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Sunday, September 23rd, 2018

  • | 9:00am - 4:00pm | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs, Allegany County
    - There will be live music and vendors, 50/50 drawing, lunch, motorcycles, and classic cars. Young Eagle Flights are available all day.
    Special Guest are Always Wings of Appreciation who fly in our Wounded Warriors for Ft. Belvoir for the day.
    Greater Cumbelrand Regional Airport
    165 Terminal Loop Wiley Ford WV 26757
  • | 9:45am - 10:45am | Local Events
    - Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds; tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Write them on the door frames of your houses and on your gates. Deuteronomy 11:18-20

    Classes for all ages! If you are not involved in a Sunday school class, I really encourage you to find one that you can grow in. Studying God’s Word is never a mistake. Don’t worry if you don’t know the answers, there are teacher’s guides to guide you, curricula to use. Don’t worry if you don’t know how to pronounce every name and place. I’ll give you a hint, the others in your group won’t know the difference.

    Will you be there next Sunday?

    We should not stop gathering together with other believers, as some of you are doing. Instead, we must continue to encourage each other even more as we see the day of the Lord coming. Hebrews 10:25

    Romney Assembly of God
    87 Mitchell Street
    Romney, WV 26757

    For more information, contact the church office at: 304-822-4263
    Romney Assembly of God
    87 Mitchell Street Romney WV 26757
    Church Office 304.822.4263
  • | 10:00am - 10:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Arts, Music, Food, Festival, Family Fun
    - The Hampshire Highlands Arts & Music Festival will be held at various locations in Hampshire County on Saturday September 22 & Sunday September 23. Saturday (9/22) in Romney, the fun starts at the Gazebo on S. High St. with juried artists & demos, all day music, food, youth activities, geocaching, and historic walking tours. Also stop by Anderson's Corner for music and wine tasting & The Co-op (S. Marsham) to see the work of over 40 local artists. At 5pm the fun moves to the Bottling Works for jazz & BBQ until 7. At 7:30pm in the Bottling Works, enjoy The Flashbacks. We'll have the dancing floor polished up for those who want to move to the music (tickets still on sale for the Flashbacks).
    Also on Saturday in Capon Bridge, The River House will hold Arts for All, a Banjo Workshop, and in the evening, a Banjo Concert by Lydia Martin. Be sure to check out the Quilt Shop when you're in Capon Bridge to see their lovely work & get 20% off.
    On Sunday, they'll be a docent-led hike of Ice Mountain Preserve in North River Mills (call 304-460-8820 to make your reservation) and later in Romney, a rubber duck race on the South Branch River from 1-3 at 2836 S Branch River Rd. Feel like a child again with music, food, scarecrow building contest, and rubber ducks flowing down the river.
    Discount Packages are available for the weekend that include a room at the South Branch Inn, The Flashbacks Concert, and extended packages also include a ride on the Potomac Eagle Train on Sunday 9/23. Details available at click for details Additionally, the Koolwink Motel is offering a discount on the 2nd night stay.
    It's going to be a great fall weekend in Hampshire County, with activities to meet the desire of everyone in your group - music and art lovers, foodies, nature and history lovers, and plenty of youth activities. Come out and enjoy something wild and wonderful. For more details, go to HampshireArts.org.
     
           
    Melissa Snell 703.772.5536 brdwtcher@frontier.com
  • | 10:00am - 10:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Arts, Music, Food, Festival, Family Fun
    - The Hampshire Highlands Arts & Music Festival will be held at various locations in Hampshire County on Saturday September 22 & Sunday September 23. Saturday (9/22) in Romney, the fun starts at the Gazebo on S. High St. with juried artists & demos, all day music, food, youth activities, geocaching, and historic walking tours. Also stop by Anderson's Corner for music and wine tasting & The Co-op (S. Marsham) to see the work of over 40 local artists. At 5pm the fun moves to the Bottling Works for jazz & BBQ until 7. At 7:30pm in the Bottling Works, enjoy The Flashbacks. We'll have the dancing floor polished up for those who want to move to the music (tickets still on sale for the Flashbacks).
    Also on Saturday in Capon Bridge, The River House will hold Arts for All, a Banjo Workshop, and in the evening, a Banjo Concert by Lydia Martin. Be sure to check out the Quilt Shop when you're in Capon Bridge to see their lovely work & get 20% off.
    On Sunday, they'll be a docent-led hike of Ice Mountain Preserve in North River Mills (call 304-460-8820 to make your reservation) and later in Romney, a rubber duck race on the South Branch River from 1-3 at 2836 S Branch River Rd. Feel like a child again with music, food, scarecrow building contest, and rubber ducks flowing down the river.
    Discount Packages are available for the weekend that include a room at the South Branch Inn, The Flashbacks Concert, and extended packages also include a ride on the Potomac Eagle Train on Sunday 9/23. Details available at click for details Additionally, the Koolwink Motel is offering a discount on the 2nd night stay.
    It's going to be a great fall weekend in Hampshire County, with activities to meet the desire of everyone in your group - music and art lovers, foodies, nature and history lovers, and plenty of youth activities. Come out and enjoy something wild and wonderful. For more details, go to HampshireArts.org.
     
           
    Melissa Snell 703.772.5536 brdwtcher@frontier.com
  • | 10:45am - 12:00pm | Local Events
    - Traditional Hymns mixed with contemporary worships songs. Preaching the whole truth of God's Word. Join us as we grow together!

    Romney Assembly of God
    87 Mitchell Street
    Romney, WV 26757

    For more information, contact the church office at: 304-822-4263
    Romney Assembly of God
    87 Mitchell Street Romney WV 26757
    Church Office 304.822.4263
  • | 10:45am - 12:00pm | Local Events
    - Romney Assembly of God
    87 Mitchell Street
    Romney, WV 26757

    For more information, contact the church office at: 304-822-4263
    Romney Assembly of God
    87 Mitchell Street Romney WV 26757
    Church Office 304.822.4263
  • | 1:00pm - 3:00pm | Local Events
    - A rubber-ducky race on the South Branch River with food, games and musical entertainment. Event is free; tickets for race may be purchased at the Co-op.
    RiverView Farm
    2826 South Branch River Road Romney WV 26757
    Hampshire County County Co-op and Heritage Market Place 304.359.2008 hampshirewvcooperative@gmail.com
  • | 6:00pm - 9:00pm | Local Events, gardening
    - The University of Maryland Extension Office is offering a 13 session Master Gardener class this fall through the Allegany College of Maryland Continuing Education program. Master Gardeners are volunteer educators for the University of Maryland Extension. Upon completion of this course, you will receive your Master Gardener certification.

    Classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 6:00 and 9:00PM. The course cost is $62.00 plus a $69.00 textbook cost. To register, phone 301-784-5341. For more information, phone 301-724-3320 or email Sherry Frick, Master Gardener Coordinator and instructor at sfrick@umd.edu.
    Allegany College of Maryland Continuing Education Building
    12401 Willowbrook Road Cumberland MD 21502
    Sherry Frick 301.724.3320 sfrick@umd.edu
  • | 6:30pm - 8:00pm | Local Events
    - Romney Assembly of God
    87 Mitchell Street
    Romney, WV 26757

    For more information, contact the church office at: 304-822-4263
    Romney Assembly of God
    87 Mitchell Street Romney WV 26757
    Church Office 304.822.4263
  • - For the week of September 16-23, Ristorante Ottaviani will donate $10 to the Western Maryland Food Bank for every $20 gift card purchased. This is in support of Hunger Action Month. Be sure to stop by and support the Food Bank!
    Ristorante Ottaviani
    15 N. Centre Street Cumberland MD 21502
    Robyn Garland 301.722.2797 rlgarland@atlanticbb.net
  • | Promotional, Railroad, Cumberland, Canal Place, Frostburg Depot, Western Maryland Station
    - **For coupon click for details

    Thirty years ago, large industry started leaving the area. Cas Taylor and others were concerned for the region’s economic structure. The brain trust envisioned the creation of a “scenic” railroad, akin to the success of the Cass Scenic Railroad located in Cass, West Virginia. This concept would be the corner-stone for the future of Allegany County. They formed a not-for-profit 501©3 organization called the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad Development Corporation. Knowing the Chessie System Railroad was liquidating rail lines they no longer found valuable, the entrepreneurs approached the Chessie management to see if the Corporation would donate the ex-Western Maryland Railway Company (then forged into the Chessie System Railroad) main line railroad from Cumberland to Frostburg to the newly formed not-for-profit corporation. Chessie agreed to do so.

    With the formation of the development corporation, the goal was to find an operator, a Company that would be hired to make repairs to the railroad and operate trains. Jack Showalter was hired to be the operator. He brought his Allegany Central Railroad equipment to Cumberland. He brought his two steam locomotives to pull the passenger train up the mountain. At that time, heritage steam opera-tions were a rarity… even more so today. After the years of the Allegany Central, the WMSR brought in Sheridan Rail to operate the railroad. Sheridan Rail used heritage Alco brand diesels to pull the pas-senger train to Frostburg. With the cost associated with finding an operator, the WMSR decided to be-come the operator for the 1993 Season. Hiring an appropriate staff, the railroad acquired a steam lo-comotive that would soon become the famed “Mountain Thunder.” Heritage diesel locomotives were acquired from Conrail. Not too long after the railroad acquired the locomotives, passenger equipment was acquired from various sources. Mountain Thunder would toil on its job until April, 2016. The Fed-eral Railroad Administration guidelines state that a steam locomotive must undergo a mandatory re-build program every 15 years – or 1472 days. And now, present day, the GP-30 Diesel Engine still works the mountain on operating days with a typical 8 car consist of heritage coach and dining cars.

    We are very excited to announce that work has resumed on the ex-Chesapeake and Ohio steam lo-comotive, 1309. It was the last steam locomotive built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works of Philadelph-ia for domestic service. This mallet-type, 2-6-6-2 steam locomotive successfully passed its hydrostatic test in June and machining and fabrication of parts continues. We are very optimistic that steam will return on the mountain in 2019 in the form of “Maryland Thunder.”

    As we continue to move full steam ahead, we have a variety of events for the old and young alike. We have recently been voted the “Best Date Spot in Maryland” by the Daily Meal. We operate an evening dinner train; we are one of a handful of heritage railroads that stores, preps, cooks and serves meals on board the train – this is not a catered affair! Along with dinner, pending the schedule, our guests can enjoy a Family Pizza Train, Murder Mystery, Wine and Cheese or even a Mountain Moonshine ex-cursion. Our dinner train now operates all year long!!

    Come celebrate our 30 years!! See you on the platform!

    And through September Save $20 off of Standard Coach fare on the Frostburg Flyer general Excursion
     
           

Monday, September 24th, 2018

  • | 9:00am - 7:00pm | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, Allegany Arts Council, Plein Air, Painting
    - The 10th Annual Mountain Maryland Plein Air event is an exciting week-long arts event taking place here in Western Maryland from September 24 – 29, 2018. “Plein Air” is the French word meaning “painting out in the open air”. French Impressionist painters such as Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro and Renoir all advocated painting outdoors and many of their works were produced in this manner. This event is being produced by the Allegany Arts Council. “The annual Plein Air event is a wonderful opportunity to share the natural beauty and small-town charm of our area with artists from across the country," said Julie Westendorff, Executive Director of Allegany Arts Council. “As it is also the Arts Council’s primary fundraising opportunity for the year, we hope the community will come out to take advantage of these one-of-a-kind pieces, many of which capture the unique architecture, landscape and beauty of the place we call home.” Many artists applied to be part of this prestigious event, but only 30 were selected by this year’s Juror & Awards Judge, Vlad Yeliseyev, founder of Renaissance School of Art in Sarasota, Florida, where he teaches the basics of visual art: perspective, lighting, shading and color, and winner of the 2016 and 2017 Plein Air competition.

    The 10th Annual Mountain Maryland Plein Air will begin on Monday, September 24, as artists arrive and begin to stake out their selected painting locations across Allegany and Garrett Counties. You will likely see easels set up along the sidewalks, in front of stores and restaurants, at scenic overlooks, in public spaces, or in open farm fields. The event is specifically designed for the general public to respectfully engage these modern day Monets while they are painting. And, if your timing is good, you will actually get to see a masterpiece being created right before your eyes!

