February 27, 2009

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

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

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.

Monday, March 9

Arthritis aquatics

Designed to keep flexibility and range of motion, this course will help those with arthritis maintain strength and continue to increase stamina. No swimming ability is necessary. 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, March 9 through April 15. Village at Robinwood. $85. For information or to register, call Hagerstown Community College at 301-790-2800, ext. 236.

Tuesday, March 10

Rain barrel class

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- Franklin County Master Gardeners and the Franklin County Conservation District offer two "Constructing a Rain Barrel" classes. 9 to 11 a.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 10. Penn State Cooperative Extension Office, 181 Franklin Farm Lane. $25. Call 717-263-9226.

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

Saturday, March 14

Backyard fruit tree workshop

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- Franklin County Master Gardeners and Fulton Center for Sustainable Living offers a two-part "Backyard Fruit Tree Workshop." Hands-on pruning from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 14; backyard fruit tree workshop, 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 21. Fulton Farm on the campus of Wilson College. $5 per class. Class is limited to 15 participants. Call 717-263-9226.

Wednesday, March 18

Ceramics studio class

MONT ALTO, Pa. -- Nicodemus Center for Ceramic Studies offers an introduction to ceramics studio class for adults. Students receive instruction and produce their own projects using various clay working techniques. More advance techniques are available for intermediate students. 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, March 18 through April 22. Nicodemus Center for Ceramic Studies at Penn State Mont Alto. $125 for the general public; $100 for center members and college faculty, staff and students; $50 fee for materials for all registrants. Call 717-762-4670 or e-mail

Let's Talk Music

Adult students will expand their knowledge of classical music. The instructor is Maryland Symphony Orchestra board member Brendan Fitzsimmons. 5:30 p.m. Maryland Symphony Orchestra office, 30 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. $5 per class, inludes light refreshments. Space is limited. Call 301-797-4000.

Saturday, March 28

Watercolor workshop -- Moving On!

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- This class will focus on the newer and more unusual techniques that are available to the watercolor artist. These skills will be added to the basic skills. Bring in 4-inch-by-5-inch or 5-inch-by-7-inch photographs of several large seashells or flowers, sicissors and all other watercolor supplies. Instructor is Catherine Hillis. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., beginners through intermediates, adults only. The Arts Centre, 300 W. King St. $75, nonmembers; $65 members. Registration is required. Call 304-263-0224 or e-mail

Ongoing class

Tuesday evening drawing sessions

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