Classes for budding artists, pets, magicians

August 28, 2005

Dog classes

Mason and Dixon Kennel Club will offer dog training classes in agility, dog training, flyball, obedience and puppy training. For a schedule and information, call Renee at 301-432-4347 or e-mail

Countryside mural project

Mural of Washington County flora, fauna and history for ages 8 to 18 with Chris Copley. 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturdays, Sept. 10 through Oct. 1. Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, City Park, Hagerstown. For more information, call 301-739-5727.

Art classes for adults

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Classes are for beginners and experienced artists.

· Expressing in Watercolor with Robin Young. 1 to 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 29, through Thursday, Sept. 1.

· Oil Painting with Ralph Basford. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 8, through Oct. 20.

· Designing Fabric with Christina Roberts. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, and Sunday, Oct. 9.

Classes will be held at The Arts Centre, 229 E. Martin St., Suite 300. To register, call 1-304-263-0224. Supply lists will be available upon request.


Tuesday, Sept. 6, Magic classes

An eight-week class on card tricks, and close-up, stage and illusion magic, taught by Hugh McVeagh. Ages 18 and older. 7 to 9 p.m. Continues through Tuesday, Oct. 25. Classes meet in room 229 in the Athletic, Recreation and Community Center at Hagerstown Community College, Robinwood Drive, Hagerstown. $35; $30 Washington County resident. To register, call 240-313-2805.

Boating skills classes

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 56 of Chambersburg will offer the classes:

>· Boating Skills and Seamanship - 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 6 through Oct. 25. Participants qualify for state boater safety certificate. $25.

>· Boating Skills and Seamanship - 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 6 through Nov. 29. Includes previous course, plus additional material is covered. $25.

Faust Junior High School. Class size is limited; no phone registration. For information, call Ray Forrester at 1-717-377-7946.

Wednesday, Sept. 7 Introduction to ceramics

MONT ALTO, Pa. - Tom McFarland will introduce students to the art of making pottery and sculptured objects in clay. 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays through Oct. 26. Penn State Mont Alto, Nicodemus Center for Ceramic Studies' pottery studio, Room 008, General Studies Building. Class size is limited; advance registration is required. $125; $100 for center members and students; plus $25 materials. Call 1-717-762-4670 or send e-mail to James Smith at

Saturday, Sept. 10, Yoga classes

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Martinsburg-Berkeley County Parks & Recreation is accepting registration for its 2005 fall yoga classes. There are two age groups: adults; and ages 13 to 17. Class size is limited to 20 students. Classes continue through Saturday, Nov. 19. For information about fees, locations and times, call 1-304-264-4842 or go to for a registration form.

Wednesday, Sept. 14, Ready to party

BLUE RIDGE SUMMIT, Pa. - Preparing party foods. $70.

Upcoming classes in the series are:

· Wednesday, Oct. 12 - Romantic dinner party, $85.

· Wednesday, Nov. 16 - Holiday food, $70.

Registration begins at 6 p.m. with complimentary hors d'oeuvres and beverages. Classes begin at 6:30 p.m. The Lodge at Blue Ridge Summit, 13026 Stahley Road. Space is limited. To register, call 1-301-898-4080. Payment must accompany registration.

Ongoing Ballroom dance classes

WALKERSVILLE, Md. - The following ballroom dance classes will be offered:

· For ages 5 to 11. 5 to 6 p.m. $3.

· For ages 12 to 19. 6 to 7 p.m. $5.

· For adults. 7:30 p.m. $10.

Classes meet on the first and third Saturdays of each month at Walkersville Town Hall, 21 W. Frederick St. For information, e-mail

Mondays Dance classes

QUINCY, Pa. - Cumberland Valley Country Western Dance Association holds a line and couples dance class for beginning and intermediate dancers. 6:30 p.m. Mondays. Old Quincy High School gym next to Mowery Elementary School, off Pa. 997 north of Waynesboro, Pa. Call

1-717-762-6388 or 1-717-762-9292.

Wednesdays, Lindy Hop classes

FREDERICK, Md. - Tina Vanderau and "Polka George" Matysek will offer Lindy Hop classes. Beginner class 7 to 8 p.m.; intermediate class 8 to 9 p.m. DJ dance from 9 to 11 p.m. FOP Lodge, 16 W. Seventh St. Admission to the dance costs $5 for nonstudents. Call 1-443-394-7189,

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