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Community Events




Saturday, December 7, 2019

Craft Sale Cumberland Meadows Senior Living

A craft sale will be held at the Cumberland Meadows Senior Living Community at 12500 Old Willow Brook Rd SE in Cumberland on Saturday, December 27th beginning at 10:00AM. You're invted to stop by and check our all the beautiful crafts just in time for the holiday season. All proceeds benefit the activites for the residents at Cumberland Meadows.

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Christmas Pageant & Live Nativity Scene

The Christ Luthern Church will be having their Christmas Pagent followed by a Live Nativity Scene, Sunday, December 8th begining at 5:30PM. There wil be cookies and punch at 5:30PM and the Christmas Pageant will begin at 6:00PM. Following the pageant the Live Nativity Scene will be outside at 7:30, with hot chocolate being served. Christ Luthern is located at 1222 Vocke Road, LaVale.

Monday, December 9, 2019

Spirit Night

Fort Hill Bowling Team will be having a Spirit Night at Roy Rogers on Queen City Drive in Cumberland from 5:00PM-8:00PM on Monday, December 9th. Come out and support the Fort Hill Bowling Team. Please remember to mention Fort Hill when placing your order. The Fort Hill Bowling Team along with Coach Bill Patch appreciate the community support and would like to wish the Cumberland community a Happy and Healthy Holiday Season!

Tuesday, December, 10, 2019

Spirit Night & Bake Sale

Allegany Lady Campers Basketball team will have a Spirit Night and Bake Sale at Roy Rogers, on Monday, December 10th from 5:00PM-8:00PM. Please be sure to tell the cashier both inside and at the drive thru that you are there to support the Allegany Lady Camper Basketball team.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Turn in your unused or expired prescription medication for safe disposal on Prescription Drug Take Back Day, Wednesday, December 11th, 2:00PM to 5:00PM at PharmaCare West, 64 Greene St., Cumberland. Also consider dropping off a new toy in the Toys for Happiness barrel. Maryland State Police, Allegany County Sherriff's Office, City of Cumberland Police Department, and the City of Frostburg Police Department in coordination with Allegany County Health Department Behavioral Health Services.

Friday, December 13 & Saturday, December 14, 2019


Please Join Central Assembly of God for their Christmas performace of "Believe" on Friday, December 13th at 7:00PM and Saturday, December 14th at 3:00PM. Central AG is located at 2020 Bedford St. Cumberland. This is a free event. If you have any questions, please call 301-777-3105

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Highland Arts Unlimited presents Cumberland Choral Society

Take a break from the holiday shopping and decorating to enjoy the sounds of the season as Higland Arts Unlimited (HAU) presents the Cumberland Choral Society, Saturday, December 14th, at 7:30PM at the Church McKee Arts Center on the campus of Potomac State College. The Cumberland Choral Society is a diverse ensemble of singers who represent a longstanding community tradition of fine choral music. Admission for the upcoming concert is free to HAU members. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Area students under $18 are admitted free and younger children are admitted free with a paying adult. Advanced tickets are available at Anderson's Corner, Romney; Reed's Drug Store, Cannon's Ace Hardware and The Candlewyck, Keyser; The Allegany Arts Council in Cumberland or by calling 304-788-3066 or 304-788-9465. on-line tickets can be purchased at Highland Arts programs are presented with financial assistance from the West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture, and History and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the West Virginia Commission of the Arts, membership and corporate contributions and financial support from the Mineral County Board of Education with generous in-kind support from Potomac State College of WVU.

Book Signing

Come out to The Book Center, for an exclusive book signing with local author and artist, Charles L. Amos, Saturday, December 14th, from 4:00PM-6:00PM. After retiring from a 30-year railroad career, Charlie spent another 35 years as an artist painting his passion of the railroad, Now 89, Charlie has written an extraordinary memoir, "Iron Horses & Paintbrushes: My Life as a Railroad Man & Artist". For details about purchasing the book or attending the event, please contact Lee Schwartz at The Book Center at 301-722-2284 or at

 Annual Small Town Christmas

Come to the Mount Savage United Methodist Church for a Christmas Tea from 1:00PM-4:00PM. This event will be sure to fill you with Christmas Spirit. You will enjoy the beautiful decor, music, tea or hot chocolate, and of course all the delicious goodies, that will make your belly and your taste buds happy. But that's not all, you can go right across the street to St. Pat's Hall and do some last minute Christmas shopping from 10:00AM- 3:00PM. Over 25 vendors on both floors. Plus a Kidz Craft Center, where your little ones will make a Snowman Tree Ornament, on the Second floor of St. Pat's. And to top it all off, the Old Man Himself…Santa will also be on the Second Floor at St. Pat's Hall. We all know this is his busy season, but he will be there from 11:00AM-3:00PM. You will be able to sit on his lap and have your picture taken with him. You can get a 5×7 colored photograph for $5.00. The entire day helps fund the Mount Savage United Methodist Church Youth and Community Youth.

Hometown Holiday

Come visit Downtown Cumberland, Saturday, December 14th with open houses beginning at 10:00AM at a variety of Downtown Cumberland retailers, cafes, restaurants and galleries. EAch of the open houses will highlight the host's gift giving treasures along with live music from some of the favorite local musicians, treats for guests, and something for everyone. Each visitor and guest at each of the participating open houses will receive a raffle ticket that can be entered in the Downtoen Cumberland Hometown Holiday Gift Basket raffle at the DDC tent during the day of the event. Only one raffle ticket per guest per open house, so the more open houses you attend-the more chances to win. The winning raffle ticket will be selected at the end of the event.

