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Yesterday, after flurries all day, the snow got very intense on the mountain late afternoon and with the temperature dropping, the roads were quite slick, even with the limited accumulations.

WIND CHILL WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM EST THURSDAY

Today’s weather will be cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny and cold, with a temperature falling to around -3 by 5pm. Snow likely, mainly before 2pm. Wind chill values as low as -25. Breezy, with a west wind 16 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 39 mph. Total daytime snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible. Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low around -9. Wind chill values as low as -30. West wind 15 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 32 mph.

What is the Caldecott award and how does an illustrator win one? Which books might win this year? Ruth Enlow Library staff and attendees will answer these questions, vote for your favorite books, create your own illustrator-inspired art and more in this hands-on book club designed especially for homeschooled kids. This sounds like an interesting program. Please register and confirm any weather postponement by calling 301.895.5298 or emailing hannah@relib.net before the event.

WW (formally Weight Watchers) is hosting an Open House on Thursday at 5:00 pm at the Mary Browning Community Center. This is a chance to try a workshop (meeting) for free, sample some snacks, get coupons and learn WW tips & hacks. Location details are at the WW site under “Find a Meeting”

As part of the Ruth Enlow Library’s “Choose Civility” program, there is a themed session this evening from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm at the Oakland branch.  The premise of this program is to “demonstrate” how we can show respect even when we don’t agree with someone’s views. Come to this year’s first “Choose Civility” discussion, where the theme will be “Talking Politics: How and Why.”

It’s Team Trivia Night at the Greene Turtle this evening from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.  It is free and open to all and you can win prizes. Good luck.

The Red Cross will be holding a Blood Drive on February 12th at the CARC at Garrett College from 11:30 am – 4:00 pm. Please call 1.800.RED.Cross or go to www.redcrossblood.org to schedule an appointment. Do it!

This event is not in Garrett County, but it can help our Garrett County businesses and their owners. If you are a small, minority-owned, woman-owned or veteran-owned business you might be interested in this “Ready, Set, Grow Procurement Program Connections Workshop” to be held in Baltimore County on February 21st. Here’s some more information, including a registration form, for this free workshop.