Animal Shelter

Do you love dogs and cats? If you are an animal lover and have some time to spare the Allegany County Animal Shelter is looking for volunteers to help at the shelter. Applications and information are available at www.alleganyanimalshelter.com. ACAS is the only municipal no-kill shelter in the state of Maryland.

Farmer's Market

While the Farmer's Market  runs through the end of October every Thursday from 9am-1pm, the Allegany County Animal Shelter will be on hand at the the Farmer's Market to accept donations for the shelter.

Prayer Meeting

Every Friday at 2:00pm until 4:00pm the Cumberland Area Ladies Prayer Meeting takes place at the House of Stivala. They meet to focus on the heroin epidemic with prayer and speakers. For more information contact Donna Stivala at (240)344-2100 or email: donnastivala@yahoo.com

Prayer Meeting

Every Saturday night at Consitution Park in Cumberland, Md. there are prayer meetings held at the flags. The time is 7:30pm.

Allegany Museum Dancing with the Local Stars

AlleganyMuseum will be the new host of 'Dancing with the Local Stars' in 2018. We hope it will be a successful fundraiser for the museum-enough to keep the lights on for one year, perhaps? As well as the actual event, we would like to have a partner exhibition that focuses on the history of dancing in our local area-schools, ballrooms, teachers, ballerinas, etc., stc. We would like you to contribute your memories and loan your photos, artifacts (tap shoes anyone?) and so on for an exhibition. Please contact manager@alleganymuseum.org.

Flu Shots

The 2017-18 flu season is here and flu shots are now available! Just walk into our PharmaCare West location at 64 Greene St to get your no cost* flu shot today (*no out of pocket expense with most third party insurances). The store and our drive-thru are open Monday-Friday, 9am to 6pm & Saturday 9am to 1pm. Phone (301)724-1183 and connect with us on Facebook at www.facebook.con/thepharmacarenetwork.

Community Living

Short term disability, rehabilitation, respite care? Are you looking for an affordable, secure, friendly place to stay short term or recuperate from a recent surgery or another event? The Kensington Assisted Living Community is located in the heart of Cumbelrnad. We offer all the following and more for your comfort and convenience, furnished suites, private baths, medication management, three home-cooke meals daily, housekeeping services, laundry services, 24 hour staff and in-house PT & OT services. Conveniently located in the heart of Downtown Cumberland. Call or drop by for a tour, 1 Baltimore St or (301)777-880.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Helping Your Child Develop Social Skills Workshop

There will be a workshop conducted on Thursday, October 19th from 6:00pm until 8:00pm at the Jefferson School, located at the Finan Center, 10102 Countryt Club Rd. SE, Cumberland. Laura Alkire, School Counselor, Allegany County Public Schools, will present this workshop giving parents practical tools to use in helping their child develop socialization skills and in making lasting fiendships. Refreshmnets will be served. RSVP by Wednesday, October 18th to (240)920-6829. Sponsored by Family Support Services, Allegany County Board of Education.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Chicken Dinner

There will be a Chicken Dinner held at the Midland Fire Company on Friday, October 20th from 4:00pm to 6:30pm or until sold out. So come on out and enjoy a good meal for the whole family!!

Bishop Walsh Open House

Have you ever wanted to send your child to Bishop Walsh School? On Friday, October 20th from 6:30pm to 9:00pm, BW is hosting an Open House and Game Night where you can meet other BW families. Tours will be given and new families will have a chance for 50 % off tuition discounts and to win a Nintendo Switch. For more information call (301)724-5360 or visit bishopwalsh.org. Bishop Walsh School–Change Your Child's Life–for Good!

Saturday, October 21, 2017


The Tri-State Concert Association presents Hollywood Nights, The Band-a Bob Seger experience, will be at Allegany High School auditorium, 616 Sedwick St., Cumberland, on Saturday, October 21st at 7:30pm. It's old time rock-n-roll! Cost of tickets and availability are as follows;  $31 Preferred Front-Reserved  $27 Main Floor/Lower Lobby-Reserved  $35 @ Door as Available. For information call (301)759-0580-24/7 ticket center. On-line: www.tri-stateconcerts.com or TWR, 549 N. Centre St. Cumberland. Come enjoy some great music!

Ham or Oyster Dinner

The Fort Ashby Volunteer Fire Company will be having a Ham or Oyster Dinner on Saturday, October 21st at 4pm until they are sold out. Your choice of Ham or Oysters, Buttered Potatoes, Cole Slaw, Applesauce, Green Beans, Roll Drink and Dessert. Eat in or carry out is available. The price of the dinners are; Oyster Dinner $14.00, Ham Dinner $11.00.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Technology at the Gap Conference

The second annual Technology at the Gap Conference will be held on Tuesday, October 24th at the Rocky Gap Casino Resort. Registration and breakfast begins at 7:00am and the first keynote speaker will begin at 8:45am. Additionally, the night before, there will be a pre-conference networking session in the event space from 6:00-8:00pm. All of the event sponsors, speakers, amd attendees are invited to attend this casual event that will include hors d'oeuvres, cas bar, and acoustic music by Surrender Dorothy. There will be some really great tech giveaways both days as well. Go to techgap2017.com for more information and to register. Hope to see you there!

