Now The James Issac House Prince & Princess Contest
The James Isaac House will be crowning a Prince & Princess! All competitors get a photo shoot and will be featured in our James Issac House 2023 Calendar. Any and all boys and girls that are birth to 1 year old are able to compete for the title of Prince and Princess. The winner will be determined by who raises the most money. All proceeds go towards The James Isaac House Pregnancy Resource Center. Winner will receive a professional photo of their little one, a $25 Walmart Gift Card, and a gift from the pregnancy resource center. To compete call (304) 788-0707
Now Family Crisis Resource Center
There are many ways to support FCRC from sharing our posts or hotline number with someone in need, being an advocate and supporter of survivors in your community, or making a monetary donation to support programs and services. To make a monetary donation, please go to:http://www.familycrisisresourcecenter.org
If you are dealing with the effects of trauma related to domestic violence or sexual abuse, help is available. Family Crisis Resource Center offers free trauma-informed counseling services to survivors: 301.759.9244. Text support is available at 301-970-4242. They offer support to survivors via text and web chat in addition to our 24/7 telephone hotline!
Now Western Maryland Food Bank
Western Maryland Food Bank With The Help Of Several Amazing Volunteers Distributed Food To More Than 220 Households In Under 2 Hours. This Isn’t Just How The WMFB Get Through The COVID Crisis. This Is The Fight Western Maryland Food Bank Faces Everyday. They Are Masked, Sanitized And Ready To Meet The Needs Of Our Community. YOU Are Making It Possible. Thank You! To Donate To The WMFB You Can Log To Their Facebook Page and www.wmdfoodbank.com
Now American Red Cross
The American Red Cross Now Faces A Severe Blood Shortage Due To An Unprecedented Number Of Blood Drive Cancellations
In Response To The Coronavirus Outbreak. Healthy Individuals Are Needed Now To Donate To Help Patients Counting On Lifesaving Blood. Individuals Can Schedule An Appointment To Give Blood With The Red Cross By Visiting Redcrossblood.Org, Using
The Red Cross Blood Donor App, Calling 1-800-RED-CROSS
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 – Want to make a difference in the life of a child? The Foster Grandparent Program needs senior volunteers ages 55 and older to help children in schools and child care settings. Your life experience is very valuable to children who need a special person. You can be that special person while earning a non-taxable stipend, mileage reimbursement and other benefits by working as little as 15 hours per week. Foster Grandparents make strong connections with children and receive great satisfaction from making a difference in their lives. We need your help in making sure that every child has the extra help needed. We need You! For more information call: Myra Vance 304-257-1221 or 1-800-296-1221
Now – Let’s Beautify Cumberland! is gearing up for another season of cleaning up, planting and generally maintaining our public spaces. Would you like to be a part of our beautification Cumberland efforts? Adopt a parklet? As a group, family, or individual? As a one-day effort or a seasonal project? All helping hands are welcome and needed. Let us know. If you would like more information about LBC! projects or to volunteer, please send an email to [email protected] with your phone number so someone from LBC! can contact you. The spring season is just at its beginning. Let’s make it another successful one!
Now – Love dogs and cats? 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.
Now – Not a member of the Downtown Cumberland Business Association (DCBA)? Even if you don’t have a business in Downtown Cumberland, you can join as a Friend of DCBA. Membership forms are available at www.visitcumberland.org. Join in and support the efforts of Downtown Cumberland businesses in keeping our Downtown alive and vibrant. For a complete schedule of events, visit www.visitcumberland.org. If you and/or your business have any Downtown Cumberland special events, sales, etc. you would like to include in this weekly email, please send the information to [email protected]
Now – The Downtown Cumberland Farmers’ Market is 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 9:30 am – 2 pm on Baltimore Street in Historic City Center from May to October.
Now – 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 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.
Now –Are you looking for a place to have a party, gathering, or other function? Frostburg Elks is accepting reservations to use the back room at the lodge. You do not have to be a member to rent it. Call 240-362-8029 for information.
Now – Aug 31st Mountains of Hope, West Virginia Cancer Coalition will be having a community garden this year! If you like tinkering in the garden, making things grow, love fresh veggies, or just try something new? This will be for the young, the old, and everyone inbetween. There are two ways to get involved, you can be a community garden club volunteer or attend one or more community garden classes! Make it a family activity, make it a date, share time with friends or come make new ones! To find out about classes and or volunteer to help plant, water, weed, and grow…Call 304-597-3566 or 304-597-3702.
Now – Aug 31st – The City of Cumberland’s Parks and Recreation Department proudly presents the 2022 Sunday in the Park Concert Series! Join us every Sunday at the Constitution Park Amphitheatre for a concert under the stars. All concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. – they are free and open to the public!
Aug 27th at 1 P– 6 P Gary and Lena Kenney Memorial Car Show Romney Cycles In honor of Gary and Lena Kenney, we are having a car show that includes, classic cars, new cars, and motorcycles. There will be 50/50 raffles, music, food, and face painting for the kids.
