Western Maryland Food Council to Host Conference PDF Print E-mail
Written by Dan Fiscus   
Thursday, 21 March 2019 13:45

2019-03-01F  WMFC foodconference imageThe Western Maryland Food Council will host its first annual food systems conference titled “Our Food, Our Future: Cultivating Western Maryland’s Food Future” on Friday, April 12, 2019 from 8:30AM to 3:30PM at Allegany College of Maryland.

Conference topics include “Opportunities for New Farmers,” “Food is Medicine,” “Food Insecurity,” “Opportunities for New Food Businesses,” “Farm to School/Institution,” and “Food and Environmental Sustainability.” Anne Palmer (Program Director) and Mark Winne (Senior Advisor), both from the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future, will act as keynote speakers addressing the topic “Building a Sustainable Food Future for Western Maryland.” Winne is the author of three books including "Stand Together or Starve Alone: Unity and Chaos in the U.S. Food Movement." Exhibitors and vendors with expertise in local food production will be on hand throughout the day. Post-conference events are available but you must pre-register. Post-conference events include a wine and local cheese tasting at the Toasted Goat in Frostburg for a $5.00 fee and a free tour of the Wholesome Harvest Food Co-Op, also in Frostburg.

The conference is open to farmers, vendors, food producers, economic development professionals, health and nutrition professionals, food security advocates and anyone interested in the future of the Western Maryland food system. Early registration by April 5 is $25.00 per person. Registration after April 5 is $40.00 per person. Both registration fees include lunch. Discounts for students and farmers are available. For more information, visit the Western Maryland Food Council website at www.wmdfoodcouncil.com or phone the University of Maryland Extension office at 301-724-3320.

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 March 2019 13:57
 
"Survivors Among Us" Film on Holocaust Survivors to be Screened PDF Print E-mail
Written by New Covenant United Methodist Church   
Thursday, 21 March 2019 08:20

Beth Luers, retired professor of history and cultural geography from Garrett County, will present a WBAL movie and lecture on “Survivors Among Us” at New Covenant United Methodist church in Cumberland on March 26 at 7 p.m. The film follows six Baltimore area Holocaust survivors, focusing on her friend, Leo Bretholz and his return to France to visit Sister Jeanne d’Arc, who hid him from the Nazis. 

 

During her career at Garrett College, Beth created the Joan Crawford Lecture series and brought Holocaust survivors and liberators to speak to her students. She has visited Holocaust sites in Europe and accompanied students there in the course of her research on genocide. Dr. Luers is the author of “Creating Light,” a book about three Holocaust survivors and what each of them did to give back good to a world that wanted them dead. 

 

The lecture is free and open to the public. No reservations are required. Access to the New Covenant fellowship hall is through the front entrance at 1707 Frederick St., or the side entrance off the parking lot. Both entrances are handicap accessible.      

For additional information, call 301 729-3013.

 
Reading Set in Celebration of Backbone Mountain Review PDF Print E-mail
Written by FSU News and Media Services   
Thursday, 21 March 2019 08:12

A reading to celebrate the release of the 2019 Backbone Mountain Review will be held Saturday, March 23, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Allegany Arts Council at 9 North Centre Street in Cumberland. The event will feature readings from contributing writers of the journal. It is free and open to the public.

The Backbone Mountain Review is a literary journal co-sponsored by Frostburg State University’s Center for Literary Arts, the Allegany Arts Council and the Allegany County Public Library System. 

The Backbone Mountain Review showcases the creative talents and cultural diversity of the people and places within the Appalachian Mid-Atlantic region by featuring the works of writers, poets and playwrights from Western Maryland and the surrounding area.

For more information, contact Jennifer Browne, director of the Center for Literary Arts at 301-687-4340.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call 301-687-4102 or use a Voice Relay Operator at 1-800-735-2258.

 
Downtown Cumberland Events and Programs PDF Print E-mail
Written by Becky McClarran   
Thursday, 21 March 2019 08:04

What’s Happening in Downtown Cumberland

 

Chefs of Steel – Monday, March 25

 

Easter – April 21

 

Free Parking – Saturdays, Sundays and After 5

 

Western Maryland Food Bank’s Chefs of Steel – Monday, March 25 at the Culinaire Café, 112 Baltimore Street. Doors open at 5:30, buffet dinner at 6 and live competition at 7 pm. Live cooking competition, silent auction, chance to taste and 50/50, buffet dinner, delicious desserts, beer & wine. Tickets are $50/person and are available at The Book Center, AMC’s Culinaire Café, Cathy Carpenter State Farm and Western Maryland Food Bank. 301-722-2797

 

Annual Spring Fling Garage Tour takes place Saturday, March 23, beginning at 9 am at the garage of Bud George, 15921 Holly Drive in Rawlings. It will move on to a half dozen locations, allowing about an hour - counting travel time - for visitations at each site. Participants are encouraged to drive their own special vehicles through the event, which moves to Keyser before returning to Cresaptown, and then Cumberland. Following a visit to the Corvette collection of Dr. Mike McCagh, the tour will wind up at the 1812 Brewery, at 13006 Mason Road, at 3:30 p.m. A catered meal will be available for tourists, who may use the leisure time as an opportunity to rehash the day's activities. There is no participation fee. More information is available from Allen Haines at: 301-707-0167. 

 

RETAIL

 

Book Signing at Fort Cumberland Emporium – Saturday, March 23, 11 am – 3 pm.  Fort Cumberland Emporium is pleased to host a book signing with three local authors - Dick DeVore, Martha Letterman and Bettyanne Twigg. Each author brings a different genre to the table. Books will be available for sale and signing. Fort Cumberland Emporium is located at 55 Baltimore Street.

 

PharmaCareWest

  • Planning an international getaway for Spring Break? Or maybe a mission or educational trip? Be sure to contact PharmaCare’s Travel & Vaccination Center before you go. Depending on the location, activities you have planned, and your living arrangements, you may need a vaccine before you go. A consultation with one of our travel nurses will ensure you have a safe and exciting vacation. Best of all you don’t have to travel out of town for these services! For more information, or to schedule an appointment, please call PharmaCare at 301.723.2440. Know before you go!
  • Bedford Candies’ homemade Easter candy

 

Barkin’ Basement Thrift Shop – Blue and purple are the colors of the week. All blue and/or purple items are HALF PRICE this week. We are open from Thursday - Sunday, 45 Baltimore Street in historic Downtown Cumberland.

