What’s Happening in Downtown Cumberland
Farmers’ Market Every Thursday
HOGS on the Mall & Butterscotch Blonde– Friday night
Love the Local! Support Your Local Businesses
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.
Downtown Cumberland Farmers Market – Every Thursday through October 13. The Downtown Cumberland Farmers' Market is a place where the community meets each week to buy the best locally grown fruits, vegetables, flowers, organic products, baked goods and so much more! The market sets up every Thursday from 9:30 am - 1:00 pm on Baltimore Street in Historic City Center from May to October. Baltimore Street is a brick pedestrian only promenade with shops, cafes and restaurants. Bring the whole family and find the best local farmers have to offer!
HOGS on the Mall will take place in Downtown Cumberland on Friday, August 19 from 5 pm to 10 pm. The region’s best Harley-Davidson Motorcycles will be on display on Baltimore Street. Admission is free and open to the general public. If you would like to display your bike, no registration is required. Simply show up on your bike between 4 pm and 5 pm and carefully enter pedestrian only Baltimore Street from George Street.
Visitors can enjoy shopping or dining at any of the great Downtown Cumberland restaurants.
Hunter Douglas Howard's 25K Run –Sunday, August 21, 7 – 11 am is a Queen City Striders event to promote the healthy, safe, and responsible use of the Great Allegany Passage trail and spotlighting the efforts of the Allegany County Animal Shelter. Proceeds after expenses from the race will be donated to the Allegany County Animal Shelter for the purposes of supporting maintenance, operations, community programs, and development. The race is directed by Sharon Ellsworth and Ray Hunt. New for 2016- We've added Potomac Farms Paws on the Pavement 5K! Finishers of both races will receive race shirts and medals! Register atwww.raceit.com
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
Planning a wedding? Check out the 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.
Hush Skin Care and Mountain Massage Wellness Spa is a wellness group that offers facials, corrective peels, lash/brow tinting, facial waxing, massage therapy, and body treatments. We are a retailer of high end skin care brands, makeup, essential oils, and wellness products. We offer Facial and Massage Club Memberships to our clients for discounts on monthly services and products. Hush Skin Care and Mountain Massage is located at 51 N Centre Street and are open Tuesday 10am-5pm; Wednesday-Friday 10am-4p; with other hours by appointment.
Does your pharmacy have a convenient drive-up window? PharmaCare West on Greene Street does. Save time when running errands with the kids, especially when the wee little ones have just fallen asleep after a busy day with Mom or Dad. The drive-up window is open the same hours as the pharmacy – Monday through Friday 9am to 6pm & Saturday 9am to 1pm. 64 Greene Street, Cumberland. Phone 301.724.1183 – www.pharmacarenetwork.com.
It’s tax free week in Maryland – all clothing & shoes (up to $100) is tax free. Barkin’ Basement is having a Clothing Sale this week so you can get an even bigger bargain! We are also selling raffle tickets on a lottery wreath filled with 100 $1 scratch off lottery tickets. Raffle tickets are $1 each. We’re open Thursday – Sunday, so stop in and discover all the great items we have waiting for you at Barkin' Basement prices. www.barkinbasementthriftshop.com or like us on facebook.
This weekend Elderbird has 50% off all handmade, salvaged wood furniture and $2 vinyl records. Elderbird has in over 200 new items in stock, including vintage wood working tools, automotive tools, mid-century home decor items, architectural salvage pieces, antique stained glass, and much, much more. Added to the list of inventory is new old stock 1967 Chevron oilcans, Champion spark plugs, Ball mason jars and much more! Like and share to win a chance to get $25 off your purchase! Also, you check in at ?64 Baltimore Street during business hours and get $10 off your purchase. Friday: ??11-9pm ??9pm-12am is Elderbird Afterdark, Saturday 11-9pm,Sunday: ??12-5pm
THROUGH THE END OF AUGUST – Check out the great selection of small accent rugs at Azad’s of Cumberland at 37 North Centre Street in Cumberland. All “Collection of India” Hand Knotted Kilim, Dhurrie and Kazakl Heriz rugs are BOGO. Prices start at $79. Every Thursday – Come join Leslee Wigfield for Lunchtime Yoga at noon upstairs on the rugs.
