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Today is December 9, 2016

Oakland, MD 21550

Nearby communities: Crellin / Deer Park / Hutton / Loch Lyn Hght / Loch Lynn Heights / Mnt Lake Park / Mountain Lake Park / Mt Lake Park / Mtn Lk Park

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Friday, December 9th, 2016

  • | 6:00pm - 7:00pm | Local Events
    - Join us for singing, free hot drinks and cookies, the annual tree lighting, dance, and more! Sponsored in part by the Greater Oakland Business Association, Garrett Regional Medical Center and the Town of Oakland
     
           
  • | 7:00pm - 9:00pm | Local Events
    - Join the Garrett County Arts Council for their Grand Opening of the Gallery Shop and join in their 40th Anniversary Celebration.

    South 2nd Street, S 2nd St, Oakland, MD 21550
    The Gallery Shop
    South 2nd Street Oakland MD 21550
  • - The Frostburg State University Chorale and Chamber Singers will present their fall choral concert, “The Season of Joy Through Musical Meanderings,” on Friday, Dec. 9, at 7:30 p.m. in the Pealer Recital Hall of FSU’s Performing Arts Center. The concert will feature many works examining music as inspiration for life’s journey through love, happiness, sadness, the seasons, everyday life and death.
    Under the direction of Dr. James Reddan, and accompanied by Joseph Yungen, the University Chorale will begin the concert with a South African call and response, “Hlohonolofatsa,” arranged by Daniel Jackson, featuring a procession with use of the djembe and conga drums, followed by the traditional “Carol of the Bells,” a popular Christmas carol by Ukrainian composer Mykola Leontovych. These opening pieces will be followed by “Glow” by Eric Whitacre; “Ride on King Jesus,” arranged by Moses Hogan; “J’entends le moulin” by Donald Patriquin; and “Lux Beatissima” by Joshua Rist. The well-known text of the opera “John Brown” is then featured in Kirke Mechem’s “Blow Ye the Trumpet.” The chorale will finish its performance with Michael Englehardt’s “Gaudete,” featuring the choir accompanied by FSU percussion students.
    The FSU Chamber Singers will perform the second half of the concert, including a varied repertoire of choral works that begins with “Hard Times Come Again No More” by Stephen Foster, arranged by Keller. This will be followed by “Dieu, qui la fait” by Claude Debussy and the Czech folk song “Jede sedlák” by Jaroslav Krček. Both of these pieces examine love in everyday life from two very different perspectives. These will be followed by “My Spirit Sang All Day” by Gerald Finzi and “Verbum caro factum est” by Hans Leo Hassler. Following this will be “Sleep,” also by Whitacre. The text examines sleep in literal and metaphorical meanings and the relationship among many emotions. The ensemble will finish the evening with a performance of “O Magnum Mysterium” (“O Great Mystery”) by Moreten Lauridsen, a composition meant to depict the profound joy displayed and felt on a deep personal level during the season.
    Tickets can be purchased at the door (cash only) and are $10 for general admission, $5 for seniors, $3 for students 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 click for details or facebook.com/frostburgstateuniversity. Follow FSU on Twitter @frostburgstate.
    FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call 301-687-4102 or use a Voice Relay Operator at 1-800-735-2258.
     
           
  • - Join together this holiday season in a toast to human kindness as Frostburg State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance presents Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” Directed by Chris McCabe, this family-friendly production will take place Friday and Saturday, Dec. 2 and 3, and Thursday through Saturday, Dec. 8 to 10, at 7:30 p.m. in the Drama Theatre of FSU’s Performing Arts Center. Matinee performances will be held on two Sundays, Dec. 4 and 11, at 2 p.m.
    After being visited by ghosts from his past, present and future, the notoriously grumpy Ebenezer Scrooge has a true meaning-of-life question on his hands. Should he continue to live as a wretched miser or join the world around him as a decent, caring human being?
    Adapted from Dickens’ novel by Tony Reich, an ensemble cast will play such memorable characters as Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim and the Christmas Spirits. “A Christmas Carol” is the perfect gift for families and friends to enjoy together.
    Purchasing tickets to Theatre and Dance events just got easier. For online tickets, visit click for details and click on “Buy Tickets.” Or, for more information about the show and group discounts, call the box office at 301-687-7462, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 to 3 p.m. Tickets are $7 for students and children and $14 for the general public.
    FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call 301-687-4102 or use a Voice Relay Operator at 1-800-735-2258.
     
