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What’s Happening in Downtown Cumberland

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Allegany County Tourism is currently working on generating fall, Halloween, and holiday content for our upcoming blog posts, social media, and website/marketing campaigns and strategy. We are looking for fall, Halloween, and holiday-specific events and experiences. If you have not done so, please consider adding your special event(s) and future event(s) to our website (www.mdmountainside.com). Events added to our website receive the opportunity to be promoted in our monthly E-Newsletter, which is sent to over 12,000 subscribers and is included in our social media event round-ups, which reach over 75,000.

The Allegany Farmers Market every Thursday from 9:30 am – 1:00 pm in its new location at Canal Place. Visit the website at alleganyfarmersmarkets.com for more information.

Chessie Federal Credit Union Shred Day – Saturday, September 30, 9 am – 12 pm, 15 Commerce Drive, Cumberland, Chessie Corporate Office. Rain or shine, open to the public. You can bring up to five legal-size boxes or paper market bags from home or office for free on-site shredding. In lieu of a shred fee, Chessie asks that non-perishable food items be brought for the Western Maryland Food Bank.

Queen City Bar-athalon Event – 4 Bars, 6 Teams, 1 Big Day! The Queen City Bar-Athalon, a new event concept created by Mezzos owner Dan Bowser, will take place at noon on Saturday, September 30, in downtown Cumberland. The Downtown Development Commission (DDC) is sponsoring the event. Local establishments Mezzos, Fore Axes, JZ’s Pub, and Centre Street Collective will build four teams of five players each to compete in a traveling competition of skill with axe throwing, darts, bowling and corn hole. Each winning team member will receive a $50 gift card to a downtown establishment. The entry fee is $15 per person, and the event is for those 21 or older. Sign up for a team at any of the participating bars. For questions or more information, contact Melinda Kelleher, Executive Director of the DDC, at melinda.kelleher@cumberlandmd.gov.

Navy ’83 Ride Across America – 30 members of the class of 1983 from the Naval Academy are riding from Washington state to Annapolis for their 40th reunion to see the country, enjoy the camaraderie and raise funds and awareness for Veteran organizations. The team members have already raised over $150,000 for Veteran groups. They are cycling through Cumberland, arriving on October 2 afternoon and departing at 7:00 am on October 3 from the Fairfield Inn. Each day, they start with 22 pushups to bring awareness to the resources available to end Veteran suicide. The team has invited the community to come and cheer them on, do some pushups with them and hopefully help Veteran organizations – it is pretty cool for a bunch of old guys to ride over 3400 miles across the entire country and stop in your town! http://www.navy-cycling.com.

The Community Trust Foundation invites you to join us and others who love where they live for a fun, relaxed evening dedicated to creating a thriving and vibrant community for future generations on Thursday, October 5, from 6 -8 pm at 1812 Brewery. This free, casual after-work event will launch our Invest in Allegany County Fund Campaign, honor our past Allegany County Humanitarians, and welcome young professionals who are living in and loving Allegany County. Be a part of loving where you live and building the resources necessary to support important projects in Allegany County. Food, beer, cash prizes, corn hole, and fall weather will be on tap! RSVP required. More info at ctfinc.org.

Friday Before and After Five – Start your weekend of Apple Cider drinking on North Centre Street on Friday, October 6, 12-10 pm. The music begins at noon with Sam DeMartino on the New York Life Stage until 3 pm, followed by Hyatus on The Lanai Stage at Azad’s of Cumberland from 3-5 pm. The Never Too Late Ladies will perform a little jig in front of Lepley’s Dance Studio at 5:30 pm before the evening music starts on the Downtown Development Commission Stage on Frederick Street Stage at 6 pm with Scott Ross and then Gilbert Lee & The Ghost on the Radio from 7:30-10:30 pm.

North Centre Street pop-up vendors will begin to set up at noon. Mark your calendars and make your plans and lunch and dinner reservations now.

Are you cleaning out your garages, basements and cupboards only to find a container or two of household products that you aren’t sure how to dispose of? If so – SAVE THE DATE – for the next Household Hazardous Waste collection event in Allegany County! The event will occur on Saturday, October 7, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Allegany County Fairgrounds (11490 Moss Avenue in Cumberland). It will provide free disposal of common household wastes requiring special disposal. This will include common items from your house, such as leftover gasoline, oil, fluids, automotive batteries, chemicals, cleaners, pesticides/herbicides, glues & adhesives. All materials must be brought in original containers – do not mix or consolidate any products.

Additionally, paint will be accepted for recycling for $3 per container (payment will be accepted on-site). Only Latex paint in its original container with the OEM label will be accepted. Sizes accepted are quart, 1-gallon or 5-gallon buckets.

The Allegany County Local Business Showcase, Wednesday, October 18, from 4:30-7:30 pm, provides an opportunity for Chamber businesses and non-profit organizations to showcase their products and services in an informal setting. It is a great way to introduce a new product to the marketplace, generate leads, exchange information and ideas, discover new products or services, and network with fellow exhibitors. The event is open to the public and there is no admission fee. There are still booths available. Contact andrea@alleganycountychamber.com for more information.

