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Community Events



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


 

MAY

 


Saturday, May 1, 2021 – Saturday, May 29, 2021

The Art of Happenstances: Chance Meetings & Destined Friends

The Allegany Arts Council will present the work of Alexandria, VA based artist, Charlene Nield, in an exhibition entitled, "The Art of Happenstances: Chance Meetings & Destined Friends", to take place Saturday, May 1st to Saturday, May 29th. The show will be on display in the Arts Council's Saville Gallery at 9 N. Centre Street, Cumberland, and online at https://wwwalleganyartscouncil.org/saville-exhibition/. Originally from Allegany County, Charlene Nield creates paintings that celebrate color and the human and animal form in all their glorious imperfections. In addition to Nield's solo work, the show also includes pieces painted in collaboration with astist Ann Pickett. The two women work collaboratively under the name á deux, painting on the same surface at the same time.

Color Harmony

The Allegany Arts Council welcomes the Western Maryland Watercolor Society for its 33rd spring exhibition, "Color Harmony". The exhibition will run in the Schwab Gallery from Saturday, May1st to Saturday May 29th, Tuesday-Saturday 11:00AM-5:00PM. In addition, a complete digital gallery will be available at https://www.alleganyartscouncil.org/upcoming-events/schwab-exhibition/, beginning May 1st at 11:00AM. The public is invited to attend a free, Live Virtual Awards Presentation which will take place via Zoom on Saturday, May 1st, beginning at 5:00PM. The link for the Zoom event can be found at https//www.alleganyartscouncil.org/upcoming-events/color-harmony-western-maryland-watercolor-society/.


Wednesday, May 5, 2021- Friday, May 7, 2021

Fort Hill High School – Godspell

Fort Hill High School is proud to announce the production and performance of the musical, Godspell, Wednesday, May 5th, Thursday, May 6th and Friday, May 7th at 7:00PM in the Fort Hill High School auditorium. This musical explores the Book of Matthew through the teaching of parables. It is an upbeat, fun, family-friendly, two hours of entertainment. There are no tickets being sold. A goodwill offering will be taken. Social distancing and masks are required.


Friday, May 7, 2021 – Saturday, May 8, 2021

LaVale Lions CLub Chicken Bar-B-Que

The first LaVale Lions Club Chicken of the season will be held Friday, May 7th and Saturday, May 8th, located at the Lions Memorial Field on Braddock Road, serving 10:30AM to 5:30PM. Limited menu: half-chicken & roll $7 – baked beans $1 Tickets must be used on date printed on ticket – No Cash Sales at BBQ! Advanced ticket sales only. Tickets available at Jolly Roger's, Burkey's Furniture, Caporale's Bakery, The Mail Room, LaVale Pharmacy, any member, or leave a message at 301-729-4166. Covid-19 restrictions, please remain in your vehicle.


Friday, May 14, 2021 – Sunday, May 16, 2021

The Embassy Theatre

The Embassy Theatre is proud to present "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest", during the month of May in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month. Show times are Friday, May 14th and Saturday, May 15 at 8:00PM, Sunday, May 16th at 2:00PM at 49 Baltimore Steet.Ticket are $16 for adults, $14 for seniors and students and may be purchased on Evenbrite.com. Reservations to purchase tickets at the door can be made by calling 240-362-7183. All current distancing and safety protocols will be observed.


Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Rotary Club of Cumberland "Hometown Heroes" Deadline

The Rotary Club of Cumberland is working on a banner project to honor military "Hometown Heroes" in Downtown Cumberland. The banners will be displayed on the Downtown Cumberland light posts from Memorial Day through Labor Day. The Rotary club is coordinating the program with Melinda Kelleher, Executive Director of the Downtown Developemnt Commission. Each banner will include a picture of the soldier being honored, the military branch of service, and the years served. The cost for one banner is $100. Each banner is 18×36 inches and double-sided. Once the banners are taken down, they will be reutrned to the family. Each banner is being designed by local advertising/pr agency, McClarran and Williams. The dealine to reserve a banner is Wednesday, May 19th. To have your hero represented, please email becky@mcclarranwilliams.com along with a high-resolution photo, military branch of service, and years of service. For more information, contact Becky McClarran at 301-697-6676


Friday, May 21, 2021 – Sunday, May 23, 2021

The Embassy Theatre

The Embassy Theatre is proud to present "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest", during the month of May in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month. Show times are Friday, May 21st and Saturday, May 22nd at 8:00PM and Sunday, May 23rd at 2:00PM at 49 Baltimore Steet.Ticket are $16 for adults, $14 for seniors and students and may be purchased on Evenbrite.com. Reservations to purchase tickets at the door can be made by calling 240-362-7183. All current distancing and safety protocols will be observed.


Friday, May 21, 2021

CUW Day of Caring and Sharing

The 24th annual United Way Day of Caring and Sharing is scheduled for Friday, May 21st. The day of Caring and Sharing is a partnership between United Way of Allegany County, Let's Beautify Cumberland! and the City of Cumberland. Major sponsors of the event are Columbia Gas of Maryland and CSX Transportation: the event brings together people from throughout the community to work on projects across the City. Hundreds of flowers will be planted, countless loads of mulch will be spread, and large quantities of trash will be removed. Thirty-four projects have been identified for this year's event. Nearly 200 volunteers are needed, and sign-up is underway. Projects are located throughout the City and at many nonprofits. Volunteers will report to their work sites at 8AM and receive a brief welcome via the County United Way's Facebook page. Work will then begin and last until approximately noon. After working, volunteers are invited to pick up lunch at the big pavillion located in Constitution Park. If you are interested in helping with the Day of Caring and Sharing, please email michele@cuw.org or call 301-722-2700


Saturday, May 29, 2021

Western Maryland Senic Railroad Opening Weekend

Join the Western Maryland Senic Railroad for their opening weekend, Saturday, May 29th. Diesel-powered train trips will depart from Cumberland, MD on a 4-5 hour trip to Frostburg, MD. Enjoy seating in standard, deluxe coach, open-air, or lounge. Explore their classes of service and book a trip at their website https://wmsr.com/classes-of-service/.

