What’s Happening in Downtown Cumberland

We’re Open for Business – Shop & Dine Locally in Downtown Cumberland

 

EVENTS

Farmer’s Market – Thursday, July 18 at Canal Place Festival Grounds. The Market will run 9:30 am – 1 pm and music from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm. 

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.

Friday After Five – Friday, August 2, 7:30 – 10:30pm with Slick Rick and the Blaze and featuring opening act Black Guy Fawkes, 6 -7 pm. 114 S. Centre Street, outside Mezzos. NATIONAL NIGHT OUT CUMBERLAND “America’s National Night Out Against Crime”

1) Main Event – August 6, 5–8 pm. Cumberland joins 17 thousand communities nationwide for “America’s National Night Out Against Crime” on Somerville Ave. between 1st & 4th Sts. Cumberland Police & Fire Depts. join with the community in a fun setting to stand together promoting crime awareness, safety & neighborhood unity. You’ll see squad cars & various emergency response vehicles, learn about safety & health topics & partake in numerous interactive family-friendly activities including: DJ music, dunk tank, games, activities, food & drinks. Visit us on Facebook/National Night Out Cumberland.

2) Kick-Off – Mon., Aug. 5 – Free Swim & a Movie at Constitution Park Pool. Free Swim is 6:30 – 8:30 pm with a fun visit from Cumberland Police! Free movie on the pool patio. “Playing with Fire”, begins at dusk (8:45 – 10:15 pm). Bring lawn chairs, blankets, etc. We hope to see you there!

3) Porch Lights On Campaign, Tues., Aug. 6 at dusk. Neighbors throughout Cumberland & across the nation are asked to lock their doors & turn on their porch lights from dusk to dawn. A campaign that began 40 years ago, National Night Out sends a powerful message about crime awareness, safety and police-community partnerships. Let criminals know that the Cumberland residents are helping to build a safer, more caring America.

Project Connect, Wednesday, August 14, 1 – 3 pm at the Canal Place Festival Grounds. Hot dogs, give aways and many local resources. Hosted by the Cumberland Police Department. 

 

Heritage Days Festival – Saturday, September 14, 10 am -6 pm and Sunday, September 15, 11 am – 6 pm, Washington Street and Prospect Square. Enjoy history, music, crafts and festival food. www.heritagedaysfestival.com. 

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.

Rock the Block – If you’ve been jonesing for all things 80s, you want to be at downtown Cumberland’s Rock the Block, on Saturday, October 12. It’s all about the 1980s featuring two great bands – Milk Mountain from Frederick and The Reagan Years,the East Coast Original 80s tribute band out of Hagerstown plus Frankfort Middle School’s steel band. It all starts at 12 noon in Merchant’s Alley off Pershing Street and runs through 7:30 pm. Join in the fun with our Rubik’s Cube speed contest, 80s Jeopardy game and more.
Rock the Block is sponsored by The Liberty Street General Store, Allegany County Historical Society, Downtown Cumberland Business Association and Chessie Federal Credit Union.
www.thereaganyears.com

 

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.

  • Yappy Hour with Angie Shaw – July 17, 4:30-6:30 pm. Who are the people in your neighborhood? Well. come find out at our weekly Yappy Hour every Wednesday starting in August from 4:30-6:30 pm.
  • What is a Yappy Hour, you ask? It’s basically a time to sit-n-jaw with some of your favorite downtown neighbors while we feature a neighbor you may or may not know.    Each week will begin with a casual gathering but will allow for about a thirty-minute timeslot to allow our featured neighbor to tell you a little about themselves and what they “do” or bring to our Downtown community.  NO RULES AT THE RUG SHOP
  • For our first Yappy Hour – we’ve asked our friend Angie Shaw to join us and to tell us a little about herself.  We sure hope that you join us.
  • Azad’s is a BYO food or beverage gathering retail venue. This event is free and open to the public.  Coming up…..
  • Yappy Hour with Ruth Davis-Rogers on July 21, 4:30-6:30 pm.

