Tri State Events

Now – Help Seniors sustain their independence by providing free services like transportation to medical appointments or the grocery store, running errands, making telephone reassurance calls, or friendly visits, and more. Whether they have two hours a weeks or two hours a month to offer, volunteers have the opportunity to make a direct, positive impact on the lives of others every time they participate. Join RSVP today by contacting Shirley Vanmeter at 304-257-1221 or 1-800-296-1221.

Now – Want to make a difference in the life of a child? The Foster Grandparent Program needs senior volunteers ages 55 and older to help children in schools and child care settings. Your life experience is very valuable to children who need a special person. You can be that special person while earning a non-taxable stipend, mileage reimbursement and other benefits by working as little as 15 hours per week. Foster Grandparents make strong connections with children and receive great satisfaction from making a difference in their lives. We need your help in making sure that every child has the extra help needed. We need You! For more information call: Myra Vance 304-257-1221 or 1-800-296-1221

Now – Let’s Beautify Cumberland! is gearing up for another season of cleaning up, planting and generally maintaining our public spaces. Would you like to be a part of our beautification Cumberland efforts? Adopt a parklet? As a group, family, or individual? As a one-day effort or a seasonal project? All helping hands are welcome and needed. Let us know. If you would like more information about LBC! projects or to volunteer, please send an email to [email protected] with your phone number so someone from LBC! can contact you. The spring season is just at its beginning. Let’s make it another successful one!

Now – Love dogs and cats? The Allegany County Animal Shelter is looking for volunteers to help at the shelter. Applications and information are available at www.alleganyanimalshelter.com. ACAS is the only municipal no-kill shelter in the state of Maryland.

Now – Not a member of the Downtown Cumberland Business Association (DCBA)? Even if you don’t have a business in Downtown Cumberland, you can join as a Friend of DCBA. Membership forms are available at www.visitcumberland.org. Join in and support the efforts of Downtown Cumberland businesses in keeping our Downtown alive and vibrant. For a complete schedule of events, visit www.visitcumberland.org. If you and/or your business have any Downtown Cumberland special events, sales, etc. you would like to include in this weekly email, please send the information to [email protected]

Now – The Downtown Cumberland Farmers’ Market is a place where the community meets each week to enjoy fresh produce, locally grown fruits, vegetables, plants, organic products, fresh seafood, prepared foods, as well as the work of local artists and craftspeople. The market sets up every Thursday from 9:30 am – 2 pm on Baltimore Street in Historic City Center from May to October.

Now – Hounds Around Town – Looking for a day filled with furry friends and fun???Then look no further than the Allegany County Animal Shelter’s “Hounds Around Town” program, which allows individuals to sign a shelter dog out for the day.  Being situated in the beautiful mountains of Western Maryland presents a great opportunity for our shelter dogs to experience the joy of a long walk, hike or run in many of the area’s scenic locations. Looking for something more low-key? No problem, we have many pups that would enjoy an afternoon lounging on a couch, a leisurely stroll through the neighborhood or maybe a trip for ice cream. The most important thing is you are giving an adoptable shelter dog a much-needed break from the kennels and providing enrichment and socialization. For more information on the Hounds Around Town program, contact the shelter at 301-777-5930.

Now – Love dogs and cats? The Allegany County Animal Shelter is looking for volunteers to help at the shelter. Applications and information are available at www.alleganyanimalshelter.com. ACAS is the only municipal no-kill shelter in the state of Maryland.

Now –Are you looking for a place to have a party, gathering, or other function? Frostburg Elks is accepting reservations to use the back room at the lodge. You do not have to be a member to rent it. Call 240-362-8029 for information.

Now – Holiday Cheer Christmas Basket Fundraiser! $40 gets a basket of holiday cheer delivered to WMHS Cancer Treatment to a local cancer patient. We are looking for businesses or individuals to sponsor these baskets. Each sponsor will be represented with gift tags. Donations can also be in memory or honor of someone. Sponsor more than one basket to fill the hearts of all! Baskets will be delivered the week of December 20th by Santa’s elves. We are accepting cash or business checks payable to either Mandy Wharton or Patty Stutzman. Send PayPal payments to either [email protected] or [email protected] For more information, contact Mandy Wharton, [email protected]

