Elk Run/Walk shirts are still available

EDUCATION NOTES

October 09, 2005

T-shirts from Cecil Community College's 5K Elk Run/Walk, which was hosted by Youth Educational Services, can still be purchased for $5. Proceeds will go toward scholarships at the college.

YES provides children opportunities to develop creativity, self-expression, foreign languages and computer skills. CCC's youth offerings include the Young People's Theatre Program, sports camps, SAT and ACT preparation, and after-school and home-school programs.

To purchase a shirt, contact Tina Creighton at 410-287-6060, ext. 628, or tchreighton@cecilcc.edu.

Calendar

Gently used books -- The Bel Air Friends of the Harford County Public Library are seeking donations of gently used books, puzzles, CDs and videotapes. Visitors can drop off their donations at the branch on Hickory Avenue from noon to 4 p.m. on the next three Saturdays. The contributions will be sold from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 27 (members' night); from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 28 and 30; and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 30. The proceeds will help pay for equipment, new books and programs. 410-638-3151.

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 feature local authors, artisans 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.hcplonline.info, 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, "Sharing the Gift," with an after-hours open house, to be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday. Former volunteers should contact the library to be placed on the VIP guest list. Melissa Harrah, 410-638-3151, ext. 244.

Volunteers sought -- Partners in Reading, a program of Harford County Department of Community Services' Volunteer Connection & RSVP, is seeking volunteers. The program helps improve reading skills. Volunteers usually serve an hour each week at a participating school close to home. 410-638-4444 or www.harfordcountymd.gov/volunteer.

Careers -- Advising and Career Services at Harford Community College invites the community to learn more about the college's career programs from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays. A different major will be highlighted each week through November. High-performance manufacturing will be featured tomorrow, and a pre-nursing advising seminar will be held from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday in SC 243. Legal studies will be the focus Oct. 18. Additional pre-nursing advising seminars will be held from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 18 and from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 19 in SC 243. Nursing, massage therapy, histotechnology and electroneurodiagnotic technology will be featured major Oct. 24. A transfer fair will be held in the Student Center from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 27. 410-836-4301.

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

Preschool open house -- Harford Community College will hold a free Preschool Open House from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 18 at the newly renovated Joppa Hall. 410-836-4191.

We want your opinions

ISSUE:

A recent visit to an advanced English class at Edgewood High School revealed that many students believe they spend more than enough time studying the works of William Shakespeare. Their teacher, on the other hand, worries that today's students don't get enough exposure, and resolves to make sure students achieve more than a rudimentary comprehension of the bard.

YOUR VIEW:

Are high school students studying enough Shakespeare? Tell us what you think. Send e-mail responses by Thursday to harford.speakout@baltsun.com. A selection of responses will be published next Sunday. Please keep your responses short and include your name, address and telephone number. Addresses and phone numbers will not be published.

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