What’s Happening in Downtown Cumberland

This Fall, Shop and Dine Small in Downtown Cumberland

 

EVENTS

Farmers’ Market is from 9:30 am – 1 pm in downtown Cumberland every Thursday and at Canal Place every Saturday. Make your plans to shop local.

One of the great fall traditions in our region is the Great Allegany Run, which is now in its 40th year. This event is Saturday, October 1, and it continues to attract runners of all ages from throughout the region. Proceeds benefit Allegany County Habitat for Humanity. The 15K race begins at 8:00 am at Mason’s Lodge in Mount Savage and ends on Centre Street on the Downtown Cumberland Mall. A 5K race begins at 8:00 am in front of the Queen City Creamery. After the race, the awards ceremony will be held at Mezzo’s on Centre Street and runners will enjoy food, drinks and prize drawings. Online registration is at runsignup.com/RACE/MD/Cumberland/GreatAlleganyRun. Registration will also be held at the WheelzUp Adventures at Baltimore Street in Cumberland from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Friday, September 30, and Saturday, October 1, from 6:00 – 7:00 am. Please call Allegany County Habitat for Humanity at 301-687-1006 for additional information about ways to support or participate in the Great Allegany Run.

Every Thursday in October – Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27 – Bishop Walsh Spartan Theatre Presents The Not So Spooky Ghost Tours! Join us for a walking tour you will remember fondly for years to come! The tour will start at the Downtown Cumberland Liberty Street Stage, 1 Liberty Street. Cash donations will be accepted during the performances; checks can be made to Bishop Walsh School (memo line “Spartan Theatre”) 1st tour begins at 7:30 pm, 2nd tour starts at 7:45 pm. theatre@bishopwalsh.org.

North Centre Street – Street Festival – Saturday, October 8, 12 noon – 9 pm. Celebrating Ristorante Ottaviani’s 17th anniversary. Live music, dancing, meatball challenge, artisan local vendors and dining in the street.

Boo on the Bricks – Join us on Saturday, October 29, at 11 am for a family-friendly Halloween event on the bricks in downtown Cumberland! Trick or treating and a costume contest for kids 12 and under. The First 250 kids receive a special trick-or-treat bag with an M&M Bakery cookie and other surprises! Special activities at The Book Center and the Allegany Arts Council, The Creamery’s ice cream truck. Music by DJ Jimmy Hook. Photo booth by Wolford Photography.

 

HALLOWEEN AROUND TOWN

Pumpkin Patch Limited – For just $15, take the train to the Pumpkin Patch at Helmstetter’s Curve! Costumes are encouraged, and all passengers get to pick a pumpkin! Go to WMSR.com or call (301)-759-4400 to get your tickets today!

Every Thursday in October
Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27 – Bishop Walsh Spartan Theatre Presents The Not So Spooky Ghost Tours! Join us for a walking tour you will remember fondly for years to come! The tour will start at the Downtown Cumberland Liberty Street Stage, 1 Liberty Street. Cash donations will be accepted during the performances; checks can be made to Bishop Walsh School (memo line “Spartan Theatre”) 1st tour begins at 7:30 pm, 2nd tour starts at 7:45 pm. theatre@bishopwalsh.org.

Saturday, October 22
Barktoberfest/Trunk or Treat – Allegany County Animal Shelter, 11 am – 3 pm. Join us at the shelter for a spooktacular good time! Bring the kids out for trunk or treat and view our adoptable pets while enjoying the festivities.

Sunday, October 23
Join us at Rocky Gap State Park for our annual Trunk or Treat program! Stop by with your best costume to trick or treat around the parking lot and meet some of our park staff and other community organizations. 11 am – 3 pm.

Wednesday, October 26
The annual South Cumberland Business and Civic Association Marsha L. Thomas Memorial Halloween Parade is scheduled for Wednesday, October 26. The parade will begin at 7 pm and follow the same route as in past years as it moves along East First Street, travels down Virginia Avenue and disbands on W. Industrial Boulevard between Kirk Auto Sales and W. Third Street.

Friday, October 28
“Dem Bones” Victorian Halloween Party – Friday, October 28, 7 – 9:30 pm, Gordon Roberts House, 218 Washington Street. Back by popular demand Megan Jean and the KFB. “New frightfully fun open bar using ACHS Heritage Spirits, Scary themed buffet with ghoulishly great chili and fixings. Steampunk attire is encouraged and treated with total awe. Tickets are $40/person and are available at alleganycountyhistory.org.

