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Today is August 1, 2015 - Oakland, MD 21550  

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Saturday, August 1st, 2015

  • | 8:00am - 1:00pm | Local Events
    - Springs Farmers’ Market Saturdays
    May 23 – September 19, 2015

    Hours: 8:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.

    The Springs Farmers' Market is the largest in the area.

    Over 80 local farmers and craftsmen provide a wide selection of fresh picked produce, home baked goods, quilts and plants. Enjoy browsing among the antiques, tools and flea market items. You will find artists displaying paintings and crafted artwork as well as new jewelry and one-of-a-kind woodwork items.

    Homemade breakfast and lunch is served all morning at the snack bar.

    For location and directions:
    1711 Springs Road, Springs, PA 15562
    For further information, contact Jim Green at (240) 310-2086 or Joe Bender at (814) 662-4366 or email jfb@qcol.net.

    For weekly and seasonal vendor's information and application form click here.
     
           
  • | 8:00am - | Sports and Recreation
    - Queen City Striders will host the Moonshine Classic 10K Run and 2 mile fun run/walk at Big Run Savage State Park, Swanton, MD There will be a picnic following awards. Registration will be 8am to a:45am info: 304-276-5658 or http://www.qcstriders.com
     
           
  • | 8:30am - 5:00pm | Schools and Education
    - Several sections of the Maryland Boater Safety class will be offered by Garrett College’s Continuing Education and Workforce Development division at the McHenry campus throughout the spring and summer. The course is slated for Saturdays, May 16, June 20, July 11, or August 1 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    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 material about safe operation in the bay or ocean is 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. 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 call Continuing Education and Workforce Development at 301-387-3069.
     
           
  • | 10:00am - 1:00pm | Local Events
    - Mountain Fresh Farmers Market

    Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM EDT
    Website:http://www.MountainFresh.org

    Join us for an Old-Fashioned Farmers Market every week from June - October on Wednesdays & Saturdays in Oakland! Our market features:

    Fresh Vegetables
    Fresh Fruits
    Fresh Berries
    Fresh & Dried Herbs
    Baked Goods
    Jams & Jellies
    Fresh Eggs
    Grassfed Meats
    Artisanal Cheeses
    Handmade Crafts
    Live Plants
    ...And more!

    The Mountain Fresh Producers Association is a non-profit group of farmers, artisans, cooks, and bakers in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains of western Maryland and northeastern West Virginia. We sponsor producer-only tailgate farmers markets in Garrett County, Maryland
     
           
  • | 6:00pm - 7:00pm | Religious Events
    - Crimson Stream will present a gospel concert Aug 1 2015 at 6:00 PM at New Hope Christian Fellowship 176 Springs Road Grantsville Md
     
           
  • | 7:30pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    - At THEATRE ON THE LAKE

    The Barn at Ridge Valley:

    ​912 Gravelly Run Road

    McHenry, MD 21541

    Purchase Tickets online at http://www.totltheatre.org
    or call 301-680-1002
     
           
  • - Music at Penn Alps is pleased to present Michael Carrera, cello with piano accompaniment. Michael has performed in some of the world’s greatest concert halls as a chamber musician, concert soloist, and recitalist. He made his Carnegie Hall debut in 2001 to great critical acclaim. He has played at Town Hall in New York City, Wigmore Hall in London, at the Rheingau Festival in Germany, and many other festivals in the United States and across Europe. He has performed live on radio at Germany’s MDR, France’s Radio 3, National Public Radio in the US, and television broadcasts in just as many countries. He performed a solo broadcast specifically for “NPR’s Performance Today” in New York City of the musical and theatrical adventure of Bernardo’s Farewell.

