What’s Happening

What’s Happening in Downtown Cumberland

Shop & Dine Local

EVENTS & ACTIVITIES

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. Being situated in the beautiful mountains of Western Maryland presents 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.


HIRING

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 and looking for employees, please message your information to the Visit Cumberland Maryland FB messenger page or email the information to becky@mcclarranwilliams.com. We will include your listing.


RETAIL

Craft Table: St Patrick’s Day Wreaths for the home, apartment or office! Select from our handmade wreaths or have a special one made just for you. This week sale $5 off on all remaining Valentine’s Day wreaths. Shop hours for February… Friday 1:00 till 5:00, Saturday and Sunday noon to 4:00 and Monday 100 to 5:00. Craft Table, the hiding place of your creative spirit in Downton Historic Cumberland. 240-642-8828.

Mixx 112 Boutique: Friends & Family Online Sale!!! February 17th – 28th
Use CODE: FROZEN for 30% Off Winter Frozen Sale Items
Use CODE: HEATWAVE for 50% OFF Winter Heatwave Sale Items
Only one coupon per order, per customer. Some restrictions may apply.

PharmaCare West: The lobby at PharmaCare West has reopened today and is fully operational. The post office is open and ready to serve you also. The lobby and drive-thru are open Monday through Friday, 9am to 6pm, and Saturday, 9am to 1pm – 301.724.1183

Barkin’ Basement Thrift Shop: $5 Winter Bag Sale – fill a Barkin’ Basement bag with as many winer clothing items as you can fit and get the entire bag for $5. Sweaters – Fleece – Sweat Shirts – Coats – Jackets – Gloves – Socks. We’re open Thursday – Monday, 45 Baltimore Street.

Cartridges Galore: 68 Pershing Street. Cartridges Galore specializes in video games from the original Nintendo to the latest release on XboxOne and PS4. Cartridges Galore buys, sells, and trades all things video games.

Lepley’s Dance Studio: Join the Never Too Late Girls at Lepley’s on Mondays and Fridays at 4:00 pm. Belly dance is Thursdays at 5:45 pm, and ballroom is Thursdays at 7:00 pm. Contact Nancy Lepley at 777-5315. 14 N Centre Street, Cumberland, MD.

Love to go antiquing and thrifting? Want to discover a handmade treasure? Downtown Cumberland has some great shops, including Fort Cumberland Emporium, Baltimore Street Collectibles, Barkin’ Basement Thrift Shop (Thursday – Sunday), Queen City Flea Market (Friday – Sunday), Windsor Castle Antiques & Flea Market (Sundays only) – all filled with antiques, collectibles, 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 are spendable at any DCBA member’s business. You may find out who is a DCBA member online at www.visitcumberland.org.


WINING & DINING

Find out what restaurants/pubs serve indoor or outdoor dining, carryout, or delivery at www.visitcumberland.org.

Ristorante Ottaviani: We are open Tuesday – Saturday, 5 pm for dine-in, takeout, delivery, curbside pickup.
Mezzos: Offering delivery! Call 301-777-7750. Mezzos open for lunch at noon.
This Week’s Specials
  • • Wed 2/17: Buffalo Chicken Wrap – $7.50. Fried Chicken, provolone cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, and onions topped with your favorite sauce. Served with Fries or Side Salad
  • • Thu 2/18: Burger Mania w/ Brew City Fries – $7.50. A Full-Size Sandwich with a quarter pound of Black Angus Burger served as Cajun Burger, Bacon, Mushroom, Swiss Burger w/ Sweet Horseradish, or Deluxe Burger with a side of Brew City Fries.
  • • Get a DOUBLE Burger for $10.50. That’s two patties for a half a pound of Black Angus Burger total!
  • • Fri 2/19: Steak Quesadillas – $7.50. Marinated Steak, served with lots of mixed cheese, tomatoes, pickles, and onions layered and melted in a large tortilla.
  • • Sun 2/21: BOGO Wing/Slider DAY. Every Sunday you can choose BOGO 50% Off on Chicken Wings, Boneless, Black Angus Sliders, Brew City Fries, and Cheese Nachos. Order by calling 301-777-7750, going to our website and ordering, or just by hitting the shop now button. Choose the flavors you want in chicken wings, boneless, or our Black Angus Sliders.

