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Community Events

MARCH 2019

March 1-April 26, 2019


Applications are now being accepted by AHEC West for its weeklong summer program ECHO:Exploring Careers in Health Occupations. Now in its 15th year, ECHO is a health careers exploration program that provides fun, interactive, mutli-disciplinary experiences to high school students who are interested in pursing careers in health care. ECHO is open to students in Garrett, Allegany and Washington counties and adjoining counties in West Virginia and Pennsylvania. Tuition is $150, however, financial assistance is available. Registration is open until Friday, April 26th. ECHO 101 will be held June 16-21. The advanced ECHO 201 program, for students who have completed 101, will be held June 24-28. For more information please contact Emma Bauer at 301-777-9150 or by email at Interested students can also obtain program information and register online at

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Frostburg Shamrock Shuffle

On Saturday March 23rd, starting at 1:00PM, the streets of Frostburg will be full of Irish flare celebrating the 8th annual Shamrock Shuffle. The town will have lots of people shuffling to check out all the good Irish food, entertainment, and green beer. TheShuffle features 14 businesses. There will be a free bus from 2-11 to take people to the participating sites. The Shamrock committee is also sponsoring a free Uber driver from 11:00-1:00PM. For more information call 240-529-8312.

Keyser High School Tennis Chicken Dinner Fundraiser

Come out to the WV Outdoor Power parking lot on Saturday, March 23rd, 10:00AM until sold out, for the Keyser High School Tennis Chicken Dinner Fundraiser. Cost is $8, menu includes, 1/2 of a chicken, baked beans, cole slaw & roll. Pre-sold ticket holders must pick up their chicken dinners by 1:00PM. WV Outdoor Power is located at 580 S. Mineral St. in Keyser, WV, across from Fox's Pizza Den.

Cove Community Chorus

The Cove Community Chorus Presents "Listen to the Music" with guest soloist Ricky Howsare, Saturday, March 23rd at 7:00PM at the Spring Cove Middle School Auditorium. Ticket locations: Cumberland-Book Center, Bedford-HeBrew Coffee Shop, ticket price $8

Kitzmiller After School Program

A Spaghetti Dinner Fund Raiser to benefit the Kitzmiller After School Program will be held at the Old Kitzmiller Elementary, Saturday, March 23rd, 1:00PM-6:00PM. Spaghetti Dinner includes Spaghetti with meat sauce, tossed salad, roll, sweet tea, lemonade, water & dessert. Take Out is available. Cost is dontations. There will also be a Bake Sale and a Raffle

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Pauline's Posse Pampered Chef Bingo-Alzheimer's Fundraiser

Come out to the Ali Ghan Shrine Club for Pauline's Posse Pampered Chef  Bingo-Alzheimer's Fundraiser in honor of Pauline College, Sunday, March 24th at 2:00PM. Doors will open at 1:00PM, tickets can be bought before the event for 420 or at the door for $25. For tickets call 301-707-8893 or 301-268-5124 or email 50/50 Raffles, plus food and drinks available.

Cove Community Chorus

The Cove Community Chorus Presents "Listen to the Music" with guest soloist Ricky Howsare, Saturday, March 24th at 2:00PM at the Spring Cove Middle School Auditorium. Ticket locations: Cumberland-Book Center, Bedford-HeBrew Coffee Shop, ticket price $8

First Presbyterian Church, Frostburg

Come Join the First Presbyterian Church in Frostburg, as they host their monthly music concert, on Sunday March 24th, at 3:00PM in the church sanctuary. Paul Zimmerman, on guitar, and Wesley Mason, playing the violin, are the featured musicians. The public is invited to attend this free concert. Donations for the local food pantry will be accecpted.

