What’s Happening

What’s Happening in Downtown Cumberland

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EVENTS & ACTIVITIES

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

Allegany County Chamber of Commerce’s Lucky Ladies Night Out – Friday, June 11 at Ali Ghan Shrine Club Picnic Grounds – seating starts at 5:30 pm. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.  A lively evening of fun, laughter and good times.  Tickets – $40.00 per person.  Reserve a Lucky Table of 7 for $225.00. Ticket price includes hors d’oeuvres, beer/wine/seltzers/soft drinks and one free raffle ticket for grand prize drawing.  Themed gift basket drawings will be raffled off throughout the evening, tickets available for purchase.  For tickets or more information contact Allegany County Chamber of Commerce 301-722-2820 or email krista@alleganycountychamber.com.  Sponsored by Bella LLC, Divine Reflections, Homespire Mortgage and Kristi Otto Allstate Agency. 

Juneteenth Celebration – Saturday, June 19, 11 am, sponsored by the Allegany County NAACP Branch 7007. We are pleased to announce that we will be having a Juneteenth Celebration Saturday June 19th! We will be starting the day with virtual yoga. After yoga, we will be marching from Emmanuel Episcopal Church all the way to Canal Place for the full festival. Come join us for a whole day of food trucks, vendors, and music!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.


HIRING

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.comFor more information, leave a message for Dave Keech at 301-687-1006. 

The Allegany County Animal Shelter is hiring a kennel technician to care for cats, wash dishes and assist with laundry. The position will work Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Please call 301-777-5930 for more information.

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

Barkin’ Basement Thrift Shop  – Father’s Day is just around the corner. Find something special for dear old Dad at Barkin’ Basement. All Blue or Brown items are HALF PRICE this week. We’re 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. Check out our OTC sake for the month! 64 Greene Street – Lobby and drive-thru open Mon to Fri, 9am to 6pm & Sat 9am to 1pm – phone 301.724.1183

Prescription Take Back Day at PharmaCare West, Tuesday, June 15
11am to 3pm. Drop off your unused and expired medicines.

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. Our temporary hours for June 7 – June 26, we will be open 10 am -6 pm, Wednesdays – Saturdays with no merchandise intake.

The Craft Table –Wonderful selection of wreaths and seasonal decor items all locally handmade. Now taking special orders for patriotic wreaths for your front door.  Hours: Thursday 11-5, Friday 1-5PM, Saturday And Sunday noon-4.  Open by appointment only Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Craft Table 11 South Liberty Street in historic downtown Cumberland. 240-642-8828 the hiding place of your creative spirit

Wheelzup Adventures is the go-to shop for all your outdoor needs in Western Maryland. We provide access, knowledge & community for all those interested in self-discovery outdoors. Offerings include apparel/gear, rentals, shuttles. 86 Baltimore Street, www.wheelzupadventures.com

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. 

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.

Ristorante Ottaviani – We are open Tuesday – Saturday, 5 pm for dine-in, takeout, delivery, curbside pickup.

City Lights: An American Bar and Grill – Celebrating 22 years in Downtown Cumberland. 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.

Ladies, grab your girlfriends and head to Working Women’s Wednesday for Winey Wednesday at Mezzos with food, drinks, prizes, and fun!

94.1 QZK will be there from 6p-8p. FOOD AND DRINK SPECIALS START AT 5! YOU could be the lucky lady to spin the wheel to win Mezzos Money with $188 on the Wheel.

Mezzos – Dine in, Take out

  • Wednesday, June 9 – Grilled Chicken Fajita Burrito with Chips & Salsa – $8.50. A large burrito made with Grilled Chicken, green peppers, and Onions with Mexican seasoning! It comes with a side of our tortilla chips and salsa.
  • Thursday, June 10 – 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, June 11 – Two Traditional Crab Cake Sliders with Brew City Fries – $10. Two of our fried Crab Cake Sliders with a side of our Brew City Fries. A Maryland Tradition!
  • Saturday, June 12 – Half Off All Pizzas. Every Saturday is 50% off Pizza Day.

Fore Axes – Happy Hour Wednesday – Friday 4:00pm-7:00pm. Bottomless Mimosas and Bloody Mary’s 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.


FOR KIDS ONLY

End of School Celebration at the Cumberland YMCA – Join us Friday, June 11 from 8 – 11 pm for fun games, health education activities, prizes, and more! Free to High School students. Laser Tag – Yard Games – Knockerball – Food – Fun – Dance Challenges – Archery Tag – Kahoot! Health Interactive Quiz. Students must pre-register and have two waivers signed by parents to participate. For more information, please contact Shelly Minnigh, shelly@cumberlandymca.org. 601 Kelly Road, Cumberland. 301-777-9622. 

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!

Pick up your Summer Reading Log Today! Summer reading logs are now available at the libraries and online!  Grab your reading log and start reading, Summer with your Library officially starts June 14, and you don’t want to miss this year’s prizes and events!

