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Father’s Day – Sunday, June 16



Farmer’s Market & Music Series – Thursday, June 13 at Canal Place Festival Grounds. The Market will run 9:30 am – 1 pm and music from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm.

The 3rd Annual Mountain Maryland Museum Week, June 7-16. Mountain Maryland Museum Week is a 10-day promotion celebrating Allegany County, the Mountain Side of Maryland’s three centuries of American history. We invite you to travel back in time as you explore our museum attractions and history and heritage-focused experiences celebrating America’s early transportation milestones as told in our rivers, rails, trails, mountains, and towns. Museum Week – Allegany County, The Mountain Side of Maryland (mdmountainside.com)

Cumberland Historic Ghost Tours will conduct a one-hour walking tour of Cumberland’s most haunted sites on Saturday, June 15, at 7:00 PM. The tour will begin at the Allegany County Library on Washington Street where guests will be greeted by guides in historic costumes. Guests will continue through the historic district exploring supernatural sightings reported by area residents as well as stories of local legendary fame. The tour includes architectural feature as they add context to the sightings. Patrons will explore a time period spanning over 200 years. Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for students and may be purchased immediately prior to the tour. All proceeds from the event are donated to local charities. For information, call 301-777-9140.

The Capital Wing of the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) will present a Warbird Showcase at the Greater Cumberland Airport Saturday and Sunday June 15 and 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Parking and admission are free. Warbird rides will be available in three different warbirds. A Stinson OY-1, a Fairchild UC-61 Forwarder which carries up to three passengers, and a Boeing Stearman open cockpit bi-plane. The public can book any ride at the Capital Wing bookings website https://www.capitalwingwarbirdrides.org/ and flights not sold in advance will be available for sale on site during the event.

In addition to the flying warbirds, there will be several aircraft on static display. Headlining this list will be the 1942 Douglas C-53 “Beach City Baby,” a military transport version of the iconic Douglas DC-3 airliner. It will arrive at about 10 a.m. Saturday with a pass down the runway before parking on the ramp where it will be open for tours for a nominal donation.

Other static aircraft will include a rare Japanese Fuji LM-1, one of only three in the world, a French Alouette II, the world’s first jet-powered helicopter, and a Cessna 182 of the Civil Air Patrol.

From 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. the flying warbirds, Stinson, Fairchild, and Stearman will be static and available for docent-led tours for a nominal donation. Other attractions at the Warbird Showcase event include the Capital Wing PX (Post eXchange) selling military and aviation themed items, and a B-26 twin 50-caliber machine gun turret. Lunch is available at the Hummingbird Café at the airport.

The Greater Cumberland Airport is conveniently located off I-68 at 165 Terminal Loop at the end of Steckley Road in Wiley Ford, WV. The airport is located across the Potomac River from Cumberland in WV. For more information email [email protected].

The Garden Club of Cumberland Annual Garden Tour – Local Cumberland Gardens, Saturday, June 22, 9 am – 2 pm, Tickets – $6/person. Tickets available from club members and at gardens on day of tour, as well as, The Book Center, 15 N. Centre Street, Downtown Dollar and Eby’s Garden Center.

Cumberland Pride Festival – The festival will be held on Sunday, June 30 at Canal Place in downtown Cumberland. The festival will be from 12 – 4 pm and filled with music, drag performances, and unity in our community. We will have limited vendors with priority for our LGBTQ+ members for booth/table space at this year’s celebration.

4th of July Potomac Concert Band and Fireworks – 8:30 – 10:30 pm, Potomac Concert Band performs on the stage at Canal Place on the festival grounds during the annual firework display. Open to the public at no charge. Bring a chair or blanket. Family-friendly event.

Allegany High School Class of 1974 50th Reunion, October 4 – 5. Don’t miss it, more details soon. Email: [email protected].  Join our FB group – Allegany Hihgh School Class of 1974.



Azad’s of Cumberland 37 N. Centre Street, (301) 723-0818. A retail experience venue featuring collectible rugs while hosting events for friends, family, musicians and artists.

