Upcoming classes

February 22, 2008

Children's summer art camp registration open

The Washington County Arts Council's multidiscplinary art camp is produced in conjunction with the Washington County Recreation and Parks Department. Children will receive instruction in drawing, painting, sculpting, movement, music and drama, plus some fun crafts. Full day art camp for elementary school level children ages 6 to 12. Morning half-day sessions are designed for kindergartners ages 5 and 6. For information about schedules and fees, go to


Lifeguard class

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- American Red Cross lifeguard class. Certifications include lifeguarding, first aid, and CPR/AED for the professional rescuer. Participants must be at least 15 years old and able to swim 300 yards. For information, call Angi Johnson at 717-263-8508 or e-mail

Assessment and management of post-traumatic stress disorder

The seminar will examine the causes of post-traumatic stress disorder, signs and symptoms, diagnosis criteria, and cognitive and behavioral interventions to help manage symptoms. Continuing education credits will be provided for social workers, psychologists, counselors/therapists and nurses. Offered by Hagerstown Community College in collaboration with Brook Lane Health Services. 8:30 a.m. to noon. Hagerstown Community College's Kepler Theater, Robinwood Drive, Hagerstown. $39; $35 for Brook Lane staff members. To register or for information, call HCC at 301-790-2800, ext. 236.


Tuesday, Feb. 26

After school art classes

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. -- Dance workshop with Jodey Eliseo for ages 6 and older; meets Fridays. Movement for theater class for ages 11 and older with Eliseo meets Thursdays. Other classes include arts and crafts sampler for ages 5 and older with Jennie McBee; meets Wednesdays. Printmaking for children for ages 7 and older with Jane Ping; meets Fridays. Classes are from 3:30 until 5 p.m. and last for eight weeks. Ice House. To register, call 304-258-2300.

Wednesday, Feb. 27

Principles of landscape design

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- Franklin County Master Gardeners will offer "Landscape Design and Plant Selection" workshops. 7 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Franklin County Extension Office, 181 Franklin Farm Lane. $10 per class or $40 for the series. Advance registration is required. Call 717-263-9226.

ยท Feb. 27, getting started part 1; March 5, getting started part 2: an artists' view of your landscape; March 12, growing "up" in Pennsylvania and using native stones in your landscape; March 19, native plants in your landscape; March 26, fitting shrubs into the landscape; April 2, trees in the landscape.

Friday, Feb. 29

Mini cheerleading class for kids

SHENANDOAH JUNCTION, W.Va. -- Children ages 3 to 5 will learn the fundamentals of cheerleading including arm motions, voice projection, cheers and dance. Students should be able to attend class without a parent present and be potty trained well enough for a 30-minute class. Pompoms are included in the price of the class. Program 300: 1 to 1:30 p.m. Fridays, Feb. 29 through April 4. No class March 28; program 303: 4:30 to 5 p.m. Fridays, Feb. 29 through April 4. No class March 28. Jefferson County Parks & Recreation Commission, 235 Sam Michaels Lane. $40. Call 304-728-3207 or e-mail

Saturday, March 1

Pottery class for children

MERCERSBURG, Pa. -- The six-week class will include hand building and wheel throwing. Moon Dog Pottery, 11667 Mercersburg Road. For information or to register, call 717-328-9993 or e-mail

Hands-on pruning workshop

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. -- Franklin County Master Gardeners will present a hands-on pruning workshop with master gardener Elmer Greey. Greey will discuss pruning considerations, including equipment and techniques, and will offer hands-on practice throughout his extensive property that features more than 600 different species of plants. Participants are urged to dress for the weather and bring a pair of bypass hand pruning shears. 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Home of Elmer Greey, 8690 Rice Road. $10 per person. Advance registration is required. To register or for information, call the Extension Office at 717-263-9226. Snow date is Saturday, March 8.

Backyard fruit tree workshop

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- Hands-on workshop, "Renovating Backyard Fruit Trees." Participants will gain confidence in their pruning technique by practicing proper methods under direct supervision. The workshop will cover pruning tools, training small fruit trees, renovation pruning for larger trees, and insect and disease identification. Participants should dress for the weather and bring bypass pruning shears and a pruning saw, if possible. Limited to 12 people. 10 a.m. Wilson College's Fulton Farm. Snow date is March 8. $5 per person. To register, call Fulton Center for Sustainable Living program manager Chris Mayer at 717-264-4141, ext. 3247 or e-mail

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