Pre-Event Business Workshops will be held prior to the Local Business Showcase on Wednesday, October 18, 2023, from 10 am-4 pm. Topics include. Professional Development – Understanding self-awareness to gain resilience as you start and grow your business with Pam Twigg of Pam Twigg Coaching. SBDC & Start Up Portal offers information on key business startup strategies and how crowdfunding can kickstart your idea. A free lunch hosted by the College of Business, Engineering, Computational and Mathematical Sciences at FSU and a session on using social media for your startup or non-profit organization. TEDCO, MD Department of Commerce, and MD Department of Labor will also be available to talk about statewide programs available to help you reach your goals and grow. You can sign up for the workshops here: – Allegany County Chamber of Commerce Chamber Events – Allegany County Chamber of Commerce Chamber Events.

South Cumberland Halloween Parade Scheduled – The annual South Cumberland Business and Civic Association Marsha L. Thomas Memorial Halloween parade is scheduled for Wednesday, October 25. The parade will begin at 7 pm and follow the same route as in past years as it moves along E. First Street then travels down Virginia Avenue and disbands on West Industrial Boulevard between Kirk Auto Sales and W. Third Street.

The SCBCA encourages businesses, individuals, clubs, churches, etc., to decorate and enter floats in the parade. Candy and handouts will be allowed. Costumed mummers up to the age of twelve (12) will be judged at 5:30 pm in Smith Park, located between Race and Seymour Streets. The mummers will then lead the parade through the parade route. There is no registration for participating in the costume judging and children do not need to reside in Cumberland.

Applications to participate in the parade are being mailed to previous year’s participants. Anyone wishing to participate in the parade may contact the SCBCA Halloween Parade Committee at 301-722-6759 or [email protected]. The deadline to enter this year’s parade is FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6. Any business or individual interested in donating to help offset parade expenses can contact the Halloween Parade committee at the above phone number or email address.

Ghouley Pub Crawl – What’s a Ghouley? The 15th Annual Ghouley (rhymes with Hooley) is a Halloween Pub Crawl scheduled for Saturday, October 28, at 8 pm in Downtown Cumberland. Get your Halloween costume ready and prowl Downtown Cumberland’s favorite haunts with your friends.



Help Support Our Downtown Businesses! – The Cumberland Economic Development Corporation has partnered with Cumberland’s Downtown Development Commission to create special discount cards that offer sales and promotions at participating locations throughout Cumberland’s Downtown District.

The Cards cost $5.00 and are valid through December 31, 2024.

All of the proceeds generated by the cards will be used towards special events, promotions and initiatives to help support downtown businesses during the construction of Baltimore Street.

Cards are available at Allegany County Chamber of Commerce, Azad’s of Cumberland, Basecamp Coffee Company (downtown), Cartridges Galore Video Games (downtown), The Book Center, Queen City Creamery, Wheelzup Adventures (downtown) and the CEDC (The Rosenbaum Building) and DDC (City Hall) Offices. A huge THANK YOU to all of our participating businesses downtown. Get your discount card today and SAVE!

Azad’s of Cumberland at The Tilly Gallery – Our Gallery hours are Tuesday – Saturday, 12 – 8 pm. 37 North Centre Street, 301.723.0818.

Barkin’ Basement Thrift Shop – It’s officially fall! All orange, brown and yellow items are half price this week from Thursday, September 28 – Monday, October 2.

  • Expansion Celebration – The volunteers at Barkin’ Basement have been working like crazy getting everything in place since we have expanded into both sides of 43 & 45 Baltimore Street. You’ll be surprised at the changes if you haven’t been in for a while. We’re celebrating our expansion on Saturday, September 30, from 10 am- 5 pm. You are invited to see all the changes, enjoy refreshments, and take advantage of a special one-day-only sale.

Barkin’ Basement is located at 45 Baltimore Street and has a back door off Merchants Alley on Pershing Street. Open Thursday – Monday. www.barkinbasementthriftshop.com.

Beckman’s Pharmacy on Greene – If you’re 50 years or older and are not vaccinated, every day that goes by is a RISK – Shingles can happen during Spring, Summer, Fall & Winter, so the only season that matters is the one you’re in right now! Our Pharmacist, Steve, is administering Shingles Vaccinations on Mondays and Wednesdays, so call today and ask for Sabrina or Sharon to set you up with an appointment! Also, Beckman’s has the only full-time Diabetic shoe fitter in the tri-state area. We offer a large selection of shoes and are able to bill most major insurances. We always offer gift and seasonal decor and carry a large selection of Swan Creek candles and melts. Greeting and special occasion cards are only $.99. Our pharmacists offer years of experience in knowledge, with John starting his professional career in 1976 and Steve in the early ’80s.

The Book Center –

  • Join author Margaret Esposito on Saturday, September 30, from 11 am to 1 pm as she signs copies of her novel, “September’s Race”. Margaret’s dream was to finish this fictional novel she had been working on for quite a few years – she thought she would never see it published in her lifetime. Last year, her nieces from Jacksonville, FL, took an interest in editing the novel for her, and it went to print in June 2023. Margaret is living proof that you can accomplish anything in life, even at the age of 91
  • Books on the Bricks – The book group meets on the second Tuesday of every month at 6 pm. Stay current with all the latest announcements by subscribing to our email list: https://mailchi.mp/94292…/books-on-the-bricks-email-signup. Our book club members get 20% off the selected title each month.

Open Monday through Saturday, 10-5 and Sunday, 10-3, 15 N. Centre Street, (301) 722-2284.

