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Thursday, January 19th, 2017

Friday, January 20th, 2017

  • - Title: Hablando Española - Speaking Spanish
    Dates: Ongoing on Fridays through May 2017
    Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am
    Location: Continuing Education Building at Allegany College of Maryland
    Instructor: Ray Kiddy
    Description: This is not a beginning Spanish class. Participants are expected to have, at a minimum, experience with Spanish pronunciation, grammar and conjugation.
    Allegany College of Maryland Contuing Education Building, Room 20
    12401 Willowbrook Road Cumberland MD 21502
  • | 6:00pm - 9:00pm | Local Events
    - Join us at ACRE Coworking at 48 N. Centre Street for a low-key game night. Open to the public for ages 16 and up (16 and below with parental supervision). Many games will be provided free-of-charge, including Risk, Settlers of Catan, playing cards, Monopoly, Cards Against Humanity, Apples to Apples, and many, many more. Or, bring your own, if you’d like! Light refreshments will be offered. Come and go as you please.
     
           
  • - Garrett College Continuing Education and Workforce Development has scheduled a Commercial Driver’s License Learner’s Permit Prep Course on January 28 and 29, 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 Garrett College Continuing Education and Workforce Development at 301-387-3069.


     
           
  • - ATTENTION JOB SEEKERS!

    We are NOW HIRING for the following seasonal positions at New Germany and/or Dan's Mountain State Parks:
    Park Ranger
    Park Maintenance Worker
    Park Naturalist
    Contact Station Attendant
    Visitor Services Attendant
    Lifeguard – Lake
    Lifeguard - Pool
    Concession Attendant
    Housekeeping/ Cabin Cleaners

    If you would like to apply for any of these seasonal positions, please visit click for details and search for jobs at New Germany or Dan's Mountain. Please be sure to complete all sections of the online application before clicking the “submit” button. Each recruitment announcement will include a requirement to complete a Supplemental Questionnaire, which each applicant must complete in order to be considered. The Supplemental Questionnaire will ask each candidate to select the specific job(s) for which they are applying.

    Please be advised that the recruitment period for all 2017 seasonal positions will be closing on January 25. If you have questions or need assistance with the application process, please feel free to call or stop by the Ranger Station.

     
           

Saturday, January 21st, 2017

  • - The Allegany Farmers Frostburg Market will be held every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month at Mountain City Traditional Arts from 10am- 1pm.

    The winter markets are sponsored by First People, Cumberland Economic Development, and Mountain City Traditional Arts.

    The days are as followed:


    December 3rd
    December 17th
    January 7th
    January 21st
    February 4th
    February 18th
    March 4th
    March 18th
    April 1st
    April 15th
    April 29th
    May 6th
     
           
  • - Chili and Soup Festival in downtown Bedford. Purchase a wristband to sample chili and soup made by local chefs and restaurants. Stroll the streets to visit our many specialty shops.
     
           
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  • | NATL - Public Interest
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Monday, January 23rd, 2017

  • | 9:00am - 6:00pm | Health Seminars and Screenings, FLU SHOTS
    - Don't forget to stop by Health Matters for your flu shot! Only $20
    Health Matters Urgent Care
    14302 BARTON BLVD SW
    CUMBERLAND, MD 21502
    For more information, call Health Matters at 301.729.FAST (3278)
    BETTER MEDICINE. EXCEPTIONAL CARE.
     
           
    TIFFANY PATERLINE tiffany@hmucare.com
  • | 6:00pm - | Library Events
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    The LaVale Cookbook Club will meet on Monday, January 23 at 6 p.m. Previous participants in the class will prepare and share a recipe from a book they chose at an earlier meeting. Anyone interested in reviewing new and classic cookbooks, sharing recipes, and tasting new dishes is invited to attend. No registration is necessary. Additionally, all guests will receive a free copy of the cookbook "Country Living's Holiday Delights". These free books are made possible by a generous donation from Kohl's in LaVale. Cookbooks are available while supplies last.

    For more information, call (301) 729-0855.