Mountainside Baroque

Please come out to the First Presbyterian Church, 11 Washington Street,  Sunday, March 24th , 4:00PM-6:00PM. 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 per person and can be ordered online at

Monday, March 25, 2019

Family Support System

Come to the Family Support Service, for "Tools to Assist in Toilet Training" on Monday, March 25th at 6:30PM-7:30PM at the Jefferson School at the Finnan Center, 10102 Country Club Road. SE. Catherine A. Hughes, Director of Family Support and Community Engagement, Achieving True Self, Inc, will present this workshop. You will leave with many tips and ideas to help your child through the difficult stages of potty training. This workshop is not just for families of young childen but for families of children of any age who are struggling with toileting issues. Refreshments will be served. Please be sure to RSVP by Thursday, March 21st at 240-920-6829

Western Maryland Food Bank's Chefs of Steel

Join the live competition on Monday, March 25th at the Culinaire Cafe, 112 Baltimore Street. Doors open at 5:30PM, buffet dinner at 6:00PM and live competition at 7:00PM. Live cooking competition, silent auction, chance to taste and 50/50, buffet dinner, delicious desserts, beer & wine. Tickets are $50 per person and are available at The Book Cneter, AMC's Culinaire Cafe, Cathy Carpenter State Farm amd Western Maryland Food Bank. For more information please call 301-722-2797

LaVale Civic Improvement Association

The LaVale Civic Improvement Association (LCIA), in conjunction with the Braddock Run Watershed Association, will meet March 25th at 6:30PM at the LaVale Library to discuss the future organization of the LCIA, new programs and the annual April LaVale Cleanup Day. For More information, visit

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

"Survivors Among Us" New Covenant United Methodist

The New Covenant United Methodist Church will host an evening with Beth Luers, a retired professor of history and cultural geography from Garrett County, Tuesday, March 26th at 7:00PM. Beth Luers will present a WBAL movie and lecture on "Survivors Among Us", 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. The lecture is free and open to the public. No reservations are required. Access to the fellowship hall is through the 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

Medication Take Back

The Cumberland Police Department will be conducting a Medication Take Back operation at the PharmaCare West store, located at 64 Greene Street, in Cumberland. Officers will set up inside the store on Tuesday, March 26th from 3:00PM until5:00PM. The Cumberland Police Department encourages citizens to drop unwanted and expired medication during these times. For those who are unable to drop medication off and have medication they would like to dispose of, plese contact Lieutenant Rocky Reed at 301-759-6478 or by E-mail at to schedule a pick up at your residence.

Friday, March 29, 2019

Allegany Co. Republican Women's Club & Allegany Co.Republican Club

The Allegany County Republican Women's Club joined by the Allegany County Republican Club is having a Happy Hour Friday, March 29th begining at 5:00PM, at  Mezzo's. Please join us for fun and great conversation

Highland Arts – Shanks and Hickory Wind

A Keyser native, Bob Shanks has been a benchmark for American banjo players, Shanks and Hickory Wind will be performing in the Highland Arts Unlimited concert series. Performace Date is Friday, March 29th, at 7:30PM at the Church-McKee Arts Center on the campus of Potomac State College. Admission is free to HAU members and Potomac State College students. Area students under 18 are admitted free and younger children admitted free with a paying adult. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Please call 304-788-3066 or 304-788-9465 or on-line at

Celebrating The Outdoors Calvary Assembly of God

God's Great Outdoor Weekend at Calvary Assembly of God, Ft. Ashby, WV, Friday, March 29th and Saturday, March 30th. On Saturday, March 29th at 6:30PM, join guest speaker Tracy Groves of Heartwood Outdoors, Make Your Own Turkey Call (Free-limited to first 100 poeple) and Prize giveaway. No Admission Fee, accepting donations for Wounded Warrior Foundation!

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Celebrating The Outdoors Calvary Assembly of God

Cme out to Calvary Assembly of God, Ft. Ashby, WV, for a day of  Celebrating the Outdoors, Saturday, March 30th. The day will begin with an Outdoorsmen Challenges 2:00PM-4:00PM, tomahawk throwing, BB shooting gallery, knife throwing, archery-including Flu Flu arrow target shooting. Ending the day with a Wild Game Dinner at 4:00 with guest speaker Tracy Groves of Heartwood Outdoors, a Bluegrass band, Turkey call seminar & kids Turkey call contest. Free giveaways incuding, Hog Hunts, Maryland Jr. Hunt & much much more. No admission required. Donations will be accepted for the Wounded Warrior Foundation


APRIL 2019


April 5-14, 2019

Embassy Theatre – The Lightbearer

The Embassy Theatre will present "The Lightbearer, A comedy about Life's Little Dramas" written by Shane Riggs, April 5-14. Friday & Saturday performaces at 8:00PM, Sunday Matinees at 2:00PM. This production under the direction of Tim Bambara – tells the story of freindship and uses references and settings familiar to those from Allegany County, Maryland. 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.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019