Now – Dec 16th This year, the American Red Cross is heading into the holidays with its lowest blood supply in more than a decade at this time of year and asks those who are eligible to give blood to help ensure patients can enjoy all this season has to offer. As a thank-you, all those who come to give Nov. 29-Dec. 16 will be automatically entered for a chance to win a private screening of the epic new film The Matrix Resurrections for the winner and 50 of their guests. Plus, those who come to give Nov. 29-Dec. 16 will also get a $10 Amazon.com Gift Card by email, thanks to Amazon. (Terms apply, additional details can be found at RedCrossBlood.org/matrix.) Those who share the warmth and make a blood donation part of their Thanksgiving plans Nov. 24-28 will receive an exclusive pair of Red Cross holiday socks, while supplies last. Don’t wait. Humanity needs you to help patients enjoy all the holiday season has to offer. Make an appointment to give blood soon as possible by using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).Upcoming blood donation opportunities Nov. 22-Dec. 16:

  • 11/26/2021: 12:30 p.m. – 6 p.m., Cumberland YMCA (Riverside), 601 Kelly Road
  • 12/6/2021: 1:30 p.m. – 7 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 11 Washington Street
  • 12/7/2021: 12:30 p.m. – 6 p.m., Grace Community Church, 1005 Bishop Walsh Road
  • 12/8/2021: 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Allegany College of Maryland, 12401 Willowbrook Road S.E.
Now – Dec 17th Hampshire County Co-Op & Heritage Market Holiday Events:
  • December 4th (10am – 7am) – Hampshire Co-op  Christmas  Open  House  Wine & Food:  All are invited to come and  enjoy a festive atmosphere. Embellished  with food, wine, and art demonstrations,  and  music.  All  event are  subject to cancellation  or charge due to coronavirus  status. Before  attending,  please check with us to confirm. Friends of the Co-op have restored the old Hampshire County Co-op and repurposed this historic building to house a regional Arts Market and Farmer’s Market partially with a generous grant from USDA with all of the labor being completed by volunteers, 56 South Marsham Street, Romney, WV / 304.822.5150 / 304.359.2008

Now – Dec 19th The annual Arts for Giving Gallery Show has returned for 2021! November 26 – December 19.

Now – Dec 23rd The Great Gingerbread Hunt A Bunch of Gingerbread Men are in the Town of Romney, WV .They have a message for you to solve before December 23. Sponsored by The Soft Cloth Shop….4 Message solvers will win $100, $75, $50, $25 Pick up a Cingerbread Hunt Map and solve the message. Once you get the message turn your map in Letters to Santa box at Soft Cloth Shop. Proceeds go to the Food Bank.

Now – Dec 26th The Bedford County Chamber Foundation’s 3rd annual Holiday Nights of Lights is a grassroots drive-thru holiday lights display, showcasing the business community of the Bedford County region with a festival of light. More than 100 businesses, organizations, school groups churches and families are participating – building displays are celebrating the season. 6-9pm on select nights between Nov. 26 and Dec. 26. Suggested donation of $10 per vehicle.

Now – Dec 30th The River House  Holiday Events on Facebook or check our website for event dates & times. All events are subject to change due to Coronavirus status, Before attending, please check with us to confirm. What is The River House? The River House is a participatory, community-based, arts and music venue. Located in a historic building overlooking the Cacapon River, the program includes live performances, art classes, community gatherings and open workspace. In addition to group activities, local artists enjoy a venue for demonstrating and selling their work. Free wi-fi and a nourishing menu of local pastries, home-made dishes and espresso bar add to the welcoming “sit and stay awhile” ambiance. https://www.theriverhousewv.org/ https://www.facebook.com/TheRiverHousewv/ 24 Rickie Davy Lane, Capon Bridge, WV / 304-856-2440. Bedford County Chamber Foundation’s 3rd annual Holiday Nights of Lights is a grassroots drive-thru holiday lights display, showcasing the business community of the Bedford County region with a festival of light. More than 100 businesses, organizations, school groups churches and families are participating – building displays are celebrating the season. 6-9pm on select nights between Nov. 26 and Dec. 26. Suggested donation of $10 per vehicle.

  • November 7th-December 31st -The Quilt Shop Art Exhibit
  • December 3rd – Wreath Making Workshop
  • December 4th – Artisan Market
  • December 5th- Jolabokaflod Book Exchange
  • December 30th – The River House Virtual Finale
Now – Jan 2nd WINTERFEST Romney, West Virginia. All events are subject to cancellation or change due to Coronavirus status
November 26 through December 23 – Gingerbread Man Hunt Sponsored by Gina’s Soft Cloth Shop – Catch me If you can! Can you find the Gingerbfead Man? Join us for a Gingerbread Man Hunt that will be placed around local businesses and residences.
 
