North River Ruritan Club Community Picnic

Saturday, June 18th from 1 to 5 p.m.

The North River Ruritan Club is hosting a Community Picnic on Saturday, June 18th from 1 to 5 p.m. at Central Hampshire Park, off Route 50, behind the Augusta Fire Department. There’ll be a bounce house, games, and raffles and door prizes. Food includes pulled pork, BBQ chicken, hot dogs, cole slaw and potato salad. “DJ Jeff” will provide music. All proceeds will benefit the Children’s Home Society of West Virginia.

Garrett Hoppers 4-H Club Show

Pre-register by June 6th; Show is June 11th, beginning at 9 a.m.

The Hopper’s 4-H Club is sponsoring a “Youth and 4-H Rabbit Show” on June 11th, beginning at 9 a.m. The show will be held at the Garrett County Fairgrounds. The club will also be selling food and drinks. Anyone interested in participating, must pre-register for the show by June 6th. To register, or for more information, contact Roberta Cvetnick at rcvetnic@umd.edu, or by calling (301)-334-6980.

Keyser Strawberry Festival

June 4, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The Strawberry Festival is back this year! The Mineral County Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring it, and it will be held at the Mineral County Courthouse Square on Armstrong Street. There will be vendors, food, live entertainment, a Farmer’s Market, a Strawberry Shortcake Pageant, Bounce Houses and more! Join them for some great food and lots to do! For more info, call (304)-788-5732.

Cumberland Farmer’s Markets Underway

Every Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. downtown; Saturdays at Canal Place, also from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The annual Cumberland Farmer’s market is underway in downtown Cumberland, every Thursday, from now through the end of October, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Beginning on June 4th, there will be a Farmer’s Market at Canal Place. This Cumberland tradition features vendors, offering fresh fruit and vegetables, meat, eggs, flowers and plants, herbs, pet food and treats, honey, baked goods, breads, coffee, natural personal products and more.

Benefit for Shawnee Simmons

June 11, 2022 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

There will be a benefit for Shawnee Simmons, who has been diagnosed with Guillain-Barre Syndrome. The event will be held at the West End playground in Keyser on Saturday, June 11th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be raffles, vendors, a bake sale, a bouncy house, a D.J., and food trucks. All proceeds go to Shawnee, for her medical expenses.

Flag Retirement Ceremony

May 28, 2022, beginning at 8 a.m.

The Scouts of Troop 9 will be holding a flag retirement ceremony at the Cresaptown United Methodist Church on May 28th, begi9nning at 8 a.m. The scouts will be retiring flags that have been torn or damaged from wear. The Scouts would like the public to see and participate in the ceremony. The scouts will then lead the placing of flags at several cemeteries in the area. Water and flags will be available to all participants; those who participate will be responsible for travel to and from the church to the cemeteries where they’d like to place the flags. The event is open and free to the public. For more information, contact William O’Boyle at (240)-362-4128.

Memorial Day Weekend Super Cruise

Saturday, May 28, 2022 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

There will be a Super Cruise on Memorial Day weekend on Industrial Boulevard in Cumberland. Cars, trucks, motorcycles at five great locations. There is free registration and cash door prizes. The event is open to the public.

Grantsville VFD Chicken and Rib BBQ

Saturday, June 4, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Grantsville Volunteer Fire Department will be having a chicken and rib BBQ. Half a chicken or ribs with a roll for $8 per meal. Baked beans and cole slaw available for $1 each. The dinner will run from 10 a.m., until they are sold out. The Grantsville VFD is located on Springs Road. This meal is carry-out only.

Burlington Dedicates Apple Harvest Auxiliary Building

Saturday, June 18, 2022 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Burlington United Methodist Family Services will be having a ribbon cutting and dedication of their new Apple Harvest Auxiliary Building. There will be live music, food vendors and crafters on hand. You’ll be able to tour the new facility and view memorabilia from previous Apple Harvest Festivals. (They will not have any apple butter available until the festival in October.) If you are a crafter or food vendor and would like to set up (space is limited) email cpyles@bumfs.org. And, for more information, call (301)-707-7001.

Oldtown Summerfest

Saturday, June 25, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m .

Celebrating Allegany County’s Oldest Community, Oldtown Summerfest combines the history of Thomas Cresap, who founded Oldtown in 1741, with many fun events for the entire family! the festival is free to the public. This year marks the 22nd year for Summerfest. The annual event is run entirely by volunteers and draws visitors to this historic town. the festival features a parade, car show, local vendors, musical performers, and activities for all ages. It’ll be held rain or shine from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 25th!

Ali Ghan Shrine’s “For the Kids Summer Community Festival”

Saturday, June 11, 2022 from 12 noon to 6 p.m.

First Lady Sonya’s “For the Kids Summer Community Festival” will be held on Saturday, June 11, 2022, starting at noon. The festival will be held at the Ali Ghan Shrine Picnic Grounds. There will be Superheroes, food, arts and crafts, entertainment, games and more…something for everyone, with a very special grand prize for 2 very lucky kids! All proceeds from the event will be going to Shriner’s Hospitals for Children. The hospital provides specialty care to children, up to age 18, with orthopedic conditions, spinal cord injuries, or burns, regardless of the family’s ability to pay. If you know of a child in need, please call (301)-722-5970. And, for more information on the event itself, call (301)-268-1504.