Cartridges Galore – We’re always buying consoles, games, accessories, memorabilia, broken hardware, and TCG cards. Every month is a new special. We Buy/Sell/Trade video games. Send us a message or call 240-362-7179 today! 68 Pershing Street.

Chessie Federal Credit Union Shred Day – Saturday, September 30, 9 am – 12 pm, 15 Commerce Drive, Cumberland, Chessie Corporate Office. Rain or shine, open to the public. You can bring up to five legal-size boxes or paper market bags from home or office for free on-site shredding. In lieu of a shred free, Chessie asks that non-perishable food items be brought for the Western Maryland Food Bank.

Craft Table has a wonderful selection of Fall and Halloween wreaths and seasonal decor items locally handmade here in Cumberland. Special orders are no problem at the Craft Table. Stop by the shop or give us a call. Hours this week are Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 12-4:30. Phone: 240.642.8828. Located in historic downtown Cumberland at 11 South Liberty Street. Craft Table…The hiding place of your creative spirit. www.craft-table.com.

Elaia Oil and Vinegar Store Grand Opening – Saturday, September 30, 12 – 6 pm. 17 Howard Street, Canal Place. Elaia Oil and Vinegar has moved out of the Charis Winery & Distillery tasting room into its own store in Canal Place Shops across from the Charis patio. Elais Oil & Vinegar is expanding and adding more selections. Hours are daily from noon to 6 pm, closed on Wednesdays and Sundays.

Fort Cumberland Emporium – Downtown Cumberland’s place to shop for antiques and collectibles. Open Thursday – Monday. Stop in and find a memory. 55 Baltimore Street.

  • Fort Cumberland Scavenger Hunt – Saturday, October 28, 10 am – 5 pm and Sunday, October 29, 11 am – 4 pm. At Fort Cumberland Emporium, we love our customers! Just for you, we’re having a Halloween Pumpkin Scavenger Hunt. We’re hiding little pumpkins throughout the store, find one and get a prize. We’ll also have a drawing for a $50 Fort Cumberland Emporium gift certificate. There’ll be some treats, too.

Downtown Hobbies & Toys –  Now carrying a large selection of LegosNew items in stock. Science kits, woodburning kits, new model kits and die-cast playsets. Be sure to like our page, Downtown Hobbies & Toys, and be among the first to discover what’s coming to the store. Downtown Hobbies & Toys is an Official Traxxas Dealer carrying RC cars, trucks, parts, and more. 113 Baltimore Street.

Gus & Oliver Children’s Boutique –  A specialty store focused on clothing for newborns through 5T, as well as select toys & decor. Open Thursday – Saturday, noon – 6 pm. 54 N. Centre Street. 1-240-580-6651.

Hometown Hobby Sports  66 Pershing Street. If sports memorabilia is your game, Hometown Hobby Sports is your place to shop! Locally-owned Hometown Hobby Sports sells, buys and trades sports memorabilia. Open Wednesday – Friday from 12 noon – 6 pm and Saturday from 10 am – 5 pm.

PharmaCare West – PharmaCare West – PharmaCare West and all other PharmaCare/Medicine Shoppe locations have the seasonal flu vaccine available. Stores have the regular flu vaccine (for people under the age of 65) and the high-dose flu vaccine (for people 65 and older). No charge to Medicare Part B recipients, and we bill most third-party insurances, including Medicaid. Additionally, the new RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) vaccine is available for people 60 and older. Stop by and talk to the pharmacist about this new vaccine. These and other preventative vaccines are available on a walk-in basis; no appointment necessary. 64 Greene Street – open Monday through Friday, 9 am to 6 pm and Saturday, 9 am to 1 pm – phone 301.724.1183 – follow us on Facebook at The PharmaCare Network.

Western Maryland Music Center –  We are the area’s only full-service music store, offering great brands at unbeatable prices! 115 Baltimore Streethttp://www.westernmarylandmusic.com/

Love to go antiquing and thriftingWant to discover a handmade treasure? Downtown Cumberland has some great shops, including Fort Cumberland Emporium (Thursday – Monday), Barkin’ Basement Thrift Shop (Thursday – Monday), Queen City Flea Market (Friday – Sunday) – all filled with antiques, collectibles, and handmade items. Please stop in and discover it for yourself.

Great Gift Idea! DCBA (Downtown Cumberland Gift Certificates) are available at The Book Center. The gift certificates are spendable at any DCBA member’s business. You may find out who is a DCBA member online at www.visitcumberland.org.



Basecamp Coffee – Now in two locations –   118 Baltimore St., “The Rosenbaum,” and our original location at 108 Greene Street, open daily, 7 am – 3:30 pm. CONGRATULATIONS! Basecamp Cofee was voted Best Cofee Shop in Blue Ridge Outdoor Magazine’s 13th annual “Best of Awards.”

We honor our heritage by producing quality specialty coffee right here in Western Maryland. Our coffee can be found at restaurants, coffee shops, and retail shelves locally and in homes worldwide. www.basecampcoffees.com.

Charis Winery & Distillery –Tasting, Tours and Sales Hours at the Winery: Mondays: Noon to 5:00 pm; Tuesday-Thursday, Noon to 6:00 pm; Friday: Noon to 8:00 pm; Saturday – 11:00 am to 8:00 pm; Sunday – 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

Handcrafted for excellence and made for your pleasure, Tastings are $10 for a flight of four wines on a walk-in basis—tours upon request 16 Howard Street, Canal Place www.chariswinery.com.

