Tri State Events

Now – Help Seniors sustain their independence by providing
free services like transportation to medical appointments or the grocery store, running errands, making telephone reassurance calls, or friendly visits, and more. Whether they have two hours a weeks or two hours a month to offer, volunteers have the opportunity to make a direct, positive impact on the lives of others every time they participate. Join RSVP today by contacting Shirley Vanmeter at 304-257-1221 or 1-800-296-1221.

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 – 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 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 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 Join in and support the efforts of Downtown Cumberland businesses in keeping our Downtown alive and vibrant. For a complete schedule of events, visit 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

The Downtown Cumberland Farmers’ Market is a place where the community meets each week to enjoy fresh produce, locally grown fruits, vegetables, plants, organic products, fresh seafood, prepared foods, as well as the work of local artists and craftspeople. The market sets up every Thursday from 9:30 am – 2 pm on Baltimore Street in Historic City Center from May to October.

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, which allows individuals to sign a shelter dog out for the day.  Being situated in the beautiful mountains of Western Maryland presents a great opportunity for our shelter dogs to experience the joy of a long walk, hike or run in many of the area’s scenic locations. Looking for something more low-key? No problem, we have many pups that would enjoy an afternoon lounging on a couch, a leisurely stroll through the neighborhood or maybe a trip for ice cream. The most important thing is you are 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.

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


September 21: HIIT for Beginners! 5:30 p.m. at Rocky Gap, White Pine Pavilion  Change up your routine with High Intensity Interval Training for Beginners. This free 45-minute fresh-air class will benefit both your body and your mind. All fitness levels welcome, as each move can be adjusted to individual needs. Workouts will be led by UPMC Western Maryland Health Coach and ACE certified personal trainer, Carey Moffatt.

Sept  21: Happy Feet Happy Trails Hike 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. at Rocky Gap, Amphitheater Parking Lot Hike along with UPMC Western Maryland Wellness Center staff to enjoy the outdoors with your whole family! This hike has no set distance and is suitable for all ages.

Sept 22nd Due to safety concerns, the next meeting of the Mineral County Democratic Party for September will be held outdoors September 22nd at 6:00pm at the Brooks Park Pavilion.

Sept 24th Allegany County NAACP Branch 7007 will host Racial Trauma and Mental Health a virtual panel discussion at 7pm. For more details log on to

Sept 25th – YMCA Dragons on the Lake The Dragons On The Lake Festival is the premier sporting event of the year! Participants rave about the excitement, diversity, friendly competition, and community spirit surrounding the event. Teams of all ages, skill levels, sizes and shapes take part. This all-inclusive event is the ultimate team building sport – requiring rhythm and finesse rather than brawn to succeed. Learn more at

Sept 26th Suicide Prevention & Memorial Walk- 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Join local community members on this walk at Rocky Gap State Park to bring awareness about suicide prevention and in memorial of loved ones.  For more information and registration for this event, please contact UPMC Western Maryland Wellness Center at 240-964-8424.

Sept 27: Yoga 5:30 p.m. at Rocky Gap, West Beach Join Moriah for mind, body, and spirit yoga. Moriah has been teaching yoga and cycling classes, as well as other exercise classes, at the YMCA for 15 years.

Sept 30: Hula Hoop HIIT  5 p.m. at Rocky Gap, West Beach Join certified HoopLove coach, Desiree Bullard, for this Hula Hoop High Intensity Interval Training! Challenge yourself to explore new movement and strengthen coordination, all while having fun! All skill levels welcome. Hoops are provided to use during class.


