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Friday, May 6th, 2016

  • - To spread awareness of and to celebrate all of the unique research that Frostburg State University undergraduate students do, FSU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is hosting its fifth annual Undergraduate Research Symposium on Friday, May 6, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Alice R. Manicur Assembly Hall and surrounding conference rooms of FSU’s Lane University Center. The event is free and open to the public.
    The symposium will feature 101 posters and physical displays as well as 26 oral presentations that represent research conducted by undergraduate students from 16 departments in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Attendees will have the chance to talk with the students about their research. Dr. Ahmad Tootoonchi, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs, will kick off the event with an address to attendees at 11 a.m.
    This year’s projects include topics as varied as the antimicrobial properties of essential oils, the diets of black bears, the #JeSuisCharlie movement following the Paris Charlie Hebdo shootings, printing human organs with 3-D printers, social media’s effect on attention spans, computer game programming, automating hydroponics, assessing mountaintop removal mining using geospatial imagery, life on the C&O Canal, bootlegging during Prohibition, a scooter powered by a regenerative braking circuit, an iceless cooler, animal behavior research with cotton-top tamarin monkeys and many more.
    For more information, contact Dr. Karen Keller at 301-687-4174.
    FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call 301-687-4102 or use a Voice Relay Operator at 1-800-735-2258.
     
           
  • | Schools and Education
     
           
  • | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs
    - Lions Field, 1111 Braddock Rd, LaVale
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - May 6-12. Honoring the efforts of nurses to strengthen the health of the nation.
     
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters New Moon phase at 3:29PM, EDT.
     
           

Saturday, May 7th, 2016

  • | 8:00am - | Sports and Recreation
    - Mud on the Mountain offers athletes a chance to get down and dirty atop the beautiful Laurel Highlands. The seven mile mud run course winds its way up, down and through some of the most challenging terrain in Pennsylvania. Across more than seven miles of body-breaking terrain you will traverse ponds, scale boulder fields, climb your way over obstacles and claw your way up impossible inclines, all on your way to a triumphant finish! After working to destroy your body, stick around for the Recovery Party in the Foggy Goggle, pamper yourself in the Trillium Spa and dine in one of the resort’s amazing restaurants or give sporting clays a shot for a little extra excitement!

    For more information, call 800-452-2223 or visit http://www.7springs.com.
     
           
  • - Aging & Family Services of Mineral County is proud to announce the fifth annual 5K fundraising run/walk at Jennings Randolph Lake. “Conquer the Dam” is one of the most scenic 5K’s in our area. Proceeds from this event will support the Meals on Wheels program of Mineral County. Jennings Randolph Lake is a reservoir of 952 acres located on the North Branch Potomac River in Mineral County, WV and Garrett County, Maryland. The lake was constructed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Construction of the lake was completed in 1981. The highlight of this event is that runners and walkers will travel over the dam and spillway, normally closed to public travel.Registration 8:30am
    Race Starts 9:30am

    Jennings Randolph Lake
    Elk Garden, WV

    Fifth Annual Race
     
           
  • - Allegany County Special Olympics will hold its annual Olympics events, for kids with special needs, at Allegany Community College. To start the event off, we always escort one of the participates in the event, with lights and sirens to the staging area. I am looking for any other Police Officer, EMS or Fire Department to come and help out. Last year we had the Cumberland Fire Department Bowman Addition Volunteer Fire Department Maryland State Police Cumberland Police Department and Company 7 involved. Please let Allegany County & Mineral County News know if you are interested in attending. Emergency equipment would need to be there by 8:45 am and we will be done by 9:15. A half hour of your time, to put a smile on a child’s face for a day Please Help Allegany County Special Olympics This Year Also Fort Hill High School Marching Band
     
           
  • | 10:00am - 2:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, 1700's village, music, art, blacksmith demo, antique tractors & Ford Cars, etc.
    - A Relaxing Step Back in Time