Saturday, October 29
Boo on the Bricks – Join us on Saturday, October 29, at 11 am for a

family-friendly Halloween event on the bricks in downtown Cumberland! Trick or treating and a costume contest for kids 12 and under. The First 250 kids receive a special trick-or-treat bag with an M&M Bakery cookie and other surprises! Special activities at The Book Center and the Allegany Arts Council, The Creamery’s ice cream truck. Music by DJ Jimmy Hook. Photo booth by Wolford Photography.

Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) – Mezzos, 114 S Centre Street. 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. Doors open at 7 pm, “Virgin Games” pre-show and costume contest at 9:30 pm. Feature presentation 10 pm. 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 a parent or guardian. 21+ for alcohol. $10 General Admission. $250 Premium Table (for 8) includes eight admission tickets, eight grab bags, and eight t-shirts. https://www.alleganyalliedarts.org/.

The Ghouley Glow in the Dark Black Out Party – Featuring DJ JT Wells, Mezzos Bottom Floor, 114 S. Centre Street. Doors open at 7 pm, free entry.

Fore Axes Halloween Party – 7:00 pm – Late. Halloween Costume party! Drink specials and live music from DJ South! www.ForeAxes.com

 

RETAIL

Barkin’ Basement Thrift Shop –  Books. Fiction. Non-Fiction. Cookbooks. Children’s Books. We’ve got books. And they are all half-price starting Thursday, September 29 and running through Monday, October 3. Barkin’ Basement is open Sunday, Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 45 Baltimore Street. www.barkinbasementthriftshop.com.

Commercial Press is doing 10% off all printing! Posters, flyers, signage, and more. Stop in and our designers will help you with whatever you need. 109 S George St #2, Cumberland. commercialpresscompany.com

Craft Table has a wonderful selection of wreaths and seasonal decor items, all locally handmade in our shop here in Cumberland. We now make the very popular Yarn and Ribbon wreath… Are you a Crafter but need a little help with your project? Ask about our one-on-one classes. Special orders are no problem at the Craft Table stop by the shop or give us a call. Hours: Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 12-5. Phone: 240.642.8828. Located in historic downtown Cumberland at 11 South Liberty St. Craft Table…The hiding place of your creative spirit. www.craft-table.com

Little Free Library has opened in Historic downtown Cumberland. Craft Table has partnered with County United Way and the Imagination Library to bring you our Minecraft-themed Little Free Library at the corner of Merchants Alley and South Liberty Street. Take a book, leave a book. If you see a book you’d like to read, feel free to take it with you. Return it to the Little Free Library when you have finished. Give a book and help keep this Little Free Library operating by leaving a book for others to read. For more information about the Minecraft-themed Little Free Library, please contact the Craft Table at 240.642.8828, Email: craft.table21502@gmail.com. Visit our shop at 11 South Liberty Street, Cumberland, Maryland.

Welcome to Hidden Treasures on Centre St. We invite everyone to visit our new Shop, located at 127 N. Centre St. We are a new ESTATE & CONSIGNMENT Store. We carry a wide variety of merchandise, and as you enter the store, you will see items from the past to the present that range from Antiques, Vintage pieces, and semi-new to new. The items will cover furniture, dishes, glassware, paperweights, collectibles, old toys, vintage jewelry, and much more. Open Thursday – Saturday, 12 noon – 4 pm, and Sunday, 12:30 – 4 pm.

PharmaCare West – PharmaCare West has flu shots available now – high dose (for people over 65) and regular vaccine. No appointment for walk-in service to get your shot. No charge for Medicare Part B recipients and no out-of-pocket expense for most 3rd party insurances. Our pharmacy staff is available to answer any questions you may have about the seasonal flu vaccine. 64 Greene Street – open Monday through Friday, 9 am to 6 pm, and Saturday, 9 am to 1 pm – phone 301.724.1183 – follow us on Facebook – The PharmaCare Network

Western Maryland Music Center – Check out our fantastic new inventory! 115 Baltimore Street. http://www.westernmarylandmusic.com/

Lepley’s Dance Studio and Tanning, 14 N Centre Street. Join the Never Too Late Girls dance group on Mondays and Fridays from 4 to 5 pm. Also offer tanning, supplies and other merchandise. 301-777-5315.