Oct 1st-3rd The Mineral County Heritage Trail is scheduled for 10/1-10/3! This is your chance to tour the following historical sites…

  • Ashby’s Fort Museum
  • Travelers Rest/Old Stone House
  • Mineral County Historical Society Museum
  • Carskadon Mansion
  • Nancy Hanks Memorial Cabin

For more details log on to

Oct 2nd The debut of the temporary public art project, A Mazing City takes place Saturday, October 2, from 2:00-6:00PM on the grounds of Canal Place. Members of the artist team, Arts Council staff, and the ArtLab will be onsite for the event, along with a few special surprises. Attendees will have an opportunity to participate in an interactive art project of their own, explore the maze-like structure, and create videos and photos to share using social media, #amazingcitymd. A Mazing City will consist of large, colorful panels in shapes that celebrate Cumberland Maryland‘s architectural assets in a bright and artful way. 

Oct 2nd Great Allegany Run Set for October 2 – The 39th Annual Great Allegany Run will be held on Saturday, October 2, and will benefit the Allegany County Habitat for Humanity. The 15K race begins at 8:00 am at Mason’s Lodge in Mount Savage and ends on Centre Street on the Downtown Cumberland Mall. A 5K race also begins at 8:00 am in front of the Queen City Creamery in Cumberland. After the race, the awards ceremony will be held at Mezzo’s on Centre Street and runners will enjoy food, drinks and prize drawings. Online registration is at Registration will also be held at the Smith Building at 111 South George Street in Cumberland from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Friday, October 1, and Saturday, October 2, from 6:00 – 7:00 am. 

Oct 8th-9th Attention Allegany High School Class of 1981: In light of the recent Covid resurgence, which is predicted to get worse in the fall and winter, organizers have decided to reschedule the class reunion to a future date when it is safer to gather in a large setting without risking the health of classmates and families. They are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause those who have already made travel arrangements, but  look forward to celebrating the 40th (or 41st) reunion in the near and healthier future. Please stay tuned to Facebook  for details on the new date and feel free to join the planning committee if you’d like to help out! Thanks! Carol, Elisa, Kay, Krista, Lisa, and Pam.

Oct 9th Save the date – the upcoming “Too Toxic to Trash” collection event, hosted by the Allegany County Recycling Office, will provide a way to get rid of any household hazardous waste you’ve been holding on to. The event will take place on Saturday, October 9th, 2021 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Allegany County Fairgrounds (11490 Moss Avenue in Cumberland), and will provide free disposal of common household wastes requiring special disposal. This includes common items from your house such as left-over gasoline, oil, fluids, automotive batteries, chemicals, cleaners, pesticides/herbicides, glues & adhesives.  It is important that all materials be brought in their original containers – do not mix or consolidate any products.  Additionally, paint will be accepted for recycling for a fee of $3 per container (payment will be accepted on-site).  Only Latex paint in its original container with the OEM label will be accepted.   Sizes accepted are a quart, 1-gallon or 5-gallon buckets.   For more details, please visit

Oct 23rd, 2021- Ghouley Hooley Plunge Now in its seventeenth year, the Hooley Plunge is the largest single-day fundraising event in Allegany County. While the Hooley Plunge is normally a March event, due to COVID 19 restrictions, the Plunge is scheduled this year for Saturday, October 23. Annually, hundreds of brave souls run into the frigid waters of Lake Habeeb at Rocky Gap State Park to raise money for the Special Olympics of Allegany County and other local programs benefitting the developmentally disabled. Since the Hooley Plunge inception, over 1.4 million dollars has been raised. The Hooley Plunge is coordinated by the Alhambra Wamba Caravan #89. More information and registration is available at

Oct 23rd Allegany County Animal Shelter Pet Adoption and Vaccination Clinic at Thomas Subaru. Thomas Cumberland LOVES pets! Allegany County Animal Shelter will have cute cats and dogs at the dealership for adoption on Saturday, October 23rd 11am-2pm. Rabies vaccinations will also be available for your own pet for $5 from 11am-1pm. 

While you’re here, enjoy:
– Adoption Specials
– FREE Pet ID Tags
– Giveaways
– Light Refreshments
– A Live Broadcast from QZK
– $5 Rabies Vaccination for Your Pet (11am-1pm)

ACAS is always in need of supplies, so feel free to bring a donation such as food, treats, collars, litter, and more to the event. We hope to see you there.