What’s Happening

What’s Happening in Downtown Cumberland

Shop & Dine Local

National Independent Retailers Month

EVENTS & ACTIVITIES

Farm Fresh Is Best! Cumberland Farmers Market every Thursday, 9:30am – 1pm   through the end of October. 

Back the Blue – 2021 – Sunday, August 1, 2 – 4 pm, Cumberland City Hall, 57 N. Liberty Street. Come out to support all area law enforcement and criminal justice professions. Back the Blue and show our support for our men and women who sacrifice so that we can be safe.

7th Annual National Night Out Cumberland with 3 events to ‘Give Neighborhood Crime and Drugs a Going Away Party’. We ask our local community to come out and get involved.  ‘America’s Night Out Against Crime’ now involves 16,000 communities and 38 million neighbors nationally. 1st:  NNO Free Swim Kick-Off Event will be held at Constitution Park Pool on Monday, August 2nd from 6 – 8 p.m. with a visit from the Cumberland Police Department. Swimmers have a chance to win prizes.  2nd: National Night Out Cumberland‘s main event will be held on Tuesday, August 3rd from 5 – 8 p.m. on Somerville Ave. in Cumberland. The Opening Ceremony will begin at 5 p.m. Event is held on the street between First and Fourth Streets in front of the Salvation Army. Locally we will have many public safety partners, nonprofits and businesses participating with music, games, information, giveaways, food and drink. This is a great opportunity to bring Cumberland Police and neighbors together in a positive atmosphere to build a safer Cumberland.  3rd) NNO ‘Porch Lights On from Dusk ’til Dawn’ campaign begins at dusk on Tues., Aug. 2 through dawn on Wed., Aug. 3. This is a way for City residents to stand together and promote awareness, safety, and neighborhood unity while also reducing criminal activity and inappropriate street behavior.  We encourage everyone to lock your doors and turn on your porch lights. For additional information or to get involved, contact terri.hast@cumberlandmd.gov, call 301-759-6517, or message us from Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/NNOCumberland. Event flier available on FB page.

City Center Summer Celebration – Join us for a family friendly summer celebration in Downtown Cumberland. Bring the kids for a fun afternoon of activities and enjoy rocking’ music and an antique car show in the early evening. Plus, sidewalk sales and tasty treats.

 2 – 4 pm

  • • Kids Activities hosted by the Allegany County Library System
  • • Allegany Arts Council Arts Bus
  • • Civil Air Patro
  • • Sidewalk Sales
  • • Queen City Creamery

4 – 4:30 pm

  • • Embassy Theatre Players on Stage

5 – 7 pm

  • • Risque Rock n Roll
  • • Queen City Antique Car Club
  • • Lost Mountain BBQ

HIRING

PharmaCare Network – We currently are seeking full-time Pharmacy Technicians here at PharmaCare. Excellent benefits and wages! If you are a registered pharmacy technician, contact Jodi Chamberlain to apply. 301-723-2425 jchamberlain@3ipc.com

Hobbies Plus at 113 Baltimore Street Cumberland – Looking for Part-Time Sales Associate to work on Saturdays 12-5 (Every Saturday) and fill in during the week when needed.  Job starts in August.  Wanting someone Friendly and Reliable with Good Customer Service Skills.  Must be 18 years or older.  Applications can be picked up at the Store Monday thru Friday 12-6 or Saturday 12-5.

Join the Chessie Family! Chessie Federal Credit Union is hiring. Contact them for information about their current employment opportunities at 301-777-1781 or online at chessiefcu.org.

If you’re looking for a new opportunity, Fort Cumberland Emporium has an open space available for a new vendor. Interested? Call the shop for more information at 301-722-4500.

Allegany County Habitat for Humanity Construction Liaison/Site Supervisor for Volunteersa part time position until early summer of 2022 to help coordinate our next build with our partner contractor. This position will involve planning with our contractor for the use of volunteers on the work site, planning for and supervising volunteer work crews, managing some materials procurement and maintaining financial records. Details of the position and compensation will be negotiated on a contract basis. Interested parties should email a letter of interest and resume to alleganycountyhabitat@gmail.com. For more information, leave a message for Dave Keech at 301-687-1006.

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

The Glittery Pineapple Boutique — Trendy, affordable women’s clothing & accessories located @ 441 N Centre St. Simply Southern tees in stock starting at $17.99!

