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Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

  • - The Mineral County Commission has regular meetings which are advertised and open to the public. Generally, the Commission meets in regular session on the second Tuesday, during the day and on the fourth Tuesday, during the evening. Persons wishing to meet with the Commission should contact the County Clerk's Office to schedule an appointment.
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    Papa John's Cumberland
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  • | Promotional, Toursim. Destination Guide, 2018 Allegany County Destination Guide
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Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

  • - Day 1 of Orientation takes place at 1 pm at the Allegany County American Job Center, located at 138 Baltimore Street in Cumberland.
    On this day we give info, answer questions, discuss how the program works, expectations, strategies for success and have the students fill out enrollment paperwork. They will then make an appointment to come to our office on Day 2 to test in Math and Reading. Our office is located at 112 Baltimore Street (Gateway Center) on the third floor. So in order to attend Day 2, students have to attend Day 1.
     
           
  • | 6:00pm - 9:00pm | Local Events
    - Come out, relax, have fun, drink wine, learn to paint a canvas or paint some pre-printed holiday cards with friends! Everything needed for painting is supplied by artist, V. Lynn Moore. $35 per person. To register call V. Lynn at 304-897-7827 or call the Hampshire County Co-op at 304-359-2008.
    Hampshire County Co-op and Heritage Marketplace
    56 S. Marsham Street Romney WV 26757
    Hampshire County County Co-op and Heritage Market Place 304.359.2008 hampshirewvcooperative@gmail.com
  • - GILCHRIST ‘ART FOR GIVING’ EXHIBITION
    The Cumberland Cultural Foundation will present their annual ‘Art for Giving’ exhibit at the C. William Gilchrist Museum of the Arts, 104 Washington St. from November 24 through December 17. The event is free and open to the public. The Board of Directors will host an opening reception on November 24 from 4-6 PM preceding the Christmas tree lighting on the downtown mall. Light refreshments including cookies and punch will be served. Many of the participating artists will be in attendance.
    ‘Art for Giving’ will be the final event of the Gilchrist 2017 schedule. Its goal is to encourage members of the community to share the gift of art as a way of expressing their sentiments during the festive holiday season. More than 30 regional artists will be represented in various 2D and 3D mediums, from newcomers to well-known professionals. Their works span a wide range of prices from very affordable to extra special. ‘Art for Giving’ offers unique, one-of-a-kind gifts for everyone on your holiday list.
    Every piece will be available for immediate purchase. There is no need to wait until the conclusion of the exhibit to take your new treasure home.
    Christina Collins-Smith, President of the Cumberland Cultural Foundation, describes the event as “an eclectic and joyful exhibit that celebrates the spirit of the season. It is a wonderful opportunity for visitors to the Gilchrist to choose original pieces of art as thoughtful gifts for themselves and others.”
    The Gilchrist Gallery is open from 1 to 4 PM each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from November 24 through December 17.
    For more information visit our social media page at facebook.com/gilchristgallery, call 301-724-5800, or
    email the gallery at gilchristgalleryandmuseum@gmail.com.
     
           
  • - The Christmas Mouse Hunt is back! 12 festive mice have be hidden for kids to hunt and find while they explore the museum. Find them all and receive a small prize. Museum hours are Wednesday - Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. For questions or for more information please contact the Gordon Roberts House at (301) 777-8678.
    Gordon-Roberts House
    218 Washington Street Cumberland MD 21502
  • | 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.
     
           

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

  • - Romney Assembly of God
    87 Mitchell Street
    Romney, WV 26757
    Romney Assembly of God
    87 Mitchell Street Romney WV 26757
  • | 10:00am - 11:30am | Schools and Education, Allegany Center for Lifelong Learning
    - Speaker: Anne DeVaughn

    A recent visit to Germany and the sites of the Reformation will be described with a special focus on the life and actions of Martin Luther.

    Classes will be held in the Continuing Education Bldg., Allegany College of Maryland.

    Please see the ALLCOLL Calendar for these and other ALLCOLL events. The calendar can be viewed by clicking on it in the left margin of the Web Page: ALLCOLL.ORG.