Love to go antiquing and thriftingWant to discover a handmade treasure? Downtown Cumberland has some great shops, including Fort Cumberland Emporium (Thursday – Monday), Hidden Treasures (Thursday – Sunday), 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

Cafe Mark – Our lunch special this week is a crab roll! Crab salad on a homemade roll. Pair it with our corn and scallion griddle cakes! We hope to see you for lunch tomorrow. Cafe Mark’s hours are Monday – Friday, 7 am – 3 pm; Saturday, 8 am – 3 pm; Sunday, 8 am – 2 pm.

Charis Winery – Tasting, Tours and Sales Hours at the Winery: Mondays: Noon to 5:00 pm; Tuesday-Thursday, Noon to 6:00 pm; Friday: Noon to 8:00 pm; Saturday – 11:00 am to 8:00 pm; Sunday – 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

Handcrafted for excellence and made for your pleasure. Tastings are $8 for a flight of four wines and are on a walk-in basis. Tours upon request. 16 Howard Street, Canal Place. www.chariswinery.com.

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. 301-722-9800.

JJ’s & Sons Pizzeria – 301-777-3994

  • Buffalo-Style Wings & Pizza // Famous Bleu Cheese Dressing // Fresh Subs & Salads
  • Join the JJ’s Fan Club for News & Special Offers
  • Open 11-9 Every Day for Takeout & Delivery
  • Visit us at: jjsandsons.com // 158 N Centre St, Cumberland, MD 21502
  • To help fight inflation, we’ve added new LUNCH & COMBO SPECIALS // buy more + save more = delicious!

Mezzos – 114 S. Centre Street.

  • EVERY SATURDAY: 50% OFF ALL Artisan Pizzas
  • EVERY SUNDAY: All You Can Eat Boneless, Brew City Fries, Black Angus Sliders, & Cheese Nachos for Just $11.50

Dine-in, or go to www.mezzosbar.com to order carryout and Delivery.

Need a covered dish for a get together? Just order online and have it picked up or delivered!

Queen City Creamery – Award-Winning Homemade Frozen Custard, Peet’s Coffee & Tea, Deli serving Boars Head meats & cheeses. Daily specials! Carryout, curbside pickup and online ordering available!

Ristorante Ottaviani – IT’S FINALLY HERE! The pizza oven is up and running! The test pizzas have been DELICIOUS and worth the wait!

We are now offering pizza for dinner and lunch. Ristorante Ottaviani is open Tuesday – Sunday.

 

PETS AND ANIMALS

Reptilian Arts – We carry a large variety of pet supplies for reptiles, dogs, cats, and aquatics. Located at 205 N. Mechanic Street, Reptilian Arts is open Monday – Friday, 9 am – 4:30 pm.

Thomas Cumberland Pet Adoption Event – Find your new furever friend at Thomas Cumberland’s pet adoption event on Saturday, October 1, 11 am-2 pm. Allegany County Animal Shelter will have cats & dogs available for adoption on-site. While you’re here, enjoy:”
– Endless doggy kisses & cat cuddles
– Adoption specials
– Free pet ID tags
– Giveaways
– A live broadcast from QZK

October is Subaru Loves Pets month. For each cat or dog adopted from ACAS through the end of the month, Thomas Cumberland will donate $100, up to $3,100 in total! Help the shelter max out through this Subaru Loves Pets initiative, and let’s find some happy homes for pets in need!

The shelter is always in need of pet supplies, so if you’re able, please bring a donation to the event, such as food, leashes, litter, towels, etc. We hope to see you at the event!

 

YOUR HEALTH

PharmaCare West – PharmaCare West has flu shots available now – high dose (for people over 65) and regular vaccine. No appointment for walk-in service to get your shot. No charge for Medicare Part B recipients and no out-of-pocket expense for most 3rd party insurances. Our pharmacy staff is available to answer any questions you may have about the seasonal flu vaccine. 64 Greene Street – open Monday through Friday, 9 am to 6 pm, and Saturday, 9 am to 1 pm – phone 301.724.1183 – follow us on Facebook – The PharmaCare Network

Led by AHEC West, Healing Allegany is a consortium of healthcare, law enforcement, and social-service agencies serving Allegany County and numerous volunteer supporters. The consortium is working to improve treatment for opioid misuse, address community and internal stigma associated with addiction, and reduce illness and death related to opioid misuse. For more information, visit ahecwest.org/healing.