    On Wednesday, September 26, as artists continue painting, the Allegany Arts Council invites members of the public to preview previous work from the participating artists at a special Pop-Up Happy Hour. The event is open to the public and free to attend. It will be hosted at the AAC’s Saville Gallery, 9 N. Centre Street, Cumberland, MD, from 5-7PM. The following day, Juror Vlad Yeliseyev will host a Juror Talk and Demonstration from 2-4PM at the Allegany Arts Council. Yeliseyev’s session is a ticketed event which will discuss taking a bold approach and incorporating discipline in watercolor. In the session, Yeliseyev will discuss his philosophy of careful planning and rapid completion of art, creating the most fail-safe path to a successful work. Tickets for the Juror Talk and Demonstration can be purchased by calling the Allegany Arts Council at (301) 777-ARTS and are $60.00 per person. Both aspiring and accomplished artists are invited to participate.

    The week’s activities culminate on Friday, September 28, as each artist’s body of work is unveiled during the 2018 Collector’s Reception and Awards. This elegant evening includes a formal cocktail reception, musical entertainment, and the opportunity to meet the 2018 participating class, as well as have a first chance to purchase the 2018 works. The evening also includes the presentation of $11,000 in prize money to the winning artists. Tickets are available by calling the Allegany Arts Council at 301.777.ARTS (2787).

    To close the 2018 program, the annual Quick Draw competition will take place Saturday, September 29. The community is invited to the Downtown Cumberland pedestrian mall for this fun, timed, painting competition. Registration is free and all are invited to participate. Registration begins at 9AM at the Allegany Arts Council and the event will take place from 10AM-Noon. Prize money will be given to both 2018 participating artists as well as community artists and students. Plein Air Juror Vlad Yeliseyev will judge the final Quick Draw artwork, determine the winners and award prizes. Judging will begin at 12:15PM.

    The public is invited to view the 2018 artworks at a Public Opening taking place Saturday, September 29 from 12:00PM-3:00PM. For more information, please visit click for details or call (301) 777-ARTS.
    Allegany Arts Council
    9 N. Centre Street Cumberland MD 21502
    Allegany Arts Council 301.777.2787 art@alleganyarts.org
  • | 11:30am - 2:30pm | Local Events
    - Join us for a scenic ride on the rails! This train departs from Cumberland to Frostburg. Dining Class guests enjoy a lunch and a signature dessert of Chef's choice while riding in our vintage dining cars. Standard Coach general seating is also available. A Snack Bar is available to all passengers.
    Western Maryland Scenic Raolroad
    13 Canal Street Cumberland MD 21502
  • | 6:00pm - 9:00pm | Local Events, gardening
    - The University of Maryland Extension Office is offering a 13 session Master Gardener class this fall through the Allegany College of Maryland Continuing Education program. Master Gardeners are volunteer educators for the University of Maryland Extension. Upon completion of this course, you will receive your Master Gardener certification.

    Classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 6:00 and 9:00PM. The course cost is $62.00 plus a $69.00 textbook cost. To register, phone 301-784-5341. For more information, phone 301-724-3320 or email Sherry Frick, Master Gardener Coordinator and instructor at sfrick@umd.edu.
    Allegany College of Maryland Continuing Education Building
    12401 Willowbrook Road Cumberland MD 21502
    Sherry Frick 301.724.3320 sfrick@umd.edu
  • - Western Maryland Health System offers a free, Bariatric Support Group for individuals who have had bariatric surgery or want to gain insight from those who have had the experience. The group will discuss common problems, concerns, and joys while learning skills to adjust to your weight loss.

    The group is held every month on the fourth Thursday at 5:30 p.m.

    For more information, please contact Kay Leigh, RD, LDN, at 240-964-8617 or by email at kleigh@wmhs.com.
    Location

    Western Maryland Regional Medical Center Auditorium
    12500 Willowbrook Road
    Cumberland, MD
    Western Maryland Regional Medical Center Auditorium
    12500 Willowbrook Road Cumberland MD 21502
    Kay Leigh, RD, LDN 240.964.8617 kleigh@wmhs.com
  • | Charity, Fundraiser, Food Bank
    - Western Maryland Food Bank will be having a Spirit Night at Bob Evans in support of Hunger Action Month. Come out and support the Food Bank and enjoy a great meal. Must have a flyer. Contact the Food Bank for the flyer.
     
           
    Robyn Garland 301.722.2797 rlgarland@atlanticbb.net
  • | Charity, Fundraiser, Food Bank
    - Every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of September, Puccini's will donate a portion of the bill to the Western Maryland Food Bank in support of Hunger Action Month. Come out and support the Western Maryland Food Bank while enjoying a great meal. Please tell them you are there to support the Food Bank!
    Puccini's Restaurant
    12901 Ali Ghan Road NE Cumberland MD 21502
    Robyn Garland 301.722.2797 rlgarland@atlanticbb.net
  • - Frostburg State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance will present a colorful collection of something for everyone during its 2018-19 season lineup – a powerful drama set against the race riots that ravaged Detroit in 1967, a timeless Christmas classic, five short plays that will make you laugh as well as think, a student dance concert with original choreography and a provocative romantic comedy.

    The season kicks off with “Detroit ’67,” which begins in July of that year, when siblings Chelle and Lank host an unlicensed after-hours joint in their basement to make ends meet. While the vibrant sounds of Motown create a soundtrack for dreaming, hope and escape, the Detroit streets erupt with racial divide, police brutality and chaos. When Lank offers shelter to a mysterious stranger, tensions in the family rise and the dangers of the streets creep closer to home. Winner of the Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama inspired by American History, Dominique Morriseau’s riveting play looks back to a turbulent time in history and guides us to reflect on the issues of today. Performances, directed by Nicole Mattis, will take place in the F. Perry Smith Studio Theatre of the Woodward D. Pealer Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 12 and 13, and Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 18 to 20, with a 2 p.m. matinee on Oct. 13.

    Next, celebrate the holiday season with “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.” Christmas is coming, and with it comes the church nativity pageant – that sweet yearly event with adorable children dressed in daddy’s bathrobe and tinsel halos. Not this year! A broken leg, a new director and “the worst kids in the whole history of the world” all add up to hilarious mayhem that’s holiday fun for the whole family! Local children join the cast of this timeless classic. Directed by Mairzy Yost-Rushton, Pealer Center Drama Theatre performances are at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, and Thursday through Saturday, Dec. 6 to 8, with matinees on Sunday, Dec. 2, Saturday, Dec. 8, and Sunday, Dec. 9, at 2 p.m.