    Attending these events requires attendees to become a member of Allegany Center of Life Long Learning. This means registering with Allegany College of Maryland Continuing Education Lifelong Learning classes. The cost to register for all Allegany Center of Lifelong Learning events for a full year is $30.

    Call 301-784-5341 to become a member of Lifelong Learning, pay $30 and you can then attend all Lifelong Learning events thru June 30, 2018.
    Allegany College of Maryland
    12401 Willowbrook Road Cumberland MD 21502
  • | 4:00pm - 6:00pm | Local Events
    - Local Glass Artist, Elizabeth Braun, will be demonstrating some glass techniques and will have a small kiln on site for kiln-peeking to see hot glass at the Hampshire County Co-op. See her work on Facebook at Elizabeth's Glassworks LLC.
     
           
    Hampshire County County Co-op and Heritage Market Place 304.359.2008 hampshirewvcooperative@gmail.com
  • | 5:00pm - 8:00pm | Charity, Fundraiser
    - Christmas for the Kids – Family Night at Roy Rogers, 12/14/17, 5 to 8PM. Santa & Mrs. Claus; Olaf; Mickey Mouse; Minnie Mouse, giveaways and more …. featuring The Worlds Largest Christmas Stocking drawing, and a Bake Sale, Just mention you’re there for Toys For Happiness!!
    Roy Rogers
    624 Queen City Drive Cumberland MD 21502
  • | 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

Friday, December 15th, 2017

  • | 11:00am - 7:00pm | Local Events
    - Local artisan, Bonnie Robison, will be demonstrating knitting her 10" Christmas Elves during regular business hours at the Hampshire County Co-op.
    Hampshire County Co-op and Heritage Marketplace
    56 S. Marsham Street Romney WV 26757
    Hampshire County County Co-op and Heritage Market Place 304.359.2008 hampshirewvcooperative@gmail.com
  • | 6:00pm - 9:00pm | Local Events
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    Take a magical journey aboard the Christmas City Express! It’s a generational storybook experience departing from Cumberland, with a little holiday magic for everyone involved.

    During this three hour journey, you will experience the Christmas City Express, a magical story of a little girl’s journey aboard our own Western Maryland Scenic Railroad on Christmas Eve. Hear the story, meet the elves, sing carols, take part in the elf naming ceremony, play reindeer games, and of course, meet Santa and Mrs. Claus- and much, much, more.

    Please join us for an unforgettable evening on a round trip journey from Cumberland to our own magical Christmas Station located in Wonderland (Frostburg). Here you will disembark the train for hot chocolate and cookies and, of course, photos with Santa. (Make sure to bring your wish list and your camera). After an hour of holiday cheer and merriment, you will board the train for more holiday activities as you travel back to Cumberland aboard the Christmas City Express.

    Cookies and hot chocolate will be served during the one hour layover in Wonderland (Frostburg). Dining guests will enjoy a traditional turkey dinner with Santa and his elves aboard one of our vintage dining cars! A Snack Bar is available to all passengers.
    Boarding begins at 5:30PM for a 6PMdeparture . This excursion, includes a 1 hour layover in Frostburg and will return to Cumberland at 9PM.To purchase tickets, call
    1-800-TRAIN50 x112 (301-759-4400 x112) or click here.
    Western Maryland Scenic Railroad
    13 Canal Street Cumberland MD 21502
  • | 6:00pm - 10:00pm | Local Events
    - "Lights By The Lake" features over 150,000 lights synchronized to music in an animated show lasting more than 30 minutes. You're invited to park and watch the show surround you then join us inside for refreshments and special events. The cost is just $7 per passenger vehicle, $10 per van, or $25 per bus.
    Rocky Gap State Park
    12900 Lakeshore Drive Flintstone MD 21530
  • - McHenry, MD – Garrett College is accepting applications for the next series of courses geared toward training individuals to obtain a commercial driver's license. Training for both Class A (in 30 days) and Class B (in six days) will be provided. Please note: seating is limited. Training for Class A, weekday will begin on December 11 and the weekend is slated to start on January 6. Class B training will be arranged to fit the individuals schedule.