Chair Yoga – Improves flexibility, calmness, spinal strength & mental awareness. Chair Yoga is offered by UPMC Western Maryland every Monday at 2:30 pm at the C. William Gilchrist Museum of the Arts, 104 Washington Street, Cumberland. You must register to attend these classes in person by emailing Christina Collins-Smith Nicolas, UPMC Western Maryland Health Coach, @collinssmithcd@upmc.edu.

This class is also offered simultaneously via Zoom so that you can attend from the comfort of your own space—Call 240-964-8424 for registration information.

 

EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Fore Axes – Fore Axes offers a wide variety of fun! Visit the premier, private axe-throwing, and golf simulator experience lounge in Downtown Cumberland, MD. Fore Axes is the only facility in western Maryland that gives our guests private throwing lanes and golf bays packaged with 1-on-1 coaching before your reservation time begins. Book your online today to reserve your discounted experience!

New Fall Hours! Fall football package and new seasonal drinks!

www.ForeAxes.com

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Monday & Thursday 5:00pm – 10:00pm
Friday 4:00pm – 12:00am
Saturday 12:30pm – 12:00am
Sunday 12:30pm – 8:00pm

  • Wayward Son – September 23, 7 pm.
  • DJ South Live – September 24, 7 pm.
  • Fire/EMS/Police/Dispatch + First Responders, Wednesday, September 28, 5 – 9 pm. Special Thank You Event! Cheers to our local first responders. Thank you for all you do to help our community stay safe. First Bud Light or Miller Lite on the House, $10 Axe throwing, Drink Specials.
  • Chloe Detrick Live! Plus Slice Girlz– October 1, 7 pm. Stop in Fore Axes to hear our headliner Chloe Detrick! Chloe is an actress, comedian, writer, and producer living in West Hollywood. She stars as Melissa in the ‘Pay to Play’ comedy pilot and Claire in the ‘CCC Talent Agency’ comedy sketch. She also appears as Scarlett in the ‘Sons of the State’ TV Series proof of concept. Chloe has received professional training from the Andrew Wood Acting Studio, Lesly Kahn & Co., and Upright Citizens Brigade. Her comedy pilot entitled ‘Sorry I’m Sad,’ which she wrote in 2020, was selected as a quarter-finalist script in the 2021 ScreenCraft TV Pilot Script Competition.
  • Molly Twigg & Mandita Mahesh Live – November 23, 5 pm.

Loft 129  – We are proud to announce a stellar lineup of music and more at Loft 129 for this month! Big Time acts in a first-class venue!

Get your tickets at loft129.org

  • Camp Culture, Friday, October 7, 8 pm. Previously named Out of The Blues Band, Camp Culture rebranded during the pandemic and focused on their live show during 2020/2021 to eventually return to the road. With over four years of touring history around the midwest and spending the last two years writing new music, these gentlemen are ready to share the stage again. From Indie Rock to those old school Doo-Wop’s, the band preserves the roots of musicianship and consistently produces a memorable live performance.
  • Mega Mango, Saturday, October 8, 8 pm. Mega Mango is a four-piece alternative indie group based out of Philadelphia, PA. Initially formed in 2018, the group performed heavily in the house show scene of West Philadelphia up until pausing their project due to the pandemic in 2020. Finally, after two years of hiatus, the band has returned to the live scene stronger and louder than ever, garnering a cult following over social media; the band’s revival is attributed to a different kind of sound, one they call “Phruitcore.”
  • Jaded Ravins, Friday, November 18, 8 pm. Jaded Ravins comprises members Kelly Ravin and Halle Jade, who began performing together in 2017. Kelly and Halle, called a modern-day Johnny and June, perform in large and small venues from New England to Nashville. Whether they’re playing at home in backcountry bars or big city clubs, Jaded Ravins are always ready to pour their hearts out on stage. Tickets are $10 and $11 at the door. www.tickettailor.com/events/loft129/668270.

Mezzos – EVERY Tuesday Night is OPEN MIC NIGHT! Meet the area’s upcoming stars and be a part of the show! Music, comedy, and poetry are welcome in this mixed format open mic—sound provided by Mike Kidd and your musician hosts from the area’s hottest new band, Pronoia. Bring your instruments or borrow one. We love to see your shining face because MEZZOS is The Place to Meet new artists!

