March 13, 2009

Monday, March 16

Strength training for women

FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - The Strong Women program is a six-week class for middle-aged to older women. 9 to10 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays through April 22. New Guilford Brethren in Christ Church, 1575 Mont Alto Road. $45. For information or to register, call Mary Ann Oyler at Penn State Cooperative Extension at 717-263-9226 or e-mail Participants can register at the first class.

Wednesday, March 18

Ceramics studio class

MONT ALTO, Pa. - An introduction to ceramics studio class for adults. 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, March 18 through April 22. Nicodemus Center for Ceramic Studies at Penn State Mont Alto. Cost is $100 to $125 plus $50 fee. 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. March 18 and April 22. Maryland Symphony Orchestra office, 30 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. $5 per class, includes light refreshments. Space is limited. Call 301-797-4000.


Saturday, March 21

Fruit tree workshop

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Franklin County Master Gardeners and Fulton Center for Sustainable Living will host a class on insect and disease identification and control. 1 to 4 p.m. Fulton Farm on the campus of Wilson College. Call 717-263-9226.

Saturday, March 28

Babysitting training

Class is limited to 12 participants. 9 to 9:30 a.m. American Red Cross, 1131 Conrad Court, Hagerstown. $55. If a student qualifies for free or reduced meal program the fee is $10. Call 301-739-0717.

Genealogy workshop for beginners

Led by certified genealogist Marsha L. Fuller. 10 a.m. to4 p.m. Washington County Free Library, 100 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Attendance is free, but registration is limited to 20 people. Bring lunch. To register, call 301-739-3250, ext. 136.

Watercolor workshop

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Bring in photographs of several large seashells or flowers, scissors and your own 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; $65 members. Registration is required. Call 304-263-0224 or e-mail

Ongoing classes

Tuesday evening drawing sessions

Washington County Arts Council hosts drawing sessions with a live model. 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays through March 24. Washington County Arts Gallery downtown gallery, 14 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. $10. Call Lindsay Weaver at 301-791-3132 or e-mail

Painting with acrylics

A class for adults. 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., third Saturday of every month. Contemporary School of the Arts & Gallery, 4 W. Franklin St., Hagerstown. Fee. Call 301-791-6191, e-mail or go to

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.

Dance classes

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The class will cover the waltz, foxtrot and rumba. Open practice every from 6 to 7 p.m.; dancers with experience meet from 8:15 to 9:30 p.m. Thursdays. Eugene C. Clarke Jr. Community Center. $10 per person. Call 301-733-3670 or 717-977-0169.

Other classes

Art classes

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

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

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Heritage Craft Center of the Eastern Panhandle will hold classes at several locations.

o Woodcarving - 3 to 5 p.m. Saturdays, March 21, 28, April 4, Crim de la Crim, 137 N. Queen St., Martinsburg. $48, plus$15 materials fee.

o Stained glass for beginners - 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, March 24, 26, 31, April 2, 7, 9, Triple Brick Museum, 313 E. John St., Martinsburg. $144 plus $30 tool rental. Does not include glass.

o Hand-built pottery - 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays, April 18, 26, May 2, Crim de la Crim, 137 N. Queen St., Martinsburg. $48 plus a materials fee.

o Hand-built pottery for children - 12:30 to 2 p.m. Saturdays, April 18, 26, May 2, Crim de la Crim.

To register, call 304-264-9440 or go to

Course in Miracles

A group discussion-based, Judeo-Christian approach to seeing the connectedness of life. Sponsored by Unity in Hagerstown. Meetings are at Rider Jet Center. Call Sandy Boyer at 304-279-6854 or e-mail

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