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Upcoming classes

February 23, 2007

Saturday, Feb. 24

Bluebird workshop

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Joyce Stuff, Franklin County coordinator for the Bluebird Society of Pennsylvania, will lead the workshop on a range of topics about bluebirds, including how to install, maintain and monitor a backyard nesting box, field identification, natural history and habitat requirements. Registration from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Grove Family Library, 101 Ragged Edge Road south. Free. Participants will receive a free nest box or kit for assembly if they join the Bluebird Society of Pennsylvania. Call 717-328-3411 or e-mail bspcc@innernet.net.

Two-day nature photography seminar

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Potomac Valley Photographers will sponsor a nature photography seminar with Art Wolfe. Open to photographers of all skill levels. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 25. National Conservation Training Center's Robert C. Byrd Auditorium. $199 in advance for both days or $139 in advance for one day. At the door, the cost is $249 for both days or $189 for one day. College students, high school students, and photography teachers from all educational levels can enroll for both days for $99.50 if registered in advance. To enroll, go to www.potomacvalleynaturephotographers.org. For information, go to Wil_Hershberger@potomacvalleynaturephotographers.org.

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Be a Ragtime kid

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Children in grades two through eight and their accompanying adults are invited to become Ragtime kids. Participants will learn games, fun and pastimes of 100 years ago when Ragtime became popular. 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Lilian S. Besore Library, Baltimore Street. Registration is required, call 717-597-7920.

Learn a dance in a day

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Learn a dance in a day with Steve Silver. 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. Hourly breaks and lunch on your own. Capitol Theatre's Wood Center Stage, 159 S. Main St. $50 per person per day. Singles or couples. To register, call 717-263-0202.

Classes include:

· Feb. 24 - West Coast swing

· March 24 - Tango

· April 21 - Swing

· May 12 - Fox trot

· June 23 - Mambo/salsa

Wednesday, Feb. 28

Ballroom dance lessons

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Frank Hancock will offer ballroom dance lessons. Beginners will learn swing, tango, fox trot and chacha; advanced dancers will review swing, tango, fox trot and chacha and learn waltz, mambo and rumba. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. beginners, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. advanced. Wednesdays through April 11. Capitol Theatre's Wood Center Stage, 159 S. Main St. $40 per person. Partner recommended. To register, call 717-263-0202.

Thursday, March 1

Battle of the Bulge

Hagerstown Community College Center for Continuing Education will present a course on the country's greatest battle of World War II, the Battle of the Bulge. Taught by Jeff Driscoll. 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursdays through March 22. HCC Valley Mall Center. $65; $40 for senior adults. Class size is limited to 20. Call 301-790-2800, ext. 236.

Yoga for children

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Harmony Healing Arts Center, 207 E. New St., will offer the following classes for children:

Young Yogis - The class will encourage a playful approach to movement, stretch and balance, while teaching kids what it feels like to relax and find a moment of quietude. Led by Laura Speis. 4 to 4:45 p.m. today for 3- to 6-year-olds, or Thursday, March 1, for 7- to 12-year-olds. Free, no registration is necessary.

Yoga and massage for tiny tots - A playful offering for moms, dads and babies up to 12 months old. Bring a blanket for your baby. Come to one or both classes. Led by JiJi Beckett. 11 a.m. to noon Wednesdays, Feb. 28 and March 7.

Call 304-283-6188 or go to www.ssyoga.org.

Saturday, March 3

Photo organization

Participants will learn to organize and file photographs. Bring all your photographs to this class in a bag or box. Participants will sort and organize up to 600 photos in a special safe box that will be taken home. Pencils and dividers will be provided. For ages 12 and older. 10 a.m. to noon. $5 registration fee for each class; and a $11 materials fee to be paid to the instructor the day of the class. Washington County Recreation Department's conference room at Hagerstown Community College's ARCC, Robinwood Drive, Hagerstown. For information or to register, call 240-313-2812.

Art class

Washington County Museum of Fine Arts will offer the following class:

· Fun with clay for ages 7 to 12 - Instructor Chris Copley. 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturdays, March 3, 10 and 31.

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

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