Evergreen Heritage Center to Hold Open House

The Evergreen Heritage Center in Mount Savage will hold an Open House on Sunday, October 18 from 1-4pm.  The historic mansion and barn will be open for guided tours.  In addition, we will feature fall nature hikes with a naturalist for families at 1:30 and adults at 2:30pm.  For more information please see www.evergreenheritagecenter.org or call 301-687-0664.
What's Happening in Downtown Cumberland

What’s Happening in Downtown Cumberland Barktoberfest/Pumpkin Palooza/Fire Prevention Display/ Ristorante Ottaviani 10th Anniversary& Italian Festival/Mtn. MD 2015 Art Sale & Tour – Saturday, October 17 Love the Local – Shop, Dine & Support Local Businesses Like us on Facebook – Visit Cumberland Maryland    May through October, visit the Farmers Market at the Downtown Cumberland Mall to enjoy healthy, locally produced food & goods every Thursday from 9:30 am-2 pm. For more information, please call 301-876-0728.    From the Creators of "Camp ...
FSU’s Center for Literary Arts Hosting Poet Erica Dawson Reading

The Frostburg State University Center for Literary Arts welcomes Erica Dawson, an award-winning poet whose work has been called quirky and smart, for a reading at Cook Chapel in the lower level of Frost Hall at FSU on Thursday, Oct. 15, at 7:30 p.m. A reception and book signing will follow the reading. The event is free and open to the public. A native of Columbia, Md., Dawson is the author of two collections of poetry, “Big-Eyed Afraid” and the recently released “The Small Blades Hurt.” Her poems have appeared in countless journals as well as in several anthologies, including “The ...
FSU Celebrates Homecoming Weekend

Frostburg State University is preparing to welcome alumni for Homecoming from Thursday, Oct. 15, to Sunday, Oct. 18, a weekend filled with fun events that past, present and even future students can attend to show off some of their Bobcat pride. The weekend will kick off Thursday at noon as retired FSU employees are welcomed back for a luncheon, followed at 7 p.m. with the annual pep rally, where the 2015 Homecoming King and Queen will be crowned in the Main Arena of the Cordts Physical Education Center. Friday’s events start off early at 9 a.m. with the Career Expo, where FSU alumni will g...
Urban Street Trees Pests and Diseases to be Topic of Upcoming Plant Society Meeting

The Western Mountains Chapter of the Maryland Native Plant Society will hold its regular meeting at Frostburg State University, Compton Science Center, Room 327, on Tuesday October 20th at 7:00 pm. The guest speaker will be Laura G. Smith, Department of Biology, Frostburg State University. Her presentation titled, “An Evaluation of Pest and Disease Vulnerability of Urban Street Trees in Washington D.C.” will begin promptly following some brief chapter announcements. The public is welcome to attend.   Ms. Smith’s presentation will focus on the shifting context of conservation in u...
1 2 3 4 5
What's Happening in Downtown Cumberland PDF Print E-mail
Written by Becky McClarran   
Thursday, 08 October 2015 17:02

What’s Happening in Downtown Cumberland

Barktoberfest/Pumpkin Palooza/Fire Prevention Display/

Ristorante Ottaviani 10th Anniversary& Italian Festival/Mtn. MD 2015 Art Sale & Tour – Saturday, October 17

Love the Local – Shop, Dine & Support Local Businesses

Like us on Facebook – Visit Cumberland Maryland


May through October, visit the Farmers Market at the Downtown Cumberland Mall to enjoy healthy, locally produced food & goods every Thursday from 9:30 am-2 pm. For more information, please call 301-876-0728.


 From the Creators of "Camp Nightmare" and "Nightmare Manor" at Rocky Gap State Park comes...The Crypt: A Haunted House at Mezzos in Downtown Cumberland. Open Dates: October 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 29, 30, 31 - 7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Tickets: Adults - $10.00,Under 8 - $5.00. This event serves as a fundraiser for local non-profit agencies. www.CumberlandCrypt.com.


Join the Jefferson School at Finan Center for its Fall Festival & Stride, Saturday, October 10 at Canal Place. A fun-filled, family-friendly fundraiser to support necessary mental health, special education and substance use services. The day includes a 1-mile color walk and kids’ dash, crafts, games, raffles, pie eating contest, moon bounce, pony rides, food and more! Free admission to the festival. Registration & breakfast for the walk is 9 – 9:30 am, 9:30 – 10 am walk and 10 am – 2 pm festival. For more information about being a vendor or a sponsor, please contact Caley at 301-777-2258, ext. 161. Register for the walk prior to the event at spstride.org.


