Parent conference for county schools

EDUCATION NOTES

October 30, 2005

Anne Arundel County Public Schools will hold a Parent and School Volunteer Conference tomorrow from 9 a.m.-1:50 p.m. at the Carver Staff Development Center in Gambrills. The emphasis will be on community interaction, parent involvement and family building. The conference is free and open to the public; registration is recommended. Morning refreshments and lunch will be provided. Information: 410-222-5446.

Dancer to teach master classes

Jamile McGee, a Spring 2005 member of the Anne Arundel Community College Dance Company, will be at the college on Friday to thank fans for their support and teach two master dance classes.

McGee recently appeared on the FOX reality show So You Think You Can Dance, and he won third place in the final competition. He will share his experiences on the show and give a brief dance performance at 1:15 p.m. in the Student Union dining hall.

Dancers can attend one of his dance classes that evening at the David S. Jenkins Gymnasium. Beginning dancers (ages 8 and up) can register for "Beginning Hip Hop" set for 6:30-7:45 p.m.; more experienced performers can join "Hip Hop for Experienced Dancers" from 8-9:15 p.m. Cost is $15 per class. Information: 410-777-2307.

Pulitzer winner to speak at college

N. Scott Momaday, Regents Professor of English at the University of Arizona, will speak on "Language, The Fifth Element" on Friday at 8:15 p.m. in the Francis Scott Key Auditorium at St. John's College in Annapolis. The event is free and open to the public. Momaday is a member of the college's Board of Visitors and Governors and he received the 1969 Pulitzer Prize for fiction for his first novel, House Made of Dawn. He has devoted his life to protecting the oral traditions of Native American Indian culture. Information: 410-626-2539.

AACC seeks entries for juried art show

Anne Arundel Community College is seeking artworks that explore qualities of light for the show Fiat Lux, to be juried by Stephen Bennett Phillips, curator of the Phillips Collection in Washington.

This all-media show seeks works that explore light as a physical phenomenon, illusion and metaphor. Artists may submit up to six 35 mm slides or digital files. Entry fee is $15, to be submitted with the entry form, a self-addressed envelope, and slides or files.

Artworks will be exhibited Jan. 26 to Feb. 28 in the Cade Center for Fine Arts Gallery on the Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway. Postmark deadline for applications is Nov. 28. The entry form may be downloaded from aacc.edu/cadegallery/nationaljuried. Information: 410-777-7028.

Key School offers open house

Key School is having an open house on Nov. 6 from 1 p.m. -3:30 p.m at the school, 534 Hillsmere Drive, Annapolis. Families interested in learning more about Key School and its programs will have an opportunity to meet the faculty, discuss the curriculum, see student performances and tour the campus. Key School is an independent, co-educational, college preparatory day school for students in pre-kindergarten thru 12th grade. The school encourages all academically qualified students interested in its programs to apply for admission, regardless of family financial status. Information: 410-263-9231.

Christian school plans seminar

Annapolis Area Christian School will host a parent/adult seminar titled "Why Belief Matters" with internationally known speaker and author Josh McDowell on from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Nov. 20 in the Center for the Arts on its Severn Run campus, 109 Burns Crossing Road.

Following the seminar, the AACS Community Choir will present a concert called "Festival of Praise," featuring Handel's Messiah, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Tickets for the seminar are $20 and will not be sold at the door; tickets for the concert are $10, and will be available at the door. A combination ticket for both events and a reception in between is $25 and is not available at the door. Tickets can be purchased at all AACS campuses. Information: 410-266-8255, ext. 112.

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