Now – Jan 2nd December 1-January 2, 5:30 pm-Midnight, Festival of Trees-That will be a Festival of Trees displayed on the lawn of the Courthouse Annex Building. You will find beautifully decorated trees donated and decorated by local businesses, schools, civic groups, and individuals. Winterfest and the Festival of Trees are open to everyone!
  • December 3rd (5 pm-7 pm) –  Business Open House & Cookie Crawl-Check our FB page for participating business!
  • December 3rd  (5:30 pm) – Tree & Town Lighting Ceremony, featuring a Christmas Program and Music provided by Hampshire High School Harmony, The Honeybees, and The Ukulele Club, and a special appearance from a very important guest.
  • December 4th  (9 am-6 pm) – Christmas Craft Bazaar at The Bottling Works sponsored by Faith-Family-Crafting.
  • December 4th (10 am-7pm) – Hampshire Co-Op Christmas Open House Wine & Food- All are invited to come and enjoy a festive atmosphere embellished with food, wine, art demonstrations & music.
  • December 11th (8 am-11am) – Breakfast with Santa sponsored by Romney Volunteer Fire Department
  • December 11th (8 am) -Make a Gingerbread House at the Romney Volunteer Fire Dept, sponsored by Hampshire County Public Library
  • December 11th (10 am-7pm) – Christkindl Market
  • December 11th (9 am-11 am, 2 pm-5 pm, 6 pm-10 pm) – Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides sponsored by The Peach Festival
  • December 17th (3 pm-7 pm) – Foodie Friday presented by The Hampshire County Co-Op: All are invited to come and enjoy a festive atmosphere embellished with food, wine, art demonstrations https://www.facebook.com/WINTERFEST-presented-by-Town-pf-Romney-and-Hampshire-County-Ço-Op-100770252401246

December 

Dec 4th This year, the Frostburg Parks & Recreation Department will host the 2021 Frostburg Christmas Parade. This is a wonderful event for the Frostburg community, and we would be honored by your participation in this year’s festivities. We would like to extend to you a cordial invitation
to participate in the parade to be held on Saturday, December 4th, 2021, at 10:30 A.M. Complete & return registration forms no later than Wednesday, December 1st. Information can be faxed: 301-689-2480, emailed: [email protected], or mailed: Frostburg Rec Dept, P. O. Box 440 Frostburg, MD. Line-up will begin at 9:45 AM. A detailed line-up map will be sent the day before the parade. We will send the info to your contact person via email regarding your specific line-up location the day prior to the parade. Please make sure you give the following directions to your unit’s driver! A City street map will be sent as well with the access routes highlighted.

Dec 4th It’s the 10th Annual Run Your Bells Off For Autism! This Saturday, December 4th, on Main Street, Frostburg. It is a one-mile fun run. The event begins immediately before the Storybook Holiday Parade. Treats and prizes for all while you watch the parade from the finish line! All proceeds will benefit the Allegany County Special Olympics. Suggested donation is $5.00, but any amount is appreciated. To register or volunteer, contact Dianna Speir at 301-697-0652 or [email protected] 

Dec 4th 2021 Christmas Bazaar! Saturday, December 4th from 9 am – 6 pm at The Bottling Works (426 E. Main St., Romney, WV). Come out for a fun day of shopping while supporting local vendors. Goods include homemade & handmade crafts, jewelry, candles, furniture, paintings, wooden crafts, cutting boards, fresh arrangements, poinsettias, baked goods, and more! Other activities include a Christmas craft workshop (adults/children) and letters to Santa (Compliments of Valley View Daycare).

Dec 5th Paint ‘n’ Sip Hosted by award winning professional artist Patricia Wilt @ 3p. $35 and includes complimentary beverage. Contact Sharon to RSVP 240-362-8029

Dec 9th WVU Financial Aid: Completing the FAFSA and Financial Aid Basics. Thursday, December 9th at 6:00 pm via Zoom, FREE. However, advanced registration is required due to limited space. This event is hosted by the WVU Extension Service. Register at wvu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEr-duGorTorG90P7g5opGhXA8VHuh-6XxeA. 

Dec 10th Christmas Trivia at Frostburg Elks Lodge #470 @ 7:30pm Todd Logsdon is back for Christmas themed trivia. Join us for a fun evening of drinks and complimentary holiday desserts. Members and Guests are welcome.