Barkin’ Basement Thrift Shop—Barkin’ Basement is having a Below the Waist Sale this week – all pants, jeans and shorts are $2. Plea, all yellow items are half-price. The sale runs through Saturday, June 15.

Barkin’ Basement is located at 45 Baltimore Street in Downtown Cumberland. Come in through the front door or use our back door, located off Merchants Alley on Pershing Street. Your purchases and donations at Barkin’ Basement help support the homeless animals at the Allegany County Animal Shelter. www.barkinbasementthriftshop.com.

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

Cartridges Galore – 68 Pershing Street. 240-362-7179. IT’S GONNA BE MAY! Don’t miss out on these amazing deals that’ll have you singing with joy!

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Chessie Federal Credit Union—College-bound members are eligible to apply for one of ten $1,000 essay-based scholarships and one of two $1,000 video-based scholarships. And, yes, you may apply in both categories! Learn More: Learn More: Learn More: https://www.cufound.org/consumer…/college-scholarship

Craft Table – Sidewalks are open and so is Craft Table. Mother’s Day is just a few weeks away and there’s still time for special orders or a gift certificate for mom. For your four-legged fur baby, we now make a Paw wreath. Craft Table, the Hiding Place of your Creative Spirit. Big changes here on South Liberty Street with the arrival of Liberty Street General Store and Sandwich shop coming soon. Craft Table 11 South Liberty Street in historic downtown Cumberland, Maryland. Shop 240.642.8828 • www.Craft-Table.com

Energy Select – Visit us at 119 Baltimore Street or http://energyselectllc.com to learn how much you can save by going solar. We make it easy and affordable for homes and businesses to start saving with solar power. GO SOLAR AND SAVE!

Fort Cumberland Emporium is Downtown Cumberland’s place to shop for antiques and collectibles. The Emporium is open Sunday from 11 to 4 and Monday through Saturday from 10 to 5. Stop in and find a memory. 55 Baltimore Street. Closed on Easter Sunday.

Downtown Hobbies & Toys – Now carrying a large selection of Legos. New 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. Open Monday – Friday, 12 – 6 pm; Saturday, 12 – 5 pm.

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. New stuff in shop!

Open Wednesday – Friday from 12 noon – 6 pm and Saturday from 10 am – 5 pm.

Myla & Maple | Style Bar & Boutique – Myla & Maple is your destination to sip and shop effortlessly chic styles until you drop! Molly Bracken, Heartloom, By Together, and more brands you’ll love. Stop by at 50 N Centre Street.

Myla & Maple Hours: Sunday-Wednesday — CLOSED, Thursday – 1 pm – 9 pm, Friday – 1 pm – 9 pm, Saturday – 11 am – 9 pm.

  • Happy Hour every Thursday from 5pm-7pm with exclusive clothing discounts
  • Want to shop but can’t make it during our hours? Email us at [email protected] for more details, or visit our website mylamaple.com
  • Stay tuned for upcoming events and spring arrivals! – Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, & now TikTok!

PharmaCare West – Stop by any PharmaCare or Medicine Shoppe location for some sweet treats. It’s Nurses Week, Teacher Appreciation Week and almost Mother’s Day so add a little Bedford Candies chocolates and popcorn or some Frost Bite freeze dried treats to their gift. All stores have Candle Cupboard tarts, car fresheners and jar candles too.

Sunny weather means time to get outside and work around the yard. Outside work may involve minor injuries resulting in a wound that is deep (caused by contact with metal) or may be contaminated with dirt or soil. A tetanus shot is often recommended for these types of wounds. The CDC recommends adults should get a tetanus shot every 10 years. Please check with your primary care physician for any contraindications. All PharmaCare and Medicine Shoppe locations offer walk-in service for tetanus shots. PharmaCare West – 64 Greene Street – phone 301.724.1183 – store, drive-up and post office open Monday through Friday, 9am to 6pm and Saturday, 9am to 1pm

Western Maryland Music Center – We are the area’s only full-service music store, offering great brands at unbeatable prices! 15 Baltimore Street. Open Monday – Saturday, 12 – 8 pm.  http://www.westernmarylandmusic.com/

Love to go antiquing and thrifting? Want 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 can be spent at any DCBA member’s business. You can 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 Coffee was voted Best Coffee Shop in Blue Ridge Outdoor Magazine’s 13th annual “Best of Awards.”