 

KTK Spring Fling Auction - The Allegany County Animal Shelter has once again teamed up with the crew from KTK Services Auction House to host an auction to benefit operations at the Allegany County Animal Shelter. The auction is scheduled for Sunday, April 7. Preview is at 9 a.m. and the auction starts at 1 p.m. KTK is currently accepting donations of items to be auctioned to include: lawn mowers, lawn furniture, snow blowers, small household appliances (washers/dryers, freezers, refrigerators, etc.) paintings, tools, vehicles, furniture (interior & exterior) gift certificates, recreational vehicles, boats, ATVs, motorcycles, jet skis, jewelry, guns, ammo, swords and knives . In addition we are looking for a donations for raffle baskets. All donated items must be clean and in working condition. No clothing, no books, and no glassware. Donations will be accepted through March 18. To schedule a pickup of donated items, please call 301-876-5082.

 

The Vapor Room is a trusted retailer of top electronic cigarette brands and premium nicotine eliquids. Our Appcard rewards program offers our customers generous discounts on future purchases including Two Punch Tuesday and Double Points Wednesday. Our Downtown Cumberland shop is located at 57 N Centre Street and is open Monday through Saturday 10AM-6PM. Stop in and speak with one of our friendly staff today!

 

Maddcatt Vapors - serving the Cumberland and Hagerstown areas! Your locally owned and operated full-service electronic cigarette company. With our award winning flavors and up-to-date products, our selection is second to none! Our knowledgeable and friendly staff looks forward to helping you start or continue your vaping journey!

 

Craft & Fine Things Bazaar and Spaghetti Dinner – Friday, March 22, 10 am – 4 pm at Allegany College of Maryland, 12401 Willowbrook Road. Wooden items, bath scrubs, jewelry, wreaths, plants and more. Eat in or carry out spaghetti. Call 301-784-5069 for more information.

 

Love to go antiquing and thrifting? Want to discover a handmade treasure? Downtown Cumberland has some great shops including Fort Cumberland Emporium, Baltimore Street Collectibles, Barkin’ Basement Thrift Shop (Thursday – Sunday), Queen City Flea Market (Friday – Sunday), Windsor Castle Antiques & Flea Market (Sundays only) – 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

  

Mezzos’ Specials

  • Wed 3/20: Buffalo Chicken Pasta $6.50 - Penne Pasta, Ranch, Parmesan Cheese, Diced Tomatoes, & Grilled Buffalo Chicken

Working Women's Wednesday 6p-8p

  • Thu 3/21: Firecracker Shrimp Wrap w/ Fries or Side Salad $6.50

Trivia Night with Randy Means 7:30 pm - Mezzos Main

  • Fri 3/22: French Dip w/ Au Jus w/ Fries or Side Salad $6.50 - With Provolone Cheese, Sautéed Onions, & Horseradish Mayo

Berkeley Springs Tap Takeover - (American Amber, Cacapon Kolsch, & Stonewall IPA)

  • Sat 3/23: Half off Pizza Day!
  1. 81 Run Band with Brett Handy Band
  • Sun 3/17: AYCE Sunday! Boneless Wings, Bone-In Wings, Nachos, Sliders, Fries $10.50 per person

 

AYCE Breakfast Masonic Temple15 Greene Street, Saturday, April 13, 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM. Includes Pancakes, Eggs, Sausage, Sausage Gravy, Biscuits, Juice, Coffee, and MilkChildren Age 7 and Under Free - Children Age 8-12 $5.00 - Adults $7.00Open to the public. Proceeds Support the Restoration and Preservation of the Historic Cumberland Masonic Temple.

 

City Lights Wine & Cheese Wednesdays – Enjoy Three Cheese Board and 2 glasses of house wine for $20 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.

 

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 $12.

 

Saturday mornings, it’s a Bloody Mary Bar at City Lights! Every Saturday from 11 am – 2 pm, enjoy Cumberland’s original make-your-own Bloody Mary bar. City Lights American Grill & Bar is located at 59 Baltimore Street, 301-722-9800.

 

Ristorante Ottaviani - Every Friday night is half price Wine night! All of our bottles of wine are half price starting at 8pm.

 

1812 Brewery – Great Friends. Great Beer. Great Food. Great Music. 1812 Brewery, 13006 NE Mason Road. Check out our calendar of fun events - http://1812brewery.com/events/

  • Every Thursday is Game Night at 1812 Brewery.
  • Friday, March 15 –
  • Saturday, March 16 – Gibb Cochrum (music), Sweet Dreams Food Truck (food)

·      Thursday, March 28 MLB Opening Day Honoring Lefty Grove & Cumberland Dapper Dan Little League – 12 noon – 10 pm

 

LITERARY/LIBRARY/FOR KIDS

  

Washington Street Library has a Toddler Time every Wednesday at 10 a.m. and a Story Time every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. The descriptions are below.

  • Toddler Time: Children Ages 18-36 months, but all ages welcome. Grow your child's early literacy skills with a fun-filled time of book reading, singing, rhyming, moving, and creating with one of our amazing Program Specialists! 
  • Story Time: Children 3-5 years old, but all ages welcome. Grow your child's early literacy skills with a fun-filled time of book reading, singing, rhyming, moving, and creating with one of our amazing Program Specialists! 

 

The Book Center Adult Book Club is the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 6:00 pm! If you like food, wine, and great books, then this is the place for you! If you'd like to join, call us at 301-722-2284 or drop in to let us know. All Book Club members receive a discount on monthly selections.