Barktoberfest 2015, Saturday, October 17, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Downtown Cumberland is going to the cats and dogs! An Allegany County Animal Shelter Adopt-A-Thon will be held from 10 AM - 3 PM with lots of fun activities throughout the day.  All animal adoptions will be half price. Free photos compliments of US Cellular. Music by DJ Mark Stevens. Cake Walk, Raffles and more. Baltimore Street, Downtown Cumberland. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Pumpkin Palooza, Saturday, October 17, 10 AM – 12 Noon. Children are invited to come down and pick out a pumpkin to paint. With a donation of a food item for the Western Maryland Food Bank, a free pumpkin will be given out to children while quantities last. Pumpkin Palooza will also feature face painting, story time, costume contests (pet and child), crafts and games in partnership with various local organizations. A complete ID program for children ages 8 months to 18 years old including digital fingerprinting, is also complimentary. Just Hoofing’ It 4-H Club will be selling fall foods and beverages to benefit their organization.  For more information on Pumpkin Palooza, visit Knippenberg Insurance's Facebook page.


October is Fire Prevention Month and the Allegany/Garrett County Volunteer and Rescue Association will be on board in Downtown Cumberland on Saturday, October 17 from 10 am – 3pm. There will be a fire apparatus and a variety of displays promoting health and safety.


The 66th Annual South Cumberland Halloween Parade sponsored by the South Cumberland Business & Civic Association, Inc is scheduled to be held on Wednesday, Oct. 21, at 7p.m.


Downtown Cumberland is the place to be on Saturday, October 31st for family fun. The annual Halloween Spooktacular celebration takes place from 11 AM until 1 PM in Downtown Cumberland and is filled with fun activities: trick-or-treating, music and even a magic show. The fun continues at Canal Place from 1 PM until 3 PM. Dress the kids in their Halloween costumes and come downtown to join the fun! Don't miss the flash mob by YMCA's Fusion dancing to 'Monster Mash' at 12:45 PM at Town Center.


Mountain Maryland Trails cordially invites you and your guests to "Pedaling for Progress" on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. This fundraising event and annual meeting will be held at the Allegany Arts Council (1st floor) 9 N. Centre Street in Downtown Cumberland. Light appetizers, wine, beer and more are available for a donation of $15/person or $25/couple. Come and mingle with others that treasure the Great Allegheny Passage and hear how MMT supports trails in Allegany County. Open to all! Please RSVP by October 20th to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 301-759-6517. Can't attend and want to support the GAP in Allegany County? Mail you donation to: MMT, c/o David Cotton, treasurer, P.O. Box 28, Cumberland, MD 21502-0028.


Looking for a great location for your next big event? Check out the Windsor Castle Events Centre (the former Cumberland Armory), 210 S. Centre Street. Windsor Castle is perfect for wedding receptions, dances, conferences, conventions, reunions and more! For more information, call 301-722-0005


9 North MEETING Center is geared for such things as corporate retreats, off-site meetings, training courses, group presentations, art shows, celebratory meals, and non-profit events. The open space plan is 5,200 sun-drenched square feet that can be configured to meet your meeting or small event needs.  The space features 4,200 sq. feet on one level and 1,000 sq. feet on a raised level, easily delineating two separate spaces.  The space is fully handicapped accessible and features front and back stairs, elevator access and restrooms. Due to the mixed-use nature of the building, we are unable to accommodate events lasting past 10:00 pm, any event with amplified music or something that would be extremely loud. Contact Betsey Hurwitz-Schwab This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Planning a wedding? Check out the new website, www.mdmountainweddings.com. It’s full of local businesses that can help you plan your perfect wedding.


Don’t forget, Downtown Cumberland parking on all surface lots is FREE on Saturdays, Sundays and every day after 5 pm.




