Go, Do, Learn

April 15, 2002

Sign language class offered

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Deaf Services, a program of Easter Seals, will sponsor an Advanced Sign Language Class using the text/video "Signing Naturally 2" starting Tuesday, May 21, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. and every Tuesday thereafter for 12 weeks. Cost is $70 for the class sessions plus $60 for the video/textbook to be used. Instructor will be Brad Carlson.

The class will be held at Easter Seals, 55 Hamilton Road, Chambersburg. For information and/or registration, call Deaf Services at 1-717-264-5864. Registration is necessary and the registration deadline is Tuesday, May 7.

Learn about living with grief

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Hospice of the Panhandle will join four other organizations to host a grief teleconference Wednesday, April 24, from 1:30 to 4 p.m. at Musselman High School, Jefferson Memorial Hospital, War Memorial Hospital and Hampshire Memorial Hospital.

The teleconference, entitled "Living With Grief: Loss Later in Life," is being offered at no cost, is open to the public and will provide approved CEU's for a wide range of professionals.


For information or to register, call Hospice, 1-304-264-0406 or 1-800-345-6538.

Stop smoking program offered

Eileen Strong, of Strong Incentives, will offer free information to people wanting to kick the smoking habit Tuesday, April 30, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and Wednesday, May 1, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the College Center at Hagerstown Community College.

All participants will receive a 35-minute cassette tape. To register or for information, call Jamie Shyda at 301-790-2800, ext. 225 or send e-mail to

Wellness challenge is Tuesday

Washington County Wellness Challenge for a healthier workplace and community will be held Tuesday, April 16, at 10 a.m. at Frostburg State University downtown campus, Community Room. Enter at 16 W. Washington St.

Pre-K program available

RANSON, W.Va. - A comprehensive half-day Pre-K program is available for all qualifying students who are in the Ranson or North Jefferson school districts. The program is designed to help students who may need help with fine or gross motor skills, language, social or readiness skills. Classes meet four days a week with home visits once a month on Fridays.

For information, call Betty Bowers or Derby Hammond at Jefferson County Board of Education at 1-304-728-9224. Students will be screened in April, May and August. Call now for a screening appointment. All students must be 4 years old by Sept. 1.

Consider co-parenting seminar

FREDERICK, Md. - Co-Parenting: Parenting During and After Separation and Divorce, will be offered Wednesday, April 24, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Families Plus!, 35 E. Church St.

The two-hour workshop will look at ways parents can work through issues surrounding separation and divorce without harming their children. The workshop will be presented by Linda Moran, L.C.S.W.-C and Gayle Bromberg, L.C.S.W.-C. There is no fee, but participants need to register. For information or to register, call 1-301-694-9002, or send e-mail to

Driver safety class offered

The Washington County Commission on Aging sponsors the AARP Driver Safety Program. Classes will be held on the following dates:

- Tuesday, April 16, and Wednesday, April 17, at Somerford Assisted Living Facility, 2100A Whittier Drive, Frederick, Md. Instructor to be announced.

- Tuesday, April 23, and Wednesday, April 24, at Haven Road Lutheran Church, 1035 Haven Road, Hagerstown. Instructor is Henry Lutz.

The cost is $10 per person. For information or to register for classes, call the Washington County Commission on Aging, 301-790-0275, ext. 220.

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