City Lights: An American Bar and Grill – Wine and Cheese Wednesday Get two glasses of house wine and a three-cheese board for $20 or order any cheese board and get 25% off a bottle of wine from —4:30 pm to 8:30 pm. 301-722-9800.

Crabby Pig – (301) 724-7472.

  • Wednesday – AYCE Crabs, $35/person; reservations recommended.
  • Crabs by the Bushel, to go only.


  • Wednesday- .60 Bone-in-Wings All Day (dine-in only.) Choose your sauce Working Woman’s Wednesday with WQZK Radio/ Amy Ryan – 6 – 8 pm.
  • Thursday – Burger Day – $9.99 Choose from: All American Burger, Mushroom/Swiss Burger, Pepper Jack Cajun Burger, or BBQ Bacon Burger. All Burgers are served with Brew City Fries or Side Salad; Mezzos Upstairs; Trivia with Randy Means, 7:30 – 10:15 pm, $50 First Place Prize, Mezzos Main; Thirsty Thursdays with DJ Oscar, 10:15 pm – 1 am.
  • Saturday – ½ off Artisan Pizza Day; Tim Elder and Laim Robinette Acoutic, 9 pm
  • Sunday – AYCE Boneless, Nachos, Sliders, Fries – $11.50 per person!

Book your rehearsal Dinner, Wedding, Birthday, or Anniversary Party NOW! 301.777.7750 Mezzos has three rooms from which to choose for all your event needs.

Dine in, or go to www.mezzosbar.com to order carryout and delivery.

Need a covered dish for a get together? Just order online and have it picked up or delivered!

Ottaviani Tasting Room & Lounge Weekly Events – 27 N. Centre Street Open Tuesday – Saturday, 12 noon – 10 pm.

  • Tuesday – Thursday Lunch Special – Lunch Special 12–4 pm. Small Pizza & Salad of your choice for $14, Wine & Specialty Cocktails. Ask about our Sizzlin Plates!
  • Tuesdays – Live music 6–9 pm with Donnie Carmen
  • Wednesdays – Martinis and Vinyl – bring in your vinyl records or choose from one of ours.
  • Saturdays – Afternoon wine tasting – noon – 4 pm
  • Brick Pizza Oven Lunch Tuesday – Saturday, 12 noon – 10 pm.
  • Retail wines and beers are available during regular hours.

Queen City Creamery – Award-Winning Homemade Frozen Custard, Peet’s Coffee & Tea, Deli serving Boars Head meats & cheeses Daily specials Carryout, curbside pickup and online ordering available Our winter hours are Monday – Thursday, 7 am – 3 pm; Friday, 7 am – 7 pm; Saturday, 8 am – 7 pm, Sunday, 8 am – 3 pm.

Ristorante Ottaviani – A taste of Italy from our family to yours. Open Sunday, 4 -8 pm; Tuesday – Saturday, 5 pm – closing. 25 N. Centre Street, 301-722-0052.

First Annual Whiskey Walk – September 8 – 30. Pick up your Whiskey Walk Card at any participating locations, order a whiskey cocktail or flight and get your card punched. Once your card is completed, turn it in for a chance to win a Top Shelf Whiskey Prize Pack and go online to vote for the Best Whiskey Cocktail. Participating pubs and restaurants include Ottaviani Tasting Room, Mezzos, City Lights: American Bar and Grill, Fore Axes, Cumberland Theatre, Corner Tavery and Cafe, The Balcony, JZ’s Pub, Baltimore Street Grill, and Centre Street Collective.



Reptilian Arts – We carry a large variety of pet supplies for reptiles, dogs, cats, and aquatics. Located at 205 N. Mechanic Street, Reptilian Arts is open Monday – Friday, 9 am – 4:30 pm.

Allegany County Animal Shelter – 

  • All dog adoption applications received today – Saturday, September 30, 2023, will have a reduced adoption fee of just $20 with an approved application. All cat adoption applications received today – Saturday, September 30, 2023, will have a waived adoption fee with an approved application! We have plenty to choose from! Please remember, animals still cost money, and by no means will this be a “free pet.”
  • Love dogs and cats? The Allegany County Animal Shelter is looking for volunteers to help at the shelter. ACAS is the only municipal no-kill shelter in Maryland. Applications and information are available at www.alleganyanimalshelter.com.
  • 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, allowing individuals to sign a shelter dog out for the day. The beautiful mountains of Western Maryland present an excellent opportunity for our shelter dogs to experience the joy of a long walk, hike or run in many of the area’s scenic locations. Are you looking for something more low-key? No problem. We have many pups that would enjoy an afternoon lounging on a couch, a stroll through the neighborhood, or maybe a trip for ice cream. The most important thing is 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.



PharmaCare West – PharmaCare West – PharmaCare West and all other PharmaCare/Medicine Shoppe locations have the seasonal flu vaccine available. Stores have the regular flu vaccine (for people under the age of 65) and the high-dose flu vaccine (for people 65 and older). No charge to Medicare Part B recipients, and we bill most third-party insurances, including Medicaid. Additionally, the new RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) vaccine is available for people 60 and older. Stop by and talk to the pharmacist about this new vaccine. These and other preventative vaccines are available on a walk-in basis; no appointment necessary. 64 Greene Street – open Monday through Friday, 9 am to 6 pm and Saturday, 9 am to 1 pm – phone 301.724.1183 – follow us on Facebook at The PharmaCare Network.

