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Today is September 1, 2015 - Oakland, MD 21550  

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Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
    - The Homebuilders Association of Western MD will be holding its annual Garrett Co. “All Things Home” Expo at the Garrett Co. Fairgrounds on Saturday, September 26th from 9 am to 6 pm and Sunday, September 27th from 10 am to 4 pm… an event of ideas full of inspiration, options & possibilities for every home & every budget.


     
           
  • - Garrett College Continuing Education and Workforce Development in cooperation with Clinical Information Management Associates, LLC (CIMA) will offer a workshop on the International Classification of Diseases Revision 10 Clinical Modification (ICD 10-CM) and related changes for the Procedure Coding System (ICD-10-PCS) in preparation for the anticipated ICD-10-CM/PCS implementation date of October 1, 2015. ICD-10-CM Training will be held at the Garrett College Northern Outreach Center in Grantsville on September 11, 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Training for ICD-10-PCS will be a day and a half, held on September 17, 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. and September 18, 8a.m. -noon.

    The workshop sessions will consist of an introduction and intensive training in the ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PC code set for application in outpatient, inpatient settings, and physician offices. The ICD-9-CM training will benefit the coding workforce within any healthcare setting (i.e. physician practices, outpatient and inpatient facilities, nursing facilities, etc). The ICD-10-PCS will benefit those individuals currently coding within inpatient facilities. AHIMA CEU certificates will be provided.
    Instruction topics will include: overview, organization and structure of ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS classification systems, coding conventions, and a chapter-by-chapter review, comparison of ICD-10-CM and ICD-9-CM, implementation issues and challenges, general and official section-specific coding rules, and guidelines.
    Integrated throughout the workshop are application opportunities through review of case studies, as well as comprehensive case exercises following training. Included in the registration are all materials needed to learn ICD-10-CM/PCS. Group rates are available depending on the size of the group. The agenda, costs, registration and further details are posted online at http://www.clinical-information-mgt.com or by contacting 1-800-604-2462.
    Ethel Johnson, RHIA, CCS-P; AHIMA, will be instructing the course. She is an approved ICD-10-CM & PCS Trainer/Ambassador member and Principal of Clinical Information Management Associates, LLC. For more information, persons may contact Terry Beachy, Program Coordinator, at 301-895-4700 or terry.beachy@garrettcollege.edu.
     
           
  • - BUCKWHEAT FESTIVAL PARADE(S) ENTRIES

    Participation in the 2015 Buckwheat Festival parades is by WRITTEN INVITATION ONLY.

    Written entry documentation is to be submitted for ALL parade participants, fire and emergency apparatus, bands, floats and all other parade entries. This documentation MUST BE RECEIVED on or before September 15th, 2015 by the appropriate parade entry coordinators.

    If you need an invitation packet or have questions, contact the respective parade coordinator(s) for your entry of interest:

    FIRE AND EMERGENCY APPARATUS ENTRIES:—Ethan Rouzee, (304) 282-6115

    BAND ENTRIES:—Michael Shaffer, (304) 329-6453

    FLOAT ENTRIES:—Bill Lindley, (304) 329-1117

    ALL OTHER PARADE ENTRIES:—Crystal Dressel, (304) 685-3045

    http://www.buckwheatfest.com/registration.htm
     
           
  • - Garrett College’s Mountaintop Truck Driving Institute is accepting applications for the next series of courses geared toward training individuals to obtain a commercial driver's license. Training for both Class A (in 30 days) and Class B (in 6 days) will be provided. Please note: seating is limited. Training for Class A, weekday will begin on September 14 and the weekend is slated to start on September 12. Class B training will be arranged to fit the individuals schedule.

    This skills-oriented program offers a professional truck driving curriculum for the purpose of qualifying students for entry level positions as drivers in over-the-road or local driving vehicles. The curriculum consists of classroom, range skills and over-the-road instruction to acquire the fundamentals for operating trucks and tractor trailers. Financial assistance and job opportunities may be available to qualifying individuals.

