Upcoming classes

May 30, 2008

Monday, June 2

Skateboarding clinics

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Learn basic skills, improve existing abilities, and properly use the skate park obstacles. For ages 5 and older. 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays, June 2 to June 19. Beside Municipal Pool in Chambersburg. $25 for borough residents; $35 for nonresidents. Call 717-261-3275. The clinic repeats Mondays and Thursdays, Aug. 4 to Aug. 21.

Wednesday, June 4

Dog grooming course

Lori Sweeney of Licking Creek Grooming will lead the class. Students will be able to bring pets the last night of class to get grooming tips for their pet. Sponsored by Center for Continuing Education at Hagerstown Community College. 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays beginning June 4. Humane Society of Washington County. $59, plus $25 materials fee which includes textbook, and $5 registration fee.

Saturday, June 7

Artisan bread baking class

Learn how to bake artisan bread. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Washington County Rural Heritage Museum, Sharpsburg Pike, south of Hagerstown. $50. To register, call 240-313-2839 or go to


Landscapes ... From Dream to Reality

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Presented by Franklin County Master Gardeners. Participants learn how to make their plans and ideas take shape on their property. 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Garden at Falling Spring Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 201 Franklin Farm Lane. $10 per person. Registration is required. Call 717-263-9226.

Monday, June 9

Spinning class

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A five-week summer session. All fitness levels are welcome. For preteens and teens ages 12 and older. Class size is limited to 14 participants. 9:15 to 10 a.m. Mondays, June 9 to July 7. Chambersburg YMCA. Register at the front desk. Call Barb Houpt at 717-263-8508 or e-mail

Walk fit and strong

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A seven-week outside fitness walking class. The class includes pre- and post-fitness evaluations and a T-shirt. Ages 9 to 12 may sign up with a parent, youth ages 13 and older may sign up without a parent. 6 to 7 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, June9 to July 23. Chambersburg YMCA. Cost for Y members is $55; and $70 for nonmembers. Call Barb Houpt at 717-263-8508 or e-mail

Saturday, June 14

Art for mentally and physically challenged ages 5 to 12

Heidi Coble, a veteran special education instructor, will guide students through experiences in painting, collage and clay. All materials will be provided. Ages 5 through 12 meet from 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays, June 14, through June 28. Registration is required and there is a fee. Call 301-739-5727.

Monday, June 16


Kindermusik for newborns and young children up to 18 months; 9:45 to 10:15 a.m. the week of Monday, June 16. Sessions for toddlers ages 18 months to 3 years are from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. the week of Monday, June 16, and from 9:45 to 10:30 a.m. the week of Monday, July 14. Sponsored by Hagerstown Community College's Center for Continuing Education. Classes meet at Village at Robinwood in Hagerstown. For information, e-mail Shonelle Strausbaugh at To register, call 301-790-2800, ext. 236.

Tuesday, June 17

Dance workshops

Participants will study dance styles including jazz and classical ballet. Ages 4 through 8 meet from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, June 17, through Friday, June 20. Ages 9 through 13 meet from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 17, through Friday, June 20. Both sessions will culminate with a public performance. Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, City Park, Hagerstown. Call 301-739-5727.

Monday, June 23

Teen filmmaker's workshop

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - For students of all skill levels who are entering seventh grade through freshman year in college. Students will spend one week creating short films and documentaries. Subject matter will feature the cultural heritage and history of the Eastern Panhandle, as well as modern topics of interest. Session 1 - Monday, June 23, through Friday, July 18, with a break July 4 week. Session 2 - Monday, July 21 through Friday, Aug. 8. Mountain State University, 141 S. Viking Way. Tuition costs $400. To register, call 304-283-8878, e-mail

Friday, June 30

Kodly Level I

For music educators. The daily schedule includes musicianship; ear training; and sight singing; pedagogy; folk song literature; special topics including conducting, folk dance, and instruments, and choir. Taught by David Gonzol and Julie Swank. Class is available for graduate credit or as a workshop. 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, June 30 to July 11. Shepherd University's Frank Arts Center. For registration information, call Gonzol at 304-876-5225, e-mail, or go to

Saturday, July 12

Art exploration for mentally and physically challenged for ages 13 to 21

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