Friday After Five – Friday, October 14 – Butterscotch Blonde – Get yourself downtown to the Baltimore St. stage for an evening of rock, funk, blues and dance hits! Bring your chair and dancing shoes. It’s going to be a great night! 6 – 9 pm.

Queen City Film Festival – October 6 – 9 at The Venue at Mezzos.

Tickets · $10 – $75. www.eventbrite.com/e/qcff-202-tickets-249851200667. Submissions are via FilmFreeway: https://filmfreeway.com/QueenCityFilmFestival.

The Embassy presents She Kills Monsters by Qui Nguyen, October 21-23 and October 28 – 30. Agnes Evans is leaving her childhood home in Ohio following the death of her teenage sister, Tilly. However, when Agnes finds Tilly’s Dungeons & Dragons notebook, she is catapulted into a journey of discovery and action-packed adventure in the imaginary world that was her sister’s refuge. In this high-octane dramatic comedy laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, and 90s pop culture, acclaimed playwright Qui Nguyen offers a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all. Tickets – www.eventbrite.com/cc/she-kills-monsters-by-qui-nguyen-957929.

Café du Paris: A Progressive Evening Featuring the Musical Stylings of Nuage Rhythm – The Allegany Arts Council and Loft 129 are pleased to partner for a progressive musical evening featuring the musical stylings of Myriam Phiro and Nuage Rhythm Saturday, October 29. Ticketholders will enjoy a progressive evening beginning with a French-inspired cocktail hour at the Allegany Arts Council before heading to the beautiful performance space at Loft 129 and a performance by Nuage Rhythm. Tickets include light hors d’oeuvres and cocktails during the reception and the performance admission. Additional cocktails may be purchased at a cash bar available at Loft 129. Seating is limited, and tickets will sell fast, so gather your best Parisian outfit and join us for a wonderful evening celebrating the arts without having to go to Paris! Get your tickets at https://www.alleganyartscouncil.org/upcoming-events/cafe-du-paris-a-progressive-evening-featuring-the-musical-stylings-of-nuage-rhythm/.

Allegany Allied Arts is pleased to present the cult favorite “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” (1975), with full audience participation encouraged.

Saturday, October 29, 2022, The Venue At Mezzos, 114 S Centre St. Doors open at 7 pm, “Virgin Games” pre-show and costume contest at 9:30 pm. Feature presentation 10 pm. 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. www.eventbrite.com/e/the-rocky-horror-picture-show-1975-tickets-340042404987. Contact us for sponsorship and fundraising opportunities. Bulk/group ticket sales are available. Please message us for 20+ tickets.

Be transported back to the Roaring 20s when you attend the Speakeasy Casino Night at the Embassy Theatre. Wear your best 1920s clothing and come out on November 19 at 7 pm. Hosted by Mayor Ray Morriss, tickets for this benefit are $30.00, and only 100 will be sold. The ticket price includes $500 in Embassy Bucks for your gaming pleasure and a complimentary cocktail from our Passport Cafe. We ask that only those 21 and up attend. There will be several games of chance, including roulette, poker and blackjack. You will play for all sorts of prizes and a contest for the best costume. The Embassy is located at 49 Baltimore St. in Cumberland and may be reached at 240-362-7183.

A Festival of Lessons and Carols/Favorites Old and New, on Sunday, December 18 at 5 pm at Emmanuel Episcopal Church (Cumberland), is Mountainside Baroque’s annual gift to the community. Featuring the Scholars of St. Cecilia, Mountainside Baroque’s resident chamber choir, the celebration encompasses six centuries of Christmas music, including traditional carols and readings by local clergy and officials. Mountainside Co-Artistic Directors Ryan Mullaney and Lyle Nordstrom will lead The Scholars. This favorite holiday tradition is not a ticketed event, but donations will be welcomed!

 

ART

Gilchrist Gallery Show –  October gallery show featuring artists Autumn Richie & Mike Miller. Opening reception, Saturday, October 1,5 pm-7 pm, with a meet & greet with the artists! No cost to attend; free and open to the public. http://www.gilchristgallery.com/.

