Upcoming classes

January 18, 2008

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. Fee for course materials; no charge for class. Call Ray Forrester at 717-377-7946.

Weekend Wonder Preschool Art

SHENANDOAH JUNCTION, W.Va. - Preschoolers are invited to explore their artistic side. Activities include painting, coloring, drawing and more. For ages 3 to 5. 1 to 2 p.m. Saturdays, Feb. 2 to 23, program No. 340, $30; 1 to 2 p.m. Saturdays, March 8 to March 29, program No. 341, $30; and 1 to 2 p.m. Saturdays, April 5 to April 26, program No. 342, $30. Jefferson County Community Center preschool room, 235 Sam Michaels Lane. For information, call 304-728-3207.


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.

Saturday, Feb. 9

Symphony Saturdays

Children in grades one through three will learn about and play instruments from the four families (strings, woodwinds, percussion and brass). Each enrolled student will receive two complimentary tickets to the Maryland Symphony Orchestra's family concert in March. St. John's Lutheran Church, South Potomac Street, Hagerstown. $20 per child, $10 for adults. To register or for information, call Ginny Lindsay at 301-824-6954.

Tuesday, Feb. 12


KEARNEYSVILLE, W.Va. - Eastern Panhandle Beekeepers Association and Hagerstown Valley Apian Society will present a beekeeping short course for beginners. 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays. West Virginia University Kearneysville Tree Fruit Research and Education Center. A field day will be held on a Saturday after conclusion of the course. $30 if paid by Friday, Feb. 1; $40 at the door. To register, send your name, mailing address, phone number and e-mail address to Nancy Kautz, EPBA secretary, 1062 Duncan Road, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425. Make checks payable to Eastern Panhandle Beekeeprs Association or EPBA. Be sure to include the names of family members who may attend some or all of the lectures. For information, call 304-274-1564.

Monday, March 10

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, March 10 through April 23, Program No. 339. Jefferson County Community Center, 235 Sam Michaels Lane. $65. Call 304-728-3207.

Saturday, March 22

Nature photography seminar

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Wildlife photographers Joe and Mary Ann McDonald will conduct a two-day nature photography seminar. Sponsored by Potomac Valley Nature Photographers. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 22; and 9 a.m. to noon Sunday, March 23. National Conservation Training Center auditorium. $80, students and teachers; $100 for PVNP members; $130 for nonmembers. Reduced rates for those who attend only one day of the seminar. Enrollment is limited. To enroll, go to

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