November 12, 2012
Here's an opportunity to turn off HGTV for an evening and learn about the realities of rehabbing a home. Baltimore Housing's Vacants to Value initiative is hosting a workshop Thursday evening called, "The Rehab Process: Proper steps to Rehabbing a House in Baltimore City. " The workshop is free, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Zeta Center for Healthy and Active Aging, 4501 Reistertown Road. Pre-registration is required. Call 410-396-4111 or email V2V@baltimorecity.gov to register.
July 9, 2012
Homeowners hoping to see benefits from a national mortgage settlement — and others struggling with their payments — can attend a workshop in Baltimore Tuesday for information and assistance. The Maryland attorney general's office said the event will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 4414 Frankford Ave. Nonprofit housing counselors and others who work with distressed borrowers will be on hand. The settlement, with the country's five largest mortgage servicers, was over allegations of widespread foreclosure and mortgage-servicing abuses.
February 20, 2014
A workshop last week at Howard Community College focused on self-advocacy — a means of enabling people, particularly those with developmental disabilities, to speak up and communicate their needs. Facilitator Ann Kukulies offered a few real-life scenarios that, she said, can make speaking up uncomfortable for anyone. "You are in a movie theater, and the person behind you is kicking the back of your seat," said Kukulies, career assistant for Counseling and Career Services at HCC. "You are pretty sure that he is not doing it on purpose, but it is very annoying.
March 30, 2012
Roger Miller and Jeffrey A. Wolk make photography sound easy. These seasoned shooters, who have nearly a century of experience between them, share some simple instructions: Relax, enjoy the scenery, focus and keep taking pictures. "The most important thing about a camera is not to be afraid of it," said Miller, publisher of 34 photography books. "Just keep shooting. You will get some great pictures. " For those uninitiated in the intricacies of today's equipment, these two, both award-winners in their field, have put together a daylong photography workshop that promises candid coaching, technical assistance and lively dialogue.
May 14, 2002
The Department of Special Education for Carroll County public schools has canceled its Individual Education Program workshop scheduled for 5:30 p.m. tomorrow at Carroll Springs School. The workshop will be rescheduled for the 2002-2003 school year. Information: 410-751-3020.
February 18, 2012
The Chesapeake Paddlers Association, a nonprofit organization with more than 650 members and run strictly by volunteers, will hold Sea Kayaking 101, a class to teach the basics of the sport, March 10 in West River. The seven-hour workshop, which begins at 8:30 a.m. at the West River Center (5100 Chalk Point Road) will include experienced sea kayakers talking about how to get started in the fast-growing sport in terms of kayaks, paddles and other equipment. There will also be discussions about where to paddle, how to find fellow paddlers and the history of the sport.
January 6, 1991
The Baltimore Sun Education Services Department will sponsor a "No Textbook Day" workshop designed to provide teachers with innovative ways of using the newspaper with their students during Newspaper In Education Week, March 4 through 8.The workshop, with focus on kindergarten through grades 5, will be offered on Saturday, Jan. 26, while the workshop for grades 6 through 12 will be conducted on Feb. 9.The registration fee for two teachers is $35 and includes...
April 3, 1991
Floyd Cooper, who illustrated "Chita's Christmas Tree," a gorgeous book about one Baltimore family's Christmas, will be a featured guest at a daylong conference for young adults interested in the art of drawing and illustration.Presented by the Enoch Pratt Free Library, the conference will be held Saturday, April 13, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Pratt's Central Library. The free workshops are for middle school students or kids between the ages of 11 and 14.Cooper will discuss career opportunities in the art world, from comic books to posters to book illustrations.
April 28, 2002
Historic Annapolis Foundation is sponsoring a workshop, Techniques for Preserving Your Home When Paint Isn't Enough, from 9:30 a.m. to noon, Saturday at William Paca House and Garden, 186 Prince George St., Annapolis. The cost of the workshop is $10 for foundation members and $15 for nonmembers. Advance reservations and prepayment are required, and can be made by contacting the Historic Annapolis Foundation. Information: 410 267-7619, Ext. 8146. Children's summer camp to focus on history Children ages 6 to 10 can discover history during a summer camp July 15 through 19 at Captain Salem Avery House Museum, 1418 E.W. Shady Road.
March 5, 2012
After taping an 8- by10-inch drawing of a Chinese dragon to a white board in an art classroom at Stevenson University, Carlson Bull handed over an iPad with the instruction to aim it at the illustration and wait for mobile augmented reality to unfold. With both hands gripping the tablet computer like a steering wheel, the tester was able to "look through" the device like a window and watch, in 3-D, as the vividly colored creature peered out of a hole in the wall, glanced furtively around and gracefully flew away.