    Throughout his travels he has performed along-side Pinchas Zukerman, Ivry Gitlis, Emanuel Borok, Peter Rejto, Pamela Frank, Robert DeMaine, Orli Shaham, Peter Takacs, and many others. He has performed with chamber groups and individual musicians from the Tokyo, Borromeo, Cleveland, Guarneri, American, and Emerson String Quartets. Michael regularly tours Asia, Eastern and Western Europe, and parts of South America, giving concerts and masterclasses at music conservatories and schools, as well as acting as a judge at international competitions

    Michael has recorded numerous commercial discs for New World Records, VOX Records, Summit Records, and Equilibrium Records. He has performed as a member of the Arcata Quartet in the world premiere of Paul Chihara’s Concerto for String Quartet and Orchestra, Kisses Sweeter than Wine, with the Utah Symphony and conductor Keith Lockhart. Miklos Rozsas Sinfonia Concertante for violin, cello and orchestra with the National Symphony Orchestra of Moldova, and a CD entitled “Sticks and Stones” for percussion and strings. Specifically Tan Dun’s “Elegy: Snow in June”, concerto for Cello and Percussion Ensemble. This last CD is now considered one of the authoritative performances of this specific work by Tan Dun.

    Michael studied with cellists Lynn Harrell, David Geber, and Peter Rejto. He also studied chamber music with the late Isidore Cohen – former member of the Beaux Arts Trio and the Juilliard String Quartet. Michael’s degrees come from The Manhattan School of Music in New York City and University of Arizona. Michael currently serves on faculty at Ohio University in Athens and the Montecito Summer Chamber Music Festival in California.
     
           
  • | Arts and Entertainment
    - Wills Mountain
    Festival, July 31, Aug 1, and Aug 2, 2015
    Port Royale Farm, Rt 220, Bedford
    http://www.wmfest.com/
     
           
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
    - Garrett County Fair

    http://www.garrettcountyfair.org/

     
           
  • | Arts and Entertainment
    - Old Time Jams
    New Germany State Park is proud to announce the return of good old-fashioned toe-tappin’ fun, with the sixth season of Old Time Jams set to begin in May. Jams are scheduled to take place at the New Germany Lake House on the following SATURDAYS in 2015:
    • May 2 & 16
    • June 6 & 20
    • July 18
    • August 1 & 15
    • September 5
    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 p.m., with no charge for admission.
     
           
  • - Pre Sale only $50 ! ($65 day of show + $10 early Byrd Thursday)
    Online tickets are available at http://www.tripsfarm.com (via paypal) or buy hardcopy tickets from MoonShadow Cafe or Dante's Bar

    Trips Farm - Sunshine Day Dream Memorial Park
    428 Jerry Garcia Way, Terra Alta, West Virginia

    Splintered Sunlight2 nights !
    Jahman Brahman 2 nights w/ a Grateful Set on Fri
    Dead Ahead Ohio
    Dr. Slothclaw
    Moogatu
    Hall Williams Band
    The Greens
    Joe Keyes "The Late Bloomer" and The Late Bloomer Band
    Bats Dynamic String Band 2 nights
    The Rusty Haywhackers
    Squaring The Circle
    Happy Fuzzy
    West Virginia Hitchers
    Payheys Poppies
    Comic Book Colors
    Raccoon Songs
    Dar Stellabotta
    more TBA !
     
           
  • - Classy Chassis Car Club Cruise In NAPA Auto Parts,
    Grantsville Shopping Center
     
           

Sunday, August 2nd, 2015

  • | Arts and Entertainment
    - Wills Mountain
    Festival, July 31, Aug 1, and Aug 2, 2015
    Port Royale Farm, Rt 220, Bedford
    http://www.wmfest.com/
     
           
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
    - Garrett County Fair

    http://www.garrettcountyfair.org/

     
           
  • - SuGO Sunday: LEGO Robotics

    Come and build Sumo Wrestling Robots using LEGO MINDSTORMS.

    SuGO teams form at 1:00 pm, and build until 3:30 pm. Teams can be
    families or friends and No experience is necessary. All equipment is
    provided, and help is available for rookie teams. At 3:00, teams move to
    the arena and the SuGO bots battle it out tournament style.

    This is a great activity for LEGO lovers of all ages.

    Experience the latest LEGO Robotics hardware and push your creativity to the limit..