On Saturday Oct 17, from 11am to 1pm, The Book Center will host a book signing for local authors Jennifer DiFonzo & Butch Hendershot. This father & daughter team have just released their first book "Sam& Vincent's Rainy Day". The book is story of Jennifer's twin boys& how they spent a rainy afternoon and is full of great imagination & wonderful illustrations. Jennifer is the daughter of Butch Hendershot & Daughter-in-law of John Di Fonzo. She grew up in Cumberland & lives in Hagerstown.


It’s a tempest in a teapot at Barkin’ Basement Thrift Shop this week. All teapots, cups and saucers, and mugs are Half Price.  Barkin’ Basement is open ThursdaySunday at 45 Baltimore Street.


PharmaCare Floral & Gift Shoppe announces the return of everyone’s favorite pumpkin special! A farm-fresh pumpkin filled with beautiful flowers of the season for just $29.99. And since it is October we are also offering the popular limited edition Pink Pumpkin Special. Fresh pumpkin is painted hot pink and the flowers are all pink (in recognition of Nat’l. Breast Cancer Awareness Month) for just $32.99. Last but not least the Passionate About Pink arrangement contains pink and white fresh flowers in a hot pink glass cube (love the lilies!!). The proceeds from both pink arrangements will go to the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk of Western Maryland. 198 N. Centre Street – phone 301.777.3918 – open Mon – Fri 9am to 5pm and Sat 9am to 2pm – shop online at www.pharmacarefloral.com – like us on Facebook.


PharmaCare Floral & Gift Shoppe is showing its support of breast cancer awareness with their 3rd Pumpkin Decorating Contest!! Entry is FREE, and all you need is a fresh pumpkin and decorate it to show your support of the fight against breast cancer.

All pumpkins must arrive at PharmaCare Floral by 2pm on Saturday, October 3rd. Everyone can stop by the store Mon. - Sat. (Oct. 5th - 17th) to vote. Vote by putting your coins or bills in the box for your favorite pumpkin. $50 gift certificates from PharmaCare Floral will go to the pumpkin with the most money (“votes”) and to the pumpkin that is the best of show for the theme!! So get your pumpkin and carve, cut and go crazy to show your support for Nat’l. Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 100% of money raised from contest will go to the local Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event (Sat., Oct. 17th at Canal Place). 


Warm up the day at The Tea Cupboard with a cup of tea and a scone to go for just $2.50.  Stop in on Tuesday and take advantage of our Two Punch Tuesdays!   For every ounce of tea you buy on Tuesdays you will receive TWO punches on your tea club card instead of just one. The club card is always buy nine ounces and your tenth is free, and there are over a hundred different teas from which to choose.  We are open on Tuesdays from ten until three, with a limited menu available in the tearoom, and two punches in the tea shop. The Tea Shop is also open Wednesday through Saturday, from ten until five. The Tea Room is open Wednesday through Saturday, from 11 until 2, with a full menu.  Great for lunch!  We have a lot of events coming up including

  • A Craftea with jewelry maker Val Whitacre, coming up October 11th from 1 until 4, class is $35, and you will make a necklace and earrings set with all materials provided.
  • Tea with the Gypsies is October 24th at 3 pm and includes a crazy band of gypsies, Tea Leaf reading, live music and our Grand Gypsy Tea, $27 reservation only.
  • The Christmas Ukrainian Egg class with Edna Stinefelt, is November 1st from 1-4, $35, all materials provided. 
  • Tea with Santa and Mrs. Claus is November 29th at 2:00. All events and classes are reservation only.  For more information on any of the upcoming events and classes or to reserve your seat call 301-777-7721. Don’t forget we are a great place for parties, small events, meetings, book clubs and to just get together with friends!   49 North Centre Street, Downtown Cumberland.


The Vapor Room at 57 N Centre St in the downtown Cumberland offers weekly discounted juice specials and the top e-cigarette products on the market. TVR also is promoting TWO new programs! TWO PUNCH TUESDAYS! For every 50ml or 30ml purchased receive TWO reward card punches! Ten punches earns you a FREE 50ml or 30ml bottle! IN-STORE SAVE-A-FRIEND PROGRAM! Already a customer with an account with us? With every purchase receive a Save-A-Friend Referral Card! Refer a 1st time customer to us and when that person visits us for their first purchase with your referral card, YOU receive a FREE 15ML! New to us and don't have an account? Create an account with us during your first purchase and receive a FREE 15ml for joining our program! Visit The Vapor Room online, at www.thevaporrom.net, for more information on the Electronic Cigarette, FREE and convenient In-Store Pick Up, and their Online Reward Program. Happy Vaping!


