October 02, 2009

Saturday, Oct. 3

Geneology fair

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- Berkeley County Historical Society hosts its second annual geneology fair. Tables are available for displaying your family tree and historical data. For all ages. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Christ Reformed Church, 117 E. Burke St. Call 304-267-4713.

Monday, Oct. 5

Home energy analyst course

Hagerstown Community College and Allegany College of Maryland is offering a home energy analyst class for people interested in becoming residential audit contractors for Allegheny Power. The next class is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. beginning Monday, Oct. 5, and runs Monday through Friday. Call Jack Drooger at 301-790-2800, ext. 453, or e-mail

Wednesday, Oct. 7

Introduction to Russian language and culture

Hagerstown Community College's Center for Continuing Education is offering "Introduction to Russian Language and Culture." Taught by Lydia Aleshin. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Nov. 7. HCC's Valley Mall Center. For information or to register, call 301-790-2800, ext. 236, or go to


Arts Express

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- The Council for the Arts' Arts Express series continues with a collage class with Michelle Pearson-Casey and drawing class with Dee Henry. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Woods Center in the Capitol Theatre, 159 S. Main St. To register, call 717-264-6883.

Thursday, Oct. 8

Landscape Design and Plant Selection

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- Participants will learn how to create a personal landscape plan. The course lasts for seven weeks. Oct. 8, basic tools for getting started, whether at a new or old property; Oct. 15 an artist's view of the landscape: what your property will look like in 10 years; choosing the right trees for your landscape; Oct. 22, using native plants in your landscape; also, learn about invasive plants; Nov. 5, using deciduous and evergreen shrubs in the landscape; No. 12, soil chemistry -- how it affects everything you plant; and to be scheduled, plan review. 7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays. Ag Heritage Building, 185 Franklin Farm Lane. $10 per pesron, per workshop, or $40 for all workshops. Call 717-263-9226.

CPR for healthcare providers

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. -- American Heart Association's CPR for Healthcare Providers Course. The course is for licensed healthcare providers who need to obtain or renew their CPR certification. Advance registration is required. Noon to 4 p.m. Morgan County War Memorial Hospital. $40. For information or to register, call Paul Cooper at 304-258-6577 or Deb Unger at 304-258-6525.

Thursday, Oct. 15

How to publish your book

Hagerstown Community College's College for Continuing Education will offer "How to Publish Your Book." 6 to 8 p.m. HCC's Valley Mall Center. For information or to register, call 301-790-2800, ext. 236, or go to

Other classes

Variety of classes

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- The Chambersburg Recreation Department is accepting registration for preschool open gym; fun and games Friday; Bard Hall concert series; lunge-time workout. Call 717-261-3275.

Tae kwon do

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- The Chambersburg YMCA is offering a free month of tae kwon do to all first-time registrants ages 6 and older for the month of October. Classes are taught by seventh-degree black belt Tommy Thompson from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Call Michele Sheppard at 717-263-8508.

History classes

Hagerstown Community College's Center for Continuing Education will offer a variet of history courses this fall. Topics include The Franco-Prussian War, The Stuart Restoration and the "Glorious Revolution" of 1688 -- England Establishes a Modern Government, The American Revolution of the West, Viking Journeys to North America, Builders and Heritics; and one-day courses including Viking Ships and Sailing Lore -- Lecture I, The Saga of the Greenlanders -- Lecture II, Erik the Red's Saga -- Lecture III. For infornation, detailed course descriptions or to register, call 301-790-2800, ext. 236 or go to

Non-credit courses at Wilson

Wilson College is offering many non-credit courses including Ballroom Dance: The Bolero, French Potpourri, Digital 101: Using Your Digital Camera Correctly, and Herbs & More. To register for a class or for a list of classes, call Mary Foltz at 717-262-2025 or 800-421-8402 or e-mail

Equine studies

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