    In the spring, the Department of Theatre and Dance will present a series of one-act plays, “Five by Ives.” What do one crazy new language, two mayflies in love and three monkeys writing “Hamlet” have in common? They are just part of the hilarity in this evening of five plays by David Ives. The New York Times calls Ives, “the maestro of the short form.” Using wit and goofiness, this wordsmith has crafted stories that are a keen commentary on how people communicate and relate to one another. Darrell Rushton will direct the performances, which will take place in the Smith Studio Theatre on Friday and Saturday, March 1 and 2, and Thursday through Saturday, March 7 to 9, at 7:30 p.m., with a matinee on March 2 at 2 p.m.

    The Spring Dance Concert, featuring the spectacular talent of the FSU Dance Company, will be held Thursday through Saturday, April 11 to 13, at 7:30 p.m. in the Drama Theatre. Ruth St. Denis, an American modern dance pioneer, once said, “I see dance being used as communication between body and soul, to express what it too deep to find for words.” When music and movement meet, the audience experiences not only the beauty and skill of the artists, but the emotions no words can encompass.

    The 2018-19 season wraps up with “Fat Pig,” the story of Tom, a stereotypical professional businessman in a large city, who falls for a very plus-size librarian named Helen. They say love is blind, and for Tom, Helen is easy to love. She’s funny, she’s smart and she’s beautiful. But to his friends, she’s just fat. How could anyone love someone like her? Indeed, she is a plus-sized woman, but that shouldn’t matter, right? Tom finds himself struggling to explain his love to his friends and is increasingly worn down by the jokes and the criticism. Can love last when the world can only see us from the outside? Performances, directed by Yost-Rushton, will take place in the Smith Studio Theatre on Friday and Saturday, May 3 and 4, and Thursday through Saturday, May 9 to 11, at 7:30 p.m., with a matinee on May 4 at 2 p.m.

    Season subscriptions are available until Oct. 20. For $60, Season Subscribers receive discounted tickets to five shows, as well as reserved seats for all performances. Individual tickets are $15 for general admission and $7 for students.

    For information, call the Theatre and Dance box office at 301-687-7462, Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 to 3 p.m.

    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.
    Frostburg State University
    101 Braddock Road Frostburg MD 21532
  • | Charity, Fundraiser
    - On Thursday, October 31st, Calvary Christian Academy will be launching its first annual Calvary Cares fundraising event. Calvary Christian Academy is working in conjunction with Meals of Hope to help fight hunger in Western Maryland. Funds collected will be used to pack 10,000 pasta and tomato sauce meals to be donated to the Cumberland Union Rescue Mission, Bruce Outreach Center, the Cumberland Salvation Army as well as other local food banks.

    If you would like to help, please donate by October 1st, so supplies can be purchased. To donate, contact Calvary Christian Academy, or go to calvaryeagles.net.
    Calvary Christian Academy
    PO Box 5154 Cresaptown MD 21505
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - The full moon nearest the autumnal equinox, extending the hours of light into the evening helping the farmer with the long day's work.
     
           

Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

  • | 9:00am - 7:00pm | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, Allegany Arts Council, Plein Air, Painting
    - The 10th Annual Mountain Maryland Plein Air event is an exciting week-long arts event taking place here in Western Maryland from September 24 – 29, 2018. “Plein Air” is the French word meaning “painting out in the open air”. French Impressionist painters such as Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro and Renoir all advocated painting outdoors and many of their works were produced in this manner. This event is being produced by the Allegany Arts Council. “The annual Plein Air event is a wonderful opportunity to share the natural beauty and small-town charm of our area with artists from across the country," said Julie Westendorff, Executive Director of Allegany Arts Council. “As it is also the Arts Council’s primary fundraising opportunity for the year, we hope the community will come out to take advantage of these one-of-a-kind pieces, many of which capture the unique architecture, landscape and beauty of the place we call home.” Many artists applied to be part of this prestigious event, but only 30 were selected by this year’s Juror & Awards Judge, Vlad Yeliseyev, founder of Renaissance School of Art in Sarasota, Florida, where he teaches the basics of visual art: perspective, lighting, shading and color, and winner of the 2016 and 2017 Plein Air competition.

    The 10th Annual Mountain Maryland Plein Air will begin on Monday, September 24, as artists arrive and begin to stake out their selected painting locations across Allegany and Garrett Counties. You will likely see easels set up along the sidewalks, in front of stores and restaurants, at scenic overlooks, in public spaces, or in open farm fields. The event is specifically designed for the general public to respectfully engage these modern day Monets while they are painting. And, if your timing is good, you will actually get to see a masterpiece being created right before your eyes!

    On Wednesday, September 26, as artists continue painting, the Allegany Arts Council invites members of the public to preview previous work from the participating artists at a special Pop-Up Happy Hour. The event is open to the public and free to attend. It will be hosted at the AAC’s Saville Gallery, 9 N. Centre Street, Cumberland, MD, from 5-7PM. The following day, Juror Vlad Yeliseyev will host a Juror Talk and Demonstration from 2-4PM at the Allegany Arts Council. Yeliseyev’s session is a ticketed event which will discuss taking a bold approach and incorporating discipline in watercolor. In the session, Yeliseyev will discuss his philosophy of careful planning and rapid completion of art, creating the most fail-safe path to a successful work. Tickets for the Juror Talk and Demonstration can be purchased by calling the Allegany Arts Council at (301) 777-ARTS and are $60.00 per person. Both aspiring and accomplished artists are invited to participate.

    The week’s activities culminate on Friday, September 28, as each artist’s body of work is unveiled during the 2018 Collector’s Reception and Awards. This elegant evening includes a formal cocktail reception, musical entertainment, and the opportunity to meet the 2018 participating class, as well as have a first chance to purchase the 2018 works. The evening also includes the presentation of $11,000 in prize money to the winning artists. Tickets are available by calling the Allegany Arts Council at 301.777.ARTS (2787).