20th Super Cruise

Come out to the 20th Super Cruise, Memorial Weekend, Saturday, May 29th, from 5:00PM-9:00PM, located at Rt 51 Industrial Blvd, South Cumberland. Open to the public, four great locations, free registration, and cash door prizes.


Sunday, May 30, 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, May 30th, 2021, 8:00AM-12:30PM. Due to current conditions, they will be serving their customers instead of buffet style at this time. They will be offering Eggs, Sausage and Pancakes at a reduced rate of $6.00 for eat in OR take out. All State laws and guide lines will be followed for your safety which will include mandatory masks entering and exiting the building with limited seating for social distancing. There will also be unregulated seating outdoors, weather permitting. For more information contact Katie Kight @301-268-2624 or check them out on Facebook www.facebook.com/eaachapter426.


Monday, May 31, 2021

Del McCoury Band

Come out for a free concert with The Del McCoury Band on Memorial Day, Monday May 31st at the Canal Place Festival Grounds, 2:00PM-5:00PM. Food and beverages will be supplied by Crabby Pig, Charis Winery and Dig Deep Brewery. The Shops at Canal Place will also be open for business.


 

JUNE

 


Friday, June 4, 2021- Sunday, June 6, 2021

18th Annual Historic National Road Yard Sale

Downtown Cumberland is excited to be part of the Historic National Road Yard Sale, Friday, June 4th, Saturday, June 5th and Sunday, June 6th. Find treasures and enjoy a day or two in historic Cumberland where the National Road began. Vendors are welcome. No fee to set up. Contact Becky McClarran at becky@mcclarranwilliams.com or Melinda Kelleher at Melinda.kelleher@cumberlandmd.gov. Check out Facebook as well https://facebook.com/groups/2333461243377648.


Tuesday, June 15, 2021 – Saturday, June 19, 2021

2021 Mountain Maryland Plein Air Competition & Exhibition

The Allegany Arts Council is thrilled to announce that the 2021 Mountain Maryland Plein Air Competition & Exhibition will take place Tuesday, June 15th to Saturday, June 19th, with 27 of the original 2020 artist class participating. Mark your calendars for an amazing celebration, some extraordinary art, and a chance to gather once again. The Plein Air Competition is not just for artists. The week-long series of events and activities is also perfect for those interested in observing and collecting the work of these talented painters. Be on the lookout for artists with their easels beginning Tuesday, June 15th. Then join them for opportunities later in the week to watch artists work up-close and to purchase a piece or two.


Sunday, June 27, 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, June 27th, 2021, 8:00AM-12:30PM. Due to current conditions, they will be serving their customers instead of buffet style at this time. They will be offering Eggs, Sausage and Pancakes at a reduced rate of $6.00 for eat in OR take out. All State laws and guide lines will be followed for your safety which will include mandatory masks entering and exiting the building with limited seating for social distancing. There will also be unregulated seating outdoors, weather permitting. For more information contact Katie Kight @301-268-2624 or check them out on Facebook www.facebook.com/eaachapter426.


 

JULY

 


Sunday, July 25, 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, July 25th, 2021, 8:00AM-12:30PM. Due to current conditions, they will be serving their customers instead of buffet style at this time. They will be offering Eggs, Sausage and Pancakes at a reduced rate of $6.00 for eat in OR take out. All State laws and guide lines will be followed for your safety which will include mandatory masks entering and exiting the building with limited seating for social distancing. There will also be unregulated seating outdoors, weather permitting. For more information contact Katie Kight @301-268-2624 or check them out on Facebook www.facebook.com/eaachapter426.


 

AUGUST

 


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. Due to current conditions, they will be serving their customers instead of buffet style at this time. They will be offering Eggs, Sausage and Pancakes at a reduced rate of $6.00 for eat in OR take out. All State laws and guide lines will be followed for your safety which will include mandatory masks entering and exiting the building with limited seating for social distancing. There will also be unregulated seating outdoors, weather permitting. For more information contact Katie Kight @301-268-2624 or check them out on Facebook www.facebook.com/eaachapter426.


 

SEPTEMBER

 


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. Due to current conditions, they will be serving their customers instead of buffet style at this time. They will be offering Eggs, Sausage and Pancakes at a reduced rate of $6.00 for eat in OR take out. All State laws and guide lines will be followed for your safety which will include mandatory masks entering and exiting the building with limited seating for social distancing. There will also be unregulated seating outdoors, weather permitting. 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. Due to current conditions, they will be serving their customers instead of buffet style at this time. They will be offering Eggs, Sausage and Pancakes at a reduced rate of $6.00 for eat in OR take out. All State laws and guide lines will be followed for your safety which will include mandatory masks entering and exiting the building with limited seating for social distancing. There will also be unregulated seating outdoors, weather permitting. For more information contact Katie Kight @301-268-2624 or check them out on Facebook www.facebook.com/eaachapter426.