    Light refreshments are available for purchase.

    http://www.sugobot.com/

     
           
  • | Religious Events, Oakland MD, Church of the Nazarene, Sunday Services
    - Oakland Church of the Nazarene
    203 South Eighth Street
    Oakland, MD. 21550
    Rev. Art Evans

    Wednesday: 7 pm
    Sunday School: 9:45 am
    Sunday worship: 10:45 am
    Sunday Evening: 6 pm
    Sunday Teens: 6 pm

     
           
  • - Downtown Cumberland Farmers Market
    Baltimore Street, Cumberland MD 21530
    Thursday: 9am - 2pm, 28-May-15 to 15-Oct-15

    Downtown Cumberland Farmers Market
    Canal Place, Cumberland MD 21530
    Saturday: 9:30am - 2pm, 6-Jun-15 to 17-Oct-15

    Frostburg Farmers Market
    20 S Water Street, Frostburg MD 21532
    Friday: 9am - 1pm, 29-May-15 to 16-Oct-15

    LaVale Farmers Market (Country Club Mall)
    1262 Vocke Road, Cumberland MD 21502
    Tuesday: 9am - 2pm, 2-Jun-15 to 20-Oct-15

    Western Maryland Regional Health Center Farmers Market
    12500 Willow Brook Road, Cumberland MD 21502
    Wednesday: 2pm - 5pm, 8-Jul-15 to 14-Oct-15

    Mountain Fresh Farmers Market - Oakland
    5 Town Park Lane, Oakland MD 21550
    Wednesday: 10am - 1pm, 10-Jun-15 to 28-Oct-15
    Saturday: 10am - 1pm, 6-Jun-15 to 31-Oct-15

    Kingwood Farmers’ Market
    Old Wesbanco Parking Lot
    Saturdays, 7:30 am – Noon
    Tuesdays, 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

    Terra Alta Farmers' Market
    Terra Alta City Park
    Tuesdays, 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm
    Fridays, 8 am – 1 pm

    Arthurdale CoOp Farmers Market
    Esso Gas Station
    Thursdays, Noon-4pm

    Bruceton Mills Farmers Market
    141 Morgantown Street,
    Thursdays, 8am - 12pm

    Bruceton Mills Farmers Market,
    Bruceton School Playground,
    Saturdays 8am-12pm

    Keyser Farmers’ Market,
    Keyser Assembly of God,
    Friday’s 8am – noon

    Fort Ashby Farmer’s Market,
    Across from Fairgrounds,
    Tuesday & Fridays, 7:30am – 1pm

    Tailgate Market,
    Piedmont Play Ground, Piedmont, WV,
    Saturdays, 7 am – Noon

    Romney Farmers’ Markets
    Bank of Romney Community
    Building Parking Lot, Rt. 50
    Saturday, 8am – Noon

    The Bottling Works
    427 E. Main St, Romney
    Wednesdays, 8am – noon

    Hampshire Wellness and Fitness Center
    1000 Heritage Circle,
    Saturdays, 8am – noon

    Tailgate Market
    City Parking Lot 61, Petersburg,
    Wednesday and Saturdays , 8am – Noon

    Downtown Bedford
    Public Square, Wednesdays 9am – 1 pm

    Springs Farmers’ Market
    Near the intersection of Springs Rd and Springs Hill Rd/River Rd Saturdays 8am – 1pm

    Everett Farmers Market
    206 E Main Street Saturdays 9am – 1 pm

    Somerset Farmers’ Market
    The Georgian Place, Saturdays, 9am – 1pm
    for more information, visit http://www.somersetcountyfarmersmarket.com or contact Carol Pyle at (814) 279-5620t County (PA)

    https://www.facebook.com/TriStateTownPlanner?fref=tsd




     
           
  • - Pre Sale only $50 ! ($65 day of show + $10 early Byrd Thursday)
    Online tickets are available at http://www.tripsfarm.com (via paypal) or buy hardcopy tickets from MoonShadow Cafe or Dante's Bar

    Trips Farm - Sunshine Day Dream Memorial Park
    428 Jerry Garcia Way, Terra Alta, West Virginia

    Splintered Sunlight2 nights !
    Jahman Brahman 2 nights w/ a Grateful Set on Fri
    Dead Ahead Ohio
    Dr. Slothclaw
    Moogatu
    Hall Williams Band
    The Greens
    Joe Keyes "The Late Bloomer" and The Late Bloomer Band
    Bats Dynamic String Band 2 nights
    The Rusty Haywhackers
    Squaring The Circle
    Happy Fuzzy
    West Virginia Hitchers
    Payheys Poppies
    Comic Book Colors
    Raccoon Songs
    Dar Stellabotta
    more TBA !
     