The AHEC West Health Insurance Program opened an outreach center in Cumberland at 138 Baltimore Street, Suite 100, called “The Possibility Shop.” Located near the Union Rescue Mission, the Shop offers other agencies and programs space to provide services to vulnerable populations they might not otherwise reach. Thirteen organizations offer 21 programs from the Shop, including the Allegany County Health Department, Horizon Goodwill, HRDC, Maryland Coalition of Families, Maryland Wellness, Mountain Laurel Medical Center, Maryland Physicians Care, Aetna Better Health, Western Maryland Food Bank, and County United Way AHEC West offers three programs at the site.

A wide range of services includes a small food pantry, clothing, hygiene supplies, outdoor gear, phones, and bottled water. Harm reduction programs offer clean needle exchange and testing for Hep C and HIV. Visitors are also provided connections to mental health services, Peer support, health insurance assistance, and other health and social services screenings. The Shop has also hosted expungement clinics to clear old criminal records.

For more information, call AHEC West at 301-777-9150 or email Health Insurance Program Director David Stewart at [email protected].

Gilchrist Gallery Every 2nd Saturday morning of the month throughout 2023, Gilchrist Gallery will host yoga and sound healing at 9:30 am with Paula Reeves. Entrance is donation-based, and attendees are encouraged to bring a yoga mat, blanket, and water.

UPMC Western Maryland offers Chair Yoga every Monday at the Gilchrist Museum of the Arts in Cumberland at 2:30 pm. Chair yoga is also offered on scheduled days at several area senior centers. Group yoga sessions for special events or regular groups are also available to be scheduled. Please register to attend in person or online via ZOOM by contacting Christina at [email protected].

Led by AHEC West, Healing Allegany is a consortium of healthcare, law enforcement, and social service agencies serving Allegany County and numerous volunteer supporters. The consortium is working to improve treatment for opioid misuse, address community and internal stigma associated with addiction, and reduce illness and death related to opioid misuse. For more information, visit ahecwest.org/healing.



The Allegany Arts Council

  • Inch by Inch: The Art of Greg Malloy, September 30 – October 21. Greg Malloy’s latest exhibition has a twist – featuring large format works and floor cloths; his works will be sold by the square inch. Purchasers will have the opportunity to select which piece of the work to call their own.
  • Where Water Meets Pigment: Western Maryland Watercolor Society, September 30 – October 21. This group exhibition by Western Maryland Watercolor Society members features watercolor with varying techniques and styles.
  • Join us for a live figurative drawing workshop on the second Tuesday of each month. The session is free for Allegany Arts Council members and $15 per session for non-members. Space is limited, so register now! To register, contact us at 301.777.2787 or at [email protected].

Cumberland Theatre – Evil Dead the Musical – October 12 – 29This hilarious show takes all the elements of the cult classic films The Evil Dead, Evil Dead 2 and Army of Darkness. It combines them into one of the craziest theatrical experiences of all time. Five college students go to an abandoned cabin in the woods and accidentally unleash an evil force that turns them all into demons. It’s all up to Ash (a housewares employee turned demon-killing hero) and his trusty chainsaw to save the day. Blood flies. Limbs are dismembered. Demons tell bad jokes and all to music. This show has fun with the horror genre and, in doing so, appeals to a broad audience. It’s the only show with a “Splatter Zone”—a section of the audience that gets covered in fake blood. And with this combination of blood, jokes, cheesy effects and awesome musical numbers. Adult: $22.00 (online/advance), $25.00 at the door; Senior $20.00 (online/advance), $23.00 at the door; Student: $15.00 (online/advance), $18.00 at the door, 301-697-1381, www.cumberlandtheatre.com.

C. William Gilchrist Museum of the Arts – 104 Washington Street.

  • The beautiful work of Kerrigan Clark is currently on display in our gallery for the month of September. Come check it out; we are open from 1-4 pm Friday to Sunday.
  • Come see the talented work of Jessi Hardesty! This show will run from October 13 through November 12! Visit us during our open hours of Fri-Sun 1-4.
  • Play board games at the gallery. Every 3rd Thursday at 7 pm, the Gilchrist is hosting a game night. Our bar is available, and a selection of board games will be provided. You can also bring your own board game. Join us for good games and good times.

Embassy Theatre – 2023 Complete Season Details – 49 Baltimore Street, 240-362-7183, embassytheatre@atlanticbbn.net

  • The Return of the Queen of Queen City – Saturday, September 30, 7 – 11 pm. Join our Lavender Dollies and a whole bevy of eager contestants as we determine who will become the next Queen of Queen City! The pageant’s return can accommodate merely 100 patrons, so don’t miss out on all the fun. All applicants interested in competing, please direct message Joshua Ours on Facebook. Hosted by Aradia LaFay and entertainment by many others! Door & bar open at 7 pm; event begins at 9 pm—$ 12/adult with ID, 301-362-7183, [email protected].
  • Deathtrap by Ira Levin, October 12-15 and 19-22, 2023 Admission: $18 adults, $16 seniors/students
  • Bus Stop by William Inge, November 9-12 and 16-19, 2023. Directed by Sawyer Jenkins Admission: $18 adults, $16 seniors/students
  • Dear Edwina – Book by Marcy Heisler, Music by Zina Goldrich, Lyrics by Marcy Heisler, December 7-10 and 14-17, 2023 Directed by Denise Adams Admission: $2 0adults, $18 seniors/student

Fore Axes – Fore Axes offers a wide variety of fun! Visit Downtown Cumberland, MD’s premier, private axe-throwing, and golf simulator experience lounge. Fore Axes is the only facility in western Maryland that gives our guests private throwing lanes and golf bays packaged with 1-on-1 coaching before your reservation time begins. Book your online today to reserve your discounted experience! www.ForeAxes.com, 157 Baltimore Street.

