Tri State Events

Now– Allegany College of Maryland Adult Basic Education is
seeking individuals 18 and over who want to improve their reading skills.
Participants can get one-on-one training with a volunteer. Call: 301-784-5445 to register for an Orientation Session, its free!

Now – Are you ready to make a difference in your community
and join a network of leaders? The Leadership Allegany! The program is
accepting applications for the Class of 2018. The program is dedicated to
developing future leaders by providing an opportunity for individuals to become acquainted with the processes, programs and challenges that currently exist in the region. The program helps participants identify issues and acquire a deeper understanding of the leadership structure within and beyond Mountain Maryland. For a copy of the application and additional information, please call the
Chamber at 301-722-2820!

Now – Want to make a difference in the life of a child? The Foster Grandparent Program needs senior volunteers ages 55 and older to help children in schools and child care settings. Your life experience is very valuable to children who need a special person. You can be that special person while earning a non-taxable stipend, mileage reimbursement and other benefits by working as little as 15 hours per week. Foster Grandparents make strong connections with children and receive great satisfaction from making a difference in their lives. We need your help in making sure that every child has the extra help needed. We need You! For more information call: Myra Vance 304-257-1221 or 1-800-296-1221

Now – Mar 31st The Maryland Department of Natural Resources invites high school students with an interest in forestry, fisheries, wildlife, or parks management to participate in a Natural Resources Careers Camp, July 19-25 at the Hickory Environmental Education Center in Garrett County. A partnership with Allegany College of Maryland and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources offers high school students an opportunity to learn from industry professionals and develop contacts that could lead to future employment and a career in natural resources. Students will participate in hands-on classroom and field activities in forestry, wildlife, ecology, fisheries, watershed management, natural resources management, and conservation. They will use Geographic Information System Mapping, Global Positioning Systems, computer simulation, and other field tools used in natural resources careers. The camp is open to any student who will be entering grades 9 through 12 next year, although space is limited to 42 students. Application deadline is March 31.A $450 Natural Resources Careers Camp tuition fee includes student lodging in the scenic mountains of Garrett County and meals for the entire week. Tuition assistance is available for in-state students through the local Maryland Forestry Board. Applications and more information can be found on the Maryland Association of Forest Conservancy District Boards website.marylandforestryboards.org/nrcc.cfm

Now – May 11th The Hampshire County Sheriff’s Office has begun to accept applications for its 15th Annual Sheriff’s Summer Kids Kamp.  This year’s camp will be returning to the Peterkin Camp & Conference Center, near Romney, after spending the last four years at Camp Rim Rock, in Yellow Spring. Peterkin was home to “Kids Kamp” for ten years prior to moving to the East end of the county.  Camp Rim Rock was a great facility, and we look forward to being able to return to that end of the county in the future.  “Kids Kamp 2020” will be held Friday, May 29th through Sunday, May 31 at the camp facility behind Hampshire Park, off South Branch River Road.  Our camp is open to any Hampshire County youth ages 9-14.  Although a $25 donation fee is requested to help offset costs, it is not required for admission.   Applications are available on the sheriff’s office website, or can be picked up at the sheriff’s office.  All completed applications must be received by May 11th!  For more information, contact the Hampshire County Sheriff’s Office at 304-822-3894. Download applications at www.hampshirecountysheriffwv.com

Now – Let’s Beautify Cumberland! is gearing up for another season of cleaning up, planting and generally maintaining our public spaces. Would you like to be a part of our beautification Cumberland efforts? Adopt a parklet? As a group, family, or individual? As a one-day effort or a seasonal project? All helping hands are welcome and needed. Let us know. If you would like more information about LBC! projects or to volunteer, please send an email to office@windsorcastleevenscentre.com with your phone number so someone from LBC! can contact you. The spring season is just at its beginning. Let’s make it another successful one!

Now – Love dogs and cats? The Allegany County Animal Shelter is looking for volunteers to help at the shelter. Applications and information are available at www.alleganyanimalshelter.com. ACAS is the only municipal no-kill shelter in the state of Maryland.