The Book Center – Books on the Bricks – Did you know we have a book group? Meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month from 6-7:30 pm. Here’s what we’re reading: How Much of These Hills is Gold by C. Pam Zhang (August), Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead by Olga Tokarczuk (September) and Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann (October). Join our book group mailing list at https://mailchi.mp/94292…/books-on-the-bricks-email-signup

Craft Table – Wreaths and seasonal decor items all locally handmade. We even do special order wreaths and that crafty touch on your project that you never have time to complete but needed done yesterday.  Hours: Thursday 11-5, Friday 1-5PM, Saturday And Sunday noon-4.  Open by appointment only Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.  The hiding place of your creative spirit…Craft Table  www.Craft-Table.com  240.642.8828 Located at 11 South Liberty Street in historic downtown Cumberland.

Barkin’ Basement Thrift Shop – It’s Christmas in July at Barkin’ Basement. All Christmas items plus all red or green items throughout the store are HALF PRICE. Barkin’ Basement is open Sunday, Monday, Thursday – Saturday, 45 Baltimore Street.

PharmaCare West has everything you need for you summertime first aid kit – aloe sunburn relief, insect repellent, tick kit, Dramamine, antibiotic ointment, Benadryl, hydrocortisone cream, and sunscreen. Are your students in need of back-to-school vaccines? If yes, stop by the pharmacy for all preventative vaccine needs. 64 Greene Street – Lobby and drive-thru open Mon to Fri, 9am to 6pm & Sat 9am to 1pm – phone 301.724.1183

Please call PharmaCare Infusion Services at 301.723.2440 for COVID-19 vaccines and testing, available Monday through Friday.

The Thrifty Baby – 138 Baltimore Street is a delightful shop with clothing and accessories from preemie to teen and everything in between. Buying and selling kids clothing and items. A wide variety of merchandise available at reasonable prices.

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.

If you’re looking for a new opportunity, Fort Cumberland Emporium has an open space available for a new vendor. Interested? Call the shop for more information at 301-722-4500.

Love to go antiquing and thriftingWant to discover a handmade treasure? Downtown Cumberland has some great shops, including Fort Cumberland Emporium (Thursday – Monday), Baltimore Street Collectibles, Barkin’ Basement Thrift Shop (Thursday – Monday), 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.

Mezzos Week’s Special – Dine in, Take out, Delivery

  • • Wednesday, July 21 – Philly Steak and Cheese Sliders with Brew City Fries – $9.50. Sliced Steak that is Grilled with fresh Green Peppers, Onions, and melted shredded cheese. You also get a side of our Brew City Fries.
  • • Thursday July 22 – FULL SIZE BURGER MANIA – $7.50. Make it a DOUBLE Burger Mania – $11. 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.
  • • Friday, July 23 – Boneless Chicken with Brew City Fries – $9.00. Get an order of our Boneless Chicken flavored with your favorite Wing sauce and a side of our Brew City Fries
  • • Saturday July 24 – Half Off All Pizzas. Every Saturday is 50% off Pizza Day. Try one of our Artisan Pizzas that serves 1-2 People. Choose from Cheese, Pepperoni, Pepperoni & Portabella Mushroom, Portabella Mushroom, Buffalo Chicken, Sweet & Sassy Chicken, Bold BBQ, and the BEST Crab Pizza in town!

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.

Lost Mountain BBQ – We are a carry out only BBQ restaurant located in beautiful downtown Cumberland, 49 North Centre Street. Hours of Operation are currently 11 to 8 Wednesday through Saturday, and 12 to 7 on Sunday.

Fore Axes – Happy Hour Wednesday – Friday 4:00pm-7:00pm. Bottomless Mimosas and Bloody Marys every Saturday & Sunday 12:00pm-2:00pm.

Jin’s Asian Cuisine – Chinese, Thai, & Japanese Restaurant.  Take-Out & Delivery. Open Tuesday – Sunday, 11am – 10 pm. 36 Queen City Drive, 301-777-5555.

Crabby Pig AYCE Crabs- $32/person, Wednesday, July 21, 5 – 7:30 PM.