Mountain Maryland’s premier specialty coffee roaster. 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. ​

City Lights: An American Bar and Grill – Beer & Burger Thursday, 4:30 – 8 pm. 100% Angus Beef Brand Burger served with Fridays & a Beer – $20. 59 Baltimore Street, (301) 722-9800, citylightsamericangrill.com.

Crabby Pig – Dine-in or take-out. Give us a call at 301-724-7472.
We’ve got crabs! Buy them by the dozen, half bushel or bushel.
AYCE Crabs $35/Person – June 11 & 12, 5 – 8 pm. Must make a reservation.

Jin’s Asian Cuisine – Chinese/Thai/Japanese cuisine. Open Tuesday – Thursday, 11 a m – 10 pm; Friday – Saturday, 11 am – 10:30 pm; Sunday, noon 9:30 pm. Dine-in, Take-Out, Delivery. 36 Queen City Drive, 301-777-5555 & 301-777-2233. www.jinasiancuisine.com.

M&M Bake Shop – We are a family-owned small business, established in 1966 by Mary Lantz and Merl. They worked at the Federal Bake Shop together before they purchased the business in 1966. Hence the name M&M, Open Monday – Saturday, 5:30 am – 12:30 pm. 80 Baltimore Street.

Mezzos – 114 S. Centre Street, 301-777-7750. 10:30 am – 1:30 pm.

  • Mondays – Margarita & Tacos Monday. All day special – $1.50/$2.00 beef, chicken or steak tacos. See Bartender for great beer and Liquor specials!
  • Tuesdays – Weekly all day lunch specials. Open Mic Night, 7 pm, Mezzos Main
  • Wednesdays- .60 Bone-in-Wings All Day (dine-in only.) Half price dips – crab, spinach & artichoke, buffalo chicken. All Day Special – .50 cent bone-in wings (dine in only).

Working Woman’s Wednesday with WQZK Radio/ Amy Ryan – 6 – 8 pm.

  • Thursdays – Burger Day – $9.99. Trivia with Randy Means, 7:30 – 10 pm; DJ South, 10 pm – 1 am.
  • Fridays – Baked Potato Day. Choose your favorite – $6 – $7.
  • Saturdays – ½ off Artisan Pizza Day – all day.
  • Sundays – AYCE Boneless, Nachos, Sliders, Fries – $11.50 per person – noon to midnight!

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 – Friday, 5 – 10 pm; Saturday, 12 noon – 10 pm.

Queen City Cravings – We’re not saying we’re the reason your cravings keep you up at night, but we’re definitely the ones you dream about. From farm-fresh veggies to delicious custard to deli delights–we’ve got it all! Located at 108 W Harrison St | Cumberland, MD.

Queen City Cravings Hours: Monday-Friday – 7am – 7pm; Saturday & Sunday – 8am – 7pm

  • We Are Hiring! Stop by to pick up an application!

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.

Uncle Jack’s Pizzeria & Pub – 20 S. Mechanic Street, Open 11 am – 2 am, daily.



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 -www.alleganyanimalshelter.org, 301-777-5930. 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 – Sunny weather means time to get outside and work around the yard. Outside work may involve minor injuries resulting in a wound that is deep (caused by contact with metal) or may be contaminated with dirt or soil. A tetanus shot is often recommended for these types of wounds. The CDC recommends adults should get a tetanus shot every 10 years. Please check with your primary care physician for any contraindications. All PharmaCare and Medicine Shoppe locations offer walk-in service for tetanus shots. PharmaCare West – 64 Greene Street – phone 301.724.1183 – store, drive-up and post office open Monday through Friday, 9am to 6pm and Saturday, 9am to 1pm

AHEC West – Free HIV/HCV Testing every Monday, 9 am – 2 pm at the Possibility Shop, 138 Baltimore Street. Know your status!

