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Upcoming classes

March 30, 2007

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

Adults and teens

· Creative drawing in color - 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays, April 12 to May 17. Instructor is Mike Gouker. $70, nonmembers; $63, members.

· Ceramics by hand - 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Fridays, April 13 to May 18. Instructor is Jane Pingleton-Evans. $80, nonmembers; $72, members. Plus $10 materials fee.

· Painting with oils - 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, April 18 to June 6. Instructor is Ski Holm.

· Exploring watercolor studio - 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays, April 25 to May 30. Instructor is Bob Wantz.

Children

· Artstart: Introduction to sculpture for ages 4 to 7 - 10 to 11 a.m. Thursdays, April 19 to May 24. Instructor is Allison Weaver. $50, nonmembers; $45, members.

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· Basic drawing for young artists ages 8 to 14 - 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturdays, April 21 to May 5. Instructor is Chris Copley. $60, nonmembers; $54, members.

·Classes will be held at Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, City Park, Hagerstown. For information or to register, call 301-739-5727 or go to www.wcmfa.org.

Heritage Craft Center classes:

· Free-form knitting - 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 21, Crim de la Crim, 137 N. Queen St. $60. Bring a sack lunch and drink. Instructor is Susan Shildmyer.

Needle felting classes:

· Needle felt miniature 3-D chick - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 31, Crim de la Crim, 137 N. Queen St. $28, plus $12 materials fee. Instructor is Penni Denton.

· Cookie tin butterflies and birds ornaments - 6 to 9 p.m. any Tuesday, April 10 or 17, Crim de la Crim, 137 N. Queen St. $21, plus $10 materials fee. Instructor is Penni Denton.

· Needle felt hummingbird - 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 14, Crim de la Crim, 137 N. Queen St. $21, plus $10 materials fee. Instructor is Penni Denton.

· Wireworking: An introduction to jewelry making - 6 to 9 p.m., Tuesdays, April 3 and 10, Instructor Tamra Trafford's studio. $42, plus materials fee. Instructor is Penni Denton.

· Learn to play the lap dulcimer - 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, April 3, 10, 17 and 24, Triple Brick Museum. $42, plus $15 for book. Instructor is Mary Dailey.

· Hand-built pottery, bowl or plate - 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 21; and 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, Crim de la Crim, 137 N. Queen St. $35. Instructor is Penni Denton.

For information, call 304-264-9440 or go to www.heritagecraftcenter.org.

Today

No exercise equipment needed

Minimize the use of equipment and learn how to use your focus, body weight and exercise sequencing to develop equipment-free workouts. 8 a.m. Sponsored by Washington County Recreation Department and National Exercise Trainers Association. 8 a.m. Hagerstown Community College, Athletic, Recreation and Community Center, 11400 Robinwood Drive, east of Hagerstown. To register and for fees, call 800-AEROBIC or go to www.netafit.org.

Monday, April 2

Ballroom dance classes

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - The beginner class includes mambo, salsa, foxtrot and waltz. 7:30 to 9 p.m. Mondays through May 7. Instructor is Steve Silver. Partners are preferred but not required. Clarissa's School of Performing Arts, 91 Pine Drive. $60 per person for six-week course. Call 717-597-2420 to register.

Wednesday, April 4

Line-dancing classes

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - The class will include line dances from ballroom, Latin and country traditions. Instructor is Steve Silver. Partners are not required. 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. Clarissa's School of Performing Arts, 91 Pine Drive. $5 per person. Call 717-597-2420 to register.

Ballroom dance classes

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - The beginner-plus class includes swing, cha-cha and rumba. 7:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays through May 9. Instructor is Steve Silver. Partners are preferred but not required. Clarissa's School of Performing Arts, 91 Pine Drive. $60 per person for six-week course. Call 717-597-2420 to register.

Introduction to ceramics studio

MONT ALTO, Pa. - The class will introduce students to the art of making pottery and sculptural objects in clay. Students receive instruction and produce their own projects using various clay working techniques such as coil construction, slab building, press molding and throwing on the potter's wheel. More advanced techniques are available for intermediate students. Sponsored by The Nicodemus Center for Ceramic Studies. Instructor is Tom McFarland. 6 to 9 p.m. Continues through Wednesday, May 23. Class size is limited to eight students. $100 for center members and Penn State Mont Alto faculty, staff and students; $125 for the public. $25 materials fee. To register, call 717-762-4670 or e-mail James Smith at jms48@psu.edu.

Thursday, April 5

Birding 101

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