Friday September 7, Saturday September 8, Sunday September 9

When I stepped out at lunch yesterday it was hot, when I left work it was much cooler. Welcome to Garrett County weather I guess. This weekend’s weather will be mostly rain and much cooler. I hear we may be getting the remnants of Tropical Storm Gordon and could receive heavy rainfall and with the potential for localized flooding.

Friday — Mostly cloudy, with a high near 76 and a low around 60. A chance of showers and thunderstorms between this afternoon and then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 2pm. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Saturday — Cloudy, with a high near 64 and a low around 53. Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm; rain could be heavy at times; chance of precipitation is 60%.
Sunday — Showers. The rain could be heavy at times. High near 61 and a low around 57. East wind 14 to 16 mph.

The Science Room at the Discovery Center is open all day Friday for hands-on learning and scavenger hunts.

The Homeschooler Series meets today at the Oakland branch of the Ruth Enlow Library from 2:00pm – 3:00pm. The topic is “The Key to the Universe” with presenter Chuck Trautwein, mentor of the FIRST Robotics League Team 1629.

I am always impressed by the talented folks we have living here in Garrett County.  One such person is Ellen Ann Callahan, author of Plowed Over.  My wife just finished reading it and said it was great. Plus, it’s set in Garrett County. Give it a try if you like good fiction.

Have you taken a moment to check out the September photo gallery of reader submitted photos? Also, the photo below was selected as our featured photo of the month:

Photo by Bill Lewis

Why not consider the Pine Lodge Steakhouse 2018 Art, Beer & Wine Festival wine pairing dinner from 3:00pm – 11:00pm or the Ace’s Run wine pairing dinner from 6:30pm – 10:00pm Friday?  I think either would be a nice way to “get ready” for Saturday’s Festival at the Fair Grounds.

The 14th annual Art, Wine & Beer Festival is on Saturday from Noon until 6:00pm. Taste great wine, beer and food and also experience the wares of some really talented artists and artisans while also helping HART for Animals and Garrett Lakes Arts Festival (GLAF) raise funds.

If Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) are more your thing, consider attending the free and open to the public showing of the great movie Apollo 13 at the Garrett College auditorium at 1:00pm Saturday afternoon.  This event is part of the festivities surrounding the grand opening of the college’s new STEM building.  Houston, we have liftoff…

Singer, songwriter and 12 string guitarist Greg Short, hailing from northcentral West Virginia, will be appearing at Black Bear Tavern in McHenry Saturday at 6:00pm.

Butterflies are free! Help the naturalists tag monarch butterflies at the Discovery Center on Sunday from 11:00am – Noon to track them as they migrate to Mexico.

Sherry at the Dove Center asked us to mention that the 11th annual Festival of Trees will be here November 23rd and 24th at the fairgrounds. More to follow at a later date but put it on your calendar as it is always a great event with a great fundraising beneficiary in the Dove Center.

Is Deep Creek Lake kid-friendly? A reader Andrew sent us this video review:

And, last but not least, the People’s Choice Challenge voting ends tomorrow at 11:59pm! Get your last minute votes in for your favorite Deep Creek Lake area professionals, services, products and experiences!

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