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Community Events



Chessie Federal Credit Union

Chessie Federal Credit Union lobbies will open Monday, March 1, 2021


Standard Bank

Standard Bank lobbies will open Monday, March 1, 2021


Lonaconing Ship Program and Free Food Program

Due to Covid-19 the Lonaconing Ship Program and the Free Food Program is cancelled until further notice.


Allegany County Library System Community Blue Bookshelves

The Allegany County Library System is partnering with local businesses and organizations to provide free books to children living in underserved neighborhoods in Allegany County. Seven blue bookshelves will be placed in community spaces aroung the county and stocked with children's picture books. The library will also be stocking children's picture books in the Little Free Libraries located at the Banneker Gardens and Jane Frazier communities. Children will be able to select books to keep and read at home. Through this program, the library hopes to increase access to books for children and families that are not able to regularly visit a library building. Promoting early literacy is a key objective in the Allegany County Library System straregic plan. Research shows that having books at home has a positive effect on literacy and academic success. Reading with your children helps develop vocabulary and comprehension, and encourages a love for reading. Community bookshelves will be stocked while supplies last by the Allegany County Library System. For more imformation about this program please contact Program Specialist, Kate Metzger at 301-777-1200 or kmetzger@alleganycountylibrary.info.


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. Being situated in the beautiful mountains of Western Maryland presents a great opportunity for our shelter dogs to experience the joy of a long walk, hike or run in many of the area's scenic locations. Looking for something more low-key? No problem, we have many pups that would enjoy an afternoon of lounging on a couch, a leisurely stroll through the neighborhood or maybe a trip for ice cream. 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


NextReads Newsletters

For those that love reading the latest and greatest books but have a hard time keeping up with all the new great titles that come out, the Allegany County Library System had started a new perfect service, NextReads Newsletter! Patrons can now sign up to receive monthly emails with a list of new books in your favorite genres! The best part is that the list is linked to the library catalog so you can instantly place a request and be one of the first to read all those new books! It's super easy to sign up, just go to their website www.alleganycountylibrary.info/nextreads, select the genres or topics of your reading interest, enter your email, and you are all set!


Let's Get Lit!

From the staff of the Allegany County Library System another great service for the book and movie lovers out there, a new podcast/video series from the ACLS staff called "Let's Get Lit!". In this series, library staff discuss and give a surefire reading, listening, and watching recommendations. There is a mixture of new and old titles from their collection that patrons will enjoy. New episodes are released every second and fourth of the month and are available on YouTube, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google Podcast.


 

FEBRUARY

 


Wednesday, Feburary 10-Sunday, February 28, 2021

Galentine's Day Special from the Kensington

Do you know a local senior who could use a little pampering? The Kensington would love to deliver them a Valentine's surprise! Now through the end of February, they are showering a select number of local seniors with some love! Nominate your favorite senior to get surprised by The Kensington. They are taking nominations for seniors age 65+ in Cumberland and the 10-mile surrounding area. To submit a nomination, visit bit.ly/SurprisesforSeniors and answer the questions and submit. OR – send a private message to their Facebook page. Talk to Becky Donnellan at The Kensington!


 

MARCH

 


Monday, March 1, 2021

City of Cumberland Department of Parks & Recreation

The Parks and Recreation Department has begun accepting applications for seasonal employment for life guard. Application Deadline is Monday March 1st, 2021. Individuals will be needed to operate the Constition Park pool, open approximately Memorial Day to Labor Day. These employees will be required to serve as lifeguard and work in the admission and basket checking sections. All applications must be at least 15 years old and have a current Lifeguard Certification issued by the Red Cross or the YMCA. Applications for employment are available at the Cumberland Parks & Recreation Department Office, in the lower level of City Hall, 57 N. Liberty Street Cumberland, or may be mailed out by request. Additional questions may be directed to Diane Johnson, Director of the Parks and Recreation Department at 301-759-6636 or diane.johnson@cumberlandmd.gov. Hiring is based on experience, personal qualifications, and maturity.

Libraries to Open March 1, 2021

On March 1, 2021 the Allegany County Library System will welcome users back into the library buildings with modifications to operations and services as part of Phase 4 of the library reopening plan. The library's phased plan has progressed in accordance with the saftey and health guidelines set by the State of Maryland and ongoing assessments of library staffing, facilities, resources, and supplies.The Frostburg, George's Creek, South Cumberland, Washington Street, and Westernport Libraries will open from 2:00PM – 6:00PM Monday through Thursday. As per the Govenor's Order, masks are required for all users over the age of 5 and we ask that you refrain from entering the library if you or a household member is sick. The library buildings will be limited to a fifteen (15) patron limit and one (1) hour visit. Available services vary by location, but library users will be able to browse adult material, pick up holds, return items to the book drop, use the public computers, printers, and copier machines, as well as access the public WiFi at all reopening libraries. As a reminder, the LaVale Library will not be reopening due to its scheduled renovations. Please visit www.alleganycountylibrary.info/coronavirus for a list of modified services and temporary policy changes in this phase of reopening.