4th Annual Mountainside Baroque Summer Academy – June 17-21. Audition online or in person on March 16 at St. Paul’s Lutheran in Cumberland. Mountainside Baroque will hold its acclaimed Summer Academy for middle school, high school and early college students at First Presbyterian Church in Cumberland. The popular program offers individualized and group instruction by esteemed national performers on bowed strings, flute and recorder, keyboards, brass instruments, lute (guitar), and voice—all in a friendly, close-knit setting. This curriculum distinguishes the Academy among youth programs nationally.Along with superb technical instruction, students experience an imaginative approach to music theory and fundamentals and the essence of Baroque dance, art, and history. They play replica historical instruments and enjoy evening social activities. Thanks to a grant from the Naylor Family Trust Fund of The Community Trust Foundation, scholarships are available on a limited basis. Residents from Allegany and neighboring counties receive a tuition discount. Housing is available for out of town students. An audition is required and may be submitted via YouTube by March 16 or in person at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Cumberland on that date. Special arrangements may be possible. To request information or an audition appointment, email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or visit mountainsidebaroque.org.

 

RENTALS

 

Prime Retail/Office Space available – High-Traffic/Visibility Retail/Office Space - 1,800 square feet, Off-street parking,220 North Mechanic Street,  Opposite American Rent-All –$ 950 a month plus electric and water.  To inquire, call Ed Mullaney at 301-268-2135 or Tim Mullaney, 301-697-2255

 

MUSEUMS/WMSR/CANAL PARK

 

Western Maryland Scenic Railroad

  • Daily at 8:30am -
  • Murder Mystery “Tennis Anyone?”  Saturday, April 6, Departure: 6:00 pm
  • Spring Blossom Special, Saturday, March 23, 24, 30, and 31. Departure: 11:30 am -
  • Bunny Hop Trains - April brings the Western Maryland Easter Bunny to town - April 6, 7, 13, 14 and 20. Join WMSR this Easter for an egg-cellent time. On your journey to Mountain View, celebrate the holiday by hearing one of your favorite Easter stories and sing a couple of your favorite Easter tunes. Then at the meet the Easter bunny and go on an Easter egg hunt and play our prize game! Lemonade and cookies will be served.
  • “Mountain Moonshine Train” - Saturday, April 27, Departure:  6:00pm   Shhh- It's the Mountain Moonshine train! Taste the best mountain moonshine made by Tall Pines Distillery. Guests enjoy a 3-course meal consisting of a salad, choice of entrée, and a signature dessert of Chef’s choice with 5 samples of shine, and 5 sweeter flavors on the way back. And meet the man behind the still with his many moonshine secrets- all during your layover. Just be sure to keep an eye out the window for the G-men! Then at our Mountain View stop, relax around the campfire, or join in on boot stompin' music and cornhole tossin'. Boarding will begin at 5:30 pm, and the train will depart at 6 pm. The train will arrive back in Cumberland at approximately 9 pm. Notice: This train experience will not be stopping at the Frostburg Depot. All guest must be 21 years of age or older.

For more information, please visit our website at wmsr.com or call 1-800-TRAIN-50 or 301-795-4400.

 

Uniting Cumberland’s Past to its Future – The Allegany Museum is proud to sponsor a presentation by A. Elizabeth Watson, FAICP, of Heritage Strategies, LLC, an expert in strategic historic preservations. The presentation will be held at the Allegany Museum, April 27, 1-3:30 pm and will cover a wide variety of topics of interest to Cumberland’s residents including – Historic Preservation planning, Heritage Areas, River and Greenway Projects, Historic Trails, Story-telling through interpretation, Funding and recognition programs. Open to the public, please join us. For additional information contact Jenny Lazarus atme.b.jpj.gmail.com.

 

Exit Strategy Escape Room - Gather your friends, choose from one of the themed rooms, step into the room and the live action game begins. our group will  look for clues, open locks, decipher messages, solve puzzles all while trying to complete your mission and beat the clock! Date night, couple's night, girls night out, fun with friends, birthdays this makes the perfect night out. Looking for a Corporate or Team Building outing? Great for corporate groups looking to experience a new style of team building. Teams must work together, brainstorm solutions, handle pressure, manage time and complete their mission. 3 Pershing Street, 301-777-0747. Visit exitstrategyescaperoom.com to book your escape today.

 

ENTERTAINMENT

 

Upcoming Events at Mezzos/The Venue

  • March 22 - Berkeley Springs Tap Take-Over

American Amber, Cacapon Kolsch and their Stonewall IPA

  • March 23 - Harley Kuhn Acoustic   9:30pm
  • April 12 – 9:00pm 2019 Jazz Crawl - Allison Shearer Group
  • April 13 - Dan Stevens Acoustic 9:30pm
  • April 16 - Cumberland Pride Spirit Night  5:00pm
  • April 20  - Hot sauce Willy Band   9:30pm
  • April 24 - MIXX Fashion Show   during WWW   Upstairs   5:30pm
  • May 11 - Jaycees Purge Bingo    5pm to 8pm   

 

Spring Fling – Saturday, March 23, 9 pm – 12 am at the Embassy Theatre. The Lavender Dollies have spring fever, and they'll be blooming on the Embassy stage. Join host Mona Lott with 2019 Queen of Queen City Christian Diane, Headda Jean Harper, Maxine Young, Sadae Spears & Iva Fetish for a fun evening of spring fashion and lip sync.

 

Mountainside Baroque – Sunday, March 24, 4-6 pm at the First Presbyterian Church, 11 Washington Street. The music that flourished in Spain and Portugal in the 15th and 16th centuries was exported to the New World with the priests and friars who brought Christianity to the native populations there, a legacy still being unearthed in the cathedral libraries of Mexico, Bolivia and Peru. Tickets are $20/person and can be ordered online at https://www.mountainsidebaroque.org

 

Simeon’s Well – A Musical History of Cumberland written by Lynn Getty, Saturday, March 30, 7:30 pm and Sunday, March 31, 3 pm at the Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 16 Washington Street. Healing @ the Well, a themed art show featuring local artists, opening reception, Saturday, March 30, 5-7 pm, Open Sunday, 1-6 pm. Free will offering.