    To close the 2018 program, the annual Quick Draw competition will take place Saturday, September 29. The community is invited to the Downtown Cumberland pedestrian mall for this fun, timed, painting competition. Registration is free and all are invited to participate. Registration begins at 9AM at the Allegany Arts Council and the event will take place from 10AM-Noon. Prize money will be given to both 2018 participating artists as well as community artists and students. Plein Air Juror Vlad Yeliseyev will judge the final Quick Draw artwork, determine the winners and award prizes. Judging will begin at 12:15PM.

    The public is invited to view the 2018 artworks at a Public Opening taking place Saturday, September 29 from 12:00PM-3:00PM. For more information, please visit click for details or call (301) 777-ARTS.
    Allegany Arts Council
    9 N. Centre Street Cumberland MD 21502
    Allegany Arts Council 301.777.2787 art@alleganyarts.org
  • | 9:30am - 1:00pm | Local Events
    Country Club Mall
    1262 Vocke Road LaVale MD 21502
  • | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Library Events, book discussion
    - A novel about how we love, how we take care of one another, and how the choices we make resonate through generations. In this tale revolving around not just parents and children but brothers and sisters, cousins and caretakers, Hosseini explores the many ways in which families nurture, wound, betray, honor, and sacrifice for one another; and how often we are surprised by the actions of those closest to us, at the times that matter most.
    Allegany County Library System-LaVale
    815 National Highway LaVale MD 21502
    Liz Sell 301.777.1200 esell@alleganycountylibrary.info
  • | 5:00pm - 10:00pm | Charity, Fundraiser, Food Bank
    - Western Maryland Food Bank will be having a Spirit Night at Mezzo's in support of Hunger Action Month. Come out and support the Food Bank and enjoy a great meal!
    Mezzo's
    114 S. Centre Street Cumberland MD 21502
    Robyn Garland 301.722.2797 rlgarland@atlanticbb.net
  • | 6:00pm - 7:00pm | Library Events, Minecraft, Family, Games
    - Minecraft, with more than 16 million copies sold to date, is an open world game where players gather resources and build structures while battling monsters. But it’s more than just a game. Minecraft allows players to build, imagine, and create in a three-dimensional environment. While normal games control your play-style and experiences, Minecraft solicits more thought-provoking skills like problem-solving, creativity, imagination, and exploration.
    Allegany County Library System-South Cumberland
    100 Seymour Street Cumberland MD 21502
    Sarah McGuire 301.724.1607 smcguire@alleganycountylibrary.info
  • | 6:00pm - 9:00pm | Local Events, gardening
    - The University of Maryland Extension Office is offering a 13 session Master Gardener class this fall through the Allegany College of Maryland Continuing Education program. Master Gardeners are volunteer educators for the University of Maryland Extension. Upon completion of this course, you will receive your Master Gardener certification.

    Classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 6:00 and 9:00PM. The course cost is $62.00 plus a $69.00 textbook cost. To register, phone 301-784-5341. For more information, phone 301-724-3320 or email Sherry Frick, Master Gardener Coordinator and instructor at sfrick@umd.edu.
    Allegany College of Maryland Continuing Education Building
    12401 Willowbrook Road Cumberland MD 21502
    Sherry Frick 301.724.3320 sfrick@umd.edu

  • 107 West Union Street Cumberland MD 21502
  • | Charity, Fundraiser, Food Bank
    - Every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of September, Puccini's will donate a portion of the bill to the Western Maryland Food Bank in support of Hunger Action Month. Come out and support the Western Maryland Food Bank while enjoying a great meal. Please tell them you are there to support the Food Bank!
    Puccini's Restaurant
    12901 Ali Ghan Road NE Cumberland MD 21502
    Robyn Garland 301.722.2797 rlgarland@atlanticbb.net
  • - Breastfeeding Classes


    Increase your confidence in nursing your baby by attending one of our free breastfeeding classes. You will learn basic breastfeeding skills and other helpful information. A support person is also encouraged to attend this class with you.

    Classes are normally offered the last Tuesday of the month from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
     
           
  • - McHenry, MD – Garrett College Continuing Education and Workforce Development has scheduled a Commercial Driver’s License Learner’s Permit Prep Course on September 29 and 30, 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 include 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 this course, persons may contact Garrett College Continuing Education and Workforce Development at 301-387-3069.
    Garrett College Mountaintop Truck Driving Institute
    12601 National Pike Grantsville MD 21536

Wednesday, September 26th, 2018

  • | 9:00am - 7:00pm | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, Allegany Arts Council, Plein Air, Painting
    - The 10th Annual Mountain Maryland Plein Air event is an exciting week-long arts event taking place here in Western Maryland from September 24 – 29, 2018. “Plein Air” is the French word meaning “painting out in the open air”. French Impressionist painters such as Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro and Renoir all advocated painting outdoors and many of their works were produced in this manner. This event is being produced by the Allegany Arts Council. “The annual Plein Air event is a wonderful opportunity to share the natural beauty and small-town charm of our area with artists from across the country," said Julie Westendorff, Executive Director of Allegany Arts Council. “As it is also the Arts Council’s primary fundraising opportunity for the year, we hope the community will come out to take advantage of these one-of-a-kind pieces, many of which capture the unique architecture, landscape and beauty of the place we call home.” Many artists applied to be part of this prestigious event, but only 30 were selected by this year’s Juror & Awards Judge, Vlad Yeliseyev, founder of Renaissance School of Art in Sarasota, Florida, where he teaches the basics of visual art: perspective, lighting, shading and color, and winner of the 2016 and 2017 Plein Air competition.

    The 10th Annual Mountain Maryland Plein Air will begin on Monday, September 24, as artists arrive and begin to stake out their selected painting locations across Allegany and Garrett Counties. You will likely see easels set up along the sidewalks, in front of stores and restaurants, at scenic overlooks, in public spaces, or in open farm fields. The event is specifically designed for the general public to respectfully engage these modern day Monets while they are painting. And, if your timing is good, you will actually get to see a masterpiece being created right before your eyes!

    On Wednesday, September 26, as artists continue painting, the Allegany Arts Council invites members of the public to preview previous work from the participating artists at a special Pop-Up Happy Hour. The event is open to the public and free to attend. It will be hosted at the AAC’s Saville Gallery, 9 N. Centre Street, Cumberland, MD, from 5-7PM. The following day, Juror Vlad Yeliseyev will host a Juror Talk and Demonstration from 2-4PM at the Allegany Arts Council. Yeliseyev’s session is a ticketed event which will discuss taking a bold approach and incorporating discipline in watercolor. In the session, Yeliseyev will discuss his philosophy of careful planning and rapid completion of art, creating the most fail-safe path to a successful work. Tickets for the Juror Talk and Demonstration can be purchased by calling the Allegany Arts Council at (301) 777-ARTS and are $60.00 per person. Both aspiring and accomplished artists are invited to participate.

