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Mount Savage, MD 21545

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Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

  • - The Annual Ham Dinner will be held at the First United Methodist Church, 14 Church Street, Lonaconing from 4:30-6:30pm.
  • - Tuesday: 9:30am - 2:00pm, Jun - Oct

    Contact: Jeanette Rinehart, 301-876-0728

    FMNP, FVC, & SNAP accepted
  • - Garrett College Continuing Education and Workforce Development will be offering Zumba® exercise fitness courses at Saint Ann's Catholic Church in Grantsville on Tuesdays, June 21 to July 19, 6-7 p.m.

    Zumba® Toning is designed for all ages and raises the bar (or rather, the toning stick), as exercise in disguise. The class combines targeted body-sculpting exercises and the same high-energy cardio work with Latin-infused Zumba® moves to create a calorie-torching, strength-training dance fitness-party. Students will learn how to use lightweight, maraca-like toning sticks to enhance rhythm and tone target zones, including arms, abs, glutes and thighs. Zumba® Toning is a great way for enthusiasts to sculpt their bodies naturally while having a total blast.

    Weights are optional and can be purchased or rented from the class instructor. Students may also bring hand weights weighing three pounds or less. One pound sticks are available to rent or purchase from the instructor for the class, if desired. The instructor for the course will be Melanie Lombardi, a licensed Zumba® fitness instructor since October 2011. She has taught at several locations in Western Maryland including Energy Health and Fitness and Life Fitness Management, including the satellite site at the Western Maryland Health System.

    For additional information contact Terry Beachy, Program Coordinator, at 301-895-4700 or To register for this class, persons may contact Garrett College Continuing Education and Workforce Development at 301-387-3069.

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

  • - The Allegany County Library System invites everyone in the community to spend "Wednesdays with Us." Beginning June 15th, every library branch will host an event at 2:00 p.m. every Wednesday.

    The Allegany County Library System will also have their annual Summer Reading Club. Sweepstakes prizes for the club include six month memberships to Planet Fitness, Kindle e-Readers and tickets to the Maryland Science Center. Visit any of the library branches for more information.

    The Allegany County Library System will be offering these activities today: Karate ON! with Kickmasters (Frostburg Library) High Intensity Interval Training (George's Creek Library) It’s (MAD) Science, Dude! (LaVale Library) Zumba with Ashley (South Cumberland Library - at HRDC) Arts POP with Lindsey (Washington Street Library) Pony Rides with Daydream Farm (Westernport Library)
  • | 6:00pm - 8:00pm | Library Events
    - The Annual George's Creek Regional Library Campfire will be held at 76 Main Street, Lonaconing from 6pm-8pm. Come out and enjoy local musicians, flag ceremony, games, hot dogs and popcorn for the kids!
  • | 7:00pm - 9:30pm | Local Events, SHAFT BINGO
    - Doors open at 5:30pm with a free quickie at 6:15pm. $1500 Block of 9 and $2000 Jackpot in 52 numbers
    Shaft Volunteer Fire Department Station
    19303 Shaft Road SW Frostburg MD 21532
  • | Library Events
    - Allegany County Library System
  • - 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

Thursday, June 30th, 2016

  • | 6:00pm - | Special Interest
    - Encountering Nature will take place every-other Thursday throughout the season, featuring a variety of different activities and experiences for participants of all ages and skill levels. Activities may include hiking, working with field guides, making bird houses, learning survival skills, and much more. Meet at the Lake House.

  • | 7:00pm - 9:00pm | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs, Model Train Club
    - O-Gauge model train layout.
    Community Model Railroad Club
    10 West mechanic Street Frostburg MD 21532
    Joe Brumage 301.689.6124
  • | 7:00pm - 8:30pm | Special Interest, media conversion, memory preservation, scrap booking, scrapbook, Forever
    - At the J B Schrock Community Playground in Berlin, PA

    Change the way you look at your photos!

    Open to the public!

    Join us on the last Thursday of the month [May-October] as we learn modern methods to breath new life into the storage of old VHS & 8 mm videos, slides, negatives and Grandma’s heritage photos.

    See how you can insure you never lose your photos again!

