Tri State Events

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 – 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 –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 – Mondays from 2:30 PM – 3:15 PM: Chair Yoga C. William Gilchrist Museum of the Arts Chair Yoga is for all fitness levels. There is no cost for attending. On-site classes are limited to ten participants. Registration is required. Sign-up by email: [email protected] or by phone: 410-967-9112.
 
Now – Tuesdays from at 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM: Preschool Story Time Hyndman-Londonderry Public Library. Join us for story time each Tuesday at 10:30 AM for preschoolers and homeschoolers ages 2-6. Story time is available in person and on Facebook.
 
Now – Living with Chronic Pain? UPMC Western Maryland is offering a free 6-week workshop. Discover strategies and skills to help manage your pain. The program explores: mind-body connection, connection between food and chronic pain, benefits of physical activity, and ways to communicate with your doctor and family. Sessions run from 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm, each Wednesday through March 24th. The program is virtual, and a zoom link will be sent once registration is complete. For more information or to register, call UPMC Western Maryland Community Health at 240-964-8424.
 
Now – Thursday Farmers Markets will begin at 9:30 AM in Downtown Mall, Cumberland. For details follow us @AlleganyFarmersMarkets for all the updates
 

Every Tuesday – Keyser Fire Department is holding bingo the first Tuesday of each month at Keyser Fire Station #2. Doors open at 5:00..games begin at 7:00. $30.00 admission….and kitchen is in full operation.

May

 

May 20th 8 AM – MAY 22 AT 5 PM Community Yard sale / Vendor show 1640 Northwestern Tpke, Burlington, WV 26710, United States Burlington Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting a Community Yard sale / Vendor show. It will be May 20th – 22nd. 
 
May 21st AT 8 AM – 1 PM Grantsville National Road Festival Town Wide Yard Sale
The Town of Grantsville, Md
Our annual Grantsville National Road Yard Sale will be Saturday, May 21, 2022 from 8am to 1pm throughout the Town of Grantsville and all along the National Road!
If you’d like to be a vendor, we offer $10 outdoor spaces at the Grantsville Town Park, and $25 indoor spaces at the Grantsville Fire Hall.
Please message us for details!
Please see our Facebook page for all of the events during the Grantsville National Road Festival!
 
May 21st 10 am to 12 noon  Have an old repairable bike in your basement or garage taking up storage space?  Want to put it to good use and make a difference?  Donate it to the Cumberland Area Bikes for the World collection on Saturday, May 21st.  Bikes will be collected at Canal Place from 10 am to 12 noon.   We also accept portable sewing machines (no table models please)!  Bikes can also be dropped off at Cumberland Trail Connection at Canal Place two weeks prior to the event.  We suggest a voluntary $10 donation to help offset the cost of shipping bikes to both domestic and international locations.  Your bike donation is tax deductible and can change someone’s life!
 
May 21st Looking for a fun, healthy way to help a shelter dog?? Enjoy time outside and being active? If so, join the Allegany County Animal Shelters longtime dog walkers to learn the basics of walking shelter dogs. For more information visit alleganyanimalshelter.com or find us on Facebook!
 
MAY 27th AT 11 AM Chicken BBQ 13200 Bedford Rd NE, Cumberland, MD 21502-6916, United States Hosted by the Bedford Road Volunteer Fire Department

MAY 28TH Don’t miss the Super Cruise this Memorial Day weekend! From 5pm to 9pm on Rt 51 Industrial Blvd, in South Cumberland. 5 great locations, free registration, and cash door prizes. Cars, trucks, and motorcycles welcome! This event is open to the public. For questions or more information call Gary Bartik or LeRoy Nixon at 301-722-1212.

May 28th SPRINGS PA FARMERS MARKET! Largest in the area. From the farm to our market – over 80 local farmers and craftsmen provide a wide selection of fresh picked produce, home baked goods, quilts, and local raised plants. Enjoy browsing among the antiques, tools, and flea market items. You will find artists displaying paintings and crafted artwork as well as new jewelry, leatherwork, and one-of-a-kind woodwork items. Breakfast and lunch counter on grounds. Visit http://www.springspa.org/farmers-market.php for more information and details on becoming a vendor

May 29th St. Paul Lutheran Church, Cumberland, presents music for all to enjoy. The ensemble, St. Paul’s Brass, will perform on May 29th, during worship, which begins at 10 o’clock. The church is located at 15 N. Smallwood Street and all are welcome to attend.

