Now– Allegany College of Maryland Adult Basic Education is seeking individuals 18 and over who want to improve their reading skills. Participants can get one-on-one training with a volunteer. Call: 301-784-5445 to register for an Orientation Session, its free!
Now – Are you ready to make a difference in your community and join a network of leaders? The Leadership Allegany! The program is accepting applications for the Class of 2018. The program is dedicated to developing future leaders by providing an opportunity for individuals to become acquainted with the processes, programs and challenges that currently exist in the region. The program helps participants identify issues and acquire a deeper understanding of the leadership structure within and beyond Mountain Maryland. For a copy of the application and additional information, please call the Chamber at 301-722-2820!
Now – Help Seniors sustain their independence by providing free services like transportation to medical appointments or the grocery store, running errands, making telephone reassurance calls, or friendly visits, and more. Whether they have two hours a weeks or two hours a month to offer, volunteers have the opportunity to make a direct, positive impact on the lives of others every time they participate. Join RSVP today by contacting Shirley Vanmeter at 304-257-1221 or 1-800-296-1221.
Now-The Frostburg Moose will be having a regular Bingo every Tuesday. Doors open at 4pm, with Bingo starting at 6pm. Kitchen will be open.
Now – Tri-Towns Celebrate Recovery meets every Tuesday at 6 pm at the Piedmont Presbyterian Church, 66 Ashfield Street in Piedmont. Celebrate Recovery is a Christ based recovery program for all of your hurts, habits, and hang ups. Each meeting begins with group fellowship and sharing followed by men and women’s small groups. Refreshments are provided. For more info visit www.celebraterecovery.com
Now– Allegany Museum will present “History on Tap”, an informal ‘hang out with a historian’, every third Tuesday of the month at Mezzos, 114 S Centre Street. Each “History on Tap” will open at 5:30 pm with a 10-minute talk by an interesting and engaging local historian, and then a lively discussion. For more information, call the Museum on 301-777-7200, or visit the Allegany Museum Facebook page.
Now – Is your child in kindergarten to 8th grade? Does your child struggle with reading or has trouble understanding math? Or both? Do you feel as though your child is behind in school? Are you looking for ways to help improve your child’s learning skills? Frostburg State University’s AmeriCorps “Read to Succeed!” program can offer the help and guidance your child needs in order to flourish this school year! Read to Succeed! is an AmeriCorps literacy program that specializes in the recruitment of AmeriCorps members and volunteers from the university community in order to help elementary and middle school students with school work, improvement in social and task skills, and with other academic enrichment areas. Each child that attends this program will spend two hours and thirty minutes with a member or two who are focused on your child’s education. The Read to Succeed! program has an open-door policy throughout the school year. In order to enter your child into the program, you can complete the online application by clicking here: Read to Succeed Application You can also find this application on the Frostburg website located at the link provided: https://www.frostburg.edu/student-community-involvement/civic-engagement/ASTAR-Americorp/read-to-succeed.php.If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact 301.687.4191 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Now – Do you love to read and to talk about books with others? If so, the Allegany County Library System has a variety of book groups to choose from that will connect you with new reads and new friends. Our four book groups at the Frostburg, LaVale, and South Cumberland Libraries unite the Library System’s dual goals of encouraging reading and providing quality programs for our community. The Frostburg Library offers two book groups which meet monthly, the Frostburg Library Book Discussion Group that meets on the 3rd Thursday at 2 p.m. and the Circle of Wise Women Support Group which meets on the 2nd Saturday at 2 p.m. In February the Frostburg Library Book Discussion Group will be reading Force of Nature by Jane Harper. The Circle of Women organizes their meetings around a theme and discuss the personal impact of that issue on their lives. The LaVale Library’s Book Discussion Group meets the 4th Tuesday of the month at 2 p.m. In January the group will be reading the Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy. The South Cumberland Library’s Cozy Book Group meets on the 2nd Saturday of the month at 1:30 p.m. This group enjoys reading cozy mysteries, light romances, and inspirational fiction. In February the group will be discussing A Stolen Heart by Amanda Cabot. All book groups are open to the public and new members are always welcome. Check-out the full listing of events and classes at: http://www.alleganycountylibrary.info. Have questions? Please contact Jennifer Howell, Director of Programming at [email protected] or 301-777-1200.
Now – The Book Center Adult Book Club is the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 6:00 pm! If you like food, wine, and great books, then this is the place for you! If you’d like to join, call us at 301-722-2284 or drop in to let us know. All Book Club members receive a discount on monthly selections.
