Go, Do, Learn

September 12, 2008

MSO starts children's program

The Maryland Symphony Orchestra has announced a new program that will introduce preschool children to orchestra music.

MSO's Little Maestros will be held in conjunction with the Kinder Konzert series presented by the MSO and Washington County Public Schools.

There are five, six-week sessions running from Tuesday, Sept. 16, to Thursday, May 28, 2009. Classes will be held at Rockland Woods Elementary School on Tuesday mornings and Fountaindale Elementary School on Thursday evenings.

Classes for children ages 2 and 3 and their parents are available from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Tuesdays and 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. Thursdays. Children ages 4 and 5 have the option of meeting from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Tuesdays, or from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. Thursdays.


The specific sessions are woodwind, meeting from Tuesday, Sept. 16, to Thursday, Oct. 23; jazz, meeting from Tuesday, Nov. 4, to Thursday, Dec. 18 (no classes the week of Sunday, Nov. 23, through Saturday, Nov. 29); brass, meeting from Tuesday, Jan. 6, to Thursday, Feb. 12; percussion, meeting from Tuesday, Feb. 24, to Thursday, April 2; and string/orchestra music, meeting from Tuesday, April 21, to Thursday, May 28.

Each six-week session costs $40 per student and focus on the specific genre of music while teaching music concepts through movement, singing, listening and playing instruments. All sessions are taught by a certified music teacher with preschool and public school experience.

For information, call Danielle Hommel at 301-824-2012. To register, call the MSO at 301-797-4000.

Family yoga program

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- The Chambersburg YMCA offers a family yoga class for parents and their children ages 3 and older. The class will be held from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Saturdays, Sept. 13 and 27. Families will learn how to breathe, focus and laugh through a variety of fun yoga poses. The class is free for YMCA members and costs $5 for one parent and one child who are not Y members. Any additional person is admitted for $1.

For information, call Jen Gossert at 717-263-8508 or go to www.chbgy .org.

Program about effective discipline

FREDERICK, Md. -- School counselors Sarah Olinger-Fawley and Greta Nettleton will present Dr. Thomas Phelan's "1-2-3 Magic Model for Effective Discipline" on Wednesday, Sept. 24.

It is a method that helps parents and caregivers get children, ages 4 to 12, to start doing what they want and stop doing what they don't. There is a free dinner at 6 p.m., the program begins at 6:30 and childcare can be provided for children older than 4. To register, call Families Plus! at 301-694-9002 or Debbie Wivell, CASS coordinator, at 240-236-1770.

Anger management for men

FREDERICK, Md. -- Anger Management for Men, a free multi-week group, will explore the causes of anger in men and ways of controlling negative outcomes. The group will meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 16, through Oct. 7, at Families Plus!, 35 E. Church St. Participants will be expected to attend all sessions and group size is limited. Registration is required. To register or for information, call Families Plus! at 301-694-9002, send e-mail to or go to

Legal issues for families with special needs

FREDERICK, Md. -- Mary Anne Williams and Bruce Gourley, ARC support coordinators, will discuss legal issues that will help families protect the long-term future for their children with special needs. "Your Special Child's Future: Estate Planning" will be held Tuesday, Sept. 23, at the NCI Conference Center at Fort Detrick. Doors open at 11:30 a.m.; the program is from noon to 1 p.m.

Bring a brown bag lunch or purchase one at the cafeteria. The program is co-sponsored by Families Plus! and Fort Detrick's Exceptional Family Member Program. For information about getting on base, call Families Plus! at 301-694-9002.

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