The After School Arts Program (ASAP) will offer many programs in coming weeks.

The `bookin' it' workshop will be offered to students in kindergarten through second grade Feb. 23, March 2, 9 and 16 from 3:40 to 4:40 p.m. at Booth Free School in Roxbury.

Participants will make a variety of homemade books.

"Playing in the Band for Girls" and "Playing in the Band for Boys" workshops will be offered at the Shepaug Valley School band room in Washington.

Joe Bouchard, a founding member of "Blue Oyster Cult," will run the rock-and-roll workshops.

The boys' workshop will be offered Feb. 28, March 7, 14 and 21 from 2:30 to 4:15 p.m.

The girls' workshop will be offered March 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 from 2:30 to 4:15 p.m.

The participation fee is $60 per Region 12 resident and $90 per non-resident.

"Side by Side: The Waterbury Symphony Orchestra with the ASAP Strings Project" performance will be Feb. 26 at the Shepaug Valley middle-high school auditorium in Washington.

Students from ASAP's Strings Project, a workshop taught by WSO musicians, will perform.

The students have been studying with WSO virtuosos, enhancing skill and practicing the works to be performed at the concert. The class has been focused on fundamental techniques, ensemble skills and musical interpretation.

Tickets are $8 for students, $15 for general admission, $30 for reserved seating and $50 for patron seating are available at Hickory Stick Bookshop in Washington, by calling 860-868-0740 or via under "events."

A web design using adobe creative suite workshop will be offered Feb. 28, March 14 and 28, April 11 and 25 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Shepaug Valley High School in Washington.

The summer grant program for students in grades 9 through 11 will be accepted through March 7.

Applications can be downloaded at

For more information or registration, call 860-868-0740 or check