Fitzy’s Nifty Nook will be open Friday’s 4-Close (around 4) and Saturday’s noon-close (around 4) from now through December 17th. WE WILL BE OPEN EXTRA HOURS FOR SPECIAL EVENTS! We will be closed September 16th and 17th for our annual family “vacation”. We will, as always, be closed January and February then. Please like our fb page to keep up to date on new projects and our spring re-opening sometime in March!
Fitzy’s Nifty Nook is looking for a local (or regional) potter to purchase four or five (to start) melt warmers from at wholesale prices. We would also really like to find QUALITY local handmade crafts (wreaths, decorations) to purchase at wholesale prices for upcoming holidays: Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. 240-580-4565
Award winning electronic cigarette shop, The Vapor Room, is conveniently located on the downtown mall. Come visit our location at 57 N Centre Street and sign up for our Appcard program and get special discounts and deals at any of our 4 locations. It's so easy! Weekly specials include 30ml Flavors of the Week, 15ml Weekenders, and a Product of the Week. Store hours are Monday-Saturday10AM-6PM.
It is cool and comfortable in The Tea Cupboard! Stop in and chill out a while in the Tea Room or pop by for your favorite tea in the Tea Shop! Call today for seat for our next Paint and Sip, August 21 st from 1-4PM. Patricia Wilt will be teaching a sunflower watercolor class. Reservations only, $35 per person. September 4th, fro 1-4, pastel artist Donna Godlove is back for Paint and Sip. You will be doing a couple of small still life soft pastel paintings. Reservations are only, $35.00 per person. The “Zentangle Method” is coming to the Tea Cupboard for Paint and Sip on Monday’s from 6-9 PM, September 19th and 26th, with certified Zentangle instructor Gerry Dewitt! Don’t miss this fun new artistic medium! No mistakes! No prior experience necessary! Call for details and to reserve your seat! It’s Zentastic! Believe it or not we had to start a reservation list for Tea with Santa and Mrs. Clause. Call for details! You can book parties with us too! The Tea shop is open now on Tuesdays from 11 until 3. The shop is also open Wednesday through Saturdayfrom 10 until 5, and service in the Tea Room is from 11 until 2, Wednesday through Saturday. Don’t forget downtown parking is free on Saturdays and Sundays! You can find us at 49 North Centre Street, Downtown Cumberland, 301-777-7721, on Facebook as The Tea Cupboard or our web page at www.theteacupboard.net
MountainShine Creative has a month full of fun activities going on:
- · August 19th - 1- 4 pm Intro to Watercolor with William C. Pfaff at MountainShine Creative 49 N. Liberty St. Class comes with techniques, lesson, and 1 take home brush. Class fee $40 Reserve your seat today www.mountainshinecreative.com
- · August 19th-21st - Kids Camp at MountainShine Creative 49 N. Liberty St. 3 day of art from 5pm-7pm with Shannon Shine and friends. Kids will learn various art techniques and skills. The three-day camp will cost $75 and include a snack each evening. Reserve your seat today www.mountainshinecreative.com
- · August 24th - Paint Party with Moonshine Daydream @ MountainShine Creative 49 N. Liberty St - Theme GLOW IN THE DARK moon. Join us for a fun evening of art. This is a beginner themed Paint class that is 5 steps or less. Class Fee $30 includes an 8x10 canvas panel. Reserve your seat today www.mountainshinecreative.com
- · August 26th - Paint Party with Shannon Shine @ MountainShine Creative 49 N. Liberty St - Theme Couple On The Bridge. Join us for a fun evening of art. This is a beginner themed Paint class that is 5 steps or less. Class Fee $30 or 2 for $50. Reserve your seat today www.mountainshinecreative.com
- · August 27th 3-6pm ARTIST OF THE MONTH SOCIAL - Each month MountainShine Creative features one of their collective artists and invites them to share their story and various products with the community. There are snacks and refreshments available. It is a great way to meet local artists and other amazing people.
Lew Lew Belle Boutique is having a sale – August 9 -23. It's time to transition from Summer to Fall Y'all! Our End of Season Sale is now in effect with up to 50% off so get it while ya can! 61 Baltimore Street.
