Upcoming classes

August 24, 2007

Music classes

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Shepherd University Department of Music Preparatory Division is accepting applications for the fall 2007 semester.

Students interested in studying woodwinds, brass, percussion, piano, voice, guitar, bass guitar, strings (violin, viola, cello or double bass), theory or jazz improvision should contact Anne Munro at 304-876-5555 or e-mail Instructors set their own weekly lesson fees and teach half-hour and hour lessons. Registration fee is $25 per semester.

Chance McCoy, West Virginia fiddle champion, will offer lessons in traditional fiddle, guitar, mandolin and banjo. Call for information.

Musical Discoveries classes will be offered to preschool students. Preschoolers have the option of attending a Tuesday or Friday morning class. Classes include Baby and Me for 4 months through 18 months, 10 a.m. Tuesdays; Musical Discoveries for 18 months through 3 years are at 9:15 a.m. Tuesdays and 10 a.m. Fridays; and music class for 4- and 5-year-olds, a Dalcroze Eurhythmics-based class 9:15 a.m. Fridays. $156 per semester and runs for 13 weeks beginning Sept. 11.


Pick up a registration form at Shepherd University's Frank Arts Center, Room M-14, or call 304-876-5555 to have one mailed to you. Classes begin the week of Sept. 3. For information, go to and click on preparatory.

Saturday, Aug. 25

Learn a Dance in a Day

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Learn the East Coast swing with Steve Silver. 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wood Center Stage Theatre on the second level of Capitol Theatre Center, 159 S. Main St. $50 per person per day. Singles or couples. Hourly breaks. Lunch on your own for 1 hour, 20 minutes.

A Year of Herbs

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - This class is about growing basil, a staple of Italian cooking. 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wilson College, Lortz Hall, Room 110, 1015 Philadelphia Ave. $25 per class. Limited to 18 people per class. To register, call 800-421-8402 or 717-262-2025; or e-mail Wilson Enrichment Programs coordinator Mary Foltz at

Monday, Aug. 27

Introduction to Arabic

The course introduces students to the fundamentals of Modern Standard Arabic with some introduction to the Egyptian dialect. It includes grammar, writing Arabic script, sentence structure, and incorporates the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. Arabic customs and culture will be emphasized. Instructor is Safi Khan. 6 to 7:40 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Fifteen weeks. Hagerstown Community College, Robinwood Drive, east of Hagerstown. Call 301-790-2800, ext. 238.

Art classes

Howard's Art & Frames will offer the following classes which begin the week of Aug. 27. All classes are six weeks long.

· Basic drawing - 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays

· Art for adults - 10 a.m. to noon Wednesdays

· Watercolor - 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays

· Advanced drawing - 7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays

· Children's art for ages 8 to 15 - 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays. This class costs $60.

Classes cost $72 plus supplies. Howard's Art & Frames, Dual Highway, Hagerstown. Call 301-733-2722.

Tuesday, Aug. 28

Home-school informational open house

FREDERICK, Md. - Educational Alternatives: Home-School Informational Forum and Open House - In conjunction with Homeschool Frederick! and Families Plus!, FCC will present a roundtable discussion and sharing of educational resources for families that home-school their children. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Frederick Community College Conference Center. Other free personal enrichment mini-courses are scheduled; for information, call Leslie Ruby at 301-624-2820.

Wednesday, Aug. 29


Sahaya Yoga is offering free classes. This method of meditation helps participants have a balance physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. Classes will be held from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. today, Wednesday, Aug. 29, Thursday, Sept. 6, and Thursday, Sept. 20. Washington County Free Library, South Potomac Street, Hagerstown. Call 301-733-4990.

Thursday, Aug. 30

Line-dance lessons

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Line dances from ballroom, Latin and country traditions. No partner is necessary. 6 to 7:15 p.m. The Capitol Theatre Center's Wood Center Stage, 159 S. Main St. $7 per class. For information, call Silver and Lace Studios at 717-552-0253 or e-mail

Digital art class

Students will learn to apply computer techniques in a way similar to what a fine artist might do in the studio. The class is designed for artists, printmakers and visual communicators who are interested in experimenting with Adobe Photoshop and other media. Taught by Ellen Smith. 15 weeks, 9 to 11:45 a.m. Thursdays. Hagerstown Community College. Call 301-790-2800, ext. 203, or e-mail

Personal enrichment classes

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