Dec 10th & 11th Romney American Legion, 10th 5 to 10 pm and 11th 9 to 11am and 2  to 10pm Come enjoy the experience of riding in a one horse open sleigh. Take in the sites of the all Christmas decorations while listening to the magical sound of the bells as Jake and Rusty stroll along. These Romney horse drawn sleigh rides will begin at 5:00 on Friday at the American Legion on Main Street. Tickets will be available at the gazebo along with a limited edition Christmas ornament of your sleigh ride ticket personalized just for you to cherish this memory. The sleigh holds up to 8 and rides are $5 per person with a full sleigh or a private couples/family sleigh for $40. The rides start at the side parking lot at the American Legion Cozy up around the fire pit and toast marshmallows or make S’mores. Warm up with hot cider, chocolate or coffee and how about some tasty cinnamon buns and gingerbread men.

Dec 10th – 26th The Western Maryland Jaycees are hosting Lights on the Lake drive through Holiday light display held at Rocky Gap State Park this season. Follow us on Facebook for all the details for dates and showtimes! We’re currently seeking any sponsorship and donations to participate in this amazing community activity! For just $25 you can be a sponsor and build a display for your business or organization! Display dates include December 10th, 11th, 12th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 23rd, 24th, & 26th. The event will be closed on Christmas Day.  If you would like to get involved please reach out to the Jaycees via our Facebook page or by email at [email protected]

Dec 11th – It’s the Coney Christmas parade! The parade will be held on December 11, lineup begins at George’s Creek Elementary school! The parade will begin promptly at 11 AM with lineup starting at 9 AM. Awards will be giving, as well as many activities to do after the parade!

Dec 11th Please join us for the annual Coney Christmas celebration! Updates will be made to the schedule as activities get confirmed. Saturday December 11th, 2021 throughout Lonaconing Maryland.

  • 8am-10am Goodwill Firemen’s Breakfast at the Armory Pancakes, sausage, home fries and a drink. Older kids & adults $8, kids age 4-11 $5, kids 3 and under free.
  • 8am-3pm Kids Scavenger Hunt- sponsored by the GC Elementary School Hunt lists will be sent home through school folders and will be available at the Armory starting at 8am. Prizes drawn at 3pm.
  • 9am-3pm Lottery Tree – Armory. Take a chance to win a tree full of $100 worth of MD scratch of tickets. To benefit Coney Christmas. Drawing held at 3pm.
  • 9am-3pm Craft Show & Bake Sale – 1st Presbyterian Church. Free Admission. Raffle tickets for the George’s Creek Sorority Angel’s gift card board will be available. Drawing will be held at 3pm.
  • 9am-3pm- kids crafts – parents can either help kiddos do crafts on the spot or take a kit home with them – First Presbyterian Church Lounge.
  • 9am-3pm Oakhill Cemetery Benefit Table- Armory.

Dec 11th The Town of Moorefield is honored to host its annual Christmas Parade! It’ll be on Saturday, December 11th at 5 pm on Main Street Moorefield. The lineup will take place at the Moorefield Town Library and the final destination at Moorfield Town Park. Special post-parade holiday performance by the MSH band & chorus at the Moorefield Town Park stage! For parade entry, call: 304-530-6142.

Dec 18th Toys for Happiness Toy Drive on December 18th, from 11 am to 5 pm! (1) free Chick-Fil-A Chicken sandwich card for individuals making a new toy donation at Chick-Fil-A LaVale. Together we can put smiles on local children’s faces this Christmas!

Dec 18th A Family Christmas from 6pm – 8pm at the  Ridgeley Community Center. Join us for an evening of Yule-Tide fun as we celebrate the season with our neighbors! The  event will include indoor caroling, cookie decorating, pie and ice cream for parents, gifts galore and more! Hosted by Sharing Life Ministries and Hage’s Market

Dec 18th Allegany County Animal Shelter, Saturday, December 18, 11 am – 3 pm. Celebrating Christmas with our shelter animals is a gratifying experience for elves of all ages. The Allegany County Animal Shelter invites you to see all the positive changes we’ve made and are making. Help us this holiday season by donating supplies, toys, blankets and pet food that will help our shelter succeed in our life-saving mission. Light refreshments will be served. Allegany County Animal Shelter was the first municipal shelter in Maryland that does not euthanize for space. This life-saving approach is only possible with the help and support of our community.