Love to go antiquing and thrifting? Want to discover a handmade treasure? Downtown Cumberland has some great shops including MountainShine Creative, Fort Cumberland Emporium, Baltimore Street Collectibles, Barkin’ Basement Thrift Shop (Thursday – Sunday), Fitzy’s Nifty Nook, Elderbird Restorations (Friday – Sunday), GiGi’s Attic (Thursday - Saturday), Queen City Flea Market (Friday – Sunday), Windsor Castle Antiques & 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
WINING & DINING & HOSPITALITY
It’s at Mezzos Saturday night starting at 9PM, UFC 201 will air on 11 Big Screen HDTV. Come see Nate Diaz vs Conner McGregor.
Ristorante Ottaviani - Every Friday night beginning at 8 pm, it’s Friday Happy Hour Wine Tasting with half price bottles of wine. Stop in and sample a new wine or enjoy your favorite.
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.
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.
LIVING IN DOWNTOWN CUMBERLAND
Cumberland Arms is a Section 8 Elderly Property, located at 10 North Liberty Street, we are looking to fill newly renovated units at this time. Please contact the office for an application at 301-724-0341 or stop by and pick up an application.
Fort Cumberland Emporium has one open vendor space, approximately 85 square feet. Monthly cost is $110 plus four work days/month. If you are interested in joining the vendors at the Emporium, please call 301-724-5504 for more information.
The Cumberland Arms Building located on Baltimore Street/Liberty Street has commercial spaces for rent perfect for a retail business! We have three empty currently if anyone’s interested, call the Cumberland Arms Office at 301-724-0341 or email Jeannie Wilson at
ACRE Coworking, Cumberland's first shared office community is open! Join the Community at acrecoworking.com/join. 48 N. Centre Street, 301-697-6150,
- Professional office space available from $35 a month.
- Beautifully finished, on trend 1000SF conference room from $30 an hour.
Story Time at the Washington Street Library’s Children’s Room, Tuesdays, from 10-11 am for children ages 3-5. We will be reading stories, doing crafts and singing songs.
Toddler Time at the Washington Street Library, Tuesdays, from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm for children 18-36 months. We will make crafts, read books and sing some songs together. For more information, contact Miss Stacy, Children’s Librarian at 301-777-1200.
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!
Friday, August 19, 1:30 – 3 pm, join Lindsay from the Historical Society for an afternoon of C & O Canal history, music and outdoor fun. We will meet Ranger Rita at The C&O Canal Museum located in the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad and enjoy a special behind the scenes look at canal history and life in Allegany Co. and start learning about your National park. We'll end our afternoon with interactive story and song with Katie and Otto inside the Canal Museum! This program is free and is tailored toward elementary age students and parents. Please call 301-777-8678 to make your reservation!
August 5-28, the Gilchrist Gallery and Museum hosts an exhibition by Greg Malloy, abstract painter and Kenny Braitmen, metal sculptor. The Gilchrist is located at 104 Washington Street in Cumberland. Regular museum hours are Friday through Sunday from 1-4PM. In addition to the changing exhibits, The Gilchrist Museum and Gallery proudly maintains and presents the historic 1840's home and pieces from its permanent collection including its extensive Wellington Collection and historic apparel. Throughout the year, the Gilchrist will offer special lectures and events highlighting aspects of the presentations and the museum's historical prominence and commitment to the full spectrum of the arts and commitment to the community. For additional information please visitwww.facebook.com/gilchristgallery or www.gilchristgallery.com.
The Ninth Annual Gilchrist Gala – “A Starry Night”, Saturday, August 20, 7 -11 pm. Music by Hot Sauce Willie with dancing under the stars, gourmet hors d’oeuvres, select fine wines and beers, signature dessert drinks from Queen City Creamery and a keepsake photo booth. Live and silent fine arts auction including a painting created during the event by artist Gregory P. Malloy. Cocktail attire is suggested. Hosted by the Cumberland Cultural Foundation. For tickets, call 301-724-5800.
