January 10, 2008

Saturday, Jan. 12

Artisan bread baking class

Learn the methods, uniqueness and preparation of bread baking 200 years ago. A hands-on class. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Rural Heritage Museum, Sharpsburg Pike, south of Hagerstown. $50 per person, covers all class materials. Advance registration is required. Call 240-313-2839. Bring a packed lunch. Beverages will be provided.

Winter photography seminar

THURMONT, Md. ?� Local freelance photographer and hiker Tim Jacobsen will share his expertise on capturing the winter landscape. Participants are encouraged to join Jacobsen for an outdoor digital photography workshop at 1:30 p.m. The group will return to the visitor center at 2:30 p.m. to review their work. Participants are invited to bring samples of their nature photography. 1:30 p.m. outdoor portion, 2:30 p.m. indoor portion. Catoctin Mountain Park's visitor center, Md. 77. Call 301-663-9388.

Sunday, Jan. 13

Family crocheting workshop

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. ? For adults and children ages 8 and older. 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, and Sunday, Jan. 20. Chambersburg YMCA. $10 for one parent and one child for Y members; $15 for one parent and one child for nonmembers. Any additional persons, Y members or not, will be charged $3. The cost includes instruction for both days, a crochet hook, yarn, a pattern, and light refreshments. For information, call Jen Dandy at 717-263-8508 or go to


Monday, Jan. 14

Fundamentals of modern standard Arabic

The course, "Elementary Arabic I," will also introduce some Egyptian dialect. The course includes instruction in grammar, writing Arabic script, and sentence structure. Students will also study Arabic customs and culture. 6 to 7:40 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Hagerstown Community College, Robinwood Drive, Hagerstown. For information, call Joan Johnson at 301-790-2800, ext. 245.

Preschool Spanish lessons

SHENANDOAH JUNCTION, W.Va. ?� The program is for ages 3 to 5 who are new to Spanish. The language will be introduced through physical technique, music and games. Children will learn how to follow commands by listening and watching demonstrations as well as learning to answer questions and identify names of different objects. 4:30 to 5 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Jan. 14 through March 3, Program No. 338. Or 4:30 to 5 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, March 10 through April 23, Program No. 339. Jefferson County Community Center, 235 Sam Michaels Lane. $65. Call 304-728-3207.

Wednesday, Jan. 16


KEARNEYSVILLE, W.Va. ?� A six-week class for mother/guardian and daughter ages 9 to 14. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays Jan. 16 to Feb. 20. Jefferson County Extension Office. To register, call 304-728-7413 or e-mail

Soups and 30-minute meals

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. ? Patty Flood will provide cooking lessons for making soups and 30-minute meals. 6:45 to 8:15 p.m. Continues Jan. 23 and 30. Classes began Wednesday, Jan. 9, but you can still join. Grace Brethren Church, 315 Edwards Ave. Free. Age-appropriate programs are available for preschool-age children through high school-age children. Nursery is available. For information and to register, call 717-264-3767.

Thursday, Jan. 17

Introductory calligraphy class

GETTYSBURG, Pa. ? Calligrapher Sheila Waters will teach an introductory calligraphy class. 1 to

3 p.m. Thursdays Jan. 17 through Jan. 31. Imagination Station, 18 Carlisle St. For information, call 717-334-5006 or go to

Tuesday, Jan. 22

Stained glass classes

GETTYSBURG, Pa. ?� Sponsored by Imagination Station. Gettysburg stained-glass artist

Tim Flagg will teach three stained glass classes:

· Three-dimensional flower votive out of stained glass for intermediate students ?Ã? 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 22 through Feb. 12.

· Geometric panel out of stained glass for beginners ?Ã? 6 to 9 p.m. Mondays, Feb. 4 through March 3.

· Panel featuring curved shapes for beginners ?Ã? 6 to 9 p.m. Mondays, April 7 through April 28.

Classes will be held at Flagg's studio at 34 E. Lincoln Ave. Enrollment is limited. For information, call 717-334-5006 or go to

Thursday, Jan. 24


GETTYSBURG, Pa. ? Gettysburg cartoonist and illustrator John Kovaleski will teach a beginning cartooning class. For ages 13 and older. 6 to 8 p.m. Thursdays Jan. 24 through Feb. 14. Imagination Station, 18 Carlisle St. For information, call 717-334-5006 or go to

Tuesday, Jan. 29

Boating skills and seamanship

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