           
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  • - Garrett College Continuing Education and Workforce Development has scheduled a Commercial Driver’s License Learner’s Permit Prep Course on December 17 and 18, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the College’s Mountaintop Truck Driving Institute in Grantsville.

    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.

    Entry requirements for the actual commercial driver training program includes the following: one must be at least 18 years of age, be able to obtain a Department of Transportation (DOT) physical, and pass a DOT required drug screen. DOT language enforcement rule: one must be able to read English, converse with the public, understand highway signs and signals, respond to official inquiries, and make entries on reports or records.

    This course is taught through a combination of lecture, discussion and hands on activities. It is recommended that students get a CDL Manual at the local MVA office and review prior to start of class. For additional information contact Terry Beachy at 301-895-4700 or terry.beachy@garrettcollege.edu. To register for the course, persons may contact Continuing Education and Workforce Development at 301-387-3069.

     
           

Saturday, December 10th, 2016

  • | 9:00am - 12:00pm | Charity, Fundraiser
    - Non perishable, "in date" food items are appreciated. Monetary donations to the food drive are used exclusively for the purchase of fresh food and non perishable.

    South 2nd Street Oakland MD 21550
  • | 2:00pm - 6:00pm | Local Events
    - This revived local tradition is a great reason to gather friends and family to enjoy the beauty of Cumberland's impression historic architecture in full holiday splendor.

    The 2016 tour is scheduled for December 10th from 2-6 PM. One of Cumberland's best-loved events, the tour is sponsored by the Western Maryland Heritage Association, which includes all the museums in Allegany and Garrett counties. All of their efforts are designed to increase tourism to our area and make Allegany County a destination for heritage tourism.

    This year's edition features homes in the city's unique Dingle district, developed in the early 20th century by English landscape architects working for the Celanese Corporation to house their executives. Added charm in form of horse mounted carolers tops off the 2016 tour. Special thanks to Reflecting Heaven Stables (RHS), a full-service equestrian facility in Garrett County, for providing our carolers' horses.

    This year's hosts include:

    Leslie and Rob Alderson 827 Windsor Road
    Karan and John Persons822 Buckingham Road
    Keith and Disa Mikula829 Buckingham Road
    Kimi-Scott McGreevy and Frank Clark814 Buckingham Road
    Judy and Robert Carpenter818 Windsor Road

    Tickets are limited to 350 visitors, and will go on sale November 1st at the Book Centre in Cumberland. Details can found on-line at click for details.

    Event Website: click for details
     
           
  • | 5:00pm - 9:00pm | Local Events
    - December 3 & 10 - Candlelit Christmas. Stroll through the Village; enjoy live seasonal music. Hot cider in the tavern. Come celebrate. 5pm to 9pm. Adults $10 children $8, Age 5 & under free. Bring a flashlight.

    Events and hours subject to change
    Please call to confirm. Admission charged
    814-623-1156
    click for details

    220 Sawblade Rd Bedford PA 15522
  • | 5:30pm - 7:30pm | Local Events
    - Kids ages 4-8 are invited to join us at the Oakland B&O Museum for a free night of cookies, crafts, Santa, treat bags and more! Reservations are required and can be made by calling Michelle at 301-334-2691. Donations are appreciated.

    117 E Liberty St Oakland MD 21550
  • - Join together this holiday season in a toast to human kindness as Frostburg State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance presents Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” Directed by Chris McCabe, this family-friendly production will take place Friday and Saturday, Dec. 2 and 3, and Thursday through Saturday, Dec. 8 to 10, at 7:30 p.m. in the Drama Theatre of FSU’s Performing Arts Center. Matinee performances will be held on two Sundays, Dec. 4 and 11, at 2 p.m.
    After being visited by ghosts from his past, present and future, the notoriously grumpy Ebenezer Scrooge has a true meaning-of-life question on his hands. Should he continue to live as a wretched miser or join the world around him as a decent, caring human being?
    Adapted from Dickens’ novel by Tony Reich, an ensemble cast will play such memorable characters as Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim and the Christmas Spirits. “A Christmas Carol” is the perfect gift for families and friends to enjoy together.
    Purchasing tickets to Theatre and Dance events just got easier. For online tickets, visit click for details and click on “Buy Tickets.” Or, for more information about the show and group discounts, call the box office at 301-687-7462, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 to 3 p.m. Tickets are $7 for students and children and $14 for the general public.
    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.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Register by November 4, 2016.
    For more information visit: click for details
     