May 31st Potomac Valley Hospitals is offering free sports physicals to all incoming 9th through 12th graders May 31st from 1-4pm. Limited space is available. Physicals will be by appointment only. Appointments will be scheduled through Keyser High School – 304-788-4230. Physical form must be completed and signed by parent prior to arrival. Locations of physicals – Mineral County Rural Health Clinic at 100 Pin Oak Lane Keyser, WV.

June

JUNE 4TH The Great Duck Race will take place on Saturday June 4th at 1pm in Keyser! Individual ducks are $10, 3 ducks are $25, 8 ducks are $50, and 18 ducks are $100. Ducks may be purchased from The Rotary Club of Keyser, KHS Track team, Keyser Fire Dept. First prize is $1000, 2nd gets $250, and 3rd gets $100. Want to sponsor the race? Be a duckling sponsor for $250 and a mama duck sponsor for $500. For more info email [email protected]

June 4th The WMHS Auxiliary Ushers in Summer, for a Cause! The WMHS Auxiliary announced its newest fundraiser – an evening gala called A Shimmering Summer Night – scheduled for June 4, 2022 at the Cumberland Country Club, from 8 pm until midnight. The event features a cocktail buffet, silent auction, and dancing to the classic sounds of Queen City Funk and Soul. Proceeds benefit UPMC’s Center for Hope and Healing here in Cumberland – a 24/7 crisis resource facility for those struggling with opioid addiction and other substance misuse. Tickets are now on sale at www.wmhs.com/shimmering-night. For more information, contact Auxiliary liaison Sharon Cosgrove, [email protected].

June 6th Potomac Valley Hospitals is offering free sports physicals to all incoming 9th through 12th graders May 31st from 1-4pm. Limited space is available. Physicals will be by appointment only. Appointments will be scheduled through Keyser High School – 304-788-4230. Physical form must be completed and signed by parent prior to arrival. Locations of physicals – Mineral County Rural Health Clinic at 100 Pin Oak Lane Keyser, WV.

June 11th The Kids Summer Festival is on Saturday June 11, 2022 from 12 noon – 6 pm at the Ali Ghan Shrine Cumberland Maryland Picnic grounds. There will be superheroes, food,  arts and crafts vendors, entertainment, direct sales vendors,  games and more. Something for  everyone one. With a very special grand prize for 2 very lucky kids. With all proceeds raised from this events going to Shriners Hospitals for Children. Shriners Hospitals for Children provides specialty care to children up to age 18 with orthopedic conditions, spinal cord injuries or burns regardless of the families ability to pay. All care and services are delivered in a family centered environment. If you know a child in need of these services call Ali Ghan Shrine at 301-722-5970.

June 11th 12 PM – 9 PM North Centre Street – Street Festival Downtown Cumberland Historic District

June 11th 11 AM– 2PM Benefit for Shawnee Simmons at the Westend Playground in Keyser with bouncy houses and a DJ, vendors raffles a bake sale and food trucks. All proceeds will go to her medical expenses.

Please join the merchants of North Centre Street for our first North Centre Street – Street Festival on Saturday June 11th from Noon – 9 PM featuring live music, sidewalk sales, al fresco dining in the street, and artisan vendors.
Music will begin at noon on the Baltimore Street Stage with Brickyard Foley from 12-2 PM followed by Megan Jean & Byrne from 2-4 PM on the Frederick Street Stage. Handful of Blues will move the music back to the Baltimore Street Stage from 4-6 PM and Liam Robinette will kick off the evening’s music as he opens from 6-7 PM on the Frederick Street Stage for Gilbert Lee & The Ghosts on the Radio who will take the Frederick Street Stage from 7-9 PM.
This event is being co-hosted and sponsored by the Merchants of North Centre Street along with the Downtown Development Commission & The Arts & Entertainment District of Cumberland. Entrance is free and open to the public.
Come join us and see all of the exciting things happening on North Centre Street.
June 11th 12-8 PVAA Sports Complex in Cresaptown WESTERN MARYLAND FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL

Second annual event featuring area food trucks, cornhole tournament, local craft brewers and winery, and 3 incredible live bands, all supporting Cresaptown Eagles peewee football and cheer organization and the Allegany County Animal Shelter

Join us for the 2nd Annual Western MD Food Truck Festival, supporting Cresaptown Eagles PeeWee Football and Cheer organization and Allegany County Animal Shelter, both bigger and better than last year!