    Enjoy a relaxing day in this once-bustling village. Once a year we celebrate the by-gone days of this 1700s village. Old timers sit on the porch swapping old stories, listening to old time/folk music jamming, join in with folks clogging, flat foot or buck dancing. An interpretive 'hay-less' ride around the hamlet. There will be Historical Re-enactors representing the French & Indian War and the Civil War.
    Also on hand will be a Blacksmith, Rob Wolford, demonstrating his trade. Then there is the art show held in a Corn Crib - "The Long Gallery". Leo Straw and others will be exhibiting Steam Engines, Antique Tractors, Model A and Model T Fords. . . . . .
    Above the old hamlet looms Raven Rocks and adjacent to the village is a quiet dirt lane for a relaxing hike.
    Also, Docents will often lead hikes to the Cold Vents on Ice Mountain - come early - approximately starting at 10 am & 11 am.
    For more information:
    http://www.NorthRiverMills.org
    Or
    https://www.facebook.com/events/889455704459582/
    North River Mills
    8241 Cold Stream Rd. Capon Bridge WV 26711
    Steve Bailes bailessteve@yahoo.com
  • | 10:00am - 2:00pm | Local Events
    - Come participate in lots of hands-on activities focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. This popular annual festival is free and open to K-12 students and their parents. Activities take place at Frostburg State University & UMCES Appalachian Lab (with shuttle transportation between sites).
     
           
  • - Area youth are invited to experience the fun of science, technology, engineering and math at the annual Western Maryland STEM Festival on Saturday, May 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Frostburg State University’s Cordts Physical Education Center Main Arena and the nearby University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science’s Appalachian Lab.
    This event is free and open to K-12 students and their families.
    Students will have the opportunity to learn about STEM fields through engaging hands-on activities that cover a wide range of topics and include favorites from past festivals, as well as new features. The 2016 festival will include a Ping-Pong ball volcano, paper plane contest, stop motion animation, Dr. Elemental’s Mad Scientist Show, honey bees and the Dirt Doctor. “Make Your Own” stations will be available for slime, robotic hands and lava lamps. A shuttle bus will provide transportation between events at the Cordts PE Center and Appalachian Lab.
    The STEM festival is organized by FSU, Allegany and Garrett County Public Schools and the Appalachian Lab. Sponsors for the festival include the FSU Foundation, AES Warrior Run, Western Maryland Health System, Exclamation Labs, United Carpenters and Joiners Local 1024, Children’s Medical Group and Allegany County Federal Teachers Credit Union.
    For more information, contact Linda Steele at 301-687-4137 or lsteele@frostburg.edu.
    FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call 301-687-4102 or use a Voice Relay Operator at 1-800-735-2258.
     
           
  • | 10:00am - 2:00pm | Local Events
    - 21st Annual North River Mills/Ice Mountain Festival
    Each year we celebrate the by-gone days of this 1700s village.
    Enjoy a relaxing day in this once-bustling, now quiet town.
    Usual activities include:
    Old time or folk music jam on the porch
    Folks clogging/buck or flat foot dancing
    Interpretive hay-less ride around the hamlet.
    Historical reenactors will likely be camping and participating (French & Indian and Civil War)
    Rob Wolford demonstrates black smithing.
    Model A and Model T Fords.
    Steam engines and antique tractors.
    The church ladies sell refreshments.
    The adjacent quiet dirt lane is a nice place for a hike.
    C.C. Hall has an excellent site with info about the village: http://www.NorthRiverMills.org
    North River Mills was designated a "Historical Landmark". If you have old photos ( people or structures of the village), we would love to scan them. Often old timers come to swap stories of North River Mills, giving the day a homecoming feel.
    Ted Kalvitis, the antique tractor guru, and his better half, Stephanie host a Long Gallery (corn crib) art show. (Contact us if you're interested in exhibiting.)
    Docents lead hikes to the cold vents at Ice Mountain (probably early.)
    More info at: http://stevebailes.org/IceMt/2016.htm
     