Fore Axes Summer Hours

Sunday – Tuesday: Closed (Available for private parties & events)

Wednesday – Thursday: 5 pm-10 pm

Friday: 4 pm-11:30 pm

Saturday: 12:30 pm-11:30 pm

  • Football Game Nights: Upgrade your football game nights by enjoying them at Fore Axes! We’ll be streaming your favorite college & NFL games all season long.
  • Trivia Thursdays: Team Trivia at Fore Axes from 7 – 9 pm every Thursday! Trivia is FREE to play, and you can win great prizes for 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place. Gather your team (up to 6 people) and test your knowledge in categories like Music, Movies, History, Geography, Science, Sports, and more! Join our FREE league for a chance to compete for $4,000 twice a year in our league championships. This week, we will be serving up Miss Melissa’s Cuisine, LLC during Trivia! Enjoy shrimp/steak tacos for $8.00 and some banana cream pie/cheesecake for $6.00. New weekly food vendors, drink specials, 2 for $5 beers, and more! We can’t wait to see you at Fore Axes in Cumberland on Thursdays.
  • Mobile Axe Throwing: Interested in having mobile axe throwing at your next event? Read more & reserve today https://www.foreaxes.com/mobile. Come check us out at public community events as well. $10 for seven throws!

Loft 129 – Loft 129 is an event venue that provides live concerts and other entertainment. 129 Baltimore Street, (301) 268-3971, www.loft129.org.

  • Friday, October 6, 8 – 10 pm. The ever-popular Float Loaf Productions Stand-Up Comedy Series is back with a stellar line-up. Hosted by local favorite Tate Griffen, the show features headliners Camilo Dian and Tracie Jayne, and features Cory Bush, along with sets by Bryant Hopewell and Nathan Skahill. Tickets are $10/advance and $15/at the door. https://www.tickettailor.com/events/loft129/1001005.
  • Friday, October 13, 8 – 10:30 pm. Not Reely Dan, the region’s premiere Steely Dan Tribute Band, returns to Loft 129 for its second special 2023 appearance. The group includes the region’s finest musicians and features exclusively the music of the classic Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band. Band members include Fred Sullivan, lead vocals; Beau Maxey and Mikayla Dodge, lead and background vocals; Jim Roderick, guitar; Tom Harrison, keyboards; Brian Plitnik, bass; Mark Gauthier, drums; Fred Kesner and Tom Simpson, trumpet; and Rich Norwood, saxophone. Not Reely Dan’s repertoire consists of many hits from Steely Dan throughout the 70s and 80s and from live shows performed by Steely Dan’s current touring band. Tickets are $15/advance and $17/at the door. https://www.tickettailor.com/events/loft129/933504
  • Jaded Ravins, October 14, 8 -10:15 pm. Back at the Loft again from Nashville! This duo is FIRE! Must see! Halle’s tasty harmonies, Kelly’s powerful voice, and engaging entertainment style make them a dynamic and expressive duo. Kelly and Halle, called a modern-day Johnny and June, perform in large and small venues from New England to Nashville. Whether playing at home in backcountry bars or big city clubs, Jaded Ravins are always ready to pour their hearts out on stage—tickets are $10 and $11 at the door.

Mezzos – 

  • Every Tuesday – Open Mic Night, Mezzos Main, 7 pm – midnight
  • Every Wednesday – Working Woman’s Wednesday, Mezzos Main, 6 pm to 8 pm. Spin the wheel for cash prizes up to $594.00. Wacky Wednesday Liquor and Beer Specials – 8 pm – midnight.
  • Every Thursday – Thursday Night Trivia hosted by Randy Means, 7:30 pm. 1st Place – $50 cash; 2nd Place – $25 gift card; 3rd Place – $10 gift cards; prizes on certain questions. Up to 6 on a team: Food, prizes, and fun! Thirsty Thursdays with DJ Oscar – beer and drink specials, 10:15 pm – 1:00 am.
  • Mezzos Underground – Friday, November 10 – Shaw Davis & The Black Ties. Formed in 2017 and hailing from Pompano Beach, Florida, Shaw Davis & The Black Ties feature an incendiary fusion of Progressive Hard Rock and Roots Rock that embodies the soul found within Blues Rock icons of the 60s and 70s. Tickets are available online at https://www.tickettailor.com/events/mezzosunderground/1000992.

Book your rehearsal Dinner, Wedding, Birthday, or Anniversary Party NOW at 301.777.7750 – 114 South Centre Street.

Mezzos has three rooms to choose from to fit any budget.

Dine in, or go to www.mezzosbar.com to order carryout and delivery.

Need a covered dish for a get together? Just order online and have it picked up or delivered!