 

The Light Bearer – The Embassy Theatre – April 5 – 14 - Five female friends. They've known one another for more than 50 years. Each Saturday, they meet at their church fellowship hall in a small town outside Cumberland, Maryland to make cancer pads and catch up on the events of the last week with one another. One eventful week, however, one member of the usual group cannot attend and her absence due to a serious illness becomes the topic of discussion, guiding the remaining friends into reflections of relationships more five decades strong. This production – under the direction of Timothy Bambara – tells this story of friendship and uses references and settings familiar to those from Allegany County, Maryland. "The Lightbearer, A Comedy About Life’s Little Dramas," written by Shane Riggs. April 5-14, Friday and Saturdays, 8 pm, and Sunday matinees at 2 pm/ To commemorate the play’s 15th anniversary, this production is being dedicated in memory of Mark Baker, former artistic director of the Embassy and the first person to direct the play in 2004.

 

Saturday, April 13, 1-3 pm – Night Traveler will be performing on the McCoury Family Stage, Baltimore Street.

 

A Night with Garth & Friends Tribute Show, Saturday, April 6, Allegany High School Auditorium. Tickets are $33/$36. 301-759-0580, www.tri-stateconcerts.com

 

Tilly’s Queen Crazy Cool Mom Contest - Does your Mom have what it takes to be crowned the 2019 Queen City Crazy Cool Mom?  Well, Tilly Love aka Rena Love would like to challenge you to tell her about your Crazy Cool Mom. And, she has invited four of her favorite Crazy Cool Queen City Moms to join her in reading your stories and, together, choosing their favorite to receive the title and win the GRAND PRIZE Mother’s Day Gift Basket from Downtown and Queen City area businesses. Here is how it works: 1. Any Mom living within 10 Miles of the Cumberland City Limits is eligible to be entered and win. 2. The person you are entering must be your mom. 3. Your entry must be titled and submitted as follows to be considered an eligible entry: Title: 2019 Crazy Cool Mom – Your Mom’s First and Last Name Location: Street and City Name where your Mom resides. (do not post house numbers) Relation: How is this person your Mom? Son, daughter, -n-law, Step, Foster and etc. Story: Your story about your Mom can be as creative as you would like it to be but must contain a story, antic or reason why your Mom should be selected as the 2019 Queen City Crazy Cool Mom. The judges will also use public response to your post as an element of their decision making – so the better the story and the sooner you post it – the better.4. Your Crazy Cool Mom story must be submitted as a post to the Facebook Event Page Only found at www.facebook.com/historicdowntowncumberland by Midnight on Sunday, May 5th to give the panel of 5 Mom judges a chance to read all of the stories, and to get together to choose their winner. 5. You cannot enter yourself. 6. The panel of five Mom judges will select a Grand Prize winner and two runner-ups. They will also share their top ten “contestants” with stories throughout the week of May 6th – May 10th. 7. The winning Crazy Cool Mom and two runner-ups will be announced during the Discover Downtown Cumberland live performance of Driftwood LIVE on The McCoury Family Stage from 6 – 9 PM. 8. The winning Mom (and two runner-ups) must be present to win and available for photos at the time of announcement sometime between 7 – 8 PM on Saturday, May 11, 2019. Should the winning MOM not be present, we will go through the top ten entries until we have a Grand Prize winner and two runner-ups. So plan now – to bring your Mom downtown on Saturday, May 11. 9. The Discover Downtown Cumberland Committee reserves the right to adjust or change these guidelines at any time and as needed to accommodate any updates or changes. The Grand Prize and Runner Up gifts have no exchangeable or negotiable value. Any questions about this contest or clarity about the guideline can be directed to Tilly and her gang of five via Dave Love through private message on Facebook or by email at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

ART

  

Life Drawing Class – The group will meet every other Thursday from 7-9 pm at the Cumberland Theatre. The class will continue every other Thursday unless otherwise announced. Further information about the class or if you are interested in being a paid model for a session, contact Shirley Giarritta at (301) 707-7586.

 

Allegany Arts Council

 
  • 2019 Allegany County Student Art Showcase, March 2 – March 23. This show will feature the work of Allegany County students in grades PreK-12.
  • Kids' Photo Boot Camp, Saturday, March 23, 12 noon – 2 pm. The Allegany Arts Council and its Photography Committee are pleased to announce its 2019 Kids’ Photo Boot Camp, to kick off Photography Month activities in preparation for its 5th Annual Allegany National Photography Competition & Exhibition.
  • Introduction to Soap MakingMarch 30 –
  • Public Opening: Allegany National Photography Competition and Exhibition, April 6, 6-8 pm.Join us for the public opening of the 5th Annual Allegany National Photography Competition and Exhibition (ANPCE). Juried by Dan Leers, Curator of Photography with the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, the exhibition will meld the region’s rich concentration of photographic artists with an influx of national photographers.
  • Friday Stitchers at the Schwab Mountain Maryland Gallery

·      2019 Backbone Mountain Review Launch Party – March 23, 5- 7 pm, Allegany Arts Council. Join us for readings from this annual literary journal showcasing the creative talents and cultural diversity of the people and places within the Appalachian Mid-Atlantic region.

 

Go Figure! Figure Drawing Group  - First Wednesday of each month, unless otherwise announced, 9:30AM-12:30PM at Allegany Arts Council's Schwab Mountain Maryland Gallery, Cumberland, MD. There is a live model who is paid $60, which is split between participating artists. Call (301) 777-2787 for more information.

LIVING, BUSINESS, FINANCIAL & EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

 

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

  

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

 

JOB/CHARITABLE/VOLUNTEER /OPPORTUNITIES

 

Allegany County Animal Shelter Spring Clean Up- Mark your calendars – we are planning a big Spring Clean Up as we prepare to head into our busy season and need YOUR help! Join us at the shelter the first weekend in May (May 3-5) as we assemble teams of volunteers to help complete a number of spring projects for our shelter pets. Work to be done includes construction of two different catios, expanding our doggie play yard, ground maintenance, adding additional walking trails to the shelter grounds, painting, scooping/graveling and many other tasks. If you work in the skilled trades and would like to volunteer, we can put you to work!
We will also be hosting a new dog walker orientation on Saturday, May 4 at 1:30 p.m. The more walkers we have, the happier our pups! Local businesses are invited and encouraged to send volunteers any or all three days. If you would like to help, but are not available that weekend, we are also seeking donations of shovels, rakes, hoes, gift cards to Southern States, Tractor Supply, Lowe’s, 84 Lumber, Wal-Mart and local hardware stores. Questions may be directed to the Animal Shelter at 301-777-5930. Thanks in advance to anyone available to help and to the volunteers and companies who have already signed on!

