January 25, 2004
The Carroll County Farm Museum is offering traditional arts classes this winter. Registration with payment is required in advance. Detailed brochures of classes are available from the museum, 500 S. Center St., Westminster, 410-848-7775 or 410-876-2667. The classes include: Chair caning: from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 3, 4 and 5 (three-session class). The cost is $60. Students should take a refinished, ready-to-cane chair. The ideal chair for a beginner consists of 75 to 100 1/4 -inch holes.
January 6, 2008
Long Reach Community Association will offer martial arts classes from Tuesday through Feb. 28 at Stonehouse, 8775 Cloudleap Court. Classes in Three-Circle Hapkido, an eclectic self-defense system, moves along three circular planes to apply striking, joint-locking, throwing and pressing techniques against hand and weapon attacks. The technique draws on different styles of Korean self-defense and is influenced by other martial arts such as Chen Tai Chi, Aikido, Jujitsu, Bagua, Hsingi and Mudukwan.
December 30, 2007
Howard Community College is accepting student registration for the winter and spring 2008 credit sessions. The four-week winter credit session begins Wednesday and ends Jan. 25. Late registration is available through Friday. The spring credit semester begins Jan. 26 for weekend classes and Jan. 28 for weekday classes. Although the college is closed for winter break through Tuesday, phone and Web site registration are available for newly admitted and previously enrolled credit students using their college ID and password.
January 11, 2004
The Carroll County Arts Council has announced its winter classes for all ages beginning later this month. All classes are for six weeks unless noted. Reservations will be accepted by phone with a major credit card. Registration deadline for programs is Jan. 19. Painting with Pastels & Acrylics: 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Tuesdays starting Jan. 27. The cost is $68; $63 for members. Watercolor Techniques: 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Thursdays starting Jan. 29. The cost is $68; $63 for members.
September 19, 2004
If the revelation that Orioles No. 1 draft pick Wade Townsend is attending classes at Rice University, and receiving counsel from an agent, has left a foul odor with some fans, it's important to note one important factor. The smell isn't coming from burning bridges. Don't believe for a second that either side is ready to move on too quickly, either with the Orioles accepting that they've lost Townsend's rights, or the right-hander being bitter enough to jump into next year's draft without giving them another opportunity to sign him. There's still a pretty good chance that he'll land in Baltimore, though not without a few dramatic turns.
July 24, 1994
Q: I am a nonprofessional dancer who would like to take a two-week respite in New York from my desk job to be in residence at a modern dance school. Do any of the well-known dance companies offer a short-term program?A: Many well-known companies tailor programs to nonprofessionals on a daily, weekly or monthly basis.The Alvin Ailey American Dance Center, 211 West 61st Street, New York, N.Y. 10023, (212) 767-0940, offers open enrollment throughout the year and a number of summer programs.Under open enrollment, students 15 or older, from adult beginners to professionals, can take classes six days a week in all levels of ballet, jazz, modern, African, tap and Dunham (Afro-Caribbean)
February 25, 2006
Have you ever been interested in learning Spanish? How about how to make soup or cook Italian dishes? The Baltimore Free University, operated by the Johns Hopkins Center for Social Concern, is offering registration for its free, not-for-credit classes for adults now through March 2. The 25 classes offered range from "Working Towards an Ideal Childbirth" to "A Jazz Study From Congo Square to Carnegie Hall" to "Beer History and Appreciation." The complete course list and other information are available online at jhu.edu/csc/baltimore_free_u.
December 25, 2005
The Wilde Lake Community Association will sponsor "IMPROV-OUT," a weekly series of improvisational comedy classes, beginning Jan. 5 at Slayton House in the Wilde Lake Village Green. Level I, basic improv, will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursdays; Level II, intermediate improv, will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Michael Herdson and Brandon Palm, founding members of Slapdash Improv Comedy, will teach the eight-week classes for middle and high school students. The cost is $200.
August 28, 1998
WOODBINE Recreation Council, in cooperation with Carroll County Department of Recreation and Parks, will offer a variety of classes this fall.Whether you're interested in shaping up, learning a skill, or simply having fun, the recreation council has something for all ages and skills. Below are a few of the classes being offered throughout Carroll County.Horseback riding lessonsInstructional and recreational horseback riding lessons start Sept. 19 for Saturday classes and Sept. 20 for Sunday classes at Holinker Farm, 5220 Equestrian Drive, Eldersburg.
October 3, 2002
Nearly 200 students who paid tuition for classes they never took because their school closed will get their money back, more than a year and a half after it was paid. Without a word to students, the Computer Learning Center in Laurel closed in January last year under a directive by the U.S. Department of Education, keeping $657,000 paid for classes that were never taught. The Maryland Higher Education Commission, which oversees private career schools, took action, and a bond claim against the center was settled this week.