Upcoming classes

April 04, 2008

Saturday, April 5

Farm Pond Management

YORK, Pa. - Penn State Cooperative Extension offers a workshop, "Farm Pond Management." The program is designed to assist pond owners in managing their ponds to get the most out of these resources. Bring a water sample from your pond and measure pH, dissolved oxygen, alkalinity and clarity. Bring lunch. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. York County 4-H Center, 771 Stoverstown Road, Pa. 116. $25 per person, or $30 per couple or second person from the same household. Includes refreshments, handouts and water testing supplies. Call Tom McCarty at 717-240-6500 or e-mail

Xeriscaping workshop

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Xeriscaping means gardening with less water, using drought-tolerant plants, as well as reducing grass area and using proper watering techniques. Master gardeners teach the eight common-sense gardening principles to decrease water use and create a colorful, lush landscape. 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Franklin County Extension Office, 181 Franklin Farm Lane. $10 per person. Advance registration is required. Call 717-263-9226.


Monday, April 7

Health and nutrition class

Hosted by Vegetarian's Pursuit Caf. Learn about foods that reverse diseases, lower cholesterol, increase energy and vitality, and support weight loss. The class includes vegan and vegetarian cooking demonstrations. The series concludes with an international food feast. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays, April 7 and 14; Tuesdays, April 8 and 15; Thursdays, April 10 and 17. Review & Herald Publishing Association, 55 W. Oak Ridge Drive, Hagerstown. $40 for all six sessions. For information, call Catrice Davis at 301-393-3082 or e-mail

Thursday, April 10

Becoming a Love and Logic Parent

The program is designed for parents of teenagers ages 11 to 18. The classes focus on creating a stronger relationship between parents and teens. Issues covered include arguing, logical consequences and personal responsibility. Sponsored by Washington County Diversion Program. Classes continue for six weeks. 6 to 8 p.m. Sessions start Thursday, April 10, and Tuesday, May 6. Parents must register in advance. Free. For information or to register, call Jennifer Lowery at 301-791-7023, e-mail; or Yolanda DiFabio at 240-329-8282 or e-mail

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