 

High school students from Garrett, Allegany, Washington and surrounding counties in West Virginia and Pennsylvania who are weighing future career options can learn about the many and varied careers available in the healthcare field through ECHO: Exploring Careers in Health Occupations. ECHO is a weeklong residential program for high school students that allow them to live on campus at Frostburg State University while exploring a wide variety of career options available throughout our region in health professions. Students gain hands-on experiences in team building while undergoing an action-packed week of health professions adventures.

Tour the top medical schools in Maryland and West Virginia. Visit health departments, hospitals, private physician practices, NIH, and the National Library of Medicine. Experience the life of a surgeon via a surgical simulator, and test your limits through a visit to a cadaver lab - all while learning about life in a college dorm as well as how to apply to college and manage your finances.

Applications are being accepted through April 26. For more information visit ahececho.org or contact Emma Bauer at 301-777-9150 or by email at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

Discover Downtown Cumberland is seeking local & regional Greenhouses, Farms, Orchards, and Organizations who would be interested in setting up to sell Spring Plants, Flowers, Vegetables and Garden Supplies & Items throughout the Downtown Pedestrian Mall for Mother’s Day Weekend May 9th, 10th , 11th & 12th. Setup is complimentary from the DDC, but must be pre-registered and use an assigned location. Saturday is Required; THUR, FRI & SUN is optional. Contact Mikayla Dodge 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.alleganyanimalshelter.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.orgJoin 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

 

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

 

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Adult Education Ambassador Trainings to be Held PDF Print E-mail
Written by Kristin Kehrwald   
Monday, 18 February 2019 18:29

CUMBERLAND, Md. (Feb. 13, 2019) – Did you earn your GED or high diploma as an adult? Join Coalition on Adult Education (COABE) National Ambassador Samantha Vega for one of two upcoming Student Ambassador Trainings to learn to share your story to help others in need.

Trainings will be held from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Cumberland YMCA on February 21 and the South Cumberland Library on March 8. Light refreshments will be served.

Participants will learn how to advocate for adult education funding while building their public speaking skills in an informal, hands-on workshop setting. They’ll examine what factors may have led them to drop out of high school, learn how to flip their narrative to see their journey in a positive light and celebrate their achievements.

With an emphasis on group work, participants will develop their two to three-minute personal story to share with lawmakers to lobby for adult education resources, if they choose. Training certificates from COABE will be distributed upon class completion.

Vega, an Allegany College of Maryland student who earned her diploma in 2015, is one of ten national COABE ambassadors tasked to train others to advocate for adult basic education.

Individuals who care about literacy programs are also welcome to attend.

Call 301-784-5445 or email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  for additional event information.

 
Kids' Photo Boot Camp Offered by Allegany Arts Council PDF Print E-mail
Written by Allegany County Arts Council   
Thursday, 21 March 2019 08:15

The Allegany Arts Council and its Photography Committee will offer a Kids’ Photo Boot Camp to kick off Photography Month activities in preparation for its 5th Annual Allegany National Photography Competition & Exhibition (ANPCE). This is a great opportunity for young people between the ages of 8-18 to work with award-winning, local photographers who will teach the fundamentals of photography in a fun and laid-back atmosphere.

 

Participants will hone their skills during a photo scavenger hunt and learn the basics of still life and portrait photography in a studio environment. Finished photographs will be digitally shown during the public opening of ANPCE on Saturday, April 6.

Students should bring their own camera and SD card, if possible, although a limited number of cameras will be available from the Arts Council on a first-come, first-served basis. The workshop is free, but space is limited. Please register early at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kids-photo-boot-camp-tickets-57127232089.

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Public Opening of 5th Annual Allegany National Photography Competition and Exhibit PDF Print E-mail
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The Allegany County Arts Council will host a public opening of the 5th Annual Allegany National Photography Competition and Exhibition (ANPCE) on Saturday, April 6 from 6-8 pm, 9 N. Centre, Cumberland . Juried by Dan Leers, Curator of Photography with the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, the exhibition will meld the region’s rich concentration of photographic artists with an influx of national photographers.

 
Downtown Cumberland Happenings PDF Print E-mail
Written by Becky McClarran   
Monday, 18 February 2019 18:31

Hooley Plunge – Saturday, March 2, Rocky Gap State Park. Take the Plunge for a great cause! The money raised goes toward to Special Olympics of Allegany County and other great local programs for the developmentally disabled. Don’t want to Plunge? Support the efforts of those who take a dip in the frigid waters of Lake Habeeb. Donations can be made via Paypal atwww.hooleyplunge.com or send a check to Hooley Plunge, c/o McClarran and Williams, 28 Washington Street, Cumberland, MD 21502.

 

Allegany County Chamber of Commerce’s Lucky Ladies Night Out – Friday, March 8th - doors open at 5:30 pm – Ali Ghan Shrine Club. Open to the public.  A lively evening of fun, laughter and good times.  Tickets - $30.00 per person if purchased by February 22nd; after that $35.00 per person.  Reserve a Lucky Table of 7 for $200.00. Ticket price includes hors d’oeuvres, beer/wine/soft drinks and one free raffle ticket for grand prize drawing.  Themed gift basket drawings will be raffled off throughout the evening; tickets available for purchase.  For tickets or more information contact Allegany County Chamber of Commerce 301-722-2820 or email   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  Sponsored by Ali Ghan Shrine Club, Bella LLC, and Kristi Otto Allstate Agency. 

 

RETAIL

  

Rehab 1st Valentine’s Special – Buy one massage, get one Half Price! Original 60-minute massage valued at $60, get two for $90. Offer available from February 11 – 15. 157 Baltimore Street, 301-733-3680, fax – 301-722-1139. www.rehab1st.com

 

Café Mark Valentine Treats – Get your order in. Café Mark is creating small cakes and chocolate covered strawberries for Valentine’s Day. Call 301-777-0037 or top in at 37 Baltimore Street. 

