Education Notes

EDUCATION NOTES

March 05, 2006

Guitarist to perform and teach Tuesday at CCC

Cecil Community College will present Robert Trent and the Radford (Virginia) University Guitar Ensemble at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Performing Arts Hall of Elkton Station, 107 Railroad Ave.

A classical guitar master class also will be held. Observers are welcome.

At 7:30 p.m., the guitar ensemble, directed by Trent, will perform during a discussion. Guests attending only the concert should arrive about 7:15 p.m.

Information: 410-287-6060, ext. 207.

Elementary schools to close early Wednesday

Harford County elementary schools will close at 1 p.m. Wednesday for teacher planning time.

Information: 410-588-5203.

Open house scheduled at schools headquarters

The Board of Education of Harford County and the public schools will hold an open house from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the new schools administration building, 102 S. Hickory Ave., Bel Air.

Information: 410-588-5203.

CCC to offer session on career advising

Cecil Community College is offering a free information session about training options for careers in the allied health field from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the college's North East campus.

A free college information and career advising session will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Elkton Station, 107 Railroad Ave.

Information: 410-287-6060, ext. 641 or ext. 760.

Summer activities fair to be held Saturday

Harford County Kids magazine will hold the fourth annual Harford County Kids Summer Activities and Camp Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Harford Mall.

The event will feature a variety of exhibitors that offer summer activities and camps from around the region, with a focus on Harford County.

Children's entertainment, demonstrations, prizes and giveaways also will be featured. Families can find out about available programs for camps specializing in sports, academics, science and nature, dance, theater and the arts.

Information: 410-893-1511.

HCC board of trustees schedule March 14 session

The board of trustees of Harford Community College will meet in open session at 6 p.m. March 14 in Room E-132 of Edgewood Hall.

The board also will meet at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday for a work session in the Chesapeake Center board room.

Information: 410-836-4408.

Community college to offer computer seminar

Harford Community College will hold a free seminar on Microsoft SQL Server 2005 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. March 13 at the Higher Education and Conference Center at HEAT, Route 22 and Interstate 95 in Aberdeen.

Information: rsvp.harford.edu.

Club seeks applicants for gymnastics scholarship

Harford Gymnastics is taking applications for the second annual Frank A. Yapps Memorial Scholarship.

The annual $1,000 scholarship was established to honor the spirit, memory and leadership of Frank Yapps, founder of Harford Gymnastics.

The scholarship is available to any current or former Harford gymnast who will be attending a four-year, accredited institution full time during the 2006-2007 academic year.

Applicants must submit an essay describing how their lives have been affected by gymnastics.

Applications are available at Harford Gymnastics, 701 Whitaker Mill Road, Joppa and can be downloaded from harfordgymnastics.com. The deadline is April 1.

Information: 410-879-3718.

Cecil schools honored for air-quality efforts

The Cecil County public school system has received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Indoor Air Quality Tools for Schools 2006 Excellence Award for its efforts to improve indoor air quality in schools.

Cecil County public schools began the air-quality program in 1999, after a two-year safety inspection and job risk survey.

Since the third phase of the program began, Cecil schools have seen a 40 percent reduction in air-quality complaints. About 96 percent of complaints are investigated within 24 hours.

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