Oakland Elks Lodge Hoop Shoot Contest

Saturday, December 2, 2023 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Oakland Elks Lodge #2481 will hold the annual Elks Hoop Shoot free throw contest in the auxiliary gym at Southern High School on Saturday, December 2nd. Registration begins at 10 a.m., with the contest beginning at 11 a.m. The Hoop Shoot is open to boys and girls, ages 8 to 13. Parents should bring proof of the child’s age for registration. For more information, call (301)-616-0341, or email [email protected].

Romney Dog Pageant

Saturday, December 2, 2023 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Mark your calendar for the “Christmas in Romney” Dog Pageant on Saturday, December 2nd. The walk starts at 11 a.m., and judging will begin at noon. Get your furry friends all dressed up and ready to strut their stuff. There is a $5 registration fee. The proceeds from the event will be dedicated to supporting local animal shelters. And then all proud pooches and their owners are invited to come back the next Saturday and join the “Christmas in Romney” Parade, December 9th at noon. For more information, contact Glen Lloyd at (508)-330-1625.

Piedmont Presbyterian Church “Lights of Love” Christmas Benefit Concert

Sunday, December 3, 2023 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The Piedmont Presbyterian Church’s annual Lights of Love Christmas benefit concert is back in person this year! Many local musicians will share their talents to benefit Toys for Joy and Warm the Children. A free will offering will be taken. for more information, email Laura Groves at [email protected], or message the Piedmont Presbyterian Church on Facebook. The concert will also be available on Facebook and at http://www.piedmontpresby.org.

YMCA Story Time

Wednesday, December 6, 2023 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The Cumberland YMCA will hold “Story Time With Dads,” a special bonding time for dads and their children, ages birth to 5 years old. The event will be held on Wednesday, December 6, 2023 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Cumberland “Y” on Kelly Road.

Cram-a-Van at Saslisbury Elk Lick

Wednesday, December 6, 2023 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Salisbury-Elk Lick Education Association is holding its annual “Cram-a-Van” Toy Drive on Wednesday, December 6th from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. This will be held on Smith Avenue, in front of the Salisbury-Elk Lick High School. You can donate new, unwrapped boys and gift cards for children, newborn through 18. Monetary donations are also appreciated! the official drop off date is December 6th; however, toys may be dropped off at the high school office o elementary school office prior to that date. The Salisbury-Elk Lick Education Association works in conjunction with the Salisbury Family Center to distribute gifts to families in the area.

Bedford Road VFD Santa Breakfast

Saturday, December 16, 2023, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

The Bedford Road Volunteer Fire Department is having a Santa Breakfast on Saturday, December 16th from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Donation of $10 per person, 13 years old to adult; $5 for 5 to 12 year olds; children, 4 and under, will be free. The menu consists of pancakes, scrambled eggs, toast, sausage links, milk, orange juice, tea and coffee. Bring the children and meet Santa Claus!

Eastern Garrett VFRD Monthly Spaghetti Dinner

Saturday, December 9th from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The Eastern Garrett VFRD will hold its monthly spaghetti dinner on Saturday, December 9th from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. The all-you-can-eat dinner features their own homemade spaghetti sauce, featuring B & B Country Meats of Frostburg, homemade Italian bread from Lorenzo’s Baker of Frostburg, tossed salad, coffee or iced tea. the cost is $9.00 for adults, $4.50 for children.

St. Paul’s Advent Vespers Service

Sunday, December 3, 2023 @ 6 p.m.

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church will hold its annual Advent Vespers service, featuring the Frostburg State University Chamber Singers, presenting Johann Sebastian Bach’s Magnificat canticle. The service will be at 6 p.m. on Sunday, December 3rd. The vespers service is open to the public. St. Paul’s is at the corner of Washington and Smallwood Streets. For more information, visit “www.stpaulcumberland.org.”

Savage Mountain Punk Arts Toys for Tots Concert

Saturday, December 9th @ 8 p.m.

Savage Mountain Punk Arts is sponsoring its annual Toys for Tots Benefit Concert, featuring local punk/alernative acts Jorne, Defiant Brood and the Downstrokes on Saturday, December 9th at 8 p.m. at Mezzo’s Underground in Cumberland. this special, all-ages event is $5 plus a new, unwrapped toy for people over 21, or $5 for a new, unwrapped toy for those under 21. For more information, online, it’s “https://savagemountainpunarts.org,” or on Facebook, @svgmtnpunkarts. On Instagram, it’s “@savagemountqainpunkarts.”

Frostburg Legion Spaghetti Dinner

Thursday December 7th from 4-7PM

Frostburg American Legion is having an all you can eat spaghetti dinner at the Post at 27 West Main St, Frostburg.  The menu consists of spaghetti, tossed salad and bread.  At the same time, the American Legion Auxiliary will be having a dessert sale.   Eat in or take out.  For more information,  call 301-689-5110.

Re Temple Daughters of the Nile Holiday Tea

Sunday, December 3, 2023 from 2 to 4 p.m.

Re Temple #118, Daughters of the Nile, will hold a Holiday Tea on Sunday, December 3rd from 2 to 4 p.m., at the Ali Ghan Shrine Club Dining Room. The donation is $12.50. Join the members for an afternoon of delicious holiday tea, savory and sweet tea foods and a jingle exchange. The jingle has a $15 limit for those who wish to participate. For more information, call (301)-729-8220.

Forget-Me-Not Spirit Night

Tuesday, December 5, 2023 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

There will be a Spirit Night on Tuesday, December 5th from 5 to 8 p.m. at Roy Rogers on Queen City Drive. Be sure to mention you are there to support the Forget-Me-Not organization. They purchase supplies for Alzheimer’s and dementia patients. A large bake sale will also be held on site. For more information, call (240)-362-3037.

Kitzmiller After School Winter Craft and Vendor Show

Sunday, December 10, 2023 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

There will be a winter craft and vendor show at the former Kitzmiller Elementary School on Sunday, December 10, 2023. The show will feature several vendors and crafts. Chicken dinners will also be available for $12. Come out for some good food and do some Christmas shopping. For more information, call (304)-813-6913.

Eastern Garrett VFRD “Cookies with Santa”

Friday, December 15, 2023 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The East Garrett VFRD is holding a “Cookies with Santa” event on Friday, December 15, 2023 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Come out to enjoy freshly baked cookies with Santa and his elves. Santa will tell everyone a story and then meet with all the children. For more information, call (301)-689-8388.