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 space for other agencies and programs 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. The entrance is donation-based; attendees are encouraged to bring a yoga mat, blanket, and water.

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 –Members and visitors wishing to speak to a member of our staff may find us at 42-48 N. Centre Street (the former Chicago Meat Market building), Tuesday-Friday, 11:00 am-5:00 pm daily. Our Saville and Schwab Galleries will remain open through our May 2024 exhibition, and our staff will remove final items through June 30, 2024. If you’re not sure where to find us, call us! Our phones and e-mails will go wherever we are, and we look forward to serving you! 301.777.2787.

  • Levitt Amp Concert Series – Thursdays, June 6, 13, 20, 27; July 11, 18, 25  – 7 pm at Canal Place Festival Grounds. Bring your chair and enjoy great music.
    • June 6 – Andean Funk
    • June 13 – Ariel Posen (rock guitarist)
    • June 20 – Laura Rain & The Caesars
    • June 27 – Lizzie No
    • July 11 – Lao Tizer Band
    • July 18 – John Jorgensen Bluegrass Band
    • July 25 0 Ali McGuirk
  • The Allegany Arts Council and its Saville Gallery are pleased to present the work of the Western Maryland Watercolor Society which will be on exhibit May 25-June 15, as the final show in our current home at 9 N. Centre Street. In 2009, the Allegany Arts Council welcomed as its first exhibition works from members of the Western Maryland Watercolor Society, and it seemed fitting to close out this chapter with their exhibition entitled, “Full Circle.” Watercolorists are challenging themselves to try new styles and techniques in this exhibit which celebrates the demanding medium of watercolor.
  • Join the Allegany Arts Council for its monthly figurative drawing program, Life Drawing, Tuesday, July 11, 1- 3 pm.. The program is fully subsidized for Arts Council members and just $15 per session for non-members. The program meets on the second Tuesday of each month and features a live model for a 2-hour workshop. The workshop is guided with intermittent poses. Come develop your figurative drawing practice and meet and network with other artists. To register, contact us at 301.777.2787 or at [email protected]. Free to members; $15/nonmembers.

Cumberland Theatre – 101 N. Johnson Street, 301-759-4990. [email protected].

  • June 6 – 23 – Sideways – A wine-tasting road trip to salute the final days of bachelorhood careens woefully sideways as two friends hit the gas en route to mid-life crises. The comically mismatched pair, who share little more than their history and a heady blend of failed potential and fading youth, soon find themselves drowning in wine and women. Emerging from a haze of Pinot Noir, wistful yearnings, and trepidation about the future, the two inevitably collide with reality. Adapted by Pickett from his novel, which also spawned the 2004 hit movie starring Paul Giamatti.
    SPECIAL VIP TASTING BAR tickets include bar seating up front with complimentary wine flight and snacks as well as additional tastings served during the show.**
    **not valid with any special offers or discounts.
  • The Cumberland Theatre will be holding their annual Season Launch Party to announce plans for the 2025 Season on Thursday, June 20 at 7:00 pm. Patrons are invited to be the among the first to know what’s coming in 2025 as the CT staff and Thespian Society reveal the exciting line-up of shows for next year’s 37th Season! Announcements include the shows in our 2025 Main Stage Season …and a few more exciting developments!  There will also be special announcements involving the Stars of Tomorrow youth program – which will also reveal its 2025 line-up as well.
  • Also, once again, we have let you – our audience – select one of the play choices for our Main Stage Season – our annual Christmas show! ….and we will continue letting you vote until the Launch Party officially starts! Cast your vote for this year’s “Audience Choice” by visiting our Facebook page and clicking the link provided.

    2025 will be another exciting year for the Cumberland Theatre and we want to include our loyal patrons and sponsors as much as possible. There will be food, an open bar and entertainment provided by some of our local performers, as well as prizes and games throughout the evening.