Love to go antiquing and thrifting? Want to discover a handmade treasure? Downtown Cumberland has some great shops including Mountainside Creative, Fort Cumberland Emporium, Baltimore Street Collectibles, Barkin’ Basement Thrift Shop, Fitzy’s Nifty Nook, GiGi’s Attic (Saturdays only), Queen City Flea Market, Windsor Castle Flea Market (Sundays only), Country Accents on Greene – all filled with antiques, collectibles, handmade items. Stop in and discover it for yourself.


GREAT GIFT IDEA! DCBA (Downtown Cumberland Gift Certificates) are available at The Book Center and may be used at any DCBA member’s business. You may find out who is a DCBA member online at www.visitcumberland.org




Mezzos is hosting a Cornhole Tournament and All You Can Eat Wings, Boneless, Black Angus Sliders, Brew City Fries, & Cheese Nachos on Sunday October 11 at Noon. Cash Payout for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams. $50 ticket provides entry for a 2-person team. Tournament is double elimination. All rulings of tournament director are FINAL. Rain or Shine! Sign up and pay at tickets.mezzosbar.com


On Saturday, October 17th Ristorante Ottaviani will be celebrating our tenth anniversary. Join us with our Host Johnny Moore playing your favorites from 1 pm to 5 pm. There will also be performances by Mountain City Center for the Arts at 4:30 pm. Wine offerings by Lanterna Wines and Country Vintner. Pony rides courtesy of Kina Davis and delicious food prepared by Chef Christina Weatherbie. We will open for regular business at 5 pm and we are bringing back some of the old favorites from our original menu. So don't forget to make your reservations! Gibb and Clint Cochrum will also perform live music from 6 pm to 10 pm. We are hoping you will join us for this fun filled day. Call for reservations at 301-722-0052.


Saturday mornings, it’s Bloody Mary Brunch at City Lights! Every Saturday from 11 am – 2 pm, enjoy Cumberland’s original make-your-own Bloody Mary bar and City Light’s Saturday brunch featuring 5 – 6 seasonal specials that change weekly. City Lights American Grill & Bar is located at 59 Baltimore Street, 301-722-9800.


Working Women’s Wednesday at Mezzo’s, The Place to Meet in Downtown Cumberland. Broadcasting live from 6-8 with food and drink specials, music, games and a ton of giveaways with Amy Ryan from 6 pm-8 pm.


Think you’re smarter than the average bear? Mezzos has Trivia Nights featuring Randy Means every Thursday night starting at 7:30PM. Bring your smartest (or most fun) friends and see just how good you are!


Every Sunday through October, Ristorante Ottaviani will be open for brunch from 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm. Sandwiches, appetizers, salads, pasta, desserts. Seasonal dishes. 301-722-0052, www.ottavianis.com


Ristorante Ottaviani – Is now serving Gluten Free pasta (by request). In fact, anything you see on the menu can be served gluten free. Just ask your server. And every Friday night enjoy a bottle of wine Half Price after 9 pm. Make your dinner reservations and enjoy the evening. 25 N. Centre Street – a little bit of Italy in Downtown Cumberland! www.ottavianis.com.


Mezzos is scheduling Spirit Nights for any organizations wanting to hold a profitable fundraiser. Call Angel at Mezzos at 301-777-7750 for details.


City Lights Beer & Burger Thursdays – Every Thursday from 5:00 to close we will be offering a Gourmet Burger with Fries and a Pint of Beer for $10.95.


City Lights Wine & Cheese Wednesdays – Enjoy Three Cheese Board and 2 glasses of house wine for $15 or order any one of their Cheese Boards and get 25% off any bottle of wine. To see City Lights full menu, visit www.citylightsamericangrill.com.




Don’t forget all children from birth to their 5th birthday are eligible for the Imagination Library of Allegany County! The only requirement – the child must live in Allegany County! This program mails one age appropriate book each month to children at no cost to the family! For more information and/or a registration form or information about sponsoring a child, please call the United Way office – 301-722-2700!




