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Community Events

 

 


 

SEPTEMBER

 


Fall/Autumn Vendors Wanted

Discover Downtown Cumberland is seeking Fall/Autumn friendly vendors for the vendor's Fair on Saturday, Octiber 12th during the 4th Annual Fall for Downtown Cumberland Festival. Vendor space is available complimentary to any local made or produced items including artwork, artisan items, fall decor, flowers, plants, vegetables, fruits, farm products, locally produced beauty and skin products, animal treats, clothing, coffees, bakery items, non-profit organizations, organic items, handmade furniture, crafts, holiday gifts, craft beers and wines, candles, antiques and etc. *No mass pre-packaged commerical items or products, no nationally marketed items*. This Vendor Fair will run the length of South & North Liberty Street from Frederick to Pershing from 10AM until 6PM with some locations availaible near Town Center and on the pedestrian mall. All vendors must provide their own set up including tables, tents and chairs. Vendors are also responsible to have their own applicable permits and MD Sales Tax ID's and be able to provide those if needed. Vendors interested in setting up must submit a request for space by Tuesday October 8th at noon. Request should be sent via email to Dave Love at azadsofcumberland@gmail.com and should include:1) Name of Business 2) Name of Contact 3) Contact phone number 4) Type of product 5) Size of space needed. An approval email will be sent and a vendor fair map will be provided by Friday October 11th. All spaces will be assigned. Vendors are to be set up by 10AM and remain setup through 6PM on Saturday October 12th. Vendros may remain setup through 9PM if so desired. Please send questions to Dave Love at asadsofcumberland@gmail.com

FrostburgFirst Seeks Fall Arts Walk Particpants

FristburgFirst is thrilled to bring the Fall Arts Walk back to downtown Frostburg on Friday, October 18th from 4PM-7PM. FrostburgFirst invites artists, musicians, performers, and creators in all mediums to share their talent. Designed to be a self-guided walking arts tour, artists are partnered with downtown businesses to display and sell their works. The cost to participate is $10 for non-members, $5 for students, and FREE for FrostburgFirst artist members. Artists willing to give demonstrations throughout the day and musical/theatrical performers will be offered special consideration. Spaces are limited and will be awarded on a first-come, first serve basis. To qualify for the Fall Arts Walk, any items sold must be created by the artist, Please submit applications by Friday, September 27, 2019 to ensure consideration. For more information and to download the Artist Registration Application, please visit www.downtownfrostburg.com/arts-walk. Contact FrostburgFirst with any questions at frostburgfirst@gmail.com or (301) 689-6900

New "Unplugged" Game Night Launches at George's Creek Library

A brand new game night is launching at the Georges Creek Library. Called, 'Unplugged' the community is invited to come to the library to play classic board games and card games. The game nights will take place on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month, from 6PM-7PM, and all ages and skill levels are welcome. Studies show that playing board games are connected to improving cognitive skills, reducing stress and improving mental health- in addition to being fun! Games will be provided and no experience or registration is necessary. Unplugged is free and open to the community. Questions about Unplugged? Please contact Program Specialist Lindsay Lindsay at llindsay@alleganycountylibrary.info or 301777-1200.


Saturday,  September 14, 2019

Fort Hill Cheerleader Program

Come out to Fort Hill High School, Saturday, September 14th from 9:00AM to 3:00PM to support the Fort Hill Cheerleading program and test drive a new Ford. Shaffer Ford and Ford Motor Company wil donate $20 — up to $6000 total!!


Sunday, September 15, 2019

Country Gospel Concert

The Casselman Valley Travelers and Summit's Grace will perform for an afternoon of country gospel at Trinity United Church of Christ neat Grantsville, one of the Twin Churches. The event is Sunday, August 15th, 2:00PM to 4:30PM. Bring a picnic blanket or lawn chair and enjoy the afternoon.


Monday, September 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 6-7PM to taste, share and discuss all things food. Monday, September 16th, the group will focus on salads and learn about cooking with essential oils with Kelly Schrecengost, distributor of Young Living Essential Oils. 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 llinsay@alleganycountylibrary.info or 301-777-1200.


Wednesday, September 18, 2019

National Railway Historical Society

The Western Maryland Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting, Wednesday, September 18th at 7:00PM, in the Cumberland Railroad Museum at 17 Howard Street, among the shops at Canal Place near the Footer Dye building. Episodes will be shown from the video program titled "America's Railroads: The Steam Train Legacy" This meeting is free and open to the public, and anyone interested in railroads may attend. For more information, call 301-722-0358 or visit our website at www.wmnrhs.org


Thursday, September 19, 2019

Stuff the Truck

The Distric 6 Office of MDOT SHA will be holding a food drive during the month of September. As part of the drive, they will be hosting a Stuff the Trunk event, to be held at the LaVale Walmart on Thursday, September 19th from 8:00AM-3:00PM. All donations will be kept to the Garrett, Allegany and Washington County areas. The public is encouraged to support the drive by visiting one of the Stuff the Truck events or by dropping off canned or boxed goods at the District 6 Headquarters, located at 1251 Vocke Road, LaVale. For more information, please call us at 301-729-8417. Thank you for your support.