    No fee for the class, however there is a fee when you subscribe to services or purchase products from Forever.

    Children welcome but MUST be accompanied by an adult.

    Contact Tracy for further details:
    J. B. Schrock Community Playground
    700 South St Berlin PA 15530
  • | Charity, Fundraiser
    - Midland Fire Company Bingo 14823 Broadway Street, SW, Midland, MD 21532 Every Thursday - Doors open at 5:00 - Bingo starts at 7:00 Support the First Reponders serving in your community.
  • - The Maryland Boater Safety class will be offered through Garrett College Continuing Education and Workforce Development on July 9 and August 6. Classes will be held from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the McHenry campus of the College.

    Individuals born after June 1, 1972 are required to have an approved Boater’s Safety card in their possession when operating a power boat in Maryland. Successful completion of this class will provide that card. Topics covered will include: rules of the road; current laws regarding personal floatation devices, required safety equipment, safe operation of personal watercraft, and safe towing procedures. Chart reading and materials about safe operation in the bay or ocean are also included.

    The course is open to those 12 years of age and over and parents/ grandparents are welcome to enroll with their youngster. Registration deadline is Friday the week before the class begins. Class books will be issued at the time of registration and students must bring their text to class with completed pre-test and quizzes.

    For additional information or to register, persons may contact Garrett College Continuing Education and Workforce Development at 301-387-3069.

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - An important part of corporate America. A handshake can make or break a business deal, interview or other encounter.

Friday, July 1st, 2016

  • | 9:00am - 1:00pm | Local Events
    - Water Street and Mechanic Street, Frostburg
  • | 4:00pm - 7:00pm | Charity, Fundraiser
    - Every Friday except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years weeks.
    Weekly specials and regular menu offered including special pricing for children.
    carry out orders @ 301-264-3333
    Mount Savage Volunteer Fire Company
    15701 Iron Rail St Mount Savage MD 21545
    Kay Tharp (Fire Co. Secretary) 301.264.4134
  • | 6:30pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    - Historic City Center

    Free Admission!!

    Schedule Subject to Change

    Rain or Shine and Bring a Lawn Chair
  • - "Old Time Jams" will take place in the Lake House at New Germany State Park. Musicians and listeners of all ages are invited to share and enjoy traditional "old-timey" Appalachian music. Admission is free!
  • | Arts and Entertainment
    - New Germany State Park is pleased to announce the return of good old-fashioned toe-tappin’ fun, with the 7th season of Old Time Jams set to begin in May.

    These informal gatherings provide an opportunity for musicians and listeners of all ages to share and enjoy traditional “old-timey” Appalachian music. The Jams will be held at the New Germany Lake House, from 6:30 – 9:30 pm, with no charge for admission.

    Food, refreshments, and gifts will be available for purchase at the Lake House. For more information, please call the Ranger Station at 301-895-5453.
  • - Space is still available for area students who wish to participate in the Summer Music Academy hosted by Frostburg State University’s Department of Music from Sunday, July 10, through Saturday, July 16.
    The academy was created to promote classical music education and the goal is to develop individual musicianship for string, woodwind, brass and piano instrumentalists in a supportive environment. During the one-week workshop, each attendee will experience instruction from FSU music department faculty members and world-renowned guest artists, including members of the Vienna Philharmonic, Canadian Brass, Boston Symphony Orchestra and National Symphony Orchestra.
    Academy activities will feature masterclasses from FSU faculty and guest artists, evening faculty performances, chamber music coaching, outdoor activities in the beautiful setting of the Allegheny Mountains, the Alexander Technique and exposure to internationally renowned musicians, soloists and teachers.
    The academy will be no larger than 60 students. Those above the age of 15 are encouraged to enroll. All skill levels are welcome and a variety of price options are available to suit everyone’s needs.
    For more information, contact the director, Karen Liu, at To register for the academy, visit" target="_blank">
    During the week, the guest artists will also perform daily concerts that are open to the public. On Friday, there will be a concert featuring academy students. The schedule is as follows:
    • Sunday, July 10, 2 p.m., Daniel Froschauer (violin)
    • Monday, July 11, 7:30 p.m., Daniel Getz (viola)
    • Tuesday, July 12, 7:30 p.m., Chamber Concert (Shuting Yao, Daniel Getz, Dr. Mark Gallagher, Steven Hoingberg and Thomas Hunter)
    • Wednesday, July 13, 7:30 p.m., Steven Hoingberg (cello)
    • Thursday, July 14, 7:30 p.m., Joe Burgstaller (trumpet)
    • Friday, July 15, 7:30 p.m., Gala Concert With Academy Students
    Tickets for these concerts are available at the door and are $10 for adults, $5 for students and seniors, and free for children 12 and younger.
    For more information, contact FSU’s Department of Music at 301-687-4109.
    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 or 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.
  • | Schools and Education
    - Each year, college students and parents are required to file a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). This application is required in order to receive any federal, state and in most cases institutional grants, scholarships and student loans.

