The other night I wrestled with the ability to fall asleep as my mind raced with ideas and work to be done. Netflix, as would have it, provided me a look into the life of Bob Ross. I decided to watch. It reminded me of how he was a pioneer of his time and very good at helping anyone who was intrigued to paint and enjoy it.

He was about more than Happy Trees; he believed painting made us happy. He was not wrong. As I was driving this week, I began to think about the delightful classes currently filling the Adams County Arts Council calendar this fall. There are over 20 classes scheduled in September and October with varying instruction of cooking, tap dance, pottery, drawing, painting, fused class, hammered silver, pressed flowers and more.

Leona Rega is executive director of the Adams County Arts Council, 125 S. Washington St., Gettysburg, PA 17325; 717-334-5006; email,;

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