City Lights: An American Bar and Grill: Wine and Cheese Wednesday. Get two glasses of house wine and a three-cheese board for $20 or order any cheese board and get 25% off a bottle of wine from —4:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Call for outdoor reservations at 301-722-9800.

Crabby Pig: February Lunch Specials – $7.99 – Dine-In or Carry Out – 301-724-7472

  • • Tuesday – French Dip Sandwich, Chips and Pickles
  • • Wednesday – Shrimp Po’ Boy, Chips, and Pickles
  • • Thursday – Open Face Beef Sandwich with Gravy and Mashed Potatoes
  • • Friday – Fish Sandwich with Cup of Soup, Chips, and Pickles

 

STAY HEALTHY

COVID Testing: Principle Diagnostics, 222 Paca Street, has opened and offers COVID-19 testing and antibody testing. The company provides nasal swab PCR tests and a blood test for the presence of antibodies in individuals. The COVID screens are free. The antibody test has a $10 fee. Tests results are available in 24 hours. Hours are Thursday and Friday, 10 am – 6 pm, Saturday, 11 am – 4 pm. Walk-in are accepted. Appointments can be made by calling 240-580-6729.

PharmaCare West: The lobby at PharmaCare West has reopened today and is fully operational. The post office is open and ready to serve you also. The lobby and drive-thru are open Monday through Friday, 9am to 6pm, and Saturday, 9am to 1pm – 301.724.1183

Community Acupuncture has a new location – 113-115 Baltimore Street, Suite 202. Enter at the back of the building through the double glass doors. Appointments may be made via Facebook (Community Acupuncture) or email blythebmsom@gmail.com.


FOR FAMILIES & KIDS

Allegany County Library System

  • • Your favorite Story Time librarians broadcast Story Time LIVE for you on Zoom every Tuesday and Thursday at 10 am and Wednesdays at 2 pm! Each event will have a unique URL posted to Allegany County Library System’s Facebook page 10 minutes before each LIVE event! Grow your child’s early literacy skills with a fun-filled time of book reading, singing, rhyming, moving, and creating with one of our outstanding Program Specialists! Looking for more Story Times? Bring Story Time on-demand to your living room with our Virtual Story Times! Visit our YouTube channel and check out our Virtual Story Times playlist to wiggle and giggle with your favorite Story Time friends, Miss Kate, Miss Stacy, and Miss Misty!
  • • NextReads Newsletters – For those that love reading the latest and greatest books but have a hard time keeping up with all the new great titles that come out, we’ve just started a new perfect service for you, Next Reads Newsletters! You can now sign up to receive monthly emails with a list of new books in your favorite genres! The best part is that the list is linked to our library catalog, so you can instantly place a request and be one of the first to read all those new books! It’s super easy to sign up, go to our website www.alleganycountylibrary.info/nextreads, select the genres or topics of your reading interest, enter your email, and you’re all set!
  • • Let’s Get Lit! from the staff at the Allegany County Library System – Another great service for the book and movie lovers is a new podcast/video series from the ACLS staff, called Let’s Get Lit! In this series, library staff discuss and give a surefire reading, listening, and watching recommendations. There is a mixture of new and old titles from our collection that we think you will enjoy. New episodes are released every second and fourth Friday of the month and are available on YouTube, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google Podcasts!