    To assist students in obtaining their learner’s permit, a prep course will be held on a monthly basis (September 26 - 27). This two-day course will prepare students for the Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA), Class A or B Commercial Driver permit exam. The course includes instruction on the following topics: general knowledge, air brakes, combination vehicles, study and test taking skills. This course is taught through a combination of lecture, discussion and hands on activities.

    Training is being held at the Garrett College Mountaintop Truck Driving Institute located in the old county garage located at Hilltop, three miles east of Grantsville, near the intersection of U. S. Routes 40 and 219, just north of interstate 68. For more information or to register for this course please contact Terry Beachy, Program Coordinator, at 301-895-4700 or terry.beachy@garrettcollege.edu.
     
           
  • - Garrett College Continuing Education and Workforce Development has scheduled a hands-on, advanced course on QuickBooks. The course will be held on Tuesdays, September 15 and 22, from 6 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. at the main campus in McHenry.

    Learn how to create and customize reports and graphs, export QuickBooks to Microsoft Excel, and write letters in Microsoft Word using QuickBooks. Set up inventory, bill finished goods, and track and pay sales tax.

    The course is being instructed by Sarah J Wilt, who is a Certified Bookkeeper, QuickBooks ProAdvisor and a Licensed Tax Preparer with her own firm in Grantsville for the last ten years. She has worked in the accounting field for 17 years and consults with new and seasoned business owners with business plans, marketing plans, cash flow issues and general needs. She continues to expand her services for the small business in Garrett County.

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

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

  • | 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
     
           
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    One in 3 children in the United States is overweight or obese.
    Childhood obesity puts kids at risk for health problems that were once
    seen only in adults, like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and
    heart disease.


    The good news is that childhood obesity can be prevented. In honor of National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, the Town Planner  encourages your family to make healthy changes together.


    Get active outside: Walk around the neighborhood, go on a bike ride, or play basketball at the park. Limit screen time: Keep screen time (time spent on the computer, watching TV, or playing video games) to 2 hours or less a day. Make healthy meals: Buy and serve more vegetables, fruits, and whole-grain foods.

    Taking small steps as a family can help your child stay at a healthy weight.

     
           
  • | 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.
     
           
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
    - The Homebuilders Association of Western MD will be holding its annual Garrett Co. “All Things Home” Expo at the Garrett Co. Fairgrounds on Saturday, September 26th from 9 am to 6 pm and Sunday, September 27th from 10 am to 4 pm… an event of ideas full of inspiration, options & possibilities for every home & every budget.


     
           
  • - Edna Bender, local artist and instructor, will teach a course in advanced portrait painting for Garrett College at the Grantsville Senior Center. The classes are slated for Mondays, beginning September 14, from 9a.m. to 12:15 p.m. and will continue for a total of five consecutive sessions.

    Bender designed this course to help participants enhance painting techniques and use of oil colors specific to producing portraits. Students will use photos of friends or relatives as subjects of their paintings. A materials list will be provided upon registration. In order to register for this course, students must have taken a prior portrait painting course with Bender.

    For more information on this course persons may contact Terry Beachy, Program Coordinator, at 301-895-4700 or terry.beachy@garrettcollege.edu. To register for this course, contact Continuing Education and Workforce Development at 301-387-3069.
     
           

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
    - The Homebuilders Association of Western MD will be holding its annual Garrett Co. “All Things Home” Expo at the Garrett Co. Fairgrounds on Saturday, September 26th from 9 am to 6 pm and Sunday, September 27th from 10 am to 4 pm… an event of ideas full of inspiration, options & possibilities for every home & every budget.