    Even though there are priority deadlines, schools continue to accept and process the FAFSA throughout the school year. Federal aid does not have a deadline until the end of the academic year. However, there are deadlines for state and institutional funds. Even with the state scholarships, there are times when additional funds are made available and late awards are made.

    “Summer is a great time for students to be using the next couple of months to search for private scholarships,” stated Cissy VanSickle, Director of Financial Aid at Garrett College. “It is important to note that one should never pay for a scholarship search, a scholarship application, or help in filling out a FAFSA.”

    The Garrett College website provides a list of helpful links for students and parents to find information on various scholarships and scholarship search engines, including and “Even if a student is not attending Garrett College, the Financial Aid Office will be more than happy to answer general questions,” VanSickle said. “Students who will graduate in 2017 will experience some changes in federal aid and the deadlines. We will announce that information early this school year, so students and parents are aware.”

    For general questions or for more information about financial aid, contact the Garrett College Financial Aid Office at 301-387-3080 or visit

  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - July1-31.Take the time to enjoy the fun and ease of cooking on the grill this month!

Saturday, July 2nd, 2016

  • | 8:00am - 1:00pm | Local Events
    - Fresh produce, antiques & crafts as well as flea market items greet you at the Springs Farmers’ Market. It is held every Saturday beginning May 28 through September 24, 2016; 8:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.

    Address: 1711 Springs Rd. Springs PA 15562
  • | 8:00am - 12:00pm | Local Events
  • | 9:30am - 2:00pm | Local Events
    - The Canal Place Farmers’ Market is a place where the community meets each week to buy the best locally-grown fruits, vegetables, flowers, organic products, baked goods and so much more!

    The market sets up every Saturday from 9:30 am – 2:00 pm at Canal Place from June to October. Bring the whole family and find the best local farmers have to offer!
  • - This is a free program for families with children, ages 7-14, and is designed to help children experience and connect with the natural world.
    Each program will take place between 11:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m, with a break for lunch. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times. Participants should dress appropriately for the outdoors and bring a backpack with the following recommended items: drinking water, packed lunch, rain gear, handkerchief, sunscreen, insect repellent, magnifying glass, colored pencils or crayons, and notebook or journal. The use of cell phones and other electronic devices will not be permitted during the activity. Families are encouraged to pre-register by calling 301-895-5453.
    Coyote Adventures is an organization founded by Jack Slocomb and Margie Hartman. Mr. Slocomb is a trained naturalist, wilderness leader, and published writer of essays and poetry relating to the natural beauty of the Allegheny Mountains. He brings to the program some 40 years of experience as an outdoor leader and recently received a Kamana II Naturalist certification. Margie Hartman has been a parent mentor for Coyote Adventures Family Outings for five years and is an active member of the Allegany-Garrett County Bird Club.
  • | 12:00pm - | Local Events
    - Rain Date July 4
  • | 7:00pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    - Bill Haley's Comets
    Saturday, July 2, 7pm
    Harr Theater
    Tickets $12
    May be purchased at the door or early at the,
    Parks N Rec Office, City Office, Judy's Drugstore