Frankfort High School 15th Annual Jingle 5K

The Cross Country team of Frankfort High School will sponsor their 15th annual Jingle 5K run and kid's mile on Saturday, December 5th beginning at 9:00AM at Fort Ashby Primary School. Registration is from 7:45AM to 8:45AM. The race will start at Fort Ashby Primary School and go on Dan's Run Road. A kid's mile will immediately follow the 5K. The race day entry fee is $20. T-shirts are available to all pre-registered participants and while supplies last. Awards are given to top three runners in each age group and ribbons given to all children 10 and under. For more information and registration form, you can go to or pick up a registraion form at Frankfort High School. For questions you may also contact Coach Phillips at or Frankfort High School 304-726-4767. All proceeds go to help suport Frankfort Cross Country Program.

Small Town Christmas

Come celebrate what small town Christmas is all about on Saturday, December 14th from 8:00AM-3:00PM in Lonaconing, MD. Enjoy a full day of family fun including breakfast, a parade, story time with the Elves, pictures with Santa and the Grinch, kids crafts, face painting, open houses, craft and bake sales and more. For more information please visit our Facebook page or email

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Cumberland Choral Society

A Cumberland Choral Society Holiday Concert will be held, Sunday, December 15th, at 3:00PM at the First Presbyterian Church, 11 Washington St. Cumberland, MD.

"Messiah, Heaven's Glory" Cantata

The First Congregational Church of Frostburg, on Sunday, December 15th, at 10:45AM, will be performing "Messiah, Heaven's Glory".  A Christmas cantata which will feature selections from Handel's Messiah, favorite Christmas carols, and contempory worship songs. You are invited to attend the worshipful retelling of the Christmas story–the birth of the King, born to save us all. First Congregational Church of Frostburg is located at 103 Bowery Street.

Monday, December 16, 2019

Get Cooking with the Allegany County Library System

Calling all foodies! The best local Cookbook Group will meet the third Monday of each month at LaVale Library from 6PM-7PM to taste, share and discuss all things food. The Cookbook Group will finish out the year on December 16th with a cultural celebration. Attendees are invited to bring a dish from their own culture or one they enjoy. The Cookbook Group is open to the public and there is no charge to attend. Sharing a dish is encouraged but not required. For more information about the Cookbook Group or other library groups and events, please contact Lindsay Lindsay, Program Specialist at or 301-777-1200.

Tuesday, December, 17, 2019

Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Turn in your unused or expired prescription medication for safe disposal on Prescription Drug Take Back Day, Tuesday, December 17th, 2:00PM to 5:00PM at PharmaCare of Frostburg, Frostburg Village Shopping Center. Also consider dropping off a new toy in the Toys for Happiness barrel. Maryland State Police, Allegany County Sherriff's Office, City of Cumberland Police Department, and the City of Frostburg Police Department in coordination with Allegany County Health Department Behavioral Health Services.

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Presents for Paws

Join the Allegany County Animal Shelter on Saturday, December 21st, 11:00AM-3:00PM for their annual Presents for Paws Celebration. This annual holiday tradition is a day where friends and families come together to bring Christmas to the shelter pets still waiting on their forever homes. This year marks the ninth year friends and supporters have promoted Presents for Paws, a family giving day for the pets at the shelter. The Shelter invites families and organizations to come out with gifts of animal food, toys, pet care items, bedding, cleaning products, etc. A more detailed list may be found on the shelter's website at

Sunday, December 22, 2019

"A Festival of Lessons and Carols at Christmas"

Emmanuel Episcopal Parish in Cumberland will present "A Festival of Lessons and Carols at Christmas", Sunday, December 22nd, 5:00PM. This ecumenical service features Mountainside Baroque's resident chamber choir, the Scholars of St. Cecilia, along with readings by local religious and civic leaders. All are welcome to join in this holiday tradition.

Sunday, December 29, 2019

"The Evening News Hour"

The Children of First Congregational Church of Frostburg, 103 Bowery Street, will present their Christmas skit, "The Evening News Hour" during the 10:45AM worship service on Sunday, December 29th. The program centers around the "LIVE" reporting on the events surrounding the birth of the new Savior. The kids portray "channel seven" news reporters on location in both Demascus and Bethlehem where they interview Mary and Joseph, several shepherds, and go "Live" with an exclusive from Haggai of Bethel and speak directly with the international correspondent in Babylon. It also includes several "commercials" making their airtime possible. You are invited to attend this light-hearted, up close and personal account of the birth of the Baby Jesus.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

New Year's Eve Ball Drop and Fireworks

Celebrate the end of 2019 and the beginning of 2020 in Downtown Cumberland with the annual New Year's Eve Ball Drop including DJ music on stage, a live stream from New York by the McCoury Family Stage. Free party favors throughout the crowd beginning at 11:00PM including hats, glasses. glow stickes, plus balloons and beach balls and other inflatables will be thrown from the roof of the Cumberland Arms. Fireworks will be set off from the Baltimore Street Bridge at midnight to celebrate the New Year.

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