    The week’s activities culminate on Friday, September 28, as each artist’s body of work is unveiled during the 2018 Collector’s Reception and Awards. This elegant evening includes a formal cocktail reception, musical entertainment, and the opportunity to meet the 2018 participating class, as well as have a first chance to purchase the 2018 works. The evening also includes the presentation of $11,000 in prize money to the winning artists. Tickets are available by calling the Allegany Arts Council at 301.777.ARTS (2787).

    To close the 2018 program, the annual Quick Draw competition will take place Saturday, September 29. The community is invited to the Downtown Cumberland pedestrian mall for this fun, timed, painting competition. Registration is free and all are invited to participate. Registration begins at 9AM at the Allegany Arts Council and the event will take place from 10AM-Noon. Prize money will be given to both 2018 participating artists as well as community artists and students. Plein Air Juror Vlad Yeliseyev will judge the final Quick Draw artwork, determine the winners and award prizes. Judging will begin at 12:15PM.

    The public is invited to view the 2018 artworks at a Public Opening taking place Saturday, September 29 from 12:00PM-3:00PM. For more information, please visit click for details or call (301) 777-ARTS.
    Allegany Arts Council
    9 N. Centre Street Cumberland MD 21502
    Allegany Arts Council 301.777.2787 art@alleganyarts.org
  • - Ready to change?? Trying and nothing happens?? Think no one cares?? Then this class is for you!! FREE!! This includes FREE transportation and FREE child care!! Call Pam at 240-964-8417 to register. Registration is REQUIRED!! Come and invest some time and CREATE A NEW FUTURE for you and your family!! It's time to break some cycles!!
    Bruce Outreach Center
    398 Philos Ave. Westernport MD 21562
  • | 4:00pm - 5:00pm | Library Events, reading, pets
    - Reading to Marvel can be therapeutic and beneficial!

    1.Dogs are non-judgmental so children are less self-conscious
    2.Most children have a natural affinity and bond with dogs
    3.Children are allowed to improve their reading skills in a fun relaxed atmosphere
    4.Results show that it decreases stress over reading aloud in class
    5.It can enhance self-esteem, motivate speech and build confidence
    Allegany County Library System-Frostburg
    65 East Main Street Frostburg MD 21532
    Connie Wilson 301.687.0790 cwilson@alleganycountylibrary.info
  • | 4:00pm - 9:00pm | Charity, Fundraiser, Food Bank
    - Western Maryland Food Bank will be having a Spirit Night at Oscar's in support of Hunger Action Month. Come out and support the Food Bank and enjoy a great meal!
    Oscar's Restaurant
    1103 E. Oldtown Road Cumberland MD 21502
    Robyn Garland 301.722.2797 rlgarland@atlanticbb.net
  • | 6:00pm - 9:00pm | Local Events, gardening
    - The University of Maryland Extension Office is offering a 13 session Master Gardener class this fall through the Allegany College of Maryland Continuing Education program. Master Gardeners are volunteer educators for the University of Maryland Extension. Upon completion of this course, you will receive your Master Gardener certification.

    Classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 6:00 and 9:00PM. The course cost is $62.00 plus a $69.00 textbook cost. To register, phone 301-784-5341. For more information, phone 301-724-3320 or email Sherry Frick, Master Gardener Coordinator and instructor at sfrick@umd.edu.
    Allegany College of Maryland Continuing Education Building
    12401 Willowbrook Road Cumberland MD 21502
    Sherry Frick 301.724.3320 sfrick@umd.edu
  • | 6:30pm - 8:00pm | Local Events
    - Ages 7th grade and up

    Romney Assembly of God
    87 Mitchell Street
    Romney, WV 26757

    For more information, contact the church office at: 304-822-4263
    Romney Assembly of God
    87 Mitchell Street Romney WV 26757
    Church Office 304.822.4263
  • | 6:30pm - 8:00pm | Local Events
    - Ages K thru 6th grade

    Romney Assembly of God
    87 Mitchell Street
    Romney, WV 26757

    For more information, contact the church office at: 304-822-4263
    Romney Assembly of God
    87 Mitchell Street Romney WV 26757
    Church Office 304.822.4263
  • | 7:00pm - 8:00pm | Local Events
    - Romney Assembly of God
    87 Mitchell Street
    Romney, WV 26757

    For more information, contact the church office at: 304-822-4263
    Romney Assembly of God
    87 Mitchell Street Romney WV 26757
    Church Office 304.822.4263
  • - The fourth annual Brush Tunnel Marathon and Half Marathon will take place on Wednesday September 26, 2018. This event will take place in its entirety in Maryland on the outstanding Great Allegheny Passage (GAP). Half marathon runners will run through the 914 foot long Brush Tunnel 10 times, and the marathon runners will run through the tunnel 20 times. The course consists of running out-and-backs on 1.31 scenic miles of the GAP in the hills above Cumberland. This event is limited to 60 runners. The start/finish is on the trail in the GAP Trailhead parking area just south of 11407 Cash Valley Road NW Cumberland, MD 21502. This race will be the first event in the 2018 Mid-Atlantic Marathon and Half Marathon Series taking place from September 26-30. The other events in the Series are the GAP Marathon and Half, the GAP Trestles Marathon and Half, the Barnum Rail Trail Marathon and Half, and the Hancock Marathon and Half. The five races in the series take place – in order – in MD, MD, PA, WV, and MD. Run one, some, or all of these great trail races.
     
           
  • | Promotional, Meat, Processing, Farm, Beef, Hogs
    - Greise Brothers Packing is a second generation family owned business, located on the family farm off of Valley Road in Cumberland at 11901 Greise Farm Road NE.