There will be a dash plaque for the first 50 entries, trophies that include people’s choice, the best of show in each category, and just for fun, there will be a trophy for who wins the “ugly duckling” award. The cost is $10 for each vehicle registered. Hope to see everyone there for a good time.
For any questions, please contact Brandon Timbrook
Aug 27th – 9am to 5pm. The Deep Creek Lions Club is a sponsor for the first Dragon Boat Race in Garrett County, a fundraiser for The Dove Center. They need 20 paddlers, a drummer and alternates and you DO NOT need to be a Lions Club Member to participate. The event will be at Broadford Lake and there will bands, food, fun and of course the race, rain or shine. No cost to the paddlers, Lions Club has paid the fee. Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0444ABAB2CA7F58-dragon
What is a Dragon Boat Race? Click here: https://www.racethedragon.com/…/history-of-dragon-boat…/
For info on the Dove Center, click here: https://www.gcdovecenter.org/
Aug 31st – At the Grantsville American Legion, enjoy wings and a car show from 4pm to 9pm!
Aug 31st – International Overdose Awareness Day in 2022 is August 31st. It’s purpose is to raise awareness of overdoses, reduce stigma of drug related deaths, and acknowledge the grief felt by families and friends. There will be an awareness event at Petersburg Town Park on the 31st from 5pm to 830pm. There will be testimonies, awareness, and remembrance along with vendors and information. For more information contact Roger Dodd at 304-257-5200.
Sept 1st – This is it the car Cruise you have waited all year for – Cruisin Main Street!! Clear your calendar and make you plans to be there and join us for the Twentieth year! There will be food and entertainment and of course lots and lots of beautiful cars! They say it’s just cooler in Frostburg so why not be there on the coolest evening!
Sept 3rd – 1 PM – 5 PM Oak Barrel Car Show
Sept 3rd – Don’t miss the 21st Annual Labor Day Super Cruise! They’ll have 6 locations, Classic Car Wash, Burger King, Dairy Queen, McDonalds, Diamond Shine Car Wash, Scotty’s Pizza, and the shopping center. They’ll have free registration at Classic Car Wash and you’ll receive a dash plaque, goody bag, and the chance to register for a cash door prize! The cash door prize of $1000 will be drawn at 9pm. You must be present to win. A 50/50 Raffle will also be offered. Last Labor Day it attracted over 400 cars, trucks, and motorcycles. This is an event that’s been around for years, building friendships, stories, and deals. Local law enforcement reminds everyone to drive with caution. For more information, contact Gary Bartik at 301-724-4339 or Leroy Nixon at 301-722-1212.
Sept 8th – Join CASA of Western Maryland for a fun Paint Night at Mr. Toad’s Pottery in LaVale Thursday, September 8th from 6-8pm. Tickets are available online: www.mrtoadspottery.com/event-details/thirsty-thursday-paint-night-benefiting-for-casa
Sept 9th – Allegany College of Maryland’s SGA is sponsoring a blood drive on Friday, September 9th, 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. in the Gym. The goal is to meet the “Pump It Up” challenge and collect at least 283 units of blood this year. We can’t do it without our donors showing up and giving blood, which is where you come in! (Just remember that Power Red donations count as 2 units).If you are interested in donating, schedule your appointment at https://tinyurl.com/ACMBloodDrivesUse the Blood Donor App on your phone and enter sponsor code “ACM” to schedule your appointment. You can now save time at your donation by using RapidPass to complete your pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of your donation, from a home or work computer prior to arriving at the blood drive. To get started, visit redcrossblood.org/RapidPassand follow the instructions.
SEP 9 AT 5 PM – SEP 11 AT 5 PM – Heritage Days Festival 2022. Don’t he 53rd annual Heritage Days Festival, September 9-11. Heritage Days has something for everyone! History – Arts & Crafts – Festival Food – Music – Children’s Activities – Tours – and More! Learn more at www.heritagedaysfestival.com Vendor applications are online.
SEP 9 from 5-9 New Creek School Annual Fall Fun Fair!!! Featuring: Games, Laser tag, bubble soccer, Silent Auction Baskets, raffles and food. Come out and enjoy an evening of family fun! Raising money for New Creek School!