Mountainside Baroque – The Thistle and Rose – October 1, 4 – 5:30 pm at the Cumberland Masonic Temple, 15 Greene Street. Baroque music in the British Isles was intertwined with traditions from both Scotland and England. Both countries were blessed with many folk tunes around which compositions were often devised. Among them was the Scottish composer James Oswald, who collected and printed 12 volumes of Scottish tunes, but new trios dedicated to the four seasons. The Scots imitated the English variation style, while English composers like John Wilson and Nicolas Matteis based some of their compositions on Scottish tradition. This delightful journey into the folk melodies from the “Isles” features Sarah Lynn, 2023 national Scottish Fiddling Champion. $25/person, 301-338-2940, www.mountainside@mountainsidebaroque.org





The Allegany County Library System – 

  • Get the school year off to the best possible start. Sign up for a library card! September is Library Card Sign-up Month. Visit your library’s website at www.alleganycountylibrary.info today!
  • Book Rave – Join us with this new twist to book club. No required reading; bring a list of titles to share that you’ve loved or hated and leave with recommendations from others. Every 1st Tuesday, 5:30 pm at Frostburg; Every 3rd Tuesday, 5:30 pm at LaVale; Every 4th Tuesday, 5:30 at Washington Street.

Allegany Museum – Check out some local history at the Allegany Museum. Our hours are Wednesday – Saturday, 11 am – 5 pm, and Sunday, 1 – 5 pm. 3 Pershing Street, www.alleganymuseum.org.

Cumberland Terminus History Tour presented by C&O Canal National Historical Park Museum and Visitor Center, through October 28, 10 – 10:45 am, recurring weekly on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Explore stories of the canal and beyond in a 30-45 minute “walk and talk” led by one of the friendly staff from the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park. An overview of the C&O Canal’s history with a focus on canallers’ desire to explore & connect with the American West beyond the Allegany Mountains. 301-491-1462, 13 Canal Street.

Western Maryland Scenic Railroad – Reservations may be made by calling 301-759-4400 or online at www.wmsr.com.

  • Pumpkin Patch Limited – The Pumpkin Patch Limited is departing Cumberland starting October 15! Enjoy the cool fall breeze riding to the Pumpkin Patch at Helmstetter’s Curve. All passengers receive a pumpkin; tickets are just $15! Get your tickets at WMSR.com.
  • Moonlight on the Mountain – Live entertainment acts this week include acoustic rock & soul in one car and Broadway Trivia in another. Included with your tickets is our excellent food buffet. Passengers can explore the different cars, visit the two full bars onboard and even get some fresh air in the open air car – October 18 and 17, and November 13 and 27, 7:30 pm. Tickets are at https://wmsr.com/moonlight-on-the-mountain.
  • Allegheny Mountain Dinner Train, May 12 – October 21, 7 pm Join Western Maryland Scenic Railroad this summer for a trip up the Alleghenies on Maryland’s only rolling restaurant. The new Allegheny Mountain Dinner Train is Western Maryland Scenic Railroad’s newest fine dining experience. It’s the perfect experience for a special date night out, anniversary dinner, or a memorable experience with friends. Our chefs will prepare your three-course meal onboard the train as you enjoy some of our wines, beers, or specialty cocktails.
  • The opportunity to operate the 1309 with a freight train in tow for an hour. Blow the whistle, ring the bell, and take your freight train up the hill. Experience the sheer power that Maryland Thunder brings to our railroad. Hands on the Throttle will operate at 9 am, 11 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm on these dates: October 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31. With all dates sold out in 2021, these tickets will sell quickly. Visit https://wmsr.com/hands-on-the-throttle to book.
  • Polar Express – An Allegany County tradition is back as the Polar Express Train Ride™ will operate out of Cumberland and Frostburg this winter! Climb on board as our train is full of lights, singing, actors from the movie, and more experience a journey to The North Pole! Visit https://wmsr.com/the-polar-express-train-ride for tickets and other information!

Come back to the past. The Gordon-Roberts House is open for private tours. The Allegany County Historical Society makes three sites available for private event bookings: The Gordon-Roberts House, Union Grove Schoolhouse and The Brooke-Whiting House can be rented for your small group gathering. Call or message for details – 301-777-8678, [email protected].



The City of Cumberland’s Community Development Department Home Rehabilitation Grant Program is accepting applications to help revitalize properties within our community.

It is intended for the improvement of a property in city limits that is vacant and uninhabitable in its current condition. Applicants will be eligible for a 50% matching grant, up to a maximum of $25,000 upon project completion.

Application packets can be obtained in person from the Community Development Department (lower level of City Hall), 57 N. Liberty Street, by calling 301-759-6459, emailing denise.adams@cumberlandmd.gov, or by going to our website at https://www.ci.cumberland.md.us/718/Home-Rehabilitation-Grant.

Mountainside Home Realty – Thinking about buying or selling? Our market is still strong and we are seeing sellers getting multiple offers and favorable terms. If you have been thinking of selling or buying in Western Maryland or West Virginia, give us a call at 301-722-0190. [email protected]

Suite Thirty-One, LLC – Located in the WCBC Building –  Second floor office suite featuring an executive office with windows on the mall, an administrative assistant room. An optional large, multiple-purpose office is also available. This second floor suite includes the use of a first-floor ADA-compliant office with direct access to the mall. Contact John for more information- 443-510-5724.

546 N. Centre Street – 1st Floor Commercial Unit for Lease
4 Large rooms, Parking Lot, ADA accessible & ADA bathroom and kitchenette. All utilities included in the lease.
Contact Kevin 301-707-0799

1000 sq. ft. Commercial Space for Rent – 53 N. Liberty St.
Ideal for investment or insurance company Rent is $1995 per month.
View pictures and more details at Steepleviewrentals.com.



