September 24, 2010

Saturday, Sept. 25

Little Illustrators

Class combines reading a picture book and creating artwork to take home. 9 to 9:45 a.m. Second and fourth Saturdays monthly at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, City Park, 501 Virginia Ave., Hagerstown. Ages 3 to 5, with an adult.$5 per class for nonmembers; $4.50 per class for museum members. For information, call 301-739-5727 or go to

Keepsake boxes workshop

Participants will make their own keepsake box. 10 to 11:30 a.m. Rose Hill Manor Park, 1611 N. Market St., Frederick. For ages 12 and older. $15. Registration is required. 301-600-2936 or go to .

Matting and framing workshop

Learn tips and tricks to measure and cut mats and frame your artwork, and where to purchase materials for framing your own work. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. $45 for nonmembers; $35 for members of the Berkeley Arts Council, plus $10 for materials. To register or for information, go to


History of your house

Home workshop to explore interior design and architecture. 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays through Oct. 16. Hagerstown Community College's Valley Mall Center, Halfway. To register, call 301-790-2800, ext. 236, or go to

Tuesday, Sept. 28

Canning workshop

Learn how to can meats, vegetables, fruits, soups and more. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Agricultural Education Center Multi-Purpose Building, Sharpsburg Pike, seven miles south of Hagerstown. Registration is required; space is limited. Cost is $15 and requires advance payment. For information, call Leslie Hart at 301-432-4782 or e-mail Go to

Wednesday, Sept. 29

Trauma care classes

Trauma care workshops include topics on assessment and treatment, the mortality impact of lonely pre-hospital providers, receiving the trauma patient and lessons learned from trauma survivors. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Elliott Center on Hagerstown Community College's main campus, off Robinwood Drive, east of Hagerstown. Registration begins at 7:30 p.m. followed by a continental breakfast. $79; $65 for Washington County Health System employees. To register, call 301-790-2800, ext. 236., or go to .

Saturday, Oct. 2

Planning and Designing a Perennial Garden

Plan and design a perennial garden. 9 to 11 a.m. Master Gardener Clubhouse, 181 Franklin Farm Lane, Chambersburg, Pa. Registration required. $10. For details, call Penn State Cooperative Extension, Franklin County, 181 Franklin Farm Lane, Chambersburg, Pa. 717-263-9226.

Sunday, Oct. 3

Botanique Carnivorous Plant Nursery tour

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society offers a tour of a carnivorous plant nursery, which specializes in the Venus flytrap, pitcher plants, sundews and more. Plants will be available for purchase. Meet at 3:30 p.m. at the nursery. 387 Pitcher Plant Lane, Stanardsville, Va. Tour is free. For information, e-mail Kelly Heldreth at .Go to http://www.pitcherplant .com

Monday, Oct. 4

How to audition

Children will learn how to develop monologues, song selections and their resume. At the end of the course, each student will go through a mock audition and recording. 7 to 8 p.m. Mondays through Nov. 15. For students in grades five and above. $100. For information, call 301-733-8261 or go to .

How to get your fiction published

Two-part workshop featuring guest speaker Rebecca Coleman. 6 p.m. Career Programs Building at Hagerstown Community College, off Robinwood Drive, east of Hagerstown. Lecture is free. For $10 participants can have their works of fiction reviewed by Coleman. Pizza and drinks will be served. For information, call Amanda Skjeveland at 301-790-2800, ext. 254, or e-mail

Tuesday, Oct. 5

Landscape Design and Plant Selection

Plan and implement a landscape design for your property. 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays through Nov. 16. Extension Office and Ag Heritage Building, 181-5 Franklin Farm Lane, Chambersburg, Pa. Classes can be attended individually or as a group. $10 per class or $40 for the whole series. For details or to register, call Penn State Cooperative Extension, Franklin County, 181 Franklin Farm Lane, Chambersburg, Pa. Call 717-263-9226.

Designing with Style

Explore interior design and architecture. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Oct. 26. Career Programs Building at Hagerstown Community College, off Robinwood Drive. For information or to register, call 301-790-2800, ext. 236, or go to

Citizen's Police Academy

Hands-on activities include using the Fire Arms Training Simulator, and training in citizens emergency response techniques. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Dec. 14, with two Saturday sessions. Washington County Sheriff's Office Patrol Division, 500 Western Maryland Parkway, Hagerstown. For information, call 240-313-2194 or go to

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