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 – 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-The Frostburg Moose will be having a regular Bingo
every Tuesday. Doors open at 4pm, with Bingo starting at 6pm. Kitchen will be open.

Now – Tri-Towns Celebrate Recovery meets every Tuesday at 6
pm at the Piedmont Presbyterian Church, 66 Ashfield Street in Piedmont.
Celebrate Recovery is a Christ based recovery program for all of your hurts, habits, and hang ups. Each meeting begins with group fellowship and sharing followed by men and women’s small groups. Refreshments are provided. For more info visit www.celebraterecovery.com.

Now– Allegany Museum will present “History on Tap”, an informal ‘hang out with a historian’, every third Tuesday of the month at Mezzos, 114 S Centre Street. Each “History on Tap” will open at 5:30 pm with a 10-minute talk by an interesting and engaging local historian, and then a lively discussion. For more information, call the Museum on 301-777-7200, or visit the Allegany Museum Facebook page.

Now – Is your child in kindergarten to 8th grade? Does your
child struggle with reading or has trouble understanding math? Or both? Do you feel as though your child is behind in school? Are you looking for ways to help improve your child’s learning skills? Frostburg State University’s AmeriCorps “Read to Succeed!” program can offer the help and guidance your child needs in order to flourish this school year! Read to Succeed! is an AmeriCorps literacy program that specializes in the recruitment of AmeriCorps members and volunteers from the university community in order to help elementary and middle school students with school work, improvement in social and task skills, and with other academic enrichment areas. Each child that attends this program will spend two hours and thirty minutes with a member or two who are focused on your child’s education. The Read to Succeed! program has an open-door policy throughout the school year. In order to enter your child
into the program, you can complete the online application by clicking here: Read to Succeed Application You can also find this application on the Frostburg website located at the link provided:
https://www.frostburg.edu/student-community-involvement/civic-engagement/ASTAR-Americorp/read-to-succeed.php.If
you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact 301.687.4191 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Now – Do you love to read and to talk about books with others? If so, the Allegany County Library System has a variety of book groups to choose from that will connect you with new reads and new friends. Our four
book groups at the Frostburg, LaVale, and South Cumberland Libraries unite the Library System’s dual goals of encouraging reading and providing quality programs for our community. The Frostburg Library offers two book groups which meet monthly, the Frostburg Library Book Discussion Group that meets on the 3rd Thursday at 2 p.m. and the Circle of Wise Women Support Group which meets on the 2nd Saturday at 2 p.m. In February the Frostburg Library Book Discussion Group will be reading Force of Nature by Jane Harper. The Circle of Women organizes their meetings around a theme and discuss the personal impact of that issue on their lives. The LaVale Library’s Book Discussion Group meets the 4th Tuesday of the month at 2 p.m. In January the group will be reading the Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy. The South Cumberland Library’s Cozy Book Group meets on the 2nd Saturday of the month at 1:30 p.m. This group enjoys reading cozy mysteries, light romances, and inspirational fiction. In February the group will be discussing A Stolen Heart by Amanda Cabot. All book groups are open to the public and new members are always welcome. Check-out the full listing of events and classes
at: http://www.alleganycountylibrary.info.
Have questions? Please contact Jennifer Howell, Director of Programming at jhowell@alleganycountylibrary.info
or 301-777-1200.

Now – The Book Center Adult Book Club is the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 6:00 pm! If you like food, wine, and great books, then this is the place for you! If you’d like to join, call us at 301-722-2284 or drop in to let us know. All Book Club members receive a discount on monthly selections.

Now – A book group for teens, called TRIBE, is meeting Thursday evenings at the Washington Street Library from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Formerly known as the Middle School Readers, TRIBE invites teens to choose books within different genres to read and discuss together. Participants also have opportunities to get creative and make art projects based on the monthly themes or books they are reading.Questions about TRIBE? Please contact Program Specialist Lindsay Lindsay at llindsay@alleganycountylibrary.info or 301-777-1200.

Now March 31stStretching to Empower, a free community yoga on Tuesdays from 9:30am to10:30am. This event will be held at St. Johns Episcopal Church located on 52 S Broadway, Frostburg MD 21532 and will be held from Jan. 28th to March 31st. A gentle yoga suitable for all levels, even absolute beginners! Reduces anxiety, stress, and promote peace and calm in your life! Classes will be instructed by Marcy Brack, RYT 200 and wellness topics with Jen Thomas, program coordinator. Yoga mats will be available if you do not have your own and infused water will be provided. Wear comfortable clothing that allows room for movement. We also ask for you to enter from the back of the church to access the community room. This event is a great way to start your day!