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

    To assist students in obtaining their learner’s permit, a prep course will be held on a monthly basis (December 16 - 17). This two-day course will prepare students for the Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA), Class A or B Commercial Driver permit exam. The course includes instruction on the following topics: general knowledge, air brakes, combination vehicles, study and test taking skills. This course is taught through a combination of lecture, discussion and hands on activities.

    Training is being held at the Garrett College Mountaintop Truck Driving Institute located in the old county garage located at Hilltop, three miles east of Grantsville, near the intersection of U. S. Routes 40 and 219, just north of interstate 68. For more information or to register for this course, please contact Terry Beachy at 301-895-4700 or terry.beachy@garrettcollege.edu.

    Garrett College Mountaintop Truck Driving Institute
    12601 National Pike Grantsville MD 21536
  • | 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.
     
           

Saturday, December 16th, 2017

  • | 8:00am - 11:00am | Local Events
    - All You Can Eat Breakfast with Santa. Pictures with Santa available and Treat bags for the kids.
    Wiley Ford Church of the Brethren.
    Wiley Ford Church of the Brethren
    Rt 28 Wiley Ford WV 26767
  • | 9:00am - | Charity, Fundraiser
    - QC Striders and Frankfort High School’s cross country teams will sponsor their 13th annual Jingle 5K run and kids mile on Saturday Dec. 16th beginning at 9am at Fort Ashby Primary School.
    Registration is from 7:45 to 8:45am. The race will start at Fort Ashby Primary School and go on Dan’s Run Road. A Kid’s mile will immediately follow the 5K.
    The race day entry fee is $20. T-shirts are available to all pre-registered participants and while supplies last. Awards are given to top three runners in each age group and ribbons given to all children 10 and under.
    For more information and registration form, you can go to qcstriders.com or pick up a registration form at Frankfort High School. For questions you may also contact Coach Phillips at jcphillips@k12.wv.us or Frankfort High School.
     
           
  • | 11:00am - 3:00pm | Charity, Fundraiser, animals, rescue, dogs, cats, fundraiser, benefit, christmas, donations
    - We are celebrating animals with our first holiday celebration. Cash bar, live music. Brunch Buffet, vendors, raffles and a donation table. Proceeds will benefit our animals.

    Tickets are $35.00. Limited seating is available.

    On the buffet:
    Salad
    Fruit
    Scrambled Egg
    Sausage
    Lasagna
    Cheddar Mashed Potatoes
    Green Beans
    Pot Roast
    Roll
    Desert

    Tickets can be purchased through pay pal and will be mailed to you, emailed, we can deliver or you can pick up at door. Pay pal email is heartoftheearthrescue@mail.com. if you prefer mail and want to send a check, they can be mailed to 13311 S cresap st, Cumberland md
    Al Ghan Shrine Club
    13100 Ali Ghan Rd NE Cumberland MD 21502
    kerry Shoemaker-Davis 240.240.9172 kerrylynnshoemaker@gmail.com
  • | 12:00pm - 5:00pm | Charity, Fundraiser
    Keyser Fire Department Station 2
    1 Center Street Keyser WV 26726
  • - Pictures with Santa, December 16,2017, 12-2 with children and 2-4 with pets @the Keyser Wilson/Bane Building across from Burger King – Keyser. You will receive a free 4x6 picture with Santa. Donations for the Mineral County Human Society will be accepted
     
           
  • | 6:00pm - 9:00pm | Local Events
    -

    Take a magical journey aboard the Christmas City Express! It’s a generational storybook experience departing from Cumberland, with a little holiday magic for everyone involved.

    During this three hour journey, you will experience the Christmas City Express, a magical story of a little girl’s journey aboard our own Western Maryland Scenic Railroad on Christmas Eve. Hear the story, meet the elves, sing carols, take part in the elf naming ceremony, play reindeer games, and of course, meet Santa and Mrs. Claus- and much, much, more.