           
  • | 10:30am - 3:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Art Show
    - The Hampshire County Arts Council is sponsoring the Spring Fine Arts Show at the Hampshire County Library (Romney, WV) from May 13 - June 4. Any adult artist interested in entering the show should bring up to 3 pieces of art to the Library on Saturday May 7 between 10:30am - 3pm. Fees are only $20 for HCAC members and $30 for non-members. Three cash awards, $ amount increased from last year, will be awarded by Judge Susan Williamson & announced at the Opening Reception on Friday May 13 (5pm-7:30pm). Detailed information is available in the Call for Artists document and entry form at HampshireArts.org. If you have any questions these documents don't cover, please call Melissa Snell at 703-772-5536.
    Hampshire County Library
    153 W. Main Street Romney WV 26757
    Melissa Snell 703.772.5536 brdwtcher@frontier.com
  • - In honor of Mother's Day (you don't have to be a mother to attend), enjoy sampling unique chocolates and a special dessert & tea selection. Tickets are $15/members; $18/nonmembers. Make your reservations by calling 301-777-8678.
     
           
  • - Frostburg State University’s Department of Communication and Creative Communication Club will host its second annual Frosty Awards, an awards-show-style showcase of creative communication from students of all majors, on Saturday, May 7, at 6:30 p.m. in Gira Center 397. The red carpet starts at 5:30 p.m.
    There will also be free public screenings of the video nominations Monday through Wednesday, May 2 to 4, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in the Gira Center Multimedia Learning Center, room 189.
    The 10 award categories are music video, short film, broadcast video, promotional video, promotional photography, logo design, flier design, original audio composition, audio recording and civil communicator, with a special audience choice award for video. More than 60 submissions were entered.
    Entries have been judged by professionals in their respective fields with connections to FSU or to FSU faculty, including 1992 alumnus Greg Garcia, TV writer, producer and creator of hit sitcoms including “My Name Is Earl,” “Raising Hope,” “The Millers” and “Yes, Dear”; John Cosenze, supervising producer for the National Geographic Channel and Nat Geo WILD; 2004 alumnus Efim Shapiro, a producer at SiriusXM Radio; New York Post film critic and features writer Sara Stewart; Pittsburgh-based designer Emily Wiggers, owner of the creative studio Delicate Balance; Diane Rankin, general manager of Awesome Films; and DJ Thomas, senior designer for Younts Design in Baltimore.
    In addition to submitting work for competition, students have also planned, promoted and produced the event and will perform as presenters and emcees. The event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited so advance reservations are required. For reservations or information, call 301-687-3049.
    The organizers wish to acknowledge in particular the efforts of faculty member Annie Danzi, FSU-TV3 manager Melanie Lombardi and the members of the Creative Communication Club’s executive board, led by Tasia Carter, in the planning of this event, which has gone for the entire academic year.
    FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call 301-687-4102 or use a Voice Relay Operator at 1-800-735-2258.
     
           
  • | 7:00pm - | Local Events
    - Catch Cumberland’s finest,
    The Ol’ Buzzard Band
    downtown and also see them very soon at the Embassy Theatre May 7, 2016 alongside Cody Calp and Wyatt Turner which will be an amazing event.
    See you at the Country Music City Stomp Celebration… at the Embassy Theatre, bringing Cumberland the finest entertainment available locally.
    This is the hottest ticket in town !!!
    Three acts for one amazingly low price and all of this great fun for you to benefit the Cumberland Neighborhood Housing Service !!!
    We are all winners on May the 7th and I personally look forward to seeing you at our show !
    Limited seating and tickets selling faster and faster as we get closer to the show. Please don’t wait and miss this opportunity to support your city as well as listening to the best live country music this entire area has to offer !!!
     
           
  • | 7:30pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    - Mountainside Baroque

    This event is on May 7, 2016 7:30 pm

    Festive Baroque music from Germany by composers preceding Bach. The works will feature chorus, soloists, Baroque trumpets and trombones, strings, bassoon, timpani and organ. Conducted by Dr. Lyle Nordstrom, retired head of Early Music at the University of North Texas.
    Keyser Presbyterian Church
     