🧡 Ticketing:
Tickets will be available beginning March 1 through Eventbrite. Tickets for individuals 12 years old and older are $10 in advance and $20 at the gate. Children under 12 are permitted at the event but do not need a paid ticket. Your ticket covers you all day.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/western-maryland-food-truck-festival-tickets-277048889687

🧡 Food Trucks:
There will be a variety of food and snacks available 12-8pm, including:
Klavuhns Wood Fired
Basic Bowl Bros.
Bentwood Smokers and BBQ
HeyCrazzie Kitchen
Queen City Creamery
Tuckers Pucker
…and more!

🧡 Live Music:
Music is included in the ticket price and will be playing throughout the full event. Acts are:
12-3 Beaner McKinley Project
3:30-4:30 Scott Alexander
5-8 Jaded.

🧡 Alcohol:
We are excited to bring you Dig Deep Brewing Company and 1812 Brewing this year, each with selections of their own delicious craft beers. Charis winery will also be on site to provide a well rounded off locally made wines. They will be checking IDs. We ask that everyone who chooses to consume alcohol that day please drink responsibly.

🧡 Cornhole:
Cornhole tournament begins at 1pm. Teams of 2 are asked to purchase registration through the Eventbrite link after March 1. This is an add-on to the event ticket and can be purchased by each member individually or together as a team of 2. The registration is $20/team (or $10/player). Winners will receive $100/team and 2 sets of custom, handmade, regulation Cornhole bags.

🧡 Parking:
Ample parking is available on site and separate spaces will be allotted for handicap parking as needed.

🧡 Pets:
The Allegany County animal shelter will be on-site with adoptable pets that afternoon. Please be mindful of that, as well as potentially large crowds and loud music, if choosing to bring your pets on premises.

June 17th-19th The Allegany County NAACP 7007 is excited to announce our 2nd Annual Juneteenth Festival.  This year the branch has expanded this event to a three day celebration full of family fun and community gathering in unity and historical preservation. This year’s theme is Our History, Our Story, Our Legacy.

  • Friday, June 17th @ 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm:

    • Annual Freedom Fund Dinner held at the Ali Ghan Shrine Club. This evening includes a catered dinner from Firefly Farms, guest speakers, and music.

  • Saturday, June 18th @11:00 am to 12:00 pm:
    • Parade down Washington Street to Canal Place including our Junior Youth Dancers and Float from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

    • Festival at Canal Place to include live music from local bands. The Blaze Band, Mickey Ross, and guest bands: 4 Life Project Go Go Band out of the DMV, Space from New Jersey and more.  Free community pig roast and cookout, Health Fair, Kid Zone and Vendors from all over the state of Maryland. 

    • Black history tours including a visit to Emmanuel Episcopal Church Underground Railroad at 8:00 pm 

    • One Act Play by Adae Thomas, an original Pine Avenue kid returning from Harlem, New York at Emmanuel Episcopal Church.

  • Sunday, June 19th @11:00 am to 5:00 pm:
    • At Canal Place, Gospel explosion and Festival will include African Storytelling, Vendors, Health Fair, and KidZone. Gospel performances will also be showcased including DMV’s very own Body of Evidence GoGo Gospel, Tyrone Snowden,  and Dave Newell.

    • All events from Saturday – Sunday are Free for the community. 

June 18th 4p-8p Relay for Life Benefit Car Show with the Capon Bridge Fire Department. Gasser, hot rods, classics, truck, bikes, all makes and models with live music and vendors

June 18th-19th All are invited to the WARBIRD SHOWCASE at the Greater Cumberland Regional Airport. June 18th and 19th from 10am to 4pm. Free parking and admission! Book Warbird Rides in advance at thier bookings website at www.capitalwingwarbirdrides.org. Any rides not sold will be available day of. Check out the Alleghany Flying Club, Cumberland Soaring Group, and the Capital Wing b-26 Machine-gun turret and PX!