 

YOUR HEALTH

PharmaCare West has everything you need for you summertime first aid kit – aloe sunburn relief, insect repellent, tick kit, Dramamine, antibiotic ointment, Benadryl, hydrocortisone cream, and sunscreen. Are your students in need of back-to-school vaccines? If yes, stop by the pharmacy for all preventative vaccine needs. 64 Greene Street – Lobby and drive-thru open Mon to Fri, 9am to 6pm & Sat 9am to 1pm – phone 301.724.1183

Please call PharmaCare Infusion Services at 301.723.2440 for COVID-19 vaccines and testing, available Monday through Friday.

Living with Chronic Pain? Discover strategies and skills to help you manage your pain.  If you or someone you know suffers with chronic pain, please register for this research-based free six-week Chronic Pain Self-Management Program. The workshops are scheduled Wednesdays, July 21 – August 25, 1 – 3:30 pm. For more information, contact UPMC Western Maryland Community Wellness at 240-964-8424.

 

DOWNTOWN LIVING & WORKING

Live in Downtown Cumberland – The apartments at 9 North Centre have one apartment available.  Apartment 302 http://9northcentre.com/302.html  is a nice sized two bedroom and two bath unit.  Please contact bhs@9northcentre.com for more information.

Offices on the Mall – A two-office suite is available on the 2nd floor of a secure professional office complex at 31 Baltimore Street on the busiest corner of the Downtown Mall.  Fully carpeted, freshly painted, and ready to move in.  Includes AC, heat, electric, restrooms, visitor waiting area and locked mailbox.  430 sq ft total at $450/month. Call John at 443-510-5724.

If you’re looking for a new opportunity, Fort Cumberland Emporium has an open space available for a new vendor. Interested? Call the shop for more information at 301-722-4500.

 

ENTERTAINMENT

Mezzos in the Alley, 114 S. Centre Street – 

  • • Wednesday, July 21, 5 pm – Working Women’s Wednesday
  • • Thursday, July 22, 7:30 pm – Trivia Night with Host Randy Means
  • • Friday, July 30, 8 pm – Handful of Blues
  • • Thursday, August 12 –Savage Mountain Punk Fest 2021 – Join us for three days of punk rock in Western Maryland! Bands to be announced. Tickets · $50 – $150. www.eventbrite.com/e/savage-mountain-punk-festival-tickets-147182682365

Comedy Legends at the Embassy! Embassy Theatre, 49 Baltimore Street, 8 pm.  A tribute to the masters of the art of laughter. Are you ready to laugh? Well, ready or not, here we come! Join us on Saturday, July 31 at 8 pm when we present our tribute to the masters of the art of laughter. Comic legends from television, the silver screen, and standup will be portrayed for an evening of lighthearted entertainment.

Church Folk to play at the Embassy, Friday, July 23, 8 pm. This acoustic trio consists of Seth Wilson on lead guitar and vocals, Katie Wilson on bass and vocals, and Nate Hutchings on rhythm guitar and vocals, three friends who share a love and appreciation for honest music. Church Folk sings about life, love, and loss. Tickets are $5 and may be purchased at the door. Reservations may be made by calling 240-362-7183.The Embassy is located at 49 Baltimore St. in Cumberland, Maryland.

The Loft 129 a new event venue that will provide live concerts and other entertainment and a venue for special events. The hall is located at 129 Baltimore Street in the Historic City Center district in Downtown Cumberland. Tickets available online at www.loft129.org

  • • Friday, August 6, 8 pm – ToMaJiTa Jazz Funktet presented by the Cumberland Jazz Society! This talented soulful band performs tunes by groups like Weather Report, Herbie Hancock, Yellowjackets, Jeff Lorber Fusion, and more. Tickets – $10/person
  • • Friday, August 13, 8 pm – Cumberland‘s own legendary jazz keyboard and vocalist Barry Gurley! This award-winning musician will lead a trio in very special concert.

The Embassy presents All My Sons by Arthur Miller, August 13-15 & 20-22. Friday – Saturday 8 pm, Sunday 2 pm. How far would a man go to protect his family, his interests, and his legacy? Joe Keller, the patriarch in All My Sons, desperately wants to secure and maintain the financial security and legacy he spent so many years building, ready to hand it down to his surviving son Chris. At the same time, Joe’s wife Kate is still waiting for their eldest son Larry to return from war, determined that he is alive and will marry the former girl-next-door, Ann — the daughter of Joe’s former business partner who is sitting in prison, punished for Joe’s crimes. To complicate this family drama, Chris and Ann are in love and want to get married. In All My Sons, Arthur Miller creates a post-war American family in a tragic downfall of lies, greed, love, and loss, and demands its audience examine their own social responsibilities to all the sons of American wars. Tickets $16, $14/seniors and students. Tickets are available at Eventbrite.com or call for reservations, 240-362-7183.