The Allegany Arts Council and its Saville Gallery are pleased to welcome Cumberland and New York-based artist Bill Dunlap for his exhibition, “A Little Light in Great Darkness.” The exhibit will take place October 1-22, and a Public Opening will take place Saturday, October 1, from6:00-8:00 pm. The event is free and the public is invited to attend.

It’s time to plan your route for the Artist Studio Tours this year on Saturday and Sunday, October 8 & 9, from 11:00 am-5:00 pm. Sixteen artists will welcome visitors to their workspaces at nine different studios across Allegany and Garrett Counties. Artists participating in the tours open their studios to the public, allowing visitors to see their workspaces, view and purchase artwork, and learn about their processes and techniques. This year’s artists work in various mediums, including jewelry, ceramics, watercolor, oils, pastels, photography, printmaking, mixed media, glass, wood-turning, and furniture design.The tour is self-guided and makes for a great day of driving and exploring our area’s scenic beauty. Booklets are available now at the Allegany Arts Council.

The Allegany Arts Council and its Saville Gallery are pleased to present the work of Mooresville, North Carolina-based artist Anne Harkness’s exhibition, titled “In Plain View.” The exhibit will take place October 29-November 19, 2022, alongside Schwab Gallery artist Cole Fiscus. A joint Public Opening will take place Saturday, November 5, from 6:00–8:00 pm.

The Allegany Arts Council and its Schwab Gallery are pleased to announce an exhibition of original drawings by local artist Cole Fiscus. The exhibition, entitled “Something Else,” will exhibit October 29-November 19, 2022, and will occur in tandem with our Saville Gallery artist, Anne Harkness. A joint Public Opening will take place Saturday, November 5, from 6:00–8:00 pm.

Life Drawing: A Studio Experience – The Allegany Arts Council will host in-person Life Drawing Sessions on the second Tuesday of each month, from 1:00 pm-3:00 pm. The life drawing sessions will be uninstructed, featuring a single, nude male or female model. The first hour of each session will focus on short poses, followed by two 30-minute poses in the second hour. Easels will be provided, but artists should bring their own materials. The sessions are free for Allegany Arts Council members; $15 for non-members. Each session will be limited to 10 participants, and pre-registration is required. To register, email art@alleganyarts.org or call 301-777-2787.

 

HISTORY/MUSEUMS/ALLEGANY COUNTY TOURISM/LIBRARY/WMSR

The 5th Annual Mountain Maryland Photo Contest, sponsored by Allegany County Tourism, invites the community and visitors to share images that tell Allegany County, the Mountain Side of Maryland’s story of place, culture, lifestyle, and recreation while offering $1,700 in cash prizes to photographers between four categories. The contest closes on Monday, October 31, 2022, at 11:59 pm. https://www.mdmountainside.com/photo-contest.

Western Maryland Scenic Railroad – Reservations for our full 2022 schedule may be made by calling 301-759-400 or online at www.wmsr.com.

  • FALLow us to the Pumpkin Patch! Get into the Halloween spirit and bring a twist to a Fall tradition! Tickets are just $15 in Open Air and Coach seating. ALL passengers get to take a pumpkin home from the 60-minute ride. Get your tickets now! Halloween costumes are suggested.
  • Baconfest – Saturday, October 1, 2- 11 pm, Canal Place – Food vendors from 3 states creating fantastic, delicious Bacon-centric food items. Great bands and ice-cold beer. Presented by the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad.
  • Spirit of Altoona Fundraiser Train – On the evening of October 14, a special first-class train will operate between Cumberland and Frostburg, Maryland, and feature two nighttime photo opportunities, live music, and a raffle for passengers to ride in the cab of Western Maryland’s historic steam locomotive on 1309. Tickets are on sale now at wmsr.com.
  • THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride is the largest annual fundraising event for 2022 at the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad (WMSR). The nonprofit’s Christmas train has become a holiday tradition drawing over 26,000 passengers in 2021! Western Maryland Scenic considers this year extraordinary and wants to ensure that this Allegany County holiday tradition continues with journeys from both Cumberland & Frostburg to the North Pole. Departures featuring recently restored steam locomotive No. 1309, premium seating options and Frostburg evenings sell out first. Don’t be left out in the cold. We are excited to showcase enhancements aboard the train and at our destination, the NORTH POLE! All passengers will receive hot chocolate and cookies and receive a silver bell. Tickets are available for select dates between November 25 and December 24. We can hear the bell ringing for Christmas. BELIEVE!

