October 24, 2008

Saturday, Nov. 1

Introduction to pet massage

The course will provide a step-by-step approach for the pet owner to massage their dog or cat. Sponsored by The Center for Continuing Education at Hagerstown Community College. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Humane Society of Washington County, 13011 Maugansville Road, Hagerstown. $39, plus $20 materials fee and $5 registration fee. Class size is limited. To register, call 301-790-2800, ext. 236.

Babysitter's training class

Washington County American Red Cross offers a train class for babysitters ages 11 to 15. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Washington County American Red Cross, 1131 Conrad Court, Hagerstown. $55. Grants are available for participants who qualify for assistance. Call 301-739-0717, ext. 213, or e-mail Enrollment is limited.

Saturday, Nov. 8

Bread making and baking class for beginners

Bill Therriault, master bread artisan will present a bread making and baking class for beginners. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays, Nov. 8 and Jan. 17. Washington County Rural Heritage Museum, Sharpsburg Pike south of Hagerstown. $50. To register, call Elaine Doherty at 301-791-6312.


Other classes

Strollercize and more

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - For parents of infant, toddlers and preschool-age children who will use a stroller to enhance personal fitness levels. Classes are held outdoors if weather permits. 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Chambersburg YMCA lobby, 570 E. McKinley St. Free for YMCA members; $2.50 per class for nonmembers. Call Barb Houpt at 717-263-8508 or e-mail

Miracles study group

FREDERICK, Md. - Open to participants at all levels of experience. Facilitator is Mike Saedlo. 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays. Center for Mind-Body Therapies, 5 N. Bentz St. $5. Call 301-675-1292 or e-mail

Arts and craft classes

Personal enrichment classes

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Wilson College will offer a variety of non-credit, personal enrichment classes for adults and high school students during the fall term. Classes are:

Fall for herbs - 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays, Oct. 9, Nov. 13, and Dec. 11. $18 each session or all three for $50.

Watercolor painting - 6:30 to 9 p.m. Mondays, Oct. 20 through Nov. 24. $90.

To register, call Mary Foltz at 717-262-2025, 800-421-8402 or e-mail

Classes at HCC

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

Painting, Acrylic and Oil taught by 6:30 to 9 p.m. Mondays, Nov. 3, through Dec. 8.

Tole Painting, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays, Nov. 6, through Dec. 18.

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

Art classes

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

For adults and teenagers:

The creative spark: adult song writing workshop with Jennie Avila. For ages 20 and older, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 10. $25 nonmembers, $20 members.

Free your inner poet: thaw the frozen sea, composing poems with Ethan Fischer. For ages 15 and older, 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays, Oct. 11 and Oct. 18. $35 nonmembers; $30 members.

Lecture and lunch series: Mounting One Hundred Stories: the Objects, the Stories and the Audience with Elizabeth Johns. For ages 13 and older, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14. $20 nonmembers; $15 members.

Basic beading 101: intro to necklace and bracelet making workshop with Potomac Bead Co. For ages 13 and older, 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14. $40 nonmembers; $35 members.

Copperplate calligraphy with Christine P. Tischer. 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Oct. 15 through Nov. 19. $60 nonmembers; $54 members.

For children:

Young poetry: word diamonds and balloons, leaping poems for ages 8 to 14 with Ethan Fischer, 1 to 3 p.m. Saturdays, Oct. 18 to Oct. 18. $30 nonmembers; $25 members.

Little yogis for ages 5 to 10 with Lata Shree Data, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Oct. 15, through Dec. 10. $40 nonmembers; $35 members.

Yoga: mommy and me for ages 2 to 4 with Lata Shree Data, 11 a.m. to noon Wednesdays, Oct. 15 to Dec. 10. $50 nonmembers; $45 members.

Art for toddlers for ages 2 and 3 with Allison Weaver, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Oct. 29, through Dec. 3. $50 nonmembers; $45 members.

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

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