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Community Events

Animal Shelter

Do you love dogs and cats? If you are an animal lover and have some time to spare the Allegany County Animal Shelter is looking for volunteers to help at the shelter. Applications and information are available at ACAS is the only municipal no-kill shelter in the state of Maryland.

Prayer Meeting

Every Friday at 2:00pm until 4:00pm the Cumberland Area Ladies Prayer Meeting takes place at the House of Stivala. They meet to focus on the heroin epidemic with prayer and speakers. For more information contact Donna Stivala at (240)344-2100 or email:


Every Saturday night at Consitution Park in Cumberland, Md. there are prayer meetings held at the flags. The time is 7:30pm.

Help Needed

Dear CCA Ministry Partners, Welsh Baptist Church is in Desperate Need of children's clothes in good condition for their Children's Clothes Closet. Once a month they open their doors to the public so that people can come in to get free clothes for their children, from infants through high school. Each month has brought an increase in families who need clothes. Over 80 family groups came to get clothes this month. The church also opens the children's clothes closet by appointment for families who find themselves in emergency situations. They are in dire need of any children's clothes, but especially boys from elementary school sizes through high school sizes. For more information contact the church office at (301)689-6332.


Please continue to pray for all who have been affected by Hurricans Harvey and Irma! Lord we lift up all responders who sacrifice all for the service of others in this time of need.


Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University at Lavale Baptist Church every Sunday beginning on September 17th and ending on November 12th (9 sesssions) from 2:00-4:30pm Tuition is $100 per family and please register at Many people, even God's people, are in financial bondage. It's time for freedom. Register today, as they will be sending out materials to folks to be used in the class. If anyone has any questions, they can contact me at (301)707-3100 or at

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Child Safety

The Family Junction will sponsor a free car seat check on Tuesday, September 19th from 3:00pm to 5:30pm at the Maryland State Police Barrack in LaVale. Child passenger safety technicians will be on hand to assist with installing car seats while correcting common mistakes and checking for safety recalls. There will also be free goodie bags for the children! For more information, please call The Family Junction at (301)777-2858.


CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield is supporting the American Diabetes Association this year as a corporate sponsor. We are holding a Homecoming Dress Consignment in the lobby of our building at 10 Commerce Dr. in Cumberland behind Chessie FCU. We haved many styles and size dresses from $20 to $200. Any dress sold will provide a donation to the ADA. This is a cash only event held on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 19th and 20th from 3pm to 6pm. For more information, please email Jennifer at

Wednesday, September 20, 2017


The Western Maryland Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting at 7:00pm on Wednesday, September 20th in the social hall on the first floor of the First Baptist Church located at 212 Bedford St in Cumberland, Md. Chapter Vice President, Frank Fowler will give an illustrated tal about the week-long NRHS Railcamp East at Newark, Delaware, where two dozen teenagers 14 to 18 years old get to experience hands-on railroad training, operations, and its heritage. Amtrak, the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania and the Historic Strasburg Rail Road are participating partners. The meeting is free and open to the public, and anyone interested in railroads may attend.

Recovery & Wellness Walk

Allegany County Health Department Behavioral Health Services invites you to a Recovery and Wellness walk on Wednesday, September 20th from 1:00pm to 2:30pm, on the track at Allegany College of Maryland. This is a free event. Registration begins at 12:30pm followed be a welcome proclamation, guest speakers, the recovery and wellness walk, light refresments and door prizes. Wear your sneakers-if you walk the entire 8 laps, you will be registered in the grand prize drawing. There will be many other great giveaways for walkers and non-walkers. Every person impacted by behavioral health issues has a reason to celebrate their story and accomplishments. Come help uscelebrate this exciting event!