Western Maryland Scenic Railroad Schedule for this week includes:

  • 11:30 a.m. Scenic Excursion Tues-Sun
  • 9 a.m. Autumn Express Fri-Sun
  • 3:30 p.m. Autumn Express Fri and Sat
  • 6 p.m. Saturday Night Special - Wine on the Rails

Folks can call 1-800-TRAIN50 or 301-759-4400 to make reservations. They can also visit wmsr.com to make reservations


Love wine, trains, and new adventures? Well, we've got the perfect Saturday night for you! Our October 10th Saturday Night Special will be Wine on the Rails, an evening of wine tasting aboard WMSR! Reserve in dining to be served a multiple-course meal during the excursion, or in the parlor car where you'll find our most comfortable seats available on the train! Make your reservations today! Just call 1-800-TRAIN50 or visit wmsr.com.


Former employees and members of employees' families of the Kelly Springfield Tire & Rubber Corporation of Cumberland will be honored at an Endowment Reception, Thursday, October 22, 2015, 6:00-9:00 pm, in the Grand Ballroom of Allegany Museum, 3 Pershing Street Cumberland, MD. The Reception is also in honor of Mr. Lee N. Fiedler, former President and Chief Executive Officer. Refreshments and entertainment will be provided. The Allegany Museum houses the complete archive from the Springfield-Kelly company's offices in Cumberland, including the company's business documents; artifacts created by the company as part of commemorative and marketing campaigns; and most makes and models of tires created during the company's operation.

To augment the permanent display, the Museum Board and Advisors are inviting the public to contribute memorabilia relating to the company’s time in Cumberland for display from October 22 to 26. The Museum will also display a number of items now in storage.  If you have an item that you think would be suitable, contact Marie Kujenga, Collections Manager for the Museum, as soon as possible, and no later than Friday October 2. Marie can be contacted at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or phone 301-777-7200.  Spaces at the Reception are limited and interest is already high. In order to secure a place, please request an invitation to attend by October 19, 2015, to Emily Thomas – 301-777-7200/ This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Friday Tea Socials at the Gordon-Roberts House Museum, 218 Washington Street. Teas are 11 am -1 pm. The fee is $15 for members and $20 for non-members. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Call 301-777-8678 for reservations.

  • October 23rd - A Jane Eyre Musical Tea


Teachers and friends: We are working hard at The Gordon-Roberts House to bring you another spectacular Holiday season. This year we will be telling the story of “The Elves and the Shoemaker”, a classic European fairy-tale that celebrates the joy and magic of giving. Thanks to a grant from The Community Trust Foundation's Ted A. Wolfe Community Fund, we will be giving away 1,000 copies of the storybook (School/Education Tours only. A first come first serve basis while supplies last). To book a FREE Christmas program, call 301-777-8678.


Mark your calendars for the Holiday Events at The Gordon-Roberts House

  • November 274-6 pm – Christmas Open House prior to Downtown Cumberland tree-lighting events. Tea will be served. Scone and jam tasting available in the Gift Shop.
  • December 4 -12 noon2 pm – Victorian Christmas themed Tea incudes a musical program and holiday buffet. Advance ticket required.  301-777-8678
  • December 122 – 6 pm – Holiday Historic House Tour, advance ticket required. Sponsored by members of this community and the Heritage Association. 301-777-8678


The Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 172 Museum is open to the public every Friday from noon – 6 pm. On display are actual weapons and replica weapons, photographs, equipment, souvenirs, rations, uniforms and other memorabilia provided by Vietnam veterans or their families or friends. A video is available for the public to watch. The museum is open each Friday, there is no admission fee and groups may tour the museum at other times by appointment by calling 301-777-7001.




Patrons coming to Embassy Theatre’s interactive presentation of “The E. A. Poe Show” playing five performances over two weekends during October at 49 Baltimore Street in Downtown Cumberland will naturally be expecting to see and hear a glimpse of iconic nineteenth century American writer Edgar Allan Poe’s masterful handling of poetic tales of mystery, poetry and gothic romance couched in the macabre. They are also invited, in this whimsical take on Poe’s outlandish life and work, to play miniature golf and sing along with the charismatic author, his family and fiendish pals, some contrived by Poe’s ripe imagination and others real denizens blended from a colorful life. A richly tapestried cast of fictional characters the multi-faceted writer’s imagination contrived in a brief but epic career in earliest literary America, along with actual people Poe lived with and collaborated with on a personal level, are being played by actors from the tristate area. “The E. A. Poe Show” is a dramatic amalgam of an original two-act comedy by Embassy artistic director Mark Baker and Baltimore underground movie actress Cookie Mueller, with a version first produced in Manhattan at the Dance Theatre Workshop and later commissioned by Peter Sellars for the Kennedy Center. The production invites minimal audience participation and is rated PG-13, and suitable for all ages. Shows are Friday and Saturday, October 9 and 10, and 16 at 7:30 pm, with two Sunday matinees on October 11 and 18 at 2:30 pm. Tickets are $10 regular admission, and $8 for seniors and students; reservations are suggested by calling the Embassy at 240 362-7183. with further details available on Facebook at embassytheatrecumberland.


