Education Notes


April 23, 2006

School to hold multicultural fair

Abingdon Elementary School will hold a multicultural fair at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at 399 Singer Road.

Designated areas around the school will represent six continents around the world. Pupils' work related to the continent will be on display.

Each child will receive a picture passport to "travel" the world and will have the passport stamped along the way.

The evening will feature the children and their parents participating in a fashion show highlighting native dress from their ethnic roots.

Information: 410-638-3910.

Career fair set for Thursday at CCC

Cecil Community College will hold a career fair from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday in Room 138 of Elkton Station, 107 Railroad Ave. in Elkton.

Participating organizations will include Union Hospital, Aberdeen Proving Ground Federal Credit Union, First National Bank of North East, Innovative Consultants, AdvoServ, Advance Business Systems, Cecil County government, Cecil County Sheriff's Office, Delaware National Bank, People's Bank of Elkton, and the Social Security Administration.

The career fair is open to the public; participants can apply and interview for jobs on site.

Information: 410-287-1000.

7th-graders to hold health fair Friday

Magnolia Middle School seventh-graders will hold a health fair from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at 299 Fort Hoyle Road, Joppa.

The purpose of the fair is to showcase pupils' work on topics covered in their classes; raise community awareness of health issues researched by students; disseminate information to the community about pertinent topics from health care professionals in the community through screenings, pamphlets, posters, etc.; and increase the level of parent involvement.

Information: 410-612-1525.

Preservation fair to be held Saturday

The Harford Community College Building Preservation and Restoration (BPR) program will hold its second annual Historic Preservation Trades Fair from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Joppa Hall on the HCC campus.

The fair provides an opportunity for the public to seek information about technical preservation, contractors and material resources.

Activities will include educational sessions on property tax credits and preservation easements; student and professional technical demonstrations, including window maintenance, slate roof repair and masonry; and tours of the BPR studio labs.

Exhibitors will include Preservation Maryland, Harford County Planning and Zoning, Steppingstone Museum, Archaeological Society of Northern Chesapeake, Friends of Jerusalem Mill and the Historical Society of Harford County.

Information: 410-836-4000, ext. 7415.

Child care meeting scheduled for May 4

Harford Community College will hold a child care conference from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. May 4 in Edgewood Hall on the Bel Air campus.

Roundtable discussions and workshops will provide updates and information about changes in child care to directors, center staff and in-home providers.

Topics will include new resource ideas and the latest in emergency preparedness and legal issues.

Information: 410-836-4376.

Auditions set for music scholarships

Auditions for music scholarships will be held from 10 a.m. to noon May 13 at Harford Community College in Room J108 of Joppa Hall.

Scholarships are available for new and returning full- or part-time students.

The main criterion is performing talent. Students should bring three copies of their music consisting of two pieces to be performed in 10 minutes or less.

The amount of scholarships will be determined by the HCC Music Committee after auditions.

Application deadline is May 5. Forms are available from Paul E. Labe Jr., dean of the visual, performing and applied arts division.

Information: 410-836-4291.

Trinity school taking registration

Trinity Lutheran School is accepting registration for its part-time, three-day-a-week 3-year- old program and part-time, five-day-a-week 4-year-old program.

The school is at 1100 Philadelphia Road, Joppa.

Information: 410-679-4000, ext. 185.

Schools' budget staff wins state award

The Maryland State Department of Education recently recognized the Harford County public school system's budget office with a Maryland Public Schools' Pride award.

The budget office was recognized for having received the Government Finance Officers Association Distinguished Budget Presentation award.

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