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Community Events


 

Click on Coronavirus Cancellations on WCBC's home page for updated information on cancellations in our community.

 


Downtown Cumberland Farmers' Market

A place where the community meets each week to enjoy fresh produce, locally grown fruits, vegetables, plants, organic products, fresh seafood, prepared foods, as well as the work of local artists and craftspeople. The market sets up every Thursday from 9:30AM to 2:00PM on Baltimore Street in Historic City Center now until October.

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

Story Time in the Park

Come out to Story Time in the Park every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:00AM. Grow your child's early literacy skills with a fun-filled time of book reading, singing, rhyming, moving, and creating with one of the amazing Program Specialists! Story Time in the Park will be held in alternating partks throughout the county. Story Time in the Park is open to children of all ages. View the full schedule at https://wwwalleganycounty library.info/outdoorstorytimes/. Families are encouraged to bring a blaket or lawn chair and enjoy Story TIme while observing social distancing guidelines. Listen to several books designed to have fun, stregthen literacy skills and promote healthy outdoor adventures. Every child will receive free books and crafts to take home and enjoy all summer long. Story Time in the Park schedule is subject to change and are weather permitting. Masks are strongly encouraged. Families are asked to observe a distance of 6 feet from other families, children must stay with their families. Please visit the CDC's guide for visitng parks and recreational facilities before attending.

Highland Arts Unlimited

Highland Arts Unlimited (HAU). established in 1973, is saddened to announce that due to the Covid 19 pandemic, the fall schedule of performances at the Church-McKee Arts Center at WVU Potomac State College must be postponed. West Virginia University and the Mineral County Health Department have determined that indoor performances of music must be curtailed to protect the health of the performers and the audience. There are also restrictions on audience size for outdoor musical performaces from the West Virginia Governor's Office. How long the curtailment lasts depends on the spread of the virus. HAU is hopeful that the regular schedule of performaces can resume in the spring, but this is not certain."Highland Arts has worked with the performers and the West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture, and History to get three of our scheduled programs postponed until next year. These include WVU Symphony Orchestra, Chi-Town Transit Authority (celebrating the music of Chicago), and the Hank Williams Tribute show" said Presidnet Dr. Charles Whitehill. "We still have plans to have Pan Jammin' Steel Drum Band as an outdoor concert, and Bayfield Brass at the Keyser Presbyterian Church in December, 2020, if circumstances allow. We hope to resume our regular schedule in March with Story Teller Mike Lockett, and with Seldom Scene Bluegrass in April, 2021," he added. Highland Arts members will be imformed of further program changes via email or letter. Others can get information by checking Facebook or by calling 304-788-3066 or 304-788-9465. HAU members and others will not be receiving the annual brochure due to the virus. HAU will continue keeping the arts alive in the Keyser area, but with a delay in the schedule. This delay will not affect the ongoing murals program, which is headed into its sixth project. Those with written comments, questions, or who would like to make a donation can mail them to HAU, PO Box 63, Keyser, WV 26726.


 

AUGUST

 


Destruction of Allegany County Special Education Student Records

In accordance with the guidlines and standards for the retention and disposition of student records as adopted in the Records Retention and Disposition Manual for Public School Systems of Maryland, individual special education records not required or specifically regulated by other state or local regulations shall be destroyed when they no longer serve a legitimate education purpose. The retention period for Specail Education records such as Individualized Education Programs (IEP), Special Service Information Systems (SSIS), Assessment Reports, IEP Team Meeting Summary sheets and Notes and Medical Assistance Records is 6 years. Any student who received specail education services or evaluation during any time enrolled with Allegany County Schools and their date of birth being between July 1, 1992 and June 30, 1993 may contact the Special Education Department at 301-759-2065 to make arrangements to obtain their records. If notification to obtain records have not been received at the Special Education Department by August 19, 2020, the records will be destroyed. If you are aware of anyone who may wish to obtain their records please notify them so they may contact the Special Education Departmetn before the deadline.

Destruction of Allegany County Infants & Toddlers Program Early Intervention Records

The collection, maintenance, distribution and destruction of early intervention records are subject to the requirements of many different statutes. At the federal level are the Family Education Rights and Privacy Regulations (FERPA), the Federal Education Department General Regulations (EDGAR), the Individuals with Disabilites Education Regulations (IDEA) and the Early Intervention Program for Infants & Toddlers with Disabilites Regulation (Part C). In accordance with these guidelines and standards, individual early intervention records not required or specifically regulated by other state or local regulations, shall be destroyed when they no longer serve a legitimate early intervention purpose. The retention period for Early Intervention Records including Individualized Family Service Plans (IFSP), Assessment reports, service coordination logs and Medical Assistance Records is six (6) years. Any child whose early intervention services were ended due to ineligibilty or who reached the age of three (3), or exited the Allegany County Infants & Toddlers Program and received early intervention services or evaluation during any time enrolled from July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014, may contact Allegany County Infants & Toddlers Program at 301-759-2415 to make arrangements to obtain a copy of their child's early iintervention folder. If notification to obtain records has not been received at the Allegany County Infants & Toddlers Program office by August 19, 2020 all records will be destroyed. If you are award of anyone who may wish to obatin their records please notify them so they may contact the Allegany Infants & Toddlers Program before the deadline.


