, and more. Check it all out on our Events pages here.

The Discovery Center at Deep Creek Lake State Park is open on weekends during the winter months.  Here’s a listing of their activities this weekend:

Friday January 25
All Day
– Hands on Science Room Open and Scavenger Hunts Available

Saturday January 26
11:00 a.m. Backyard Birding – Learn the birding basics from, overwintering birds, feeder types and basic ID. Approx 1 hour
1:00 p.m. Snowshoeing for Beginners – Learn the basics of snowshoeing and join the Naturalist for a trek around the Discovery Center. Snowshoes are provided. Free—please call for reservations. Will be a hike if no snow.

Sunday January 27
11:00 a.m. Snowflake Discovery – Join the Naturalist to learn about snowflakes! Make a snowflake craft and try to capture “snowflake prints” if weather permits.
2:00 p.m. Aviary Feeding – Join the team to learn some interesting facts, hear each bird’s story, and watch these amazing raptors eat.