ALLEGANY COUNTY LIBRARY

Each branch (Washington Street, South Cumberland, LaVale, Frostburg, Georges’ Creek, and Westernport) holds many events throughout the year, for all ages. Visit alleganycountylibrary.info for a full list.

Deep Creek State Park and Discovery Center

January-Friday, Saturday and Sundays 10am – 4pm

Each weekend at The Discovery Center you’ll learn about the variety of creatures in our world including bats, owls, marsupials, and reptiles. AND enjoy the weekend hikes … weather permitting. Check out the monthly calendar and stay up to date with their Facebook page: “Discovery Center & Deep Creek Lake State Park Volunteers”.

Spaghetti Dinner- Frostburg Legion

March 7th, 4-7PM

The Frostburg American Legion is having an “All you can eat” spaghetti dinner on Thursday, March 7 from 4 to 7pm.  The menu includes spaghetti, tossed salad and bred.  Dessert will be available as well.  The Post is located at 27 West Main Street and for more information, please call 301-689-5110 or visit the Frostburg American Legion Facebook page.

Garrett County Health Fair and Fun Festival Set for April 6th

Saturday, April 6, 2024 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The Garrett County Steps to Better Health Committee has announced that the Garrett County Health Fair and Family Fun Festival will be held on Saturday, April 6th from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the CARC (Community Aquatic and Recreation Complex) at Garrett College in McHenry. The festival is a free community event, designed to increase health awareness and to promote health-oriented resources for all ages, which are available throughout the local community.

Lenten Fish Dinners at St. Peter’s in Oakland

February 16, 2024 through March 23, 2024

St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church in Oakland MD is hosting Lenten Fish Dinners every Friday in Lent from February 16th through March 23rd. The dinners are held upstairs in the parish hall at 208 South Fourth Street, Oakland. Dinners are served from 4:30 to 6:30 with takeouts beginning at 4:00. The price is $10 for adults and $5 for children. The meal includes a fried fish sandwich, French fries, two sides (pick from stewed tomatoes, coleslaw, applesauce), a drink, and dessert. You won’t go away hungry. THERE WILL BE NO DINNER ON GOOD FRIDAY.

Shamrock Shuffle in Frostburg

Saturday, March 9, 2024, from 1 p.m. to Midnight

The Irish Spirit is coming to the streets of Frostburg for the 10th annual Shamrock Shuffle, beginning at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 9th. The day-long event will include traditional Irish fare, Irish music and a wide variety of Irish food and drinks. There will be a FREE van, running from 2 p.m. to midnight that will transport the patrons to all the participating businesses. There is also FREE overnight parking, emphasizing all participants not to drink and drive. For more information, go to “www.facebook.com/frostburgshamrockshuffle.”

20th Annual Hooley Plunge

Saturday, March 2, 2024, beginning at 1 p.m.

The annual Hooley Plunge-the largest single-day fundraising event in Allegany County-take place on Saturday, March 2nd at Rocky Gap State Park. On-site registration begins at 10 a.m., and the plungers take to the waters at 1 p.m. Plungers and spectators are encourage to arrive early! The Hooley Plunge raises money for local programs supporting the developmentally disabled, including the Special Olympics of Allegany County, Friends Aware, programs based in both public and private schools, Boy Scout Troop #89 and more. The Hooley Plunge is coordinated by Wamba Caravan #89. Since its inception, over $1.9 million have been raised. For more information or to register, go to “www.hooleyplunge.com,” or “https://www.facebook.com/HooleyPlunge.com.”

Hooley Pub Crawl

Saturday, March 16, 2024, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Get Irish for the day at Downtown Cumberland’s 25th Hooley Pub Crawl, featuring music, sing-alongs, and other popular entertainers from the Tri-State area. A full slate of entertainers will perform throughout the day in downtown Cumberland and South Cumberland locations. There will be plenty of libations and music, so wear your green and head to downtown Cumberland on Saturday, March 16th!

Meyersdale VFD Ham Dinner

Sunday, March 10, 2024 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Meyersdale Volunteer fire Department is having a ham dinner on Sunday, March 10, 2024 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. the meal includes scalloped potatoes, green beans, cole slaw, and a roll with ice cream or a cookie for dessert. Eat in-house, buffet style, or drive-thru take out is available. The cost is $12 for adults; children, 6 to 12, $6; and, under six, free. For more information, call (814)-634-5454.

First Presbyterian Sets Palm Sunday, Easter Services

March 24, 2024

First Presbyterian Church has set its Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday Church Services. On Palm Sunday, services begin at 11 a.m. with Pastor Alison Peters leading worship; her sermon will be entitled, “Time.” On Easter Sunday, a Sunrise service will be held at 7 a.m. at the Mountain View pavilion. And, the Easter morning service will be held at 11 a.m. Pastor Peters’ sermon will be entitled, “Feast.”

Goodwill Fire Company Blood Drive

Tuesday, October 29, 2024, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The Goodwill Fire Company will hold a blood drive at the Armory in Lonaconing on Tuesday, October 29th from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, call (301)-707-8198.

Spring Into New Beginnings

Saturday, March 2, 2024, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Mercy Outreach presents “Spring Into New Beginnings” on Saturday, March 2, 2024 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Northstar Church in Rawlings. Join them for a kids’ Easter scavenger hunt, free giveaways (while supplies last) of clothing, hygiene items, crockpot food kits and recipes, food items, diapers, wipes, Bibles, devotionals and more. They will also highlight information on the James Isaac House, Inc. and the First Way Pregnancy Center.

Cumberland Valley Soup Sale

Orders by March 9th; Delivery on March 16th

The Cumberland Valley Township Volunteer Fire Department is having a soup sale on Saturday, March 16, 2024. You have your choice of chicken noodle, vegetable, chili, and ham and bean. The cost is $10, which includes a quart of soup and 4 home-baked dinner rolls. Pre-order only by March 9th. Please call (814)-356-3544 and leave a message to order. Pick up will be 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on March 16th at the hall, located at 4344 Bedford Valley Road.

Barton Auxiliary Monthly Dinner

Wednesday, March 13, 2024, from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

The Barton Auxiliary will hold its monthly dinner at the Barton Fire Hall on Wednesday, March 13th, from 3 to 5:30 p.m., or until sold out. They’re serving baked chicken with all the trimmings. Both eat-in and take out are available. The cost is $12 for adults, $5 for children under 12, and children under age 5 eat for free. For more information, call (301)-786-2662.

Soup Sale for Garrett Co Seniors

2/29/24 10am – 2pm

Benefits the Garrett County Meals on Wheels and Senior Centers. Cost is $10 per quart: Ham ‘n Bean, Potato, or Beef Vegetable. Get rolls or cornbread in 8-inch pie pan for $4.00. Call ahead for availability!! 301-334-9431 ext.6135/6134 or stop in the Mary Browning Senior Center, 104 East Center Street, Oakland, between 10 and 2 on Thursday 2/29.