    Please join us for an unforgettable evening on a round trip journey from Cumberland to our own magical Christmas Station located in Wonderland (Frostburg). Here you will disembark the train for hot chocolate and cookies and, of course, photos with Santa. (Make sure to bring your wish list and your camera). After an hour of holiday cheer and merriment, you will board the train for more holiday activities as you travel back to Cumberland aboard the Christmas City Express.

    Cookies and hot chocolate will be served during the one hour layover in Wonderland (Frostburg). Dining guests will enjoy a traditional turkey dinner with Santa and his elves aboard one of our vintage dining cars! A Snack Bar is available to all passengers.
    Boarding begins at 5:30PM for a 6PMdeparture . This excursion, includes a 1 hour layover in Frostburg and will return to Cumberland at 9PM.To purchase tickets, call
    1-800-TRAIN50 x112 (301-759-4400 x112) or click here.
    Western Maryland Scenic Railroad
    13 Canal Street Cumberland MD 21502
  • | 6:00pm - 10:00pm | Local Events
    - "Lights By The Lake" features over 150,000 lights synchronized to music in an animated show lasting more than 30 minutes. You're invited to park and watch the show surround you then join us inside for refreshments and special events. The cost is just $7 per passenger vehicle, $10 per van, or $25 per bus.
    Rocky Gap State Park
    12900 Lakeshore Drive Flintstone MD 21530
  • | 7:30pm - 9:15pm | Arts and Entertainment, movies, home alone, palace theatre, beer, wine, popcorn, home alone, christmas
    - Holiday Weekend Film Series
    Home Alone (1990)
    $5 admission

    Doors and concessions open at 7pm • Film at 7:30p

    DIRECTOR:Chris Columbus
    RUN TIME: 1 hr 43min
    STARRING: Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern

    An eight-year-old trouble-maker must protect his home from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation.

    Sponsored by Mary Ann and Eric Livengood • Livengood Devore and Co. Insurance
    Frostburg Palace Theatre
    31 East Main Street Frostburg MD 21532
    Shane 301.687.0921 info@frostburgpalace.org
  • - Holidays in the Highlands at Seven Springs has become a winter tradition for one and all. Enter through the tree lined resort entrance where more than one million lights brighten the night. Descend to the Main Lodge to hop aboard the Santa Express Holiday Train to take a ride through the Holiday village. Be sure to stop at the town square, where Santa Claus will be waiting to take photos with the whole family! Kids can stop at the craft zone and make their own holiday creations while grownups can find the perfect gifts for everyone on their list from more than thirty local crafters, all while carolers fill the room with holiday cheer. Once you’ve experienced the lights and explored the Holiday Village, check out our special holiday concerts filled with cheer for everyone. There is a different concert each weekend so you can choose your favorite! 
    Seven Springs Mountain Resort
    777 Waterwheel Dr Seven Springs PA 15622
  • | NATL - Historical
    - On this date in 1773, the Sons of Liberty, some disguised as Native Americans, boarded three British vessels at Griffin's Wharf, Boston Harbor. Contents of 342 chests of tea were dumped into the harbor as a protest against the Tea Act of 1773 by the American Colonists.
     
           