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Spaghetti Dinner

There will be a spaghetti dinner held on Saturday, October 28th at Melvin United Methodist Church, located at the corner of Marion and Reynolds streets from 4:30pm until 7:00pm. The dinner consists of Spaghetti, servived with Bread, Dessert and a Beverage. Ticket prices are as follows: Advance-$7.00;   At the Door-$8.00;   Children- (6-12)-$3.00;   Under (6)-Free. So come on out on Saturday, Oct. 28th and enjoy a great meal!

Take Back

Maryland State Police, in cooridination with the Allegany County Health Dept. Behavioral Services, will conduct a prescription drug take bak day on Thursday, October 26th from 2-6pm. Turn in your unused or expired prescription medication for safe disposal. The location is Pharma Care, Bedford Road, 11306 Bedford Road, Cumberland. Home pick-up is also available when you contact the Maryland State Police at (301)729-2101, Ext. 7188. Funding is provided by the Allegany County Health Department Opioid Misuse Prevention Program through the Behavioral Health Administration and SAMHSA.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Ghouley Crawl

On Saturday, October 28th, the Ghouley Pub Crawl will take place in Cumberland from 6:00pm until 2:00am. It's a time to enjoy your selves but definitely be safe!!

Trick or Treat

Children's Trick or Treating will be held on Saturday, October 28th, downtown, from 11am til 1pm and Canal Place from 1pm til 2pm. Downtown Cumberland has great entertainment scheduled. A free magic show by Wolford Productions will take place at 11am on the stage at Town Center and another at noon. Children will be able to get creative with arts and crafts by the Cumberland Parks & Recreation Department.

Gun & Cash Bash

The Bittinger Volunteer Fire Dept. Is having a Gun & Cash Bash on Saturday, October 28th at the Garrett County Fairgrounds. Tickets for the event are $25.00 each and guests are $20.00. You need not be present to win.

Spaghetti Dinner

On Saturday, October 28th, from 4:30pm until 7:00pm there will be a Spaghetti Dinner held at Melvin United Methodist Church, located at the corner of Marion and Reynolds streets. Dinner includes Spaghetti, served with Salad, Bread, Dessert and a Beverage. The cost is as follows; Advance Tickets-$7.00;  At the Door-$7.00;  Children (6-12)-$3.00;  Under (6)-Free  so come on out and bring your family with you and enjoy a great meal!!!

Sunday, October, 29, 2017

Fly-In, Drive-In Breakfast

The Fly-In/Drive-In Breakfast will be held at the Greater Cumberland Regional Airport on Sunday, October 29th from 9am until 1pm. All you can eat for the low prices of:  Adults-$8.00 and Children Under 12-$4.00. Menu: Hotcakes, French Toast, Sausage, Sausage Gravy, Home Fries, Scrambled Eggs, Fruit Cocktail, Coffee & Orange Juice. After breakfast, weather permitting, there will be Young Eagles Airplane Rides for Children between the ages of 8 and 17. For more information call 301-268-2624.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Trick or Treat???

Spooky Trunk or Treat will be at Livingstone Church, located at 114 N. Cedar St. on Halloween night, October 31st from 6pm-8pm. Treats provided for children to age 15. Children must be in costume to visit out Trunk or Trreat area!!! Hot doga & hot chocolate provided for Kids In Costume and Accompanying Adult.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Robotics Tournament

SuGo Robotics Tournament-Build a robot to compete in a Sumo Wrestler style tournament. It's free to enter! No material needed! No experience needed! Limited amount of spots, so register immediately! For grades 2 through 7. This event will take place on Wednesday, November1st starting at 5:30pm at Allegany High School Library. To register, send email to dennis.dennison@acpsmd.org (include cild's name, grade, email, and phone number)

Open House

On Wednesday, November 1st from 4:30pm until 6:30pm there will be a Robotics Team Open House at Allegany  High School. This will be a Satellite Event for Maryland STEM Festival. Thiis what's happening at the event; Tour a robotics team workshop; Learn what a robotics team does; Learn how to join a robotics; Info about FTC robotics competitions (grades 7-12); Info about FLL robotics competitions (grades 4-8); Learn about robotics; Drive a robot by remote control; Watch a SuGo Robotics Tournament (5:30pm-8:00pm) 

Friday, November 3, 2017


Park Place United Methodist Church, located at 80 National Highway in LaVale will hold a Christmas Bazaar on Friday and Saturday, November 3rd & 4th respectively from 9am til 1pm. New craft items, candy, baked goods and holiday decor will be sold to benefit local charities. Thanks for your help with our church and community. We appreciate you! Our church is small but we are trying to make a difference.

