Go, do, learn: Week of Sept. 9

September 06, 2013

Stress-free workshop

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. —  Daily Steps to Less Stress, a six-week lifestyle improvement program that helps participants recognize stress and its origins and provides tools and techniques to combat daily stress, is offered at two locations. 

Classes are from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, through Oct. 16 at Berkeley Medical Center, 2500 Hospital Drive, Martinsburg, W.Va., meeting room 1; or 6 to 7 p.m. Thursdays, Nov. 7 through Dec. 19, at Jefferson Medical Center, 300 S. Preston St., Ranson, W.Va., first-floor classroom.

Cost is $60; or free for Highmark members (except of Federal Blue Cross Blue Shield). 

For more information on program schedules or to register, call 304-264-1287, ext. 31814, or email ddejar

Zumba Fitness Party

A Zumba Fitness Party will be at 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, at the Elizabeth Hager Center parking lot, off North Potomac Street. 


Cost is $10 in advance, $5 for ages younger than 18; cost at the event is $13 for adults, $5 for ages younger than 18.

Proceeds benefit the Community Free Clinic of Hagerstown. 

For more information, contact Anita Binder at 301-393-0884 or

Childbirth class

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. —  Childbirth education classes are being offered at War Memorial Hospital for local residents expecting a baby.   

The class, which will be taught by certified childbirth educators from Valley Health, will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, and is designed to help expectant parents get ready for the labor and delivery experience. The class will be in Education Rooms A and B at War Memorial Hospital, 1 Healthy Way off of Fairview Drive in Berkeley Springs.  

Class participants will learn to recognize the early signs of labor and know when to call the doctor.  Options for pain relief during labor and delivery will be reviewed as well as what to expect after arriving at the hospital. Participants will also learn how to care for themselves after the baby is born.

A $75 fee is charged for the class. The class is free to West Virginia Medicaid recipients, and limited scholarship opportunities are available for Morgan County residents through Morgan County Starting Points. For more information or to register, call 540-536-8768. 

Autism Awareness Fair

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa — Individuals with autism, their families, friends, loved ones, and care providers are invited to the Autism Awareness Fair from 11 a.m.  to  3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 14, at Chambersburg Area Middle School South, 1151 E. McKinley St., Chambersburg.

For more information, call 717-217-6798.

Bokwa Fitness

Bokwa Fitness, an exercise dance class that combines cardio conditioning, strength training and flexibility with African dance and boxing maneuvers, will offer a master class from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14.

A instructor training will be from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22.

Both classes will be at South Pointe Fitness Club, 118 E. Oak Ridge Drive, Hagerstown.

Cost for the fitness class is $10 and is open to ages 13 and older.

Call for cost of instructor training class. 

For more information, call 301-791-7934.

Fitness class for kids

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — A fitness program designed specifically for children to encourage healthy lifestyles through exercise and movement will take place this fall.

Fitness Fun for Kids will take place every Tuesday and Thursday from Sept. 17 to Nov. 21 from 6 to 7 p.m. at Results Therapy and Fitness, an affiliate of Summit Health, 1600 Orchard Drive, Chambersburg.

The class is open to children ages 7 to 11 years old. Parents must attend with their children.

The class costs $15 which will be reimbursed upon completion of the program.

Space is limited and registration is required. For more information or to register, visit or call 717-262-4472. 

Mini-medical school program

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — University Healthcare and the WVU Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center Eastern Division will sponsor a community mini-medical school program on heartburn, GERD and Barrett’s esophagus, a pre-cancerous condition that affects one to two million adults in the United States each year.

The seminar will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 17 in the WVU Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center on the City Hospital campus.  The guest speaker is Dr. Jan C. Kletter, a general surgeon with University Surgical Associates, member of the Jefferson Medical Center medical staff and assistant professor for the WVU School of Medicine.

Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. with the program to follow from 7 to 8 p.m.  Light refreshments will be offered at the conclusion of the seminar. 

 The program is free to the public. 

Reservations are strongly recommended.  For more information or to register for this program, call 304-264-1287, ext. 31760.

T’ai chi class

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