    Event Website: alleganycountylibrary.info
     
           
  • | 6:00pm - 8:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Theatre
    - Plan for major theatre production in May. Need actors, musicians, technical people.
    Romney Community Center
    E. Main Street Romney WV 26757
    Charles Snead 304.298.3039 info@hampshirearts.org
  • | 6:30pm - 7:30pm | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs, recovery
    - Narcotics Anonymous 12 step fellowship support meeting.
    Our Lady of GraceCatholic Church
    299 School St Romney WV 26757
    Larry 304.303.0370
  • | 6:45pm - 7:30am | Sports and Recreation, Swing Dance, Ballroom, Dance,
    - Learn Lindy Hop Swing Dance. Fun and social and energetic. Teens to Adults, and all levels welcome. Chances to perform and demonstrate (if you so choose) around town. We'd love to see some new faces and new feet:) Singles and couples welcome!
    Industrial Ballroom
    506 W Industrial Blvd Cumberland MD 21502
    Pate' Golden 301.349.6996 Ballroomsweetie@gmail.com
  • | 7:00pm - 9:00pm | Schools and Education, English
    - A new year of free English as a Second Language (ESL) classes begins on September 12. Classes meet every Monday night at 7 PM. Classes are free; the textbook costs $20 (optional). Classes for beginning and intermediate learners; all are welcome to learn English in a friendly program. Located at Faith Presbyterian Church, 103 Mustaphal Drive in LaVale. New students can begin any Monday night starting September 12.
    Faith Presbyterian Church
    103 Mustaphal Dr LaVale MD 21502
    Faith Presbyterian Church 301.729.0100 fpc@atlanticbbn.net
  • | Arts and Entertainment
    - Volunteer opportunities are as follows: box office, ID verification/wrist bands, pre-event and post-event cleaning, ushering, stage management, stage crew, props and costumes, shopping, poster distribution, serving on a special events committee, theatre restorations and renovations, house set-up and arrangement, and many other ways to assist staff.
    Call (240) 362-7183 to get more information. Visit the theatre's Facebookpage to read about the nonprofit organization's activities at embassytheatrecumberland
     
           
  • - Activities for Life at Frostburg State University will offer two sessions of “Move It and Lose It” classes for ages 16 and older on Wednesdays from 5:15 to 6 p.m. in the Dance Studio (room 106) of the Cordts Physical Education Center. Session one will be held from Feb. 8 through March 15, with session two following from March 29 through May 3.
    “Move It and Lose It” allows participants to exercise, lose weight and still have fun by dancing to popular music. Basic dance movements will be taught, and students will follow along with the teacher to popular upbeat music for a fun way to get in shape. Participants are urged to wear comfortable clothing that allows for easy movement. Bare feet, socks and non-street shoes are all acceptable. Nicole Frost will be the instructor.
    The registration and payment deadline is Monday, Feb. 6, for session one and Monday, March 27, for session two. A minimum of six students is needed for each class.
    For more information and registration, contact Amy Nazelrod, AFL coordinator, at 301-687-7934 or anazelrod@frostburg.edu.
    FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call 301-687-4102 or use a Voice Relay Operator at 1-800-735-2258.
     
           
  • - Activities for Life at Frostburg State University will offer group fitness classes Mondays through Thursdays, Feb. 13 through May 11 (with no class on March 9 and 20 through 23), from 7 to 8 p.m. in Cordts Physical Education Center room 168.
    After paying a one-time semester fee, participants will be able to attend the following classes: Fusion with Erica Brinsfield on Mondays, Step Combo with Eve Schott on Tuesdays, Yoga with Leslee Wigfield on Wednesdays and Strength with Brinsfield on Thursdays. For a lesser fee, participants can instead choose one specific night of the week (not transferable to another night for missed classes).
    The fusion workout incorporates elements of barre, Pilates and yoga into a strength-and-stretch session. Step combo employs choreographed combinations using an elevated step to upbeat music. Yoga focuses on vinyasa (flow)-style yoga, building strength, flexibility and concentration while calming the mind. The strength training workout emphasizes toning and muscle definition using high reps and medium resistance and is designed to strengthen the cardiovascular system and boost balance, endurance and agility.
    The first week is free to sample. Payment must be made to continue beginning Monday, Feb. 20.
    For more information and registration, contact Amy Nazelrod, AFL coordinator, at 301-687-7934 or anazelrod@frostburg.edu.
    FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call 301-687-4102 or use a Voice Relay Operator at 1-800-735-2258.
     
