Upcoming classes

June 01, 2007

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 14. Instructor is Kent Roberts.

For children

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

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, June 2

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 they would like their completed project to look. 9 a.m. to noon. Hagerstown Community College Valley Mall Center, Halfway. $25. To register, call HCC at 301-790-2800, ext. 236.

Home landscaping 101

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The class will help participants assess their needs, find the right plants, and address maintenance and problems in their home landscapes. 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Falling Spring Nursing and Rehabilitation Center garden. $10. For information, call 717-263-9226.

Monday, June 4


Students will experience yoga in the water. Taught by Anita Binder. Sponsored by Hagerstown Community College's Center for Continuing Education. 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays through Wednesday, June 27. Village at Robinwood, Robinwood Drive, east of Hagerstown. For registration information, call 301-790-2800, ext. 236.

Monday, June 11

Water safety instructor training

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - For individuals wishing to become American Red Cross water safety instructors. Enrollees must be 16 years old. 6 to 9 p.m. through Friday, June 15; and 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, June 18, through Friday, June 29. War Memorial Pool. $75, includes instruction and books. For information, class schedules or registration materials, call 304-264-4842.

Fun, Fun, Fun & Fit

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Chambersburg YMCA will offer a fun, active class for children. Class is held indoors and outdoors, as weather permits. First session, Monday, June 11, to Saturday, July 14; second session, Monday, July 16, to Saturday, Aug. 18. Grades three through seven meet from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. Chambersburg YMCA. Class costs $12 for Y family members, $32 for Y youth members, and $45 for nonmembers. Call Leigh Cordell at 717-263-8508, ext. 128.

Tuesday, June 12

Barbershop singing for women

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Berkeley County Adult Education will offer the basics of four-part a cappella singing, barbershop style, for women. Taught by Brenda Rahn, director of Belles of Berkeley Chorus. 6:45 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays for six weeks. 200 W. King St. Free, $5 materials fee. For information or to register, e-mail


Fusion Four

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - A combination of yoga, pilates, kickboxing and resistance training. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Waynesboro YMCA. Call James Bailes at 717-762-6012.

Thursday, June 14

Ballroom dance

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Waynesboro YMCA will offer ballroom dance classes. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays. Waynesboro YMCA. Call James Bailes at 717-762-6012.

Saturday, June 16

Art for the challenged

Three sessions of three weeks each will be held for the mentally and physically challenged. Heidi Coble, a veteran special education instructor, will guide students through experiences in painting, collage and clay. All materials will be provided. Ages 5 through 12, 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays, June 16 through June 30; ages 13 through 21, 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays, July 14 through July 28; for ages 22 and older, Saturdays, Aug. 18 through Sept. 1. Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, City Park, Hagerstown. Registration is required, and there is a fee. Call 301-739-5727.

Outdoor painting workshop

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - With local artist Ralph Basford. Explore the possibilities and unique characteristics of "plein air" painting. Painters should have own materials, easel, lunch, etc. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. third Saturday of the month, June 16, July 21 and Aug. 18. $35 per student. To register, call The Arts Centre at 304-263-0224 or e-mail Shelley Aikens at

A Year of Herbs

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A class for the herb-lover or anyone who wants to learn about the many ways herbs can be used throughout the year, from cooking to decorating to medicinal uses and more. Classes meet from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturdays. Wilson College, Lortz Hall, Room 110, 1015 Philadelphia Ave. $25 per class. Limited to 18 people per class. Call 800-421-8402 or 717-262-2025 or e-mail Wilson Enrichment Programs coordinator Mary Foltz at

June 16 - Thyme will be the focus of this class. Students will explore thyme's history, cultivation and many uses in the kitchen. They also will try their hands at creating their own bouquet garni - herb bundles typically used to flavor soups and stews.

July 21 - Scented geraniums, a favorite of Victorian gardeners and named 2006 Herb of the Year, will be the topic.

Aug. 25 For pesto lovers everywhere, basil, the topic of this class, is a key ingredient in the healthy pasta sauce, as well as a number of other Italian dishes. Eash to grow indoors and out, the tropical herb has been grown for more than 5,000 years and is a perfect complement to tomatoes.

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