The Chesapeake & Ohio (C&O) Canal is 184.5 miles, running from Washington, D.C. to Cumberland, Md. It was built between 1828 and 1850 and operated between 1831 and 1924. It has 74 locks, 11 aqueducts to cross major streams, more than 240 culverts to cross smaller streams and, the 3,118-foot-long Paw Paw Tunnel. The principal cargo was coal from the Allegheny Mountains. The Canal Towpath served as one of the routes of the “Underground Railroad.” Now that you know some of the facts about the C&O Canal, come to this presentation and learn much more about it, its history, its beauty and its uses. Presented by Carole Herrick.
1 lesson @ 1 hr, 30 mins, $7/$5 MCC district residents.
Part 2 9025.318 Tu, 6/5 12:30-2 p.m.
If you have never knitted before, or if you are an old hand, join the Knitting Circle! Beginners will learn how to knit, and experienced knitters will have a friendly place to knit, and/or learn new skills or get help with current projects. Bring your own supplies, a project in progress, or purchase a beginner’s kit from the instructor for $20. Presented by Julie Thatcher.
5 lessons @ 1 hr, 30 mins, $69/$59 MCC district residents. Materials fee: $20, for beginner’s kit (optional). Fee is due to the instructor on the first day of class.
9014.318 Th, 4/12-6/7 1:15-2:45 p.m.
No lesson on 4/19, 5/3, 5/17 and 5/31.
Some wills just won’t do their jobs. And is it any wonder? Shoved into drawers and locked up in banks, the pitiful will is all but forgotten, and yet, it is somehow expected to deal with nonexistent financial records, uninformed children, out-of-state property and ever-changing tax laws. Presented for the benefit of people with wills and people without them, “Why Good Wills Go Bad” is an eye-opening, 90 minutes of common sense, common errors and a common need to follow through. Presented by Wills, Trusts and Estates Attorney David Hoffman.
1 lesson @ 2 hrs, $7/$5 MCC district residents.
9033.318 M, 6/11 12:30-2:30 p.m.