Saturday, August 20 - "Foul Play (1932)" Murder Mystery Train - Experience dinner and a show! "Foul Play (1932)": The Chattanooga Chasers are headed to the World Series for the very first time, and they're on their way to New York to face the mighty Yankees. Slugger Moose Macker has led the team, and is looking forward to collecting his $10,000 bonus for playing in the World Series. Team owner H.R. Doubleday has other ideas, however. Winning isn't nearly as important to Doubleday as saving some dough. Will Moose get to play? First Class includes a 3-course meal; Lounge Car service includes snacks. Boarding at Cumberland begins at 5:30pm. This two and a half hour excursion will return to Cumberland at 9:00pm. Event Website: https://public.whistletix.com/WMSR/Calendar/2016/8
Fourth Friday Teas at the Gordon-Roberts House. Enjoy tea and a presentation on the fourth Friday of each month. Tickets are $15/members; $20/non-members. For tickets, call 301-777-8678.
- · August 26 – Dolls by Anne Beyer
- · September 23 – TBD
- · October 28 – Shirley Temple Black performed by JoAnn Peterson
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.
ENTERTAINMENT – MUSIC, THEATRE, ETC.
Music on the Bricks – Butterscotch Blonde, Friday, August 19, 6:30 pm. This power trio will take you on a Rock, Funk, Blues, and Dance Music-inspired journey through the soundtrack of our lives.
Embassy Theatre, located at 49 Baltimore Street, will host a benefit for Octavia Grimm this Saturday, August 20. The proceeds from the event will assist Octavia with her leukemia medical expenses. This benefit will assist her and her family with the enormous medical expenses for her treatments. The vendor show will be held from 12 noon-5:00 pm, and cost for vendors to set up is $20. Each vendor also will provide a donated item for the Chinese Auction. Beginning at 6 pm and running until midnight will be live music, featuring Chester Dabrowski, Cam Bush, Ian Robinson and The Siddhis. Admission per person is $5.Other features at the event include a 50-50 and other raffles, as well as a cash bar. Café will be open all day, serving hot dogs and popcorn, and assorted chips and candies. For more information, call (240) 362-7183.
ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE…COME TOGETHER IN HARMONY Front & Centre Stage Productions is partnering with the Allegany Arts Council to offer this unique performing arts event for the whole community, August 27th, beginning at 5pm, at the Liberty Street stage, downtown Cumberland. The goal of All You Need Is Love, featuring many local performers, is to bring the community together to mourn some of the recent tragedies in our country, and to celebrate what we can all do to help make the world a better place. The event is free and open to the public however donations will be collected for National Compassion Foundation of Victims of Crime. This is a FREE event, however, donations will be collected throughout the evening.
Enjoy the final FREE outdoor movie with your friends and family on the crescent lawn at Canal Place Saturday evening, August 27. Movies Under The Stars at Canal Place is FREE and open to all ages. Moviegoers are encouraged to bring a blanket or lawn chair (no alcohol or glass containers allowed) and relax under the stars. Movies will begin after sunset or approximately 8:45 pm, but guests are encouraged to visit early and enjoy shopping and dining at the Shops at Canal Place. Saturday, August 27 - Cars (G)
DECADE OF THE 50'S & 60'S CAR SHOW AND DANCE – Friday, August 26, 5 – 10:30 pm at Windsor Castle Events Centre, 210 S. Centre Street. Join us for a stroll down memory lane! We're celebrating the 50's and 60's with a classic car show and concert by the Chinese Bandits! Doors open at 5 with the night kicking off with the tunes of Bill Boyer follow by a trivia contest at 7 then ending the night with the Chinese Bandits. A Cash Bar, as well as, a buffet dinner is available. $8 advance for show only ($10 @ the door) $18 advance dinner and a show ($20 @ the door). Advance tickets available at The Book Center.
Saturday, September 3 - The Crystal Chalice Awards and Masquerade Ball. The #CrystalChaliceAwards is an awards ceremony to be held at the Windsor Castle at 5pm on Saturday September 3rd. This event features various locals as well as people from all over the world. It is a formal gathering to be treated like the Grammy's or Oscar's. Tickets may be purchased at:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-2nd-annual-crystal-chalice-awards-masquerade-afterparty-presale-tickets-25982939672
Vote for your favorite nominees here: www.projectbringmetolife.com (Voting ends August 19th)
Rowdy on the Roof – music on the Frederick Street Parking Garage, September 24 from 1- 6 pm featuring Steve ‘N’ Seagulls with guest performers, Grand Ole’ Ditch. Purchase tickets at choosecumberland.org.