    Please join the CT staff and board of directors for an evening filled with performance, gratitude, good food and exciting announcements about the future of Cumberland Theatre! Tickets are only $25 and include open bar, hor d’oeuvres and entertainment. Get your ticket at cumberlandtheatre.com.

    **please note, 2024 Season Pass Holders and ShowSponsors will be admitted to the event for no charge – as a special thank you! Please RSVP to [email protected]

C. William Gilchrist Museum of the Arts – 104 Washington Street. Gallery hours – Friday – Sunday, 1-4 pm. www.gilcrhistgallery.com, 301-724-5800.

  • 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 – 49 Baltimore Street, 240-362-7183, www.embassytheatrecorp.org

2024 Complete Season Details

  • Yes And/In Bob We Trust by Andrew Nicholls. June
  • 13-16 & 20-23, 2024 – 8:00 pm Thurs/Fri/Sat and 2:00 pm Sun
  • On Friday, June 14, there will be a Red Carpet Gala and Talkback featuring the authors, ticket holders, sponsors, cast, crew and volunteers starting at 6:30 pm. THERE IS NO ADDITIONAL TICKET PURCHASE REQUIRED FOR THE GALA. This special event prior to the evening’s performance at 8 pm includes a delicious buffet table full of savories and sweets, compliments  of Hummingbird Cafe. Drinks may be purchased in the lobby at Passport Cafe, with manager Kevin Shreve serving up beverages. After both performances of the one act plays, the audience will be invited to a talkback session featuring the authors, along with cast and crew of both plays.
  • Anne of Green Gables. July 11-14 & 18-21, 2024 – 8:00 pm Thurs/Fri/Sat and 2:00 pm Sun
  • Western Maryland Shakespeare Festival – August 2024 (dates and plays TBA)
  • Anything Goes – Music & Lyrics by Cole Porter, Original Book by P.G. Wodehouse & Guy Bolton and Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse, New Book by Timothy Crouse & John Weidman. September 12-15 & 19-22, 2024 – 8:00 pm Thurs/Fri/Sat & 2:00 pm Sun
  • Misery – Adapted by William Goldman. October 10-13 & 17-20, 2024 – 8:00 pm Thurs/Fri/Sat and 2:00 pm Sun
  • The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde – Adapted by Noah Smith, November 7-10 & 14-17, 2024 – 8:00 pm Thurs/Fri/Sat and 2:00 pm Sun.
  • Christmas Belles by Jones Hope Wooten – December 12-15 & 19-22, 2024 – 8:00 pm Thurs/Fri/Sat and 2:00 pm Sun

Box Office and Cafe open 7:00 pm Thurs/Fri/Sat & 1:00 pm Sun

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 HoursMonday & Tuesday – CLOSED, Wednesday & Thursday – 5 pm – 10 pm, Friday – 4 pm – 11:30 pm, Saturday – 12:30 pm – 11 pm, Sunday – 1pm – 6p

We Are Hiring! Email [email protected] for more information.

Upcoming events:

  • Trivia Thursdays: Trivia Thursdays are BACK every Thursday starting at 6:30pm. Do you and your team have what it takes to win?! Stop in every week for drink specials, catering, new prizes & questions. No sign-up fee!
  • Mobile Axe-Throwing: Looking for your next big party trick? Look no further than Fore Axes’ mobile axe-throwing trailer! Contact us at [email protected] for use; or come visit us at a local event!
  • Party Packages & Event Rentals: Party at Fore Axes! Book online for your next birthday, corporate, or holiday event! Choose from the following packages: Shiloh, Bullseye, Hatchet, Perfect Game, Corporate, Graduation, etc., to make your next axe-perience one to remember. Visit www.foreaxes.com for more details.