     
           
  • | Charity, Fundraiser, Food Bank, Cumberland, Western Maryland
     
           

Friday, September 4th, 2015

  • | 12:30pm - 6:00pm | Charity, Fundraiser
    - Oakland Community located at the American Legion 423 Memorial Drive in Oakland, MD
     
           
  • | 7:30pm - 8:30am | Arts and Entertainment, Embassy Theatre, Cumberland, Grease,
    - You loved him as Rydell High's nerdy Eugene in the movie Grease, now meet the actor behind the character . . . Eddie Deezen! The Embassy Theatre is hosting a "Night with Eddie Deezen," Friday, Sept. 4th from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm. The first 100 people to attend will receive a free autographed photo of Eddie. For more information and ticket reservations call 240-362-7183 today.
     
           
  • | Arts and Entertainment
    - Little Yough Summer Music Festival

    Oakland Mt Fresh Pavilion

    http://www.agreatsmalltown.com/little-yough-music-festival.html
     
           
  • | Sports and Recreation, 5k Race
    - Apple Stomp 5K race, 1.5 mile walk benefit Burlington United Methodist Services
    For registration form: http://www.townplanner.com/photos/94_uploads_5kform.pdf
     
           
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
    - The Homebuilders Association of Western MD will be holding its annual Garrett Co. “All Things Home” Expo at the Garrett Co. Fairgrounds on Saturday, September 26th from 9 am to 6 pm and Sunday, September 27th from 10 am to 4 pm… an event of ideas full of inspiration, options & possibilities for every home & every budget.


     
           

Saturday, September 5th, 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.
     
           
  • | 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
     
           
  • - The Maryland Law Dogs Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club is proud to announce our 2nd Memorial Benefit Ride for Saturday, September 5, 2015, in memory of Dale Murray. Proceeds will benefit the Emergency Cancer Patient Assistance Fund, established through the WMHS Foundation, Schwab Family Cancer Center. The ride begins at Timbrook Honda Powersports, 10385 Mt. Savage Road, Corriganville. Registration from 10am to 12:45pm, kickstands up at 1pm. The ride, approx. 90 miles, ends at Eastern Garrett VFD in Finzel with spaghetti dinner, door prizes and a 50/50 drawing. Registration is $20 per bike, one free t-shirt to first 50 bikes registered, $5 for each extra t-shirts. Please join and RIDE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE.
     
           
  • | 6:00pm - 9:00pm | Arts and Entertainment
    - Grand Ole' Ditch, a home-brewed bluegrass band out of Cumberland, will be performing on this evening's Western Maryland Scenic Railroad excursion. Grand Ole' Ditch is all about having some new fun with that old Appalachian sound, creating a presence of their own in the Mid-Atlantic bluegrass scene. The band can be found appearing at many of the region's premier music festivals and venues, touring full steam ahead, with new shows always around the bend.

    Event Website: http://www.wmsr.com
     
           
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
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    Western Maryland Street Rod Roundup                                                 


    http://www.westernmarylandstreetrod.com    

    Allegany County Fairgrounds
     
           
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
    - Napoleonic Grande Tactique
    Color and Splendor of exciting
    European period

    Old Bedford Village



    http://www.oldbedfordvillage.com/
     
           
  • | 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.
     
           
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
    - The Homebuilders Association of Western MD will be holding its annual Garrett Co. “All Things Home” Expo at the Garrett Co. Fairgrounds on Saturday, September 26th from 9 am to 6 pm and Sunday, September 27th from 10 am to 4 pm… an event of ideas full of inspiration, options & possibilities for every home & every budget.


     
           

Sunday, September 6th, 2015

  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
    -

    Western Maryland Street Rod Roundup                                                 


    http://www.westernmarylandstreetrod.com    

    Allegany County Fairgrounds
     
           
  • - 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/

     
           
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
    - Napoleonic Grande Tactique
    Color and Splendor of exciting
    European period

    Old Bedford Village



    http://www.oldbedfordvillage.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)

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  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
    - The Homebuilders Association of Western MD will be holding its annual Garrett Co. “All Things Home” Expo at the Garrett Co. Fairgrounds on Saturday, September 26th from 9 am to 6 pm and Sunday, September 27th from 10 am to 4 pm… an event of ideas full of inspiration, options & possibilities for every home & every budget.