The Allegany Museum Museum Hours – Wed-Sat, 10 –4 pm; Sun, 1–4 pm. The Allegany Museum is located at 3 Pershing St, Cumberland. It covers two floors of a fully restored neo-classical revival building built in the 1930s. The Museum serves the Allegany area, which is part of the Appalachia region. The Allegany area includes Allegany and Garrett Counties in Maryland, Mineral County in West Virginia, and Bedford and Somerset Counties in Pennsylvania. The Museum’s Mission is to engage the community by preserving and promoting our region’s unique heritage.

Come back to the past! The Gordon-Roberts House is open for private tours. The Allegany County Historical Society makes 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.

 

DOWNTOWN LIVING & WORKING

Mountainside Home Realty – Thinking about buying or selling? Our market is still strong and we are seeing sellers getting multiple offers and favorable terms! If you have been thinking of selling or buying in Western Maryland or West Virginia, give us a call! 301-722-0190. info@mdmountainsidehomes.com

Your own office on the Cumberland Mall- Looking for a first-floor, individual office for a great price? Call John at 443-510-5724.

 

HIRING

Chessie Federal Credit Union – Chessie FCU is looking for a F/T Collections Dept. Assistant. Previous Collections Experience dealing with Repossessions/Foreclosures and Delinquent/Overdrawn Accounts Preferred. Competitive Salary, as well as Full Benefits Package, Included. Submit Resume and Salary Requirements through our website or mail to F/T Collections Dept. Assistant Position, ATTN: Rhonda Riggleman, 15 Commerce Dr., Cumberland MD 21502. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Book Center – Would you like to spend 3-4 days a week working with great people and talking to interesting customers in a stimulating environment? We’re looking for a reliable and intelligent person for a part-time sales position. Retail experience preferred but not necessary. Some weekends required. You must be 21 or older. Call for an appointment at (301) 722-2284. We do not accept online applications.

ACPS is currently looking for substitute teachers. Substitute teachers should make every effort to facilitate the sequence of activities planned by the teacher for all students and maintain the classroom’s structure. To apply, visit the ACPS website under the Job Opportunities, Apply for a Position section. Applications must be received online no later than Friday, October 14, 2022, at 11:59 pm. Questions can be directed to the Human Resources Office at 301-759-2036.

ACPS currently has a vacancy for a part-time Instructional Media Technician. To apply, visit the ACPS website under the Job Opportunities, Apply for a Position section. Applications must be received online no later than Friday, September 30, 2022, at 11:59 pm. Questions can be directed to Mr. Joseph Brewer at 301-729-6486.

Dept of Public Safety and Correctional Services

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DPSCS-Maryland Correctional Institution For Women $44,866.00 – $67,374.00/ year Friday,

October 14, 2022 11:59 PM Status

CORRECTIONAL MAINTENANCE OFFICER I Electronics

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DPSCS-Maryland Correctional Institution-Hagerstown $44,866.00 – $67,374.00/ year Friday,

October 14, 2022 11:59 PM Status

CORRECTIONAL MAINTENANCE OFFICER I Refrigeration Mechanic

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Looking to expand your knowledge in the field of community public health? AHEC West is offering virtual Community Health Worker training starting in September! The Maryland Department of Health accredits our training curriculum.

Our mission is to train CHWs to help bridge the healthcare gap for our rural and underserved communities. CHWs can identify and facilitate access to resources, navigate the healthcare system and provide health education. Link to register: https://forms.gle/QFPQVSGeaUWZLTrV7

Rocky Gap Casino and Resort – Want to join the Rocky Gap team? We’re hiring! All positions are eligible for a hiring bonus. Learn more here: https://bit.ly/3w3gRbe

Crabby Pig – We’re looking for dependable, drug-free servers, waitstaff, hostess and bussers. 13 Canal Street, Cumberland. https://www.facebook.com/jobs/job-opening/981750899128581?source=job_ats.

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 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.

 

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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. The beautiful mountains of Western Maryland present 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. ACAS is the only municipal no-kill shelter in the state of Maryland. Applications and information are available at www.alleganyanimalshelter.com.

Not a member of the Downtown Cumberland Business Association (DCBA)? Join in and support the efforts of Downtown Cumberland businesses in keeping our Downtown alive and vibrant. 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. 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.