Sunday, December 17th, 2017

  • | 10:45am - | Local Events
    Romney Assembly of God
    87 Mitchell Street Romney WV 26757
    Church Office 304.822.4263
  • - Mountainside Baroque's 7th season will continue on Sunday, December 17, at 5pm, with its annual "Festival of Lessons and Carols." As before, the event will take place at Emmanuel Episcopal Parish on Washington Street in Cumberland, Maryland. For the fifth consecutive year, The Scholars of St. Cecilia, Mountainside Baroque's resident chamber choir, will "ring in" the Christmas season with their annual "Festival of Lessons and Carols" featuring seasonal music, traditional carols and readings by local clergy and officials. Though the Festival of Lessons and Carols derives from Anglican roots, it has become a highly anticipated seasonal celebration in our wider religious community. In recognition of these common values, and the diversity of churches and institutions in the Tri-State area, Sunday's ecumenical event will include clergy as well as educational and civic representatives. This year's readers will include, among others: FSU President Dr. Ronald Nowaczyk, West Virginia Lutheran Bishop Matthew Riegel, Father James Watson, Circuit Court Clerk Dawne Lindsey, Ryan Viands, Rev. Caroline Kelly, Rev. Dr. Marsha Spain Bell, and Rev. Martha MacGill.The event is free and open to the public, though a free-will offering will be received. For the most up to date information, visit the click for details (or call 301-338-2940). Mountainside Baroque, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, is funded in part by the Maryland State Arts Council, the Allegany Arts Council, The Naylor Family Trust Fund of The Community Trust Foundation, the City of Cumberland, and many individual and corporate sponsors.
    Emmanuel Episcopal Parish
    16 Washington Street Cumberland MD 21502
  • | 6:00pm - 10:00pm | Local Events
    - "Lights By The Lake" features over 150,000 lights synchronized to music in an animated show lasting more than 30 minutes. You're invited to park and watch the show surround you then join us inside for refreshments and special events. The cost is just $7 per passenger vehicle, $10 per van, or $25 per bus.
    Rocky Gap State Park
    12900 Lakeshore Drive Flintstone MD 21530
  • | 6:30pm - | Local Events
    Romney Assembly of God
    87 Mitchell Street Romney WV 26757
    Church Office 304.822.4263
  • - The Festival of Lights display is open daily from 6-10 PM, thru January 1st, at Central Hampshire Park. Use your car’s radio to listen while driving thru and then watch the musical display flash to the beat of some of your favorite Christmas tunes, New music has been added to this year’s playlist. And a new Santa display that features old Saint Nick and his reindeer flying across the park.
    This is a free event and no matter the weather, you can enjoy the lights from the warmth and comfort of your own vehicle. FREE EVENT. The park is located East of Romney on Route 50 behind the Augusta Volunteer Fire Department.
     
           
  • - 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.
     
           

Monday, December 18th, 2017

  • | 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
  • | 7:00pm - 9:00pm | Schools and Education, English
    - A new year of free English as a Second Language (ESL) classes begins on September 11. Classes meet every Monday night at 7 PM. Classes are free; the textbook costs $20. Classes for beginning, intermediate, and advanced learners, all are welcome to learn English in a friendly program. Located at Faith Presbyterian Church, 103 Mustaphal Road in LaVale. New students can begin any Monday night starting September 11.
    Faith Presbyterian Church
    103 Mustaphal Dr LaVale MD 21502
    Faith Presbyterian Church 301.729.0100 fpc@atlanticbbn.net
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters New Moon phase at 1:30 AM, EST.
     
           

Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

  • - Frostburg State University will celebrate student achievements of its fall 2017 graduating class with the 151st Commencement ceremony on Tuesday, Dec. 19. The ceremony for the colleges of Business, Education, Liberal Arts and Sciences will take place in the Harold J. Cordts Physical Education Center’s Main Arena at 2 p.m.
    FSU President Ronald Nowaczyk will address the graduating class and confer degrees. This year’s commencement speakers are Christina Grove, from the College of Business; Rashaan Rhoden, from the College of Education; and Selena Burke, from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
    Grove, of Hagerstown, Md., will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a minor in small business and entrepreneurship. She is a student of FSU’s program at the University System of Maryland at Hagerstown. While balancing a full-time position at BB&T Bank and raising two young children, Grove combined her studies with membership in USMH’s Business Club and the business honor society Beta Gamma Sigma. Her professors said they admire her eagerness to learn and engage during lectures and team activities. Grove’s business plan for Neema Maternity, a consignment boutique, impressed the business professionals attending the USMH business plan pitching presentation. She is also an active supporter of humanitarian programs in her community, including volunteering for Girls Inc. of Washington County and Soroptimist International of Hagerstown, as well as preparing and distributing Perseverance Packages to homeless women in the region.
    Rhoden, of Cambridge, Md., will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in recreation and parks management, having achieved the Dean’s List multiple times His professors applaud his empathy and ability to inspire others. As president of FSU’s Recreation Society, Rhoden drove his student organization to become more active. He helped organize the city of Frostburg’s Block Party and its Halloween Party, and he served as program manager for FSU’s annual “Be Like Bob!” fundraiser. On Alternative Spring Break, Rhoden worked with New Jersey schoolchildren at Newark’s Boys and Girls Club. Rhoden interned with the Baltimore County Department of Recreation and Parks and the FSU Office of Student Activities and Greek Life. He is a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity – where he was former philanthropy chair – the Maryland Recreation and Parks Association and the Lion’s Club International. He was also marketing and events coordinator for Late @ Lane and served as an academic skills mentor to first- and second-year students.
    Burke, of Severn, Md., will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in the dual majors of English and ethnobotany. Beyond her classwork, Burke undertook an advanced undergraduate research project using a technique called “genome walking” to locate mutated genes that prevent plants from producing anthocyanins, molecules that offer sun protection and serve as antioxidants. Burke has served as a research assistant for several other research projects, undertaken multiple ethnobotanical field experiences and is a member of the Botanical Society of America. She was selected for a prestigious undergraduate research experience this summer at the University of California, Riverside, where she screened barley varieties for genetic differences. Burke has regularly appeared on the Dean’s List at FSU, and she plans to pursue a doctorate, examining the flow of genetic materials between agricultural crops and their wild relatives.
    Provost Dr. Elizabeth Throop; Dr. Sudhir Singh, interim dean of the College of Business; Dr. Boyce Williams, interim dean of the College of Education; and Dr. Joseph Hoffman, dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, will present candidates for degrees.
    Tickets are required to attend. For more information about commencement, visit click for details/events/commencement." target="_blank">click for details
    The ceremony will also be streamed live online. For the livestream link, visit click for details on the day of commencement. An overflow viewing area showing the lives-streamed broadcast will be available in the Lane University Center Loft near Starbucks. No tickets are required at this location.
    FSU has a special geofilter for commencement. Open Snapchat to find the geofilter, and send commencement Snaps to socialmedia@frostburg.edu or @FrostburgState. Share your best Commencement photos of your favorite moments on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter by tagging them with the hashtag #FrostburgGRAD.
    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
  • | Promotional, Toursim. Destination Guide, 2018 Allegany County Destination Guide
    - Looking for another great way to promote your business? Introducing the NEW 2018 Allegany County Destination Guide! Nelson Marketing, publisher of the Town Planner Calendar and Allegany County Chamber Directory was awarded the contract to publish and promote the new 2018 Allegany County Destination Guide. The guide is a great way to reach the over 315,000 visitors to Allegany County each year as well as the residents! The full color annual magazine is full of information about Allegany County and the surrounding area, with beautiful local photography, dining and shopping guides, and wonderful content designed to showcase the benefits of Allegany County and Mountain Maryland. And in addition to the 60,000 copies that will be printed and distributed locally and throughout Maryland and beyond, a companion mobile friendly digital version will also be available. For information about participation and To SAVE 10%, visit click for details
     
           
    Steve Nelson 301.729.2940 nelson@townplanner.com

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

  • | 6:00pm - | Local Events
    - Meet at the Church Gym. Bring your favorite finger food and beverage to share for fellowship after caroling.
    Romney Assembly of God
    87 Mitchell Street Romney WV 26757
    Church Office 304.822.4263
  • - Local artist, Barbie Hillenbrand, will be demonstrating her creative talents during regular business hours at the Hampshire County Co-op.
    Hampshire County Co-op and Heritage Marketplace
    56 S. Marsham Street Romney WV 26757
    Hampshire County County Co-op and Heritage Market Place 304.359.2008 hampshirewvcooperative@gmail.com
  • - The Christmas Mouse Hunt is back! 12 festive mice have be hidden for kids to hunt and find while they explore the museum. Find them all and receive a small prize. Museum hours are Wednesday - Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. For questions or for more information please contact the Gordon Roberts House at (301) 777-8678.
    Gordon-Roberts House
    218 Washington Street Cumberland MD 21502

Thursday, December 21st, 2017

  • - Romney Assembly of God
    87 Mitchell Street
    Romney, WV 26757
    Romney Assembly of God
    87 Mitchell Street Romney WV 26757
  • | 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
  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - Dec 21 - Mar 20. In the Northern Hemisphere winter begins today with the winter solstice, at 11:28 AM, EST.
     