The Allegany Arts Council hosts a group dance lesson and social dance for all ages. In cooperation with Patricia Golden, owner of Industrial Ballroom, the “Third Friday” dance sessions offer the opportunity to learn a new dance step and then practice it with others in the lovely wooden-floored spaces of the Saville and Schwab Galleries. There is an optional potluck—bring a dish to share if you’re up to it. Bring your own beverage of choice. Water is provided. The Lesson will rotate through swing, salsa, rumba, cha cha, Waltz, fox trot, and tango. Each session costs $10 for an individual, or $18 for a couple. The lesson begins at 7:15 pm and the Dance starts at 8:00 pm. The Saville Gallery is located at 9 N. Centre Street in Cumberland, MD. All are welcome.
Allegany Allied Arts and the Queen City Film Festival (QCFF) are pleased to announce our Early Selections for 2016:
- · Calvin's Shoe (7m, USA) dir. by Joseph Fraizer, Animation
- · Charlie & Poppy (14m, USA) dir. by Jennifer Potts, Kids/Family
- · Easy Reappearance (17m, France) dir. by Guillaume Levil, LGBT?
- · Hidden Daylight (18m, USA) dir. by Adrienne Lovette, Horror/SciFi?
- · Hide and Seek (16m, India) dir. by Rashesh Desai, Kids/Family?
- · Intrinsic Moral Evil (11m, Netherlands) dir. by Harm Weistra, LGBT?
- · Kitchen (17m, France) dir. by Steve Duchesne, Horror/SciFi?
- · Last Dance on the Main (3m, Canada) dir. by Aristofanis Soulikias,
- · Documentary?Memory Sync (8m, USA) dir. by William Travis Johnson,
- · Animation?Monster (4m, Taiwan) dir. by Kuan-Fu Lin,
- · Cult?Peelers (96m, Canada) dir. by Sevé Schelenz, Horror/SciFi?
- · Pepino's Back! (51m, Italy) dir. by Luca Bich, Documentary?
- · Polterheist (19m, UK) dir. by David Gilbank, Horror/SciFi?
- · Something To Save You (19m, Russia) dir. by Vis Vitalis, Horror/SciFi?
- · Sweet 6Teen (6m, UK) dir. by Debbie Attwell, Horror/SciFi?
- · The Light Thief (19m, Spain/Bahrain) dir. by Eva Daoud, Horror/SciFi?
- · This Time It's Shopping (4m, US) dir. by Chek Wingo, Kids/Family?
- · Trashonauts (2m, USA) dir. by Jack Griffin Corpening, Animation.
Submissions remain open through July 31, and a full program and schedule is expected to be announced by September 1. The Queen City Film Festival (QCFF), Western Maryland’s premiere film festival, is held each year in early Fall in Cumberland, Maryland. Founded in 2012, and currently in our fifth year, QCFF 2016 will be held October 6-9 at the Cumberland Ramada, Cumberland MD.
Potomac Fiber Arts Guild - August 12, 2016 - September 3 at The Saville Gallery, Allegany Arts Council. The Potomac Fiber Arts Guild presents I Felt Like It 2 also, Dan Hensel. The opening reception will be Saturday August 13th from 6pm-8pm
CUMBERLAND ARTS WALK - Saturday, September 10, 3 – 8 pm. Make a day of it! Art, music, kids activities, drink and restaurant specials, demonstrations and more at the downtown Cumberland Arts Walk. Participating artists and businesses will be located on Baltimore Street, Centre Street, and Liberty Street. Music performances throughout the day on the Liberty Street stage. Other events include the Allegany Arts Council's Will's Creek Invitational Opening, 6-8pm, and Grand Ole Ditch at Canal Place, 8pm.
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.alleganyanimalshelter.com. ACAS is the only municipal no-kill shelter in the state of Maryland.
For a complete schedule of events, visit www.visitcumberland.org or www.mdmountainside.com
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