Now – A book group for teens, called TRIBE, is meeting Thursday evenings at the Washington Street Library from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Formerly known as the Middle School Readers, TRIBE invites teens to choose books within different genres to read and discuss together. Participants also have opportunities to get creative and make art projects based on the monthly themes or books they are reading.
Questions about TRIBE? Please contact Program Specialist Lindsay Lindsay at [email protected] or 301-777-1200.
Sept 23rd Roy Rogers on Queen City Drive will host a spirit night for Real Men Wear Pink to benefit the American Cancer Society for Breast Cancer Awareness. Roy Rogers will donate 25% of proceeds if you mention you are there for the spirit night. There will also be a bake sale.
Sept 24th The Allegany County Board of Elections will be hosting an open house to celebrate National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 from 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. at the Allegany County Office Complex, 701 Kelly Road, Room 100, Cumberland. Stop by our “Selfie Station” and register to vote for the 2020 Presidential Election. Staff members will be on hand to take voter registration applications, election judge applications, demonstrate voting equipment, and answer questions from the public. Light refreshments and drinks will be provided. Stop by and use #AlleganyMDvotes to post on social media.
Sept 27th A live entertainment benefit to fight kidney disease sponsored by the National Kidney Foundation serving Maryland and Delaware. Join us Friday, September 27th at the Ali Ghan Shrine Club in Cumberland. With music by Night Traveler, Fred Sullivan and company, Playing for Pennies and this year we’re adding a Stand Up Comedy Special. Silent auctions and raffles, food for purchase. Tickets$15 at the door of online at http://bit.ly/2019Ignite
Sept 27th The 2019 Salem Golf Scramble this Friday, September 27th from 8:00-9:00 am. at Fore Sisters Golf Course, Rawlings, MD. This event is in honor of Sam and Judy Reckley. Check-in begins at 9:00 am. $75 per person which includes, green fees and cart, 2 golf club vouchers, lots of free soft drinks, bottled water and snacks, $20,000 hole-in-one contest, and lunch-prizes. Mulligans and/or powerballs will be available for purchase at the golf course. For more information contact us at: 301-689-8176 or [email protected]
Sept 28th Vendor & Craft Show Wednesday, September 28th from 9am-3pm at the Good Will Fire Co. Armory (2 Advocate Ct. Lonaconing, MD 21539). This event is hosted by Egle Nursing & Rehab.All money will be going to the Activity Department to ensure residents continue to have wonderful activities. Raffles and Concessions will be available. For more information email: [email protected]
Sept 28th Do you know someone who served in World War I, World War II, Vietnam, Korea or the Gulf War? On Saturday, September 28 bring wartime related photos, documents or items that belong to your family to have them photographed or scanned. Scanned and photographed items will then be added to the Western Maryland Historic Library website (https://digital.whilbr.org/digital/) by Western Maryland Regional LibraryDigitization Librarian, Jill Craig. Bring as much information about the photograph or document that you know- the who, what and when.Items that cannot be scanned, like helmets and medals can be photographed and added to the collection. Your information will be made available online, and if you like you can get a copy of the scan via email, disc or flash drive. History in Your Attic is free and open to the community and is presented in collaboration with Western Maryland Goes to War. If you have questions about this event, pleasecontact Program Specialist Lindsay Lindsay at [email protected] or 301-777-1200.
Sept 28th Muddy Buddy Run (1.5 mile trail mud run for kids, 1.5 mile walk for all ages) September 28, 2019 at Central Assembly Cumberland, MD 21502 for more information call 301-777-3105 or register online at https://www.muddybuddy.run/
Sept 29th Benefit Bingo for Austin Crotts, this Sunday 29th at 2:00 pm. This event will be held at Brookedale Farm Pavillion with 20$ admission. Austin is a 22-year-old male with Anaplastic Astrocytoma Stage 3 Brain Cancer. This event will help him and his family with the funding for the treatments. So please take the time out of your day to help his cause!
Oct 1st The Board of Education’s Family Support Services will host a feeding tube/short gut syndrome support group on Tuesday, October 1, 2019, from 6:30-8 p.m. at the FSS Office on Pershing Street in Cumberland. This will be an informal meeting to get to know other parents of children with a feeding tube or short gut syndrome. Interested parties should RSVP by calling 240-920-6829 no later than September 30th. Refreshments will be provided.