Thursday, September 21, 2017


James Pyles, Director of Safety and Security for Md Department of Health will present "What's Occuring In Your Nieghborhood With Opioids" at the Woman's Civic Club, 515 Washington St, on Thursday, September 21st at 12:00pm. The luncheon program is open to the public be reservations at (301)689-8657.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Steam Engine/Craft Show

The 43rd Annual Smithsburg Steam Engine and Craft Show will take place on Saturday, September 23 & 24th from 10am til 5pm. This event is to benefit the Smithsburg High School Athletics. It will be held at the Smithsburg Firehall Fairgrounds, breakfast will be served daily from 8am til 10am and the parade is set for Saturday at 5:00pm.There will be arts and crafts, saw mill, craft demonstrations, tractors & gas engines, shingle mill, steam traction engines, black smith, straw bailing, grain thrashing, and good home cooking. Free admission, and please, no pets allowed and entertainment for the whole family! Antique/Flea Marketers and Crafters please inquire at (301)665-2882.

Mum Sale

The Garden Club of Cumberland will be holding a hardy mum and bake sale on Saturday, September 23rd from 10am to 1pm at the Centre St. United Methodist Church. They will also have pumpkins, raffles and much. So come on by the church and enjoy the sales!


The Tri-State Cruisers and the Baltimore Pike Volunteer Fire Co. will be holding a cruise-in on Saturday, September 23rd from 4:00pm until 9:00pm. This event will be held at the Baltimore Pike Volunteer Fire Company, located at 15010 Baltimore Pike, NE. There will be food and fun for all!

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Fly-In, Drive-In Breakfast

The Fly-In/Drive-In Breakfast will be held at the Greater Cumberland Regional Airport on Sunday, September 24th from 9am until 1pm along with Wings & Wheels with lunch being served also from 1pm-4pm. There will be local car and motorcycle clubs with special guests; Wings of Appreciation/Music by; CAP-Honor Guard. They will have a 50/50 raffle, handmade quilt-flights, past and present, created and donated by Judy Logsdon. Event proceeds go to helping send a child to Air Academy in Oshkosh, WI. For more information contact Katie Kight at (301)268-2624. Breakfast is all you can eat for the low prices of:  Adults-$8.00 and Children Under 12-$4.00. Menu:  Hotcakes, French Toast, Sausage, Sausage Gravy, Home Fries, Scrambled Eggs, Fruit Cocktail, Coffee & Orange Juice. After breakfast, weather permitting, there will be Young Eagles Airplane Rides for Children between the ages of 8 and 17. Again, for more information call 301-268-2624.


A "Delightful Afternoon Tea" will be held at Our Lady of the Mountains St. Mary's Church on Oldtown Road on Sunday, September 24th from 2:00-4:00pm. Bring your own tea cup, if you want. Call the parish office at (301)777-1750 for more information. Thank you!

Monday, September 25, 2017


Costumed re-enactors of the Old Petersburg-Addison Area Historical Society will present the real life of local Addison area residents. Civil War soldier Robert Ross as well wealthy tavern owners and farmers Daniel & Jonas Augustine will come to life. Admission is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the Springs Historical Society. The program will be presented in the Folk Meeting House on 1171 Springs Rd in Springs, PA at 7:30pn on Monday, September 25th. For further information contact (814)442-4594, or go to or Facebook.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017


Memory Cafe is an informal group for family, friends and fun designed for caregivers and families living with dementia and/or memory challenges. The program meets 2:00-4:00pm on Wednesday, September 27th at Saint George's Episcopal Church Parish House, located at 12811 Saint George's Ln., Mt Savage. To RSVP call (301)264-3524.

Saturday, September 30, 2017


The first Annual Unite Festival will take place on Saturday, September 30th at the Allegany County Fairgrounds. There will be several local musical favorites, and National Recording Artist, The JJ Weeks Band. So, mark your calendars now!

Cash Bash

The Gulf War Memorial 10th Annual Cash Bash will take place on Saturday, September 30th beginning at 1:00pm at the Ali Ghan Shrine picnic grounds. The price is $25.00 per ticket. There will be food, draft beer and entertainment. No one under 21 years of age will be admitted. Only 600 tickets will be sold. Tickets will available at the K-Bar on Virginia Avenue, the Cumberland VFW and the D.A.M. Tavern on Center St.

Adoption Event

The Allegany County Animal Shelter's 6th Annual Barktoberfest Animal Adotion Event is being held on Saturday, September 30th at City Place, same day as Frostoberfest. Country Roads Mobile Vet Vaccine Clinic Pet WSants Mountain Md is donating foord for all adoptions. Frostburgers will be cooking and there will be music by Tim McGuire and Pat Sullivan. She's So Pretty costumes for the pets. There will also be incentives for adoptions, pictures with pets dressed in German outfits and more vendors. Check the Allegany County Animal Shelter Facebook page for more infomation. Come have fun with us and if you have any questions phone Sharon Kyle at (240)362-8029.

