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|May 23||DelFest 2013 DelFest, an annual Bluegrass festival presented by MDmountainside.com, will be returning to the Allegany County Fairgrounds in Cumberland MD, May 23 - 26, 2013. The initial artist lineup will be announced in early Winter. NEW THIS YEAR: Family Camp RV Passes are available for purchase for those with kiddos in tow. You’ll be placed in the Family Camp area, where it’s quieter in the evenings and more active in the mornings. Just select this option when purchasing your RV Pass. If space permits, Family Camp Parking is available by request upon arrival – must have On-Site Parking Pass. For more information on the festival, or to purchase tickets, check out www.delfest.com. Sponsored by High Sierra Music.|
|Jun 1||2013 Mountain Maryland Plein Air Welcome to the 2013 Mountain Maryland Plein Air event! This fifth annual juried exhibition and art competition is sponsored by the <span class="red"><B><a href="http://www.alleganyartscouncil.org/static.php?page=11" target="_blank">Allegany Arts Council</a></B></span>, a non-profit organization that was established in 1975 to support and grow the arts in our community. The 2013 Mountain Maryland Plein Air event will take place from Tuesday, May 28 - Sunday, June 16 throughout Allegany & Garrett Counties in Western Maryland. Only thirty (30) artists will be accepted to participate, and <B>over $5,000 in prize money</B> will be awarded, including $2,000 for Best of Show! Here is the schedule of activities for the 2013 event:<UL><LI>Tuesday, May 28, 5PM: Welcome Dinner for Participating Artists <LI>May 29-31: Artists paint throughout Allegany and Garrett Counties <LI>Friday, May 31: 6-8PM: Artists & Sponsors Reception at the home of Gloria Saville <LI>Saturday, June 1, 10AM-Noon: "<span class="generalinfo"><b><a href="/var/files/downloads/2013 Plein Air Quick Draw Summary.pdf" target="_blank">Quick Draw</a></b></span>" event in Downtown Cumberland <LI>Saturday, June 1, 5-6PM: Sponsors’ Preview at the Saville Gallery <LI>Saturday, June 1, 6-8PM: Public Opening Reception & Awards Ceremony at the Saville Gallery <LI>Sunday, June 9, 12:30AM-2:30PM: Plein Air Jazz Brunch at the Saville Gallery <i>(featuring music by Jim Roderick and catering by the Baltimore Street Grill)</i> <LI>June 1-16: Artwork remains on display in the <span class="generalinfo"><a href="/static.php?page=39" target="_blank"><b>Saville Gallery</b></a></span> <form target="paypal" action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post"><input type="hidden" name="cmd" value="_s-xclick"><input type="hidden" name="hosted_button_id" value="E28UMBSCZ6MUA"><table><tr><td><input type="hidden" name="on0" value="Buy Your Plein Air Jazz Brunch Tickets Today!"><B>Buy Your Plein Air Jazz Brunch Tickets Today!</B></td></tr><tr><td><select name="os0"><option value="Plein Air Jazz Brunch Tickets">Plein Air Jazz Brunch Tickets $25.00 USD</option></select> </td></tr></table><input type="hidden" name="currency_code" value="USD"><input type="image" src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_US/i/btn/btn_cart_LG.gif" border="0" name="submit" alt="PayPal - The safer, easier way to pay online!"><img alt="" border="0" src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_US/i/scr/pixel.gif" width="1" height="1"></form></UL>This year's juror and awards judge is <B> Albert Gury</B>, chairman of the art department at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, in Philadelphia, PA. <B><span class="attractionheadline">Congratulations to the 30 artists who have been accepted to participate in our 2013 Mountain Maryland Plein Air event:</SPAN></B><UL><LI><A href="http://www.laurenandreach.com" target=_blank><B>Lauren Andreach (NJ)</B></A> <LI><A href="http://www.jillbanks.com" target=_blank><B>Jill Banks (VA)</B></A> <LI>Ron Boehmer (VA) <LI><A href="http://www.christopheart.com" target=_blank><B>Christophe Cardot (FL)</B></A> <LI><A href="http://www.hiulaichong.com" target=_blank><B>Hiu Lai Chong (MD)</B></A> <LI><A href="http://www.jackieclarkartist.com" target=_blank><B>Jackie Clark (NY)</B></A> <LI><A href="http://jancrooker.com/JanCrooker/Jan.html" target=_blank><B>Jan Crooker (PA)</B></A> <LI>Raymond Ewing (MD) <LI><A href="http://www.dorothyfagan.com" target=_blank><B>Dorothy Fagan (VA)</B></A> <LI><A