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Allegany Center of Lifelong Learning

Satisfy your thirst for fresh thinking.
A group of Allegany County residents got together when some began to envision possibilities for diversified adult education opportunities. Why not tap into the pool of talented local residents willing and capable of sharing their areas of expertise?

Join Allegany Center of Lifelong Learning (ALLCOLL) and enjoy access to 25 or more events held at Allegany College of Maryland, as well as weekly roundtable discussions, book discussions, and more! For an annual membership fee of $30.00, you will enjoy diverse education opportunities with other Allegany County adults. Membership covers classes and events from July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023.

Please note: The following classes will be held on Thursdays in the Continuing Education building at 10:00AM in room 8 unless otherwise indicated.

Winter/Spring 2023

February 2 - The Bone Cave: Saber-toothed tigers, wolves and bears oh my! 

Speaker: Adam Lewis
Description: This presentation will focus on the many fossilized skeletons discovered at the Bone Cave.  Many of the fossilized bones date from 200,000 years ago.  The Pleistocene comes alive in the Bone Cave! 

February 9  - Music of West Africa 

Speaker: Gary Phillips 
Description: A look at how music reflects the values of the culture where it was produced. This will include a live performance demonstration.  

February 16 - Long Term Care, Nursing Homes & Asset Preservation 

Speaker: Chris Logsdon 
Description: This discussion will provide an overview of how the Medical Assistance program influences your assets if you or your spouse requires nursing home care. 

February 23 - Historic Cumberland Houses of Worship 

Speaker: Ruth Davis-Rogers 
Description: There are many historic houses of worship in Cumberland. Hear the history about many of them.

March 2 - The Greater Cumberland Committee     

Speaker: Jennifer Walsh 
Description:  Jennifer will join us to share some exciting regional initiatives that focus on talent attraction and retention, growing the outdoor recreation industry, business & workforce development, and leadership development. . 

March 9 - “On Stage” –Theatre in Cumberland, Part I 

Speaker: Kimberly Rowley 
Description: Discover how the Cumberland Theater grew from a summer venue to a year-round theatre company.  Kimberli Rowley, Artistic Director, will share the history and discuss the current and upcoming schedule.  Live theatre in Cumberland – what a treat!! 

March 16 - Native American Use of Hard Shell Gourds 

Speaker: Roy Brown 
Description: Hear about the hard-shell gourd, one of the first plants to be cultivated by Native Americans. Roy will show how the simple gourd was transformed into many useful items that improved the life ways of the first residents of our region. 

March 23 - Baltimore Street Revitalization Project 

Speaker: Melinda Kelleher 
Description: Come hear an update on the Baltimore Street Revitalization Project and learn about all the growth and development in downtown Cumberland.   

March 30 - WW II GI 

Speaker: Ryan Cuba 
Description: Both G.I.and German uniforms, equipment, weapons and rations will be displayed and an explanation will be provided to explain why and where (theatre of operations) they were used. Participants will be able to try on parts of the uniforms. 

April 13 - Woodworking Skills abroad and at home 

Speaker: Aron Bach 
Description: This presentation will focus on Mr. Bach's extensive training with the Handswerkskammer Ulm (the Bavarian Cabinetmaker's Guild) and how he applied the skills he learned to a local guitar-building and cabinetry business. 

April 20 - Everything you wanted to know about medical Cannabis but were afraid to ask! 

Speaker: Nancy Camara and Trish Hall from Grow West 
Description: Grow West MD will help navigate the basics of medical Cannabis through terminology, uses, regulations and controversial issues surrounding its use. 

April 27 - “Broadway” on Baltimore Street–Theatre in Cumberland, Part II 

Speaker: Jerard Puckett 
Description: Learn about the history of the Embassy Theatre, including the role of founder, Mark Baker.  Jerard Puckett will also discuss the current and upcoming seasons. 

May 4 - Cumberland's Kelly-Springfield Tire Co 

Speaker: Tom Biery 
Description: A brief history of a great company in Cumberland. Kelly Tire became a respected producer and marketer of premium tires in the automotive world. Learn more about the legendary tire company.   



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