On October 17, Tri-State Concert Association's "Legends of Rock n Roll" series presents Herman's Hermits starring Peter Noone ("I'm Henry VIII, I Am," "Can't You Hear My Heartbeat"). All shows are held at the Allegany High School auditorium, located at 616 Sedgwick Street in Cumberland. Doors open at 6:30PM. Shows begin at 7:30PM. All reserved seating. Ticket holders maintain same seat entire season. Both group seating and handicapped seating are currently available. Allegany Arts Council members receive 10% off their tickets! Tickets are available by calling 301-759-0580 (24/7 call center) or by visiting TWR at 549 N Centre Street in Cumberland. Tickets are also available online at http://www.tri-stateconcerts.com.


Saturday, October 24, Windsor Castle Events Centre presents DJ Mark Stevens and one of Cumberland’s favorite bands, Chinese Bandits for an evening of rock ‘n roll. Tickets are $10 at the door. DJ Mark Steven spins everyone’s favorite from 5 -7 pm, followed by the music of Chinese Bandits from 7 – 10 pm. Cash bar, free parking. Windsor Castle is located at 210 S. Centre Street, www.windsorcastleevents.com.


2016 Queen of Queen City Pageant – Saturday, October 24, 8 pm at The Embassy Theatre, 49 Baltimore Street. Head for the hills, the Queens are coming! This year's theme: Ghouls On Parade.


 Tim Burton's Corpse Bride (2005) -Saturday, October 31, 2015 from 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM. Join Allegany Allied Arts for the Downtown Cumberland Holiday Spook-Tacular.

When a shy groom practices his wedding vows in the inadvertent presence of a deceased young woman, she rises from the grave assuming he has married her.

77 minutes, Rated PG. Parental Guidance Suggested for children under 17. General Admission $8. Premium Table (for 6) $120. No alcohol will be served at this event.


The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) - Saturday, October 31, 2015 from 7:30 PM - 11:30 PM. Allegany Allied Arts is pleased to present the cult favorite "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" (1975) with full audience participation encouraged. Hosted by our own Miss Iva Phetish with special guests to be announced. October 31, 2015, Windsor Castle Events Centre, 210 S Centre St, Cumberland, Maryland 21502. Doors open 7:30pm, "Virgin Games" pre-show and costume contest at 9:30pm. Feature presentation 10pm. A limited number of "Survival Kit" grab bags will be available for $5 each. Arrive early and don't miss out. 100 minutes. Rated R. Under 17 not admitted without parent or guardian. $8 General Admission. $120 Premium Table (for 6) includes six admission tickets, six grab bags, and six t-shirts. Beer and wine will be available for sale to those 21 and over. Please contact us for sponsorship and fundraising opportunities. Bulk ticket sales available, please enquire by email for 20+.




The Allegany Arts Council presents the 13th annual Mountain Maryland 2015 Art Sale & Tours, October 17-18 and 24-25 from 11 am – 5 pm. Pick up a tour book at the Allegany Arts Counil, 9 N. Centre Street. www.alleganyartscouncil.org


The Allegany Arts Council is excited to announce new children's arts programming on Saturdays throughout the year, beginning with "Drawing Dinos & Dragons", October 17, 10am - 12noon, with wildlife illustration instructor Chris Sloan. Children ages 7-12 are welcome to attend. Upcoming program offerings include Improv Games, November 14, with film director JW Meyers of Route 40 Films; and "smART workshop", hands on studio art projects, December 12, with local artist Amber Kelley. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members. Proceeds go to cover the cost of materials. All activities take place at the Arts Council's Schwab Mountain Maryland Gallery, located at 9 N. Centre Street, downtown Cumberland. Contact the Arts council at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 301-777-2787 for more information and to register.