           
  • - 1970. After writing President Richard M. Nixon offering to be a "Federal Agent-at-Large" to fight drug abuse and the drug culture, Elvis Presley met with Nixon at the White House on this date. Presley was not made a federal agent, but the two men had a cordial meeting. The photograph of them shaking hands is the most requested reproduction from the National Archives.
     
           

Friday, December 22nd, 2017

  • | 6:00pm - 9:00pm | Local Events
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    Take a magical journey aboard the Christmas City Express! It’s a generational storybook experience departing from Cumberland, with a little holiday magic for everyone involved.

    During this three hour journey, you will experience the Christmas City Express, a magical story of a little girl’s journey aboard our own Western Maryland Scenic Railroad on Christmas Eve. Hear the story, meet the elves, sing carols, take part in the elf naming ceremony, play reindeer games, and of course, meet Santa and Mrs. Claus- and much, much, more.

    Please join us for an unforgettable evening on a round trip journey from Cumberland to our own magical Christmas Station located in Wonderland (Frostburg). Here you will disembark the train for hot chocolate and cookies and, of course, photos with Santa. (Make sure to bring your wish list and your camera). After an hour of holiday cheer and merriment, you will board the train for more holiday activities as you travel back to Cumberland aboard the Christmas City Express.

    Cookies and hot chocolate will be served during the one hour layover in Wonderland (Frostburg). Dining guests will enjoy a traditional turkey dinner with Santa and his elves aboard one of our vintage dining cars! A Snack Bar is available to all passengers.
    Boarding begins at 5:30PM for a 6PMdeparture . This excursion, includes a 1 hour layover in Frostburg and will return to Cumberland at 9PM.To purchase tickets, call
    1-800-TRAIN50 x112 (301-759-4400 x112) or click here.
    Western Maryland Scenic Railroad
    13 Canal Street Cumberland MD 21502
  • | 6:00pm - 10:00pm | Local Events
    - "Lights By The Lake" features over 150,000 lights synchronized to music in an animated show lasting more than 30 minutes. You're invited to park and watch the show surround you then join us inside for refreshments and special events. The cost is just $7 per passenger vehicle, $10 per van, or $25 per bus.
    Rocky Gap State Park
    12900 Lakeshore Drive Flintstone MD 21530
  • - McHenry, MD – Garrett College is accepting applications for the next series of courses geared toward training individuals to obtain a commercial driver's license. Training for both Class A (in 30 days) and Class B (in six days) will be provided. Please note: seating is limited. Training for Class A, weekday will begin on December 11 and the weekend is slated to start on January 6. Class B training will be arranged to fit the individuals schedule.

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

    To assist students in obtaining their learner’s permit, a prep course will be held on a monthly basis (December 16 - 17). This two-day course will prepare students for the Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA), Class A or B Commercial Driver permit exam. The course includes instruction on the following topics: general knowledge, air brakes, combination vehicles, study and test taking skills. This course is taught through a combination of lecture, discussion and hands on activities.

    Training is being held at the Garrett College Mountaintop Truck Driving Institute located in the old county garage located at Hilltop, three miles east of Grantsville, near the intersection of U. S. Routes 40 and 219, just north of interstate 68. For more information or to register for this course, please contact Terry Beachy at 301-895-4700 or terry.beachy@garrettcollege.edu.

    Garrett College Mountaintop Truck Driving Institute
    12601 National Pike Grantsville MD 21536

Saturday, December 23rd, 2017

  • | 6:00pm - 10:00pm | Local Events
    - "Lights By The Lake" features over 150,000 lights synchronized to music in an animated show lasting more than 30 minutes. You're invited to park and watch the show surround you then join us inside for refreshments and special events. The cost is just $7 per passenger vehicle, $10 per van, or $25 per bus.
    Rocky Gap State Park
    12900 Lakeshore Drive Flintstone MD 21530

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