Craft Show

The GFWC of Romney is hosting their annual "Holiday Craft Show" on November 3rd, 4th and 5th in Romney, WV at the Romney Elementary School on School St. On Friday we will open for the public at 6pm, then on Saturday we open at 9am and stay open till 5pm. On Sunday we open at 1pm and close at 4pm. This is an all handmade craft show with over 60 spaces spoken for. There is no charge for the public at the door. The crafters are all in charge of their own sales. Please come and enjoy this weekend event. We have hosted this show for over years.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Band Bash Benefit

There will be a band bash at the Cumberland Outdoor Club to benefit Brent Turner and his medical bills incured from his battle with cancer, doors open at 4, bands start at 5.  Bands include the Cramer Brothers with Tim Haines, The Ally Norris Trio, Strangerz, Last Call, and a special appearance by Mina Murray.  Dinners will be served by Wing and a Prayer starting at 4.  There will also be raffles and 50/50 drawings.  Entry is $10 for ages 6 & up, $5 for ages 5 and below.

Holiday Bazaar

The Fort Ashby Community Educational Outreach Service (CEOS-formerly "homemakers") will be sponsoring their 35th annual fall/holiday bazaar on Saturday, November 4th from 9:00am until 2:00pm. The bazaar will be held at the Fort Ashby Fire Hall. There will be various vendors and crafts. There will be a chance table and silent auction. New this year-dime toss. A variety of baked goods and refreshments will be available.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

National Day of Prayer/ Veterans Day Prayer Event

The National Day of Prayer Veterans Day of  prayer event will be held on Sunday, November 5th at 6:00pm at Central Assembly of God with guest speaker, Vietnam Veteran Dave Roever. This service will be honoring any and all Vets present with a specially minted coin. Freewill offering will be collected for the speaker. To help defray the costs of the coins and event, contributions/sponsotrs are welcome to donate to the Cumberland National Day of Prayer and for more infomation, please contact Steve Faulkner at (301)697-6777.

Veterans Program

All Veterans should be in attendance at Central Assembly of God, located at 2020 Bedford St, Cumberland, Md for the Veterans Day Program to honor them. The program begins at 6:00pmwith Vietnam Veteran and Purple Heart recipient Dave Roever. Each Veteran in attendance will be honored and presented with a specially-minted coin. There willl be a free will offering. For more information call Steve at (301)697-6777.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Hoagie Sale

The Wiley Fird Volunteer Fire Department will have their monthly hoagie sale on Friday, Nov. 10th and Saturday, Nov. 11th until sold out. These are 12" ham hoagies with all the fixings and are delicious! The price is just $6.00. The fire department is located just off of Rt. 28 in Wiley Ford, WV. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the fire department.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Gun Bash

The Midland Fire Company will hold a Gun Bash on Saturday, November 11th from 1:00pm until 6:00pm. Tickets are $20.00 each and food and beverages included. See members or tavern for tickets.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Spirit Night

Come join us at Roy Rogers on Thursday, Vovember 16th from 5-8pm to support a gereat cause and race! The Mental Health Matters 5 mile Rum/1.5 Walk is an annual event held at Canal Place currently going into its 3rd year. The 2018 event is scheduled for May 12th at 8:00am. Proceeds benefit the Behavioral Health System's Office of the Allegany County Health Dept. We will be having a bake sale that same noght as well. Don't forget to mention the race when you come and make your purchase!

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Christmas Bazaar/Crafts

Springfield Assembly of God is hosting their Annual Christmas Bazaar and Craft Fair, local crafters, direct sales vendors, soup, pies, rolls and home baked goods. The event will take place on Saturday, November 18th from 9:ooam until 3:00pm at the Springfirld Assembly of God, Springfirld WV Gymnasium. (Proceeds to benefit the building fund) Questions, contact Steven at (301)724-5166 or visit www.springfieldassembly.org

.Saturday, December 2, 2017


The Ellerslie United Metodist Youth Group is holding its 3rd Annual Shop-a-Palooza, a vendor fair on Saturday, December 2nd from 10am until 3pm at the Fellowship Hall in Ellerslie, Md. This is a fundraiser and all proceeds will be given to UMCOR-the United Methodist Committee on Relief, a disaster response organization where 100% of donations goes to disaster response. For additional information, please contact Debbie at dkmiller88@hotmail.com

Holiday Bash

The Corriganville VFD is haing a a Holiday Bash on December 2nd from 11am until 5pm. So bring family and friends with you and enjoy the fun!!!

Friday, December 8, 2017

Hoagie Sale

If you want to enjoy a good hoagie, go to the Wiley Ford Volunteer Fire Department on Friday, Dec. 8th & Saturday, Dec. 9th to purchase your 12"  ham hoagie with all the fixings! The price for each is only $6.00 and well worth it! The sale will go through Saturday until they're sold out. The fire department is located just off of Rt. 28 in Wiley Ford, WV. Proceeds will benefit the fire company.