     
           

Monday, September 7th, 2015

  • - Garrett College is offering a variety of music courses for all ages, including Piano Studies, Composition/Songwriting for the Music Enthusiast, and Voice Lessons. Classes are available on a continual basis, and allow for personalized and individual instruction.

    Piano Studies allows for individual studies in piano and music theory for beginning, intermediate, and advanced students. Beginning students will develop music reading skills and basic piano technique. Intermediate and advanced students will further develop their technique through scales and etudes and explore a variety of piano literature. Students must have access to a piano or electric keyboard to practice assignments on a daily basis. The age range for the course is five years old and up. Sessions will be in ten, half-hour individualized segments by appointment and will be held at the Northern Outreach Center in Grantsville, the Southern Outreach Center in Oakland, and the McHenry campus.

    In Composition/Songwriting for the Music Enthusiast, students will learn various compositional techniques and develop an approach to creating new compositions. Students will also develop a basic understanding of music notation software and should be able to discuss various aspects of composition, including form, instrumentation, melody, harmony, rhythm, meter, and dynamics. As a pre-requisite: students must have a fundamental understanding of music theory and be proficient on an instrument. Sessions will be in ten, half-hour individualized segments by appointment and will be held at the Northern Outreach Center in Grantsville and the McHenry campus.

    Prior to registration for these courses, students will need to meet with the instructor to discuss his/her proficiency. Piano Studies and Composition/Songwriting are being instructed by local composer and musician, Dr. Sean Beachy of Grantsville. He earned his undergraduate degree in applied music with an emphasis in piano from Alderson-Broaddus College. He also has earned a master of music degree in composition from Shenandoah University and a doctor of musical arts degree in composition from West Virginia University. Beachy has had pieces premiered and performed throughout the United Sates, including most recently in Frostburg for the city’s Bicentennial Celebration. He is currently an adjunct instructor of music at Garrett College and has been a freelance composer and piano accompanist for more than 15 years. He is also the church organist and A/C Coordinator at Frostburg United Methodist Church.

    Voice Lessons is designed for individual studies in the training of vocal activities related to singing, for all ability levels. Beginning students will learn correct posture and breathing, tone production, diction, sight singing, notation reading, ear training and general principles of vocalizing. Intermediate and advanced students will develop their vocal technique, sight singing ability, and performance quality through appropriate vocal exercises and literature. All students will sing a variety of genres including classical pieces, musical theatre, art songs, folk songs and pop/rock. Students preparing for college entrance auditions will memorize and apply the International Phonetic Alphabet and perform songs in Italian, French and German.

    The age range for this course is seven years old to adult. Sessions will be in ten, half-hour segments by appointment and will be held at the Southern Outreach Center in Oakland. The instructor for this course is Leah Shaw. She will also be instructing piano studies as well. Shaw earned her bachelor of arts in vocal performance and music education from Alderson Broaddus University. She is a classically trained coloratura soprano, but frequently performs songs in the genres of musical theatre, pop/rock and jazz for weddings and music venues. She is an accomplished pianist and also plays a variety of woodwind instruments.

    Before moving to Garrett County, Shaw was employed as a music teacher in Anne Arundel County Public Schools for eight years. She also had a private studio in which she taught voice and piano lessons. As a performer, Shaw was selected as the soloist with the Baltimore Choral Arts Society and accompanying orchestra. She is currently a freelance performer for weddings and special events. Additionally she sings on the praise team at Crossroads Church in Oakland.

    For more information on the music classes, persons may contact Terry Beachy, Program Coordinator, at 301-895-4700 or terry.beachy@garrettcollege.edu. To register persons may call Garrett College Continuing Education and Workforce Development at 301-387-3069.
     
           
  • - Garrett College Continuing Education and Workforce Development will be offering two computer certification classes this fall beginning September 9 and ending December 11. According to a recent article in the Washington Post, there are going to be 50,000 cyber security jobs in the near future, and Maryland will have more than 19,000 of those job openings.