Friday, September 20 & Saturday, September 21, 2019

Inside Yard Sale

Livingstone Church of the Brethren will be having an inside yard sale, Friday, September 20th and Saturday, September 21st, from 8:30AM to 2:00PM, at 114 N. Cedar St. Come out and see what they have.


Saturday, September 21, 2019

Back the Blue

Back the Blue is hosting a 5Kwalk/run on Saturday, September, 21st at Canal Place at 9:00AM. Back the Blue 5K's mission is to help build relationships with the community and local law enforcement agencies. There will be a DJ, cornhole, a raffle with items such as gift cards, a food vendor, and additioal vendors selling items and passing out water and snacks for runners. There is also an option for a One Mile Fun Run instead of the full 5K. This is a family-friendly event so bring the family and all your friends! Any questions, please contact Rochelle Costello – rochellemarieo5@yahoo.com or on the event Facebook page. You can register online at the FB link – https://www.facebook.com/events/489073531858114/?=ti=cl

Build Your Own Olaf Pancake Breakfast

Mountain Ridge High School's Performing Arts Department will hold a "Build your Own Olaf Pancake Breakfast" on Saturday, Septmeber 21st from 9-11AM in the Mountain Ridge cafeteria. Cost is Adults $10, Students $5, and includes and Olaf pancake, sausage links, scrambled eggs, coffee, tea, juice, or milk. There will be an Olaf, Elsa, and Anna meet and greet. This breakfast is in conjunction with the High School performace of FROZEN, happening again on the weekend of September 21 and 22 at 2PM and 7PM at Mountain Ridge. These events are to help the performing Arts students get to Disney to perform on Thanksgiving in the Magic Kingdom and Epcot. Come on out for a fun breakfast!


Monday, September 23, 2019

Real Men Wear Pink

Roy Rogers on Queen City Drive will host a Spirit Night for Real Men Wear Pink for the American Cancer Society. Support Rock Cioni and his effort to raise money for Breast Cancer Research from 5-8 on Monday, September 23rd.

LaVale Civic Improvement Association

The LaVale Civic Improvement Association (LCIA), in conjunction with the Braddock Run Watershed Association, will meet on Monday, September 23rd at 7:00PM at Christ Luthern Church on Vocke Road in LaVale. Discussions will cover completed projects, incomplete projects and some possible Autumn activites. All LaVale neighbors are welcome to bring questions, ideas, issues and solutions to this meeting. Please see www.lavale.org or email lcia21502@gmail.com for contact information and details about the two organizations.


September 26-29, 2019

Western Maryland Goes to War

Western Maryland Goes to War, September 26th -29th – A timeline celebration of our soldiers form WW1 to Desert Storm and the contributions and sacrificies made by our community. A schedule of events will be coming soon. Check it out on Facebook at Western Maryland Goes to War.


Saturday, September 28, 2019

Drive 4UR School

Come out for the Drive 4UR School Fundraiser for Allegany High School, Saturday, September 28th from 9:00AM-3:00PM, to support the Allegany High School Cheerleader program. Test drive a new Ford and Shaffer Ford and Ford Motor Company will donate $20 – up to $6000 total!


Sunday, September 29, 2019

Wings and Wheels

Come out to the Greater Cumberland Regional Airport-EEA Chapter 426, CBE Unicom 122.8, AWOS 128.62 AYCE Pancake breakfast, Sunday, September 29th 9:00AM until 1:00PM. All you can eat for one low price, Adults-$8, Children under the age of 12-$6, eat on premises ONLY.. Free Young Eagle Airplane Rides ages 8 thru 17, weather permitting & pilots available. Antique cars, Hot Rods, Motorcycles, vendors, and model aircraft static display, a B-25 Mitchell (Panchito) and a Blackhawk Helicopter. Special guest: Wings of Appreciation & The CAP Honor Guar. Open to the public – Please, No Burnouts. Proceeds go to send a child to Air Academy in Oshkosh, WI. For more information contact Katie Kight at 301-268-2624. or check them on Facebook – www.facebook.com/eaachapter426.


 

OCTOBER

 


Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Buck A Cup

The Scottish Rite of Freemasonry will begin the Buck A Cup fundraiser for the Speech and Language Disorders Clinic at the Childrens League of Cumberland, Tuesday, October 1st. Particpating resaurants are Arby's of LaVale, K Bar Virginia Ave, Hobo's Ellerslie and Chat & Chew Restaurant of McCoole. Donate $1 and redeem for a FREE coffee, tea, or soda on November 13th & 14th or December 13th & 14th. All proceeds benefit the Childrens League Rite Care Speech Clinics in Cumberland, Oakland, & Keyser WV. Free Speech clinics for our area children, at Buck A Cup.


Friday, October 4 & Saturday, October 5, 2019

Park Place United Methodis Church Rummage & Bake Sale

Please come out for the Park Place United Methodist CHurch Rummage and Bake Sale, Friday October 4th and Saturday, October 5th from 9:00AM to 1:00PM, at 80 National Hwy in LaVale. The Methodist Men will be grilling hamburgers and hotdogs for sale. All proceeds go to local charities.