href="http://www.art-3000.com/artist/Eberhard_Froehlich" target=_blank><B>Eberhard Froehlich (MA)</B></A> <LI>Joshua Gambetta (MD) <LI><A href="http://www.elissagore.com" target=_blank><B>Elissa Gore (NY)</B></A> <LI><A href="http://www.patriciahiltonfineart.com" target=_blank><B>Patricia Hilton (MD)</B></A> <LI><A href="http://www.rebeccahawkinsonpaintings.com/press/" target=_blank><B>Rebecca N. King (NC)</B></A> <LI><A href="http://www.janicekirsh.com" target=_blank><B>Janice Kirsh (MD)</B></A> <LI><A href="http://www.lindakirvan.com" target=_blank><B>Linda Kirvan (MD)</B></A> <LI><A href="http://www.brett-art.com" target=_blank><B>Brett LaGue (VA)</B></A> <LI><A href="http://www.davidlussiergallery.com" target=_blank><B>David Lussier (CT)</B></A> <LI><A href="http://www.lynnmehta.com" target=_blank><B>Lynn Mehta (VA)</B></A> <LI>Debra Moffitt (MD) <LI><A href="http://www.brentnelsonart.com" target=_blank><B>Brent Nelson (MD)</B></A> <LI>Karen F. Pindzola (PA) <LI><A href="http://www.markpopple.com" target=_blank><B>Mark G. Popple (NY)</B></A> <LI><A href="http://www.duanesabiston.net" target=_blank><B>Duane Sabiston (MD)</B></A> <LI><A href="http://www.jasonsacran.com" target=_blank><B>Jason Sacran (AR)</B></A> <LI><A href="http://www.openairarts.com" target=_blank><B>Jeremy Shires (NJ)</B></A> <LI><A href="http://www.loriannsignori.com" target=_blank><B>Loriann Signori (MD)</B></A> <LI>Roland E. Stevens III (NY) <LI><A href="http://www.amyvarner.com" target=_blank><B>Amy Varner (VA)</B></A> <LI><A href="http://www.stewartwhitestudios.com" target=_blank><B>Stewart White (MD)</B></A></UL> For questions about the 2013 Mountain Maryland Plein Air event, please email <A href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org"><B>Emily Thomas</B></A>, or call her at 301-777-ARTS (2787). Click here for <SPAN class=generalinfo><B><A href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150832652426814.407749.101804071813&type=3" target=_blank> photos from the 2012 event</A></B></SPAN>.|
|Jun 1||Summer Splash Cash Bash Summer Splash Cash Bash benefitting the Allegany County Animal Shelter and the Corriganville VFD is on the calendar for June 1 from 12 noon - 5 pm at the Allegany County Fairgrounds. Only 1000 tickets are being sold. Tickets are $20 each and are available at The Book Center and Barkin’ Basement. Two great causes come together for one fine time!|
|Jun 8||45th Annual Heritage Days Festival Occurring the second full weekend in June, Heritage Days marks the beginning of Allegany County's summer season. The Festival is held in the Prospect Square area of Washington Street and in Downtown Cumberland and there is no admission fee. From the unique and diverse arts and crafts makers and the varied ethnic food offerings of the sidewalk vendors to the wide variety of activities for children and entertainment, this festival features something for everyone, for all ages and all interests. It's a Cumberland tradition.|
|Jun 8||Heritage Days Celebration at Canal Place Canal Place will be an integral part of the June 8 Heritage Days celebration. It will be the inaugural 2013 Farmers’ Market that is considerably expanded to include arts, entertainment, and children’s activities. The Market will open at 9AM and run until 1PM. It is chaired by Jeanette Rinehart of Walnut Ridge Farm, who has been farming her entire life. The Area Art Alliance under the tutelage of Lenore Lancaster will feature approximately ten local artists. Their talents run from hand turned wine stoppers to hand-made prints and cards to tatted jewelry. The opening will also feature “Night Traveler,” a musical group that has played the downtown area several times. Greg Larry and Gary Price are the driving forces behind the group that does country mainly from the 60s and 70s. Greg has been a musician in this area for over thirty years. Add to this mix some children’s activities that range from face painting to kite flying. When the activities and vendors close up shop on the Mall and Washington Street, all attendees are invited to a special evening celebration at the fountain and statue, part of Canal Place behind the Western Maryland Train Station. Here, the formal 100th anniversary celebration of the building of the Western Maryland Train Station will commence. This train station is the last remaining building linked directly to Cumberland’s role as a major railroad center. In 