    A+ (PC Hardware and Repair) will be offered Mondays and Wednesdays 5:30– 7:30 pm in Room 305 at the Garrett College McHenry campus. A+ certification is one of the many credentials that the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) offers. The CompTIA A+ certification exam is considered the industry standard in terms of measuring a technician’s knowledge and skills in both hardware and software. This course will help prepare employees for the CompTIA’s 220-801 and 220-802 certification exams. In order to receive the CompTIA A+ certification, one must pass both exams.

    Cisco 1 will be offered Tuesdays and Thursdays in Room 304 at the McHenry campus from 5 p.m. to 7:30 pm. Cisco 2 will be offered in the spring of 2016. Achieving CCENT® (Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician) certification is the first step in helping to prepare for a career in networking. CCENT Certification offers professionals job-ready training and skills. The certification lays the foundation for job roles such as network administrator, network engineer or network specialist.

    Both of these classes are being offered in the evenings to accommodate work schedules.
    For more information on these two computer certification courses, including cost, contact Continuing Education and Workforce Development at 301-387-3069 or cyber@garrettcollege.edu.

     
           
  • - Garrett College Continuing Education and Workforce Development will be offering Zumba® Fitness courses at Saint Ann's Catholic Church in Grantsville on Tuesdays, September 1 to 29, 6-7 p.m.

    Suitable for all ages, Zumba® fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy to follow moves. The routines feature interval weight training sessions where fast and slow rhythms and resistance training are combined to tone and sculpt the body while burning fat. It is recommended that participants bring a bottle of water, towel, and lightweights from 1lb - 2 ½ lbs. Weights can also be purchased from the instructor. Starting out with toning sticks/weights 1 to 1 1/2lbs is recommended. Please make sure to have a light snack ½ hour prior to the start of class.

    The instructor for the sessions will be Melanie Lombardi, a licensed Zumba® Fitness Instructor since October 2011. She is certified to teach Zumba Basic 1, Zumba Toning and Zumba Sentao. She has taught at several locations in Western Maryland including Energy Health and Fitness, Life Fitness Management, and its satellite site at the Western Maryland Health System and also at the Mountain City Center for the Arts.

    For additional information contact Terry Beachy, Program Coordinator, at 301-895-4700 or terry.beachy@garrettcollege.edu. To register, contact Continuing Education and Workforce Development at 301-387-3069.
     
           
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
    - The Homebuilders Association of Western MD will be holding its annual Garrett Co. “All Things Home” Expo at the Garrett Co. Fairgrounds on Saturday, September 26th from 9 am to 6 pm and Sunday, September 27th from 10 am to 4 pm… an event of ideas full of inspiration, options & possibilities for every home & every budget.


     
           
  • - Garrett College Continuing Education and Workforce Development will be offering a course, Introduction to Essential Oils and How to Use Them, at the College’s Northern Outreach Center in Grantsville. Classes will be held on Mondays, September 14 and 21, 6-9:15 p.m.

    Often referred to as nature's living energy or the very essence of a plant, essential oils are aromatic liquids derived from shrubs, flowers, trees, roots, bushes, and seeds. Research shows that when used aromatically, applied topically, or taken internally, therapeutic oils can calm, energize, balance, purify, and rejuvenate the mind and body. Calming, stimulating, and soothing, oils bring balance to all systems of the body. Register and learn the history, chemistry, uses of, and how to select oils that are right for you and your health. The course is being taught by Jeannie Kemphfer, a doTERRA Wellness Advocate from Aurora, W.Va. She became interested in essential oils when presented with the idea of natural pain relief without side effects. Kemphfer and her associates will have oil samples and explanatory pamphlets for demonstration. They will discuss the scientific studies behind these completely organic oils, as well as the emotional connection involved.

    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 Continuing Education and Workforce Development at 301-387-3069.
     
