Go, Do, Learn

September 08, 2008

Diabetes education

"Taking the Power to Control Diabetes" will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at Washington County Commission on Aging, 140 W. Franklin St., Hagerstown. Lunch is included. Free. For information or to register, call Judy to at 301-790-0275 ext. 220.

Reiki healing circle

FREDERICK, Md. - Reiki healing circle will be from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10. The circle offers reiki and other stress-releasing, energy balancing and healing techniques at Unity Church, 1 W. 9th St. For information call 301-846-0868 or go to

Wellness workshops

Two wellness and disease prevention workshops will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 10 at 7 p.m. Dr. Linda Solomon will conduct the workshops at Grace United Methodist Church, 712 W. Church St., Hagerstown.


The first one will be "Arthritis: Alternative Approaches to Preventing and Relieving Joint Disease," and the second will be "Pressure Point Therapy, Learn How to Relieve Pain Naturally." $10 contribution requested, but not necessary. For information call 301-739-1925 or go to

Fall fitness classes

Body & Soul Fitness presents its fall 2008 session, All the World, choreographed to Christian music. The classes are for women of all ages and fitness levels.

Classes will be held at:

o Otterbein Ministry Center, 912 S. Potomac St., Waynesboro, Pa., 9 to 10:05 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays, beginning Tuesday, Sept. 9. Childcare is available. $1 per child donation.

o First United Methodist Church, 45 N. Washington St., Greencastle, Pa., 6:30 to 7:35 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning Tuesday, Sept. 9. Childcare is available, $1 per child donation.

Classes have started at:

o New Franklin Ruritan, 2500 New Franklin Road, Chambersburg, Pa., 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays. No childcare.

o Lurgan Township Recreation Center, 13978 Cumberland Highway, Roxbury, Pa., 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. Wednesdays. No childcare.

The cost for the 10-week session is $37.50, one time a week; or $65, two times a week. New students receive the first class free.

For information, Call Connie at 301-739-6855; Deb at 717-597-9762; Susan at 717-597-0661; or Tina at 717-532-7032.

Belly-dancing classes

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Join instructor Michelle Gordon to learn belly dance.

Belly dancing enhances muscle strength and improves balance. Students will learn the history and the various styles and movements of belly dance.

Wear comfortable clothes and bring water. Classes are held from 6 to 7 p.m. on Thursdays, Sept. 11, through Oct. 23. Cost for YMCA members for the seven-week session is $25; $50 for nonmembers. For information, call Barb Houpt at 717-263-8508 or e-mail

Family yoga

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -Families are invited to enjoy time spent learning how to breathe, focus, and laugh through a variety of fun yoga poses. Classes will be offered several Saturdays a month. Family yoga is for children ages 3 and older who are accompanied by at least one adult. The classes are free to YMCA members and for nonmembers the fee is $5 for one parent and child, $1 for each additional child in the family. September's classes are scheduled from 9 to 9:45 a.m. on Saturdays, Sept. 13 and 27. For information, call Jen Gossert at 717-263-8508 or e-mail

Prostate health

A free dinner and program on prostate health will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 14, at Memorial Recreation Center. At the dinner, participants will learn about resources, including free screenings and other services, available in the community. Registration for the program is encouraged. Call 301-790-8524.

o The John R. Marsh Cancer Center and the Urological Center, PA, will provide prostate cancer screenings from 8 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27, for men older than 40 who have not been screened in the past year. Confidential screenings take approximately 10 minutes. A lab fee payment of $12 is required by check or cash (exact change only). For information or to schedule a screening, call 301-790-8524.

Strong Women program

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -Penn State Cooperative Extension will conduct the Strong Women Program in Franklin County.

This is a 10-week program for middle-aged to older women. The program was developed to help women increase their strength, bone density, balance and energy and help them look and feel better.

Participants will meet two times a week for one hour sessions. There is a $75 fee. Four class sites are offered:

o Church of the Brethren, 260 S. Fourth St., Chambersburg, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays starting Tuesday, Sept. 16.

o New Guilford Brethren in Christ Church, 1575 Mont Alto Road, Chambersburg, 9 to 10 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays starting Sept. 15.

o Memorial Lutheran Church, 34 E. Orange St., Shippensburg, Pa., 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting Sept. 16.

o First United Methodist Church, 225 S. Second St., Chambersburg, 9 to 10 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, starting Sept. 15.

For information or to register, call Penn State Cooperative Extension at 717-263-9226. Participants can register at the first class.

Vascular disease seminar

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Dr. Nowokere Esemuede will present a free seminar titled, "Vascular Disease and You: Remove Blockages and Live Better," from 6 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 18, at Chambersburg Hospital Lecture Center, 112 N. Seventh St.

Esemuede will discuss early detection and treatment options, both surgical and non-surgical. A question and answer session will follow the presentation. For information, call 717-267-4800.

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