1913, the Cumberland station became an imposing building that is nine bays wide and surrounded by a brick cornice that is located just beneath the roof line. There will also be a continuing celebration of the 25th anniversary of our very own steam and diesel excursion train, which runs from Cumberland to Frostburg and back. Our cars have been featured in national stories, and the train offers a variety of experiences ranging from a North Pole Express to Murder Mystery Trains to private birthday and anniversary rentals. Perhaps someone would like to be an engineer for the day. Part of the evening’s festivities will include a special presentation. The centerpiece of the celebration and presentation will be an incredible cake sculpted by Jennifer Merritt of Jennifer’s Desserts, to look just like the train station. Attendees will also experience wonderful entertainment by “Hot Sauce Willie,” a bluegrass/country rooted local group. Nathan Castleman, Dave Dorsey, Brian Glisan, Nick Monteleone, and Dave Schram promise a family friendly evening of music and fun. This entertainment begins at 6PM and runs until approximately 9PM. Food businesses from Canal Place and Baltimore Street will offer specially made and named treats to commemorate the anniversary of the train station throughout the evening. A hand -punched luminaire display will number 100 and be painted red, white, and blue in honor of the anniversary. These will line the train station area and light the path to the cake and band. All residents and visitors are asked to extend their day into the evening in lovely downtown Cumberland at Canal Place for a celebration of history. For more information call Canal Place at 301-724-3655.|
|Jun 8||Ghost Tour of Historic Cumberland A one-hour ghost tour aboard the trolley will begin on Saturday, June 8 at 7PM. The trolley will depart from the Western MD Scenic RR Station on Canal Street. The tour will include historic information as it relates to the ghosts, as well as architectural features of the sites. Skeptics are welcome! The cost is $7 for adults and $3 for students. Seats are limited and reservations are required. Reservations may be obtained at 301.777.9140. A one-hour walking tour will depart from the Western MD Scenic RR Station on June 8 at 7PM. This will be the "B" tour, which is the opposite tour from last June. Historic information spanning over 250 years will be included in the tour as it relates to the ghosts. The tour is not for those who are "faint of heart". Tickets may be obtained at departure. The cost is $5 for adults and $3 for students. For more information call 301.777.9140.|
|Jun 9||Standard Excursion Club service seating is offered for this train. Club services tickets include reserved seating and vouchers for a snack. The Locomotive Experience also available today. Don't miss out on the extraordinary chance to operate the GP30 diesel locomotive under the guidance of one of our experienced engineers! Regional Rail Days: Residents from Allegany, Garrett & Washington County MD, Mineral County WV and Bedford County PA can ride for 1/2 price. Excludes First Class and Club Service. Enter Promotion code: RRDAYS at checkout to receive this promotion. <br> <br> <a href="http://tickets.wmsr.com/schedule.php?schedule_id=2547" target="_blank"> <img src="images/btns/purchase_tickets.png" border="0" title="Purchase ticket for this train" alt="Purchase ticket for this train"/> </a> <a href="http://tickets.wmsr.com/schedule.php?schedule_id=2658" target="_blank"> <img alt="Purchase ticket for this train" border="0" src="images/btns/purchase_club_service_tickets.png" title="Purchase a Club Service ticket for this train" /> </a>|
|Jun 22||Spring for Local History Tour <B>Spring for Local History Tour</B> (C/S012) On Saturday, June 22, popular instructor and tour guide, Ellen McDaniel-Weissler takes her local history knowledge on the road locally to selected spots of interest in Allegany and Garrett County on an all-day adventure. The first stop on this trip will be the lovely <B>Allegany County Museum.