Now – Washington Street Library: Afterschool Program at the South Cumberland Library. The program is for youth between the ages of 8 and 14 and will run Monday through Saturday from 3 to 5 pm. Attendees will enjoy a snack, do fun activities, and hear special speakers on interesting topics. The program is free and no registration is required. Please contact Lindsay Lindsay at 301-777-1200 or llindsay@alleganycountylibrary.info.

Now – Washington Street Library: A full listing of programs and events can be found on the Library website at http://www.alleganycountylibrary.info

Now – Washington Street Library:  Toddler Time every Wednesday at 10 am and a Story Time every Wednesday at 11:30 am. Toddler Time: Children Ages 18-36 months, but all ages welcome. Grow your child’s early literacy skills with a fun-filled time of book reading, singing, rhyming, moving, and creating with one of our amazing Program Specialists! Story Time: Children 3-5 years old, but all ages are welcome. Grow your child’s early literacy skills with a fun-filled time of book reading, singing, rhyming, moving, and creating with one of our amazing Program Specialists!

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 – March 8th DEADLINE for teams to register for the Fort Hill High School National Honor Society’s benefit will be on Friday, Feb 21st. This volleyball tournament is for Fort Hill teacher, Mrs. Yvonne Imes. The actual tournament will be held on March 8th from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. in the new gymnasium. Only current Fort Hill students will be a part of the team for the competition; however, the event is open to the public. The tournament will also feature a bake sale, raffles, and prizes. The cost for admission is $2, and donations will also be accepted.

Now -The Maryland State Board of Education (State Board) has scheduled several regional forums to gather public input regarding the next State Superintendent. Working with search firm Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates (HYA), the forums scheduled by the State Board of Education will be used to help identify the characteristics necessary to help lead the State’s education system. The forums will be facilitated by a member of HYA and are planned for locations throughout the State. Public input will also be solicited through an online survey. Information about access to the survey will be provided on the Maryland State Department of Education website once available.

Now – Living with Chronic Pain? Discover strategies and skills to help you manage your pain. If you or someone you know suffers from chronic pain, please register for this research-based Chronic Pain Self-Management Program. Originally developed by Stanford University. This FREE six-week workshop explores: the mind-body connection, the connection between food and chronic pain, the benefits of physical activity, and ways to communicate with your doctor and family. Cumberland Senior Centers on Thursdays, April 2nd – May 7th from 9:30am to 11:30am.  Gilchrist Center YMCA on Thursday, March 5th – April 9th from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. For more information or to register, please contact Community Wellness at 240-964-8424.

Now – Building Better Balance with Stepping On Classes. Stepping On is a proven program designed to build confidence and reduce falls for adults. It can help you avoid a dangerous and costly fall so you can keep doing the things you love to do. In just 7 weeks you learn: strength and balance exercises you can adapt to your individual fitness level, how vision, hearing, medication, and footwear affect your risk for falling, and more. Stepping Up Your Nutrition (the first week) then Stepping On: Tuesdays, March 24th – May 12th from 3:30-5:30pm at Allegany College of Maryland, Center for Continuing Education, CE-18. Stepping Up Your Nutrition (the week) then Stepping On: Wednesdays, March 25th – May 13th from 10:00-12:00 Noon at George Creek Senior Center. Classes are all open to ALL. There is no cost. For more information or to register for a class, please call WMHS Community Wellness at 240-964-8424.

Now -Yoga! Yoga! Yoga! At West Side Elementary School Gym on Tuesdays, March 3rd – April 28th from 4-5 PM instructed by Christina Collins-Smiths. Ages 13 & up require NO fee to attend. This class is suitable for all levels even if you have never done yoga! Wellness topic provided each week followed by yoga. Relax, rejuvenate, stretch, de-stress, unwind, and breath with this course. Yoga mats will be available if you do knot have one. For more information call Jen Thomas at 301.77.9150 x109 of jthomas@ahecwest.org  Facebook: Stretching to Empower. Website: www.ahecwest.org.