           
  • - The Frostburg State University Department of Music will present a concert by its Wind Ensemble on Saturday, May 7, at 7:30 p.m. in the Pealer Recital Hall of FSU’s Performing Arts Center.
    Conducted by Dr. Phil Klickman, the ensemble will perform “Praeludium” from “Holberg Suite, Op. 40” by Edvard Grieg, arranged by Victor Lopez; “Night in the Tropics” by Louis Gottschalk, arranged by Mark Williams; “Tribute” by Michael Kamen, arranged by John Moss; “First Suite in E-flat, Op. 28A” by Gustav Holst; “Powerhouse” by Raymond Scott, arranged by Paul Murtha; “Ode to the Spirit of Man” (“Fantasy on Themes of Beethoven”) by James Curnow; and “Symphony No. 3” by Vittorio Giannini.
    Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students and free for children 12 and younger. Tickets will be available at the door and are cash only.
    For more information, contact FSU’s Department of Music at 301-687-4109.
    FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call 301-687-4102 or use a Voice Relay Operator at 1-800-735-2258.
     
           
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  • | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs
    - Lions Field, 1111 Braddock Rd, LaVale
     
           
  • - 4352 E. Pleasant Valley Blvd., Tipton. 2 hours of FREE rides 11-1, then all day passes are buy one get one. 814-684-3538.
     
           
  • - The Desert Legion will be holding our 10th annual Gun/Cash Bash on July 23, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. This event will be at the Ali Ghan Shrine Picnic grounds. ONLY 500 tickets sold at $25.00 each. Each ticket includes TWO chances to win guns/cash, excellent food and beverage(including BEER truck). Guest admission will be $10.00

    Tickets may be purchased from members of the Desert Legion, at Ray's gun store in Fort Ashby, WV, at the Ali Ghan Shrine office during the week, or you may call either 301-729-6243 or 304-839-2448 for tickets.
    Ali Ghan Shrine
    13100 Ali Ghan Road Cumberland MD 21502
    Desert Legion 304.839.2448 alighandesertlegion@gmail.com
  • - Join Hands day is sponsored by Modern Woodmen and is a call to volunteers to do repairs, cleaning and some building at the zoo. Check-in is at 8 am. Please note that minors need to be accompanied by an adult. Anyone under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
     
           
  • - Keyser (West Virginia) Presbyterian Church
    (For tickets to the W.V. concert ONLY, call 304-778-3066)

    Sunday, May 8, 2016
    5:00pm
    Shrine of Ss. Peter andPaul, Cumberland, MD
    Pre-concert talk 4:30pm

    As has become the tradition for Mountainside Baroque, the biggest concertwith a combination of orchestra, soloists and choiris saved for the season finale. Past years have featured Telemann, Bach, and Vivaldi.

    The concert this year will revisit the period of music that was featured on their very first program, with music by German composers leading up to Bach, performed by vocalists, trumpets, trombones, timpani, and more. "Alleluia! Festive Music from Germany," a concert of festive sacred music from 17th century Germany, will close this landmark season on May 7 at Keyser (WV) Presbyterian Church beginning at 7:30, and on May 8 at the Shrine of Ss. Peter and Paul beginning at 5 p.m. Multiple "choirs" of both singers and instrumentalists will sound throughout the churches. Music from many of Bach's predecessors will be featured, as well as rarely heard early instruments such as the cornetto, sackbut (early trombone), dulcian (bassoon), baroque trumpets and timpani.

    We are thrilled to be also taking this concert out of the immediate Cumberland area, with a performance in lovely West Virginia at the Keyser Presbyterian Church, 300 S. Mineral Street, Keyser, WV 26726.

    The Cumberland performance is at the Shrine of Ss. Peter and Paul, 125 Fayette Street, Cumberland.
     
           
  • | NATL - Historical
    - On the evening of May 7, 1789, the very first American Presidential Inaugural Ball was held in New York City. Celebrating the inauguration of George Washington.
     
           
  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - The 142nd running of America's premier Thoroughbred horse race.
    Churchill Downs, the world's most legendary racetrack, has conducted thoroughbred racing and presented America's greatest race, the Kentucky Derby, continuously since 1875.
    For information on race times and party ideas go to http://www.kentuckyderby.com
     
           
  • | NATL - Trivia
    - A day to celebrate the cocktail made famous by the television series 'Sex in the City'. Typically made with vodka, cranberry juice and lime.
     