</B> Take a look inside the wonderful grand ballroom and enjoy a self-guided tour of the county’s remarkable history. The tour then progresses to the Victorian style 1867 <B>Gordon-Roberts House</B> on Washington Street in Cumberland. Three of the house’s floors will be explored, led by costumed docents who will describe life in Victorian America. Visitors will also be treated to a delightful Victorian Tea and have a chance to peruse the gift shop, located in what had at one time been the property’s stables. Next, we’ll ride the Culture Coach along the Old National Highway (Rte. 40) to the <B>Toll Gate House</B> in LaVale. On the way, you might be surprised to learn of the history of some of the houses you ride by every day, including a few which legend has it were designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. At the Toll Gate House, step inside and learn what it was like to live and work as a gate keeper, how the road was built, and the traditions of travel on the first federally-funded paved east-west road in the United States. From the toll house we will enjoy the crisp Spring air as we continue west to <B>Penn Alps Restaurant</B> in Grantsville and a stroll through <B>Spruce Forest Artisan Village</B>. This charming Amish-style restaurant, created from a remodeled log tavern, was built to support the work of the artisans in the Village. These folk hone their crafts in historic cabins sprinkled throughout the spruce forest and sell their wares in the restaurant gift shop. Each individual cabin has its own history and every artist is delighted to repeat it. Demonstrated crafts include wood carving, pottery, blacksmithing, weaving, basket-weaving, jewelry making, and painting. Culture Coach riders have the option to dine on their own at the restaurant if they choose or simply visit attractions like the reconstructed Yoder House, a replica of the houses built in the mid-1700s by Swiss immigrants to the area. There is also the 1813 Casselman Bridge, the Miller House Peace Center, and Stanton's Grist Mill. We will then return by bus along scenic Interstate 68 to visit the <B>Failinger’s Hotel Gunter</B> in Frostburg. The historic Failingers Hotel Gunter, built in 1896 by William R. Percy and his son-in-law Gladstone Hitchens, and opened New Year's Day 1897 as the Hotel Gladstone. This grand hotel boasted 100 rooms, a cafe, a barbershop, and a sample room for displaying traveling salesmen’s wares. Guests were attended by bellboys in brown uniforms with smoked pearl buttons and a chef from New York. Tennis courts were located behind the hotel along with a petting farm where a tame fawn was kept. The basement of the Hotel had unique features of its own including a jail and a game cock fighting arena. Prisoners transported over the “Old Train Road” (now Route 40) during the 1900's were housed in the basement jail while their jailers stayed upstairs in the Hotel rooms. The trip winds down with a look inside the <B>Thrasher Carriage Museum</B>, located near the Frostburg Train Depot. Learn about local transportation history and take a journey from rail to wagon to horse powered vehicles while marveling at amazing modes of transport used in the area over the last 250 years. It’s a local trip guaranteed to evoke appreciation and pride in your hometown. Learn your local history and bring along a visiting guest onboard the Culture Coach and boast “<I>This</I/> is where I live.” The trip is scheduled for Saturday, June 22, 2013 from 9:30AM-7:30PM. Total trip cost is $34 (includes round trip transportation from Allegany College of Maryland, all admissions and fees to the museums, and the Victorian Tea at the Gordon Roberts House). Please call 301-784-5341 to register today! For more information, please contact Shane Riggs at 301-784-5069 or <A href=mailto:email@example.com><B>firstname.lastname@example.org</B></A>.|
|Jun 29||My Big Fat Railroad Wedding: Matrimonial Murder A long time railroad entrepreneur's daughter is to be wed. No expense is too much for the newly-weds to be. The wedding is derailed when the wedding planner decides to take over the wedding resulting in a deadly, devastating debut for the young couple. Put on your black tie or formal dress and attend the wedding of the year. A Bostaph Production. <br> <br> <a href="http://tickets.wmsr.com/schedule.php?schedule_id=2786" target="_blank"> <img src=" http://wmsr.com/var/skins/wmsr_desktop_fall_2012/images/btns/purchase_tickets.png" border="0" title="Purchase ticket for this train" alt="Purchase ticket for this train"/> </a>|
|Jul 13||Allegany County Fair & AG Expo Rides, entertainment, and more. Complete schedule of events for 2013 Fair will be available in March 2013.|