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Classes

February 23, 2009

Thursday, Feb. 26



Strategic battles of World War II

Hagerstown Community College's Center for Continuing Education presents "Invasion of Crete" taught by Jeff Driscoll. The class chronicles the battle for Crete, which occurred between May 20 and June 1, 1941, and its strategic importance for both sides during the war. Hagerstown Community College's Valley Mall Center. $50. For information or to register, call 301-790-2800, ext. 236, or go to www.hagerstowncc.edu/coned.

Digital 101: Using Your Digital Camera Correctly

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A staff member from LA Cameras will guide participants through each step of using a digital camera. Class size is limited. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wilson College, Room 010 in Warfield Hall 010. $20. To register, call 717-262-2025 or e-mail mfoltz@wilson.edu.




Saturday, Feb. 28



Craft art

Craft art with Diane Hamilton. 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Contemporary School of the Arts & Gallery, 4 W. Franklin St., Hagerstown. Register in advance, call 301-791-6191 or e-mail ronlytle3@netzero.net.

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Art class

The course will involve aesthetic needs the students bring to the classroom. Instructor is Morgan Ballard. 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Classes meet Saturdays, Feb. 28; March 14 and 28; April 11 and 25; and May 9 and 23. Contemporary School of the Arts & Gallery, 4 W. Franklin St., Hagerstown. Register in advance, call 301-791-6191 or e-mail ronlytle3@netzero.net.




Thursday, March 5



Beginning beekeeping shortcourse

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -The Franklin County Beekeepers' Association offers a five-session shortcourse on beginning beekeeping.7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays, March 5, 12, 19 and 26. Franklin County Extension Office, 181 Franklin Farm Lane. Registration is required and limited to the first 40 participants. Registration costs $356 per family and includes beekeeping manual, disposable gloves, refreshments and membership in the Franklin County Beekeepers' Association. For information or to register, call 717-263-9226.




Saturday, March 7



Winter Gardening 101

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. -"Hands-on Pruning" with Franklin County Master Gardener Elmer Greey at his Shippensburg, Pa., garden that features more than 700 different plants. Participants should dress for the weather, and bring bypass pruning shears, to learn about equipment and tehcniques for pruning their trees and shrubs. $5. Call 717-263-9226.




Tuesday, March 10



Landlord crash course

Hagerstown Community College's Center for Continuing Education offers a class for Washington County landlords discussing leases, lead paint laws, resources available to landlords, fair housing laws, tenant evictions and Hagerstown City Code enforcement. 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, March 10 and 17. Hagerstown Community College's Valley Mall Center. $45. For information or to register, call 301-790-2800, ext. 236 or go to www.hagerstowncc.edu/coned.




Ongoing class



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 lindsayw@washingtoncountyarts.com.




Other classes



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

Washington County Museum of Fine Arts in Hagerstown offers the following art classes:

For adults:

o Blackletter calligraphy with Christine Tischer - 7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays, March 5 to April 9.

o Landscapes in watercolor with Kent Roberts - 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, March 10 to April 14.

For children:

o Young at art for ages 4 to 6 - 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursdays, March 26 to April 30.

o Art for toddlers ages 2 and 3 - 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Fridays, March 27 to May 1.

Miscellaneous classes

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -Wilson College will offer the following classes:

o Computers: Intermediate -9 a.m. to noon Saturdays, March 7, 14, 21. $85.

o Watercolor painting - 6:30 to 9 p.m. Mondays, March 2 to April 6. $90 plus supplies.

Course in Miracles

A group discussion-based, Judeo-Christian approach to seeing the connectedness of life. Sponsored by Unity in Hagerstown. The group meets at Rider Jet Center. For information, call Sandy Boyer at 304-279-6854 or e-mail sandy.boyer@gmail.com.

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