The Friendship YWCA is offering several programs this fall for women who are preparing for a clerical job or want to sharpen old skills.
An eight-week office-skills training class will include typing, an introduction to computers and Word Perfect 5.0, and review of business math and English. These classes are designed to prepare you to enter or re-enter the job market with confidence.
Classes are small and in dividual attention is a priority. Classes will meet during the day Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The cost is $145 plus a YWCA membership of $15.
A 10-week typing course will be offered Tuesday and Thursday mornings beginning in October. The class of 12 insures individual attention.
A 10-hour, hands-on computer course in Word Perfect 5.0 is available days or evenings. The five-session course has a small class size and will teach the user to create, edit, print and save letters, reports or documents. No previous experience with computers is necessary but some knowledge of typing is needed.
The YWCA is at 103 Packard Ave. in Ferndale. For information or registration, call the office at 768-2500.
The 11th season of the Performing Arts Association gets under way Saturday with a concert by the Annapolis Chamber Orchestra at 8 p.m. at North County High School.
Two program selections are "Quiet City" by Aaron Copland, with soloists J. Carlton, trumpet, and James Dickey, English horn; and "Concerto for Two Trumpets in C," by Antonio Vivaldi with trumpet soloists J. Carlton Rowe and Robert Birch. The concert will also feature works by Holst, Warlock and Tchaikovsky.
J. Ernest Green, music director of the Annapolis Chorale, became the music director of the Annapolis Chamber Orchestra beginning with the 1991-'92 season. He recently was appointed staff conductor for the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra beginning with the 1992-'93 season.
In addition to his duties in Annapolis, his current engagements include guest appearances with the Trinity Chamber Orchestra in Cleveland, Fundacao Orchestra Sinfonica de Brazil, Associacao Opera de Brasilia (where he is principal guest conductor) and the Concurso Internacional de Canto in Portugal.
Mr. Green's first musical training was as a trombonist. He later studied trombone and conducting at the University of Toledo. He also studied conducting with Yuval Zaliouk (Conductor Laureate the Toledo Symphony).
Upon graduation he entered the Peabody Conservatory of Music, where he studied orchestral conducting with Frederik Prausnitz, receiving his master's degree in 1983. While he was at Peabody, Mr. Green held assistantships in both orchestral and choral conducting concurrently, as well as serving as assistant conductor with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Chorus.
In 1985, Mr. Green was appointed music director of the Annapolis Chorale and the Laurel Oratorio Society. He was also appointed associate music director of the Young Victorian Theatre Co., becoming director in 1986.
In addition to his performance schedule, Mr. Green has been a member of the faculty of several area colleges, including Loyola and Villa Julie. He is presently on the faculty of St. John's College.
Saturday's concert at North County High School will also have an exhibit of handmade porcelain dolls with handmade dresses by Kate Hrybyk. Kate's daughter Mary Pat Hrybyk Keith will show handmade teddy bears.
There is still time to join the Performing Arts Association for this and four other concerts all for only $20 a subscription. For information, call Eloise Vaughan at 859-8047.
Crafts and jewelry from East Africa will be on sale at St. Christopher's Episcopal Church this Sunday during coffee hours after the 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. services. Sponsored by the African Team Ministries of Anglican dioceses, proceeds from the sale will be used for clean water, medical care, repairing churches and training of the laity.
St. Christopher's is at 116 Marydell Road, off West Maple Road between Camp Meade and Hammonds Ferry roads.
For more information, call the office at 859-5633.
The Patapsco Valley American Association of Retired Persons will have its monthly meeting tomorrow at St. Christopher's Church Hall.
Social hour with refreshments begins at noon, with the program starting at 12:45 p.m. Charles Sandler, pharmacist at Ted's Pharmacy in Linthicum, will be guest speaker.
His topic will be "Doing Right with Medicine."
The business meeting will follow at 1:30 p.m.
The Notables, an entertainment group of Chapter 3850, will give a Fall Show at the Vantage House Retirement Center in Columbia, 5400 Vantage Road, at 7:30 p.m. this Friday.
For information, call Vivian Zold at 859-1724.
Wanted: Crafters for a craft show and bake sale that will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, at the Friendship Church of the Brethren, 217 Mansion Road. There is a charge of $10 per table. This is your chance to sell your homemade articles.
Call Cecelia Hildebrand at 789-1472.
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