January 17, 2008

Winter art classes

FREDERICK, Md. ? Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center, 40 S. Carroll St., has announced its winter schedule for art classes. Classes begin during January and February and run four to 10 weeks. Children's classes include ceramics, drawing, painting and wood. Other class offerings for adults include ceramics, drawing, matting, jewelry, painting, photography and woodworking. For a schedule, call 301-698-0656 or go to


Introductory calligraphy class

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

3 p.m. today and Thursdays through Jan. 31. Imagination Station, 18 Carlisle St. 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


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. ? Chambersburg Flotilla of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary will present a boating skills and seamanship course. The course is approved by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators and the United States Coast Guard. Successful completion of the course will lead to a certificate which satisfies the nationwide requirement to operate a personal water craft and Pennsylvania's requirement for those born after Jan. 1, 1982, to operate a powerboat of 25 or more horsepower. 6:30 p.m. registration, 7 p.m. instruction. Faust Junior High School, Room 104, Scotland Avenue. No charge for class, charge for course materials. Call Ray Forrester at 717-377-7946.

FCC String Ensemble

FREDERICK, Md. ? Frederick Community College's Department of Music will offer a new class for players of string instruments ? violin, viola, cello and bass. The ensemble will learn and perform works of the baroque, classical, romantic and contemporary periods. Lynn Fleming will direct the group. For all ages, children through adults. Prerequisite is at least one year of study on an instrument. 7:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, beginning Jan. 29. Frederick Community College, Room F-108C in the Fine Arts and Student Center building, Opossumtown Pike. Credit or noncredit. $100 for noncredit participation. For information, call 301-846-2566; to register, call 301-846-2431 or go to

Thursday, Jan. 31

Caning workshop

WAYNESBORO, Pa. ? Participants will learn how to make a woven cane seat during a two-part workshop. The workshop will be conducted by Merri Tabor. Tabor will guide participants in caning a footstool. The stool is made of unfinished wood, and Tabor will provide instructions so participants can stain and finish the stool at home. 7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 31 and Feb. 7. Renfrew Park's visitors' center, 1010 E. Main St. $20 for members; $25 for nonmembers, plus $40 materials fee. Participants are required to attend both two-hour sessions. Registration is due by Monday, Jan. 28. Call 717-762-0373. Parking is available adjacent to the visitors' center.

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