    11901 Greise Farm Rd Ne Cumberland MD 21502
    Frank or Devina Greise 240.362.2826 devinagreise@yahoo.com
  • | Charity, Fundraiser, Food Bank
    - Every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of September, Puccini's will donate a portion of the bill to the Western Maryland Food Bank in support of Hunger Action Month. Come out and support the Western Maryland Food Bank while enjoying a great meal. Please tell them you are there to support the Food Bank!
    Puccini's Restaurant
    12901 Ali Ghan Road NE Cumberland MD 21502
    Robyn Garland 301.722.2797 rlgarland@atlanticbb.net
  • - The Mission of Mercy (MOM) free dental clinic is in need of volunteers to help make the two-day event a success for the approximately 360 individuals expected to receive treatment at the Allegany County Fairgrounds on October 12th and 13th with setup on the 11th.

    Volunteers are needed to help register patients as they enter, direct parking, help set up meals for the volunteer staff, and more. The clinic runs Friday, October 12th from 7 a.m until 5 p.m and Saturday, October 13th from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. and serves adults only. Additionally, volunteers will also be needed to help break down the clinic the afternoon and evening of the 13th. Volunteers may sign up for the shift that works best for their schedule. Patients are expected to come from Allegany County and surrounding areas.

    This Mission of Mercy will be smaller than past events, with only 20 dental chairs used. The two-day clinic will require approximately 150 general volunteers to assist the 220-member volunteer medical staff, which includes dentists, hygienists, dental assistants, oral surgeons, physicians, nurse practitioners, and nurses.

    To volunteer, go to click for details and click on the link for non-clinical (general) shifts regarding volunteering, or call Michele Walker at the County United Way at 301-722-2700. You can also check out the event via Facebook at click for details
    Allegany County Fairgrounds
    11490 Moss Ave Cumberland MD 21502
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - The nation’s largest annual health promotion event for women of all ages. This unique national program — with participation by local organizations throughout the U.S. — focuses attention on the importance of regular physical activity and health awareness for women. Organized by the Health InformationResource Center. For more information visit click for details
     
           

Thursday, September 27th, 2018

  • | 9:00am - | Local Events
    Romney Assembly of God
    87 Mitchell Street Romney WV 26757
    Church Office 304.822.4263
  • | 9:00am - 7:00pm | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, Allegany Arts Council, Plein Air, Painting
    - The 10th Annual Mountain Maryland Plein Air event is an exciting week-long arts event taking place here in Western Maryland from September 24 – 29, 2018. “Plein Air” is the French word meaning “painting out in the open air”. French Impressionist painters such as Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro and Renoir all advocated painting outdoors and many of their works were produced in this manner. This event is being produced by the Allegany Arts Council. “The annual Plein Air event is a wonderful opportunity to share the natural beauty and small-town charm of our area with artists from across the country," said Julie Westendorff, Executive Director of Allegany Arts Council. “As it is also the Arts Council’s primary fundraising opportunity for the year, we hope the community will come out to take advantage of these one-of-a-kind pieces, many of which capture the unique architecture, landscape and beauty of the place we call home.” Many artists applied to be part of this prestigious event, but only 30 were selected by this year’s Juror & Awards Judge, Vlad Yeliseyev, founder of Renaissance School of Art in Sarasota, Florida, where he teaches the basics of visual art: perspective, lighting, shading and color, and winner of the 2016 and 2017 Plein Air competition.

    The 10th Annual Mountain Maryland Plein Air will begin on Monday, September 24, as artists arrive and begin to stake out their selected painting locations across Allegany and Garrett Counties. You will likely see easels set up along the sidewalks, in front of stores and restaurants, at scenic overlooks, in public spaces, or in open farm fields. The event is specifically designed for the general public to respectfully engage these modern day Monets while they are painting. And, if your timing is good, you will actually get to see a masterpiece being created right before your eyes!

    On Wednesday, September 26, as artists continue painting, the Allegany Arts Council invites members of the public to preview previous work from the participating artists at a special Pop-Up Happy Hour. The event is open to the public and free to attend. It will be hosted at the AAC’s Saville Gallery, 9 N. Centre Street, Cumberland, MD, from 5-7PM. The following day, Juror Vlad Yeliseyev will host a Juror Talk and Demonstration from 2-4PM at the Allegany Arts Council. Yeliseyev’s session is a ticketed event which will discuss taking a bold approach and incorporating discipline in watercolor. In the session, Yeliseyev will discuss his philosophy of careful planning and rapid completion of art, creating the most fail-safe path to a successful work. Tickets for the Juror Talk and Demonstration can be purchased by calling the Allegany Arts Council at (301) 777-ARTS and are $60.00 per person. Both aspiring and accomplished artists are invited to participate.

    The week’s activities culminate on Friday, September 28, as each artist’s body of work is unveiled during the 2018 Collector’s Reception and Awards. This elegant evening includes a formal cocktail reception, musical entertainment, and the opportunity to meet the 2018 participating class, as well as have a first chance to purchase the 2018 works. The evening also includes the presentation of $11,000 in prize money to the winning artists. Tickets are available by calling the Allegany Arts Council at 301.777.ARTS (2787).

    To close the 2018 program, the annual Quick Draw competition will take place Saturday, September 29. The community is invited to the Downtown Cumberland pedestrian mall for this fun, timed, painting competition. Registration is free and all are invited to participate. Registration begins at 9AM at the Allegany Arts Council and the event will take place from 10AM-Noon. Prize money will be given to both 2018 participating artists as well as community artists and students. Plein Air Juror Vlad Yeliseyev will judge the final Quick Draw artwork, determine the winners and award prizes. Judging will begin at 12:15PM.

    The public is invited to view the 2018 artworks at a Public Opening taking place Saturday, September 29 from 12:00PM-3:00PM. For more information, please visit click for details or call (301) 777-ARTS.
    Allegany Arts Council
    9 N. Centre Street Cumberland MD 21502
    Allegany Arts Council 301.777.2787 art@alleganyarts.org
  • - As part of National Recovery Month, Allegany College of Maryland’s Human Service Associate Program will host a Frontline Heroes: Celebrating Area Addiction Professionals program on Thurs., Sept. 27, 2018 from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.



    Held in the Dr. W. Ardell Haines Student Lounge at ACM’s College Center, the program honors area addiction professionals and gives special recognition to seven Allegany College of Maryland Human Service program alumni. Current professionals in addictions counseling, prevention and treatment are encouraged to attend and be recognized.



