What’s Happening in Downtown Cumberland

National Small Business Week – April 28 – May 4
Mother’s Day – May 12
We’re Open for Business – Shop & Dine Locally in Downtown Cumberland

 

EVENTS

The Allegany Arts Council is pleased to announce its Levitt AMP Cumberland Music Series has been nominated by editors of USA Today’s 10Best Reader’s Choice Awards for Best Outdoor Concert Series.  The Reader’s Choice Awards highlight communities across the nation who are creating dynamic and engaging experiences for residents and visitors through programming, recreation and entertainment. The Levitt AMP Cumberland Music Series joins only 20 outdoor concert series from as far as Napa, California, and is only one of two Levitt stages across the country to be recognized.

The Levitt AMP Cumberland Music Series is part of the Levitt Foundation’s Levitt AMP program, which provides $90,000 in matching grant funds to communities who want to present free music programs. The series, which began in 2023, offers ten consecutive weeks of free musical performance, and must occur in an underutilized public space.  The series took place on the Festival Grounds of Canal Place in 2023, and in 2024 will expend to include a performance at Hoffman Park in Frostburg. The series is supported by funding from the Allegany Arts Council, City of Cumberland, Allegany County Government, Frostburg State University, and the Arts & Entertainment District of Cumberland, along with in-kind support from the Canal Place Preservation Development Authority and Allegany County Office of Tourism. Voters may support the Levitt AMP Cumberland program by voting daily through May 13, 2024. It takes just a few seconds to vote and voters can watch the leaderboard to ensure their chosen community is ascending in the ranks. To vote, readers may visit https://10best.usatoday.com/awards/travel/best-outdoor-concert-series-2024/levitt-amp-cumberland-music-series-cumberland-maryland/. The top 10 will be announced on May 22, 2024.

The 2024 Levitt AMP Cumberland lineup will be announced soon, and begins Thursday, June 6, running weekly through August 8, 2024.  

County United Way 27th Annual Day of Caring & Sharing slated for Friday, May 10th is rapidly approaching! All Volunteer forms need to be submitted by Friday, March 29th. If you are interested in becoming a Volunteer for the Day of Caring & Sharing event please contact the County United Way Office and we will be happy to assist you, phone 301-722-2700.

Farmer’s Market & Music Series begins Thursday, May 16 at Canal Place Festival Grounds. The Market will run 9:30 am – 1 pm and music from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm. The Teal Steel Band from Frankfort Middle School is scheduled to perform at the May 16 market. 

Cumberland Area Bikes for the World is hosting a collection event on May 18, 10 am – 12 pm at Canal Place! Make a difference in someone’s life. Donate your used bikes and portable sewing machines to a good cause. Your donation could empower individuals and entire communities. Bikes should be in repairable condition. We suggest a voluntary $10. Donation to help offset a portion of the cost of shipping bikes. www.bikesfortheforworld.com.

Fly-In Drive-In presented by Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 426, May 26 – August 25, recurring the last Sunday of each month. All you can eat breakfast consisting of hot cakes, home fries, scrambled eggs, sausage, sausage gravy, fruit cock tail, coffee and orange juice. All you can eat on the premises for $12.00 for adults and $6.00 for 12 and under.
Free “Young Eagles” airplane rides for ages 8 thru 17, weather permitting and pilot available. For more information contact Katie Kight @ 301-268-2624 or [email protected]

Free Movie Night – Lyle, Lyle Crocodile – May 31 at Canal Place Festival Grounds. Bring your chairs and blankets and watch a movie under the stars. Snacks for purchase for bring your own. The movie begins at dusk.

Cumberland Theatre Mini Wine Festival in partnership with Ristorante Ottaviani. Love wine tasting? Then save the date! The Cumberland Theatre will be hosting a Mini Wine Festival on Saturday, June 1 in Downtown Cumberland. Join us on the patio at Ristorante Ottaviani for an afternoon of music, wine and fun! You will taste a diverse collection of 16 wines while listening to live music and dining on delicious pizzas, pastas and more! Plus, wine will be available to purchase with special case discounts. Ticket and bottle sales benefit the Cumberland Theatre. Ticket includes souvenir wine glass, tasting of 16 wines and live musical entertainment. Tickets are $40/person.                             Additional beverages and food may be purchased at Ristorante Ottaviani or Ottaviani Tasting Room and Lounge. Tickets are available for purchase at Ristorante Ottaviani, Ottaviani Tasting Room and the Cumberland Theatre as well as online at cumberlandtheatre.com. Ristorante Ottaviani is located at 25 North Centre Street. Must by 21 years old to consume alcoholic beverages.