 

Queen City Creamery Valentine’s Cake –  “Crazy in Love” ice cream cake—- made for two (or more) with all kinds of goodies on it. We will be doing chocolate covered strawberries and Adult chocolate covered strawberries. All above will need to be pre-ordered. Stop in at Queen City Creamery or call 301-777-0011.
 

Valentine’s Day is this Thursday! PharmaCare West has Bedford Candies boxed chocolates, flavored popcorn and other chocolate and candy treats for every Valentine on your list. We also have Valentine’s Day greeting cards. 64 Greene Street – 301.724.1183; store & drive-thru open Mon – Fri 9am to 6pm & Sat 9am to 1pm.

 

PharmaCareWest reminds you it’s not too late to get your flu shot. Flu activity is increasing and there is still time to protect yourself for the seasonal flu. Just walk in to our store and get your flu shot today! (No charge to Medicare Part B and most third party insurance recipients.)

 

Book Center – Join us for a hilarious Storytime (Baby Shark and The Wonky Donkey) and Craft, Saturday, February 16, 10:30 – 11:30 am. This event is free and for kids ages 2-8 but all are welcome. 15 N. Centre Street, 301-o722-o2284,storytimeatthebookcenter@hotmail.com

 

Barkin' Basement Thrift Shop – Barkin’ Basement is having our popular Bag It Sale. Fill a bag with as many clothes/shoes that you can fit and get it all for only Five Bucks! We're open Thursday - Sunday and are located at 45 Baltimore Street in the heart of Downtown Cumberland.

 

GiGis Attic will be closed for renovations and hopes to reopen this Spring.

 

The Vapor Room - The Vapor Room will be doing a products we love sale, with 10 products on sale, we will be doing sweet singles, with 10 select 30mls on sale for $8. We will also be doing a spread the love promotion, where if you bring in a new customer, when they make a purchase of $30 or more we will be giving out TVR Vapor Bucks, for use on a later order! The Vapor Room is a trusted retailer of top electronic cigarette brands and premium nicotine eliquids. Our Appcard rewards program offers our customers generous discounts on future purchases including Two Punch Tuesday and Double Points Wednesday. Our Downtown Cumberland shop is located at 57 N Centre Street and is open Monday through Saturday 10AM-6PM. Stop in and speak with one of our friendly staff today!

 

Maddcatt Vapors - serving the Cumberland and Hagerstown areas! Your locally owned and operated full-service electronic cigarette company. With our award winning flavors and up-to-date products, our selection is second to none! Our knowledgeable and friendly staff looks forward to helping you start or continue your vaping journey!

 

Love to go antiquing and thrifting? Want to discover a handmade treasure? Downtown Cumberland has some great shops including FortCumberland Emporium, Baltimore Street Collectibles, Barkin’ Basement Thrift Shop (Thursday – Sunday), Queen City Flea Market (Friday – Sunday), Windsor Castle Antiques & Flea Market (Sundays only) – 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

  

Mezzos’ Specials

  • Wed 2/13: Buffalo Chicken Pasta $6.50

Grilled Buffalo Chicken Penne Pasta with Ranch, Diced Tomatoes, & Shredded Parmesan Cheese

Working Women's Wednesday 6p-8p

  • Thu 2/14: Cream of Potato Soup w/ Grilled Cheese or Side Salad $6.50

Trivia Night with Randy Means 7:30 pm - Mezzos Main

  • Fri 2/15: Cajun Grilled Chicken Sandwich with Pepper Jack Cheese w/ Fries or Side Salad $6.50

With Lettuce, Tomatoes, Pickles, & Ranch Sauce

So Lo Band 9:30 pm - Mezzos Main

  • Sat 2/16: Half off Pizza Day!

Dean Cramer Acoustic 9:30pm - Mezzos Main

  • Sun 2/17: AYCE Sunday!

Boneless Wings, Bone-In Wings, Nachos, Sliders, Fries $10.50 per person

 

City Lights Wine & Cheese Wednesdays – Enjoy Three Cheese Board and 2 glasses of house wine for $20 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.

 

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 $12.

 

Make Your Valentines Day reservations today at City Lights - 301-722-9800. We have a Special Menu from Thursday February 14th through Saturday February 16th. Full Dinner menu also available.

  • Starter - Raspberry Bellini
  • Appetizer - Mushroom Toast
  • Salad - Fresh Strawberry - Arugula - Pistachio - Strawberry Vinaigrette
  • Entrees  - Choice of NY Strip - Potato Wedges with Onion, Fennell & Thyme – Asparagus or Coconut Cashew Chicken - Asiago Red Skinned Mashed Potatoes – Asparagus or Pistachio Salmon - Cranberry Glaze - Wild & Brown Rice - Asparagus

 

Saturday mornings, it’s a Bloody Mary Bar at City Lights! Every Saturday from 11 am – 2 pm, enjoy Cumberland’s original make-your-own Bloody Mary bar. City Lights American Grill & Bar is located at 59 Baltimore Street, 301-722-9800.

 

Ristorante Ottaviani - Every Friday night is half price Wine night! All of our bottles of wine are half price starting at 8pm.

 

1812 Brewery – Great Friends. Great Beer. Great Food. Great Music. 1812 Brewery, 13006 NE Mason Road. Check out our calendar of fun events - http://1812brewery.com/events/

  • Every Thursday is Game Night at 1812 Brewery.
  • Friday, Februry 15  –
  • Saturday, February 16 – Dan Stevens (music), Zeb’s Barbeque (food)
  • Valentine’s Day Dinner, Thursday, February 14. Good Carma Catering is creating a special, romantic dinner and 1812 is pairing each course with a beer. Music by Gibb Cochrum. $65/person, reservations required. 240-3627576.
  • Saturday, March 2 – Post-Hooley Plunge Party with the Shanty Irish, both Good Carma Catering and Chef Paul’s Kitchen will be on hand with great menus - 3 pm

 

LITERARY/LIBRARY/FOR KIDS

  

Washington Street Library has a Toddler Time every Wednesday at 10 a.m. and a Story Time every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. The descriptions are below.