Barkin’ Basement Thrift Shop—Christmas in July BOGO sale continues through the whole month of July at Barkin’ Basement. Buy one Christmas item and get the second one (of up to equal value) for FREE. Plus all red or green items throughout the store are half pric

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— On July 26th, we will once again be celebrating #ilovemycreditunion day with credit unions nationwide! The credit union movement will come together on this single day with the purpose of inspiring authentic and high energy conversation about why we love our credit unions.

Chessie will be celebrating by having a free t-shirt giveaway, a candy basket raffle, and other fun surprises!

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.
Join us for Christmas in July, Thursday, July 25 – Sunday, July 28. 20% off all Christmas items marked $10 or more (not previously reduced or marked firm.)

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-Tuesday – CLOSED*, Wednesday – 12 pm – 5pm, Thursday – 1 pm – 9 pm, Friday – 1 pm – 9 pm, Saturday – 11 am – 9 pm.

  • We Are Hiring! Email [email protected]
  • Happy Hour every Thursday from 5pm-7pm with exclusive clothing discounts
  • Summer Hours: Starting on June 2nd, we will be open every other Sunday from 11am – 6pm (tentatively)! Special Sunday promotions to follow!
  • 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 new arrivals! – Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, & now TikTok!

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

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. ​

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, July 17 and Thursday, July 18, 5 – 8 pm. 

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 – Lunch Specials/All Day Special – Loaded Sweet and Sassy Chicken Potato – $7. Open Mic Night, 8 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. DJ South, 10 pm – 1 am, Mezzos Main.
  • 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.

It’s time for our monthly brunch! We host brunch the first Sunday of every month and our next one is July 14th from 11 am til 2 pm!

Enjoy our bottomless mimosas or delicious bloody Mary’s and start your day right with a hearty breakfast. 

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! Hiring immediately! Looking for kitchen/deli staff from weekdays 3pm-close; must have weekend availability. Stop by today to pick up an application!

    • Panini of the week: Pepperoni, mozzarella cheese, & marinara sauce on flatbread
    • Sandwich of the week: Boar’s Head turkey, pepper jack cheese, lettuce, tomato, jalapeno, topped w/ Mike’s hot honey
    • Veggie burger of the month: Veggie burger, onion rings, provolone cheese, & honey mustard
    • Latte of the week: Cookie Butter
    • Sundae of the week: Vanilla custard w/ blueberry topping, cheesecake pieces, whipped cream & a cherry
    • Cravings custard flavors of the weekVanilla, Chocolate, Superman, Panda, Chocolate Marshmallow, Almond Joy, Banana Pudding, & Raspberry Sorbet

Stop by to get your free Cravings custard sample of the week!

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

AHEC No Cost Clinic – From July 27th through August 5th, medical, dental, optometry, and veterinary services will be provided at no cost to our community. This event is a collaboration between the US Military, AHEC West and several other community organizations. The military will provide all the services and our community will host them. The Medical Mission allows the military to practice a deployment and benefit our community with much needed services.

Follow our page for more updates on when specific services like vaccinations and sports physicals will be provided.

If you have any questions, please email us at [email protected]. 

We look forward to seeing you there!

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.

  • Levitt Amp Concert Series – Thursdays, July  18, 25  – 7 pm at Canal Place Festival Grounds. Bring your chair and enjoy great music. 
    • July 18 – John Jorgensen Bluegrass Band
    • July 25 0 Ali McGuirk
  • Young at Art Finishes Second Season July 26 with “An Afternoon of Theatre Fun” Join us for an afternoon of play acting and go behind the curtain to try your hand at theatre! The workshop will offer participants an opportunity to read for famous roles, try a comedy skit, or mime, and explore what it’s like to be on the stage. We will talk about costuming and try some – as well as explore theatre makeup, props and take some great photos, too!