Cumberland Area Racers for education of Child Abuse Prevention (C.A.R.e.) will hold a Spirit Night at Roy Rogers on Tuesday, April 2nd, 5:00PM-7:00PM. All proceeds benefit the Allegany County Child Abuse Task Force. For more information, please contact Charlene Bovey at 301-697-1349

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Women's Civic Club of Cumberland Spring Style Show

Come join The Women's Civic Club of Cumberland, Inc for their Spring Style show, Saturday, April 6th at 2:00PM. This years event will be held at The Buttercup Boutique, 415 N. Centre Street, Cumberland. Tickets are $10 and refreshments will be available

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Italian Spaghetti Dinner

Come to the OLM Social Hall at St. Mary Church for their Italian Spaghetti Dinner, Sunday, April 7th 11:00AM to 4:00PM, 300 East Oldtown Road, Cumberland. Adults-$8, Children ages 4-10 years old-$5 and Children 3 years old & under eat free. Dinner includes: Spaghetti & homemade meatballs, salad, Caporale's bread, coffee, iced tea, water & ice cream, plus carry out is available. Pre-orders for suace and/or meatballs will be accepted thru April 3rd. Lots of activites happening at the dinner! 50/50 raffle, bake sale table, Grandma's Jewlery Box, OLM Gift Shop table, Basket raffle, Super Chance prizes. All are welcome! Bring your family and friends.

KTK Spring Fling

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 Animal Shelter. The auction is scheduled for Sunday, April 7th. Preview is at 9:00AM and the auction will begin at 1:00PM. KTK is currently accepting donations of items to be auctioned to include: lawn mowers, lawn furniture, snow blowers, small household appliances, (washer/dryers, freezers, refigerators, etc.) paintings, tools, vehicles, furniture, gift certificates, recreational vehicles, boats, ATVs, motorcycles, jet skis, jewlery, guns, ammo, swords and knives. In addition we are looking for donations for raffle baskets.

Friday, April 12, 2019

Wild Game Dinner

Come out to Central Assembly of God for a Wild Game Dinner, Friday, April 12th at 6:00PM. Guest speaker is Sid Bream. Please bring a side dish or a favorite meat. Central Assembly of God is located at 2020 Bedford St. Cumberland. A free will offering will be taken. For more information please call 301-777-3105

Saturday, April 13, 2019

AYCE Breakfast Masonic Temple

Come out for breakfast at the Masonic Temple, Saturday, April 13th 7:30AM-10:30AM, 15 Greene Street, Cumberland. An All You Can Eat Breakfast includes pancakes, eggs, susages. suasage gravy, biscuits, juice, coffee, and milk. Children age 7 and under free- Children 8-12 $5 – Adults $7. Open to the public. Proceeds support the restoration and preservation of the Historical Cumberland Masonic Temple

Saturday, April 14, 2019

Easter Egg Hunt
Calvary Assembly of God in Ft. Ashby, WV will be holding an their annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Mineral County Fairgrounds, Sunday, April 14th at 1:30PM. Come out to see the Easter Bunny with his 15,000 Easter eggs, there will be multiple age groups, prize eggs, inflatables and photo booth. Plese bring your own Easter Basket. Rain date will be April 20th.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

White Oak Lanes Youth Bowling League

Come out to Roy Rogers on Wednesday, April 24th for the White Oak Lanes Youth Bowling League Spirit Night 5:00PM to 8:00PM. This event is to raise money for local youth bowlers to offset the cost of competing in the USBC National Junior Gold Scholarship Tournament held in Detroit Michigan in July.