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


  • Paul Bollenback Trio – Friday, May 31, 8 – 9:45 pm. Feature Concert of the Cumberland Jazz Society 2024 Downtown Jazz crawl! Paul Bollenback started his career in music in 1981. He is known for his versatility, and also for an influential 20-year stint with jazz organist Joey DeFrancesco. Bollenback has performed as a sideman with a wide range of jazz luminaries, including artists as diverse as Stanley Turrentine, Jeff “Tain” Watts, Steve Gadd, Gary Bartz, David “Fathead” Newman, George Coleman,Terri-Lyne Carrington, Bennie Wallace, Joe Locke, Jack McDuff, James Moody, Jim Snidero, Charlie Byrd, Herb Ellis, Paul Bley, Geoffrey Keezer, Mike LeDonne, Pat Bianchi, Carol Sloane, Gary Thomas, Grady Tate, Vincent Herrings’ Something Else, and in the group East Meets Jazz with the renowned virtuoso Sandip Burman, to name a few. Tickets just $20! https://www.tickettailor.com/events/loft129/1231428.
  • Jeff Perigo and Friends – Saturday, June 22, 8 – 10:15 pm. -Songwriter Jeff Perigo has been playing music since 1994 in the Johnstown, Indiana and Somerset PA areas — including acoustic or electric, classic rock, folk, blues, country rock and jam band, AKA Rock n Rollgrass. This will be Jeff Perigo & Friends’ first time playing at the Loft. His influences include The Grateful Dead, The Beatles, The Band, The Allman Brothers Band, and many underground musicians he has seen throughout the years. He prefers writing blues-based rock songs and rearranging cover songs adding his own unique twist. $5 per ticket. https://www.tickettailor.com/events/loft129/1181331,
  • Saturday, July 13, 8 – 10 pm – Blue Diggity. Bluegrass at the Loft! Between their passionate vocal leads, tight harmonies, and powerful instrumental arrangements, Blue Diggity generates a dynamic presence on stage that is sure to engage the audience. $15/person. https://www.tickettailor.com/events/loft129/1117220.


  • Saturday, June 15, 7 pm – Dan & Joe @ Mezzo’s Underground featuring, Slice Girlz, The Hounded & Dry Spell. All ages. Doors open at 7pm. $10 Cover fee. Music starts at 8pm.
  • The Slice Girlz, Mezzos Main, host Open Mic Night every Tuesday from 7 p.m. to midnight.
  • It’s Working Woman’s Wednesday at Mezzos Main from 6 pm to 8 pm every Wednesday. Spin the wheel for cash prizes up to $594.00. Wacky Wednesday Liquor and Beer Specials are from 8 pm to midnight. Rock Hazel Band is at 9:00 pm.
  • The Perishables Death Mental Tour with Anxiety at Best and Trapratt at Mezzos Underground, Tuesday, June 4, 7 pm.

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 Summer Academy Concluding Concert, Friday, June 21, 5pm. Hear the final student and faculty concert of the 2024 Mountainside Baroque Academy. Music of Purcell, Vivaldi (including “Autumn” from The Four Seasons), and others. No formal admission, but donations are accepted. First Presbyterian Church, 11 Washington St., Cumberland, Maryland



The Allegany County Library System – Patrons can check out the eBooks & More page on the library’s website to access digital collections like hoopla, Libby, and Kanopy, where users can download books, audiobooks, movies, music, and magazines! As always, library patrons can access their accounts through the library’s homepage to renew books and other items from home. For more information, go to www.alleganycountylibrary.info or contact any branch of the Allegany County Library System at Frostburg, 301-687-0790; George’s Creek, 301-463-2629; LaVale, 301-729-0855; South Cumberland, 301-724-1607; Washington Street, 301-777-1200; or Westernport, 301-359-0455. www.alleganycountylibrary.info.

  • Board Game Nights – Washington Street Library, 2nd Tuesdays, 5 pm. For adults or kids 8 and above, no registration required, ring your own games or play ours.
  • 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 County Historical Society – 218 Washington Street, 301-777-8678, www.alleganycountyhistory.org. Your Historical Society Program Team is working on a full calendar of educational and entertaining programs for the coming year at all four historic facilities, including these dates already circled in our book.

