September 04, 2009

Saturday, Sept. 5

Fall Gardening 101

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -Franklin County Master Gardeners will offer Fall Gardening 101. Remaining classes are Saturdays, Sept. 5, Sept. 26, Oct. 3, Nov. 7, and Dec. 5. The Sept. 5 class is Bulbs in Your Garden: Creating and Maintaining the Landscape from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Ag Heritage Building, Rooms 5 and 6. The cost for each class is $5. Advance registration is required. Call 717-263-9226.

Tuesday, Sept. 8

Dance classes

Hagerstown Community College offers dance classes for all ages and skill levels. Many classes start Tuesday, Sept. 8. All classes are taught by HCC instructors Betty and Irv Easterday. For information or to register, call 301-790-2800, ext. 236, or go to

Tai chi

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - A tai chi class. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Nov. 10. Wright Denny Middle School. To register, call Adult Education at 304-728-9237. For information, call Eldon Winston at 304-264-4783.


Wednesday, Sept. 9

Blossom School of Etiquette

Girls in grades six through eight will learn poise, manners, etiquette, self respect, assertiveness, grooming and more. 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. beginning Wednesday, Sept. 9. Otterbein United Methodist Church, 108 E. Franklin St. Free. Call or text Ladetra Robinson at 240-520-5676 or e-mail

Sign language classes

Deafnet Association Inc. will offer sign language classes. Classes include ASL basic I and II, ASL conversational I and fingerspelling. Classes are held at Deafnet Association Inc., 551 Jefferson St., Hagerstown. For information, call 301-791-9025.

Thursday, Sept. 10

Tai Chi

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - A tai chi class. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, through Nov. 12. Shepherdstown Elementary School. To register, call adult education at 304-728-9237. For information, call Eldon Winston at 304-264-4783.

Sunday, Sept. 13

Junior dance classes

Mary Crowell-Smith will teach fox trot, swing, waltz, tango, rumba, cha-cha and other couples circle dances to students in grades six through nine. 6 p.m. The Women's Club, South Prospect Street, Hagerstown. For information or to register, call 301-739-0870 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m

Monday, Sept. 14

Sign Language: Basics I

Beginning level course designed to help students build vocabularly as they learn the manual alphabet and standard signing techniques. Instructor is Linda Turner. 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays, Sept. 14, through Nov. 30. Hagerstown Community College's Center for Continuing Education. For information or to register, call 301-790-2800, ext. 236, or go to

Acting class

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. -A class for ages 16 and older who wish to increase their skill on stage, for performance, public speaking or for fun. The instructor is Pat Diamond. 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Mondays in September, and moving to Thursdays in October and November. For a registration form, go to

Tuesday, Sept. 15

Little Maestros classes

There are five, six-week sessions running from Tuesday, Sept. 15, to Thursday, May 27, 2010. Woodwinds, Sept. 15 to Oct. 22; jazz, Nov. 3 to Dec. 17; woodwinds, Jan. 5 to Feb. 11; brass, Feb. 23 to April 8, and string/orchestra, April 20 to May 27. Classes are held Tuesday mornings at Paramount Elementary; Wednesday mornings at Eastern Elementary; and Thursday evenings at Barbara Ingram School for the Arts. Each session costs $45 per student. For detailed information, call Danielle Hommel at 301-824-2012 or go to

Lecture series for retired seniors

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -The Institute for Retired Persons will begin its fall lecture series for retired seniors. Opening day lectures begin at 9 a.m. Field trips are also planned. The fall program ends Thursday, Nov. 5. Wilson College, 1015 Philadelphia Ave. Registration fee is $15 per person or $25 per copule. For information, schedule and mail-in registration forms, call Betty Thompson at 717-352-8736.

Fitness class offerings

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -Chambersburg YMCA is offering new classes, pickle ball, women of strength and drumming and strength. For information and a schedule, call Barb Houpt at 717-263-8508 or e-mail

Ongoing classes

Ballroom dancing

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -Chambersburg Ballet Theatre School offers ongoing ballroom dance classes with Lou Bibri. For a schedule, call 717-709-1800 or e-mail

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