    “We know that prevention works, treatment is effective and people do recover – thanks in part to the thousands of addictions professionals who go unrecognized for their contributions,” explained Professor Cherie Snyder, ACM’s Human Service Associate Program director. “We believe this is the first event of its kind in our area.”

    The event will begin with a light reception followed by awards ceremony and remarks from 2018 ACM Human Service Graduate Stefan Keiser. Keiser is an addiction counselor and person in recovery whose inspiring story is a tribute to those working in the field. All are welcome to attend.

    Honorees include seven alumni:

    · Annette Clark, ’00, MS Human Services, Assistant Professor in Human Service Program/Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor at the Allegany College of Maryland with 15 years of service in addictions;

    · Chris Delaney, ’79, BS in Business Administration, Program Director of Behavioral Health Prevention/Certified Associate Counselor at the Allegany County Health Department with 32 years of service in addictions;

    · Maggie Gatian, ‘04, Certified Supervised Counselor at the Cumberland Treatment Center with 13 years of service in addictions;

    · Karl Glocker, ’07, MSW, LCSW-C at the Potomac Behavior and Occupational Therapy with 14 years of service in addictions;

    · Chris Hoppert, ’97, Drug Abuse Treatment Specialist at the Federal Correctional Institute with 15 years of service in addictions;

    · Theresa Sutherland, ’13, Certified Supervised Counselor at the Joseph S. Massie Unit with 25 years of service in addictions; and

    · Les Walker, ’92, Mental Health Associate at the Allegany County Health Department with 32 years of service.

    “For over 30 years, ACM’s Human Service Associate Degree program has prepared entry-level addictions counselors and professionals for difficult but essential positions in our community. Through this event, the College recognizes alumni who are long-time rock stars in area prevention, treatment and recovery programs,” added Snyder.

    Recovery Month is an annual celebration sponsored each September by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). National Addiction Professionals Day, celebrated on September 20, 2018, was started by the National Association for Addiction Professionals in 1992 to commemorate the hard work that addiction professionals do on a daily basis.

    For more information about ACM’s Frontline Heroes event or its addictions counseling coursework, call 301-784-5556 or visit allegany.edu/humanservice.

    ABOUT ALLEGANY COLLEGE OF MARYLAND

    Ranked among the top 20 community and technical colleges in the country by the Brookings Institution, Allegany College of Maryland (ACM) offers world-class education in a caring environment that transforms lives, strengthens communities and celebrates life-long learning. Serving more than 3,000 credit and 5,870 continuing education and workforce students annually, ACM offers over 80 associate degree, certificate, and letters of recognition programs at affordable rates. To learn more, visit allegany.edu or call 301-784-5000.
    Allegany College of Maryland
    12401 Willowbrook Road Cumberland MD 21502
  • | 6:00pm - 7:00pm | Library Events, Legos, Family
    - Playing with Legos develops problem solving and mathematical thinking. Following instructions to assemble Lego also has a lot of benefits for children’s problem solving, focus and attention to detail. Ideas of symmetry, balance, shapes and sizes are explored during play with Lego. Children experience working with fractions when they observe how many small pieces can fit into a large piece and can begin to experiment with division.
    Allegany County Library System-Frostburg
    65 East Main Street Frostburg MD 21532
    Connie Wilson 301.687.0790 cwilson@alleganycountylibrary.info
  • | 6:00pm - 9:00pm | Local Events, gardening
    - The University of Maryland Extension Office is offering a 13 session Master Gardener class this fall through the Allegany College of Maryland Continuing Education program. Master Gardeners are volunteer educators for the University of Maryland Extension. Upon completion of this course, you will receive your Master Gardener certification.

    Classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 6:00 and 9:00PM. The course cost is $62.00 plus a $69.00 textbook cost. To register, phone 301-784-5341. For more information, phone 301-724-3320 or email Sherry Frick, Master Gardener Coordinator and instructor at sfrick@umd.edu.
    Allegany College of Maryland Continuing Education Building
    12401 Willowbrook Road Cumberland MD 21502
    Sherry Frick 301.724.3320 sfrick@umd.edu
  • | 6:00pm - 7:00pm | Library Events, book discussion
    - "What's the point of having a voice if you're gonna be silent in those moments you shouldn't be?"

    Sixteen-year-old Starr lives in two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she was born and raised and her posh high school in the suburbs. The uneasy balance between them is shattered when Starr is the only witness to the fatal shooting of her unarmed best friend, Khalil, by a police officer. Now what Starr says could destroy her community. It could also get her killed
    Allegany County Library System-Frostburg
    65 East Main Street Frostburg MD 21532
    Connie Wilson 301.687.0790 cwilson@alleganycountylibrary.info
  • - Frostburg State University’s departments of Visual Arts and Sociology will host a lecture, “Science and Technology to Leverage Culture and Cultural Heritage,” by Dr. Yasser Elshayeb, a professor of engineering at Egypt’s Cairo University, on Thursday, Sept. 27, from 7 to 9 p.m. in FSU’s Fine Arts Building room 118. This event is free and open to the public.

    In this seminar, Elshayeb will explain how information and communication technologies can contribute to a better knowledge of various cultures and how ICT can be used to disseminate and exchange information about cultural heritage sites, as well as draw a potential strategy for the contribution of ICT in cultural heritage. He will also discuss the recent applications of these technologies at the Giza Plateau in Egypt, where scientists from Egypt, Japan, France and Canada were able to employ cosmic rays to scan the internal structure of the great Pyramid of Cheops (Khufu) and determine the existence of previously unknown voids within the structure. The work was the subject of a recent publication in “Nature.”

    In addition to his work at Cairo University, Elshayeb is also the national coordinator for the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union. He is active in the field of cultural heritage management and conservation, risk assessment and project management through the participation and management of several international projects in those fields. Since 2006, Elshayeb has been involved in setting up the Euro-Mediterranean policies and dialogues on higher education, research, innovation and culture as a focal point of many Euro-Mediterranean programs in Egypt. For many years, he was the Egyptian national contact point for European research programs and participated in many projects focusing on setting priorities in the Mediterranean region, the Gulf region and Africa.

    This public lecture is co-sponsored by World Artists Experiences.

    For more information, contact Dustin Davis at ddavis@frostburg.edu or Dr. Kara Rogers Thomas at krogersthomas@frostburg.edu.

    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.
    Frostburg State University
    101 Braddock Road Frostburg MD 21532

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