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Education Beat

September 25, 2005

European-style group to perform

The Tamburitzans from Duquesne University will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Amoss Center stage at Harford Community College.

The 65-year-old group presents Eastern European folk songs and dances. The show is suitable for all ages.

Tickets for assigned seats are $10-$22. Proceeds will benefit the HCC Foundation Inc.

Information or to order tickets: 410-836-4211. To request accommodations for a documented disability: 410-836-4402.

Dinner, auction to honor teachers

The Greater Edgewood Education Foundation, a nonprofit organization, will hold its first dinner gala and silent auction, honoring outstanding teachers, at 7 p.m. Oct. 19 in the Richlin Ballroom. Laurie DeYoung of 93.1 WPOC will speak and the Edgewood High School Jazz Band will perform.

A portion of the proceeds will be used to support youth in Harford County who have been displaced by Hurricane Katrina.

The foundation seeks to bring together parents, community members, businesses and school staff to work to improve student performance.

Funds raised will provide grant money for programs to help build community and support local schools.

Information: Tracy Glennon, 410-515-9991 or go to www.gee


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. Tickets are $50 and are available at, 410-273-5600, or 410-638-4736.

Honoring volunteers -- The Harford County public library is seeking former volunteers to be honored at a celebration of the 30th anniversary of its volunteer readers' program. Former volunteers should contact the library to be placed on the VIP guest list. Information: Melissa Harrah, 410-638-3151, ext. 244 or Michele Louderback, 410-273-5601, ext. 247.

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 orientation and training and usually serves an hour each week at a participating school close to home. 410-638-4444, or www.

Breakfast -- Susquehanna Human Resource Association will hold its annual kickoff breakfast meeting from 7:45 a.m. to 10 a.m. Thursday at Harford Community College, Chesapeake Center Dining Room South. Anirban Basu, author of Baltimore Business Journal's "Economic Barometer" column, will share his forecast of Harford County's economy. The cost is $25 to attend. The event is free for SHRA members. For reservations, e-mail tmitchel@har by tomorrow.

Health careers -- Cecil Community College will offer free information sessions about training options for health careers. Sessions will be held at Elkton Station, Room 327, 107 Railroad Ave., on Oct. 5 and Dec. 7, and at the college's North East campus on Nov. 2 and Jan. 11. 410-287-6060, ext. 641.

Career advice -- Cecil Community College will hold a college information and career advising session from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 11 at Elkton Station. The free workshop is open to the public. Sessions are also scheduled for Nov. 8 and Dec. 6 at the same time and place. 410- 287-6060, ext. 641.

Home-schooling workshops -- Monthly workshops are available at the Harford County Public Library in Bel Air to help parents who are home-schooling their children do so more effectively. "Unit Studies," a program in which experienced mothers share their use of unit studies and lap books to teach subjects across the curriculum, will be offered at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 13. The series concludes with the workshop "Is There Really a Problem?" in which a panel of parents and professionals will answer questions and help ease anxieties. Register in the children's department of the library. 410-638-3151.

Town meetings -- The Board of Education of Harford County and Harford County public schools will sponsor a series of town meetings 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. Meetings, which will run from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., 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. Don Morrison, 410-588-5203.

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