Adult orchestra available as class

EDUCATION NOTES

January 20, 2008

Adults who wish to return to playing an instrument can sign up for Intermediate Adult Orchestra presented by the Maryland Conservatory of Music and Harford Community College.

A 10-week noncredit course will be held from 10 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 22 to April 1, at Maryland Conservatory of Music, John Carroll campus.

Information: 410-399-9900.

Expo to showcase college offerings

An education expo will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Higher Education and Conference Center at HEAT in Aberdeen.

The expo is for adults to explore opportunities in upper-level undergraduate and graduate degree programs offered at the site and preview spring classes and programs.

Classes are held evenings and on weekends. Bachelor's degree programs include business, education, information technology, management and nursing.

Master's degree programs include applied information technology, biotechnology, business, education, engineering, homeland security management, instructional technology and management.

A doctor of education in community college leadership is also available.

Representatives from schools that offer classes at HEAT will be available for program advising and to discuss financial aid options.

The center is at 1201 Technology Drive, on Route 22 in Aberdeen.

Information: 410-638-2502.

HCC to offer English class

Harford Community College's literacy education department will offer a new English as a Second Language class from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Aberdeen Community Services Building.

This free class is for foreign-born adults ages 16 and older who would like to improve English communication skills, including listening, speaking, reading and writing.

Information: 410-836-4115.

HCC health, fitness classes for seniors

Harford Community College is offering health and fitness classes for senior adults.

Courses include:

Healthy Living for the Senior Adult, focusing on wellness and good health practices, starting at 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Jan. 29.

Healthy Heart to improve physical fitness and psychological well-being in those with heart disease. Classes begin Jan. 28 and meet from 4:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. or from 5:45 p.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Senior Aquatic Wellness improves cardiovascular fitness and range of motion. Multiple session times and dates are available.

Information: 410-836-4376.

Leader academy seeks members

Harford Community College is recruiting for the 2008 class of the Harford Leadership Academy, a program designed to promote the development of leaders in the community and to create a network of leaders in the county.

The academy encourages applications from mid- to upper-level managers.

Enrollment is limited to 36 participants. Applicants must live or work in Harford County, have demonstrated interest in volunteerism and the community, exhibit leadership potential, and be able to attend all seminars.

The 2008 Harford Leadership Academy opening session will begin with a mandatory dinner meeting March 14 and continue on March 15, followed by 13 consecutive Wednesday morning seminars. The program will conclude with a graduation celebration June 19.

The cost of the academy is $595. Scholarships are available based on need, including a minority business scholarship.

Deadline for applications is Feb. 2.

Information: 410-836-4176.

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