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Community Events

HUNTER DOUGLAS COMMUNITY EVENTS



 

National Federation of the Blind of Maryland Western Maryland Chapter

The Western Maryland chapter of the National Federation of the Blind is seeking new members as it starts its local membership drive! Are you blind, visually impaired or know someone who is or maybe you work with the visually impaired? Consider joining the state's fastest growing chapter here in Western Maryland. You can live the life you want; blindness is not what holds you back. The National Federation of the Blind knows that blindness is not the characteristic that defines you or your future. Every day we raise the expectations of blind people, because low expectations create obstacles betwen blind people and our dreams. For more information about the Western Maryland chapter and the National Federation of the Blind of Maryland please call 443-426-4110 or email at info@nfbmd.org.


Summer Distracted Driver Alert

As the school year comes to an end and summer begins, please remember, 9% of fatal crashes, 15% of injury crashes, and 14% of all police-related motor vehicle traffic crashes in 2019 involved a distracted driver. Cell phones are leading causes of distracted driving. Maryland law prohibits the use of a handheld phone while driving. This includes the writing, sending or reading of text or electronic messages. Remember warmer weather means there will be more teen drivers on the road and teens are some of the most at-risk drivers, given their relative inexperience and their propensity for risky behaviors like distracted driving, agressive driving, and not wearing seat belts. Let's enjoy summer, avoid a fine and park those phone before you drive.


Downtown Mall Farmers Market

Farm Fresh Is Best! Cumberland Farmers Market every Thursday, 9:30AM to 1:00PM, though the end of October.


Resources for Independence

Resources for Independence is excited to announce an additional program that Western Maryland community members with disabilities can now benefit from. Through the current pandemic, the staff at RFI are dedicated to making resources available for individuals with disabilities during emergencies, or when their consumer's normal routines are disrupted. With this mission in mind, they have collaborated with local food banks and other agencies to create and dispense emergency preparedness kits to help families feel more secure when facing the unknown. Kits provided by the Emergency Preparedness Program from Resources for Independence include: First aid-basic antiseptic, bandages, gloves, and masks, Water, Non-perishable food, Manual can opener, Flashlight batteries, Soap, toilet paper, toothpaste & toothbrush. These kits filled with home essentials can be delivered directly to individuals with disabilities and their families upon request. If you would like to inquire about the Emergency Preparedness Program and would like to sign your family up to receive a kit, please reach out to Resources for Independence by calling 301-784-1774, or by filling out the contact page at http://www.rficil.org/. Resources for Independence (RFI) is a Center for Independent Living (CIL). Centers for Independent Living are grassroots, advocacy driven organizations run by and for people with disabilities. They focus on civil rights, the indenpendent living philosophy, and inclusion. If you would like to learn more about the services RFI provides to the community, and how you can get involved, visit hhtp://www.rficil.org/, or follow them on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Linkedin.


Hounds Around Town

Looking for a day filled with furry friends and fun? Then look no further than the Allegany County Animal Shelter's "Hounds Around Town" program, which allows individuals to sign a shelter dog out for the day. The most important thing is you are giving an adoptable shelter dog a much-needed break from the kennels and providing enrichment and socialization. For more information on the "Hounds Around Town" program, contact the shelter at 301-777-5930


 

 

JULY

 


Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Join the 2021 Summer with Your Library program on Wednesday, July 28th at 5:00PM when the library will be holding a Pet Portrait studio for artists of all ages at Glendening Park in Frostburg. The Allegany County Animal Shelter will attend with shelter animals as models for artists. Members of the Western Maryland Color Society will be joining as well to give pointers to the artists-in-training. Participants can choose to draw a shelter animal or work from a pet photo submitted by the owner. Portraits will be given to the pet owner or shelter pet's adopted family. Pet owners: want a portrait of your pet? Please send a photo of your pet with a donation and your contact information to the Allegany County Animal Shelter before July 28th.


Friday, July 30, 2021

American Red Cross Blood Drive

The Red Cross is experiencing a severe blood shortage and donors of all types – especially type O – are urged to make an appointment to give now. An upcoming blood donoation opportunity will be Friday, July 30th, 1:30PM-7:00PM, at Calvary Bible Church, 13901 South Gardner Ave, Ellerslie, MD. To thank donors who help refuel the blood supply, from July 7th-31st, all who come to give blood will receive a $10 Amazon.com Gift Card via email and will also receive automatic entry for a chance to win gas for a year (a $5000 vaulue). More information and details are available at rcblood.org/fuel. Also, all those who come to donate throughout the entire month of July will be automatically entered for a chance to win a trip for four to Cedar Point or Knott's Berry Farm. To learn more, visit rcblood.org/CedarFair.  Donors who give now will help stock shelves for the the rest of the summer season. Schedule an appointment to give blood by using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enabling the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device.