Let’s Beautify Cumberland! Committee and Downtown Cumberland Business Association are joining to sponsor the 21st Annual Historic National Road Yard Sale, Saturday, June 1 and Sunday, June 2, 8 am – 5 pm in the Cumberland Times-News Parking Lot off Mechanic Street. Get your spot and join the fun. Spaces are $15. For more information and to reserve a space, call Ed Mullaney at 301-268-2135.

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)

Friday After Five – Queen City Funk & Soul, will kick-off our Friday After Five season on Friday, June 7 on South Centre Street in front of Mezzos. Replay will open at 6 pm and
QCFS will take the stage at 7:30P pm. This is a free event! Open container throughout the DDC district, so grab some food and beverages and enjoy the music.

Allegany County Chamber of Commerce Lucky Ladies Night Out – Friday, June 11, Ali Ghan Shrine Picnic Grounds. Early Bird – $40/person, $250/table of 7; after May 19 – $45/person; $275/table of 7. Price includes inner, beer, wine, seltzer, soda and water, and one entry into the door prize drawing. Doors open at 530 pm. You must be 2 years of age to attend with reservations purchased in advance. https://bit.ly/44ml1up.

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.

 

RETAIL

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— In recognition of National Small Business Week, all items at Barkin’ Basement are half price (furniture excluded), April 28 – May 4. 

Barkin’ Basement is celebrating its 12th Anniversary, Saturday, May 11 with two big sales – Half Off Everything in the Store (furniture excluded) and the popular Five for $5 Sale (five items of clothing or shoes for $5). 

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 – Hot off the press! We are pleased to have Andrew Sparber’s most recent publication- “Full Steam Ahead: 22. Allegany County Maryland’s Industrial Revolution.”  Signed by the author, it’s a great addition to your local history collection.

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.

 

WINING & DINING

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. ​

Charis Winery & Distillery – 16 Howard Street. 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 are upon request. 16 Howard Street, Canal Place. www.chariswinery.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 – Wednesday, May 8, 5 – 8 pm. Must make a reservation.
  • Fryday AYCE Fish Fry: Every Friday in May served with fries and coleslaw, $16.99 from 4 pm to closing.

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 – 10:15 pm.  
  • 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.

  • We’re having a Mother’s Day Sunday Brunch from 11 am til 2 pm and it’ll be the best gift you can get Mom to thank her for all she’s done. Buy her a delicious meal and accompany it with Endless Mimosas! We’re going to release a specialty cocktail menu for this brunch soon.

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!
  • Panini of the week: Turkey, bacon, tomato, provolone, w/ a pepper house gourmaise
  • Sandwich of the week: Ham, cheddar, grilled pineapple, & honey mustard
  • Veggie burger of the month: Black bean burger topped w/ lettuce, tomato, pepper jack cheese, & Chipotle sauce
  • Stop by to get your free Cravings custard sample of the week! – This week’s flavors: Chocolate, Vanilla, Honey Matcha, M&M, Blackberry Lavender Crumble, Mango Sorbet (dairy-free), Mint Chip (vegan/dairy-free)
  • Custard Camp coming soon, stay tuned!!!

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. 

 

PETS AND ANIMALS

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.

YOUR HEALTH, WELL-BEING & EDUCATION

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.

 

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

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.

  • The Allegany Arts Council and its Saville Gallery are pleased to present the work of Middletown, Maryland-based painter, Brian Truesdale, in his exhibition, “In Flight to Seek Resistance.” The exhibition runs from April 27-May 18.
  • May 14: Life Drawing Workshop – There are just two opportunities remaining to practice your figurative skills in this series. Join us for a two-hour workshop in which a live model will pose in various, timed poses, allowing artists multiple opportunities for development. This workshop series is free to AAC members and $15.00 to non-members. To register, please contact 301.777.2787 or [email protected]
  • The Allegany Arts Council is pleased to announce the next in its series “Young at Art: Get Your Disco On!” to take place Thursday, May 16, 2024, from 3:00PM-4:30PM. Young at Art is an initiative of the Allegany Arts Council, generously funded by the Community Trust Foundation. It is specifically geared toward adults aged 55 and older. Each Young at Art program focuses on a different arts experience and is intended to provide a hands-on opportunity for those interested in exploring the arts. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss, share, and network with other “young” artists. The Young at Art program is designed to encourage creativity, keep minds and bodies active, and be fun! While it’s not quite 55, the 70’s dance classic, Stayin’ Alive, launched a generation of disco moves still making their way onto dance floors today! Join Jitterbug Movement Studio owner, Kendall Ludwig, as we learn some basic disco-inspired choreography, get our hearts pumping, and have a little fun, too! The program is for all ages and skill levels – regardless of whether you can jive or prefer to hang on the outskirts of the dance floor, join in! The program is free and open to anyone 55 and older. To register, please contact us at 301.777.2787 or [email protected]
  • 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. A Public Opening will take place on Saturday, May 25, from 6:00-8:00 pm.