Saturday, October 5, 2019

Too Toxic To Trash Event

Do you have household products labeled "caution, toxic, danger, hazard, warning, poisonous, reactive, corrosive, or flammable" and don't know how to safely dispose? Allegany County Recycling is holding its biennial Too Toxic To Trash Event for residents to dispose of their household hazards waste (HHW) properly, on Saturday, October 5th from 9:00AM to 2:00PM at the Allegany County Fairgrounds, 11490 Moss Avenue. This event only happens evey other year. For Allegany County Residents only, proof of residency required. For more imformation call 301-777-5933 x210 or email recycling@alleganygov.org. Paint recycling-$2 per container:latex, enamel, acrylic, and oil-based paints in the original container for contents to be recycled by Yuck Old Paint. Free items: Household chemicals, pesticides, herbicides, tar, aerosol cans, propane, smoke detectors, light bulbs, caulking, camp stove fuel, solvents, batteries, pool chemicles, mercury thermometers. asbestos, oil, antifreeze, gas, etc. OT accepted:electronics, tires, ammunition, explosives, radioactive materials, prescription medicines, medical or infectious waste, or poisonous gas.

38th Great Alleghany Run

The 38th Great Alleghany Run to benefit the Allegany Habitat for Humanity will be held, Saturday, October 5th. 15K Run from Mt. Savage to Cumberland, starts at 8:00AM with free transportation from the Ramada Inn in Cumberland to Mt. Savage starting point. 5K Run route includes roads and trails and starts at 8:00AM in Cumberland. Great After Party at Mezzo's with food, beer and random prize drawings. Register at www.runsignup.com/RACE/MD/Cumberland/GreatAlleganyRun


Saturday, October 19, 2019

Barktoberfest

The Allegany County Animal Shelter Howl-O-Ween Ball 2019, will be held Saturday, October, 19th, with doors opening at 7:00PM at the Allegany Fairgrounds Multi Purpose Building .Great music featuring the band "So Low", plus great performaces by Savage Road and The Frederick Divas. $10 donation. There will be raffles and a silent auction. A cash bar with domestic and craft beers, great wines, moonshine and Queen City Creamery Adult Shakes, and a food truck too! 100% of the proceeds benefit the Allegany County Animal Shelter. Come out for a Spooktacular time!


Monday, October 21, 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. Monday, October 21st, attendees are invited to cook up a Harvest dish to share. Attendees are also invited to bring a canned or non-perishable good to donate to a local food pantry in honor of World Food Day. 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 llinsay@alleganycountylibrary.info or 301-777-1200.


Saturday, October 26, 2019

11th Annual Ghouley

What's a Ghouley? The 11th Annual Ghouley (rhymes with Hooley) is a Halloween Pub Crawl and it's scheduled for Saturday, October 26th at 8:00PM in Downtown Cumberland. Get your Halloween costume ready and prowl Downtown Cumberland's favorite haunts with your friends.


Sunday, October 27, 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, October 27th 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 – www.facebook.com/eaachapter426


 

NOVEMBER

 


Saturday, November 2 & Saturday, November 16, 2019

Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic

Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic is a non-profit that grants wishes for local children all over Maryland battling a critical illness. Wish granting volunteers play a vital role in meeting our children and helping make their one ture wish come true. Make-A-Wish will be holding wish granting volunteer training on November 2nd in Clear Springs, MD and on November 16th in Oakland, MD. We are hoping to find volunteers to help with our wish-granting efforts all over western Maryland. Anyone intersted can visit our website at midatlantic.wish.org to get more information.


Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Spirit Night

Please join the Women of Emmanuel for a Spirit Night and Bake Sale on Wednesday, November 13th from 5:00PM to 8:00PM at Roy Roger's Cumberland. Please tell the cashier at the drive thru and inside the Roy Roger's, you are there to support the Women of Emmanuel.


Monday, November 18, 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. Monday, November 18th, participants are invited to make and share the dish that has been passed down or most requested by their own family. 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 llinsay@alleganycountylibrary.info or 301-777-1200.


Saturday, November 23, 2019

Springfield Assembly of God Christmas Bazaar

Springfield Assembly of God will be holding it's annual Christmas Bazaar Craft Fair & Vendor show, Saturday, November 23rd from 9:00AM-3:00PM, in the church gymnasium. Local crafters, direct sales vendors, home cooked foods, pies, rolls amd home baked goods. Proceeds to benefit the building fund and missions. Questions contact Steven at 301-724-5166 or email event@SpringfieldAssembly.org or visit www.springfieldassembly.org


 

DECEMBER

 


Saturday, December 14, 2019

Cumberland Choral Society

A  Cumberland Choral Society Holiday Concert will be held, Saturday, December 14th, at 7:30PM at the Church McKee Arts Center, 101 Fort Ave. Keyser, WV.


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.


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 llinsay@alleganycountylibrary.info or 301-777-1200.

 

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