January 30, 2009

Tuesday, Feb. 3

Tuesday evening drawing sessions

Washington County Arts Council hosts Tuesday evening drawing sessions. Kimberly Jensen will pose each of the eight weeks. 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays through March 24. Washington County Arts Gallery downtown gallery, 14 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. $10 per session or register in advance for all eight sessions for $70. Call Lindsay Weaver at 301-791-3132 or e-mail

Latin American cooking classes

FREDERICK, Md. - Participants will learn to prepare dishes from countries such as Peru, Ecuador, Panama and the Dominican Republic. Participants will spend the evening preparing and sampling the creations. Begins Tuesday, Feb. 3. William Talley Recreation Center. Call 301-600-1492 for information on registration and fees.

Wednesday, Feb. 4

35mm photography class: basic photography

The class will culminate in a joint exhibit by students and instructor. Instructor is Matt Prince. 2 to 3:30 p.m. Contemporary School of the Arts & Gallery, 4 W. Franklin St., Hagerstown. $15 per class. Registration deadline is today. Call Matt Prince at 304-676-5009.


Preschool science andtechnology explorers program

FREDERICK, Md. - Children ages 3 to 5 will have have activitites at experiment stations, project tables and hands-on collection displays. 9 a.m. to noon Fridays beginningFeb. 6. William Talley Recreation Center.Call 301-600-1492 for information on registration and fees.

Friday, Feb. 6

Institute for Learning in Retirement open house

FREDERICK, Md. - People ages 55 and older are invited to explore opportunities for lifelong learning, meet ILR instructors, register for classes and enjoy light refreshments. The spring schedule of classes will be presented at 10 a.m. Event from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Frederick Community College Conference Center. For information or to register, call Sue Adams at 301-624-2732 or e-mail

Saturday, Feb. 7

Understanding the stock market

HALFWAY - Gaye McGovern will cover the basics needed to understand the stock market, including asset classes, savings versus investing, risk and reward, how to invest in stocks, bonds and cash equivalents, as well as how to find investments that will help you meet long-term financial goals. 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Hagerstown Community College's Valley Mall Center. $35. For information or to register, call 301-790-2800, ext. 236.

Winter gardening 101

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -Franklin County Master Gardeners offers "Winter Gardening 101." 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturdays, Feb. 7 and March 7. Ag Heritage Building, 181 Franklin Farm Lane. Topics are:

o Feb. 7 - Winter Sowing Seeds. Karen Brown will discuss "wintersowing," using recycled containers that act as miniature greenhosues, in which to sow seeds outdoors. A hands-on class. $5. Snow date is Feb. 14.

o March 7 - Hands-on Pruning. Elmer Greey will demonstrate hands-on pruning at his Shippensburg garden. Dress for the weather and bring bypass pruning shears. $5. Snow date is March 14.

Advance registration is required. Call 717-263-9226.

Sunday, Feb. 8

Cooking demonstration

Shellie Ralston, chef from Rhubarb House, will demonstrate cooking in a program, "Gifts From the Heart." Samples included. 2 to 4 p.m. Women's Club, Hagerstown. $12. For reservations, call 301-739-0870.

Valentine's Day card-making class

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - Up to 12 adult participants will make between seven and 10 projects including Valentine's cards, gift bags and large candy bar wrappers. Instructor is Dana Smith. Sponsored by Fulton County Parks and Recreation Commission. 2 to 4 p.m. Lions Club Community Building. Deadline to register is Thursday, Feb. 5. For information or to register, call Chanin Mountz at 717-552-0071.

Other classes

Genealogy classes

HALFWAY - Hagerstown Community College will offer the following genealogy classes at HCC's Valley Mall Center.

o Tracing your family roots - introduction to genealogy - 9:30 a.m. to noon, Fridays, Feb. 6, through Feb. 27. $60.

o Tracing your family roots - introcution to genealogy - 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 2, through Feb. 24. $60.

o Genealogy plus - 1:30 to 4 p.m. Fridays, Feb. 6, through Feb. 27. $60.

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

GED preparation classes

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - For ages 16 and older who are not enrolled in a public school system. 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays; 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Mondays through Wednesdays; or 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesays and Thursdays. Lincoln Intermediate Unit 12's adult learning center, 305 W. Commerce St. Call Barg Kreyl at 717-504-4459, ext. 3510; or 888-669-7735, ext. 3510.

Line dance lessons

Hagerstown Country Western Dance Association offers 12 nights of dance lessons. Beginner and intermediate dancers are welcome. 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays through March 31. St. Joseph Catholic Church, 17630 Virginia Ave., Hagerstown. $4 per dancer, per night. Call 301-797-6786 or 717-263-0141.

Art classes

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