           

Sunday, May 8th, 2016

  • | 12:00pm - 5:00pm | Local Events
    - Turkey and Ham, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Dressing, Cole Slaw, Green Beans, Rolls, Beverage, Dessert. Take outs available. Sponsored by Barton Firemen.
     
           
  • - The Frostburg State University Chamber Singers and the University Chorale will present their spring choral concert, “A Choral Fantasy,” on Sunday, May 8, at 3 p.m. in the Pealer Recital Hall of FSU’s Performing Arts Center. The concert will feature many works examining the themes of love, peace and brotherhood.
    Under the direction of Dr. James Reddan, and accompanied by Dr. Jay DeWire, the University Chorale will begin the concert with an American classic, “Zion’s Walls” by Aaron Copland. This will be followed by the “Neighbor’s Chorus” by Jacques Offenbach, conducted by student conductor Alexa Bashaw. The chorale will then perform “Under the Willow Tree” from the opera “Vanessa” by American composer Samuel Barber. This will be followed by “Sure on This Shining Night” by Morten Lauridsen, and the group will finish with the traditional spiritual “Wade in the Water” by Moses Hogan.
    The FSU Chamber Singers will perform a varied repertoire of choral works, beginning with “Dúlamán” by Michael McGlynn as performed by Anuna in the traditional Gaelic. This will be followed by “Tanzen und Springen” by Hans Leo Hassler and Arvo Pärt’s “Bogoróditse Djévo,” the Russian version of “Hail Mary” with a twist. Following these pieces, the ensemble will perform “Good Night Dear Heart” by Daniel Forest, based on the epitaph of Susy Clemens, the daughter of Mark Twain, and the choral standard “Sing Me to Heaven” by Daniel E. Gawthrop. The ensemble will next perform “Let All the World in Every Corner Sing” by British composer Ralph Vaughan Williams under the direction of student conductor Katelyn Hendrix. The Chamber Singers will round out their performance with “Exultate Justi” by Ludovico da Viadana, “Ubi Caritas” by Ola Gjeilo and a new work by American composer Jake Runestad, “Alleluia.”
    The final part of the afternoon will feature the performance of Ludwig van Beethoven’s “Choral Fantasia, Op. 80.” This medium-sized work is a piano concerto with a choral ending that served as the precursor for Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. This will feature DeWire on piano, the orchestra and the combined choirs.
    Tickets will be available for purchase at the door and are $5 for general admission, $3 for students and free for children 12 and younger.
    For more information, contact FSU’s Department of Music at 301-687-3171.
    Situated in the mountains of Allegany County, Frostburg State University is one of the 12 institutions of the University System of Maryland. FSU is a comprehensive, residential regional university and serves as an educational and cultural center for Western Maryland. For more information, visit http://www.frostburg.edu or facebook.com/frostburgstateuniversity. Follow FSU on Twitter @frostburgstate.
    FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call 301-687-4102 or use a Voice Relay Operator at 1-800-735-2258.
     
           
  • | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs
    - Lions Field, 1111 Braddock Rd, LaVale
     
           
  • - 4352 E. Pleasant Valley Blvd., Tipton. All moms ride for $10.00 814-684-3538.
     
           
  • - Keyser (West Virginia) Presbyterian Church
    (For tickets to the W.V. concert ONLY, call 304-778-3066)

    Sunday, May 8, 2016
    5:00pm
    Shrine of Ss. Peter andPaul, Cumberland, MD
    Pre-concert talk 4:30pm

    As has become the tradition for Mountainside Baroque, the biggest concertwith a combination of orchestra, soloists and choiris saved for the season finale. Past years have featured Telemann, Bach, and Vivaldi.

    The concert this year will revisit the period of music that was featured on their very first program, with music by German composers leading up to Bach, performed by vocalists, trumpets, trombones, timpani, and more. "Alleluia! Festive Music from Germany," a concert of festive sacred music from 17th century Germany, will close this landmark season on May 7 at Keyser (WV) Presbyterian Church beginning at 7:30, and on May 8 at the Shrine of Ss. Peter and Paul beginning at 5 p.m. Multiple "choirs" of both singers and instrumentalists will sound throughout the churches. Music from many of Bach's predecessors will be featured, as well as rarely heard early instruments such as the cornetto, sackbut (early trombone), dulcian (bassoon), baroque trumpets and timpani.