           

Sunday, December 11th, 2016

  • - Join together this holiday season in a toast to human kindness as Frostburg State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance presents Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” Directed by Chris McCabe, this family-friendly production will take place Friday and Saturday, Dec. 2 and 3, and Thursday through Saturday, Dec. 8 to 10, at 7:30 p.m. in the Drama Theatre of FSU’s Performing Arts Center. Matinee performances will be held on two Sundays, Dec. 4 and 11, at 2 p.m.
    After being visited by ghosts from his past, present and future, the notoriously grumpy Ebenezer Scrooge has a true meaning-of-life question on his hands. Should he continue to live as a wretched miser or join the world around him as a decent, caring human being?
    Adapted from Dickens’ novel by Tony Reich, an ensemble cast will play such memorable characters as Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim and the Christmas Spirits. “A Christmas Carol” is the perfect gift for families and friends to enjoy together.
    Purchasing tickets to Theatre and Dance events just got easier. For online tickets, visit click for details and click on “Buy Tickets.” Or, for more information about the show and group discounts, call the box office at 301-687-7462, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 to 3 p.m. Tickets are $7 for students and children and $14 for the general public.
    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.
     
           
  • - A colorful collection of ensembles and musical groups from the Frostburg State University Department of Music will join forces to present their sixth annual Holiday Concert on Sunday, Dec. 11, at 3 p.m. in the Pealer Recital Hall of FSU’s Performing Arts Center.
    The Vocal Jazz Ensemble, Chamber Singers and University Chorale will be conducted by Dr. James Reddan. The ensemble will perform the big band classic “Tuxedo Junction,” made famous by the Glenn Miller Orchestra, as arranged by Kirby Shaw, and the classic English Christmas carol “What Child Is This,” arranged by Darmon Meader.
    The Chamber Singers have selected the popular American song “Hard Times Come Again No More” by Stephen Foster, arranged by Mark Keller, which was a favorite of both sides in the American Civil War; “Dieu! Qui la fait bon regarder” from “Trois Chansons” by Claude Debussy; and “O Magnum Mysterium,” a responsorial chant from the Matins of Christmas, reworked into a contemporary setting by Morten Lauridsen.
    The University Chorale will perform “Glow” by Eric Whitacre, which was commissioned by Disney for its “World of Color – Winter Dreams” show, and “Gaudete,” a medieval Christmas tune arranged by Michael Englehardt.
    The Guitar Ensemble, directed by Patrick Sise, will present “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)” by John Lennon, featuring vocals by Alexa Bashaw. A protest song against the Vietnam War that was released in 1971, “Happy Xmas” has since become a Christmas standard.
    The String Ensemble, directed by Karen Lau, will perform “Air” from “Orchestral Suite No. 3” by Johann Sebastian Bach.
    The Jazz Orchestra, conducted by Dr. Brent Weber, will perform “Blue Christmas” by Billy Hayes and Jay Johnson, adapted by Andy Allen, and “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town” by Haven Gillespie and J. Fred Coots, also adapted by Allen.
    The Wind Ensemble, conducted by Dr. Philip Klickman, will perform “Carol of the Shepherds,” Philip Sparke’s magnificent meditation on a 14th-century carol melody, and “Minor Alterations (Christmas Through the Looking Glass)” by David Lovrien. At the end of the concert, the ensemble and University Chorale will unite for a sing-a-long performance of “A Christmas Festival” by Leroy Anderson.
    Tickets will be available for purchase at the door, cash only, and are $10 for general admission, $5 for seniors and veterans, $3 for students and free for children 12 and younger.
    For more information, contact the 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 click for details or facebook.com/frostburgstateuniversity. Follow FSU on Twitter @frostburgstate.
    FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call 301-687-4102 or use a Voice Relay Operator at 1-800-735-2258.
     
           

Monday, December 12th, 2016

  • | 8:30pm - | Sports and Recreation
    - Established in 1996, Baltimore Ravens football has achieved great postseason success, winning the first of two Super Bowls after just four seasons in the league. Among the NFL Hall of Famers to have worn a Ravens jersey at one time or another are inductees like Mike Singletary, Deion Sanders, Shannon Sharpe, Jonathan Ogden, and Rod Woodson, with the latter three contributing during Super Bowl years.
     
           
  • - Everyone Welcome!

