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Today will be rain, mainly after 11am. High near 44 and a low around 22. Tonight will be rain and snow likely before 11pm, then a slight chance of snow between 11pm and 2am. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

I couldn’t attend, but if the overflow parking at Saturday’s Gun and Cash Bash at the Deep Creek Volunteer Fire Department was any indication, they had a great showing and a great time. If you attended, I hope you won something.

Ashley Bodkins from the University of Maryland Extension office will be at the Kitzmiller branch of the Ruth Enlow Library from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm this evening to present a demonstration on Plants for Sun and Shade. Registration is required but it is free and open to all.

Mary Callis of Garrett Lakes Arts Festival just reminded us that Tuesday is the cutoff to purchase tickets for GLAF’s “A Night on Broadway” concert fundraiser this coming Saturday, March 30th. They have some great music, food, drink and other activities planned.  Sarah and I and our respective spouses will be attending, as Deep Creek Times is a sponsor, and we hope to see you there. Here’s a link to more information and for ticket purchases. Looking forward to it.

The Garrett County Steps to Better Health Committee (STEPS) is offering three scholarships to Garrett County residents who are pursuing a career in a healthcare field. The three $500 scholarships will be awarded to two 2019 Garrett County graduating high school or home school students living in Garrett County, and one non-traditional student enrolled at Garrett College. Good luck, and thanks STEPS!

Speaking of health-related topics, The American Red Cross is in URGENT NEED of blood, especially those with types O negative, A negative and B negative. In response, the Garrett County Health Department has scheduled its next blood drive for Friday, April 19th, from 12:00 pm – 5:30 pm in their first floor conference room. To schedule an appointment please download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App on your smart phone, call Venessa at 301.334.7730 or 301.895.3111, or visit Walk-ins are also welcome.

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) – Garrett Branch is celebrating its 70th(+3) anniversary to celebrate its history in Garrett County.  AAUW-Garrett Branch will be hosting an anniversary dinner on April 12th at Ace’s Run Restaurant & Pub.  Advanced registration with AAUW is required. Those who have been members of AAUW at any time or who wish to celebrate a mother or grandmother who was active in AAUW are invited to attend the anniversary dinner, as is anyone from the general public.  Tickets for the dinner are $30/person, and reservations must be made by April 1st. To register for the anniversary dinner and/or learn more about becoming a member of AAUW-Garrett Branch, please call Judy A. Carbone, Branch President, at 301.616.5036.

I am working on a new cover story on Deep Creek-area non-profits for our April edition.  Please feel free to send me any suggestions for local non-profits you would like me to include in this brief cover piece. I am curious as to what I hear back and will do my best to mention all.  In the meantime, please check out this month’s Cover Story on our collaboration partner Lisa Cole and her Wildfulness podcast.  She is a talented story teller and her edutainment channel covers some interesting topics that will resonate with all interested in our mountain Maryland history, people and lifestyle.

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Big Smiles Snowboarding from Instapamd in Deep Creek Lake, MD at Wisp Resort