           
  • | All Day | NATL - National Holidays
     
           

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

  • | Arts and Entertainment
    - Antique Appraisal Roadshow coming to Cumberland!
    Todd Peenstra, nationally-known antiques appraiser and star of “Appraisal Roadshow,” will present an appraisal roadshow in Cumberland on Saturday, September 12.
    Todd will appraise glass, porcelain, paintings, art work, sculptures, bronzes, silver, coins, toys, textiles, and documents at the Allegany Museum, 3 Pershing Street in Cumberland, Maryland. He will even be able to appraise large items like furniture from photos.
    Everyone is invited to watch this great show for free.
    People wanting appraisals will be asked to buy tickets at $5.00 per item to be appraised. All proceeds will benefit the Allegany Museum.
    The Allegany Museum is expecting a big crowd for Todd’s show. Although the show will start at 1.00pm on the 13th, the museum is advising people who want appraisals to arrive early because there are only a limited number of appraisal times available.
    For more information, please email info@alleganymuseum.org or visit our website at alleganymuseummd.org
     
           
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
    - The Homebuilders Association of Western MD will be holding its annual Garrett Co. “All Things Home” Expo at the Garrett Co. Fairgrounds on Saturday, September 26th from 9 am to 6 pm and Sunday, September 27th from 10 am to 4 pm… an event of ideas full of inspiration, options & possibilities for every home & every budget.


     
           
  • - Garrett College Continuing Education and Workforce Development in cooperation with Clinical Information Management Associates, LLC (CIMA) will offer a workshop on the International Classification of Diseases Revision 10 Clinical Modification (ICD 10-CM) and related changes for the Procedure Coding System (ICD-10-PCS) in preparation for the anticipated ICD-10-CM/PCS implementation date of October 1, 2015. ICD-10-CM Training will be held at the Garrett College Northern Outreach Center in Grantsville on September 11, 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Training for ICD-10-PCS will be a day and a half, held on September 17, 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. and September 18, 8a.m. -noon.

    The workshop sessions will consist of an introduction and intensive training in the ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PC code set for application in outpatient, inpatient settings, and physician offices. The ICD-9-CM training will benefit the coding workforce within any healthcare setting (i.e. physician practices, outpatient and inpatient facilities, nursing facilities, etc). The ICD-10-PCS will benefit those individuals currently coding within inpatient facilities. AHIMA CEU certificates will be provided.
    Instruction topics will include: overview, organization and structure of ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS classification systems, coding conventions, and a chapter-by-chapter review, comparison of ICD-10-CM and ICD-9-CM, implementation issues and challenges, general and official section-specific coding rules, and guidelines.
    Integrated throughout the workshop are application opportunities through review of case studies, as well as comprehensive case exercises following training. Included in the registration are all materials needed to learn ICD-10-CM/PCS. Group rates are available depending on the size of the group. The agenda, costs, registration and further details are posted online at http://www.clinical-information-mgt.com or by contacting 1-800-604-2462.
    Ethel Johnson, RHIA, CCS-P; AHIMA, will be instructing the course. She is an approved ICD-10-CM & PCS Trainer/Ambassador member and Principal of Clinical Information Management Associates, LLC. For more information, persons may contact Terry Beachy, Program Coordinator, at 301-895-4700 or terry.beachy@garrettcollege.edu.
     
           
  • - BUCKWHEAT FESTIVAL PARADE(S) ENTRIES

    Participation in the 2015 Buckwheat Festival parades is by WRITTEN INVITATION ONLY.

    Written entry documentation is to be submitted for ALL parade participants, fire and emergency apparatus, bands, floats and all other parade entries. This documentation MUST BE RECEIVED on or before September 15th, 2015 by the appropriate parade entry coordinators.