  • Toddler Time: Children Ages 18-36 months, but all ages welcome. Grow your child's early literacy skills with a fun-filled time of book reading, singing, rhyming, moving, and creating with one of our amazing Program Specialists! 
  • Story Time: Children 3-5 years old, but all ages welcome. Grow your child's early literacy skills with a fun-filled time of book reading, singing, rhyming, moving, and creating with one of our amazing Program Specialists! 

 

Book Center – Join us for a hilarious Storytime (Baby Shark and The Wonky Donkey) and Craft, Saturday, February 16, 10:30 – 11:30 am. This event is free and for kids ages 2-8 but all are welcome. 15 N. Centre Street, 301-o722-o2284,storytimeatthebookcenter@hotmail.com

 

The Book Center Adult Book Club is the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 6:00 pm! If you like food, wine, and great books, then this is the place for you! If you'd like to join, call us at 301-722-2284 or drop in to let us know. All Book Club members receive a discount on monthly selections.

 

RENTALS

 

Loft Apartment Available in Downtown Cumberland

Upscale living at Windsor Lofts on Wills Creek at 220 North Mechanic Street opposite American Rent-All. Large first floor loft, vaulted ceilings, private entrance, one bedroom, open space living room, dining room, kitchen, bath, washer/dryer, off-street parking.  $575/month plus electric and water.  For information, call Ed Mullaney 301-268-2135 or Tim Mullaney 301-697-2255

 

Prime Retail/Office Space available – High-Traffic/Visibility Retail/Office Space - 1,800 square feet, Off-street parking,220 North Mechanic Street,  Opposite American Rent-All –$ 950 a month plus electric and water.  To inquire, call Ed Mullaney at 301-268-2135 or Tim Mullaney, 301-697-2255

 

Great location to start a new business or relocate an existing business. For rent: 49 N. Centre St (former Tea Cupboard). 960 sq. ft. plus storage space and parking space $750 mo. Contact: 301-708-7586.

 

MUSEUMS/WMSR/CANAL PARK

 

Western Maryland Scenic Railroad – Romance on the Rails - February 16, 11:30 am and 6 pm, February 17 at 11:30 am.  Tickets - $115/person. Join us for a romantic ride on the rails! Wine and dine on board one of our heritage dining cars as you travel west to Frostburg. A complimentary bottle of wine of your choice from our selection is also included with your reservation. Meal options: Filet Mignon, B&O crab cake, Honey glazed Salmon, Virginia baked ham or vegetable lasagna. For more information, please call 301-759-4400 or email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


WMSR will have a stationary train on Valentine’s Day, boarding will begin at 5:30 the cost is $79.00 per person and reservations will need to be made no later than Tuesday, February 12th. Wine and dine on board one of our heritage dining cars. A complimentary bottle of wine of your choice from our selection is also included with your reservation. Meal options: Filet Mignon, B&O crab cake, Honey glazed Salmon, Virginia baked ham or vegetable lasagna. For more information, please call 301-759-4400 or emailtrainmaster@wmsr.com.

 

February 20, - East Gate Lodge No. 216 AF&AM will host a presentation and lecture by historical researcher Chris Logsdon entitled: "Coming of Age: Washington's Time in Western Maryland" at the Cumberland Masonic Temple, 15 Greene Street. This event is free and open to the public. Tours of the historic Masonic Temple will be available during the social hour. George Washington's experiences in Western Maryland had no small part in shaping his life and legacy. The region played a unique role in Washington's military career, from his time as a young lieutenant colonel to his service as Commander in Chief and President. But Washington's time in Western Maryland did much more than mold his military beginnings. The region anchored Washington's focus on westward thinking and the notion of an American economic empire. This presentation explores the significance of Western Maryland in the life of America's foremost Founding Father. - 6:00 PM Social Hour and Light Refreshments & 7:00 PM Program.

 

Allegany Museum will present "History on Tap", an informal ‘hang out with a historian’, every third Tuesday of the month at Mezzos, 114 S Centre Street. Each "History on Tap" will open at 5:30 pm with a 10-minute talk by an interesting and engaging local historian, and then a lively discussion. For more information, call the Museum on 301-777-7200, or visit the Allegany Museum Facebook page.

 

ENTERTAINMENT

 

Upcoming Events at Mezzos/The Venue

  • Tuesday, February 19 - Sit and Sip Paint Night - 530 pm - Mezzos Downstairs
  • Saturday, March 2 – UFC Fight Night - 8:00 pm - Mezzos Main
  • Friday, March 8 - Angela Easterling Concert 8:00 pm  - Mezzos Upstairs
  • Thursday, March 14 - Renagades Spirit Night - 5:30 pm  
  • Saturday, March 16 – Hooley Pub Crawl - All Day Event!! 
  • Saturday, March 23 - Harley Kuhn Acoustic - 9:30 pm
  • Sunday, March 24 – Ian Robinson Acoustic - 9:30pm

Embassy Theatre – Opening the Embassy’s 2019 season will be “One Destiny,” an exposition of the events surrounding the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, written by award-winning playwright Richard Hellesen. Performances at the Embassy are February 22nd, 23rd, and 24th; March 2nd and 3rd. Showtimes are 8 pm Friday and Saturday and 2 pm on Sunday. Tickets are $8 and are available at the door and through Eventbrite.com. Embassy Theatre is at 49 Baltimore St. in Cumberland MD and reservations made be made at (240) 362-7183.

Hooley Pub Crawl – March 16 - Get Irish for the day at Downtown Cumberland’s 21st Annual Hooley Pub Crawl featuring music, sing-a-longs, and other popular entertainers from the tri-state area. A full slate of entertainers will perform throughout the day at Downtown Cumberland and South Cumberland locations. There will plenty of libations and music, so put on your green and head to Downtown Cumberland.

 

Join Burgmeier's Hauling Discover Downtown Cumberland to kick off your Hooley Shenanigans on Saturday March 16th from 2-5 PM with a LIVE performance by Day Old News on The McCoury Family Stage. Day Old News grew its roots from the old-time, bluegrass, and Americana folk sounds that surround them in the Appalachian Mountains of Western Maryland.