February

Feb 18th, 20th, 26th the BSA is hosting Keyser’s Got Talent at Church Mckee Arts Center. Open auditions will be Tuesday, Feb. 18th & Thursday, Feb. 20th at 6:00 PM. The Competition will be held on Wednesday, Feb 26th. at 6:30 PM. This event will include a door prize raffle and cash prizes. First place will receive $500, Second place will receive $300, and Third place will receive $200. During the competition, their is $5 admission fee for adults, $2 for children 3-12, and under 3 get in free. Admission fee is also free with Potomac State Student ID. This event is sponsored by the Potomac State College Alumni Association. Everyone is encouraged to audtion! For more information, contact Shannon Meek (304) 788-6863 or shannon.meek@mail.wvu.edu

Feb 21st #BONNIESTRONG Spirit Night at B-Rad’s Pizza on Friday, Feb. 21st from 4-9pm. For those who don’t know, Bonnie was diagnosed with kidney cancer in July and recently diagnosed with cancer in the disks of her neck. The family has a very long road, and we hope that each one of you will pray for her. Join us to fill your belly’s and help out the Molshey family! Dine in or order @ B-Rad’s Pizza: 301-463-2000.

Feb 21st Frostburg State University’s Department of Music will host a Guest Artist Series concert by electro-acoustic violist Martha Mooke on Friday, Feb. 21, at 7:30 p.m. in the Pealer Recital Hall of FSU’s Woodward D. Pealer Performing Arts Center. The recital is free and open to the public. Mooke, who is also a composer, producer and educator, will perform a concert of her viola music, featuring FSU’s Wind Ensemble, String Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble and FSU’s choirs. She will also host clinics for FSU music students, as well as students in Allegany County Public Schools. Acclaimed for her electrifying performances and compositions, Mooke transcends musical boundaries, enhancing her classical training and expertise with extended techniques, digital effects processing and improvisation. For more information, contact Shannon Shaker at 301-687-7452 orband@frostburg.edu.

Feb 22nd As part of Frostburg State University’s Department of Music’s fifth annual Jazz Festival, the U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors will perform on Saturday, Feb. 22, at 4:30 p.m. in the Pealer Recital Hall of FSU’s Woodward D. Pealer Performing Arts Center. The concert is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. Tickets are available at Main Street Books in Frostburg or the FSU Department of Music, Performing Arts Center room 202, and online at tickets.frostburg.edu. Tickets will also be available at the door. The Jazz Festival provides an opportunity for high school students in the Mid-Atlantic region to spend the day in clinics and masterclasses focused on jazz music. The clinics and masterclasses are presented by members of the guest jazz ensemble, as well as FSU jazz faculty. For more information on the U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors, visithttps://www.armyfieldband.com/about/ensembles/jazz-ambassadors. For more information on the FSU Department of Music concert ser

Feb 22nd Tri-State Concert Association 2020: Sonny Turner, legendary singer of the The Platters. 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.

Feb 23rd The Frostburg State University Department of Music will present the West Shore Piano Trio in a Faculty-Guest Artist Series concert on Sunday, Feb. 23, at 3 p.m. in the Pealer Recital Hall of FSU’s Woodward D. Pealer Performing Arts Center. The recital is free and open to the public. The West Shore Piano Trio, comprised of Dr. Jay DeWire on piano, Heather Haughn on the violin and Diana Flesner on the cello, will perform Johannes Brahms’ “Piano Trio No. 1 in B Major” and Antonin Dvořák’s “Piano Trio No. 4 in E Minor” (Dumky). Brahms completed “Piano Trio No. 1 in B Major, Op. 8” in 1854, when he was only 20 years old. The trio is the only work of Brahms to exist today in two published versions, although it is almost always the revised version that is being performed today. The work is homotonal, with two movements in the key of B major and two in B minor.

Feb 24th CLC Spirit Night on February 24th from 5-8 PM at Roy Rogers. A portion of all sales will be donated back to the CLC to fund Future events. Place mention you are there for Spirit Night.

Feb 24th February 24, 2020 at 5 PM – 7 PM Healing Hunger will be hosting a fundraiser at Chick-fil-A Queen City Center to raise funds to help them acquire a new building!!! Healing Hunger helps the community with free food giveaways, Low priced food & home goods, and much more!! Please help support this local Non- Profit Organization by saying you’re with Healing Hunger!!! Healing Hunger will also have different raffles available that night as well!!! For more information Visit Healing Hunger on Facebook!!!

