The weather for today will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 41 and a low around 33.

Speaking of the weather, I noticed the Wisp has been taking advantage of the cooler weather and making snow on their slopes.  Their tube park, which is a lot of fun for us non-skiers, also looked covered and groomed yesterday evening. Yeah!

Garrett County has some great things going on all around for the holidays, but if you live downstate or are traveling there for the holidays, there’s a lot of things going on state-wide this month, some of which might be of interest to our readers.

In nearby Cumberland, the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad is hosting “WinterLand on the Western Maryland” train rides Friday’s, Saturday’s and Sunday’s through December 23rd.

The Hickory Environmental Center’s Open House is this afternoon from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm. Guests are welcome to tour the nature hall and see short demonstrations in the planetarium. There is no admission fee, and all are welcome.

Garrett 8 Cinemas is upgrading the seating in each of their theaters.

Like games? You can come out to Mountain State Brewing Company this evening at 6:30 for a free and fun game of Team Trivia! Team Trivia allows you and any amount of players on your team to compete and test your knowledge for some nice prizes. It’s free and they have great pizza and make their own beer.

The Community Development Network of Maryland is hosting Western Maryland Community Stakeholder Meetings on December 20th in Cumberland and Frederick. You can register for either session here.

The PACE Committee is excited to share that registration for the 43rd Annual Mountain Maryland PACE event held in Annapolis is now open! You’ll find all the details you need on their website.  By the way, PACE stands for Positive Attitudes Change Everything.  Isn’t that the truth!