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

Jesus Christ Superstar, May 1 – 19, 8 -10:30 pm. What’s the buzz? The first musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice to be produced for the professional stage, Jesus Christ Superstar has wowed audiences for over 50 years. A timeless work, the rock opera is set against the backdrop of an extraordinary and universally known series of events but seen, unusually, through the eyes of Judas Iscariot. Loosely based on the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, Superstar follows the last week of Jesus Christ’s life. The story, told entirely through song, explores the personal relationships and struggles between Jesus, Judas, Mary Magdalene, his disciples, his followers and the Roman Empire.

The iconic 1970s rock score contains such well-known numbers as “Superstar,” “I Don’t Know How to Love Him” and “Gethsemane.” A true global phenomenon and perfect pick for schools, community theaters and professionals alike, Superstar continues to touch new generations of audiences and performers. 

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

  • Join us for the Paul Tepper Exhibition This show will run through June 2nd.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 – 49 Baltimore Street, 240-362-7183, www.embassytheatrecorp.org

2024 Complete Season Details

  • Agatha Christie’s Mousetrap – In this classic whodunit set in post-war Britain, eight people at a newly opened guest house are snowed in. News reports tell of a horrific murder that recently took place nearby. All of the characters seem suspicious in their own way, but when one of them is strangled, the hunt is on for the murderer among them. May 9-12 & 16-19, 2024 – 8:00 pm Thurs/Fri/Sat and 2:00 pm Sun
  • Welcome to the May 25th edition of Open Mic Night!This Open Mic Night will be beach-themed! Wear beach-designed clothes if possible (i.e. tank top, flannel, sunglasses, shorts, straw hats, etc.)! PRICES If you want to just come watch, mingle with friends, and have a fun time, admission is only $3! If you’d like to show off your talent and take the stage, it’s only an additional $2 to sign up! If you also would like to donate to the Embassy, we’ll gladly appreciate it! 6 pm: Doors open and sign-ups are open
    6:15 pm: Hosts give opening ceremony and Open Mic Night begins! 7 pm: Sign-ups officially close
    Whether this is your first time performing or you’re a returning performer, we open the doors to all talent! All ages can attend.While the night is progressing, the bar will be open for snacks and beverages! Special drinks dedicated to the theme will be available as well!
  • 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
  • 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.

  • Friday, May 10, 8 – 10 pm – David Singley. David Singley is a singer-songwriter-guitarist whose music is born of the street, the country, and the academy. An experienced veteran with decades of backing world-class artists and performers, he weaves rock, country, and jazz elements together. $10/person https://www.tickettailor.com/events/loft129/1108797.
  • Friday, May 24, 8 – 10:30 pm – The Bob Band – Bob Dylan Tribute Band. The Bob Band, a Bob Dylan tribute band, is a group of veteran musicians based in Washington, DC, dedicated to capturing the vibe, spirit, and arrangement of Bob Dylan’s original recordings. A faithful musical journey through the amazing Dylan catalog – 50 years of folk, rock, country, blues, even gospel. Advance tickets/$12, $15/door. https://www.tickettailor.com/events/loft129/1110510
  • Saturday, May 25, 8 – 10 pm- Jon Dell with Farewell Friend. A special night of collaboration! Two fantastic artists come together for this special treat. Farewell Friend is a captivating indie folk rock band and Joe Dell is an American songwrite, guitarist and music educator. His songs trade the line between dolor and blissful jubilance with a touch of gallows humor. $12 advance tickets; $15 at the door – https://www.tickettailor.com/events/loft129/1148771. 
  • 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.

Mezzos

  • 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.

 

HISTORY/MUSEUMS/ALLEGANY COUNTY TOURISM/LIBRARY/WMSR

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.