  • Canda Hose House – Saturday Morning Coffee, June 1, 10:30am -12pm, 400 N. Mechanic St. We’ll be around to show folks the 1845 Canada House House, talk about about our plans for it, chat about the history of the Blue Spring and how to get more involved in ACHS. No Reservation Required. [email protected] or call 301-777-8678.
  • Museum Week Tours and Special Edition Washington Headquarters Discovery Discussion – www.alleganycountyhistory.org. Upcoming June Events – Gordon Roberts House Tours on June 7/8/9 and June 14/15/16, 10 am – 4 pm, 218 Washington Street.
  • Special June 12. Evening Discussion about the Mysteries of Washington’s Cabin at Blue Spring, 5 – 7 pm, 400 N. Mechanic Street.

Allegany Museum -. Open Wednesday – Saturday, 11-5; Sunday, 1 – 5. 3 Pershing Street, www.alleganymuseum.org. Voted the #2 ‘Best Small Town Museum’ in the Country by USA Today 10Best.The Allegany Museum offers an in-depth journey through Allegany County and the surrounding region’s history, spanning from the arrival of American Indians 12,000 years ago to the 20th century Industry. The museum also highlights the evolution of transportation, featuring the National Road, B&O Railroad, and C&O Canal, which transformed travel in the region.

Western Maryland Scenic Railroad – Congratulations to WMSR! The Western Maryland Scenic Railroad was featured on Southern Living for 20 Most Scenic Train Rides In The South. The website generates 1,944,926 unique visitors per month. https://www.southernliving.com/scenic-trains-in-south-8600712

Reservations may be made by calling 301-759-4400 or online at www.wmsr.com.

  • The Western Maryland Scenic Railroad has been nominated by USA Today for the “10Best Scenic Train Ride” award! We are truly honored for this nomination, but the ultimate winner will be decided by a public live vote. So, we kindly request your support in voting for WMSR as the winner! To vote,button, visit https://10best.usatoday.com/…/western-maryland-scenic…/ select Western Maryland Scenic Railroad from the list of nominees, and hit “Submit”. Thank you for your time and support! Users can vote once a day and also view the leaderboard!
  • The popular Spring Fling trains return for the weekend of April 27! It’s time to break out of those winter blues and plant some fresh flowers at Bone Cave! These trips are just $15 a ticket and fabulous for a quick trip out with family to play yard games and enjoy the fresh spring air. Visit https://wmsr.com/spring-fling-express-family-train-ride to get your Spring Fling tickets today!
  • We’re headed to Frostburg State University for “Trailblazing Women of Country Music” on Thursday, May 2 at 5:30 pm! Experience a round-trip excursion on the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad, which includes a ticket to the CES presentation of Trailblazing Women of Country. Hop on the train in Cumberland at 5:30 pm and journey up the mountain to Frostburg. While onboard, you’ll be treated to delicious hors d’oeuvres. Don’t forget to try a signature drink at one of the train’s three bars.Upon arrival at the historic Frostburg Depot, passengers will be shuttled to the Performing Arts Center to attend the performance. After the show, passengers will be shuttled back to the Frostburg Depot for a return trip to Cumberland. To learn more and purchase tickets, visit https://wmsr.com/fsu-concert-train
  • Our Murder Mystery Dinner Trains have returned every other Friday evening January – November 2024)! Enjoy a candlelit dinner and a fresh meal cooked on board our former Pennsylvania Railroad Kitchen Car while interacting with characters and helping solve a murder mystery case! These trains will sell out; select your meal when buying your tickets! Make your reservations here: https://wmsr.com/murder-mystery-trains
  • A Cumberland tradition returns in 2024 as our
  • Craft Beer Limited – Looking for a new seasonal beer to enjoy this year? Look no further than the Craft Beer Limited (May – November 2024)! Passengers will have the opportunity to taste test 10 beers from local, regional, and national breweries based on the train’s monthly theme! To learn more, visit https://wmsr.com/craft-beer-limited.
  • Our award-winning Allegheny Mountain Dinner train is available for booking in May & June! These trips will run on Saturday evenings with a 7:00 pm departure from Cumberland! Enjoy a candlelit dinner on Maryland’s favorite rolling restaurant! Book Here: https://wmsr.com/allegheny-mountain-dinner-trains

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].