    208 S. 4th Street, Oakland
     
           
  • - The Continuing Education and Workforce Development division of Garrett College will be starting a new series of welding classes at the Garrett College Career Technology Training Center in Accident. Preparation for Welding begins Tuesday, January 10, 2017, from 5 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. and runs through April 11, 2017. The partnering class, Welding One, begins on Monday nights starting February 20, 2017 and runs through June 2017.

    Preparation for Welding includes safety training for in the welding environment, computer work, OSHA training, print reading, math for welders, and job readiness skills. Welding One includes theory, skills lectures and plenty of hands-on work in the welding lab. Protective wear and materials are included.

    For additional information or to register, persons may contact Garrett College Continuing Education and Workforce Development at 301-387-3136.

     
           

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

  • | 12:00pm - 3:00pm | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs, Civic Club of Oakland
    TBD
           
    GFWC Civic Club of Oakland, MD, Inc. 301.509.9440 gfwc.oakland@yahoo.com
  • - New Germany State Park will be hosting a Maryland Hunter Education Field Day Workshop on Dec. 13. This class is for first-time hunters obtaining their hunter certification. All students must be at least 13 years old and must complete the Maryland Hunter Education Course Register-ed.com prior to attending the workshop. After completing the online course, students must pre-register for the workshop online. The workshop is free of charge and will take place at the Lake House from 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Students must bring their internet voucher and photo identification with them. Those with questions about the workshop are encouraged to email Donald.Simmons@Maryland.gov.


     
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - The December Full Moon. So called by Native American tribes of New England and the Great Lakes because the nights have become long. Also known as the the Long Nights Moon.
     
           

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

Thursday, December 15th, 2016

  • | NATL - Historical
    - On this date in 1791, the first 10 amendments to the US Constitution, known as the Bill Of Rights, became effective following ratification by Virginia.
     
           

Friday, December 16th, 2016

Saturday, December 17th, 2016

  • - Free device workshop in Oakland provides helpful ways to stay organized during the holidays

    OAKLAND, MD (Dec. 6, 2016) – It can be challenging to stay organized during the holidays. This year, 84 percent of smartphone users used the calendar on their phone to keep track of appointments and events at least once a month. Whether you are leaving town or staying home this holiday season, be sure to stay on track by relying on the latest smartphone devices, such as the iPhone 7 or Samsung Galaxy S7.

    U.S. Cellular will offer a free Device Workshop in Oakland on Saturday, December 17th at 9:00am at 13180 Garrett Highway, where the company’s knowledgeable associates will offer tips on how residents can stay organized and simplify their lives during the holiday season with their mobile device. You don’t have to be a U.S. Cellular customer to attend.

    “We want everyone to be able to keep track of their busy calendars during the holidays,” said Nathan Waddell, director of sales for U.S. Cellular in the Mid-South. “People rely heavily on their smartphones to stay on track each day, especially during a busy time of year such as the holidays. We hope this workshop helps the community stay organized so they can focus on connecting with family and friends.”

    You may call 301-334-6460 for more information.

    *U.S. Cellular survey conducted Nov. 12-21, 2015 by Consumer Insights, in partnership with Maritz CX. A total of 735 online interviews were conducted among a nationally representative sample.

    About U.S. Cellular
    U.S. Cellular is the fifth-largest full-service wireless carrier in the United States, providing national network coverage and industry-leading innovations designed to elevate the customer experience. The Chicago-based carrier offers coverage where the other carriers don't and a wide range of communication services that enhance consumers’ lives, increase the competitiveness of local businesses and improve the efficiency of government operations. U.S. Cellular has the Highest Wireless Network Quality Performance in the North Central Region, according to the J.D. Power 2016 U.S. Wireless Network Quality Performance Study, and 99 percent of customers have access to 4G LTE speeds. To learn more about U.S. Cellular, visit one of its retail stores or uscellular.com. To get the latest news, promos and videos, connect with U.S. Cellular on Facebook.com/uscellular, Twitter.com/uscellular and YouTube.com/uscellularcorp.

    For more information, contact:
    Melissa Watkins Katie Frey
    Public Relations Counsel Communications Manager, U.S. Cellular
    Phone: 804-402-5316 Phone: 773-355-3275
    Email: melissawatkins@comcast.net Email: katie.frey@uscellular.com
    U.S. Cellular Store
    13180 Garrett Hwy Oakland MD 21550
    Melissa Watkins 804.402.5316 melissawatkins@comcast.net
  • | 5:30pm - 7:30pm | Local Events
    - Kids ages 4-8 are invited to join us at the Oakland B&O Museum for a free night of cookies, crafts, Santa, treat bags and more! Reservations are required and can be made by calling Michelle at 301-334-2691. Donations are appreciated.