    Bill Haley's New Comets is a Rock & Roll band founded in 1987 by singer Joe "Bill" Clifton. As only legal successors of the original performers[1] this band keeps Bill Haley's music alive in its original fifties style with original instrumentation, stage outfits and stage acrobatics.
    In 2004, the group was awarded 'Artists of the Year' by the German Artists Magazine appreciating their artistic merits for classic rock and roll.
    In 2007, original Comet, Pete Davenport, joined the band with his steel guitar. In 2011, original Haley guitarist Bill Turner, will join the band for their international tours.
    In 2011, Bill Haley's daughter, Gina Haley, will start working with the New Comets on the remembrance of her father's work, touring with them for the first time internationally.
    The band's most important event remains November 5, 1989, when the original 1954 Comets went back on stage in Bristol, England, inviting the New Comets to perform together. Impressed by the high musical standard and the authentic presentation of their 'fostersons' (Marshall Lytle: "I saw Bill and myself on stage 40 years ago!"),[3]the American musicians officially gave symbolic validation to use their name and deemed them worthy successors of their work. This honor had never before been granted to any other succession-band by their originals.

    Bill Haley's Biography
    Bill Haley (vocals, guitar; born July 6, 1925, died February 9, 1981)
    In 1954 bandleader Bill Haley and His Comets recorded “Rock Around the Clock,” a rock and roll anthem that stayed at Number One for eight weeks and sold an estimated twenty-five million copies worldwide. “Rock Around the Clock” re-entered the British charts seven times, most recently in 1974.
    If only for the impact of “Rock Around the Clock,” Haley would deserve a place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Yet his impact in the early days of rock and roll went well beyond that milestone. Two years earlier he’d put out “Crazy, Man, Crazy” an original amalgam of country and R&B that arguably became the first rock and roll record to register on Billboard’s pop chart. For most of the Fifties, Haley was a presence on the record charts, and he appeared in several rock and roll movies aimed at teenagers. It is estimated that Haley and His Comets have sold 60 million records worldwide. How important was “Rock Around the Clock”?
    “Before it became a hit in summer 1955 - more than a year after it was recorded - rock ‘n’ roll was virtually an underground movement, something kids listened to on the sly,” wrote journalist Alex Frazer-Harrison. “This changed after ‘Rock Around the Clock.’ The music was everywhere.”
    Haley has been called “the father of rock and roll” and “rock ‘n’ roll’s first star.” “We premiered it,” he told Rolling Stone in 1967. “We put country & western together with rhythm & blues, and that was rock. The first three years were ours, all ours, till [Elvis] Presley came along.” Haley argued that he even helped give rock and roll its name. Haley penned a song called “Rock-A-Beatin’ Boogie” - whose chorus went “Rock, rock, rock everybody/Roll, roll, roll everybody” - that was recorded by the Treniers in 1953 and adopted by disc jockey Alan Freed on his Cleveland-based Moondog radio show.
    Haley broke into rock and roll via country and western music. He was a member of the Downhomers and musical director for the Saddlemen. The latter group had a regular radio show at a Chester, Pennsylvania, radio station. Haley brought different sounds into the Saddlemen’s repertoire in an attempt to blend “country and western, Dixieland and the old-style rhythm & blues.” In 1951, Haley cut a version of Jackie Brenston’s “Rocket 88”- arguably the first rock and roll record - which would make Haley’s cover “the first rock and roll recording by a white artist,” according to The Billboard Book of Number One Hits. In 1952, Haley and the Saddlemen released “Rock This Joint,” a rocked-up R&B song, on the Essex label. Decades later, writer Nick Tosches would single it out as “one of the first instances of a white boy really getting down to the art of hep.” By 1953, the group had changed its name to Bill Haley and His Comets and recorded the slang-filled “Crazy, Man, Crazy,” a bonafide rock and roll hit whose title derived from the teenage slang Haley picked up from performing at high schools. Haley and His Comets thereupon got signed to Decca Records. At their first session for Decca in 1954, they cut “Rock Around the Clock” (which had originally been recorded in 1952 by Sunny Dae and His Knights). The fast-fingered guitar solo was provided by session musician Danny Cedrone, who basically reprised the solo he’d contributed to Haley’s “Rock The Joint” two years earlier. In a sad irony, Cedrone died from a fall in July 1954, nearly a year before “Rock Around the Clock” took off.