           
  • - Enjoy plein air painting in Appalachia! Entries for the 2017 Mountain Maryland Plein Air will be accepted through February 12, 2017, on the Cafe system. This year's juror is Barbara Jaenicke, a highly regarded landscape painter based in Bend, Oregon. Over $11,000 in prizes will be awarded this year.
    Our event, based in historic Cumberland, Maryland, is the only mid-Atlantic plein air event where green mountain landscapes, beautiful 19th and early 20th century architecture, steam locomotives, winding rivers and rolling farm fields are all within an hour's drive. Not only that, but we offer small town hospitality that is truly hard to match.
    Please contact the Allegany Arts Council at 301-777-2787 with any questions.
    Click here to enter the 9th Annual Mountain Maryland Plein Air event.
    click for details
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  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - First observed in 1975 as a day to set aside and celebrate pie! Annually Jan. 23rd.
     
           

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

  • | Local Events, Jobs, State Park, Maryland
    - ATTENTION JOB SEEKERS!
    We are NOW HIRING for the following seasonal positions at New Germany and/or Dan's Mountain State Parks:
    Park Ranger
    Park Maintenance Worker
    Park Naturalist
    Contact Station Attendant
    Visitor Services Attendant
    Lifeguard – Lake
    Lifeguard - Pool
    Concession Attendant
    Housekeeping/ Cabin Cleaners

    If you would like to apply for any of these seasonal positions, please visit click for details and search for jobs at New Germany or Dan's Mountain. Please be sure to complete all sections of the online application before clicking the “submit” button. Each recruitment announcement will include a requirement to complete a Supplemental Questionnaire, which each applicant must complete in order to be considered. The Supplemental Questionnaire will ask each candidate to select the specific job(s) for which they are applying.

    Please be advised that the recruitment period for all 2017 seasonal positions will be closing on January 25. If you have questions or need assistance with the application process, please feel free to call or stop by the Ranger Station.
     
           

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

  • | 7:15pm - 8:00pm | Sports and Recreation, Swing Dance, Ballroom, Dance,
    - Learn Rumba, Cha Cha, Swing and/or Salsa. Fun and social. All levels welcome. We'd love to see some new faces and new feet:) Singles and couples welcome!
    Industrial Ballroom
    506 W Industrial Blvd Cumberland MD 21502
    Pate' Golden 301.349.6996 Ballroomsweetie@gmail.com
  • | Schools and Education
    - SCHOOLS CLOSED – Supervisor Staff Development Day

    For complete information about Allegany County Schools and changes and updates to schedule visit their website:click for details
     
           
  • - January 24, 1924. The first Winter Olympic Games opened at Chamonix, France, with athletes representing 16 nations. The ski jump, previously unknown, thrilled spectators. The Olympics offered a boost to skiing, which became enormously popular in the next decade.
     
           

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

  • | 6:30pm - 6:30pm | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs, recovery
    - Narcotics Anonymous 12 step support group meeting
    Springfield Assembly of God
    9367 Cumberland Rd Springfield WV 26763
    Cris 304.813.0234
  • | 7:15pm - 8:00pm | Sports and Recreation, Swing Dance, Ballroom, Dance,
    - Learn Waltz, Fox Trot, Tango. Fun and social. All levels welcome. We'd love to see some new faces and new feet:) Singles and couples welcome!
    Industrial Ballroom
    506 W Industrial Blvd Cumberland MD 21502
    Pate' Golden 301.349.6996 Ballroomsweetie@gmail.com
  • - Starting January 2nd, We will be opening Monday through Saturdays 11 to 9pm and Sundays 11am until 7 pm.

    ** SAVE**$5 OFF $35 Order $3 OFF $25 Order $2 OFF $15 Order. click for details
     
           
  • - Under President Woodrow Wilson, the area covering more than 1,000 square miles in Colorado became a national park.
     