    117 E Liberty St Oakland MD 21550
  • - On this date in 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright, after 3 years of experimentations with kites and gliders, achieved the first documented successful powered and controlled flights of an airplane. The flight was sustained for less than a minute but represented man's first powered airplane flight and the beginning of a new form of transportation.
     
           

Sunday, December 18th, 2016

Monday, December 19th, 2016

  • - The Continuing Education and Workforce Development division of Garrett College will be starting a new series of welding classes at the Garrett College Career Technology Training Center in Accident. Preparation for Welding begins Tuesday, January 10, 2017, from 5 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. and runs through April 11, 2017. The partnering class, Welding One, begins on Monday nights starting February 20, 2017 and runs through June 2017.

    Preparation for Welding includes safety training for in the welding environment, computer work, OSHA training, print reading, math for welders, and job readiness skills. Welding One includes theory, skills lectures and plenty of hands-on work in the welding lab. Protective wear and materials are included.

    For additional information or to register, persons may contact Garrett College Continuing Education and Workforce Development at 301-387-3136.

     
           

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

Saturday, December 24th, 2016

  • - Services includes carols, communication, candle lighting & brief message.

    Two services at 6:30pm & 8pm
     
           
  • - Wine Tasting Every Saturday 12 - 4 PM, Fireside Deli & Wine Shop. 2 miles West Of Deep Creek lake on Glendale Road.
    click for details

    Be Sure and ask about our value cases of fine wines for only $100!
    301-387-0083
     
           
  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - Christmas Eve, which is the day before Christmas Day, is celebrated in many countries worldwide. It is a Christian observance that falls on December 24 in the Gregorian calendar.
    Christmas Eve is celebrated with large family meals featuring traditional dishes. Presents are exchanged and opened, many homes have their Christmas trees lit up, mistletoes hung, and other decorations, such as holly and ivy, at this time of the year.
     
           

Sunday, December 25th, 2016

  • | 4:30pm - | Sports and Recreation
    - Established in 1996, Baltimore Ravens football has achieved great postseason success, winning the first of two Super Bowls after just four seasons in the league. Among the NFL Hall of Famers to have worn a Ravens jersey at one time or another are inductees like Mike Singletary, Deion Sanders, Shannon Sharpe, Jonathan Ogden, and Rod Woodson, with the latter three contributing during Super Bowl years.
     
           
  • | NATL - Religious
    - Chanukah, the Jewish festival of rededication, also known as the festival of lights, is an eight day festival beginning on the 25th day of the Jewish month of Kislev.

    The festival is observed by the kindling of the lights of a unique candelabrum, the nine-branched menorah, one additional light on each night of the holiday, progressing to eight on the final night.
     
           
  • | NATL - Religious
    - Christmas or Christmas Day is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, observed most commonly on December 25 as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world.

    Customs include gift giving, completing an Advent calendar or Advent wreath, Christmas music and caroling, exchanging Christmas cards, attending church services, a special meal, and spending time with family and friends.
     
           

Monday, December 26th, 2016

  • - The Continuing Education and Workforce Development division of Garrett College will be starting a new series of welding classes at the Garrett College Career Technology Training Center in Accident. Preparation for Welding begins Tuesday, January 10, 2017, from 5 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. and runs through April 11, 2017. The partnering class, Welding One, begins on Monday nights starting February 20, 2017 and runs through June 2017.

    Preparation for Welding includes safety training for in the welding environment, computer work, OSHA training, print reading, math for welders, and job readiness skills. Welding One includes theory, skills lectures and plenty of hands-on work in the welding lab. Protective wear and materials are included.

    For additional information or to register, persons may contact Garrett College Continuing Education and Workforce Development at 301-387-3136.

     
           
  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - Boxing Day is December 26, the day after Christmas, and is celebrated in Great Britain and in most areas settled by the English (the U.S. is the major exception), including Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.

    Some historians say the holiday developed because servants were required to work on Christmas Day, but took the following day off. As servants prepared to leave to visit their families, their employers would present them with gift boxes.
     
           
  • - The holiday schedules for the various exchanges are subject to change if relevant rules, regulations or exchange polices are revised.
     
           

Wednesday, December 28th, 2016

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