    We are thrilled to be also taking this concert out of the immediate Cumberland area, with a performance in lovely West Virginia at the Keyser Presbyterian Church, 300 S. Mineral Street, Keyser, WV 26726.

    The Cumberland performance is at the Shrine of Ss. Peter and Paul, 125 Fayette Street, Cumberland.
     
           
  • | NATL - National Holidays
    - Mother's Day in the United States is annually held on the second Sunday of May. It celebrates motherhood and it is a time to appreciate mothers and mother figures. Many people give gifts, cards, flowers, candy, a meal in a restaurant or other treats to their mother and mother figures, including grandmothers, great-grandmothers, stepmothers, and foster mothers.
     
           

Monday, May 9th, 2016

  • | 11:00am - 12:00pm | Health Seminars and Screenings
    - Blood Pressure Clinic by Hospice of Potomac Valley Hospital
    Piedmont Midrise - 11am-12pm - 2nd Mon of the month
     
           
  • | 7:00pm - 9:00pm | Schools and Education, English, ESL
    - Faith Presbyterian Church provides classes for adults to learn English as a second language (ESL). Classes meet Monday nights February thru May and September thru December, 7 PM to 9 PM. Students can begin at any point and are always welcome. Classes are free but a textbook costs $20. All are welcome; the program has had students from 26 countries over the past 4 years. Classes available from beginner to upper intermediate. Some students have used these classes to prepare for more advanced classes at Allegany College of Maryland. If there is inclement weather, classes will be cancelled if Allegany County Public Schools are cancelled.
    Faith Presbyterian Church
    103 Mustaphal Dr LaVale MD 21502
    Faith Presbyterian Church 301.729.0100 fpc@atlanticbbn.net

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

  • | Local Events
    - The Town Planner website and e-newsletter are great ways to promote your event and have it well attended. And non profit and community based evens are listed FREE! You can either sign up for your own account at http://www.TownPlanner.com and list your events yourself, or email them to us at nelson@townplanner.com and we will take care of it. Don't forget photos if available. And you can share your events easily on social media from our website with just one click!
     
           
  • - The Desert Legion will be holding our 10th annual Gun/Cash Bash on July 23, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. This event will be at the Ali Ghan Shrine Picnic grounds. ONLY 500 tickets sold at $25.00 each. Each ticket includes TWO chances to win guns/cash, excellent food and beverage(including BEER truck). Guest admission will be $10.00

    Tickets may be purchased from members of the Desert Legion, at Ray's gun store in Fort Ashby, WV, at the Ali Ghan Shrine office during the week, or you may call either 301-729-6243 or 304-839-2448 for tickets.
    Ali Ghan Shrine
    13100 Ali Ghan Road Cumberland MD 21502
    Desert Legion 304.839.2448 alighandesertlegion@gmail.com

Thursday, May 12th, 2016

  • | 5:00pm - 7:00pm | Local Events
    - Co-op planning meeting, Romney Library Meeting Room
    Romney Library
           
  • - Thursday, May 12th at 6:00PM
    FSU Performing Arts Center

    Powering the Future: Good News in the Greenhouse

    Join us for our final spring Watershed Moments with celebrated glaciologist and geologist, Dr. Richard Alley from Penn State. Richard has ranged from Antarctica to Greenland to help learn the history of Earth's climate, and whether the great ice sheets will fall in the ocean and flood our coasts. With over 250 scientific publications, he has been asked to provide advice to the highest levels of government, and been recognized with numerous awards including election to the US National Academy of Sciences and the Royal Society. He hosted the PBS miniseries Earth: The Operators' Manual, and has been compared to a cross between Woody Allen and Carl Sagan for his enthusiastic efforts to communicate the excitement and importance of the science to everyone.

    The FSU Performing Arts Center is located at 101 Braddock Road in Frostburg. No reservations required.