Western Maryland Food Truck Festival

June 11, 2022 from 12 noon to 8 p.m.

The Western Maryland Food Truck Festival takes place on Saturday, June 11, 2022 from noon to 8 p.m. at the PVAA Complex in Cresaptown. There will be at least ten food vendors from the area, featuring tacos, pizza, soul food, seafood, and more. Also local craft beer vendors will be on site and the county’s first winery, Charis Winery. Live music from the Beaner McKinley project, Scott Alexander and Jaded. There will be a Cornhole tournament at 1 p.m.. The festival is being held to benefit the Cresaptown Pee Wee Football Team and Cheer organization and the Allegany County Animal Shelter. The shelter will have adoptable pets on site for a few hours and you can even take them for a walk on the trail there.

Grace United Methodist Strawberry Festival

May 30, 2022, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Grace United Methdist Church of Hyndman is holding its annual Strawberry Festival this year. The event will be held at the church on Monday, May 30th (Memorial Day) from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. They are located at 222 Schellsburg Street in Hyndman. Come enjoy socializing with others and some great food as well! Visit their Facebook page (Hyndman Grace United Methodist Church) for more information, or call (301)-268-1887.

Welton Park Car Show

Sunday, June 5, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The annual Welton Park Car Show takes place on Sunday, June 5th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The park is located on Route 220, between Moorefield and Petersburg. Registration is $10 for the first car, $5 for each additional car. If you love it and it has a motor, bring it! Cars, trucks, bikes, and tractors welcome! Food available from the Hot Dog Boys and Twin Timbers Coffee and Ice Cream. Dash plaques, awards and door prizes, too! For more information,c all (304)-538-6320.t

McKinley Chapter #12, O.E.S. Pampered Chef Bingo

Sunday, June 5, 2022, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m .

McKinley Chapter #12, Order of the Eastern Star will have a Pampered Chef Bingo event on Sunday, June 5th from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Cumberland Masonic Building Dining Room at 15 Greene Street in Cumberland. Doors open at noon; Bingo begins at 1 p.m. Advance tickets are $20; at the door, they will be $25 for 16 games, “quickies” and a door prize ticket. There will also be a 50/50 opportunity, a Chinese auction, refreshments for sale and vendors. For advance tickets, call Trish at (301)-697-5247, or email her at latricia14969@gmail.com. You can also contact Judy at (301)-729-8220, or email her at jmhall@atlanticbb.net.

Murley’s Branch UMC Strawberry Festival

Saturday, June 11, 2022 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The Murley’s Branch United Methodist Church on Williams Road in Flintstone will hold a Strawberry Festival from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. there will be strawberries, ice cream, cake, sandwiches and more. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call (301)-478-5632.

First Way Pregnancy Support Spring Banquet

Tuesday, June 14th at 6 p.m.

First Way Pregnancy Support Center will hold its Spring Banquet on Tuesday, June 14th at 6 p.m. The dinner will be held at the Cumberland Country Club, and the theme is, “Teen Moms-The Rest of the Story.” Guest Speakers will be Morgan Witmer, Jamie Echefu, and Alejandra Machado. Reservations are $25 each, and can be made through Ann Getty at (301)-707-3248 or Paulette Porter at (301)-697-2708. The website for the organization is “www.cumberlandpcfriends.org.”

Bedford Road VFD Chicken BBQ

Friday, May 27, 2022 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Bedford Road Volunteer Fire Department will have a chicken BBQ on Friday, May 27, 2022. The meal consists of a half-chicken, baked beans and a roll for $10.00 or a half-chicken and roll for $8.00. French Fries will be available for an additional charge. The event will run from 11 a.m. until sold out. To place an order, call Ruth at (301)-722-1966.

Goodwill Ladies’ Auxiliary Blood Drive

Tuesday, June 14th from 2 to 7 p.m.

The Goodwill Ladies’ Auxiliary will hold a Blood Drive on Tuesday, June 14th from 2 until 7 p.m. The blood drive will be at the Goodwill Armory at 2 Advocate Court in Lonaconing. For more information, call (301)-707-8198.

Ellerslie United Methodist VBS

June 13th through June 17th, from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

The Ellerslie United Methodist Church will hold Vacation Bible School the week of June 13th through the 17th from 6 to 8:30 p.m. each night. It’s for ages 3 and up. The Church is located on Temple Street in Ellerslie.

Living Stone Church Yard Sale

Friday and Saturday, May 27th and 28th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Living Stone Church of the Brethren will have a Yard Sale on Friday, May 27th and Saturday, May 28th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day. The church is located on North Cedar Street in Cumberland. The sale will be held inside the church, in the basement. For more information, call (301)-697-0074.

Meyersdale Drama/Musical Booster

5/28/22 Saturday 8am-2pm

Yard and Bake Sale!!! Take what you want and pay what you can! All donations will be used for upcoming musicals. Many household items including furniture, clothing, plants and musical themed baked goods will be available! The sale will be held at 180 Maple Valley Road, Meyersdale, PA 15552 from 8:00am till 2:00pm on Saturday 5/28/22 with a rain date of Sunday 5/29/22.