The Allegany Arts Council will present the 16th Annual Will’s Creek Exhibition themed “One Cubed” from September 12 – October 10.


The C. William Gilchrist Museum of the Arts will present “New and Selected Work” featuring Fire Drawings by artist Paul Chojnowski.  An opening reception featuring an artist talk will be held Saturday, October 10, from 5 to 7 p.m.  The public is invited to attend the reception and meet the artist.  The exhibit is free and open to the public October 9 – November 1, 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Friday – Sunday. His fire drawings have been shown in both group and solo exhibitions in art centers, museums and galleries nationally.  More information on the artist is available at http://www.paulchojnowski.com/. The C. William Gilchrist Museum of the Arts is located at 104 Washington Street, Cumberland, MD, and hours are Friday through Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m.  Special tours or rentals may be arranged, visit www.gilchristgallery.com for more information.


Tony Cornwell & Western Maryland professional artists - October 16, 2015 - November 14. The Allegany Arts Council is pleased to host an exhibition by Tony Cornwell & Western Maryland professional artists including all participants in the Mountain Maryland Art Sale & Tour. The artwork will be on display October 16 to November 14 in The Saville Gallery, located 9 N. Centre Street in Downtown Cumberland's A&E District. The opening reception will be held October 17 from 6-8 pm. For additional information about exhibitions in the Allegany Arts Council's Saville Gallery, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or call 301-777-ARTS (2787).


Allegany College of Maryland, the Allegany Arts Council and First Energy are pleased to present the Fall 2015 season of the “Lunch with the Arts” series, downtown Cumberland at the Culinaire Cafe. Each Thursday through October, Noon to 1:00pm, a local artist will lead an informal demonstration/discussion pertaining to their individual art form. The cost of each session is $14.00 and includes a delicious lunch provided by the Culinaire Café. Back by popular demand – a “Lunch with the Arts" Season Pass. Save 15% off the individual session rate. Take all four sessions for just $48.00. This makes a wonderful gift for the art lovers in your life. For more information or to register, please contact Allegany College of Maryland at 301-784-5341.

  • October 8, Lita Havens
  • October 15, Christina Collins-Smith
  • October 22, Ed Coffey
  • October 29, Krista Hott


For all interested parties, there will be a meeting at the Allegany Arts Council on Saturday, October 10, 2015, for the purpose of creating a Soft Pastel League in the Cumberland area. Currently Cumberland has an active Watercolor Society and Colored Pencil Society however there is great interest in also forming a Soft Pastel League. By forming a league in this area, like-minded artists will be able to promote this fine art medium without having to travel 200 miles to the nearest league in the Pittsburgh area. All levels of expertise are invited, no jury process. All ages over 16. Beginning pastel artists are encouraged to attend to find out how wonderful this medium is. Light refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact Donna Godlove at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .




Love dogs and cats? The Allegany County Animal Shelter is looking for volunteers to help at the shelter.  Applications and information are available at www.ashelterofhope.com. ACAS is the only municipal no-kill shelter in the state of Maryland.


Not a member of the Downtown Cumberland Business Association (DCBA)? Even if you don’t have a business in Downtown Cumberland, you can join as a Friend of DCBA. Membership forms are available at www.visitcumberland.org. Join in and support the efforts of Downtown Cumberland businesses in keeping our Downtown alive and vibrant.


For a complete schedule of events, visit www.visitcumberland.org or www.mdmountainside.com


If you and/or your business have any Downtown Cumberland special events, sales, etc. you would like to include in this weekly email, please send the information to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


What's Happening in Downtown Cumberland is sponsored by the

Downtown Cumberland Business Association (DCBA)


Evergreen Heritage Center to Hold Open House PDF Print E-mail
Written by Elaine Raesly   
Friday, 09 October 2015 14:45

The Evergreen Heritage Center in Mount Savage will hold an Open House on Sunday, October 18 from 1-4pm.  The historic mansion and barn will be open for guided tours.  In addition, we will feature fall nature hikes with a naturalist for families at 1:30 and adults at 2:30pm.  For more information please see www.evergreenheritagecenter.org or call 301-687-0664.

Page 1 of 291

What's Happening?