    101 Braddock Road Frostburg MD 21532
  • | 6:00pm - 7:30pm | Local Events, talk, lecture, science for everyone, STEM, science adventures, travel
    - Dr. Alley, host of PBS Earth: The Operators’ Manual and author, to speak about “Powering the Future: Good News in the Greenhouse" on May 12 at 6PM at the FSU Performing Arts Center. The event, part of the Appalachian Laboratory’s Watershed Moments Community Learning Series, is free and open to the public.

    Dr. Richard Alley of Penn State University has ranged from Antarctica to Greenland to help learn the history of Earth's climate, and whether the great ice sheets will fall in the ocean and flood our coasts. With over 250 scientific publications, he has been asked to provide advice to the highest levels of government, and been recognized with numerous awards including election to the US National Academy of Sciences and the Royal Society. He hosted the PBS miniseries Earth: The Operators' Manual, and has been compared to a cross between Woody Allen and Carl Sagan for his enthusiastic efforts to communicate the excitement and importance of the science to everyone.

    No reservations are required.
    FSU Performing Arts Center
    101 Braddock Road Frostburg MD 21532
    Kristin Kehrwald 301.689.7102 events@al.umces.edu
  • | 7:00pm - | Local Events
    - Sustainable Potomac Highlands meets at 7:00 pm at the Health Dept. Meeting Room, Rt. 50, Augusta. Tonight's topic is "Gardening and more" with a plant and seed swap. Doors open at 6:00 pm for an opportunity to meet your neighbors. For more information visit SustainablePotomacHighlands.com or call 304-834-8369.
     
           
  • - Ox Roast Tickets are on Sale Now!
    *NEW* Children Tickets are available*

    Join us on Friday, June 17th
    5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
    at the Ali Ghan Shrine Club
    Picnic Grounds

    All You Can Eat and Drink!
    (on the premises)
    Barbecue Beef • Sausage • Salads
    Rita’s Ice • Soda • Draft Beer

    Live Music by
    The Cramer Brother and Tim Haines

    $2,500 in Cash Prizes
    Many Chances to Win BIG!

    — ADVANCE TICKETS —
    Adults: $25.00 per person

    Children 10 yrs & under:
    $12.00 per person

    Children under 2 yrs: FREE

    http://www.friendsaware.org/oxroast.html
     
           

Friday, May 13th, 2016

  • | 11:00am - 5:00pm | Arts and Entertainment
    - Both galleries of the Allegany Arts Council, Cumberland, MD, host artwork from local talent.
    “Fired Up, Melted Down” in the Saville Gallery features work from Ed Coffey (Cumberland, MD) and Elizabeth Braun (Slanesville,WV). These two artists create in distinct media; each of which involves shape transformation with heat and manipulation of those melted substances.
    Mr Coffey, an animation artist in his early career, has also worked in watercolor, mixed media, and acrylic painting. More recently, he has taken to melting plastic onto wire frames then adding color to create various shapes and depths. As Coffey says, “My current work involves organic, abstract shapes (melted plastic), with an outside irregular perimeter to emphasize the biological nature of the imagery. I'm also rebelling against the ‘tyranny of the rectangle’ (frames) which, to me, can imprison a work of expression. Years of working in effects animation have no doubt influenced my reoccurring theme of movement and rhythm. If my pieces look like they want to crawl off the wall, so much the better.”
    Ms Braun, a glass designer, fabricator and teacher, began glass art study at the Beaux Arts school in Aix en Provence (’81). “Elizabeth’s Glassworks” is her studio business which specializes in commissioned pieces. Originally in Old Town Alexandria, VA, it is now located in Slanesville, WV. Braun says, “Now that I am working out in the country, out of my barn surrounded by mountains, my work is reflecting the beauty of nature around me, and I've started casting tree¬-like sculptures, and what I call "messages from the river”. Ms Braun works glass in many ways which include fusing, beveling, torch working, glassblowing, casting, and pate¬ de verre. As she says,”In my "free" time I enjoy creating primarily lost wax sculptural pieces. … I consider my sculptural pieces to be visual poetry. I am keenly interested in emotions, the energy we all share, the power of words and symbols.
    In the Schwab Mountain Maryland Gallery, Angela Hedderick’s (Cumberland, MD) paintings, primarily works in oil, showcase the natural beauty of our area and snapshots of its people.
    Mrs. Hedderick with a life-long interest in art, instead began a business career out of college. She continued to draw and paint while working as an actuarian and received her first commission in ’98. Hedderick retired from the office for new ventures in farming, gardening, and childraising. Ever since her children began school, Hedderick was able to nuture her artistic talent and devotes a lot of time and effort to stretching her boundaries. As she says, “There is always something new to learn and try…When I’m painting my own works I lean heavily toward rural themes: local landscapes, still lifes from the garden or the orchard, my kids, and my neighbor’s Jersey cows. [ ] I have been working to improve my skills in portraiture, because the human face is an amazing challenge. Youth, age, skin tone and character marks; every face is a unique landscape with a story to tell.”
    Both exhibitions run from May 7 through June 4th with a public Reception on Saturday, May 14, from 6:00-8:00pm. The Allegany Arts Council’s galleries are located at 9 N. Centre St, downtown Cumberland, MD. The building is accessible and is open from 11:00am to 5:00pm Tuesday through Saturday.