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.
  • Footloose, The Musical, July 11 – 28. When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, he is prepared for the inevitable adjustment period at his new high school. But he’s not prepared for the rigorous local edicts, including a ban on dancing instituted by the local preacher, who is determined to exercise control over the town’s youth. When the reverend’s rebellious daughter sets her sights on Ren, her roughneck boyfriend tries to sabotage Ren’s reputation, with many of the locals eager to believe the worst about the new kid. The heartfelt story that emerges pins a father longing for the son he lost against a young man aching for the father who walked out on him.To the rockin’ rhythm of its Oscar and Tony-nominated Top 40 score, augmented with dynamic new songs, Footloose celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people while guiding them with a warm heart and open mind.**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]
  • Cumberland Theatre will offer a Retro 80’s Trivia Happy Hour option to ticket holders for Footloose the Musical on Saturday nights in July. Ticket includes early admission to the theatre, one drink ticket and pre-show 80’s trivia with host Bill Dennison.Add-on price is $10. Valid for Saturday performances only. Must buy ticket to show to attend happy hour. To purchase, select your ticket to Footloose the Musical and select the optional Happy Hour add-on at checkout. If you have already purchased your ticket you may add-on the Happy Hour ticket by calling 301.759.4990.

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

  • Anne of Green Gables. July 11-14 & 18-21, 2024 – 8:00 pm Thurs/Fri/Sat and 2:00 pm Sun. The Embassy Theatre is happy to present their annual youth production, Anne of Green Gables – now that school is out and our young cast is free for rehearsals!  In the late 19th century, when aging brother and sister Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert send to the orphanage in Nova Scotia for a boy to help them on the farm, their request gets mixed up and they are instead left with 11-year-old Anne Shirley. Over the course of six years, the romantic, hot-headed, and energetic girl wins their hearts and turns the stodgy, rural Canadian community into a bright world of “kindred spirits.” This theatrical adaptation of the classic novel is an all-ages crowd-pleaser.  Tickets are available at embassy.ticketbud.com, or call and reserve to purchase at the door. 
  • The Embassy Theatre, in collaboration with new producer Show-Benders, will stage a weekend pop-up musical for Buffyverse Josh Wedon fans August 2 – 4.  Written during the Hollywood writers’ strike of 2008 and produced exclusively for internet distribution, the plot centers around Dr. Horrible (Billy), an aspiring supervillain who documents his schemes in an online blog. In his quest to make a name for himself, he receives a letter from the Evil League of Evil, instructing him to commit murder to gain acceptance. Despite holding a “Ph.D. in Horribleness”, Dr. Horrible finds killing to be the one thing he cannot bring himself to do. As Billy, he encounters the girl of his dreams, Penny, at a Laundromat. Complicating matters, she begins dating his nemesis, Captain Hammer. Dr. Horrible’s internal struggle with his inability to commit murder, juxtaposed with his unrequited love for Penny, provides a rich tapestry of comedic and poignant moments. Penny’s romance with Captain Hammer adds another layer of complication, making for a narrative that’s as engaging as it is entertaining.
  • 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 Hours: Sunday – Wednesday – CLOSED, Thursday – 5 pm – 10 pm, Friday – 4 pm – 11:30 pm, Saturday – 12:30 pm – 11 pm