           

Friday, January 27th, 2017

  • - Title: Hablando Española - Speaking Spanish
    Dates: Ongoing on Fridays through May 2017
    Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am
    Location: Continuing Education Building at Allegany College of Maryland
    Instructor: Ray Kiddy
    Description: This is not a beginning Spanish class. Participants are expected to have, at a minimum, experience with Spanish pronunciation, grammar and conjugation.
    Allegany College of Maryland Contuing Education Building, Room 20
    12401 Willowbrook Road Cumberland MD 21502
  • | 10:00am - 11:00am | Sports and Recreation, Line dance, Country, Dance
    - Free line dance at HRDC. No age restrictions.
    HRDC
    125 Virginia Ave Cumberland MD 21502
    Pate' Golden 301.349.6996 Ballroomsweetie@gmail.com
  • - Allegany Co. Schools report Cards Distributed

    For complete information about Allegany County Schools and changes and updates to schedule visit their website:click for details
     
           

Saturday, January 28th, 2017

  • - The Allegany Farmers Downtown Cumberland Winter Market will be held every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month at 152 Baltimore Street Downtown Cumberland. (McMullen/Murphy Building).


    The winter markets are sponsored by First People, Cumberland Economic Development, and Mountain City Traditional Arts.

    The days are as followed:
    November 26th
    December 10th
    December 24th NO MARKET
    January 14th
    January 28th
    February 11th
    February 25th
    March 11th
    March 25th
    April 8th
    April 22nd
    May 13th


     
           
  • | 10:00am - | Local Events
    - C&O Canal Volunteers-In-Parks Speaker Series Program Presents: “100 Years, 101 Culverts”

    Steve Dean, longtime Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park (C&O Canal ) volunteer and recipient of the 2016 regional Hartzog Enduring Service award, will be presenting a one-hour presentation on the culverts of the C&O Canal Saturday, January 28th at 10:00 a.m. at the C&O Canal in Cumberland, MD.

    “100 Years, 101 Culverts” is a presentation that highlights 101 of the canal’s 160 culverts in honor of the National Park Service Centennial celebration. A culvert is a structure that allows water to flow under the canal in certain locations. Steve, a photographer with the C&O Canal Association, takes a special interest in the canal’s culverts. The presentation will feature photographs of a wide range of culverts and discussion of their function, conditions and other aspects of culverts that can be found in the park today.

    The event is free and space is limited to the first 25 guests. If you would like to attend this event RSVP with your name and how many will be in your party. . For more information or to RSVP, please contact Linzy French, C&O Canal Administrative Assistant, at 301-714-2201 or linzy_french@nps.gov.

    Free parking can be found at the Howard Street parking lot located under the I-68 overpass in downtown Cumberland. The presentation will take place at the National Park Service building at 10 Howard Street located in the Canal Place Shops.

    10 Howard Street Cumberland MD 21502
  • | 11:00am - 2:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Frozen Family Film Cumberland Theatre Princesses Deluxe
    - Watch the Disney classic FROZEN on the big screen, enjoy a visit with the princesses, have a delicious frozen treat in the lobby and sing your favorite song on stage during FROZEN Karaoke! Deluxe tickets $10 each available at click for details
    Cumberland Theatre
    101 Johnson Street Cumberland MD 21501
    Wendy Snow 301.707.5346 Wendy@cumberlandtheatre.com
  • | 12:00pm - 5:00pm | Charity, Fundraiser
    - Pure Velocity Sports
    La Vale Plaza, 1313 National Hwy # 14, Cumberland, Maryland 21502
     
           
  • | 7:00pm - 11:00pm | Charity, Fundraiser
    - $25 person, includes wine/cheese tasting at 7 pm, dinner at 7:30 and music by Chinese Bandits.
     
           
  • - Artists are encouraged to participate in the new Winter Farmer's Market, 152 Baltimore Street, the 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month. Please contact Clare Buckle to register. There is a $5 table fee per Saturday; bring your own setup.
     
           

Sunday, January 29th, 2017

  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Camping World Stadium, Orlando , FL. The best football players from the AFC and NFC battle it out. Annually, the Sunday before the Super Bowl.
     
           

Monday, January 30th, 2017

  • | 9:00am - 6:00pm | Health Seminars and Screenings, FLU SHOTS
    - Don't forget to stop by Health Matters for your flu shot! Only $20
    Health Matters Urgent Care
    14302 BARTON BLVD SW
    CUMBERLAND, MD 21502
    For more information, call Health Matters at 301.729.FAST (3278)
    BETTER MEDICINE. EXCEPTIONAL CARE.
     
