Go, Do, Learn

June 17, 2005

Preschool registration

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Martinsburg-Berkeley County Parks & Recreation is accepting registration for openings in the 4-year-old class on Monday and Wednesday afternoons of the 2005-06 term of the Preschool at War Memorial Park.

This is an eight-month program from mid-September through mid-May. It is held in the multi-purpose room of the bathhouse at War Memorial Park. The emphasis is in recreation, socialization and education. Classes are available to children who are 4 years old as of Sept. 1. Classes meet from 12:45 to 3:15 p.m. Monday and Wednesday afternoons. The cost is $100 per month. For information, go to or call 1-304-264-4842.

Passport to Fun

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Martinsburg-Berkeley County Parks & Recreation and United Way of Berkeley and Morgan Counties is holding registration for Passport to Fun.

The Passport to Fun program will provide adult-chaperoned recreational trips for Berkeley County youth ages 13 through 15 as of Sept. 1. Activities include paintball at Greensburg Paintball Park, mountain biking at C&O Canal, tubing down the Shenandoah River, a trip to Hershey Park, and a trip to Baltimore's Inner Harbor and Camden Yards.


Prices vary according to the activity. For information, call 1-304-264-4842.

Benefit yard sale

Washington County 4-H Fashion Club and Chewsville 4-H Club will hold a yard sale from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 18, at Shiloh United Methodist Church, off Eastern Boulevard, Hagerstown. The cost is $10 per space. Food will be sold. Proceeds will go to Children's Hospital Outreach Project in honor of Alivia Koontz, a child with a heart condition. For information, call Angela at 301-393-5910 or Nevalene at 301-797-7833.

YMCA activities

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Waynesboro YMCA will offer the following activities:

  • Gymnastics camp - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, July 11, to Friday, July 15. All-day gymnastics, games, swimming and crafts. For ages 6 to 18.

  • Tae Kwon Do - Continues through the summer. Sign up at the front desk. Adults meet Monday and Wednesday evenings, and youth meet Monday evenings.

  • Youth golf instruction - 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mondays, June 20 through Aug. 9. For ages 7 to 14. Call Lindsay Secrest at 1-717-762-6012 for information.

  • YMCA Rage competive cheerleading - Registration is open for the fall cheerleading squad. Sign up before the spots are filled.

  • Cheer skills camp - A four-day camp for teaching cheerleading skills. Monday, July 18, through Thursday, July 21.

Red Cross swim classes

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Jefferson County Red Cross is sponsoring free Red Cross swim classes Monday, July 4, through Friday, July 15, at Jefferson County Memorial Park.

Applications may be picked up at any Jefferson County public library, Adelphia Cable Co. in Charles Town, or at Jefferson County Memorial Park Pool. Registration will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday, June 30, at Jefferson County Memorial Park Pool.

Children must be at least 7 years old by Sunday, July 3 to be eligible.

Host families needed

World Heritage, a public benefit organization, is seeking local families to host high school students from France, Germany, Thailand, Korea, Japan, Norway, Brazil, Russia, China, Switzerland, Denmark and Italy. Host families provide room, board and guidance for a teenager living thousands of miles from home.

Students are screened and selected based on academic performance, English proficiency, teacher recommendations, and personal interviews. Couples, single parents, and families with or without children may apply.

The exchange students arrive from their home country shortly before school begins in the fall. Each student is fully insured, brings their own personal spending money and expects to bear their share of household responsibilities, as well as being included in normal family activities and lifestyles.

For information, call Carrie Cipperly at 1-800-888-9040 or go to on the Web.

Basketball camp

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Join the Jefferson County Parks & Recreation Commission for its Rising Star Basketball Camp Monday, June 27, through Friday, July 1. Activities will include basketball strategies, individual and group instruction, passing, dribbling, shooting, rebounding and defense. Team competition will be incorporated into the daily schedule. Emphasis will be on skill development and participation.

Participants will receive a T-shirt. Call Jefferson County Parks & Recreation Commission at 1-304-728-3207 for a registration form.

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