           
  • - Garrett College will once again have a presence at the annual Garrett County Fair on Monday, August 3 – Saturday, August 8. This year, the college will host theme days around specific college programs and services, which will include the following:

    Monday – Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM)
    Tuesday – Continuing Education and Garrett Institute for Lifelong Learning (GILL)
    Wednesday – GC Alumni
    Thursday - Garrett College Community Aquatic & Recreation Complex (CARC)
    Friday – Adventure Sports and Natural Resources & Wildlife Technology
    Saturday – Garrett College Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation and Mountain Maker Fest

    Each day, participants and visitors will have the opportunity to be entered in a drawing for a back to school backpack, in addition to giveaways centered around each theme day. The fair is an excellent opportunity to learn about the upcoming fall schedule of classes, including credit and workforce development programs.

    “The fair presents us with a great opportunity to share information about the upcoming fall schedule of classes and credit and workforce development programs. It also gives us a chance to catch up with GC alumni, and it’s nice to hear so many different success stories every year,” said Rachelle Davis, Director of Enrollment at Garrett College. “We enjoy receiving updates about how our students are performing at four-year institutions after transferring from Garrett or how they’re doing in a new job.”

    For more information on the upcoming fall schedule of credit courses, contact the Office of Admissions at 301-387-3044. For a list of workforce development programs and classes, contact Continuing Education and Workforce Development at 301-387-3069.
     
           

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

  • | 7:00am - 5:00pm | Schools and Education
    - Garrett College in coordination with Kruger’s Training Academy will be offering Backflow Certification and Re-Certification Courses. They are scheduled for August 3 - 5, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Northern Outreach Center in Grantsville.

    The purpose of this training is to fully acquaint apprentice, journey, and master plumbers with the use, operation, testing, and surveying procedures of backflow prevention in an effort to ensure that potable water does not cause the spread of communicable diseases like typhoid, infectious hepatitis, scarlet fever, polio, poliomyelitis, and dysentery etc.

    This course addresses what backflow preventers are, how they are tested, how they are installed and where they are required. Upon passing the written and practical exams the student is certified (if a licensed plumber in Maryland) as a Certified Backflow Prevention Technician. Recertification is required every three years to keep certification current.

    Charlie Kruger from Salisbury, Md. will be instructing the training. He is a student of plumbing and has forty years of practical experience include working as an apprentice plumber, journeyman plumber, master plumber, plumbing contractor, and plumbing inspector. He began as an apprentice for his father in 1966 and later operated a plumbing contracting business. In 1978, he became a mechanical inspector for Howard County, Maryland and has been the plumbing inspector for the City of Salisbury since 1980.

    For more information on this course persons may contact Terry Beachy at 301-895-4700 or terry.beachy@garrettcollege.edu. To register for this course contact Garrett College Continuing Education and Workforce Development at 301-387-3069.
     
           
  • | 8:30am - 2:30pm | Schools and Education
    - Garrett College will offer 16 (a total of eight math and eight English/reading) sessions throughout the entire summer with a maximum of 15 students per session. Math sessions will be held on the following dates in Room 642 at the McHenry campus: June 15 and 29, July 13, 20 and 27, and August 3, 10 and 19. English/reading sessions will be held on June 16 and 30, July 14, 21 and 28, and August 4, 11 and 20. Both the math and English/reading sessions will begin at 8:30 a.m. and end with the testing to begin at 2:30 p.m. Participants will receive a 30 minute lunch break.

    For more information on the summer refresher courses or to register for a session, contact Christine Upole in the Advising and Academic Success Center at Garrett College at 301-387-3715 or christine.upole@garrettcollege.edu.
     
           
  • | 6:30pm - 8:30pm | Schools and Education
    - Continuing Education and Workforce Development at Garrett College has scheduled a Conversational Spanish course at the Northern Outreach Center in Grantsville. The course will be held on Mondays, July 27 to August 31 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

    For additional information contact Terry Beachy at 301-895-4700 or terry.beachy@garrettcollege.edu. To register for this course, contact Continuing Education and Workforce Development at 301-387-3069.
     
