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Calvert County Calendar:

Calvert County Calendar:

 

American Sign Language I. Tuesday and Thursdays, Jan. 29 – May 15, 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., College of Southern Maryland, Prince Frederick Campus, 115 J. W. Williams Road, Prince Frederick. Designed specifically for adults and families, this class is designed to teach the basics of American Sign Language, which is the predominant language used by most deaf North Americans. Learn about grammar, syntax and vocabulary, get acquainted with deaf culture, learn bicultural appropriate behaviors and get a brief overview of the history of deafness. Fee. 301-934-7652, 301-870-2309, 240-725-5499 or 443-550-6199, Ext. 7652 or email vickieg@csmd.edu.

 

Buildings, Towns and Landscapes of Southern Maryland. March 8, 9 – noon, . Calvert Marine Museum, 14200 Solomons Road, Solomons. Want to preserve the charm and beauty of Southern Maryland and shape the future of your local environment? Examine ideas about how towns, villages and the countryside should look, their function and how these ideas have changed over time. Learn how these ideas can be applied to the landscape of Southern Maryland. Sponsored by the College of Southern Maryland. Fee. 301-934-7652, 301-870-2309, 240-725-5499 or 443-550-6199, Ext. 7652 or email vickieg@csmd.edu

 

Feng Shui Gardening. Fridays, April 4 – 18, 1 – 3 p.m., North Beach Senior Center, 9010 Chesapeake Avenue, Chesapeake Beach. Bring harmony to your garden by discovering the conditions needed to create a happier, playful and healthier outdoor environment. Add color, smell sight, touch and even taste to your garden. Sponsored by the College of Southern Maryland. Fee. 301-934-7652, 301-870-2309, 240-725-5499 or 443-550-6199, Ext. 7652 or email vickieg@csmd.edu

 

Learn to Sail. May 3, 4, 6 & 7, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Sail Solomons, 255 Alexander Lane, Solomons. Grab your sunglasses and sunscreen, and set sail. This course is for novices who want to develop their confidence and learn how to navigate light winds and sea conditions before tackling the more intensive requirements of an advanced course. Classes taught by USCG captains and American Sailing Association (ASA) instructors from Sail Solomons. Sponsored by the College of Southern Maryland. Fee. 301-934-7652, 301-870-2309, 240-725-5499 or 443-550-6199, Ext. 7652 or email vickieg@csmd.edu

 

Charles County Calendar:

 

Introduction to Billiards. Thursdays, Jan.10 – Feb. 14, 6 – 8 p.m., hosted by Last Call Sports Bar and Grill, 2175 Crain Highway, Waldorf. To ‘get the ball in a corner pocket’, you may need some serious instruction. Learn winning strategies, cue ball control and techniques for making great shots. This class is part of the Billiards Congress of America Certified Pocket Billiard course and is brought to you by Steven Brownstone Billiards Academy. Ladies encouraged. Fee. 301-934-7652, 301-870-2309, 240-725-5499 or 443-550-6199, Ext. 7652 or email vickieg@csmd.edu

 

Tobacco Culture in Southern Maryland; Origins, History and Demise. Saturdays, April 5–19, 10 a.m. – noon, Waldorf Higher Education Center, 3261 Old Washington Road, Waldorf. Just eight years ago, tobacco farming was strong in Southern Maryland. This course will cover statistics on the growth and importance of tobacco in the colonial era to the present, the use of modern technology and government intervention. A review of anti-tobacco legislation, the Maryland buyout of farmers, and the survival of burley tobacco among the Amish in Southern Maryland will conclude the course. Sponsored by College of Southern Maryland. Fee. 301-934-7652, 301-870-2309, 240-725-5499 or 443-550-6199, Ext. 7652 or email vickieg@csmd.edu

 

St. Mary’s County Calendar:

 

Overcoming Computer Phobia. Jan.14 & 16, 10 a.m. – noon, College of Southern Maryland, Leonardtown Campus, 22950 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown. Even if you think a gigabyte is a dental procedure and a RAM is a truck, you can use a computer with confidence. Learn the basics of computer use including word processing, email and Internet access without the jargon. Fee. 301-934-7652, 301-870-2309, 240-725-5499 or 443-550-6199, Ext. 7652 or email vickieg@csmd.edu

 

Picking and Pairing Wines/Gourmet Food. March 5 & 12, 6–8 p.m., Café des Artiste, 41655 Fenwick Street, Leonardtown. Are you ready to be introduced to the wines of the world and enjoy a gourmet, three-course dinner? Taste six different wines and discuss recommended food pairings for each as Café des Artiste’s chef guides you through some tantalizing sensations. Recipes used to prepare each evening’s appetizer, entrée and dessert will be shared at the close of the course. Sponsored by the College of Southern Maryland. Fee. 301-934-7652, 301-870-2309, 240-725-5499 or 443-550-6199, Ext. 7652 or email vickieg@csmd.edu

 

A Consumer’s Guide to News Media. Thursdays, April 3–24, 5:30–7:30 p.m., College of Southern Maryland, Leonardtown Campus, 22950 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown. Newspapers, magazines, radio, network and cable television, and the Internet – today’s news comes from many sources and voices. Examine what makes the news and how that news gets distributed to you. Critique and discuss what you read and watch to become a discerning news consumer. Fee. 301-934-7652, 301-870-2309, 240-725-5499 or 443-550-6199, Ext. 7652 or email vickieg@csmd.edu

 

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