Upcoming classes

January 26, 2007

Art classes

Washington County Museum of Fine Arts is offering the following classes:

· Young at art for ages 4 to 6 - Instructor Kathryn Lant. 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. or 2 to 3 p.m. Saturdays, Jan. 27 through Feb. 17. $40; $35, members.

· Watercolor workshop for adults and teens - Instructor Bob Wantz. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 31 through March 7. $80; $72, members.

· Drawing with pen and ink for adults and teens - Instructor Mike Gouker. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays, Feb. 1 to March 8. $70; $63, members.


For information, call Washington County Museum of Fine Arts at 301-739-5727.

Tuesday, Jan. 30

Explore the Web

The series will assist people in having fun on the Internet. The first program, "See the World, Part 1: Animals" will highlight the penguin chicks at the South Pole, and use Webcams to watch other animals in the wild and in zoos. 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30. Computer lab at Washington County Free Library, 100 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown.

Remaining sessions are:

· Thursday, Feb. 15 - "RSS Feeds: Connect to the World of Information"

· Tuesday, March 20 - "A World of Cards," how to make greeting cards

· Thursday, April 19 - "See the World, Part 2: April in Paris"

· Tuesday, May 15 - "Travel the World" with Mapquest, Rand McNally, MapPoint and more.

Registration is required. Call 301-739-3250, ext. 123.

Thursday, Feb. 1

Ballroom dancing

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. Lessons will concentrate on merengue and swing. Nancy J. Walker will instruct the dance. Limited to 12 pairs of dancers. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Feb. 1 through March 29. Wilson College's Laird Hall, 1015 Philadelphia Ave. $108 per pair. To register, call 717-262-2025 or e-mail Mary Foltz at

Paper-making class

GETTYSBURG, Pa. - Jill Rakowicz will teach a class in paper making for ages 11 through 15. Students will create handmade papers using recycled paper scraps and inclusions of their own choosing. The papers will be used to create mixed-media artworks such as Japanese lanterns, sculptures, collages and Japanese-style bound books. 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, Feb. 1 through March 8. Imagination Station classroom, 18 Carlisle St. Call 717-334-5006; e-mail; or go to

Friday, Feb. 2

Key Strategies for Job Fair Success

Participants will know what to expect prior to arriving at the Friday, Feb. 9, Medical Careers Job Fair, which will be held at Hagerstown Community College from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; have a three-point agenda and strategic plan to guide your activities at the event; know which six things to bring along and one thing you definitely want to leave with; be able to deliver a 30-second introduction and career overview; be aware of potential etiquette slip-ups before they happen; and have a four-step approach to job fair follow-up. The presenter will be Norine Dagliano of ekm Inspirations. 9 to 11 a.m.; a free rsum review follows the workshop from 11 a.m. to noon. Washington County One-Stop Job Center, 14 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown.

Saturday, Feb. 3

Spring gardening 101 series

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Franklin County Master Gardeners will offer Spring Gardening 101 classes. 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturdays, Feb. 3, March 10, April 14, May 5 and June 2. Most classes will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Cooperative Extension Office, 181 Franklin Farm Lane. For information, call 717-263-9226.

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