Now – Not a member of the Downtown Cumberland Business Association (DCBA)? Even if you don’t have a business in Downtown Cumberland, you can join as a Friend of DCBA. Membership forms are available at www.visitcumberland.org. Join in and support the efforts of Downtown Cumberland businesses in keeping our Downtown alive and vibrant. For a complete schedule of events, visit www.visitcumberland.org. If you and/or your business have any Downtown Cumberland special events, sales, etc. you would like to include in this weekly email, please send the information to becky@mcclarranwilliams.com

April

Apr 1st The Allegany County Commission for Women continues its Listening Tour to hear about concerns and possible solutions regarding women’s lives in Allegany County. The Commission, which was re-activated in 2019, is composed of volunteers appointed by Allegany County Commissioners. The Women’s Commission works to address concerns of women in our community, to develop a list of known resources and programs for women, to promote equality for women, and to work collaboratively to address women’s concerns. The Commission is holding a Listening Tour to hear comments and suggestions on Thursday, March 26 from 12:00 p.m. to 2: p.m. at the South Cumberland Library and on Wednesday, April 1 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the LaVale Library. Women’s Commission chair, Yvonne Perret, and other representatives, including Renee Mason, will be on site at the libraries on the aforementioned dates to meet with and hear from for all who would like to contribute. Light refreshments will be served; door prizes will be given in a raffle for those who attend. A follow-up survey will be available for attendees who are willing to spread the word. Surveys can be dropped off at all six locations of the Allegany County Library System until April 15, 2020. All comments and suggestions will be summarized into a report for the County Commissioners. After the report is completed, The Women’s Commission hopes to identify projects that they can work on with women and groups across the County. The Allegany County Commission for Women Listening Tour sessions are part of Choose Civility Allegany County, a grassroots initiative to improve and enrich the community through intentional acts of kindness and civil conversations. The Listening Tours are also held in celebration and recognition of Women’s History Month. For questions, please contact Renee Mason at rmason@alleganycountylibrary.info or 301-777-1200.

Apr 4th City of Keyser Parks and Recreation would like to invite everyone to our 2nd annual Easter Egg Hunt! This year it will be at Brooks Park! Hope to see everyone there! April 4th 2-3pm. We are so EGG-Cited for Easter! Come join us and color Easter Eggs! A special appearance from the Easter Bunny! We will also have an Easter craft available too! Hope to see you there!! (Parks and Recreation will be hosting an Easter Egg Hunt during this event like last year.)

Apr 4th 12 to 2pm at the Tri-State Zoological Park will be hosting their Annual Easter Event! $5 per person (2 & under are free). Come see the Easter bunny, feel free to take pictures, & let the kids come gather Easter Eggs! Up to ages 12 please. Also feel free to bring you own basket or bag to collect your eggs. The animals are excited to see you all!

Apr 4th Join us for the 2nd Annual Doggone Egg Hunt on April 4th 1-3pm in Day Use at Rocky Gap State Park! This FREE event will feature costume contests for “Best Bonnet” and “Best Bunny Ears.” The hunt will include three size categories for dogs (under 20lbs, 20-50lbs, over 50lbs) with more than 800 eggs available for dogs to hunt, filled with prizes and dog treats! Prizes for dogs and their families will be randomly included in prize eggs. Vendors are invited to set up for free but need to register prior to the event. All vendor registration will be handled via email at sarah.milbourne@maryland.gov. adoptions for cats and dogs will be available as will canine microchipping! Light refreshments will be sold to benefit the Rocky Gap Volunteer Team in the Hawk’s Nest Café (and hopefully a few food trucks too!). Donations will also be accepted, but the event if FREE! The Bunny will be o site for dogs to take photos – please bring your own camera! Rules of the Hunt: Only one person may hunt with a dog (family gathering is totally fine!), Dogs must be leased at all times (6’ maximum leash, no retractable leashes), Dogs must wear current rabies vaccination tags or owners must have rabies certificated in hand, and Dogs must touch an egg (or hover over it with their sniffers) to claim it!

Apr 5th The choir of First Congregational Church of Frostburg will be performing “It is Finished” on Palm Sunday, April 5, 2020.  Please join us for this narrated and powerfully moving cantata which brings the Easter story to life as it recounts Jesus’ final breath on the cross and celebrates His victory over death. The worship service begins at 10:45 AM and the Church is located at 103 Bowery St., Frostburg, MD.

Apr 9th First Congregational Church of Frostburg will be holding Holy Thursday Worship Service/Communion on April 9, 2020 at 7 PM.  The Church is located at 103 Bowery St., Frostburg, MD.  All are welcome to attend.

Apr 12th First Congregational Church of Frostburg will hold an Easter Sunrise Service on Sunday, April 12, 2020 at 7 AM, 103 Bowery St., Frostburg, MD, followed by the Easter Morning Worship Service at 10:45 AM.  All are welcome to attend. Please contact Linda Krone (301) 876-4948 with any questions.  