Sept 10th – 10am to 6pm. There will be a Fundraiser for Elks for Veterans Charity at Heritage Days Festival. The Frostburg Elks will be hosting a booth at the annual Heritage Days Festival. The Cumberland, MD Mermaid Pod is joining forces with Painted Faces by Kayla to provide face painting and glitter tattoos at the festival as a fundraiser for Elks for Veterans charity. The proceeds from those fundraisers will help Elks for Veterans charity to provide support to the veterans. The Cumberland MD Mermaid Pod will have some of your favorite characters available for Meet and Greet opportunities and more. We hope to see you in September. All COVID-19 related safety protocols will be in play at this event. If you are feeling sick, please do not get your face painted or have services perform for the safety of the volunteers and the public. Thanks. For more information about the 2022 Heritage Days Festival, please visit: Heritage Days Festival on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/heritagedaysfestival
Sept 13th – Help out an area foster child, become a CASA Volunteer. Training is virtual, starting September 13th. Volunteers can be from Allegany County or the tri-state region! Complete the application here: https://www.casaofwesternmaryland.org/application/ Or call the CASA of Western Maryland Office at 301-777-1262 and a CASA staff is happy to assist with any questions
Sept 14th – Allegany County Health Department Behavioral Health Services is hosting a Recovery and Wellness Walk Wednesday, September 14th, from 1pm to 2:30pm on the track at Allegany College of Maryland. Every person impacted by behavioral health issues has a reason to celebrate their story and accomplishment. Free Naloxone Training will be provided. Registration begins at 12:30pm, followed by guest speakers! If you walk the entire 8 laps, you will be registered in the GRAND PRIZE DRAWING!
Sept 17th – 8th Annual CASA Wine, Spirits, and Craft Beer Festival. Saturday, September 17th from 1-6pm at Canal Place in downtown Cumberland. Tickets are available on Eventbrite. A full day of tastings, live music, food trucks, vendors, raffles, tip jars, and more! Volunteers are also needed to help work the front gate, pour drinks, and sell tip jars; email: [email protected] to sign up
Sept 17th– Family fun fundraiser. A fundraiser for your local pregnancy resource center. Activities: corn hole tournament, petting zoo, vendors, fun games, music, silent auction, food, and bouncy houses. Where? Brooks Park in Keyser, WV (formally south end park) from 10am-3pm. For more information email [email protected] or call (304) 790-4176
Sept 24th – Don’t miss the 2nd annual Teddy Bear Picnic, awareness and fundraising event for Janes Place! It’s Saturday September 24th at Canal Place in Cumberland! They’ll have the music express, the Beaner McKinley Project, music from Scott Alexander, Brickyard Folly, character appearances and photos, raffles, as well as a ton of vendors! Joint Training Facility, Police and Fire Departments, MCCA Performers, Kick Masters Karate Demo Team, Yoga with Holly Harman! So much to do at the teddy bear picnic! There will also be Janes Place Chick Fil A picnic meals while supplies last! Bring the family, a blanket, and chairs!
Sept 24th at 9 A 4th Annual Dragon Boat Race Rocky Gap State Park Join us for a fun-filled day with fleets of colorful Dragon Boats as they race to the beat of a drum to help raise money for the Cumberland YMCA. Cheer on teams of paddlers, working with adrenaline-pumping action to the finish line. Participants rave about the excitement, friendly competition, and community spirit surrounding the sport. Each group is encouraged to get into the spirit by choosing a theme, decorating their tents, designing custom T-shirts, and/or costumes to add excitement.
Oct 1st – It’s the first ever Cumberland Bacon Festival presented by Western Maryland Scenic Rail Road! 2pm to 11pm. Food vendors from 3 States creating fantastic, delicious Bacon-centric food items. Great bands and ice cold beer!
Oct 1-2nd – Don’t miss the Burlington United Methodist Family Services Inc’s Apple Harvest Festival! This October 1st through the 2nd at their residential campus along US Route 50 and 220 Burlington WV 26710. Their old fashioned apple butter making will take place Sept 24th through October 1st. If you would like to volunteer or need more information call 800-969-0079 or 304-289-6010.
Oct 1st – Save the date for Art-toberfest! Frostburg Elks #470 Saturday Oct 1st from 1pm to 7:30pm. To benefit the Family Crisis Resource Center. Beer garden, tasteful treats by Taylor, Dedi’s Kitchen, Queen City Creamery, Luke Hoovers Food Truck, Corn hole, Vendors, Arts/Crafts, slient auction, mini paint and sip with Patricia Wilt, and Harpist Janet Holt Jones. Live Music from 3pm to 7pm Janice, Gary, and Annette, The Frostburg Arion Band, Frostburg Dance Academy, and Luke Hoover! To partner, sponsor, or donate, call 240-362-8029.
Oct 9th – Wellersburg Fire Department presents: Designer Purse Bingo! It’s Sunday October 9th. Starts at 1pm. Doors open at 12pm. Tickets are $30 dollars each. Michael Kors…Coach…And Kate Spade! Quickies and additional game purchase is available. Drink and food IS included!
Oct 30th – Don’t miss the Second Boo’s in the Ballroom Saturday October 30th. This is a Fundraising Event to benefit Mountain Maryland Search and Rescue and Allegany Youth Enrichment Program as well as Jenny Vanmeter who is battling cancer. Tons of food, drink, bands, and fun! More details to come soon!