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Around Clear Spring

December 22, 2009|By CHERYL WEAVER

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Fitness class forming



Need to lose those holiday pounds? The Washington County Recreation Department offers the following fitness class at Clear Spring Elementary School starting in January:

Exercise in Clear Spring - Join certified instructor Karen Humbertson as she designs this one-hour complete body conditioning class that includes a low-impact cardio workout, body sculpting and stretching. This program enables the participant to achieve fitness at a progressive level. Classes will be on Mondays and Wednesday evenings in the Clear Spring Elementary School gym.

The class costs $45 for county residents and $55 for nonresidents.

The class meets Mondays and Wednesdays from Jan. 11 to April 14 (no classes on Jan. 18, Feb. 15 and April 5), from 6 to 7 p.m.

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Bring a towel or mat for floor exercises.

For more informtion, call 240-313-2805, Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. or go to www.washco-md.net.

Library events



There are weekly story times at the Clear Spring Library. The Elementary Library Time is on Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m. in the community room (note: the session will not be held Dec. 30). The Toddler Time is on Fridays at 11:30 a.m. in the children's area. It is for those ages 2 to 5.

Did you know?



Did you know that in days gone by one of the area's favorite pastimes was square dancing? It was held in the Odd Fellows Hall in Clear Spring or in various private homes. Some of the homes that held the dances were the Seiberts, the Fierys, the Troupes, the Cushwas and the Kreighs.

For the guests who did not care to dance, card tables were set up in other areas for them. "Five Hundred" was a popular card game at that time.

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