March 20, 2009

Saturday, March 21

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

Fruit tree workshop

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Franklin County Master Gardeners and Fulton Center for Sustainable Living hosts 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.

Exercise certification

Potential and current fitness instructors will learn basic academic and practical application. 8 to 4:30 p.m. Hagerstown Community College, 11400 Robinwood Drive, Hagerstown. Workshop fees apply. Call 800-237-6242 or go to


Sunday, March 22

Ballroom and line dance

MAUGANSVILLE - Ballroom room and line dancing lessons, followed by open ballroom dancing. 1:45 to 5:45 p.m. Maugansville Ruritan, Maugans Avenue. $6 per person for ballroom and line; $4 for line only, which begins at 1:45 p.m. Call 301-733-3670 or 717-977-0169.

Retro hi-lo

The workshop will combine traditional hi-lo choreography with dance. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Hagerstown Community College, 11400 Robinwood Drive, Hagerstown. Workshop fees apply. Call 800-237-6242 or go to

Tuesday, March 24

Vegetable gardening

Hagerstown Community College offers a vegetable gardening workshop. Taught by Sandy Scott. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., HCC's Valley Mall Center. $45 for series; $20 for individual workshops.

  • March 24 - Vegetable gardening for beginners.

  • April 7 - Vegetable gardening - the next step.

  • May 5 - Vegetable gardening - harvest.

  • Aug. 18 - Vegetable gardening - fall care.

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

    Thursday, March 26

    Easy breezy vegetables

    CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -Franklin County Master Gardeners offers "Easy Breezy Vegetables." 7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays. Ag Heritage Building, 181 Franklin Farm Lane. Each class costs $5, due at registration.

  • March 26 - Basic gardening and early crops.

  • April 30 - Squash, beans and more basics.

  • May 14 - Everything about tomatoes.

  • July 16 - Preserve the harvest.

    Advance registration is required. 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.

    Geneology for beginners

    Led by certified genealogist Marsha L. Fuller.10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Washington County Free Library, 100 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Attendance is free, registration is limited to 20. Bring lunch. To register, call 301-739-3250, ext. 136.

    Watercolor workshop

    MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Bring in photographs of large seashells or flowers, scissors and 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

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