June 20th-23rd All are invited to Join the Summer Basketball Camp Daily Tournaments at Mountain Ridge High School from 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Camp for boys and girls grad 3-8, take your basketball skill to the next level! $85 Registration fee per person. For more information call 301-697-8018 or [email protected]  

June 20th – August 12th Constitution Park’s Day Camp will operate from June 20th through August 12th. Day camp will operate from 9am to 4pm, Monday through Friday each week. Extended hours (starting at 8am and ending at 5pm) are offered for an additional $10 per week per child. Parents are responsible for providing transportation for participants in the program. Campers enrolled must be within the ages of 6 to 12 years old, with 6 year olds having completed Kindergarten. Camp fees are…

Number of Children                           Weekly In-City Resident                  Weekly Non-Resident

1st Child                                                               $40.00                                              $60.00

2nd Child                                                             $38.00                                              $56.00

3rd Child & More                                               $35.00                                               $50.00

The Day Camp Application can be downloaded from the City’s website at www.cumberlandmd.gov/230/Summer-Day-Camp  Camp registration will be held on Tuesday June 14th and Wednesday June 15th from 11am to 1pm and again on Thursday June 16th from 3 to 6pm at the Constitution Park Day Camp House. Additional Weekly registration will be held on Thursdays from 8 to 8:45 or 4pm to 4:30pm. For related questions please contact the Cumberland Parks & recreation Department at 301-759-6636 or email [email protected]

June 25th Oldtown Summerfest is Saturday, June25th. Rain or shine at 19210 Opessa Street, SE, Oldtown, MMD 21555. Celebrating Allegany County’s Oldest Community, Oldtown Summerfest combines the history of Thomas Cresap, who founded Oldtown in 1741, with many fun events for the entire family. FREE TO THE PUBLIC!! 2022 marks the 22nd year for our SUMMERFEST. This annual event is run entirely by volunteers and draws visitors to our historic town. The festival features a parade, car show, local vendors, musical entertainment, and activities for all ages.  *We currently are accepting applications for vendors, parade and car show participants! To inquire, please email oldtown[email protected] or contact us on Facebook.

August
 
August 2 AT 5 PM – 8 PM National Night Out Cumberland 701 E 1st St, Cumberland, MD 21502-3763, United States
Adults and children have the opportunity to see various emergency response vehicles, meet Cumberland Police personnel, learn about a wide variety of family topics, and partake in numerous interactive family friendly activities. Partners from the public, nonprofit and business sectors participate.

August 20th Pig Out in the Park: A Backyard BBQ Bash is to be held on Saturday, August 20, 2022 from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm, at Hoffman Hollow Park located at 11200 Hoffman Hollow Road, Frostburg, MD 21532. It will be a fun-filled day of live music, a beer tent, a pie-eating contest, kid zone, local artist vendors, and a backyard BBQ competition! Pig Out will feature kids activities with Joint Training Facility, Mountain City Center for the Arts, local crafters and vendors, a wide variety of beverages, and food vendors from the Frostburg area including Radcliffe Concessions, DeDi’s Kitchen, and more. During all the drinking and eating relax and jam to three locally loved bands! The Hounded, Gilbert Lee & the Ghost on the Radio, and, our grand finale, The Jakob’s Ferry Stragglers, will keep the tunes rolling all day long. Pig Out in the Park also hosts a Kansas Barbecue Society sanctioned backyard BBQ competition, offering local and non-local BBQ competition teams the chance to go down in Backyard BBQ history! Last year winners received over $1,500 in cash prizes! For an extra $5 you can have a say and participate in the people’s-choice competition category to decide who’s BBQ reigns supreme! All proceeds from Pig Out in the Park go to FrostburgFirst: A Maryland Main Street Community and their efforts towards downtown revitalization, promoting small business, engaging the community, and making Frostburg a beautiful and thriving city to live, work, and visit.Tickets are $10, they can be pre-ordered online starting in May, or purchased at the door. The barbecue tasting ticket to participate in the People’s Choice will be available at the door for $5 on a first come first serve basis. We will run out of barbecue fast so be sure to be early! To participate or for more information visit PigOutFrostburg.com, email [email protected], or call 301-689-6900.