Apr 14th-15th Learn all about TRAUMA from April 14-15 and May 19-20. Event includes informed care, approaches, intergenerational, agency change, cultural sensitivity, and secondary trauma information. CEUs available upon request. Sponsored by the Local Management Board of Allegany County in partnership with the National Council for Behavioral Health and Allegany College of Maryland. For more information, visit alleganyLMB.org.

Apr 16th Washington Street Library – The American Presidency in Portraiture on April 16th from 6-7 pm. Take an imaginary trip to the National Portrait Gallery and the White House with Rolfe Singerman to view paintings of all 45 presidents. Inspect the first image of a president captured in the early days of the daguerreotype, see and analyze the way painters & photographers chose to memorialize the presidents and how cartoonists through the decades depicted the Commander in Chief.

Apr 18th Expanding Your Horizons, a day of hands-on activities in Science, Technology, and Engineering for middle school Girls! Hosted at WVU Potomac State college, Keyser WV on April 18th from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM. Cost is $5 including lunch and a t-shirt. Expanding Your Horizon is a one-day event that uses fun hands-on experiments and activities to foster awareness of college and career opportunities in math- and science-related fields. Girls in the sixth through eighth grades will have the opportunity to meet and interact with positive role models from their community who are successful in STEM careers. For more information visit: eyh.techbridgegirls.org/conferences/WestVirginia2020.

Apr 18th The 4th Annual 5K Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, April 18th at the Bobcat Stadium (FSU Frostburg, MD). This charity event will benefit the FSU Veteran Center and will be held rain or shine. Registration begins at 9 AM while the race starts at 10 AM. Registration fee: Premium – $50, Regular – $30, and Student – Free at FSU Veteran’s Center. Additional information on the registration site, https://tinyurl.com/Shader 5k. Facebook Event: https://tinyurl/FBShader5k.  If you have any questions email rsooy2000@yahoo.com. We need sponsors and volunteers too – please email rsooy2000@yahoo.com if you are interested!

Apr 19th Vendor Bingo to benefit the Mineral County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) at Brookdale Farms on April 19th, 2020. Doors open at 1:00pm for shopping with vendors while games begin at 2:30 pm. Tickets: $25.00 for twenty games. There will be quickies and pull tabs, an assortment of prizes, and concessions available. For more information, call 304-788-0068. Childcare is also AVAILABLE!

Apr 24th Children’s Memorial Flag Day Ceremony on April 24th at 12 noon presented by Mineral County Partners In Prevention Team. The ceremony will be held at Mineral County Courthouse Lawn (will be indoors if it rains). Join us in the lowering of the Children’s Memorial Flag in the remembrance of the thousands of children lost to violence. For more information, call CASA: 304-788-0068.

Apr 25th The 2nd Annual Mineral County Court Appointed Special Advocates Superhero 5K Run/Walk will be held at Brooks Park previously South End Park in Keyser WV on April 25th  at 8:00 AM. Race starts at 9:00 AM. Fee is $20 Adults/$15 (13 & under) if registered before April 14th and $25 Adults/$20 (13 & under) all entries after April 14th to April 25th. All proceeds will benefit CASA. This event will a include a costume contest for adults and children, photo opportunities with superheroes, face painting, kids fun run, and more!! Come as your favorite superhero and have some fun!!

May

May 6th Bonnie’s Bus at Hardy County Health & Wellness Center. Back to Events:Wednesday, May 6, 2020 from 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM (ET); Off-Campus Location. Bonnie’s Bus will be parked at the Hardy County Health & Wellness Center, 411 Spring Avenue, Moorefield, WV in Hardy County. Phone: 304-538-7380.