Maryland Department of Labor Career Fair – The Job Center has computers to print resumes and submit applications. Job Center services are available 8 pm – 4 pm, Monday – Friday.

Chessie FCU is hiring full-time and part-time tellers for our local branches. Candidates can submit an application through our website at www.chessiefcu.org and click on About Us and then Careers or fill out an application at any of our branches.

Coney Pizza, 50 Main Street, Lonaconing, is now hiring inside workers 25-30 hours per week, who must be available for evenings and weekends. We are also hiring delivery drivers. Stop by to pick up an application.

Crabby Pig – We’re hiring experienced servers. If interested, message our Facebook page (Crabby Pig Cumberland) or stop at 13 Canal Street.

First Peoples is hiring. We are currently looking for Manager Trainees/Assistant Branch Managers and part-time Tellers. If you’re interested, please send your resume to humanresources@firstpeoples.com.

Hotel Gunter – JOIN OUR TEAM! We are searching for a highly motivated person to join our staff. Responsibilities include working the front desk for the Hotel Gunter, Barista duties in the Gladstone Beanery, and sales associate in the Gladstone Mercantile. Must be at least 18 years old and available to work evenings and weekends. Please apply in person. 11 W. Main Street, Frostburg.

Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services is NOW HIRING for many different types of positions.

  • Correctional Officers – $50,551 w/ $7,500 sign-on bonus
  • Correctional Officers with food service interest – $50,551 w/ $7,500 sign-on bonus
  • Correctional Officers with trade skills, two years experience, NO Certifications Needed – starting at $56,832
  • Administrative
  • Human Resources
  • Social & Case Workers and more

To see all open jobs, CLICK HERE

Contact: Nicole Stotelmyer

Western MD Field Recruiter

Dept of Public Safety and Correctional Services

18411 Roxbury Rd

Hagerstown, MD 21746

[email protected]

 (301) 745-3673 (O)

 (443) 204-5491 (M)

Mountain Laurel Medical Center – Oakland & Westernport Locations – Come Work With Us! We offer a strong compensation package and many perks! Now Hiring for the following position:

  • Medical Assistant (2) – Oakland

Apply Today!! Click here -> Mtn Laurel Jobs or email [email protected] or call 301-533-3300 ext 3235

Old Forty – 7 West Main Street, Frostburg Retail Associate Must be able to work afternoons and weekends. Offering competitive wages. Stop in and fill out an application.

Ristorante Ottaviani – Hiring Dishwashers. Inquire at the restaurant, 25 N. Centre Street, Cumberland.

UScellular Virtual Hiring Event! LaVale, MD – Hiring for Part-Time & Full-Time In-Store Positions

UScellular – Multiple Job Locations

Sales Representative

$20.00 – $23.00 / hour, Full-time, Part-time

Sales Representative

$20.00 – $23.00 / hour, Full-time

Sales Representative

$20.00 – $23.00 / hour, Full-time

Job location(s)

Interviews will be held virtually, not at the following physical location(s).

  • 12317 Winchester Road SW, Cumberland, MD 21502 US
  • 940 Foxcroft Ave, Martinsburg, WV 25401 US

What is a virtual interview?

Virtual interviews help employers connect with job seekers when they are not in the same physical location. Since hiring is a human process, employers would like to talk with you online (chat, video or phone) to see if you meet the requirements for the job.

Webstaurant – Join our team! Come to our open hiring event!

We are hiring for Order Packers for all shifts. We are also looking to fill Salary/Manager positions.

When? Thursday September 28th from 9a to 12p

Where? 11700 Mexico Farm Rd, SE, Cumberland MD, 21502

*Please have your application and resume submitted on our careers page prior to attending the event.


Opening DORS to Employment – the Maryland State Department of Education’s Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS) – DORS helps people with physical, emotional, intellectual, developmental, sensory, and learning disabilities go to work and keep their jobs through a variety of vocational rehabilitation (VR) services.

Eligible individuals will work with a DORS counselor to choose from VR programs and services such as:

· Career counseling

· Training to prepare for employment.

· Job skills training

· Job search and job placement

· Job coaching and supported employment

· Assistive technology

 DORS also provides two Transition Services tracks for Students (ages 14 to 21) with Disabilities. Transition Services for Students with Disabilities are activities that prepare students with disabilities to move from school to post-school life.

·     Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS) provide students with disabilities the opportunity to experience and explore the world of work.

·     Student Employment Services are for students with disabilities who would like to receive Pre-ETS and also obtain or prepare for meaningful employment and a successful career. A broad range of employment and VR services may be available to these students.

 Get more information or Request DORS Services online at dors.maryland.gov 

Hiring or Looking for employment  Check out our Now Hiring page at http://www.visitcumberland.org/now-hiring/. We will continue to update the list, so keep checking back. If you are an employer looking for employees, please message your information to the Visit Cumberland Maryland FB. Messenger page or email the information to [email protected]. We will include your listing.



Not a member of the Downtown Cumberland Business Association (DCBA)? Join in and support the efforts of Downtown Cumberland businesses in keeping our Downtown alive and vibrant. 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. For a complete schedule of events, visit www.visitcumberland.org. If you or your company have any Downtown Cumberland special events, sales, etc., you would like to include in this weekly email, please send the information to [email protected].