Community college offers academic getaway for winter


November 07, 1996|By Joni Guhne | Joni Guhne,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

I DON'T WANT to cause a panic in Central County, but have you looked at your calendar? There are just three weeks left in November, and we all know what comes next, don't we?

Pity the poor retailer who doesn't know what to feature in newspaper ads: snow blowers, cruise wear or holiday specials.

But, Anne Arundel Community College knows exactly what you need: a winter pick-me-up in the guise of one of the college's 21 accelerated sessions in January.

From Jan. 6 to 18, these quick courses offer knowledge on subjects from small business management to basic computer skills.

For something to talk about besides the weather, there's "History of Washington, D.C.: City of Sin and Scandal" or "Ten Great Military Leaders of the Civil War." Both courses include field trips.

But, to really get away, try "History of Medieval and Renaissance England." For this one, you go to the scene of the action: London. Contact David Tengwall, chairman of the history department and coordinator of European studies, at 541-2434.

Grocery receipts

Take time to collect your grocery store receipts from Giant, Metro and Safeway and drop them off at your neighborhood school.

Based on the number of receipts returned to the stores, schools receive free computers, software, sports equipment and other instructional materials.

The programs continue through Jan. 18 for Safeway, and March 1 for Giant and Metro.

Find the phone number of your neighborhood school in the blue pages of the phone book.

Business mixer

The November business mixer of Greater Severna Park Chamber of Commerce is 5: 30 p.m. to 7: 30 p.m., Wednesday at Big Vanilla Athletic Club.

Big Vanilla promises great food, door prizes and free memberships. Registration is $7 in advance or $8 at the door.

Come for early morning networking at the Business Connection Breakfast from 7: 30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Nov. 19 at the BWI Marriott. The event is co-sponsored by Northern Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce.

Tickets cost $12, with paid reservations by Nov. 15, or $15 at the door for members. Tickets for nonmembers are $20.

To register for either chamber event, call Linda Zahn at 647-3900.

Support group for job hunters

Adults looking for employment or changing jobs are invited to attend Shop Talk, a support group that will meet Nov. 20, Dec. 4 and Dec. 18 at the YWCA Career Services Office in Arnold.

A two-session program on personal inventories, value clarification and skill identification is planned from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday and Nov. 20.

Receiving a job offer is just the beginning. Learn how to close the deal and keep the job at a workshop from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 19.

Information on YWCA career programs: 757-5400.

Pub Date: 11/07/96

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