Saturday, July 31, 2021

Comedy Legends at the Embassy

Are you ready to laugh?  Well ready or not here we come! A tribute to the masters of the art of laughter, Saturday, July 31st at 8:00PM, 49 Baltimore Street. Comic legends from television, the silver screen, and stand-up will be portrayed for an evening of lighthearted entertainment.


Saturday, July 31 – Saturday, August 28, 2021

Natural Abstration

The Allegany Arts Council is pleased to welcome artist Jenny Wilson for her solo exhbition, Natural Abstraction to take place Satuday, July 31th to Saturday, August 28th, 2021 in the Saville Gallery. Wilson describes her paitings as contemporary landscape or contemporary abstract. As an artist as well as a professional musician, her paintings are informed by her musical knowledge; gradations of tone, color, balance, tension and release, and rhythm all play into her composition. Join them for a Public Opening to take place Saturday, July 31st, from 6:00PM to 8:00PM. The Public Opening is free and open to the public.

"Creative Community Creative Unity"

The Allegany Arts Council, Allegany College of Maryland, Frostburg State University, Allegany County NAACP Branch 7007, and the Community Resilience Council are pleased to present an exhibition on the theme of "Creative Community Creative Unity". The exhibition includes the work of artists of all skill levels, exploring issues of equity, diversity, inclusion, affirmation, justice, and access. The exhibition will take place in the Allegany Arts Countil's Schwab Gallery from Saturday, July 31st to Saturday, August 28th, 2021. A public opening will be held Saturday, Ausgust 14th from 6:00PM -8:00PM and is free and open to the public.


 

AUGUST

 


Sunday, August 1, 2021

Back the Blue

Come out to support all area law enforcement and criminal justice profession, Sunday, August 1st from 2:00PM-4:00PM at the Cumberland City Hall, 57 N. Liberty Street. Back the Blue and show our support for our men and women who sacrifice so that we can be safe.


Monday, August 2 – Tuesday, August 3, 2021

7th Annual National Night Out Cumberland

'Give Neighborhood Crime and Drugs a Going Away Party' will kick off the 7th Annual National Night Out Cumberland with 3 events. The local community is asked to come out and get involved. "American's Night Out Against Crime' now involves 16,000 communities and 38 million neighbors nationally. The first event will be NNO Free Swim Kick-Off Event which will be held at Constitution Park Pool on Monday, August 2nd from 6:00PM to 8:00PM with a visit from the Cumberland Police Department. Swimmers have a chance to win prizes. The second event will be National Night Out Cumberland's main event and  will be held on Tuesday, August 3rd 5:00PM-8:00PM. This event will be held on the street between First and Fourth Streets in front of the Salvation Army. There will be many public saftey partners, nonprofits and businesses participating with music, games, information, giveaways, food and drink. This is a great opportunity to bring Cumberland Police and neighbors together in a positive atmosphere to build a safer Cumberland. The final event will be the National Night Out Lights On From Dusk 'til Dawn campaign begins at dusk on Tuesday, August 2nd through dawn on Wednesday, August 3rd. Residents are encouraged to lock their doors and turn on their porch lights. For information or to get involved, contact teri.hast@cumberlandmd.gov, call 301-759-6517, or message them on Facebook at https://facebook.com/NNOCumberland. Event flier available on FB page.


Friday, August 6, 2021

The Loft 129 – ToMaJiTa Jazz Funktet

The Loft 129 a new event venue, will be welcoming ToMaJiTa Jazz Funktet presented by the Cumberland Jazz Society, Friday, August 6th at 8:00PM. This talented soulful band performs tunes by groups like Weather Report, Herbie Hancock, Yellowjackets, Jeff Lorber Fusion, and more. The Loft 129 located at 129 Baltimore Street, will provide live concerts and other entertainment and a venue for special events. Tickets are $10 per person and are available online at www.loft129.org.


Monday, August 9, – Friday, August 13, 2021

Girls Who Code

Join Girls Who Code at Allegany College Of Maryland, Monday, August 9th through Friday, August 13th for a Free Summer Camp for girls entering into 6th, 7th or 8th grade in the Fall of 2021. The camp is designed for girls with any level of computer skills from zero computer coding skills to advanced. If you are interested in learning about computer programming, coding or learning from women in the computer science field, visit http://bit.ly/GWC2021camp to complete the application.


Friday, August 13, 2021

The Loft 129 – Barry Gurley

The Loft 129 a new event venue, will be welcoming Cumberland's own legendary jazz keyboard and vocalist Barry Gurley, Friday, August 13th at 8:00PM. This award winning musician will lead a trio in a very special conert. The Loft 129 located at 129 Baltimore Street, will provide live concerts and other entertainment and a venue for special events. Tickets are available online at www.loft129.org.


