Community Notes

Community Notes

March 07, 2004

HCC to present annual conference for nonprofit groups

Motivational consultant Gerry Weinholt will be the keynote speaker at Harford Community College's ninth annual conference for nonprofit professionals, to be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at the Higher Education and Applied Technology Center on Route 22 in Aberdeen.

The theme of the conference, "Singing in the Rain," refers to the turbulent climate faced by nonprofit service providers. The program is designed for board members, directors, staff, volunteers and other service providers affiliated with nonprofit organizations. Workshop topics include "Understanding and Using Your Financial Statement," "Effective Grant Writing Techniques," "Unrelated Business Income," "Building a Strong Board," "Lobbying," "In-Kind Donations" and "Visionary Leadership."

Cost of the conference is $25. Preregistration is required. To request a brochure or registration form, call Harford Community College's Division of Continuing Education and Training, 410-836-4376.

Daylong course to help those interested in farming

Harford Community College is offering a one-day course designed to provide the basic information needed for starting a farm.

The class will meet from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Fallston Hall on the HCC campus. Topics include preparing and using a business plan, loan package preparation and niche marketing.

For information, call HCC's Division of Continuing Education and Training at 410- 836-4376 or 410-879-8920, Ext. 376.

John Carroll School to hold college night

John Carroll School, 703 Churchville Road, Bel Air, will hold its annual college night from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. March 25 in the school's gymnasium.

Students from the sophomore and junior classes are invited to attend with their parents, and any seniors who are still looking for a college are also welcome. Invitations are also extended to the students of other high schools in Harford County.

The John Carroll guidance department, headed by Carol Heflin-Shupe, organized the event. To date, the school has received responses from colleges and the armed forces. For information, call Ricki Malone or Bernard Mullin at 410-879-2480, Ext. 2050.

April 24 marked as day for cleanup, replanting

The Harford County Parks and Recreation Department and Havre de Grace will sponsor a Spring Clean Up and Replanting Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 24 at the bayside city's storm-damaged promenade.

Volunteers are being asked to help plant, trim, mulch, sweep and pick up litter along the walkway. People with a basic knowledge of plants are needed to help lay out the location of new plants along the promenade, which was heavily damaged by Tropical Storm Isabel in the fall, organizers said.

For information and to volunteer, call Becky Parsons at Swan Harbor Farm, 410-939-6767.

HCC seeks volunteers to teach adults to read

The literacy education department of Harford Community College is seeking volunteers to teach adults to read.

Free training sessions will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday and from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Sessions will include such topics as characteristics of the adult learner, learning styles and methods of teaching reading. Participants will receive a manual and a handbook. The free training is made possible by a grant from C&S Wholesale Grocers in Aberdeen.

Information: 410-836-4115.

County health department gives free colonoscopies

The Harford County Health Department's Office of Cancer Prevention provides residents of Harford County a colonoscopy at no cost if they meet the program guidelines.

The procedure is recommended for those who are 50 or older, have symptoms or have a personal or family history of colorectal cancer, polyps or ulcerative colitis.

For more information contact the department at 443-643-0350.

Make-A-Wish group seeks volunteers in the area

The Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Mid-Atlantic Inc., a nonprofit organization that satisfies the wishes of children battling serious ailments, is looking for volunteers from Harford County and the region to act as wish granters.

The volunteers work with the children and their families to fulfill the dreams of these patients in a memorable and rewarding manner.

Information: Lisa Kadish at 410-484-1232 or Lkadish@wish. org.

In Carroll County

McDaniel College tuition to be raised 7.2% in fall

Annual tuition at McDaniel College will increase 7.2 percent to $24,500 for the 2004-2005 academic year, according to the college's board of trustees.

Currently, students pay $22,860 for the year.

Starting in the fall, students will pay $5,600 per year for standard room and board, an increase of $20.

The college's board of trustees voted to increase student tuition last month. About 85 percent of McDaniel students receive some kind of financial aid, college officials said.

McDaniel is a private four-year liberal arts college with a 160-acre campus in Westminster. It has about 1,600 students enrolled.

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