Oct 2nd The Potomac Valley Hospital Board of Directors Meeting will be held Wednesday, October 2, 2019 @ 5:30 p.m. in the PVH Conference Room. This meeting is open to the public. If you would like to attend, please contact Administration at (304) 597-3510.
Oct 5th The Lords of 52nd Street will be held at Allegany high school Oct. 5th, 2019. This event showcases the legends of the Billy Joel band with original members including Richie Cannata, Liberty DeVitto, and Russell Javors. Doors open by 6:30 PM and concert begins at 7:30 PM. Reserved seating now available for $36.00 (limited seating)! To purchase tickets, phone: Tri-State Concert Association Call Center open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (1-304-759-0580) or online at www.tri-stateconcerts.com or visit TWR Communications – 549 N, Centre St. Cumberland, Maryland 21502 (Avail. M-F 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM). Pay with checks, cash, or any major credit cards. Tickets will be mailed. More information on the band at www.lordsof52ndst.com
Oct 5th Annual Car Show hosted by the Bowman’s Addition VFD. This Saturday Oct 5th from 5:00pm to 9:00pm at the Naves Cross Roads. Event includes kids’ activities, DJ, food, and an auction. Also there are dash plaques for the first 100 entries. Come out and enjoy a great time for a great cause!
Oct 5th Do you have household products labeled “caution, toxic, danger, hazard, warning, poisonous, reactive, corrosive, or flammable” and you 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 5, 2019 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Allegany County Fairgrounds, 11490 Moss Avenue, Cumberland, MD
Oct 18th FrostburgFirstis thrilled to bring the Fall Arts Walk back to downtown Frostburg on Friday, October 18, 2019 from 4 PM – 7 PM. FrostburgFirstinvites 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. The Fall Arts Walk will include a community art project and custom clothing class led by local artist and muralist Parris Ashley, a panel of childrens’ book authors at Curtis & Grammy’s Kind Kids, live music throughout town, and so much more. 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 [email protected] or at (301) 689 6900.
Oct 20th Allegany Radio Corporation trunk or treat
Oct 26 th at 7 PM – 9 PM Come join the Tri State Zoological Park for the annual Halloween event! They will have a Haunted House , light refreshments , trick-or-treating & of course seeing the animals! Feel free to dress up & please bring your own bag/bucket for treats. There is lighting around the zoo, but some places may be darker so you can also bring a flashlight They are also looking for volunteers if you want to help set up the haunted house, be in the haunted house or help hand out candy! $5 per person -2 & under are free
Oct 26th 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 PM in Downtown Cumberland. Get your Halloween costume ready and prowl Downtown Cumberland’s favorite haunts with your friends.
Oct 29th The Frostburg Halloween Parade and Party is scheduled for Tuesday, October 29th at 6pm. The Halloween Party at City Place (14 South Water Street) is intended for children 12 & under in costume accompanied by an adult and will immediately follow the parade. There is no cost to participate in the parade or to attend the party. Those interested in participating in the parade can find the registration form and more parade info at https://www.frostburgcity.org/explore/city_calendar/halloween-parade-party/about
Oct 30th South Cumberland Halloween Parade is Wed. Oct. 30 – 7 p.m. Mummers Contest at Smith Park at 5:30
Oct 31st Sponsored by the Cumberland Democrat Club 1st Annual North End Trunk or Treat is being held accross the street from the Democrat Club on Oct 31st from 6-8pm. There will be food and fun for the whole Family.Event Coordinators are Shannon Miller and Beverly Kuykendall. If you have any questions please call Shannon at 540-313-2714 or contact one of us on facebook.
Volunteers are needed and there are 5 spaces for vehicles and there will be 20 tables
Nov 29th Discover your Cumberland Christmas spirit by joining loved ones, family & friends for the annual City Centre Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in Historic Downtown Cumberland. Enjoy your holiday shopping throughout the day at some of our unique shops and galleries with a variety of open houses and holiday cheer. Then make your way to The McCoury Family Stage for entertainment beginning at 6:30 PM followed by a holiday ceremony led by Mayor Ray Morriss, the lighting of the tree and a visit from Old Saint Nick. A celebration for the whole family.
Dec 14th Cumberland Choral Society Holiday Concert will be held December 14, 2019, 7:30 PM at the Church McKee Arts Center 101 Fort Ave Keyser WV
Dec 15th Cumberland Choral Society Holiday Concert will be held December 15, 2019, 3 PM at the First Presbyterian Church 11 Washington St Cumberland