     
           
  • | 1:00pm - 6:00pm | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs
    - Sponsored by the Fort Ashby Lions Club. Your donation saves lives. Please stop by.
    Fort Ashby Volunteer Fire Department
    Route 28 Fort Ashby WV 26719
  • | 5:00pm - 7:00pm | Kids, art, fundraiser, animals,
    - Submissions of artwork are requested for the Allegany County Animal Shelter (ACAS) Second Annual Youth Art Contest. Area youth are invited to submit pet themed art work. Artwork will be auctioned, with all proceeds benefiting the ACAS medical fund. Share your talent while helping animals in need!

    Prizes will be awarded in three categories:
    • Ages 3 through 5th grade
    •6th grade through 8th grade
    •9th grade through 12th grade

    What a great way to support the animal shelter!

    Requirements:•Pet theme
    •May be any medium (watercolor, oil, acrylic, pencil, etc.)
    •2-D work:
    - must be on paper or unstretched canvas (no hard/heavy surfaces such as canvas board or stretched canvas).
    - May be no larger than 16" x 20" including mat (not required)
    - May not be framed•
    •3-D work may be no larger than 18"x18"x18"
    •Each student may submit 1 entry.
    •Upon submission, the artwork becomes the property of ACAS.
    •See entry form for details.
    •All submissions become the property of ACAS and will be auctioned off.

    Drop Off Dates
    •May 7 Allegany County Animal Shelter between 10:00 and 2:00. 716 Furnace Road, Cumberland

    •May 9: Allegany County Animal Shelter between 3:00 and 6:00. 716 Furnace Road, Cumberland

    •For group submissions, teachers may make alternate arrangements by calling 301-268-1540.

    •All works must be submitted by May 9.

    Important Dates:

    May 13: Opening reception. 5:00-7:00pm. Cumberland City Hall. Live music and refreshments. Silent auction begins.
    •May 20: Artwork moved to downtown Cumberland Mall (Peskin's and Schwartzenbach building windows). Silent auction continues online.

    •June 19: Silent auction ends at midnight.

    Closing Reception
    •June 25: Closing reception and art work purchase pick up. 5:00-7:00. Outdoor on the Cumberland Mall in front of the Peskin's building. Refreshments provided.

    You may download an entry form at http://www.shelterartshow.weebly.com


    City Hall
           
    Bobbi Dubins 301.268.1210 donnagodlove@yahoo.com
  • | 5:00pm - 7:30pm | Arts and Entertainment, Art Show
    - The Hampshire County Arts Council is sponsoring the Spring Fine Arts Show at the Hampshire County Library (Romney, WV) from May 13 - June 4. A free public Opening Reception will be held on Friday May 13, 5pm-7:30pm at the Library. Come out and see local art and meet the artists while enjoying good food and good conversation. The cash awards will also be announced at the Reception; see if your choices match the Judge's. Much of the art work will be available for sale. If you have any questions, please call Melissa Snell at 703-772-5536.
    Hampshire County Library
    153 W. Main Street Romney WV 26757
    Melissa Snell 703.772.5536 brdwtcher@frontier.com

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