Around Smithsburg and Robinwood

September 10, 2008|By DARYLENE MOWEN / 301-331-5683

Ballroom dancing

A ballroom dancing event will be held Friday at the Maugansville Ruritan building on Maugans Avenue in Maugansville from 7 to 10 p.m. The dance costs $4 per person.

Happy birthday!

Birthday greetings to my 4-year-old grandson, Zachery, and to my son, Christopher. Wow, it is unbelievable another year has passed. Happy birthday to the both of you.


Pen Mar Park

The Pen Mar Park summer concert series continues Sunday featuring music by Just Us. This four-piece group from Hampstead, Md., has performed at Pen Mar Park for several years under the direction of Lew Keyser, a member of the board of directors of Local 770. The variety band has been together for more than 30 years. The event will be held from 2 to 5 p.m.


Craft classes

Hagerstown Community College's Center for Continuing Education is offering a variety of art classes in mediums such as chair caning, painting and rug hooking.

The first class, "Learn the Heritage Craft of Chair Caning," is taught by HCC instructor Jo Lum of Living Waters Chair Caning. Students will learn how to restore items such as rocking chairs, foot stools, piano benches and dining room chairs through the art of seat weaving. Students are encouraged to bring items to class that they'd like to work on and are also asked to bring the following supplies: scissors, towel, measuring tape, bucket, pencil, a dozen clothespins and paper. Two sections of this course are offered. The first section meets on Tuesdays, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Valley Mall Center, from Sept. 16 to Nov. 25. The second section meets on Thursdays, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at Little Antietam Community Center, from Sept. 18 to Nov. 20

The second class, "Painting, Acrylic and Oil," focuses on teaching students the basics of painting through individual instruction. Students may chose the subjects they wish to paint and are encouraged to bring a photo or picture as inspiration. The course is offered on Mondays, from 6:30 to 9 p.m., to Oct. 13 and again from Nov. 3 to Dec. 8.

The third class, "Basic Rug Hooking," is offered on Tuesdays, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., from Sept. 23 to Oct. 14. Taught by HCC instructor Shelly Martin, this class illustrates and teaches basic rug hooking techniques. Students will also study the history of rug hooking, as well as learn about colors, materials and edge finishing.

The fourth class, "Tole Painting," is offered on Thursdays, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., from Nov. 6 to Dec. 18. This course focuses on painting a variety of items using the traditional "tole" stroke-work. Students are encouraged to paint on wood, metal, paper, canvas or novelty cutouts. Beginning, intermediate, and advanced painters are welcome.

For more information or to register, call 301-790-2800, ext. 236, or go to

HCC offers ballroom dancing classes

This fall, Hagerstown Community College's Center for Continuing Education is offering a host of beginning and intermediate ballroom dancing classes.

Taught by longtime HCC dance instructors Betty and Irv Easterday, classes offered include "Find Pleasure in Social Ballroom," on Tuesdays, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., from Sept. 23 to Dec. 10; "Dancing Like Stars," on Wednesdays, from 7 to 9:30 p.m., from Sept. 24 to Oct. 12; and "Double Your Dancing Fun," on Tuesdays, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, from Sept. 23 to Dec. 9.

All classes are geared toward helping students learn the basic dance figures of the most popular rhythms, including the cha cha, swing, foxtrot, waltz, rumba and tango. Classes in swing dancing are also available.

For more information or to register, call 301-790-2800, ext. 236, or go to

South High class of 1968 reunion

The South Hagerstown High School class of 1968 is planning its 40th class reunion. 

For its 40th reunion, the class is offering two opportunities to meet and enjoy each other's company. 

On Friday, Sept. 26, the group will meet at Beaver Creek Country Club and then on Saturday, Sept. 27, the class will meet at the Potomac Fish and Game Club.  For more information, call Susie Gozora at 301-991-4991. 

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