           
  • -

    We all need shots (also called vaccinations or immunizations)
    to help protect us from serious diseases. To help keep our community safe, The Town Planner
    is proudly participating in National Immunization Awareness Month.

    Shots
    can prevent serious diseases like the flu, measles, and tuberculosis (TB). Its important to know
    which shots you need and when to get them.

    Everyone age 6 months
    and older needs to get a flu shot every year. Other shots work best when they are given at certain
    ages.

    If you have a child age 6 or younger, find out which shots your
    child needs . Find out
    which shots adults and teenagers need . Use this chart for adults to see if you are up to date on your shots [PDF 156
    KB] . If you are pregnant, check out this
    recommended immunization schedule [PDF 188 KB] . Talk to your doctor or
    nurse to make sure that everyone in your family gets the shots they need.
     
           
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
    - Garrett County Fair

    http://www.garrettcountyfair.org/

     
           
  • | Arts and Entertainment
    - August 3-7, 2015


    Ages 5-11 9AM-12PM

    Ages 11-15 1PM-4PM

    Space is Limited!

    Please Register at:
    http://www.jfmazurstudio.com
     
           
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
    - 6/16 – 6/20 Mineral County Fair (Ft. Ashby) https://www.facebook.com/MineralCoFairWV

    7/18 – 7/25 Allegany County Fair (Cumberland, MD) http://www.bedford-fair.com/" target="_blank">http://www.bedford-fair.com/

    7/22 - 7/25 Fireman’s Carnival and Parade (Moorefield, WV)
    http://www.moorefieldfire.com/home.html

    7/25 – 8/1 Tri County Fair (Petersburg, WV) http://www.tri-countyfair.com


    7/26 – 8/1 Bedford County Fair (Bedford, PA) http://www.bedford-fair.com


    8/1 – 8/8 Garrett County Fair (McHenry, MD) http://www.garrettcountyfair.org/

    8/22-8/29 Somerset County Fair (Meyersdale PA) http://www.somersetcountyfairpa.com/

     
           
  • - Garrett College is now offering a complete online general studies associate degree program beginning the upcoming fall 2015 semester that begins September 9. Dr. Kelly Hall, Interim Dean of Student Services, describes the degree as “the most flexible associate’s degree offered by the College. It is tailored to meet individuals’ needs and can now be completed entirely online.”

    Rachelle Davis, Director of Enrollment at Garrett College, further described Garrett’s online general studies degree program. “20 classes are needed to complete the degree: Up to 12 classes taken previously can be transferred to fulfill degree requirements.” The upcoming fall semester of classes begins on September 9 and there is still time for individuals to enroll at Garrett College.

    “A general studies degree can be transferred to four-year universities or can stand-alone for individuals who need an associate’s degree for employment or career advancement,” said Ashley Ruby, Academic Success Advisor at Garrett College.

    More information about enrolling in the online General Studies degree is available by contacting the Garrett College Office of Admissions at 301-387-3044 or admissions@garrettcollege.edu. Additional program information can also be found online at http://www.garrettcollege.edu.

     
           

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

  • | 7:00am - 5:00pm | Schools and Education
    - Garrett College in coordination with Kruger’s Training Academy will be offering Backflow Certification and Re-Certification Courses. They are scheduled for August 3 - 5, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Northern Outreach Center in Grantsville.

    The purpose of this training is to fully acquaint apprentice, journey, and master plumbers with the use, operation, testing, and surveying procedures of backflow prevention in an effort to ensure that potable water does not cause the spread of communicable diseases like typhoid, infectious hepatitis, scarlet fever, polio, poliomyelitis, and dysentery etc.

    This course addresses what backflow preventers are, how they are tested, how they are installed and where they are required. Upon passing the written and practical exams the student is certified (if a licensed plumber in Maryland) as a Certified Backflow Prevention Technician. Recertification is required every three years to keep certification current.

    Charlie Kruger from Salisbury, Md. will be instructing the training. He is a student of plumbing and has forty years of practical experience include working as an apprentice plumber, journeyman plumber, master plumber, plumbing contractor, and plumbing inspector. He began as an apprentice for his father in 1966 and later operated a plumbing contracting business. In 1978, he became a mechanical inspector for Howard County, Maryland and has been the plumbing inspector for the City of Salisbury since 1980.

