Upcoming classes

July 06, 2007

Saturday, July 7

Introductory figure drawing

GETTYSBURG, Pa. - Students will work from a live model to look at the human form and its structure. The class will examine anatomy, texture, space, light and shadow. Offered by Adams County Arts Council. 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays through July 28. Imagination Station, 18 Carlisle St. $95 for ACAC members, $105 for nonmembers. Call 717-334-5006 or go to

Scuba diving

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Five, four-hour sessions, consisting of classroom and pool instruction, lasting two hours each. During the classroom sessions, students will learn how to plan and conduct safe diving activities. Pool sessions are spent developing and practicing safe diving skills. After the classroom and pool sessions, students will make four open-water dives. Upon completion of the open-water dives, students will receive an Open Water certification card. Class size is limited.

To register, call the YMCA Aquatic Department at 717-762-6012 or stop by the YMCA at 810 E. Main St.


Monday, July 9

Beginning pastel class

GETTYSBURG, Pa. - Adults will learn pastel-drawing techniques during a class offered by Adams County Arts Council's arts educators. Students should bring paper and a set of chalk pastels; oil pastels are optional. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays through July 18. Imagination Station, 18 Carlisle St. $95 for ACAC members, $105 for nonmembers. Call 717-334-5006 or go to

CVSM classes

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Cumberland Valley School of Music will offer two classes:

Music Together - Monday and Wednesday mornings, July 9 to 25. Children ages 18 months to 5 years and their parents will participate together, learning basic music skills through song, creative movement and rhythm instruments. Instructor Susan Matson.

Guitar class - Tuesday evenings, July 10 to Aug. 14. Ages 12 and older will receive instruction in melody playing, chords, rhythms, strumming techniques and ensemble playing. Instructor Tresa Paul. $80.

For information, call Cumberland Valley School of Music at 717-261-1220 or go to

Young artists' workshops

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The Arts Centre will offer six weeks of diversion for kids whose passion is art and performance. A special Friday activity is planned for most weeks. Scholarships are available. For a registration form or to request a scholarship, call 304-263-0224 or go to

· Appalachian Arts, July 9 to 13

· Dancing to Dr. Seuss, July 16 to 20

· Drawing on the Renaissance, July 23 to 27

· Shel Silverstein - Art in Motion, July 30 to Aug. 3

Monday, July 16

Fun, Fun, Fun & Fit

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Chambersburg YMCA will offer Fun, Fun, Fun & Fit, a class in which kids can experience activities such as centipede, tag, battle ball, screaming toes, mountain climbs and a climbing wall. Class is held indoors and outdoors, as weather permits. Monday, July 16, to Saturday, Aug. 18. Grades three through seven will 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.

Saturday, July 21

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 and 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. Instructor is Chris Mayer, a Pennsylvania-certified horticulturist, master gardener and home horticulture educator. To register, call 800-421-8402 or 717-262-2025 or e-mail Wilson Enrichment Programs coordinator Mary Foltz at

· 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. Easy to grow indoors and out, the tropical herb has been grown for mroe than 5,000 years and is a perfect complement to tomatoes.

Monday, July 23

Free art workshops for children

The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts is offering free art workshops. Each instructor will introduce their own specialized art medium to children ages of 6 through 12. Registration is required. Call 301-739-5727. Due to limited space, children may enroll for two of the 10 classes:

· Tuesday, July 31 - Kool Aid-Dyed Silk Scarves 10 a.m. to noon; Kumihimo Braiding 1 to 3 p.m. Instructor Barbara Diefenderfer.

· Wednesday, Aug. 1 - Pop Art Sundaes 10 a.m. to noon; Picasso Cubist Instruments 1 to 3 p.m. Instructor Brandi Daly.

· Thursday, Aug. 2 - Stuffed Fish Not the Kind You Eat! 10 a.m. to noon; Art Under the Sea 1 to 3 p.m. Instructor Priscilla Howard.

· Friday, Aug. 3 - Drawing Caricatures 10 a.m. to noon; Drawing Cartoon Animals 1 to 3 p.m. Instructor Kent Roberts.

· Saturday, Aug. 4 - Pressed Flower Art 10 a.m. to noon; Live from the Puppet Theatre - Make Your Own Puppet 1 to 3 p.m. Instructor Allison Weaver.

Saturday, Aug. 11

Personal trainer certification

FREDERICK, Md. - The two-day workshop includes demonstrations and practical application of one-on-one training. Workshop registration includes, written exam, two-year certificate and membership. 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, and Sunday, Aug. 12. William Talley Recreation Center, 121 N. Bentz St. To register, call 800-AEROBIC or go to

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