Education Notes

EDUCATION NOTES

Education Beat

News from Harford County schools and colleges

June 26, 2005

Students learn timber framing at Jerusalem Mill

Harford Community College students and volunteers learned the basics of traditional timber framing from May 31 to June 7 and built a timber-frame structure at Jerusalem Mill in Kingsville.

Glenn James, a master timber-framer and owner of Craftwright Inc., taught the timber frame course, which was offered in conjunction with the college's building preservation and restoration program. Using traditional hand tools and chiseled mortise and tenon joints, participants reconstructed the wheelwright shop that was once on the property, now the headquarters of the Gunpowder Falls State Park in Kingsville.

Also participating were Maryland state parks, Friends of Jerusalem Mill, the Timber Framers Guild and the Preservation Trades Network.

For information about the college's building preservation and restoration program, call Rhonda L. Deeg, 410-836-4000 or rdeeg@harford.edu.

Pupils raise $2,719 in Relay for Life

Pupils in kindergarten through seventh grade at Trinity Lutheran School and child care center in Joppa recently participated in the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life.

Their team, "Nowicki's Knights," walked in honor of their art teacher, Coleen Nowicki, on leave since March while pursuing treatment for cancer.

The children raised more than $2,719 in donations and received an award from the American Cancer Society as the top youth fund-raiser team.

Reading program accepting registration

Registration is open for the Harford County public library's summer reading program for children, "Wild About Reading."

The program, designed for children of all ages, includes a "Read to Me, Please" segment for young children who need 25 books read to them to complete the program. Elementary school-age children complete a "Lion's Share of Reading" by reading 10 books, and those in middle and high school are challenged to read three books.

Participants who return a completed reading list to the library receive a certificate, a free book and a chance to win a "Jungle Basket" filled with prizes.

The program includes performances by songwriter Ray Owen, and presentations by staff members from the Maryland Science Center and the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, storytellers and musicians.

The library will award a trophy to the elementary, middle and high schools with the highest percentage of students who complete the program.

Information: 410-638-3151.

Calendar

Drama:

Harford Community College will offer summer sessions of Harford Imagination Theatre, for students entering grades two to 12 who are interested in dramatic training. The sessions will be held from 9 a.m. to noon tomorrow through Aug. 4 in the college's Fallston Hall. Instruction will be offered in every aspect of theater. Students will have an opportunity to participate in a production for a "Family Finale," to be held the last Thursday of the 20-session program. Students can register by mail, fax the form included in the Schedule of Noncredit Classes mailed to Harford residents, or register at Edgewood Hall from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday. Online registration: www.har ford.edu. 410-836-4376.

Registration:

Walk-in registration for fall credit courses at Harford Community College is open from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fridays through Sept. 3; and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, Aug. 8 through Sept. 10. 410-836-4222.

Registration:

Cecil Community College is accepting registration for fall classes, which begin Aug. 31. Class schedules have been mailed to residents. Schedules also can be picked up at Elkton Station, 107 Railroad Ave. or at the North East campus, 1 Seahawk Drive. Cecil Community College offers 43 associate degrees and 39 certificate programs. 410-287-1000.

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