May 6th – 7th The Cumberland Area National Day of Prayer will be celebrating its 25th anniversary on May 6 and 7, 2020. The National Day of Prayer is observed annually on the first Thursday in May. This day of observance, designated by the United States Congress, asks people “to turn to God in prayer and meditation.” The modern law formalizing the annual National Day of Prayer observance was enacted in 1952 and each year since, the President of the United States has signed a proclamation, encouraging all Americans to pray on this day. The national theme for this year’s event is “Pray God’s Glory Across the Earth”. Based on the bible verse, “For the earth with be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the water covers the sea.”- Habakkuk 2:14 Cumberland Area National Day of Prayer events will feature a Worship & Prayer Rally at Central Assembly Church on Bedford Road in Cumberland on May 6, at 7:00 PM. The Cumberland Area National Day of Prayer Community Choir will perform under the direction of Pastor Kevin Wilson with special guest, Steve Fitzhugh, former NFL player speaking. The nondenominational Rally is free and open to the public. A breakfast will be held on the National Day of Prayer, Thursday, May 7, at 8:00AM at the Allegany County Fairgrounds multi-purpose building, a new venue for the breakfast this year. To purchase tickets for the breakfast please call 301-697-6777. The special guest speaker at Central Assembly and the Thursday morning breakfast is former Denver Broncos NFL player Steve Fitzhugh. Steve speaks to thousands each year throughout the country and abroad. His expertise transcends age as he can be found in a variety of venues impacting young and old through his gift of communication. A dynamic speaker and creator of the Power Moves Organization, his message is one of hope and redemption. His timeless stories of life in the National Football League serve as the perfect platform to motivate and inspire. Following the breakfast, a celebration of prayer and musical worship will take place on the Downtown Cumberland Mall from 11am-1pm with the Community Choir performing along with many other groups and organizations from our area. All are welcome to attend any of these scheduled gatherings. Please join us for our 25th anniversary, and help make this an unforgettable time for the Lord!

Mar 12th, 19th, 26th – May 14th Yoga and Wellness will be hosted at LaVale Library (815 National Highway LaVale, MD 21502) on Thursdays: March 12th, March 19th, March 26th, and continue through to May 14th from 10:15 AM to 11:30 AM. Wellness discussion and tips led by Jen Thomas. Yoga suitable for all levels. It is restorative for the mind, body, and spirit. Instructor will be Leslee Wigfield. Please bring a yoga mat and Infused water will be provided. Yoga mats are provided if needed by reaching out to Jen Thomas at 301-777-9150, Ext. 109.  Stretching to EmPower is a Yoga Wellness Program that educates, motivates, strengthens, and empowers women (although men are welcome to attend!) This program is made possible by funding from the Federal Office on Women’s Health and Area Health Education Center West, and other community partners. For more information, contact Allegany County Library System: 301-729-0855.

May 16th Tri-State Concert Association 2020: Tennessee River: Tribute to Alabama. This single night show will be held on Saturday, May 16th at 8:00pm. Tickets will be priced at $40, $36, and $33. For new ticket information, contact: 301-876-4880, mail: PO Box 101, Cumberland MD 21501, or email: tsconcerts@yahoo.com. Visit www.tri-stateconcerts.com.

May 19th-20th Learn all about TRAUMA from April 14-15 and May 19-20. Event includes informed care, approaches, intergenerational, agency change, cultural sensitivity, and secondary trauma information. CEUs available upon request. Sponsored by the Local Management Board of Allegany County in partnership with the National Council for Behavioral Health and Allegany College of Maryland. For more information, visit alleganyLMB.org.

June

Jun 11th – 14th This year’s traditional June Heritage Days celebration is going to showcase the result of planning among local heritage organizations over two-year period on how to best build on the regional impact of Cumberland’s longest-running heritage tourism event. “Heritage Days would not still be here without the hard work and commitment of Gayle Griffith,” commented Allegany County Historical Society president Dave Williams. A new four-day schedule of 2020 events between June 11 and 14 will include a Thursday kick off dinner honoring the suffragette Elizabeth Lowndes to be held at the Woman’s Civic Club “Magruder House” headquarters. Friday, June 12 programming at the Allegany County Library will host a program to digitize family histories and assist in genealogical searches. The popular Allegany Museum Whiskey Rebellion Reception will take also place in the evening on Friday. Saturday, June 13 will feature live entertainment on Washington Street, traditional Heritage Days food and craft vendors, a new downtown “Touch The Truck” free children’s event, a Baltimore Street Car Show and a first-ever Colonial History Faire on the grounds of Emmanuel Church and the Masonic Lodge. The History Faire is a companion event to the long-running Street Festival designed to present free Colonial reenactor programming and begin a new initiative that adds “sutlers” to Heritage Days. Period-attired merchants will offer 18th century crafts and historically correct period accessories. With the help of MHAA funding, some of the East Coasts’ most popular Whiskey Rebellion era costumed actors are being invited. Noted Connecticut-based George Washington historical actor John Koopman III has been engaged to participate and is assisting organizers in reaching out to other colonial-era professionals who may be interested a new Whiskey Rebellion themed gathering. Koopman will join a troupe of actors on Saturday evening to reenact President George Washington’s October 1794 dinner at Colonel John Lynn’s house on Prospect Square. The ticketed event at the Gordon-Roberts House will offer a limited number of “Aide-de-Camp Cocktail” tickets and a smaller number of Washington Dinner tickets to dine in the Gordon Roberts ball room. Ticketed guests will listen in on Washington’s conversations with his officers and friends. The reenacted dinner will include General Daniel Morgan, hero of the Battle of Cowpens. Morgan was also among the Virginia militia men who served here in the French and Indian War and would have known Washington for nearly 40 years when they gathered here for the Whiskey Rebellion in 1794. Sunday will continue Street Festival and History Faire activities and offer live music in the afternoon. Groups represented on the expanded Heritage Days Committee include the Allegany County Historical Society acting as the umbrella event non-profit sponsor, Allegany Museum, Allegany County Library System, Woman’s Civic Club of Cumberland, Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Downtown Cumberland Business Association, City of Cumberland and the Downtown Development Commission. Private sponsors for programming elements are currently being recruited. Detailed event schedule announcements and vendor applications can be found on-line at www.heritagedaysfestival.com or by messaging the Heritage Days page on Facebook.

