June 12, 2009

Monday, June 15

Ceramics studio class

Students will learn how to make pottery and sculptural objects in clay. 6 to 9 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays through July 2. Nicodemus Center for Ceramic Studies at Penn State Mont Alto, Room 008, General studies building. $125; $100 for center members and Penn State faculty, staff and students. $50 for materials for all registrants. Call 717-762-4670 or e-mail James Smith at

Photography class for middle school students

Students will need a camera with a manual mode or aperture priority (AV) and shutter speed priority (TV). 10 to 11 a.m. Mondays through July 20. Six-week course. Contemporary School of the Arts & Gallery Inc., 4 W. Franklin St., Hagerstown. Registration required. Call 301-791-6191 or e-mail


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - An exercise program for parents of infants, toddlers and preschool-age children who will use a stroller to enhance personal fitness levels. Classes are held outdoors, weather permitting. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Classes meet in the Chambersburg YMCA lobby, 570 E. McKinley St. $2.50 per class non-YMCA members; free for members. Call Barb Houpt at 717-263-8508 or e-mail


Tuesday, June 16

Canning class

Featuring high-acid foods such as tomatoes. Includes salsa recipes. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Advance registration is required. $20 per person per class. Make check payable to MCE and send to Leslie Hendrickson, 7303 Sharpsburg Pike, Boonsboro, MD 21713. Call 301-791-1504, ext. 21.

Young at Art: Cool Collage

Art class for children ages 4 to 6 with Anthony Messano. 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 16, through Friday, June 19. Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, City Park, Hagerstown. Call 301-739-5727.

Art Adventures: Primitive Cave Paintings

Art class for children ages6 to 8 with Anthony Messano. 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 16, through Friday, June 19. Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, City Park, Hagerstown. Call 301-739-5727.

Wednesday, June 17

Singing workshop

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Sleepy Creek Children's Choir will hold a summer singing workshop for ages 5 to 17. Previous choir experience is not required. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Berkeley Springs Presbyterian Church, Mercer Street. Advance registration is requested. Call Denise Cline at 304-258-7792 or Margi Griffiths at 304-258-9415.

Monday, June 22

Summer Arts Academy Camp

For ages 8 to 12. Each week is planned with a different focus in mind. Students will use professional-grade high quality art supplies while studying with two experienced, professional art instructors. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, June 22 to Friday, June 26: painting; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, June 29, to Friday, July 3, sculpting and 3-D. Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, City Park, Hagerstown. $225 per student per week. All students with museum membership receive a 10 percent discount. Call 301-739-5727 or go to

Tuesday, June 23

Sketching in the gardenand galeries

For ages 12 and older. Instructor is Mike Gouker. 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, June 23, through Friday, June 26. Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, City Park, Hagerstown. $85 nonmembers; $77 museum members. Call 301-739-5727 or go to

Grandparenting Series

THURMONT, Md. - The Joy of Grandparenting summer series. 11:00 a.m. Tuesdays June 23, June 30, and July 7. 76 East Moser Rd. Call Thurmont Regional Library 301-600-7212 or go to

Wednesday, June 24

Junior Ranger Program

BIG POOL, Md. - Historic Junior Ranger Program for kids ages 8-12. 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Twice a week for five weeks, June 24-25, July 8-9, July 15-16, July 22-23, July 29-30. 11100 Fort Frederick Road. Call 301-842-2155.

Saturday, June 27

ESL conversation group

FREDERICK, Md. - For adults who want to improve their English speaking skills. 10:30 a.m. Saturdays, June 27, July 25, Aug. 22. C. Burr Artz Public Library, 110 E. Patrick St. Go to

Monday, June 29

Kodaly course

SHEPERDSTOWN, W.Va. Level 1 Kodaly course with Dr. David Gonzol and Julie Swank. 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, from Monday, June 29, to Friday, July 10. Shepherd University, 301 N. King Street. Call Gonzol at 304-876-5225.

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