Lepley’s Dance Studio: Come join The Never Too Late Girls dance group on Mondays and Fridays at 4:00 pm at 14 N Centre Street in downtown Cumberland.  Contact Nancy Lepley at 301-777-5315 for more information or just stop in.” Also offering “Meditation by Paul” on Wednesday nights at 7 pm at no charge.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show – October 30 – Allegany Allied Arts is pleased to present the cult favorite “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” (1975) with full audience participation encouraged. Hosted by Envy Divine. Right in the middle of the annual Ghouley Pub Crawl. Saturday, October 30, 2021, The Venue At Mezzos, 114 S Centre St, Cumberland, Maryland 21502. Doors open 7pm, “Virgin Games” pre-show and costume contest at 9:30pm. Feature presentation 10pm. A limited number of “Survival Kit” grab bags will be available for $5 each. Arrive early and don’t miss out.100 minutes. Rated R. Under 17 not admitted without parent or guardian. 21+ for alcohol. $10 General Admission. $250 Premium Table (for eight) includes eight admission tickets, eight grab bags, and eight t-shirts. General Admission tickets will be available at the door and may be purchased in advance via Eventbrite.

 

ART

William Gilchrist Museum of the Arts–Our July gallery show featuring artists Eileen Dorsey and Lacey Ann Miller. Opening reception is July 24 from 5pm-7pm, with meet & greet with the artists! No cost to attend, free and open to the public.

The Allegany Arts Council’s 2021 Members Exhibition will take place June 26-July 24, 2021, in our Saville Gallery and Schwab Galleries. This annual art showcase features the work of our artist-members and celebrates the vibrant arts and cultural scene in our community. A public opening for the exhibition will be held Saturday, June 26, from 6:00PM-8:00PM.

The Allegany Arts Council is pleased to welcome artist Jenny Wilson for her solo exhibition, Natural Abstraction, to take place July 31-August 28 in the Saville Gallery. Wilson describes her paintings as contemporary landscape or contemporary abstract. As an artist as well as a professional musician, her paintings are informed by her musical knowledge; gradations of tone, color, balance, tension and release, and rhythm all play into her composition. Join us for a Public Opening to take place Saturday, July 31, 2021, from 6:00PM-8:00PM. The Public Opening is free and open to the public.

The Allegany Arts Council, Allegany College of Maryland, Frostburg State University, Allegany County NAACP Branch 7007, and the Community Resilience Council are pleased to present an exhibition on the theme of “Creative Community Creating Unity.” The exhibition includes the work of artists of all skill levels, exploring issues of equity, diversity, inclusion, affirmation, justice, and access. The exhibition will take place in the Allegany Arts Council’s Schwab Gallery from July 31-August 28, 2021. A public opening will be held August 14 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm. It is free and open to the public.

Introduction to Drone Photography: Elevate Your Vision and Abilities, Saturday, August 14,9:00 am – 11:00 am. Meet in the Allegany High School parking lot, 900 Seton Drive, Cumberland. Drone photography opens a new dimension to see and enjoy your world.
Whether your interest is artistic, scientific, or business, plan to attend this 90-minute outdoor workshop and demonstration presented by Ryan Brenneman, an experienced and award-winning drone photographer and videographer.You’ll cover:

  • • Drone safety rules and registration
  • • Pre-flight inspection tips
  • • Using drones for unique and creative photo perspectives
  • • Different types of drones – and understanding limitations of each
  • • Breakdown of footage: examples of drone photography work

You’ll also receive a hands-on demonstration of the fun and excitement of this powerful technology. Included will be a special demonstration of a new FPV (First Person View) drone that uses an onboard camera to relay live video to goggles,mobile phones or tablet screens. This new technology allows the drone pilot to
fly “in person” and capture video at speeds up to 89 mph!