Saturday, August 14, 2021

Introduction to Drone Photography: Elevate Your Vision & Ability

Looking for something new this summer? Introduction to Drone Photography: Elevate Your Vision and Abilites, will be held Saturday, August 14th from 9:00AM-11:00AM. Meet in the Allegany High School parking lot, 900 Seton Drive, Cumberland. Drone Photography opens a new dimension to see and enjoy your world. Whether your interest is artistic, scientific, or business, plan to attend this 90-minute outdoor workshop and demonstration presented by Ryan Brenneman, an experienced and award-winning drone photographer and videographer. You'll receive a hands-on demonstration of the fun and excitement of this powerful technology. This presentation is designed for ages 15 and up: no drone experience necessary. Pre-registration is required, and attendance is limited. Registration is free for Allegany Arts Council members: $15 for all others. Pre-register today by emailing art@alleganyarts.org.

City Center Summer Celebration

Join the DDC and the City of Cumberland for a family friendly summer celebration in Downtown Cumberland, Saturday, August 14th. Bring the kids for a fun afternoon of activites and enjoy rockin' music and an antique car show in the early evening. Plus, sidewalk sales and tasty treats. 2:00PM-4:00PM: Allegany County Library System, Allegany Arts Council Arts Bus, Queen City Creamery, Civial Air Patrol, and Sidewalk Sales. 4:00PM-4:30PM: Embassy Theatre players on stage. 5:00PM-7:00PM: Risque Rock n Roll, Queen City Antique Car Club, and Lost Mountain BBQ. For more information go to @historicdowntoencumberland – www.visitcumberland.org


Friday, August 13 – Sunday, August 15, 2021

Embassy Theatre – "All My Sons"

The Embassy Theatre presents Arthur Miller's "All My Sons", Friday, August 13th-Sunday, August 15th, Friday & Saturday 8:00PM & Sunday 2:00PM, 49  Baltimore Street. Set after World War II, a post-war American family in a tragic downfall of lies, greed, love, and loss. Tickets are $16 for adults and $14 for seniors & students. Tickets available at Eventbrite.com or call for reservations 240-362-7183.


Sunday, August 15, 2021

Miss Heritage Days & Miss Heritage Days Teen Deadline

The 52nd Annual Heritage Days Festival is searching for Candidates to become the next Miss Heritage Days age 18-25 and Miss Heritage Days Teen 2022 ages 13-17. Anyone interested please contact Teresa Whetzel at MissHeritagedays2022@yahoo.com no later than Sunday, August 15th 2021.


Friday, August 20-Sunday, August 22, 2021

Embassy Theatre – "All My Sons"

The Embassy Theatre presents Arthur Miller's "All My Sons", Friday, August 20th-Sunday, August 22nd, Friday & Saturday 8:00PM & Sunday 2:00PM, 49 Baltimore Street.. Set after World War II, a post-war American family in a tragic downfall of lies, greed, love, and loss. Tickets are $16 for adults and $14 for seniors & students. Tickets available at Eventbrite.com or call for reservations 240-362-7183.


Sunday, August 29, 2021

Fly-In/Drive-In Breakfast

E.A.A. Chapter 426 Greater Cumberland Regional Airport-CBE will hold their Fly-In/Drive-In Breakfast Sunday, August 29th, 2021, 8:00AM-12:30PM.The buffet is back and will feature: hotcakes, scrambled eggs, homefries, sausage, sausage gravy, fried potatoes, fruit cocktail, coffee & orange juice. Prices are $8.00 for adults and $6.00 for under the age of 12 for All You Can Eat on the premises OR a take out breakfast. All Covid State laws and guide lines will be followed for your safety. Free Young Eagle AIrplane Rides for ages 8 thru 17, weather permitting & pilots available. For more information contact Katie Kight @301-268-2624 or check them out on Facebook – www.facebook.com/eaachapter426.


 

SEPTEMBER

 


Wednesday, September 1 – Thursday, September 30, 2021

QuiltWalk 2021

The Arts & Entertainment Districts of Cumberland and Frostburg, in concert with the Downtown Development Commission and Schoolhouse Quilters, Inc., are pleased to announce their first ever collaboration, QuiltWalk 2021. QuiltWalk 2021 celebrates the art of quilting by the members of the Schoolhouse Quilters Guild and Creative Needles, two entities that partner to form Schoolhouse Quilters Inc. Handmade quilts will be displayed in storefronts located in the downtown area of Cumberland and Frostburg from Wednesday, September 1st until Thursday, September 30th,, 2021, showcasing the work of local quilters as well as a number of available commercial properties.


Sunday, June 13 – Sunday, September 4, 2021

Summer Worship Hours

First Congregational Church of Frostburg will be observing its summer worship hours beginning at 10:00AM, Sunday, June 13th through Sunday, September 5th, 2021. There will be no Sunday School during this time.


