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The weather for today will be mostly cloudy with a high of 55 and a low of 36 with a light wind; rain expected between 4pm – 10pm.

Give Blood! The Red Cross will be in McHenry today from 10:00am – 4:00pm collecting blood donations. Go to www.redcrossblood.org and type in Garrett College or call 1.800.Red.Cross to schedule an appointment.

Story time this morning starting at 11:00am at the Ruth Enlow Library Grantsville branch. There’s also a Homeschooler Series event at Granstville in the afternoon.

The Garrett County Job Fair will be held this afternoon from 1:00am – 5:00pm in the Garrett College CARC Gym.  This is open to all ages and has a variety of employers and positions.

It’s Special Pasta Night at Ace’s Run this evening starting at 4:00pm. A great all-female chef team will be cooking up great pasta dishes to benefit the American Association of University Women (AAUW).  There will also be some special guests and 10% of all checks, as well as all tips, will be donated to the AAUW Garrett chapter.

There’s a neat photography course being taught by Jessica Fike this evening from 6:00pm – 8:30pm (plus a second session May 2nd) at the College.  Registration is officially closed but I think you can still probably get in. Jessica is a very talented photographer and a great lady. Call the Continuing Education line @ 301.387.3069 for more information or to register.

It’s Open Mic Night #15 this evening at MoonShadow in McHenry from 6:00pm – 9:00pm.

Governor Larry Hogan announced 30,000 Marylanders will be served by a public-private partnership with Microsoft Corp. and Declaration Networks Group, Inc (DNG). This partnership will expand rural broadband access, especially, in Garrett County.

The exercise bike we have listed in the online marketplace has been reduced to $50…. check under “Exercise Equipment”!

While Maryland has a strong history in horse racing, nothing beats the Kentucky Derby for pure spectacle.  Here’s a few facts I found on the upcoming Kentucky Derby, courtesy of WalletHub.

  • $209.2 Million – Total amount wagered on the 2017 Kentucky Derby.
  • $500 to $1,000 – Price of a high-end Kentucky Derby hat (90% of female spectators wear hats).
  • 120K – Number of Mint Juleps served over Kentucky Derby weekend, requiring 1K pounds of fresh mint and 60K pounds of ice.
  • 522,000 – Number of cans of beer that will be consumed. 163,000 hot dogs will be eaten.
  • $997.19 Million – Worldwide sales of thoroughbred horses in 2017.

I was going to get a new hat, but no-way at those prices!

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