Saturday, July 25-Saturday, August 22, 2020

Emergence: The Artistry of the Appalachain Pastel League

The Allegany Arts Coucil is pleased to announce Emergence: The Artistry of the Appalachian Pastel League, a group exhibition to take place Saturday, July 25th-Saturday, August 22nd in the Saville Gallery. The Appalachian Pastel League is a group of artists and pastel enthusiasts who meet quarterly for workshops and opportunities to explore the medium.Workshops typically occur at the Allegany Arts Council and both members and non-members are welcome. If you or someone you know is interested in joining the Apalachian Pastel League, please contact the group at appalachianpastelleague@gmail.com. In light of the current COVID-19 crisis and statewide restrictions, no public opening of this exhibition will take place.


Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Virtual Naloxone Training

The Allegany County Health Department is now offering Virtual Naloxone Training, the next session begins Tuesday, August 18th at 5:00PM. Please visit prescribechanceallegany.gov to download the application and information. Call the ACHD at 301-759-5050 with any questions.


Sunday, August 30, 2020

E.E.A. Chapter 426 Fly-In/Drive-In Breakfast

Come out to the Greater Cumberland Regional Airport-CBE and enjoy the E.A.A. Chapter 426 Fly-In/Drive-In Breakfast, Sunday, August 30th, 8:00AM until 12:30PM. Due to current conditions, they will be serving their customers instead of  buffet style at this time. They will be offering only eggs, sausage and pancakes at the reduced rate of  $6.00 for.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 be unregulated seating outdoors, weather permitting. CDC Covid 19 social distancing will be observed. For more information contact Katie Kight @ 301-268-2624 or check out their Facebook page www.facebook,com/eaachapter426.


 

SEPTEMBER

 


Friday, September 18-Sunday, September 20, 2020

The Embassy Theatre: Peter and the Starcatcher

Would you like to have an unforgettable evening filled with silly music and crazy antics? An evening that will include lords and pirates, mothers and orphans, mermaids and tropical kings? And how's about we throw in a little "starstuff" for good measure? oh Boy! do we have just the adventure for you! On the evening of September 18th, the Embassy Theatre will open its production of "Peter and the Starcatcher". A spell binding play written by Rick Elice and based on the novel of the same name by Dave Berry and Ridley Pearson. Best know as the origin story of Peter Pan, this tale follows a trio of Orphans, as they embark on a ship called "The Neverland". "Peter and the Starcatcher" will run two consecutive weekends. Show dates are September 18th, 19th, 20th, 25th, 26th, and 27th. Show times are 7:30PM on Fridays and Saturdays and 2:00PM on Sundays. The cost of admission is $16 per person, $14 for students and seniors. To reserve tickets, call the box office at 240-362-7183 or visit them on line at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/peter-and-the-starcatcher-tickets-116130542579. The Embassy Theatre is located at 49 Baltimore Street in downtown Cumberland. This production is made possible through the Allegany Arts Council, Maryland State Arts Council and City of Cumberland. Please note: in accorance with the guidelines set forth from our state officials and local Health Department, all patrons will be required to wear a mask while inside the theater. Masks need to fit correctly, including covering both the mouth and nose of the wearer. Hand sanitizer will be available for use. Restrooms have been properly sanitized. Families and individuals attending will be seated six feet apart in order to observe proper social distancing guidelines. Refreshments will not be available for purchase at this time.


Friday, Spetmeber 25 – Sunday, September 27, 2020

The Embassy Theatre: Peter and the Starcatcher

Would you like to have an unforgettable evening filled with silly music and crazy antics? An evening that will include lords and pirates, mothers and orphans, mermaids and tropical kings? And how's about we throw in a little "starstuff" for good measure? oh Boy! do we have just the adventure for you! On the evening of September 18th, the Embassy Theatre will open its production of "Peter and the Starcatcher". A spell binding play written by Rick Elice and based on the novel of the same name by Dave Berry and Ridley Pearson. Best know as the origin story of Peter Pan, this tale follows a trio of Orphans, as they embark on a ship called "The Neverland". "Peter and the Starcatcher" will run two consecutive weekends. Show dates are September 18th, 19th, 20th, 25th, 26th, and 27th. Show times are 7:30PM on Fridays and Saturdays and 2:00PM on Sundays. The cost of admission is $16 per person, $14 for students and seniors. To reserve tickets, call the box office at 240-362-7183 or visit them on line at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/peter-and-the-starcatcher-tickets-116130542579. The Embassy Theatre is located at 49 Baltimore Street in downtown Cumberland. This production is made possible through the Allegany Arts Council, Maryland State Arts Council and City of Cumberland. Please note: in accorance with the guidelines set forth from our state officials and local Health Department, all patrons will be required to wear a mask while inside the theater. Masks need to fit correctly, including covering both the mouth and nose of the wearer. Hand sanitizer will be available for use. Restrooms have been properly sanitized. Families and individuals attending will be seated six feet apart in order to observe proper social distancing guidelines. Refreshments will not be available for purchase at this time.


 

OCTOBER

 


Thursday, October 31, 2020

2020 Moutain Maryland Photo Contest

Allegany County Tourism invites visitors and community members to celebrate our region's story during the 2020 Mountain Maryland Photo Contest. Photos will be collected in four categories that fully capture the spirit of Allegany County: Small Towns, Senic Landscapes, Outdoor Recreation, and Food and Beverage. Qualifying photo submissions will be eligible for $1,700 in cash prizes between the four categories. Submissions will be accepted ongoing from now until the deadline of Thursday, October 31, 2020. For complete details, full contest rules, and to upload photo submissions, please visit mdmountainside.com/photo-contest. For questions regarding the 2020 Mountain Maryland Photo Contest, please email tourism@alleganygov.org.

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