 


Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Allegany County Library System Spring Book & Movie Discussions

Allegany County Library System is excited to continue to encourage important and engaging conversations in our community about race in America. The community is invited to join in a virtual series of discussions centered around racial and economic injustice as depicted in "Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption" by Equal Justice Initiative founder Bryan Stevenson. Beginning on Wednesday, March 3rd 2021, discussions will be held every other Wednesday night through the end of April, totaling five events. Each discussion will focus on themes from certain chapters in the book and the last event will discuss the movie. "Just Mercy" books are available to request from the Allegany County Library System and are available for purchase at The Book Center in Cumberland and at Main Street Books in Frostburg. The movie is available to request from the library as well. To learn more and to register for the discussions, please visit www.alleganycountylibrary.info/justmercydiscussion or call 301-777-1200


Monday, March 15, 2021

City of Cumberland  Department of Parks and Recreation

The Parks and Recreation Department has begun accepting applications for seasonal employment for Day Camp Staff. Application deadline is Monday, March 15th, 2021. Position include senior counselors, with specialty areas of arts and crafts, tennis instructor, sports coordinator, and camp administration. Applications must be 18 years of age or older and have experience working with children. This is for an eight or nine-week period Monday to Friday from June through August. The camp is operated at Constitution Park. Applications for employment are available at the Cumberland Parks & Recreation Department Office, in the lower level of City Hall, 57 N. Liberty Street in Cumberland, or may be mailed out by request. Additional questions may be directed to Diane Johnson, Director of the Parks and Recreation Department at 301-759-6636 or diane.johnson@cumberlandmd.gov. Hiring is based on experience, personal qualifications, and maturity.

West Virginia Envirothon Deadline

This year's West Virginia Envirothon will be a first-ever virtual competition and will be held April 15-16, 2021. The Envirothon is a conservation education program and competition for students in the grades 9 through 12. The West Virginia Envirothon focuses on five subject areas: aquatics, forestry, soils, wildlife, and a current envirothon topic. By participating in the Envirothon program, students learn about West Virginia's diverse ecosystem and how they can help conserve and protect it for future generations. Teams consist of five members and a teacher/adviser who guides the team. More than $15,000 in scholarships and prizes are expected to be awarded in 2021. The top five winning teams in the state are awarded scholarships and the winning team is automatically entered into the NCF-Envirothon competition. The 2021 competition is in Lincoln, Neb. and runs from July 25-July 31. Many teams can enter the competition at little to no cost! Teams can register with Heather Duncan by phone at 681-247-3013 (office) or by fax at 304-263-4986. Teams also can register by mailing their information to Heather Duncan, 151 Aikens Center, Suite 2, Martinsburg, WV.  The registration deadline is March 15th 2021. Follow this website to find out more about the WV Envirothon: http://www.wvca.us/envirothon/. For more information and to stay up to date on everything about the West Virginia Envirothon on Facebook, please visit https:/wwwfacebook.com/WVEnvirothon/. For more information on the NCF-Envirothon, the upcoming competition, and other details visit https://www.envirothon.org/


Friday, March 19-Sunday, March 21, 2021

Embassy Theatre -"See How They Run"

Opening Friday, March 19th, 2021 The Embassy Theare is excited to announce the reuturn of Philip King's "See How They Run". Set in 1947, in a small town in England, mistaken identity and the Cold War has just begun.With slapstick humor and wry wit, "See How They Run" has delighted audiences around the world for over seventy years. Performaces for Friday, March 19th and Saturday, March 20 at 8:00PM and Sunday, March 21st a 2:00PM matinee. Tickets for this socially distanced live performace are $16 or $14 for seniors and students, and may be obtained on Evenbrite.com. All state mandated ordinances will be observed. For more information pleasea contact the Enbassy Theatre at 240-362-7183, email them at embassytheatre@atlanticbbn.net, or visit them online at www.embassytheatrecorp.org. Tickets can be purchased at https://www.evenbrite.com/e/see-how-they-run-tickets-141869380135.


Friday, March 26-Saturday, March 27, 2021

Embassy Theatre -"See How They Run"

The Embassy Theare is excited to announce the reuturn of Philip King's "See How They Run". Set in 1947, in a small town in England, mistaken identity and the Cold War has just begun.With slapstick humor and wry wit, "See How They Run" has delighted audiences around the world for over seventy years. Performaces for Friday, March 26th and Saturday, March 27th at 8:00PM. Tickets for this socially distanced live performace are $16 or $14 for seniors and students, and may be obtained on Evenbrite.com. All state mandated ordinances will be observed. For more information pleasea contact the Enbassy Theatre at 240-362-7183, email them at embassytheatre@atlanticbbn.net, or visit them online at www.embassytheatrecorp.org. Tickets can be purchased at https://www.evenbrite.com/e/see-how-they-run-tickets-141869380135.


Sunday, March 28, 2021

Fly-In/Drive-In Breakfast

E.A.A. Chapter 426 Greater Cumberland Regional Airport-CBE will begin the 2021 season of their Fly-In/Drive-In Breakfast Sunday, March 28th, 2021, 8:00AM-12:30PM. Due to current conditions, they will be serving thier 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


 

APRIL

 


Sunday, April 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, April 25th, 2021, 8:00AM-12:30PM. Due to current conditions, they will be serving thier 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.


 

MAY

 


Saturday, May 1, 2021

Clean-Up Historical Red Hill Cemetery

Calling all volunteers! There is a need of volunteers to help clean-up Historical Red Hill Cemetery, Saturday May 1st, 11:00AM to 3:00PM. Located West of 5628 Red Hill Road, Keedysville, MD. Car pool from Keedyville Post Office rear parking lot 10:30AM-10:45AM. Refreshments will be provided. Tools needed are as follow: Tree trimmers, Weed Wackers, and Prunners. For more information please contact rlytle2017@gmail.com or call 304-261-4516.


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 thier 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.


 

JUNE

 


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 thier 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 thier 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 thier 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 thier 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 thier 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.