May 11, 2007

Art classes

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

For adults and teens

· Landscapes in watercolor, summer workshop - 6:30 to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, June 11, to June 14. Instructor is Kent Roberts.

· Introduction to portrait painting - 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, June 12 to June 15. Instructor is Kent Roberts.

· Decorative furniture painting - 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, June 26 to June 29. Instructor is Allison Weaver.


· Beginning drawing studio for ages 11 through adult - 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, June 26, to June 29. Instructor is Mike Gouker.

For children

· Mothers Day workshop for children ages 6 to 12 - 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 12. Instructor is Allison Weaver.

· Young at art for ages 4 to 6 - 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday through Friday, June 12, to June 15. Instructor is Kathryn Lant.

· Introduction to watercolor for kids for ages 10 to 13 - 12:30 to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, June 12, to June 15. Instructor is Kent Roberts.

· Art explosion for mentally and physically challenged ages 5 to 12 - 10 a.m. to noon, Saturdays, June 16 to June 30. Instructor is Heidi Coble.

· Storyteller art adventures for ages 5 to 7 - 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday through Friday, June 19 to June 22. Instructor is Brandi Daly.

· Knights, Castles & Dragons - Oh My! for ages 7 to 12 - 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, June 19 to June 22. Instructor is Brandi Daly.

· "Under the Sea" art exploration for ages 4 to 7 - 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday through Friday, June 26 to June 29. Instructor is Heather Wiles.

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

Saturday, May 12

Foxtrot lessons

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. The Capitol Theatre's Wood Center Stage, 159 S. Main St. $50 per person per day. Singles or couples. To register, call 717-263-0202.

Learn to read

Basic literacy and English as a Second Language tutor training workshop Literacy Council of Washington County will present a basic literacy and English as a second language tutor training workshop. Parts I and II. 8:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Saturdays, May 12 and 19. Trinity Lutheran Church, corner of North Potomac Street and Randolph Avenue, Hagerstown. Free. Bring a bag lunch, beverage provided. To register, call Bill Price at 301-739-4208.

Tuesday, May 15

Explore the Web

The series will assist people in having fun on the Internet. The next program is, "Travel the World with Mapquest, Rand McNally, MapPoint and more." 7 p.m. Washington County Free Library, 100 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Registration is required, call 301-739-3250, ext. 136.

Ragtime Dance and Flying Dragons

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The next Arts Express workshops will feature Ragtime Dance and Culture with Nancy Walker, and Flying Dragons with Cynthia Lawrence-Fink. 6:30 to 8 p.m., students must be checked-in at 6:20 p.m., picked up by 8 p.m. Eugene C. Clark Jr. Recreation Center, 235 S. Third St. Free. Space is limited to 20 per class. Call 717-264-6883.

Thursday, May 17

Wraparound 101 Training

The training helps participants create wraparound plans of care, practice family and team engagement skills, and explain how to be culturally responsive. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, and Friday, May 18. Otterbein United Methodist Church, 108 E. Franklin St., Hagerstown. Call 410-706-0961 or e-mail

Wednesday, May 23

Emergency preparedness training

FREDERICK, Md. - Learn how to develop a plan for identifying a risk, publishing a plan and how to train your staff for daily disasters such as wind damage, bomb threat, ice storms, fire, flood and many others. Noon to 3 p.m. National Museum of Civil War Medicine, 48 E. Patrick St. $60 per person, lunch included. To register, call Joanna Jennings at 301-695-1864.

Thursday, May 30

Lifeguard training

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Martinsburg-Berkeley County Parks and Recreation will offer an American Red Cross Lifeguard Training class. Participants must have completed Level V of ARC swim instruction and be 15 years old prior to the start of class. Continues through Tuesday, June 12. War Memorial Pool. $150, covers instruction and all materials. For information, class schedules or registration materials, call 304-264-4842.

Saturday, June 2

Cool Jeans! sewing class

Barbara Allen will show students ages 11 to 16 how to turn an old pair of jeans into a skirt or handbag using fabric, trim, buttons and patches. Students need to bring scissors, seam ripper, measuring tape, marking pencil, ruler, straight pins and some ideas about how their completed project should look. 9 a.m. to noon. Hagerstown Community College Valley Mall Center, Hagerstown. $25. To register, call HCC at 301-790-2800, ext. 236.

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