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 – The second-floor office suite features an executive office with windows on the mall and 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.


The American Job Center in downtown Cumberland is here and ready to serve you for all of your job seeking needs! The Job Center offers a variety of self and staff-assisted services and resources to help job seekers find employment opportunities. The Job Center is not the Division of Unemployment Insurance. The best utilization of services begins with registration in the Maryland Workforce Exchange. All staff-assisted services, including staff-assisted job seeking, are credited to the job seeker on the Maryland Workforce Exchange (MWEjobs.Maryland.gov). Services may be provided virtually or from a physical distance.

We look forward to assisting you with finding your next career!

Chessie FCU – Join our team and elevate your career! We’re on the lookout for full-time tellers in our local branches.

Ready to make a change? Apply today!

Learn More: https://www.chessiefcu.org/about-us/careers.html.

Coney Pizza, 50 Main Street, Lonaconing, is hiring cooks and delivery staff. 25-plus hours a week. Daylight and nights available. Must be able to work weekends. 301-463-2227

Crabby Pig – We’re hiring experienced servers, cooks and bartenders.. 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 [email protected].

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

  • Correctional Officers – $51,563 w/ $7,500 sign-on bonus
  • Correctional Officers with food service interest – $51,563 w/ $7,500 sign-on bonus
  • Correctional Maintenance Officer $57,969
  • 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)

PharmaCare – Full-time cashier and part-time accounting clerk. Join our team. We offer competitive wages plus benefits, including employee stock ownership. Contact Jodi Chamberlain, Human Resources Director at [email protected] or 301-723-2425.

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.

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 service 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

Rocky Gap Casino, Resort & Golf– We’re hiring! If you’re interested in an exciting career, we want you!
At Rocky Gap Casino, Resort & Golf we are committed to being your employer of choice through our innovative policies, practices, and employee-friendly initiatives. All employees are respected members of our successful team. Our work environment is fast-paced, fun, and exciting! We work in a unique and dynamic environment where gaming, food & beverage, and entertainment come together to provide an energetic and vibrant experience for our customers! https://www.cnty.com/rocky-gap/careers.

  • Lifeguard
  • Count Drop Team Member
  • Marketing Administrative Assistant
  • Revenue Audit Supervisor
  • Accounting Manager


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.



The Rotary Club of Cumberland allocates funds to support local non-profit organizations annually. Any non-profit may submit an application. You can go online at https://www.cumberlandrotary.com/allocation-requests to learn more about the allocation program and how to apply. Applications are due by June 30, 2024.

AHEC West is recruiting for the sixth cohort of AHEC Scholars, a national interprofessional program for health professions students. Designed to enhance students’ knowledge and skills to practice effectively in rural or underserved urban settings, the two-year program features 40 hours each year of both interdisciplinary didactic training and community-based clinical or experiential training. Eligible disciplines include Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Physician Assistant, Psychology and Social Work.

Recent AHEC Scholars’ clinical experiences have included an emergency rotation at UPMC Western Maryland, a general surgery rotation with Stasko Surgical Associations, pharmacy rotations at UPMC and Meritus Medical Center, and rotations with family medicine and pediatrics providers. The didactic component features live webinars and interactive training modules completed on the student’s time.

Students successfully completing the program earn a Maryland AHEC Scholar Certificate of Completion signifying their advanced training in interprofessional education and skills. Other benefits include working with other health professions disciplines, enhancing clinical knowledge about rural and underserved healthcare in Maryland, and professional networking with mentors and colleagues.

To be eligible to participate, students must be enrolled in a health profession or public health degree in Maryland and be completed two years from degree completion.

The sixth cohort will be conducted over the 2024-2026 academic years. Apply online at ahecwest.org under Our Programs/AHEC Scholars, which also provides more information about the program and student testimonials on the value of AHEC Scholars.

For questions contact AHEC Scholars Program Coordinator Joy Taylor at[email protected].

Not a member of the Downtown Cumberland Business Association (DCBA)? Join in and support the efforts of Downtown Cumberland businesses to keep 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].