Harford Digest

HARFORD DIGEST

September 11, 2005

`Jesus Christ Superstar' performances continue

Harford Community College's Phoenix Festival Theater will continue its performances of Jesus Christ Superstar in the Chesapeake Theater at 8 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $8 to $16.

A benefit performance to raise money for victims of Hurricane Katrina is scheduled at 3 p.m. Sept. 18. All tickets to the benefit performance are $16. Proceeds will be sent to the American Red Cross for Katrina relief.

The rock opera, with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, includes adult themes.

Information: 410-836-4211. To request accommodation for a documented disability: 410- 836-4402. Two weeks' notice may be needed for some accommodations.

Community college takes Katrina-affected students

Harford Community College President James LaCalle has announced plans to assist students from the Gulf Coast area who were affected by Hurricane Katrina and will not be able to attend college this fall.

The college will allow displaced students to register late, as approved on a case-by-case basis, and defer tuition for those who have paid their fees elsewhere. Payment plans will be offered to students unable to pay tuition because of the disaster.

Staff members will work with students to help them obtain federal aid for which they are eligible, and to transfer credits earned at Harford Community College to their home institution or another college of their choosing.

Information: 410-836-4107.

ADHD support group for parents to meet Wed.

CHADD of Harford County, a support group for parents of children affected by ADHD, will meet from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Harford County Public Library, 1100 E. Pennsylvania Avenue, Bel Air.

The meeting will be for parent support.

Information: www.chadd-mc.org.

APG Community Councils, schools leaders to meet

Members of the Harford County Public School leadership will meet with Aberdeen Proving Ground Community Councils on Wednesday and Thursday to discuss issues affecting children of military personnel in the Harford County Public Schools.

The Wednesday meeting will be held at the Aberdeen Area Post Chapel, Social Hall, Building 2485; the Thursday meeting will be held at the Edgewood Conference Center, Building E-4810. The meetings will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Information: Ivan Mehosky, 410-278-2857.

Meetings scheduled for school board, public

The Board of Education of Harford County and Harford County Public Schools will sponsor a series of town meetings late next month at area high schools and middle schools.

Residents are invited to attend a meeting to provide the board and school officials with input on creating a vision for the future, redistricting and other topics. There will also be smaller focus groups to encourage exchange of ideas.

The meetings will run from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Meetings will be held Oct. 25 at Bel Air High School for the Bel Air and C. Milton Wright high school areas; Oct. 26 at Aberdeen High School for the Aberdeen and Havre de Grace high school areas; Oct. 26 at Joppatowne High School for the Joppatowne and Edgewood high school areas; and Oct. 27 at North Harford Middle School for the North Harford and Fallston high school areas.

The location of the North Harford Middle meeting is subject to change.

Information: Don Morrison, 410-588-5203.

Calendar

Library gala:

Tickets are on sale for the "Harford Treasures" Library Gala, to be held Nov. 5 in the stacks of the Abingdon branch of the Harford Public Library. The "Evening in the Stacks" will include local authors reading and signing their works, artisans demonstrating their work and music by local harpist Elizabeth Ciavolino and the Defractions Jazz Band. Food and live and silent auctions are also planned. Tickets are $50 and are available at www.hc plonline.info, 410-273-5600, or 410-638-4736.

Volunteers sought:

Partners in Reading, a program of Harford County Department of Community Services' Volunteer Connection & RSVP, is seeking volunteers. The program, initiated in two elementary schools in 2000, helps improve reading skills. A volunteer receives an orientation and training and usually serves an hour each week at a participating school close to home. 410-638-4444, or www.harfordcountymd.gov/ volunteer.

Fall classes:

Cecil Community College is still offering enrollment for some of its continuing education courses. Veterinary assistant training will begin tomorrow; refrigeration/air conditioning and general bookkeeping classes will begin Tuesday; real estate law and practice will begin Sept. 20; welding will begin Oct. 4. 410-287-1000.

Breakfast:

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