We have a line-up of Tails and Tales of fun including live performances, Pet Portraits and Storybook Strolls with the Allegany County Animal Shelter, summer book discussions, and more!  Check out the events calendar for a summer filled with fun and reading!

 Visit our Summer with Your Library page for more information about this summer’s events and to download a reading log! www.alleganycountylibrary.info/summerreading

Thank you to all of our amazing sponsors this year for helping make Summer with your Library possible!  If you are interested in sponsoring a future program or summer event, please contact Alison Cline at acline@alleganycountylibrary.info.

The Parks and Recreation Department invites children aged 6-12 to join in the fun at the 2021 Summer Daycamp! Kids will experience outdoor activities, organized games, arts and crafts, tennis, swimming lessons and educational experiences, with breakfast and lunch provided daily! Daycamp will operate Monday through Friday from 9 am to 4 pm and will run for 7 weeks beginning on June 28th. Register for one week, or register for all, whatever suits your needs. Download the packet here: https://bit.ly/3fVHZkK

Story Time in the Park: Canal Place, June 24, 10-11 am – 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 in the Park will be held every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:00 AM in alternating parks throughout the county. Story Time in the Park is open to children of all ages. Famlies are encouraged to bring a blanket or lawn chairs and enjoy Story Times while observing social distancing guidelines. Listen to several books designed to have fun, strengthen literacy skills and promote health outdoor adventures. Every child will receive free books and crafts to take home and enjoy. 

Story Time in the Park schedule is subject to change and is weather permitting.

 

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. Check out our OTC sake for the month! 64 Greene Street – Lobby and drive-thru open Mon to Fri, 9am to 6pm & Sat 9am to 1pm – phone 301.724.1183Prescription Take Back Day at PharmaCare West, Tuesday, June 15
11am to 3pm. Drop off your unused and expired medicines..

 

DOWNTOWN LIVING AND WORKING

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.


ENTERTAINMENT

Mezzos in the Alley, 114 S. Centre Street – 

The Embassy Theatre Presents Junie E’s Essential Guide to School June 18 – June 27. Fri-Sat. 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM; Sundays 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Theatre opens 1 hour before performance. Junie B. Jones is back! Based on the bestselling books, the saga of the wisecracking first-grader continues in “Junie B.’s Essential Survival Guide to School”, a goofy and heartwarming follow-up to “Junie B. Jones, The Musical.” A self-appointed expert on all things first grade, Junie B. is determined to write the ultimate guide: Junie B.’s Essential Survival Guide to School. As she deals with writer’s block and constantly getting into trouble, Junie B. quickly realizes that she still has a lot to learn. 49 Baltimore Street, 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.

WMSRAll Sunday train rides are now 25% off for Standard Coach, Deluxe Coach, and Deluxe Open-Air tickets! Enjoy this limited time offer and experience a scenic train ride. Use code “sundaysavings25” when you checkout. All aboard in Cumberland! www.wmsr.com.The City of Cumberland Independence Day Fireworks at Constitution Park will proceed as planned on July 4, 2021, commencing at approximately 9:30 p.m. Constitution Park will be closing to the public at 4:00 p.m. The Fireworks display can be viewed from locations all across the City. In the unlikely event of rain, Monday, July 5th has been set as the rain date.

 

ART

Gilchrist Museum of the ArtsOur June gallery show featuring artists Chris Nelson & Kristina Hall! Opening reception. June 19, 5pm-7pm, with meet & greet with the artists! No cost to attend, free and open to the public. Live music provided by Shelby Herbert.

The Allegany Arts Council and its Saville Gallery are pleased to announce The Mountain Traditions Project, an exhibition through the eyes and lens of artist Michael O. Snyder. This limited exhibition will take place June 2-13, 2021. Through a series of photographic portraits, the Mountain Traditions Project tells the stories of individuals carrying forward Appalachian traditions in our rapidly changing world, explores culture as a dynamic force, and challenges long-held notions of cultural rigidity in Appalachia.

The Allegany Arts Council is pleased to announce the 11th Annual Mountain Maryland Plein Air Competition & Exhibition will take place June 15-19, 2021! This signature event in our community brings artists from around the country to Western Maryland for a week of outdoor painting. We are delighted to announce 28 members of our 2020 artist class will be joining us.

The plein air competition is not just for artists. It provides members of our community several great opportunities:

  • seeing artists work in picturesque locations, like Helmstetter’s Curve, Canal Place, and other outdoor locales in both Allegany and Garrett counties.
  • viewing artwork from highly accomplished plein air painters during our preview exhibition,
  • supporting the arts in our community by attending our Plein Air Reveal, where our artist class will reveal works created during the week.

To learn more about the competition, see the participating artists or view common painting locations visit the Mountain Maryland Plein Air at http://mmpleinair.org.

Have a place to add to our painting locations or want an artist to feature your home or property? Contact us!


HISTORY/MUSEUMS/ALLEGANY COUNTY TOURISM

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.


GET INVOLVED

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