    For more information on this course persons may contact Terry Beachy at 301-895-4700 or terry.beachy@garrettcollege.edu. To register for this course contact Garrett College Continuing Education and Workforce Development at 301-387-3069.
     
           
  • | 8:30am - 2:30pm | Schools and Education
    - Garrett College will offer 16 (a total of eight math and eight English/reading) sessions throughout the entire summer with a maximum of 15 students per session. Math sessions will be held on the following dates in Room 642 at the McHenry campus: June 15 and 29, July 13, 20 and 27, and August 3, 10 and 19. English/reading sessions will be held on June 16 and 30, July 14, 21 and 28, and August 4, 11 and 20. Both the math and English/reading sessions will begin at 8:30 a.m. and end with the testing to begin at 2:30 p.m. Participants will receive a 30 minute lunch break.

    For more information on the summer refresher courses or to register for a session, contact Christine Upole in the Advising and Academic Success Center at Garrett College at 301-387-3715 or christine.upole@garrettcollege.edu.
     
           
  • | 5:00pm - 7:00pm | Kids
    - Firefighter Cow invites you to SAFETY FIRST Kids Night on Tuesday, August 4, 2015, 5:00 - 7:00 PM at Chick-fil-A in the Country Club Mall. It's also National Night Out and our local State Police will have activities outside too! It's fun and educational for the whole family. Chick-fil-A's Firefighter Cow want to share Safety First ideas. There will be facepainting, educational coloring sheets and photo opportunities with Firefighter Cow. Stop by for a sample at our Lemonade Stand! And get fired up by receiving a FREE 4-count Kids Meal with each adult meal purchase.
     
           
  • - Celebrate with us! Join over 38 million people in 16,124 communities across the nation along with local law enforcement, neighborhood watch groups, civic groups, concerned citizens, and state & regional crime prevention associations. FUN! GAMES! MUSIC!
     
           
  • | 6:00pm - 7:00pm | Sports and Recreation
    - Garrett College Continuing Education and Workforce Development will be offering Zumba® Fitness courses at Saint Ann's Catholic Church in Grantsville on Tuesdays, July 14 to August 11, 6-7 p.m.

    For additional information contact Terry Beachy, Northern Outreach Center Coordinator, by calling 301-895-4700 or terry.beachy@garrettcollege.edu. To register contact Continuing Education and Workforce Development at 301-387-3069.
     
           
  • | 6:00pm - 8:00pm | Special Interest
    - A class on cupcake decorating will be offered at the Garrett College Northern Outreach Center in Grantsville on Tuesday, August 4, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

    Learn the basics of decorating cupcakes and discover new techniques for decorating. Participants will learn how to prepare the decorating bags, fill cupcakes, ice the cupcakes with a spatula and a star tip, and pull-out stars, dots, lines, rosettes, and leaves. Frosting and decorating kit will be provided. An additional supply list will be provided upon registration.

    For more information on this course, persons may contact Terry Beachy at 301-895-4700 or terry.beachy@garrettcollege.edu. To register for this course, contact Garrett College Continuing Education and Workforce Development at 301-387-3069.
     
           
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
    - Garrett County Fair

    http://www.garrettcountyfair.org/

     
           

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

  • | 7:00am - 5:00pm | Schools and Education
    - Garrett College in coordination with Kruger’s Training Academy will be offering Backflow Certification and Re-Certification Courses. They are scheduled for August 3 - 5, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Northern Outreach Center in Grantsville.

    The purpose of this training is to fully acquaint apprentice, journey, and master plumbers with the use, operation, testing, and surveying procedures of backflow prevention in an effort to ensure that potable water does not cause the spread of communicable diseases like typhoid, infectious hepatitis, scarlet fever, polio, poliomyelitis, and dysentery etc.

    This course addresses what backflow preventers are, how they are tested, how they are installed and where they are required. Upon passing the written and practical exams the student is certified (if a licensed plumber in Maryland) as a Certified Backflow Prevention Technician. Recertification is required every three years to keep certification current.

