School's Winter Workshops aimed at the community


January 05, 2001|By Christy Kruhm | Christy Kruhm,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

FROM SURVIVING A teen-ager's adolescence, to creating a Valentine's Day flower arrangement, learning to surf the Web and understanding word processing basics, South Carroll High School's Winter Workshops have something to interest everyone.

In their fourth year, Winter Workshops are offered annually to adults in the southwest Carroll area as an effort by the school's Parent Teacher Student Organization to reach out to the community.

PTSO President Bobbie DaCosta said the workshops are not solely focused on fund raising. The organization offers affordable one-night classes that it hopes will appeal to area families and merchants who have supported the high school throughout the year.

"It's a way to connect with the community," said PTSO teacher representative Susan Christenbury. She said that in the past, the workshops have proved to be very popular with retired residents, especially computer and Internet workshops. Christenbury said that because of the workshops' relatively small class sizes, most participants find the one-on-one instruction beneficial.

Generally, the workshops are taught by teachers at the school who volunteer their time. Instructors for this winter's workshops include Bonnie McElroy, Matt Davis and Mike Hoover.

Classes include Word Processing Basics, Beginning Internet, Surviving Your Teen-ager's Adolescence, Floral Design and PowerPoint. The cost for all classes is $10, except for Floral Design, which is $20.

Winter Workshops are scheduled for 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Feb. 13 at South Carroll High School, 1300 W. Old Liberty Road, Winfield. Registrations must be received by Feb. 2.

Information: Susan Christenbury, 410-751-3575.

Recycle holiday items

All the Christmas decorations that made the holiday season so festive last month turn into a lot of garbage this month.

People can help eliminate waste and keep the environment clean by recycling Christmas trees.

Mount Airy Yard Recycling Center will be open until Jan. 12 for Christmas tree recycling. The facility on Rising Ridge Road is open only for tree recycling from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Jan. 8-12; 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow; and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.

Remove tinsel and decorations from trees before taking them to the recycling center.

Information: Mount Airy Town Hall, 301-829-1424.

Faculty vs. students

Slam dunks, foul shots, dribbling and fancy footwork will be the order of the evening when students and teachers take to the basketball court during South Carroll High School's Faculty vs. Students Basketball game.

Sponsored by the school's Athletic Booster, the game is set for 7 p.m. Jan. 20 in the school gymnasium.

Tickets will be sold at the door.

Information: 410-751-3375.

Christy Kruhm's Southwest Neighbor's column appears each Friday in the Carroll County edition of The Sun.

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