Card Tournament

The Red Huddle "Texas Hold'em" tournament will be held on Saturday, September 30th at the Democrat Club, located in Cumberland, Md. The entry fee for the tournament is $65 with experienced dealers, 20 minute levels, $15,000 starting chips. Cash poker games start at 2:00pm and Texas Hold'Em tourney starts at 4:00pm. Based on a 50 player tournament, the prizes will be as follows; 1st Place-$1,000; 2nd Place-$750; 3rd Place-$500; 4th Place-250. You must be 21 to attend this event. Paper gaming will also be available. No admission fee to play cash games and paper gaming.

Sunday, October 1, 2017


On Sunday, October 1st, the Livig Stone Church of the Brethren located at 114 Cedar Street in Cumberland will have the Mountain Anthem Singers. There will be a free will offering. Living Stone is celebrating their 95th Anniversary. Come help celebrate with them!


The Livingstone Church of the Brethren would like to present the Mountain Anthem Singers from Grantsville on October 1st at 10:30am. Livingstone Church is celebrating their 95th anniversary. The public is greatly welcome. A free will offering will be available. Come and enjoy wonderful music and a morning of worship.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Shrimp Feed

Join the Red Huddle on Saturday, October 7th for the 2nd Annual All You Can Eat Shrimp Feed & Bon Fire. This event will be held at the Cumberland Outdoor Club, an outside event. The shrimp feed is from 6pm to 9pm. There will be gambling, music, corn hole and horseshoe tournaments from 6pm to 12am and the bonfire starts at dark. The cost for the AYCE ticket is $20 and it includes fresh salad, shrimp mac, shrimp scampi, steamed shrimp and a roll. (USA Gulf Shrimp 21-25 count size) A guest ticket is $5 and for admission only. Guest ticket must be bought with an AYCE ticket. There will be a $10 All You Can Drink beer cup also. No tickets will be sold at the door.

Cash Bash

Come out and support the Shaft Volunteer Fire Department on October 7th for a Cash Bash! Early bird drawing is at 12:30pm and all other prizes begin at 1:00pm. Doors open at 11:30am. Grand prize of $2,000 is at 6:00pm. You do not need to be present to win, except for the early bird drawing (12:30). Your $25 donation includes a chance to win all prize money plus free food and drink all day! (Contact: Samantha Bennett (301)876-3407)


On Saturday, October 7th there will be a spaghetti dinner benefit held for Jaelyn Spencer, age 11, at the Wiley Ford V.F.D. (beside the post office) from 3:00pm until ?? Dinners will be $8.00, eat in or take out. They can be delivered with orders of 5 or more, locally! Jaelyn has polycystic kidney disease and will need a transplant soon. They currently travel to John Hopkins hospital to see several doctors. All money raised will pay for their gas, food and hotel expenses. They will be raffling off baskets and have 50/50s. There will be a D.J. on sight. Please find it in your heart to come out and help! Doctors didn't think Jaelyn would live to see 5, but Jaelyn is a fighting spit-fire!

Thursday, October 12, 2017


Allegany County Chamber of Commerce will hold a Spirit Night at Roy Roger's Restaurant, located at 624 Queen City Drive, Cumberland from 5:00pm until 8:00pm. They will be having a 50/50 raffle and bake sale. When ordering, please don't forget to mention that "It's for the Chamber!". For more info, please call the Chamber at (301)722-2820

Friday, October 13, 2017

Hoagie Sale

Enjoy a great hoagie courtesy of the Wiley Ford Volunteer Fire Company on Friday & Saturday the 13th and 14th of October. These are ham hoagies with all the fixings and are more than a meal! The cost is just $6.00 for a 12". You can't beat the price and the taste! The fire department ia located just off of Rt. 28 in Wiley Ford, WV and they will be selling them through Saturday until they're sold out.