    Charlie Kruger from Salisbury, Md. will be instructing the training. He is a student of plumbing and has forty years of practical experience include working as an apprentice plumber, journeyman plumber, master plumber, plumbing contractor, and plumbing inspector. He began as an apprentice for his father in 1966 and later operated a plumbing contracting business. In 1978, he became a mechanical inspector for Howard County, Maryland and has been the plumbing inspector for the City of Salisbury since 1980.

    For more information on this course persons may contact Terry Beachy at 301-895-4700 or terry.beachy@garrettcollege.edu. To register for this course contact Garrett College Continuing Education and Workforce Development at 301-387-3069.
     
           
  • | 10:00am - 1:00pm | Local Events
    - Mountain Fresh Farmers Market

    Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM EDT
    Website:http://www.MountainFresh.org

    Join us for an Old-Fashioned Farmers Market every week from June - October on Wednesdays & Saturdays in Oakland! Our market features:

    Fresh Vegetables
    Fresh Fruits
    Fresh Berries
    Fresh & Dried Herbs
    Baked Goods
    Jams & Jellies
    Fresh Eggs
    Grassfed Meats
    Artisanal Cheeses
    Handmade Crafts
    Live Plants
    ...And more!

    The Mountain Fresh Producers Association is a non-profit group of farmers, artisans, cooks, and bakers in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains of western Maryland and northeastern West Virginia. We sponsor producer-only tailgate farmers markets in Garrett County, Maryland
     
           
  • | 6:30pm - 9:00pm | Schools and Education
    - Garrett College Continuing Education and Workforce Development has scheduled a hands-on, computer course, Tec Tutor, at the Northern Outreach Center in Grantsville. The training will be held on Wednesday, August 5 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Sessions will be half-hour individualized segments by appointment.

    Participants can receive one-to-one tutoring for a desktop/laptop or tablet/ipad. Those interested are encouraged to bring in their device (desktops provided), questions, and work with the tutor. This is not a repair class, but simple maintenance tips can be shared. One of the goals of the session is to benefit beginners and those who may have used earlier versions of devices who want to get up-to-date, but are not sure what to do with the newly purchased technology.

    The course is being instructed by Teresa Walters. She has a bachelor’s of science degree in Information Technology and has been teaching for Garrett College since 2001. She loves introducing computers and keeping students current with new technological trends.

    Persons may contact, Terry Beachy at 301-895-4700 or terry.beachy@garrettcollege.edu for more information. To register for the course, contact Garrett College Continuing Education and Workforce Development at 301-387-3069.
     
           
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
    - Garrett County Fair

    http://www.garrettcountyfair.org/

     
           
  • | Religious Events, Oakland MD Church of the Nazarene, Mid-Week Worship,
    - Oakland Church of the Nazarene
    203 South Eighth Street
    Oakland, MD. 21550
    Rev. Art Evans

    Wednesday: 7 pm
    Sunday School: 9:45 am
    Sunday worship: 10:45 am
    Sunday Evening: 6 pm
    Sunday Teens: 6 pm

     
           
  • - Springs Museum
    Folk Festival
    May 23 - October 3, 2015

    Wednesday - Friday 1:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M. and Saturdays 9:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.

    The Springs Museum is a rich treasure-store of history, folklore and tradition.

    The home, the shop, toys, the farm and the trades of the early settlers of the Casselman Valley (Northern Garrett County, MD and Southern Somerset County, PA) are attractively displayed in a large two-story building. The Folk Addition includes farm equipment, Conestoga wagon, tools and much more.

    View first-hand what an early school room, store and church were like. Also see Spinning wheels, (including Joel B. Miller items) and looms over 200 years old. Military uniforms as well as local sports displays are a more recent addition.

    All back issues of the historical and genealogical journals the Casselman Chronicles are available to purchase.

    Location - 1711 Springs Road, Springs, PA 15562

    For further information, call (814) 662-2625 or Richard Yoder, curator, (814) 634-1489 or email jfb@qcol.net.
     
           
  • - It is not too late for recent Garrett County high school graduates to submit their application to apply for the Garrett County Scholarship Program for either the academic or occupational scholarship.

    Recognizing the county’s most important asset is its young people, the Garrett County Scholarship Program provides current Garrett County high school graduates equal access to post-secondary education and an equal opportunity for advancement.