June 27th and 28th The 21st Annual Oldtown Summerfest this Saturday, 27th and Sunday, 28th. Donations and sponsors needed. If interested in donating or becoming a sponsor for this year’s festival, send a message for further information. Mail to PO Box 13, Oldtown, MD 21555.

July

July 19th – 25th Natural Resources careers camp at Hickory Environmental Education Center in Garrett County, MD from Sunday, July 19th to Saturday, July 25th. This event is for Maryland and Mid-Atlantic high school students interested in pursuing studies or a career in forestry and natural resources. It is a hands-on, week-long camp, with lodging and meals included. Students will learn about working in the field of natural resources, educational requirements, employment and career opportunities in forestry, water resources, and other related disciplines from teams of natural resource professionals. Submit your application online at www.marylandforestryboards.org.

August

Aug 28th The 2ndAnnual Fundraising Feast: Crab for a Cause. The event will be held on Saturday, August 29th at the Cumberland Outdoor Club Pavilion (31st Thomas St., Cumberland, MD 21502) from 1-5PM. The feast will include crabs, beer, corn, hamburgers, hot dogs, soda, live bands, and more. It will be $50 per person with limited number of tickets available. Watch for Early-Bird deals. Tickets will be available online or in-person. All the money raised will used for Allegany County Seniors to help them remain their homes and improve their quality of life! Call for more information at 301-784-7100 or visit www.crabsforacause.wordpress.com

Aug 29th Tri-State Concert Association 2020: Lords of 52nd Street: Legends of the Billy Joel Band. It will feature Liberty Devitto, Richie Cannata, and Russell Javors; the original members of the Billy Joel Band. This single night show will be held on Saturday, Aug. 29th at 8:00pm. Tickets will be priced at $40, $38, and $34. For new ticket information, contact: 301-876-4880, mail: PO Box 101, Cumberland MD 21501, or email: tsconcerts@yahoo.com. Visit www.tri-stateconcerts.com.

September

Sept 19th Tri-State Concert Association 2020: John Mueller’s Winter Dance Party, featuring music of Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, and Big Bopper. All shows will be held at the Allegany HS auditorium, 900 Seton Dr. Cumberland, MD at 7:30pm. Series Tickets: Box Seats & Floor – $190 and Upper Section – $170. Same reserved seats for all 5 shows. For new ticket information, contact: 301-876-4880, mail: PO Box 101, Cumberland MD 21501, or email: tsconcerts@yahoo.com. Visit www.tri-stateconcerts.com.

October

Oct 17th Tri-State Concert Association 2020: The Coasters & Johnny Tillotson. All shows will be held at the Allegany HS auditorium, 900 Seton Dr. Cumberland, MD at 7:30pm. Series Tickets: Box Seats & Floor – $190 and Upper Section – $170. Same reserved seats for all 5 shows. For new ticket information, contact: 301-876-4880, mail: PO Box 101, Cumberland MD 21501, or email: tsconcerts@yahoo.com. Visit www.tri-stateconcerts.com.

November

Nov 14th Tri-State Concert Association 2020: Sandra Waller & CO (50’s – 70’s dance). All shows will be held at the Allegany HS auditorium, 900 Seton Dr. Cumberland, MD at 7:30pm. Series Tickets: Box Seats & Floor – $190 and Upper Section – $170. Same reserved seats for all 5 shows. For new ticket information, contact: 301-876-4880, mail: PO Box 101, Cumberland MD 21501, or email: tsconcerts@yahoo.com. Visit www.tri-stateconcerts.com.