Movie Night

There will be a "Movie Night" on Friday, October 13th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at Central Assembly of God, 2020 Bedford St, Cumberland, Md. Come watch "An Appalachian Dawn", a powerful, modern-day story of what happens when the Spirit of God transforms a community in answer to the desperate cries of beleievers. This is the true story of Manchester, Kentucky as told in documentary style by The Sentinel Group. Doors open at 6:00pm.

Saturday, October 14, 2017


There will be a spaghetti dinner to benifit on year old Rowan Holbrook, of LaVale, who is battling Retinoblastoma, a rare cancer of the eye. The dinner will be held on Saturday, October 14th from 4pm-8pm at the LaVale Volunteer Fire Dept, 421 National Highway, LaVale. The cost tickets in advance are $8.00 per adult and $4.00 per child. Tickets may purchased at the door for $9.00 per adult and $5.00 per child. There will also be a bake sale and silent auction/raffle. All proceeds will go toward Rowan's fight. For tickets, please contact Katelyn Gear at (301)707-6696 or Ronda Madero at (540)514-1794. Come support this local child!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

2017 Expo

YEEEE-HAH!! Saddle up & mosy on over to the Allegany County Chamber of Commerce's Wild West Expo 2017 on Tuesday, October 17th at the Allegany College of Maryland gymnasium from 10am to 4pm, sponsored by Rocky Gap Casino Resort, US Cellular, AT&T, M&T Bank, and Orbital ATK. The expo is open to the public with free admission. Grab some grub while checking out vendor booths, the fall craft show, and stampede of games, prizes & giveaways! Plus play bingo for a chance to win and iPad. Chamber's Wild West Expo 2017 Tuesday, October 17th from 10am to 4pm at the ACM gymnasium.

Saturday, October 21, 2017


The Tri-State Concert Association presents Hollywood Nights, The Band-a Bob Seger experience, will be at Allegany High School auditorium, 616 Sedwick St., Cumberland, on Saturday, October 21st at 7:30pm. It's old time rock-n-roll! Cost of tickets and availability are as follows;  $31 Preferred Front-Reserved  $27 Main Floor/Lower Lobby-Reserved  $35 @ Door as Available. For information call (301)759-0580-24/7 ticket center. On-line: or TWR, 549 N. Centre St. Cumberland. Come enjoy some great music!

Sunday, October, 29, 2017

Fly-In, Drive-In Breakfast

The Fly-In/Drive-In Breakfast will be held at the Greater Cumberland Regional Airport on Sunday, October 29th from 9am until 1pm. All you can eat for the low prices of:  Adults-$8.00 and Children Under 12-$4.00. Menu: Hotcakes, French Toast, Sausage, Sausage Gravy, Home Fries, Scrambled Eggs, Fruit Cocktail, Coffee & Orange Juice. After breakfast, weather permitting, there will be Young Eagles Airplane Rides for Children between the ages of 8 and 17. For more information call 301-268-2624.

Sunday, November 5, 2017


The National Day of Prayer Veterans Day of  prayer event will be held on Sunday, November 5th at 6:00pm at Central Assembly of God with guest speaker, Vietnam Veteran Dave Roever. This service will be honoring any and all Vets present with a specially minted coin. Freewill offering will be collected for the speaker. To help defray the costs of the coins and event, contributions/sponsotrs are welcome to donate to the Cumberland National Day of Prayer and for more infomation, please contact Steve Faulkner at (301)697-6777.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Hoagie Sale

The Wiley Fird Volunteer Fire Department will have their monthly hoagie sale on Friday, Nov. 10th and Saturday, Nov. 11th until sold out. These are 12" ham hoagies with all the fixings and are delicious! The price is just $6.00. The fire department is located just off of Rt. 28 in Wiley Ford, WV. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the fire department.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Hoagie Sale

If you want to enjoy a good hoagie, go to the Wiley Ford Volunteer Fire Department on Friday, Dec. 8th & Saturday, Dec. 9th to purchase your 12"  ham hoagie with all the fixings! The price for each is only $6.00 and well worth it! The sale will go through Saturday until they're sold out. The fire department is located just off of Rt. 28 in Wiley Ford, WV. Proceeds will benefit the fire company.



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