    “Our students are well prepared to transfer to a four-year college or university, if that’s part of their educational plan, and they should be able to do so debt-free, thanks to this unique scholarship program we have here in Garrett County,” said Rachelle Davis, Director of Enrollment at Garrett College. “Those who attend Garrett College and receive the scholarship are saving thousands of dollars each year in tuition costs while getting a quality education.”

    The Garrett County Scholarship Program provides full-tuition assistance for students pursuing a full-time degree or certificate program. It also provides support for those pursuing career training programs, such as welding, machining, phlebotomy and Commercial Driver’s License (Class A and Class B). Many of these career training courses lead to earning a certificate or gaining a national industry certification.

    “Our workforce development courses are typically shorter than a certificate or degree, but provide students with the knowledge and skills to successfully earn a nationally recognized credential in their field of study, which is increasingly important to employers,” said Julie Yoder, Dean of Continuing Education and Workforce Development at Garrett College.

    Students from Northern and Southern High School enrolled in the College’s dual-enrollment program (those who take college courses along with high school classes) may also apply for the scholarship program. In addition, students who have completed a home school program in the most recent school year, as well as individuals who received a GED within the most recent academic year are also encouraged to apply.

    Since 2006, more than $3 million in total aid has been awarded to more than $1,095 scholarship recipients through the Garrett County Scholarship Program. The application form is available online at http://www.garrettcollege.edu. For more information, persons may contact the Garrett College Financial Aid Office at 301-387-3080.
     
           
  • - The Garrett College Community Aquatic & Recreation Complex is proud to announce the addition of one-on-one, group, and team basketball skill development sessions, led by Garrett College Head Women’s Basketball Coach, Roy “Bogie” Boggess. One hour lessons are available in general skill development as well as specialization in areas such as shooting accuracy, ball handling, guarding, strategy, and more. Players and teams looking to prepare for the season ahead will be sure to find a program right for their needs.

    The following programs listed below are available by appointment for students in first through twelfth grade:

    Sharpshooters Program: developed to train and promote shooting accuracy in a competitive shooting environment for players 6 years old and up.

    Handle the Rock Program: designed to teach the basic fundamentals of ball handling to players 6 years old and up.

    Elite Scorer Program: the most comprehensive program that you can choose for overall player development. It is composed of multiple special-emphasis training sequences, covering various aspects of the offensive game such as: attacking the basket, shooting on the move, beating the defender off the dribble, passing and faking, post up moves with countermoves, and moves on the perimeter to make space and get open.

    Ankle Breakers Program: a program offered for athletes with advanced ball handling skills ages 12 years and up.

    Guard Development Program: a training program for intermediate and advanced level players that are serious about learning the skills and techniques of effective guard play at the high school and college level.

    Post Player Development: a training program for intermediate and advanced level players serious about learning the skills and techniques of effective post play at the high school and college level.

    Group Player Development: program is a flexible training program that can be tailored to the specific needs of all ages and skill levels being trained. This may include ball handling, shooting, dribble drives, footwork, agility, perimeter play, post play, point guard skills, 2-on-2, 3-on-3, 4-on-4, 5-on-5, rebounding, passing, game evaluation, etc.

    Coach Roy “Bogie” Boggess has over nine years of player development experience as the Founder and Director of Operations for the WV Ruckus Elite travel basketball and player development program. His leadership of the WV Ruckus Elite travel basketball program grew quickly and became one of the largest boys and girls basketball organizations in the state of West Virginia. With Ruckus, he won over 400 games, including seven 30-win seasons and over 40 regional championships. His long list of players has moved on to play at Division I, Division II, Division III, and Junior College programs.

    Boggess is currently the Head Women’s Basketball Coach at Garrett College. In his first season, he helped guide the Lady Lakers to one of the best records in school history along with an NJCAA Region XX Runner-up title. Under his leadership, the Lady Lakers are 32-23 (.58) and have produced multiple All-MD JUCO and All-Region players and an NJCAA Second Team All-American.

    For more information, or to schedule a session please contact Boggess at 301-387-3148 or roy.boggess@garrettcollege.edu. For more information on the Community Aquatic & Recreation Complex and its other programs, please visit http://www.gccarc.com or contact Maney Gale, Programming & Events Coordinator at (301) 387-3086 or maney.gale@garrettcollege.edu.
     
           

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