Feb 25th As part of Black History Month, Frostburg State University’s African American Studies Program will present a lecture by Dr. Felix Kumah-Abiwu, “Decoding Media Gatekeepers and Their Portrayal of Black Males in America,” on Tuesday, Feb. 25, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Atkinson Room (room 232) of FSU’s Lane University Center. This event is free and open to the public. Kumah-Abiwu is the author of “The Dynamics of U.S. Narcotics Policy Change: Implications for the Global Narcotics Regime.” His articles have appeared in many scholarly journals. Kumah-Abiwu is an assistant professor of pan-African studies and director of the Center for African Studies at Kent State University. His research focuses on African security issues, elections/democratization, global narcotics policy and media gatekeeping/portrayal of black males in America. This presentation is co-sponsored by the departments of Geography, Communication and Sociology at FSU. For more information, contact Dr. James Saku, coordinator of the African American Studies Program, at 301-687-4724 or jsaku@frostburg.edu. FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call 301-687-4102 or use a Voice Relay Operator at 1-800-735-2258.

Feb 27th The Allegany County American Job Center will sponsor the county’s first major, multi-employer Job Fair of the year on Thursday, February 27, from 9am until noon at their office at 138 Baltimore Street. The Job Fair will feature businesses representing industries from food service and retail to warehousing and healthcare. Private businesses, governmental institutions and non-profit agencies will all be represented to provide job opportunities, conduct employment screenings and detail application processes. Associated services will also be available to share opportunities for healthcare, paid training and free legal services related to employment. More than 30 businesses will be participating with full and part time positions available. Job seekers should be dressed professionally, bring copies of resumes and be prepared to tell employers why they are best qualified to meet the employers’ hiring needs. The event is free and open to the public. The American Job Center is open weekdays from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. and staff is available to help job seekers create resumes, write cover letters, complete applications and view available positions on the Maryland Workforce Exchange website. For additional details about the Job Fair, including a complete list of participating businesses or to inquire about services of the Job Center, please call 301-777-1221.

Feb 29th Free Bootcamp open to middle and high school kids. This event is hosted by AYEPS and will be held on Saturday, Feb. 29th at the Salvation Army Gym (701 E. First St., Cumberland MD). Middle School 10:00 am – High School 11:15 am. Get out of your comfort zone, bring a friend, and try something new. For more information, email ayeps21502@gmail.com

March

Mar 1st Frostburg State University’s Department of Music will present a Faculty Artist Series concert by trumpeter Jacob Dalager on Sunday, March 1, at 3 p.m. in the Pealer Recital Hall of FSU’s Woodward D. Pealer Performing Arts Center. He will be accompanied by pianist Dr. Joseph Yungen. The recital is free and open to the public.

Mar 5th In recent years, devastating wildfires have burned throughout the world, bringing with them significant personal, political, economic, and environmental consequences for the communities they affected. On Thursday, March 5, at 6:30pm, Dr. Deborah Landau, Conservation Ecologist with Maryland/DC Chapter of The Nature Conservancy, and Appalachian Laboratory fire ecologist Dr. Mark Cochrane will present “Wildfire in Appalachia: Fire history of the Central Appalachians and implications of a changing climate to our forests’ health” as part of the Watershed Moments Community Learning Series. Landau and Cochrane will share the history of wildfire in the Central Appalachian Mountains and explain what science can tell us about the possible threat posed by fire to the region in the future. This presentation will be held at the Appalachian Laboratory in Frostburg, Maryland, and is free and open to the public. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open at 6pm. Contact Rhonda Schwinabart, at 301-689-7102, or visit www.umces.edu/watershed-moments for more information.  

Mar 5th There will be a Spirit Night on Thursday, March 5, at Roy Roger’s Restaurant, from 5pm to 8pm, to benefit the American Cancer Society. This event is sponsored by the Relay for Life team, Family & Friends Against Cancer.  Roy Rogers donates 25% of their sales during Spirit Night hours (including the drive thru) toward our cause. There is also an awesome bake sale! Thank you, in advance, for supporting the American Cancer Society!

