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July 09, 2010

Tuesday, July 13

Photography workshops

Monika Wertman will offer a landscape photography workshop, 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. Call 301-693-3021 or 301-791-6191 for reservations. Limited to 10 people per workshop.

Thursday, July 15

Preserving the harvest

Learn the safest and best techniques for freezing, pickling and canning home-grown produce. 7 to 9 p.m. Ag Heritage Building, 185 Franklin Farm Lane, Chambersburg, Pa. Registration is required. $10. Call 717-263-9226, ext. 221.

Saturday, July 17

Art for physically and mentally challenged adults

Washington County Museum of Fine Arts will offer art classes for mentally and physically challenged adults. Sessions are 10 a.m. to noon or 1 to 3 p.m. Saturdays, July 17, 24 and 31. Classes cost $30 per person and are open to 10 students. Call 301-739-5727 or go to


Tuesday, July 20

Museum Arts Academy

Museum Arts Academy for ages 9 to 13 will offer crazy colorful clay bugs with Amy Sellers, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 20, through Friday, July 23; art adventures on the high seas for ages 6 to 8 with Elizabeth Wishard, 12:30 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 20, through Friday, July 23; and Japanese drawing, cartoon and anime art for ages 9 to 15 with Melissa Gibson, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 20, through Friday, July 23. Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, City Park, Hagerstown. For information and to register, call 301-739-5727.

Baby sitter's training course

Washington County chapter of the American Red Cross will offer a baby sitter's training course for ages 11 to 15. 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Washington County Red Cross, 1131 Conrad Court, Hagerstown. $45. Advance registration required. Call 301-739-0717.

Thursday, July 22

Heartsaver first aid with CPR and AED

American Heart Association's Heartsaver first aid with CPR and AED training for laypersons, especially in a workplace setting. Students will learn first aid, CPR and how to operate an automated external defribillator (AED).8 a.m. to 4 p.m. War Memorial Hospital, 109 War Memorial Drive, Berkeley Springs, W.Va. $40. Advance registration is required. Call Deb Unger at 304-258-6525 or Paul Cooper at 304-258-6577.

Saturday, July 24

Constructing a rain barrel

Franklin County Master Gardeners will host a "Constructing a Rain Barrel" workshop. Participants will construct a rain barrel to take home. 9 to 11 a.m. Penn State Cooperative Extension's barn, 181 Franklin Farm Lane. Space is limited. Registration is required. To register, send your name, address, telephone number and a check for $35 made payable to "PSCE Program Fund", by mail to Penn State Cooperative Extension Office, 181 Franklin Farm Lane, Chambersburg, Pa. 17202. Call 717-263-9226.

Other classes

Exercise class for ages 55 and older

Pay-as-you-go exercise class for adults ages 55 and older. Exercises include cardio, sculpt, core and flexibility. Bring your own mat. 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. William Talley Recreation Center, 121 N. Bentz St., Frederick, Md. $2 non-city residents; $1 city residents. Pay at the door. 301-600-1492.

Upward Flag Football and cheerleading registration

Oakland Church in Charles Town, W.Va., invites children in kindergarten through grade six to register for its Upward Flag Football and cheerleading program. Mandatory football evaluation or cheerleading orientation is 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 10, or noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 24. Deadline to register is Saturday, July 24. Practice begins the week of Monday, Aug. 16. Costs $75 per child, with a $10 discount for early registration by Saturday, July 10. Call 304-725-3737 or go to .

Biddy camps

Chambersburg (Pa.) YMCA will offer biddy camps for children. The schedule is basketball camp, Monday, July 12, through Friday, July 16; arts and crafts, Monday, July 19, through Friday, July 23; and all sports camp, Monday, July 26, through Friday, July 30. Camps are for children ages 4 to 7. Costs $63 per week for nonmembers; $47 for members. For information, go to .


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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