March 27, 2009

Thursday, April 2

Fiction writing

Two-hour workshop sessions taught by Julie Mooney. Sessions include:

o Thursday, April 2 - Creating characters I: Build characters from personal experience.

o Thursday, April 16 - Creating characters II: Borrow from psychology to develop fictional characters.

o Thursday, April 30 - Creating characters III -Interview your character for back story.

Classes meet from 6 to 8 p.m. in Hagerstown Community College's Career Programs Building, Room 230. $25 per workshop. To register, call 301-790-2800, ext. 235 or go to

Saturday, April 4

Flamenco workshop

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -Chambersburg Ballet Theatre School workshop and demonstration in flamenco dance by Liliane Casagrandi. For ages 12 and older. 3 to 4 p.m. CBT's studio, second floor of The Capitol Theatre, 159 S. Main St. $10, at the door. Call 717-709-1800 or e-mail


Sunday, April 5

Spring card workshop

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - Projects focus on Easter and Mother's and Father's Day. 2 to 5 p.m. Old McConnellsburg High School. Open to 10 students. $15 for residents of Ayr, Dublin, Thompson, Taylor, Todd and Licking Creek townships and McConnellsburg borough; $17 for all others. Registration and payment due by Wednesday, April 1. Call 717-552-0071.

Tuesday, April 7

Arts Express

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -Learn modern dance and movement with jazz music with Beth Rice or make a "Bug-y" art project with Lisa Fisler. ARTS Express fine arts workshops for children in grades two through five. Eugene C. Clarke Recreation Center, 235 S. 3rd St. Children should arrive no later than 6:15 p.m. and be picked up at 8 p.m. Free. Registration is requested. Call 717-264-6883.

Saturday, April 11

Perennials class

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -Multiply your perennials with Franklin County Master Gardeners. Bring garden scissors and trowels. There will be some free take-home pots of newly divided plants. 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Falling Spring Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Garden, Franklin Farm Lane. $5, due at time of registration. Call 717-263-9226.

Saturday, April 18

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

Hot yoga class open house

A donation-based Hot yoga class. Learn about yoga programs, pilates, acupuncture, massage therapy and more. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Padma Yoga, 16 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. Go to or call 240-217-6236.

Ongoing classes

Mommy and child yoga

MIDDLETOWN, Md. - Fun and fitness for both mom and child. 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. Tuesdays through April 28; or 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. Mondays. United Methodist Church's sanctuary. $10 per drop in class. Bring a yoga mat or towel. Call 240-625-5067.

Little yogis

Join Lata Shree Data and Christopher for a drop-in class for kids ages 6 to 12. 4:15 to 5 p.m. Padma Yoga, 16 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. $5.

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 adults:

o Painting with oil with Kent Roberts - 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesdays, April 8 to May 27.

o Drawing with pen and ink with Mike Gouker - 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays, April 16 to May 21.

o Intermediate watercolor with Bob Wantz - 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays, April 21 to May 26.

o Beginners workshop with Bob Wantz - 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays, April 22 to May 27.

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.

o Art around the world for ages 7 to 10 with Kathryn Lant - 4 to 5 p.m. Thursdays, April 2 to May 7.

o Drawing and painting animals for ages 7 to 12 with Nicole Ferree - 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, April 21 to May 26.

o Little illustrators I for ages 3 to 4 with Melissa Gibson - 1 to 2 p.m. Saturdays, April 25 to May 30.

o Little illustrators II for ags 5 to 6 with Melissa Gibson - 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturdays, April 25 to May 30.

Call 301-739-5727 or visit

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