Mar 6th First Friday Social – The Woman’s Civic Club, 515 Washington St, March 6, 11:30-3:00 p.m. St Patrick’s theme luncheon, board games, cards and puzzles etc. New members are welcome.Reservations:301-722-6099

Mar 7th Celebrate School Readiness with Dr. Seuss. Saturday, March 7th from 10:00am – 2:00pm located at the Country Club Mall. This event will include games, prizes, crafts, free vision & speech screenings, story time, Pre-K registration info, photos with Cat in the House, and more. Drawings for door prizes will begin at 2:00pm. Bring the whole family and come enjoy this fun and exciting event!

Mar 7th Hooley Plunge – Saturday, March 7 – Take the plunge! Now in its 16th year, the Hooley Plunge raises money for the Special Olympics and other local programs for the developmentally disabled. Go jump in the lake for a great cause! Registration starts at 10 am and the plunge takes place at 1 pm. Bring your friends, create a team, or plunge with the community. Don’t want to take the Plunge, make a donation to a plunger. You can pay via check, cash or Paypal (www.hoooleyplunge.com)

Mar 7th Tri-State Concert Association 2020: Diamonds Bandstand Boogie. 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.

Mar 12th An Evening of Magic, a Parkside PTA Event featuring Louis Paul & Derrick Robey on March 12th at 6 PM. The Show will include a 15-minute intermission and photo booth fun! Pre-sale tickets: Adults – $8 and Child – $6. Day of show tickets: Adults – $10 and Child: $8. All children must be accompanied by an adult and all sales are final. Join us for a night of amazement and wonder!

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.

Mar 14th Hooley Pub Crawl – March 14 beginning at 8 am – March 15 ending at 2 am. Get Irish for the day at Downtown Cumberland’s 22nd Annual Hooley Pub Crawl featuring music, sing-a-longs, and other popular entertainers from the tri-state area. A full slate of entertainers will perform throughout the day at Downtown Cumberland and South Cumberland locations. There will plenty of libations and music, so put on your green and head to Downtown Cumberland.

Mar 21st Poppy Planning is hosting a community Vendor & Easter Egg Hunt, complete with photos with the Easter Bunny, in Keyser, WV on March 21, 2020! The Easter egg hunt will begin at 11am and is free to the community! The events will be held at the Keyser Fire Station number 2.

Mar 21st Community Volunteer Day. The Tri-State Zoological Park will be accepting donations of building materials, cleaning supplies, monetary donations and food for animals & volunteers. This event will be held on March 21st @ 8 AM, rain date: March 22nd at 10105 Cottage INN LN NE Cumberland, 21502. We’re looking for volunteers who can assist with various projects at the zoo. Get a group together and join us!

Mar 27th and 28th 19th Annual Band Blitz Weekend on Friday, March 27th at 5:30 PM and Saturday, March 28th at 12 Noon. The event will be held at Cumberland Outdoor Club (31 Thomas St., Cumberland, MD) $10 per person each day. All ages are welcome. Tip jars, raffles, 50/50, t-shirts, and food will be available. Bands to appear on March 27th include Ally Norris, Hot Sauce Willie, Fender Ridge, Uncle Fester, The Travis Minnick Band, Jaded, and D.A.M. Bands to appear on March 28th include Greg & Randy, Janice Ray and Roc, Creamer Brothers and Tim Haines, Twisted, Strangerz, 28 Speedway, So Low, Savage Road, Revv, Tariffs of Jane, and Anger Box.

Mar 28th Stem Festival: Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics hosted at WVU Potomac State College on Saturday, March 28th from 12 Noon – 4 PM.  This FREE event will include hands-on activities such as Rubik’s Cube & Maze Solving Robots, River Continuum, Binary Bracelets, Stomp Rockets, Pop-Up Fossil Museum: Under the Sea, and MORE! Food, Beverages, and snack may be purchased. For more information, contact: Kelly Haines, Mineral County Schools 304-788-4200, Ext. 115 or Margaret Miltenberger, WVU Extension Service 4-H, 304-788-3621.

Mar 28th The 2nd Annual Law Enforcement Charity Basketball Tournament 2020 will be held on Saturday, March 28th at Mountain Ridge High School Gym from 5-8 PM. A $5 donation will be asked and the proceeds raised will benefit Gracie Jo Bradfield. This event is hosted by the MSP Cumberland Explorers.

Mar 29th Cayenne’s Special Needs Easter Egg Hunt, March 29th 2pm at the Chat N Chew parking lot rain or shine.

April

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 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

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.

June

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.

August

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.