    If you need an invitation packet or have questions, contact the respective parade coordinator(s) for your entry of interest:

    FIRE AND EMERGENCY APPARATUS ENTRIES:—Ethan Rouzee, (304) 282-6115

    BAND ENTRIES:—Michael Shaffer, (304) 329-6453

    FLOAT ENTRIES:—Bill Lindley, (304) 329-1117

    ALL OTHER PARADE ENTRIES:—Crystal Dressel, (304) 685-3045

    http://www.buckwheatfest.com/registration.htm
     
           
  • - Garrett College’s Mountaintop Truck Driving Institute is accepting applications for the next series of courses geared toward training individuals to obtain a commercial driver's license. Training for both Class A (in 30 days) and Class B (in 6 days) will be provided. Please note: seating is limited. Training for Class A, weekday will begin on September 14 and the weekend is slated to start on September 12. Class B training will be arranged to fit the individuals schedule.

    This skills-oriented program offers a professional truck driving curriculum for the purpose of qualifying students for entry level positions as drivers in over-the-road or local driving vehicles. The curriculum consists of classroom, range skills and over-the-road instruction to acquire the fundamentals for operating trucks and tractor trailers. Financial assistance and job opportunities may be available to qualifying individuals.

    To assist students in obtaining their learner’s permit, a prep course will be held on a monthly basis (September 26 - 27). This two-day course will prepare students for the Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA), Class A or B Commercial Driver permit exam. The course includes instruction on the following topics: general knowledge, air brakes, combination vehicles, study and test taking skills. This course is taught through a combination of lecture, discussion and hands on activities.

    Training is being held at the Garrett College Mountaintop Truck Driving Institute located in the old county garage located at Hilltop, three miles east of Grantsville, near the intersection of U. S. Routes 40 and 219, just north of interstate 68. For more information or to register for this course please contact Terry Beachy, Program Coordinator, at 301-895-4700 or terry.beachy@garrettcollege.edu.
     
           
  • - Garrett College Continuing Education and Workforce Development has scheduled a hands-on, advanced course on QuickBooks. The course will be held on Tuesdays, September 15 and 22, from 6 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. at the main campus in McHenry.

    Learn how to create and customize reports and graphs, export QuickBooks to Microsoft Excel, and write letters in Microsoft Word using QuickBooks. Set up inventory, bill finished goods, and track and pay sales tax.

    The course is being instructed by Sarah J Wilt, who is a Certified Bookkeeper, QuickBooks ProAdvisor and a Licensed Tax Preparer with her own firm in Grantsville for the last ten years. She has worked in the accounting field for 17 years and consults with new and seasoned business owners with business plans, marketing plans, cash flow issues and general needs. She continues to expand her services for the small business in Garrett County.

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

Wednesday, September 9th, 2015

  • - FOOD CONNECT PROGRAM will be held in the parish hall of St. Peter Church Parish Hall at 208 South 4th Street, Oakland from 11am to 1pm. Making food accessible for those in need throughout Garrett County. Call 240-321-5919.
     
           
  • -

    Frostburg Block Party Main Street Wednesday September 9  
     6:00pm-10:00pm



    Come out and
    enjoy a fun-filled evening with music, food, kids activities and friends. Check
    out all the vendor's and restaurant specials. This evening is a wonderful way
    to welcome back the FSU student's. For all those that 'love the burn' check out
    the Hot Pepper Eating Contest- It's A Crowd Favorite! For more information
    contact Brian Vought 301-689-6000 x 18




    http://www.visitfrostburg.com/
     
           
  • | Reminders
    - FOOD CONNECT PROGRAM will be held in the parish hall of St.
    Peter Church Parish Hall at 208 South 4th Street, Oakland from 11am to 1pm.  Making food
    accessible for those in need throughout Garrett County.  Call 240-321-5919.
     
           
  • | Special Interest
    - Farmers & Threshermens Jubilee






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    Farmers and Threshermens Jubilee



    Address:

    3054 Kingwood Road Rockwood, PA 15557





    Phone:
    (814) 926-3142



    Website

    http://www.ncrvfc.com/

     
           
  • | 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.
     
           

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