October 30, 2009

Tuesday, Nov. 3

Red Cross babysitter's training course

The American Red Cross will offer a babysitter's training course from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3, at Washington County Red Cross, 1131 Conrad Court, Hagerstown. The course is for young people ages 11 to 15. Space is limited and advance registration is required. Call 301-739-0717.

Little Maestros classes

The six-week sessions running from 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 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

Friday, Nov. 6

Course on Puritan founder

Hagerstown Community College's Center for Continuing Education will offer "Builders and Heretics" Fridays, Nov. 6, through Nov. 20. HCC's Valley Mall Center. The course will primarily focus on the life of John Winthrop and on suspected Puritan heretics. The cost is $60. For information or to register, call 301-790-2800, ext. 236.


Saturday, Nov. 7

Fall gardening seminars

BOONSBORO -- Washington County Master Gardeners will present a series of free fall gardening seminars "Tree and Shrub Fall Garden Tour" from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at Sunny Meadows Nursery, Sharpsburg Pike. Annette Ipsan and master gardeners will teach the classes. Registration is required. To register, call 301-432-2327 or visit Sunny Meadows Nursery. Call Ipsan at 301-791-1604 or e-mail or Bob Murphy at 301-432-2327 or e-mail

One-day bluegrass workshop

Hagerstown Community College's Center for Continuing Education is offering a one-day "Beginning Bluegrass Jamming" workshop from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, on HCC's main campus. The workshop will be taught by HCC instructor Ernie Bradley. A light lunch will be provided. The cost is $69. For information or to register, call 301-790-2800, ext. 236 or go to

Tree and shrub fall garden tour

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. -- Elmer Greey of Franklin County Master Gardeners will present a tree and shrub fall garden tour from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at his garden, 8690 Rice Road. Advance registration is required. The cost is $5. Call 717-263-9226.

Tuesday, Nov. 10

Holiday daze

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- Penn State Cooperative Extension will hold its holiday daze program at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, at Chambersburg Church of the Brethren, Fourth and Liberty streets.

Mythic Storytelling for Fiction Writers

Hagerstown Community College's College for Continuing Education will offer "Mythic Storytelling for Fiction Writers." 6 to 8 p.m. HCC's Valley Mall Center. 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.

History classes

Hagerstown Community College's Center for Continuing Education offers a variety of history courses this fall. For information, call 301-790-2800, ext. 236, or go to

Noncredit courses at Wilson

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- Wilson College is offering many noncredit courses. To register for a class, call Mary Foltz at 717-262-2025 or 800-421-8402 or e-mail

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

Yoga classes

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- Chambersburg YMCA offers several yoga classes. Nonmembers, $5 per class; free with YMCA membership. Chambersburg YMCA, 570 E. McKinley St. For a schedule, call 717-263-8508.

Classes, activities, recreation

SHENANDOAH JUNCTION, W.Va. -- Jefferson County Parks & Recreation Commission offers a variety of activities, classes and recreation opportunities. A complete schedule is available online at or call 304-728-3207.

Dance classes

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. --The class will cover the samba, cha-cha and tango. Beginners class meets from 7 to 8:15 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.

GED preparation

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- Enroll at first class. 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays; 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Mondays to Wednesdays; 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Lincoln Intermediate Unit 12's Adult Learning Center, 305 W. Commerce St. For ages 16 and older. Call Barb Kreyl at 717-504-4459, ext. 3510, or 888-669-7735, ext. 3510.

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