 

Embassy Theatre – Metal on the Mall at the Hooley Crawl - Saturday, March 16Featuring: Dysfigure, Scarecrow’s Curse, Black River Bloodbath, Operation Death, Botched Autopsy. Music starts at 8pm - 49 Baltimore Street(240) 362-7183. Free admission must be 18 or older to enter 21+ to drink w/ ID.

 

Mountainside Baroque – Sunday, March 24, 4-6 pm at First Presbyterian Church, 11 Washington Street. The music that flourished in Spain and Portugal in the 15th and 16th centuries was exported to the New World with the priests and friars who brought Christianity to the native populations there, a legacy still being unearthed in the cathedral libraries of Mexico, Bolivia and Peru. Tickets are $20/person and can be ordered online at https://www.mountainsidebaroque.org

 

The Light Bearer – The Embassy Theatre – April 5 – 14 - Five female friends. They've known one another for more than 50 years. Each Saturday, they meet at their church fellowship hall in a small town outside Cumberland, Maryland to make cancer pads and catch up on the events of the last week with one another. One eventful week, however, one member of the usual group cannot attend and her absence due to a serious illness becomes the topic of discussion, guiding the remaining friends into reflections of relationships more five decades strong. This production – under the direction of Timothy Bambara – tells this story of friendship and uses references and settings familiar to those from Allegany County, Maryland. "The Lightbearer, A Comedy About Life’s Little Dramas," written by Shane Riggs. April 5-14, Friday and Saturdays, 8 pm, and Sunday matinees at 2 pm/ To commemorate the play’s 15th anniversary, this production is being dedicated in memory of Mark Baker, former artistic director of the Embassy and the first person to direct the play in 2004.

 

Embassy Theatre Auditions - Embassy Theatre, located on the downtown Cumberland mall on Baltimore Street, announces auditions for their upcoming comedy, "Steel Magnolias". Tryouts will be held at the theatre on April 13th at 2 pm and April 14th at 6 pm. This unique presentation will feature an all-male cast. According to director Tom Valentine, "This is not a spoof or a put on. It will be played with honesty and sincerity. The only difference is the male cast will be in drag." Show dates are slated for May 17-26. Actors of all ages are encouraged to attend.

 

 

ART

  

An Evening with Peter Max - February 15, 2019. 7:00-10:00 PM - at the Gilchrist Museum of the Arts, 104 Washington Street, Cumberland, MD. Film segments highlighting Pop Artist Peter Max extra ordinary life will be shown then you will experiment with his fun, eclectic style by creating your own composition at a hands-on painting workshop led by Beth Hilliker. Complimentary refreshments will be served and random door prizes will be given. Join us for the fun as we celebrate the creative, colorful 20th-century Pop Art era. $48 includes all activities, art supplies, savory and sweet refreshments, and drinks. (Alcohol only served to those over the age of 21. Non-alcoholic drinks are also served.) 20 participant paces are available. Reservation is confirmed with payment. Contact Christina Collins-Smith or Beth Hilliker to pay by cash or check, or pay online at: https://www.balanceessentialwellness.com/store/p3/An_Evening_with_Peter_Max.html#/

 

Life Drawing Class – The group will meet every other Thursday from 7-9 pm at the Cumberland Theatre. The class will continue every other Thursday unless otherwise announced. Further information about the class or if you are interested in being a paid model for a session, contact Shirley Giarritta at (301) 707-7586.

 

Allegany Arts Council

 

 

Make Me Blush – February 2 – 24 - The Make Me Blush exhibition at the Allegany Arts Council will center on the nude model and human form. Among many artists, the exhibition will include guest artist and juror Pooja Campbell, whose career has included exhibitions in Washington, DC, Baltimore, New York, and abroad in India and Canada.

 

Valentine's Day Poetry Reading – February 13, 6:30 – 8 pm at the Allegany Arts Council. Get ready to swoon! Join us for this open mic night featuring romantic verses. Read your own work, share the words of your favorite poet, or simply listen and soak in the love!

 

Couples Paint Night, February 16 - Bring your sweetheart to Couples Paint Night at the Allegany Arts Council. Each couple will receive two canvases, paint supplies, professional instruction and two specialty cocktails to enjoy while they create! Cost is $60 per couple. Email -   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or call 301-777-2787 to register.

 

2019 Allegany County Student Art Showcase – Public Opening, Saturday, March 23, 6 – 8 pm.

 

2019 Backbone Mountain Review Launch Party – March 23, 5- 7 pm, Allegany Arts Council. Join us for readings from this annual literary journal showcasing the creative talents and cultural diversity of the people and places within the Appalachian Mid-Atlantic region.

 

Friday Stitchers at the Schwab Mountain Maryland Gallery - Join the Friday Stitchers every Friday in the Schwab Mountain Maryland Gallery from 10 am until 12 pm. This group gathers to chat, stitch, and simply enjoy each other's company. They have just three rules: no gossip, no discussing politics, and no discussing religion. Each attendee pays $3 to participate. Please call (301) 777-2787 for more information.

 

Go Figure! Figure Drawing Group  - First Wednesday of each month, unless otherwise announced, 9:30AM-12:30PM at Allegany Arts Council's Schwab Mountain Maryland Gallery, Cumberland, MD. There is a live model who is paid $60, which is split between participating artists. Call (301) 777-2787 for more information.

LIVING, BUSINESS, FINANCIAL & EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

 

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

  

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

 

JOB/CHARITABLE/VOLUNTEER /OPPORTUNITIES

 

Discover Downtown Cumberland is seeking local & regional Greenhouses, Farms, Orchards, and Organizations who would be interested in setting up to sell Spring Plants, Flowers, Vegetables and Garden Supplies & Items throughout the Downtown Pedestrian Mall for Mother’s Day Weekend May 9th, 10th , 11th & 12th. Setup is complimentary from the DDC, but must be pre-registered and use an assigned location. Saturday is Required; THUR, FRI & SUN is optional. Contact Mikayla Dodge 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 atwww.alleganyanimalshelter.com. ACAS is the only municipal no-kill shelter in the state of Maryland.

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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