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September 20, 2007

Artist to speak on decorative painting

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Council for the Arts announces a gallery talk by artist Barb Noel on "Decorative Painting," Thursday, Sept. 27, at 7 p.m. at the Council's gallery, 159 S. Main St., Chambersburg, Pa.

Visitors can explore Noel's examples of decorative art, from European as well as American sources, and learn about the complex folk art traditions that comprise its history.

The trays, boxes, plaques and furniture become a reflection of each artist's own expression, as well as works that fit within an artistic tradition that has its roots in many branches of European culture.

The gallery talk will include time for questions from the audience. Light refreshments will follow. For more information, call the council at 717-264-6883.


Beekeeping class set

A beekeeping youth partnership scholarship program has been created to encourage young people between the ages of 12 and 17 to discover the pleasures, benefits and rewards of beekeeping.

Those interested need to complete the application and submit it to Hagerstown Valley Apian Society by Monday, Oct. 15.

For information, go to, or contact HVAS President Carl Kahkonen at 240-217-4083 or e-mail

Deadline nears for miniature art show

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Entries will be accepted through Friday, Sept. 28, for the Council for the Arts' "Miniature Art 2007" exhibition to be held from Nov. 2 to Jan. 12.

Artists may submit up to four works, each with image size no greater than 4 inches by 6 inches, not to exceed 24 square inches. All pieces must be framed and total size may not exceed 48 square inches.

Only original work in any fine art media will be accepted - no copies, crafts, jewelry, photography, laser prints or computer-generated artwork.

Sculpture is encouraged, and should not exceed 5 inches in any dimension.

Awards will be offered as follows: best of show ($300) and 3 merit awards ($100 each). A 35 percent commission will be charged on all sales. The entry fee (for as many as four works) is $25; an additional $10 will be charged for return shipping and insurance on works not delivered in person.

Artwork may be submitted to the Council for the Arts at 159 S. Main St. in Chambersburg. For more information, call the council at 717-264-6883.

Pa. book sale planned

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Habitat for Humanity of Franklin County and several area Lutheran churches will sponsor their third annual used book sale, Nov. 1 to 3.

Used books can be donated through Saturday, Oct. 20, at any of the following locations.

· Trinity Lutheran Church, Jason Drive, Greencastle, Pa.: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. to noon

· Habitat for Humanity, 23 N. Third St., Chambersburg, Pa.: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to noon

· Sunnyway Foods, Chambersburg and Greencastle locations

· Office of Carolyn Horst, 32 E. Baltimore St., Greencastle

· Office of Charles Strausbaugh, 45 Walnut St., Waynesboro, Pa.

· First National Bank of Mercersburg, Mercersburg office and 821 S. Washington St., Greencastle

Please note that Reader's Digest Condensed Books, encyclopedias, textbooks and any books that smell musty or smoky will not be accepted.

For more information, call Trinity Lutheran Church at 717-597-9348, or Habitat for Humanity of Franklin County at 717-267-1899.

Civil War tours set

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Shepherd University's George Tyler Moore Center will offer a limited number of seats on two separate Civil War tours. On Wednesday, Oct. 3, the group will tour Civil War Baltimore, including a tour of the USS Constellation and Fort McHenry. On Monday, Nov. 5, the tour will cover the Gettysburg Campaign, including all three days of the battle.

The cost for each tour is $40. The fee includes transportation to and from Shepherdstown on an air-conditioned, restroom equipped bus and a full day, expert guided tour. Lunch is not included, but a lunch stop will be made near convenient restaurants.

Reservations will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis. Call 304-876-5429 for more information or to reserve your space.

Season lineup set for Chambersburg theater

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Chambersburg Community Theatre Inc. has announced its lineup of shows for the 2007-08 season. All shows are at The Capitol Theatre, 159 S. Main St. and begin at 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays.

The next show in the theater season is Agatha Christie's "The Unexpected Guest," on stage from Thursday, Oct. 25, through Sunday, Oct. 28, and Friday, Nov. 2, through Sunday, Nov. 4. A man comes across a woman standing over the dead body of her wheelchair-bound husband, gun in her hand. She admits to murder, but many other suspects turn up.

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