  • Fort Cumberland Discovery Discussion Series Event, Saturday, May 11, 400 North Mechanic Street. This History Discovery Discussion is a chance to dig into the history of Fort Cumberland in a whole new way. The Historical Society’s fort model is the Canada Hose House so everyone can join the discussion and visualize the legendary frontier outpost that turned into our city. The presentation is based on a slide show that has been shown twice (in Butler & Bedford PA) to enthusiastic reviews as a historical eye opener. Don’t miss this chance to skip the obvious and zero-in on a trail of military and private documents from the 18th century that show why and how the Fort was built and why it’s different from all the other famous French and Indian War forts! Coffee, drinks and light refreshments provided. Limited to 30 seats. Reservations will be required. As always, tickets are discounted for active ACHS members. On-line 2024 membership is available at https://alleganycountyhistory.org/membership-application/. $10 Members; $15 Non-members
  • 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].

 

DOWNTOWN LIVING & WORKING

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.

HIRING & OPPORTUNITIES

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].

FIREFIGHTER/EMT-Basic 

The City of Cumberland MD Fire Department is currently accepting applications for preemployment testing for the position of Firefighter/EMT-Basic to be held on 2 different days. Candidates can choose between 2 different test dates which are Tuesday June 11, 2024 at 5:00 p.m. or Saturday June 22, 2024 at 9:00 a.m. Candidates must arrive by 4:45 p.m. if they choose to test on June 11, 2024. Candidates must arrive by 8:45 a.m. if they choose to test on Saturday June 22, 2024. The testing site for both test dates will be at the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute, 13928 HazMat Drive SW, Cumberland, MD 21502. To schedule a date for testing, please call the Cumberland Fire Department at 301-759-6485 Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

A job orientation about the Cumberland Fire Department will be held on Wednesday, May 22, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. at the Public Safety Building, 20 Bedford Street, Cumberland, MD 21502. This orientation is not a requirement to apply or test. 

Candidates interested in participating in the testing process must submit an employment application by 3:00 p.m. on Friday, June 7, 2024. Applications along with detailed information about the pre-employment testing procedures can be obtained from the Cumberland Fire Department, 20 Bedford Street, Cumberland, Maryland 21502, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Applications can also be submitted through the City’s website at ci.cumberland.md.us or Indeed.com. Additional information can be obtained on the City of Cumberland Facebook page. 

Minimum requirements for the position: Individual must be 18 years of age at the time application is made; possess a high school diploma or equivalent of such, vision must be 20/40 or corrected to 20/20, and possess a valid driver’s license. 

There is no training or experience required to apply or test for the Cumberland Fire Department. Candidates will receive all required training in the Fire Academy including their State of Maryland Emergency Medical Technician-Basic License. Once hired, an employee must maintain said license throughout his/her career with the Cumberland Fire Department.

The City is offering a $5,000 signing bonus for Maryland-licensed Advanced Life Support Providers. The acceptance of the bonus is optional and its payment is subject to terms, including its full-payment being conditioned upon the employee’s successful completion of on-the-job firefighting training and his/her completion of a minimum of five (5) years’ employment with the City of Cumberland Fire Department. 

Starting Firefighter/Medic Salary: $42,201 to $48,183 depending on license. 

The City of Cumberland offers a liberal benefits package which includes State of Maryland retirement, deferred compensation program available, choice of hospitalization plans, prescription card, vision program, dental plan available, sick leave, paid vacation/holidays, and life insurance. The work schedule is a Kelly Day Schedule, 24 hours on/48 hours, off following a 8-10 week recruit training period upon which time a crew assignment will be made. 

The City of Cumberland is a full-service community of 20,500 citizens, situated adjacent to Interstate 68 in beautiful Western Maryland. EEO/ADA.

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

 

WebstaurantStore Distribution Center – Join our team! Come to our open hiring event! We are hiring for all shifts. 

When? Saturday May 18th 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.

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.

 

GET INVOLVED/OPPORTUNITIES

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].

Canal Community Days Event in Allegany County
SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, May 18 from 9:00am – 12:00pm
Anticipated Projects
-Trash removal
-Invasive plant removal
-Painting park structures

Who: All ages are welcome, but parents do remain responsible for children the entire time. No drop-offs. Student Service Learning (SSL) hours are available; just bring your forms from the school and we’ll be happy to sign them.
https://www.canaltrust.org/programs/volunteer-programs/canal-community-days/canal-community-days-event-in-allegany-county/
Register: https://www.canaltrust.org/register-for-allegany-county-canal-community-day/

Interested in helping children and making a difference in their lives? CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children) of Western Maryland always seeks volunteers to work with the children. Give your voice to a child in need. Call 301-777-1262.

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].