Saturday September 11 – Sunday, September 12, 2021

Heritage Days Festival

Come out for the 52nd annual Heritage Days Festival, Saturday, September 11th to Sunday, September 12th, 2021. Heritage Days has something for everyone, History, Arts & Crafts, Festival Food, Music, Children's Activities, Tours and more. For more information visit www.heritagedaysfestival.com or on Facebook at Heritage Days Festival.


Saturday, September 11, 2021

3M Challenge Bike Ride

The 4th Annual 3M Challenge Bike Ride will be held Saturday, September 11th, 8:00AM-1:00PM. Teams are invited to challenge the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad (WMSR) 501, 2250 HP Diesel locomotive as they climb Mt. Savage in this face-off between man, machine and mountain. For more information please call 847-513-2378 or contact Melinda Kelleher at melinda.kelleher@cumberlandmd.gov.

Casa Wine, Distillery and Craft Beer Festival

Casa of Allegany County will be hosting the Casa Wine, Distillery and Craft Beer Festival, Saturday, September 11th, 1:00PM to 6:00PM. Join them in beautiful downtown Cumberland on Heritage Day weekend for a day of wine tasting, distillery tasting, and craft beer tasting. Live music, tip jars, food trucks, raffles, corn hole and more. Join in for the 7th Annual Festival…all proceeds go to Casa of Allegany County, whose mission is that every foster child and youth will have a safe and permanent home. For more information call 301-777-1261 or email festival@casaofalleganycounty.org


Saturday, September 18, 2021

Crabs For A Cause

The Allegany County Department of Social Services will once again host their Crabs For A Cause, Saturday, September 18th, 1:00PM-5:00PM, doors opening at 12:30PM. at the Cumberland Outdoor Club. A limited number of tickets will be available and can only be purchased online for a price of $45 per person. The menu includes crabs, beer, corn, hamburgers, hotdogs, and soda. Live music by 28 Speedway & lots more. All monies raised will be used for Allegany County Seniors to help them remain in their homes and improve their quality of life! For more information call 301-784-7100 or visit www.crabsforacause.wordpress.com.


Sunday, September 26, 2021

Fly-In/Drive-In Breakfast

E.A.A. Chapter 426 Greater Cumberland Regional Airport-CBE will hold their Fly-In/Drive-In Breakfast Sunday, September 26th, 2021, 8:00AM-12:30PM. The buffet is back and will feature: hotcakes, scrambled eggs, homefries, sausage, sausage gravy, fried potatoes, fruit cocktail, coffee & orange juice. Prices are $8.00 for adults and $6.00 for under the age of 12 for All You Can Eat on the premises OR a take out breakfast. All Covid State laws and guide lines will be followed for your safety. Free Young Eagle AIrplane Rides for ages 8 thru 17, weather permitting & pilots available. For more information contact Katie Kight @301-268-2624 or check them out on Facebook – www.facebook.com/eaachapter426.


 

OCTOBER

 


Sunday, October 31, 2021

Fly-In/Drive-In Breakfast

E.A.A. Chapter 426 Greater Cumberland Regional Airport-CBE will hold their Fly-In/Drive-In Breakfast Sunday, October 31st, 2021, 8:00AM-12:30PM. The buffet is back and will feature: hotcakes, scrambled eggs, homefries, sausage, sausage gravy, fried potatoes, fruit cocktail, coffee & orange juice. Prices are $8.00 for adults and $6.00 for under the age of 12 for All You Can Eat on the premises OR a take out breakfast. All Covid State laws and guide lines will be followed for your safety. Free Young Eagle AIrplane Rides for ages 8 thru 17, weather permitting & pilots available. For more information contact Katie Kight @301-268-2624 or check them out on Facebook – www.facebook.com/eaachapter426.

Mountain Maryland Photo Contest Deadline

Allegany County Tourism invites visitors and community members to celebrate our region's story during the fourth annual Mountain Maryland Photo Contest. Photos will be collected in four categories that represent Allegany County Tourism's four pillars of destination: Arts and Culture, History and Heritage, Scenic Landscapes, and Outdoor Recreation. Qualifying photo submissions will be eligible for $1700 in cash prizes between the four categories. Winning photos will be displayed during an exhibition and reception at the Allegany Arts Council in January 2022 and will also appear in the annual publication, Visit Mountain Maryland , Allegany County's Official Destination Guide. Photo submissions may appear in the destination guide, on Allegany County's Tourism website, mdmountainside.com, or on social media. Only photos taken in Allegany County, MD, will be eligible for the contest. Submissions will be accepted ongoing until the deadline of Sunday, October 31st, 2021. Photographers may submit an unlimited number of images in each categaory throughout the contest time frame. For complete details, full contest rules, and to upload photo submissions, please visit mdmountainside.com/photocontest. For questions regarding the 2021 Mountain Maryland Photo Contest, please email jpalumbo@alleganygov.org.