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 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

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 www.alleganyanimalshelter.com. ACAS is the only municipal no-kill shelter in the state of Maryland.

June

June 24th-27th Harley Davidson Legends and Lore Rally – The Harley Owners Group will be coming to Cumberland, June 24-27. Registered attendees consist of Harley Davidson owners from around the country and Canada. Riders will be riding to various locations in Maryland, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. Staging and registration will be held at the Ramada Inn in Cumberland. This event is open to members of the Harley Owners Group and registration will be done on-line at Harley-Davidson.com. Evening events will be hosted by various businesses at Canal Place and downtown.

June 25th The Allegany County Sheriff’s Summer Splash Community Free Swim will be held at Rocky Gap State Park from noon until 6pm

June 25th-27th Join the JTF team at Grantsville Days, June 25th, 26th and 27th at the Grantsville, MD Town Park for food, fun, games, crafts, vendors, music and on Saturday the 26th come and meet Arthur Moats, the only NFL player to win the Walter Payton man of the year from two different NFL teams. Arthur Moats will be signing his book and taking pictures with the fans from 3 to 6 pm. All JTF activities are free to the public all weekend. More info here Arthur Moats Book Signing at Grantsville Days https://www.facebook.com/events/852444318953916?ref=newsfeed

June 26th South Branch Valley Bluegrass Festival and Fireworks Show!  Saturday June 26th. At  Wapocoma Campgrounds in Romney!  5 Dollars per person! 11am to 10pm.  Fireworks show to follow!

July

July 3rd  It’s that time of year again! The annual 4th of July Battle of the Barrel, hosted by the New Creek Volunteer Fire Department, is quickly approaching! All fire/rescue departments are invited to attend. The public is encouraged to come and support your local volunteers in our friendly competition. Where: 3628 New Creek Hwy, Keyser, WV 26726, United States. Registration begins at 9:00 am with a captains meeting being at 9:45 am. The battle will officially begin at 10:00 am. Due to the short notice, this year may not have any trophies, just bragging rights!

July 3rd Frostburg Elks 44th Derby Day Races being held July 3, 12 noon starting with a parade of all drivers down Main Street to the Elks Lodge for a short ceremony.  The races start at 12:30 and run to 4:00. We are happy to have third and fourth generation drivers this year so please join us for a fun day in Frostburg cheer for all of the youth participating in Derby Day. Food trucks in our parking lot and on Main Street

July 4th

An Annual memorial service will be held for American Revolutionary War veterans at the Cumberland Historic Cemetery Organization (CHCO) Headquarters at 400 S. Allegany Street in Cumberland. There will be reading of the Capt. David Lynn CHCO plaque at the 1801 columns followed by a wreath laying at Capt. Lynn CHCO grave monument located in Rose Hill Cemetery on Fayette Street in Cumberland.

Capon Valley Ruritan Yellow Springs July 4th Celebration will be held Sunday July 4th at the Capon Valley Ruritan Park. Registration is from 9am until noon. Dash plaques will be available for the first 75 cars. Top 20, Best of Show plaques. There will be bbq chicken, pulled pork and homemade ice cream. There will also be live music and a benefit auction.

Cumberland, MD: The City of Cumberland Independence Day Fireworks at Constitution Park will be taking place on Sunday, July 4, 2021, commencing at approximately 9:30 p.m. Leading up to the fireworks display, Constitution Park Pool will be open on July 4th from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., with the park closing to the public at 4:00 p.m. Pine Avenue will be closing to thru traffic at 4:00 also, but local traffic will still have access to their homes. In the unlikely event of rain, Monday, July 5th has been set as the rain date. Any questions regarding the City’s Independence Day Celebration may be directed to the Parks and Recreation Department by calling 301-759-6636 or emailing diane.johnson@cumberlandmd.gov.

Keyser, WV: The City of Keyser will be hosting 4th of July Music in the park. The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. at Brooks Park Fireworks will be visible from this area. The following music acts will be performing till dark: Solid Gold 530-715 New Chapter 730 Cold drinks will be sold at the event. We ask that everyone social distance as much as possible. Absolutely NO fireworks of any kind in the park.