 

HISTORY/MUSEUMS/ALLEGANY COUNTY TOURISM

FREE Dining, Lodging, and Museum Listing in Visit Mountain Maryland Destination Guide. It’s that time again as Allegany County Tourism starts to prepare the 2021 Visit Mountain Maryland Destination Guide. This year, we plan to print another 70,000 of our new guides. As in years past, we plan to include the Dining, Lodging, and Museum guides, which provide you a free listing for your business within the guide. However, in order to be included, you MUST complete the partnership form. To be included, forms are due by February 28, 2021. Complete Your FREE Listing Form

Guide Features:
  • • Distribution: 70,000 guides.
  • • Major Markets: Available in major markets including Baltimore, Pittsburgh, and Washington, DC.
  • • Digital Version: A companion digital version increases the exposure, reach, and overall usage of the guide.
If you have any questions regarding a free listing, please contact tourism@alleganygov.org

Gordon-Roberts House: Come back to the past! The Gordon-Roberts House is open for private tours. The Allegany County Historical Society is making its 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, info@alleganycountyhistory.org.


ENTERTAINMENT

Opening Friday March 19 for five performances, Philip King’s “See How They Run” returns to the stage of the Embassy Theatre. In 1947, the Cold War has just begun. A small-town English vicar named Lionel Toop deals with both his free-spirited Penelope, and town busybody Miss Skillon, who is upset with Penelope. When Lionel leaves for the evening, Clive, an American GI and friend of Penelope’s, arrives unexpectedly to catch up on old times. They make plans to go out, but since Clive can’t be seen out of uniform, he disguises himself in one of the vicar’s suits. This leads to several cases of mistaken identity when Penelope’s uncle, the Bishop of Lax, arrives, all while the search for an escaped communist takes place. With slapstick humor and wry wit, “See How They Run” has delighted audiences around the world for over seventy years. Tickets for this socially distanced live performance are $16 or $14 for seniors and students, and may be obtained on Eventbrite.com.All state mandated ordinances will be observed. For more information please contact the Embassy Theatre at 240-362-7183, email us at embassytheatre@atlanticbbn.net, or visit us online at www.embassytheatrecorp.org.https://www.eventbrite.com/…/see-how-they-run-tickets…


ART

Working in Harmony: Exploring Visual and Thematic Connections. West Virginia University Painting Professor Hannah K. Freeman and Frostburg State University Photography Professor, Robert Hein, will discuss the visual and thematic connections between Freeman’s exhibit, on display at the Allegany Arts Council February 6-27, and the work of contemporary photographers. The talk will focus on finding meaningful and relatable points between the two mediums, and exploring how the two can interconnect in creating new work. Saturday, February 20, 5:30 – 6:30 pm. Members: Free; Non-Members: $15.00

To register, please contact art@alleganyarts.org or 301.777.2787.
Advance registration is required, and a Zoom link will be sent to participants the day before the event.
Allegany Arts Council’s Schwab Gallery: Join the Allegany Arts Council, The Center for Mind-Body Medicine and Artistic Director of the Embassy Theatre, Timothy Bambara, for a special mind/body skills workshop to run eight weeks beginning Saturday, February 20, 2021. The workshop is designed for creative professionals but is not limited to artists and performers. The effort is made possible through a generous grant funded by the State of Maryland and administered through Allegany College of Maryland.
The workshop is limited to eight participants who will learn strategies to reduce stress and create calm in their lives. Each two-hour session will feature group work and exercises including meditation; guided imagery; biofeedback; and drawings, journals and movement. The workshop will take place in person, in the Allegany Arts Council’s Schwab Gallery. Attendees will attend ALL eight workshop dates. The workshop is free but is limited to eight participants. To register, please contact art@alleganyarts.org or 301.777.2787.

The Allegany Arts Council is pleased to announce “Young at Art: Exploring Watercolor for the Never-Before Artist” to take place Thursday, February 18, 2021, from 2:00 pm-4:00 pm. Young at Art is an initiative of the Allegany Arts Council, generously funded by the Community Trust Foundation. It is specifically geared toward novice artists 55 and older. Each Young at Art program will focus on a different art medium and provide a hands-on, interactive experience for adult beginners. Each program participant will receive a “kit” for the workshop. Registration and materials for the program are free but limited to 10 participants. Registrants should be 55 or older. To register, please contact 301.777.2787 or art@alleganyarts.org.


JOB/CHARITABLE/VOLUNTEER /OPPORTUNITIES

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.

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 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 becky@mcclarranwilliams.com

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