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

  • We Are Hiring! Email [email protected] for more information
  • Upcoming events:
    • Trivia Thursdays are postponed until further notice!
    • Come check us out at Rock the Mountains this weekend!
    • Margarita Crawl 2024: Vote for Fore Axes’ margarita specials featuring El Jimador tequila – Classic Margarita, Pineapple Margarita, & Blackberry Margarita
  • 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, July 19, 8 – 10 pm – My Brother’s Keeper. My Brother’s Keeper is a progressive bluegrass band from Cincinnati OH that draws inspiration from rock, gospel, bluegrass and everything in between. My Brother’s Keeper consists of brothers Benjamin, Titus, and Joshua Luckhaupt on guitar, mandolin, and fiddle respectively. Wyatt “Sawmill” Murray completes this ensemble on the upright bass. MBK features four-part family harmonies, soulful lead vocals, thoughtful original music, and an energetic live show that appeals to fans of any genre. Unique and exciting, My Brother’s Keeper has brought their fresh blend of original acoustic music to fans all over the United States. Tickets are $15/person. https://www.tickettailor.com/events/loft129/1217448.
  • Saturday, July 27, 8 – 10 pm – FLOAT LOAF COMEDY presents Stand-Up Comedy. Hot comedy in a cool place!
  • Friday, August 9, 8 – 10:45 pm – Grant Peeples – Grant Peeples has earned a reputation for his compelling blend of Americana music infused with thought-provoking lyrics that tackle social and political issues with humor and insight. With his unique style and powerful storytelling, Grant has captivated audiences across the country and earned recognition as a leading voice in the contemporary folk scene.A self-described “tree-hugger that watches NASCAR,” Grant Peeples is known for his axe-sharp socio-political tunes, raucous humor and heart-gigging ballads. He is the recipient of the Focus Foundation Award for Creative Excellence, which cited the “humor, compassion and wisdom of his songs,” and their “unflinching social insight and cultural acuity.” $20/person. https://www.tickettailor.com/events/loft129/1231458
  • Friday, August 23, 8 – 10 pm – Shorty Slim – Shorty Slim is a Washington, DC-based jazz, funk, blues, and soul quartet made up of veteran musicians from our nation’s capital. The band plays a diverse set of covers from Herbie Hancock to BB King and John Coltrane. Shorty Slim routinely tours up and down the East Coast, putting smiles on the faces of music lovers of all ages.When Shorty Slim performs, everyone knows it’s time for a funky party. $10/person. https://www.tickettailor.com/events/loft129/1260504 

Mezzos

  • Open Mic Night hosted by the Slice Girlz, every Tuesday, 8 – 11 pm, Mezzos Main.
  • 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.

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, 3pm. 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

 

HISTORY/MUSEUMS/ALLEGANY COUNTY TOURISM/LIBRARY/WMSR

Library patrons can check out the eBooks & More page on the library’s website for access to digital collections like hoopla, Libby, and Kanopy, where users can download books, audiobooks, movies, music, and magazines!  And as always, library patrons can access their account 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

  • 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.

Second Saturdays – Mark your calendars! Gordon Roberts House will be open for walk-in tours on the second Saturday of the month, July through October.

Mark Your Calendar for Walk-in Tours.

    • Saturday July 13 10AM – 4PM
    • Saturday August 10 10AM – 4PM
    • Sat/Sun Sept 14/15 Heritage Days 
    • Saturday October 12 10AM – 4PM

Colonial Reception Tea
7/20 2pm-4pm
Gordon Roberts House 218 Washington St
Tickets $35 Members, $40 Non-members
Colonial Reception Tea – Allegany County History

History Huddle
History of the Ohio Company
7/27 @2pm
Canada Hose House/ACHS Discovery Center 400 North Mechanic StreetTickets $10 Members, $15 Non-members
History of the Ohio Company – Allegany County History

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!

  • Ice Cream Trains – July 19; August 2, 16, September 13. Departures at 6, 7 and 8 pm. Make your reservations www.wmsr.com, 301-759-4400.
  • 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
  • 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
31 Baltimore Street at Mechanic at the entrance to the new downtown mall!

Two individual offices on the first floor are available and a large, third floor suite of offices/workspaces including 4 offices, a conference room, kitchenette/ break room, and private rest room.  All are carpeted, finished and 24/7 climate controlled.  The third-floor suite has privileges to use a first floor, ADA compliant meeting room.

For more information, call John at 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].

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.

 

GET INVOLVED/OPPORTUNITIES

Plan your dream trip to Ireland – CJ Destinations presents The Best of Ireland with the Allegany County Chamber of Commerce, departing March 25, 2024. The trip includes 7 nights at 4 Star Hotels, Muchrose, House, Cliffs of Moher, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Wicklow National Park, Adare Village, Blarney Castle, Trinity College, Book of Kells and Old James Whiskey Distillery. For more information, contact the Chamber at 301-722-2820. Anyone interested in more information can register for the call here: https://business.alleganycountychamber.com/calendar/Details/international-travel-ireland-informational-zoom-1151829?sourceTypeId=Website

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].