Upcoming classes

August 08, 2008

Wednesday, Aug. 20

'Give Wildlife a Helping Hand'

FORT LOUDON, Pa. - Children investigate habitats and learn, hands-on, how to improve these habitats for wildlife. Children completing all eight hours of programming receive a patch. Children should dress for the weather and bring lunch and a drink each day. 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 21. Cowan's Gap's Brightbill Interpretive Center. Call Beth Garner at 717-485-3948 or e-mail

Saturday, Aug. 23

Travel-oriented Italian

Native Italian Elsa Bradford introduces the fundamentals of Italian language including thenecessary pronunciation skills, vocabulary and patterns of dialogue needed for real-life situations. 9 a.m. to noon. Saturdays through Sept. 6. Hagerstown Community College's Valley Mall Center. For information or to register, call 301-790-2800, ext. 236.

Master naturalist workshops

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. -The workshops train individuals enrolled in Audubon Society's Potomac Valley Master Naturalist Program. Also open on a space-available basis to the public. Enrollment for each workshop is limited to 20 persons.


Saturday, Aug. 23 - Cacapon State Park: Singing insects, 6 to 10 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 6 - Cacapon State Park: Astronomy with binoculars, 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.

The cost is $10 for PVAS members and the public; $5 for Master Naturalist Program members and trainees. For information, call 304-676-3397 or e-mail

Saturday, Sept. 13

Spontaneous painting workshop

Beckie Mirsch Laughlin offers a spontaneous painting workshop, an exploration in creativity. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Antietam Paper building, Antietam Street, downtown Hagerstown. $35, includes materials. To register, call Lindsay Weaver at Washington County Arts Council at 301-791-3132 or

Other classes

Art classes

Washington County Museum of Fine Arts in Hagerstown offers a variety of classes.Advanced registration is required.

For adults and teenagers:

Intermediate watercolor with Bob Wantz, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 2 to Oct. 7. for students with previous watercolor experience. $90 nonmembers, $81 members.

Landscapes in watercolor with Kent Roberts, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays Sept. 2 to Oct. 7. $85 nonmembers, $76 members.

Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain with Kent Roberts, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 2 to Nov. 4. $100 nonmembers, $90 members.

Dance: Fox trot and swing with Lee Ann Wolff, 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays Sept. 3 to Oct. 8. $60 nonmembers, $54 members.

Intermediate watercolor with Bob Wantz, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays Sept. 3 to Oct. 8. $90 nonmembers, $81 members.

Painting with oils with Ski Holm, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 3 to Oct. 22. $100 nonmembers, $90 members.

For children:

Little Yogis for ages 5 to 10 with Lata Shree Data, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 3 to Oct. 8. $40 nonmembers, $35 members.

Art for toddlers for ages 2 and 3 with Allison Weaver,9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 3 to Oct. 8. $50 nonmembers, $45 members.

Yoga: Mommy and Me for ages 2 to 4 with Lata Shree Data, 11 a.m. to noon Wednesdays, Sept. 3 to Oct. 8. $50 nonmembers, $45 members.

Little illustrators II for ages 5 and 6 with Melissa Gibson, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturdays Sept. 6 to Sept. 27. $30 nonmembers, $25 members.

Young at Art for ages 4 to 6 with Kathryn Lant, 10 to 11 a.m. Thursdays, Sept. 25 to Oct. 30. $50 nonmembers, $45 members.

Jammin' with Jennie: song- writing workshop I for ages 6 to 8 with Jennie Avila, 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27. $25 nonmembers, $20 members.

For information, call 301-739-5727 or go to

Free GED classes

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -The classes are designed for adults preparing to take the GED test or adults desiring to improve their reading, math or English language skills. Classes meet from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday; and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Classes are open. Classes are free and open to residents of Pennsylvania ages 16 and older who are not enrolled in a public school system. New students may begin at any time. To enroll, just come to class. For information, call Barb Kreyl at 717-504-4459 or 888-669-7735, ext. 3510.

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