Go, Do, Learn

August 21, 2009

Pet education, animal adoptions

Held in conjunction with the "Animals in Art" exhibition, the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts will host Children's Pet Education and Animal Adoptions presented by the Humane Society of Washington County. The event will take place in the museum's Kaylor Lakeside Garden from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 23.

Brian Filon, assistant to the manager of Humane Education at the Humane Society of Washington County, will present a 15-minute program on pet safety titled, "Tails are not for Pulling."

Free and open to the public, programs will be at 2:15, 2:45 and 3:15 p.m. in the front garden of the museum.

A selection of adoptable animals from the humane society will also be featured during the event.

Donations of pet food, litter and toys for dogs and cats will be collected for the humane society.

Etiquette classes

A new class at Blossom Etiquette School begins Sept. 12, at Hagerstown Prebysterian Church, 20 S. Prospect St. (side door). The free, seven-week course runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. Classes are offered to girls ages 7 to 17.


A class for girls in grades six through eight will begin from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9, at Otterbein United Methodist Church, 108 E. Franklin St.

Topics covered include poise; etiquette at home, school and in restaurants; self respect; assertiveness; and grooming.

For more information, contact Ladetra Robinson at 240-520-5676, or e-mail

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