           
    TIFFANY PATERLINE tiffany@hmucare.com
  • | 6:30pm - 7:30pm | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs, recovery
    - Narcotics Anonymous 12 step fellowship support meeting.
    Our Lady of GraceCatholic Church
    299 School St Romney WV 26757
    Larry 304.303.0370
  • | 6:45pm - 7:30am | Sports and Recreation, Swing Dance, Ballroom, Dance,
    - Learn Lindy Hop Swing Dance. Fun and social and energetic. Teens to Adults, and all levels welcome. Chances to perform and demonstrate (if you so choose) around town. We'd love to see some new faces and new feet:) Singles and couples welcome!
    Industrial Ballroom
    506 W Industrial Blvd Cumberland MD 21502
    Pate' Golden 301.349.6996 Ballroomsweetie@gmail.com
  • | 7:00pm - 9:00pm | Schools and Education, English
    - A new year of free English as a Second Language (ESL) classes begins on September 12. Classes meet every Monday night at 7 PM. Classes are free; the textbook costs $20 (optional). Classes for beginning and intermediate learners; all are welcome to learn English in a friendly program. Located at Faith Presbyterian Church, 103 Mustaphal Drive in LaVale. New students can begin any Monday night starting September 12.
    Faith Presbyterian Church
    103 Mustaphal Dr LaVale MD 21502
    Faith Presbyterian Church 301.729.0100 fpc@atlanticbbn.net
  • - Activities for Life at Frostburg State University will offer two sessions of “Move It and Lose It” classes for ages 16 and older on Wednesdays from 5:15 to 6 p.m. in the Dance Studio (room 106) of the Cordts Physical Education Center. Session one will be held from Feb. 8 through March 15, with session two following from March 29 through May 3.
    “Move It and Lose It” allows participants to exercise, lose weight and still have fun by dancing to popular music. Basic dance movements will be taught, and students will follow along with the teacher to popular upbeat music for a fun way to get in shape. Participants are urged to wear comfortable clothing that allows for easy movement. Bare feet, socks and non-street shoes are all acceptable. Nicole Frost will be the instructor.
    The registration and payment deadline is Monday, Feb. 6, for session one and Monday, March 27, for session two. A minimum of six students is needed for each class.
    For more information and registration, contact Amy Nazelrod, AFL coordinator, at 301-687-7934 or anazelrod@frostburg.edu.
    FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call 301-687-4102 or use a Voice Relay Operator at 1-800-735-2258.
     
           
  • - Activities for Life at Frostburg State University will offer group fitness classes Mondays through Thursdays, Feb. 13 through May 11 (with no class on March 9 and 20 through 23), from 7 to 8 p.m. in Cordts Physical Education Center room 168.
    After paying a one-time semester fee, participants will be able to attend the following classes: Fusion with Erica Brinsfield on Mondays, Step Combo with Eve Schott on Tuesdays, Yoga with Leslee Wigfield on Wednesdays and Strength with Brinsfield on Thursdays. For a lesser fee, participants can instead choose one specific night of the week (not transferable to another night for missed classes).
    The fusion workout incorporates elements of barre, Pilates and yoga into a strength-and-stretch session. Step combo employs choreographed combinations using an elevated step to upbeat music. Yoga focuses on vinyasa (flow)-style yoga, building strength, flexibility and concentration while calming the mind. The strength training workout emphasizes toning and muscle definition using high reps and medium resistance and is designed to strengthen the cardiovascular system and boost balance, endurance and agility.
    The first week is free to sample. Payment must be made to continue beginning Monday, Feb. 20.
    For more information and registration, contact Amy Nazelrod, AFL coordinator, at 301-687-7934 or anazelrod@frostburg.edu.
    FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call 301-687-4102 or use a Voice Relay Operator at 1-800-735-2258.
     
           
  • - Enjoy plein air painting in Appalachia! Entries for the 2017 Mountain Maryland Plein Air will be accepted through February 12, 2017, on the Cafe system. This year's juror is Barbara Jaenicke, a highly regarded landscape painter based in Bend, Oregon. Over $11,000 in prizes will be awarded this year.
    Our event, based in historic Cumberland, Maryland, is the only mid-Atlantic plein air event where green mountain landscapes, beautiful 19th and early 20th century architecture, steam locomotives, winding rivers and rolling farm fields are all within an hour's drive. Not only that, but we offer small town hospitality that is truly hard to match.
    Please contact the Allegany Arts Council at 301-777-2787 with any questions.
    Click here to enter the 9th Annual Mountain Maryland Plein Air event.
    click for details
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