May 14, 2010

Saturday, May 22

Master Naturalist workshops deadline

GREAT CACAPON, W.Va. -Potomac Valley Audubon Society will offer two Master Naturalist workshops Saturday, June 5. National and cultural history of ferns, 9 a.m. to noon, Eidolon Nature Preserve near Great Cacapon; and review of the Project WILD conservation and environmental education program, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Cacapon State Park. Applications to enroll should be submitted no later than Saturday, May 22. Workshops cost $10 each for Master Naturalist program members and trainees and $15 for the public. For application forms and information, contact Wanda Miller at 304-263-7320 or at or go to

Tuesday, May 25

Lifeguard training

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -Martinsburg-Berkeley County Parks and Recreation will offer American Red Cross Lifeguard Training. Continues through Wednesday, June 9. War Memorial Pool. $150. For information, call 304-264-4842.

Tuesday, June 1

Photography workshops

Monika Wertman will offer three photography workshops this summer. Still life, 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, June 1 to June 15; portraiture, 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, June 22 to July 6; and landscape, 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, July 13 to July 27. Participants must have access to a digital SLR camera with manual controls. Contemporary School of the Arts & Gallery, 4 W. Franklin St., Hagerstown. $100 per workshop, to be paid in full at registration. A 10-percent multi-workshop discount is available, if all three workshops are signed up at the same time. Call 301-693-3021 or 301-791-6191 for reservations. Limited to 10 people per workshop.


Art classes

Washington County Museum of Fine Arts is offering the following classes:

Handmade paper for ages 8 and older, 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 1, through Friday, June 4. Instructor is Jane Pingleton-Evans.

Studio: Oil for ages 13 and older, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, June 2 through June 30. Instructor is Ski Holm.

Art 4 Toddlers: Bugs and Butterflies for ages 2 and 3 with an adult, 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 1, through Friday, June 4. Instructor is Leia Wood.

Young @ Art: Nature Exploration for ages 4 to 6, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 1, through Friday, June 4. Instructor is Leia Wood.

To register, call 301-739-5727 or go to

Other classes

Lead paint abatement courses

Hagerstown Community College's Continuing Education and Community Services Division is offering a variety of lead paint abatement courses. Courses offered include EPA "Certified Lead Paint Renovator," "Lead Paint M&R Supervisor Training for Maryland," "Lead Paint Visual Inspector," and "Lead Paint Supervisor Refresher Course." For information, call 301-790-2800, ext. 520, e-mail For information and EPA lead paint law requirements, go to

Fitness classes

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -Chambersburg YMCA will offer fitness classes including: Strollercize, fitness walking with strength, zumba, forever fit gym and yoga. Chambersburg YMCA, 570 E. McKinley St. For information, call Barb Houpt at 717-263-8508 or e-mail


Learn to move from a fear-based life to a compassionate one. 6 p.m. Tuesdays. Rider Jet Center, 18539 Henson Blvd., Hagerstown. Call 304-279-6854 or e-mail

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