April 26-28, 2019

Allegany High School Drama Club

The 1950s are out, and change is in the air! Allegany High School Drama Club presents the fun-loving musical Hairspray. Performace dates are April 26 & 27 at 7:00PM and April 27 & 28 at 2:00 PM with a special pre-show talk by the NAACP Club about the real Baltimore TV show and racial segregation that inspired the 1988 John Waters movie. For ticket information, please call 301-722-4813 or go to

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Frostburg Arts Walk

On Saturday, April 27th, artists and creators of all mediums come to show off their talents at the Frsotburg Arts Walk! Organized by FrostburgFirst, the Arts Walk is a self-guided walking arts tour free to attend. Artists, performers, and creators are partnered with downtown businesses to display and sell their works during a city-wide celebration of the arts. The cost to particiaptate is $25 for non-members and $10 for FrostburgFirst artist members. Registration is open through March 22. For more information visit or contact ForstburgFirst at or at (301) 689-6900

Looking for an opportunity to show off your creativity and talents? FrostburgFirst invites artists, musicians, performers, and creators in all mediums to participate in the annual Frostburg Arts Walk, scheduled for Saturday, April, 27th from 3:00PM-8:00PM. Register by March 22 to secure your spot! To participate please visit or contact FrsotburgFirst at or (301) 689-6900

Uniting Cumberland's Past to its Future

The Allegany Musuem 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, 1:00PM-3:00PM and will cover a wide variety of topics of interest to Cumberland's residents. Open to the public, please join us. For more information contact Jenny Lazarus at

Sunday April 28, 2019

Fly-In/Drive-In Breakfast

Come out to the Greater Cumberland Regional Airport-CBE for the EAA Chapter 426 Fly-In/Drive-In Breakfast, Sunday, April 28th 9:00AM until 1:00PM. All you can eat for one low price, Adults-$8, Children under the age of 12-$6, includes hotcakes, french toast, scrambled eggs, homefries, sausages, sausage gravy, fruit cocktail, coffee & orange juice, eat on premises only.. Free Young Eagle Airplane Rides ages 8 thru 17, weather permitting & pilots available. For more information contact Katie Kight at 301-268-2624. or check them on Facebook –




Wednesday, May 1, 2019

The National Day of Prayer Rally

Events planned for the National Day of Prayer will begin at Central Assembly of God with a Prayer Rally, Wednesday, May 1st, featuring the National Day of Prayer Community Choir, Directed by Bishop Kenneth Watkins. Guest speaker for the evening will be Dr. Mary C. Neal, author of "To Heaven & Back". The rally is free and open to the public.

Thursday, May 2 2019

The National Day of Prayer

Events for the National Day of Prayer will begin with a breakfast held at the Windsor Castle Event Centre on Centre Street, Thursday, May 2nd. The featured speaker will be Dr. Mary C. Neal, author of "To Heaven & Back". Tickets are $17 and will be sold in advance. To make a purchse please contact a National Day of Prayer Committee member or Treasurer, Steve Faulkner at 301-697-6777. The event will continue on the Downtown Cumberland Mall from 11:00AM to 1:00PM. Song, dance, praise and prayer on the bricks from 11:00AM-12noon. From 12noon-1:00PM prayers for the City, State and Nation will be offered. For more information go to the website

Saturday, May 4, 2019

TUMC Fort Ashby Days Craft Fair

Come out to Trinity United Methodist Church for Fort Ashby Days Craft Fair, Saturday, May 4th, 9:00AM to 2:00PM, located at 84 Dans Run Road, Fort Ashby, WV. Join them for food, craft vendors and fellowship

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Women of Emmanuel Spirit Night

Come out and join the Women of Emmanuel who will be hosting a Spirit Night at Roy Roger's, on Wednesday, May 15th from 5:00PM-8:00PM. There will also be a bake sale.

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Central Assembly of God Roman Run 5K Run/Walk

A great event to benefit local children, Central Assemble of God will be having The Roman Run 5K Run/Walk, Saturday, May 19th. Registration begins at 8:00am and the race begins at 9:00AM. Inflatables for the kids and concessions for all. For more details and to register on line please got to

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

White Oak Lanes Youth Bowling League

Come out to Roy Rogers on Tuesday, May 21st, for the White Oak Lanes Youth Bowling League Spirit Night 5:00PM to 8:00PM. This event is to raise money for local youth bowlers to offset the cost of competing in the USBC National Junior Gold Scholarship Tournament held in Detroit Michigan in July.




Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Women of Emmanuel Spirit Night

Come out and join the Women of Emmanuel who will be hosting a Spirit Night at Rouy Roger's, on Wednesday, July 17th from 5:00PM-8:00PM. There will also be a bake sale

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