The presentation is designed for ages 15 and up; no drone experience isnecessary. Pre-registration is required, and attendance is limited. Registration is free for Allegany Arts Council members; $15 for all others. Pre-register today byemailing art@alleganyarts.org

The Arts & Entertainment Districts of Cumberland and Frostburg, in concert with the Downtown Development Commission and Schoolhouse Quilters, Inc., are pleased to announce their first ever collaboration, QuiltWalk 2021. QuiltWalk 2021 celebrates the art of quilting by members of the Schoolhouse Quilters Guild and Creative Needles, two entities that partner to form Schoolhouse Quilters, Inc. Handmade quilts will be displayed in storefronts located in the downtown areas of Cumberland and Frostburg from September 1-30, 2021, showcasing the work of local quilters as well as a number of available commercial properties.

 

HISTORY/MUSEUMS/ALLEGANY COUNTY TOURISM

Allegany County Tourism invites visitors and community members to celebrate our region’s story during the fourth annual Mountain Maryland Photo Contest. Photos will be collected in four categories that represent Allegany County Tourism’s four pillars of destination: Arts and Culture, History and Heritage, Scenic Landscapes, and Outdoor Recreation. Qualifying photo submissions will be eligible for $1,700 in cash prizes between the four categories. Cash prizes will be awarded in each category, with first place receiving $225, second place receiving $125, and third place receiving $75. Winning photos will be displayed during an exhibition and reception at the Allegany Arts Council in January 2022 and will also appear in the annual publication, Visit Mountain Maryland, Allegany County’s official Destination Guide. Photo submissions may appear in the destination guide, on Allegany County’s Tourism website, mdmountainside.com, or on social media. Only photos taken in Allegany County, MD, will be eligible for the contest. Photos must be high-resolution, with a minimum of 300 dpi. Collages, composite images, images that have been digitally transformed with special effects, images containing watermarks, and black and white images will be disqualified. Submissions will be accepted ongoing until the deadline of Thursday, October 31, 2021. Photographers may submit an unlimited number of images in each category throughout the contest time frame.
For complete details, full contest rules, and to upload photo submissions, please visit mdmountainside.com/photo-contest. For questions regarding the 2021 Mountain Maryland Photo Contest, please email jpalumbo@alleganygov.org.

Minors are now fine free at the Allegany County Library System. Library users ages 17 and under will no longer be charged late fines on overdue items. The mission of the library system is to provide information and services to enrich the lives of the people in Allegany County. Fines, especially for children, are a barrier to accessing information. An analysis by the Maryland State Library Resource Center and other libraries shows that charging fines to library patrons affects lower-income users disproportionately and punishes children who might have limited control over returning books on time and limited means to repay those fines. Please visit www.alleganycountylibrary.info or call 301-777-1200 for more information about library services.

The Allegany County Visitor Center which operates in collaboration with the National Park Service, is now open outdoors! While we continue to wait on the NPS to open their inside facilities, our staff is taking the collateral and their presence outdoors. Daily, 10 am – 2 pm.

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.

#DelYeahAllegany County Tourism is giving away one (1) Four-Day Pass to DelFest! DelFest is Allegany County, the Mountain Side of Maryland’s premier bluegrass festival, celebrating the rich legacy of Del McCoury, with world-class musical collaborations from some of the best-known names in bluegrass music. Typically, an annual Memorial Day Weekend event, we are so excited to welcome the festival back this September 23-26, 2021. We would love for you to follow DelFest and our social channels to stay in-the-know.

Contest Details: https://www.mdmountainside.com/giveaways

 

JUST FOR KIDS

Join Girls Who Code this summer at Allegany College of Maryland for a FREE Summer Camp for girls entering into 6th, 7th or 8th grade in the fall of 2021. The camp is designed for girls with any level of computer skills from zero computer coding skills to advanced. If you are interested in learning about computer programming, coding and learning from women in the computer science field, visit http://bit.ly/GWC2021camp to complete the application!

 

GET INVOLVED/OPPORTUNTIES

The Western Maryland chapter of the National Federation of the Blind is seeking new members as it starts its local membership drive! Are you blind, visually impaired or know somebody who is or maybe you work with the visually impaired? Consider joining the state’s fastest growing chapter here in Western Maryland. You can live the life you want; blindness is not what holds you back. The National Federation of the Blind knows that blindness is not the characteristic that defines you or your future. Every day we raise the expectations of blind people, because low expectations create obstacles between blind people and our dreams. For more information about the Western Maryland chapter and the National Federation of the Blind of Maryland please call 443-426-4110 our email at info@nfbmd.org

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.

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