    Little attention was paid to “Rock Around the Clock” when it first appeared as the B side of “Thirteen Women” in May 1954. The group followed it with their cover version of Big Joe Turner’s “Shake, Rattle and Roll,” which cracked the Top Ten in July 1954 and sold a million copies. “Rock Around the Clock” got a second lease on life after being picked for the soundtrack to The Blackboard Jungle, a 1955 movie about high-school delinquency that generated controversy in the press and pandemonium among the young. In effect, “Rock Around the Clock” became an anthem for rebellious Fifties youth. It hung on the charts for nearly half a year and set sales records that have yet to be broken. The 1956 movie Rock Around the Clock, which featured nine lip-synched performances by Haley, made him a spit-curled star here and abroad. His celebrity was particularly long-lived in Britain, where he came to be regarded as rock and roll royalty. Haley had his third million-selling hit in 1956 with “See You Later, Alligator,” which had been an R&B hit for Bobby Charles the previous year. More hits followed in the same rocking vein - “R.O.C.K.” (#16), “The Saints Rock ‘n’ Roll” (#18), “Rip It Up” (#25), “Rudy’s Rock” (#34) and “Skinny Minnie” (#22) - although the ascent of Elvis Presley took some of the wind out of the less charismatic Haley’s sails in the later Fifties.
    The year 1962 was a disastrous one for Haley that saw the breakup of the Comets and his marriage, among other problems. Haley found steady work again when Sixties rock fans began discovering the music’s roots at events such as the highly successful “Rock ‘n’ Roll Revival” concerts, first staged by promoter Richard Nader in 1969. Haley’s career got more big lifts in the early Seventies. He re-recorded “Rock Around the Clock” in 1973, and it was this version that played over the opening credits for the popular TV show Happy Days. The original recording appeared on the 1974 soundtrack for American Graffiti and became a hit in the U.S. for the second time that year.
    Saxophonist Rudy Pompilli - the longest-lived of Haley’s Comet of all, having been with him since the mid-Fifties - died in 1976. Haley himself, having spent much of the Seventies in failing health, gave his last performance in 1980 and died of a heart attack in 1981. He was 55 years old.
  • | 7:00pm - 9:00pm | Local Events
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    The Deep Creek Lake Lion's Club Fourth Annual Boat Parade will be held on Saturday, July 2nd, starting from the Deep Creek Marina Club in McHenry cove and ending at Dutch’s at Silver Tree. The parade will start from the McHenry cove and will proceed in single file past a number of judging stations along the route. Spectators at the judging stations will vote for their favorite boats, and prizes will be awarded in a number of categories, with a Grand Prize consisting of a custom-designed Winner’s Pennant and trophy. Entrants in the parade will need to pay a MINIMUM $25 registration fee at the Grand Marshal’s boat anchored off the in the McHenry cove, and the number of entries are limited, so be sure to pre-register to ensure your spot.
  • | 7:30pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    - New Germany State Park will be featuring a free acoustic concert by award-winning musician Greg Latta on Saturday, July 2, at 7:30 p.m. in the Lake House. Latta will be performing a combination of Appalachian, Irish, old-time and traditional music using instruments such as the hammered and Appalachian dulcimers, guitar, banjo, cittern, Irish bouzouki, harmonica, concertina, limberjack, and recorder.

    Proficient on more than 15 different instruments, Latta is a mesmerizing singer, songwriter, and award winning performer. His songs include original works, and old coal mining, whaling, children's, and contemporary and traditional songs. Though known mainly for his hammered dulcimer playing, Latta is also an award-winning banjo player.

    His accomplishments include winner of the Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award in Solo Music Performance, winner of the Mid-Eastern Hammered Dulcimer Championships and runner-up in the National Hammered Dulcimer Championships. Latta has performed for the Hungarian Presidential Cabinet, the US Olympic Trials, the Dance Alloy of Pittsburgh, and Frostburg State University to name a few.
    For more information, please call the park at 301-895-5453.
  • - 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
  • - Held at the Manns Choice Community Center, 114 Chestnut St. Manns Choice, Pa. Great Music, Good Food, Fun & 50/50's. Presented by Manns Choice Senior Center. Information Call 814-285-1378 or 814-623-9770.

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