Deep Creek Lake: The Garrett County Chamber of Commerce presents the annual Fire on the Mountain Fireworks Display at Wisp Resort overlooking Deep Creek Lake, Maryland on July 4, 2021. Join the celebration! The display is set to begin around 9:30 pm and is set off from the tubing hill at the Mountain Park at Wisp Resort. Free.  For any location you choose to view the fireworks from, please remember to practice social distancing. Prime viewing locations for the annual display include:

◦Scenic overlook along Rt. 219

◦Wisp Resort

◦Lawn at Garrett College

◦Boat on Deep Creek Lake, particularly McHenry Cove

◦Local Businesses in McHenry

Rain date: July 5th. Additional details available at: visitdeepcreek.com/pages/FireontheMountainFireworksDisplay

July 7th The Frostburg State University Children’s Literature Centre (CLC), in collaboration with the city of Frostburg, will host “Pirates in the Park” on Wednesday, July 7, in Frostburg. Activities will be held at the Glendening Park Football Field from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Gates open at 6:45 p.m. All activities on this evening of pirate merriment, tales and treats are free and open to the public.  Activities include a presentation by pirate illustrator John Manders, pirate book sales and autographing, a pirate craft and goodie bag giveaway, a treasure chest raffle and the pirate movie “Ice Age: Continental Drift.” Thirsty pirates can also pick up a “Lemonade With the Law,” hosted by the Frostburg City Police.  New this year is the “Pirate Ships for Pennies” contest. Children are encouraged to create their own pirate ship at home, using recycled materials, and bring the pirate ship to the park to be displayed in front of the stage. Audience members place donations into designated buckets to vote for their favorite ship. The contest winner receives a prize from CLC, and proceeds from the contest will be donated to the Frostburg Food Pantry. For more information or a contest entry form, visit www.frostburg.edu/clc.   All attendees are encouraged to dress as pirates, and buccaneers should bring their own lawn chairs or blankets.  Activities are designed for children ages 4 to 10 but are not limited to that age group.  In case of rain, this event will be held on Wednesday, July 14.  Be sure to check the CLC website at www.frostburg.edu/clc for Frostburg restaurant and store specials for visiting swashbucklers. This event is sponsored by FSU’s Children’s Literature Centre, the city of Frostburg, Somerset Trust Company and Thomas Cumberland Subaru Hyundai.  For more information, contact the Children’s Literature Centre at 301-687-3133, clc@frosburg.edu, www.frostburg.edu/clc or the CLC Facebook Page

July 9th The Allegany Arts Council, Allegany College of Maryland, Frostburg State University, Allegany County NAACP Branch 7007, and the Community Resilience Council are pleased to announce a call to artists on the theme of “Creative Community Creating Unity.” The purpose of the exhibition is to invite artists of all skill levels to explore issues of equity, diversity, inclusion, affirmation, justice, and access, focusing attention on the ways in which art addresses these important issues impacting our world. The exhibition will not be juried and no prizes will be awarded. There is no fee to enter. The deadline to enter is Friday, July 9, 2021. Works may include visual arts, poetry or prose, installation, video/film/original music, dance or theater performance. The gallery will work with artists to ensure any artist wishing to participate may do so. The exhibition will take place in the Allegany Arts Council’s Schwab Gallery from July 31-August 28, 2021. For more information, or to download an entry form, please visit https://www.alleganyartscouncil.org/upcoming-events/creative-community-creating-unity/.

July 31st The Potomac District which serves local scouts in the Tri state area invites local youth, families, and community members to participate in their first annual bike/hike fundraiser and “Scout Skills Show” event to be held Saturday July 31 at Canal Place in Cumberland.   100% of the funds raised at the Potomac District Bike/Hike fundraiser will benefit local area scouts in Allegany, Garrett, Mineral, Hampshire, Hardy and Grant counties. Registration for the Bike/Hike Fundraiser portion of the event is $10 and open to all scouts, youth, adults, families, and community members.   All participants will receive a boxed lunch, event t-shirt and an event patch.  Prizes will also be awarded for additional funds raised.   Participants can register online at https://tinyurl.com/potobikehike or by phoning the Potomac District office at 301-729-1300. The Bike Hike fundraiser will start at 9 am with participant check-in beginning at 8:30 am.  Registration is online and the check-in station is at Canal Place.  Cycling participants will have the option to bike on the C&O Canal towpath trail to North Branch Lockhouse 57 and return to Canal Place, or on the Great Allegheny Passage to Woodcock Hollow and return to Canal Place.  Both options are approximately ten miles each way.  Or participants can choose to do a 4-mile hike on either trail and return to Canal Place.   Prizes will be awarded for pledges raised. The Scouts Skills Show portion of Saturday’s event will begin at noon and is free and open to the public.   The show will be based upon the popular Scout Mall show with local Scouting units showcasing their skills with interactive displays and demonstrations with an emphasis on scouting experiences, camping, and adventure sports.  Sponsorship opportunities will be available.  For more information, to register, or to donate, please visit:  https://tinyurl.com/potobikehike or contact Michelle Brenneman at the Potomac District Scout office; 301-729-1300