Education Notes


February 06, 2005

Conference Saturday offers women advice on careers, living

The New Visions for Women conference for women seeking personal and career success will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in Edgewood Hall at Harford Community College.

Conference participants will choose one morning workshop from the topics "Letting Go of Clutter," "Frame It" and "A Relaxed and Stress-Free You." A second morning workshop topic will be selected from "Painting on Glass," "Being Overwhelmed Is Not an Illusion" and "One Size Does Not Fit All." After lunch, participants may select a workshop from the topics "Pilates," "Gain Control of Your Day" and "Eye-Catching Garnishes."

Keynote presenters Linda Brown and Vicki Walton, of the Upper Chesapeake Chorus of Sweet Adelines International, will offer a humorous presentation on makeup regimens.

The $29 conference fee includes continental breakfast, lunch and all workshop materials. Registration is required. A limited number of scholarships are available. For more information, call 410-836-4376 or 410-879-8920, ext. 376.

College night set Feb. 28 open to parents, students

C. Milton Wright High School will hold a college night open house from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Feb. 28 in the school's gymnasium, 1301 N. Fountain Green Road, Bel Air.

The free event is open to all high school students and parents in Harford County.

About 40 schools and other organizations are expected to participate. For more information, go to the school's Web site at

Harford students offer Tsunami Relief Concert

Harford County students will be presenting a Tsunami Relief Concert from noon to 5 p.m. Feb. 13 at the Harford Mall in Bel Air.

Students from public, private and parochial schools, as well as home-schoolers, will join in support of the tsunami victims in Southeast Asia. Each student will seek at least five pledges to participate in this event. All funds will go to the American Red Cross International Relief Fund for tsunami relief efforts.

Chelsea Dock, a child prodigy from New York who has played piano at Carnegie Hall and Madison Square Garden, will be a guest performer for the event, said Duke Thompson, director of the Maryland Conservatory of Music and organizer of the concert.

Information: Maryland Conservatory of Music, 410-399-9900.

Sessions address creating successful grant proposals

Harford Community College and the Harford County Chamber of Commerce are co-sponsoring a four-session Lunch Series for Nonprofits on crafting successful grant proposals.

The first session, "Defining Your Grant's Mission," will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. Feb. 22 at the Harford County Chamber of Commerce Office, 108 S. Bond St., Bel Air. Determining the mission and goals for the effort and reviewing how to use resources already in place in the organization will be covered.

Future sessions include "Researching Your Grant" on March 29, "Deciphering Grant Guidelines" on April 26 and "Making Grant Proposals Unique" on May 31. Registration for each session is $13.

For more information, call HCC at 410-836-4376 or 410-879-8920, ext. 376.

All-county bands concert Saturday features guests

The annual Harford County Public Schools' All-County Middle and High School Band Concert will be held at the C. Milton Wright High School auditorium, 1301 N. Fountain Green Road, Bel Air, beginning at 7 p.m. Saturday.

Christian Zembower, assistant professor of music and assistant director of bands at Ball State University in Muncie, Ind., will serve as guest conductor for the middle school band.

Quincy Hilliard, composer in residence and a professor of music at the University of Louisiana (Lafayette), will serve as guest conductor for the high school band.

The concert is free.

Montessori school plans cultural workshop March 3

The Free State Montessori School will hold a cultural workshop at 6:30 p.m. March 3 at the school, 12536 Harford Road, Fork.

The workshop will focus on how to incorporate Montessori teachings, philosophy and discipline in the home. Mindi Scott, 410-592-3324.

Open house offers insight into Montessori school

The Free State Montessori School will hold an open house at 1 p.m. March 13 at the school, 12536 Harford Road, Fork.

Visitors can see classes in session. Mindi Scott, 410-592- 3324.

Exhibit showcases African-American art

NORTH EAST - Celebrating Black History Month, pieces from the Paul R. Jones Collection will be on display in the Gallery at the Cecil Community College Community Cultural Center through Feb. 27. The Paul R. Jones Collection is housed at the University of Delaware under the direction of curator Amalia Amaki.

An opening reception will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, with an artist's talk at 6:30 p.m.

The gallery, at 1 Seahawk Drive in North East, is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or by appointment. It is also open during events at the Cultural Center. For appointments, call 410-287-1023.

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