Education Notes

Board reschedules workshop on 2006 capital budget

The Anne Arundel County Board of Education's workshop on the 2006 fiscal year's capital improvement plan and capital budget has been rescheduled from Sept. 22 to 6 p.m. Sept. 8.


The meeting will be held in the board room of the Carol S. Parham Administration Building, 2644 Riva Road, Annapolis.

Information: 410-222-5312.


Two dance workshops slated at Arnold campus

Anne Arundel Community College will offer two free dance workshops to improve skills and techniques.

Workshops are open to college students and community members ages 17 and older. They are scheduled for 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Tuesday and Sept. 7 in Room 103 of the Cade Center for Fine Arts on the Arnold campus.

Co-sponsored by the college's Cultural Events Committee and the Moonlight Troupers Drama Club, the workshops can help anyone who plans to audition for the college's fall production, Pippin, or similar musicals.

The class will teach dance steps frequently used in Broadway-style shows, and students will practice an introductory dance combo similar to ones used at auditions.

The class will also feature advice on what directors and choreographers look for in casting dancers and ensemble members.

Jodi Atkins of Gambrills, a regional performer and choreographer, will lead the workshop. Atkins is a graduate of Point Park Academy in Pittsburgh.

Participants should attend dressed for movement and dance.


Information: 410-777-7030.

Community college offers peer learning for adults

Anne Arundel Community College will offer a Peer Learning Partnership beginning this fall as part of its non-credit, continuing education program.

The Peer Learning Partnership provides adults the opportunity to study issues together in an academic setting. Participants can learn about the concept and fall class offerings at an open house at 10 a.m. Sept. 24 in Room 219 of the Cade Center for Fine Arts on the Arnold campus.

Annual dues are charged, in this case, $100 through December 2005, and a small charge is levied for each course. Courses are participatory and led by members who act as volunteer discussion facilitators rather than paid instructors.

This fall, courses will meet from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, with a late session from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesdays, from Oct. 12 to Nov. 18, on the Arnold campus.


The seven courses offered this fall are "Perspectives on Our Universe," "Applications of Philosophy in the Transformation of Society," "Immigration in American History," "African Independence Movements," "The Internet and Society," "Digital Camera Workshop" and a film course featuring classic films of the 1940s and 1950s. New courses are offered each term.

Information: 410-777-2609.

College's Women's Institute sets fall lineup of courses

Registration is under way for some of the Women's Institute non-credit classes this fall at Anne Arundel Community College.

Courses offered include "Organize Your Personal Financial Records," taught by registered investment adviser Lois Pflugh. The cost is $30. The class will meet from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 10.

Another offering is "Decoupage Under Glass." The Victorian technique can be used on tabletops, vases and hurricane lamps. The cost is $60. The class meets from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays from Sept. 27 to Oct. 4.


Learn to play bridge or the Chinese game of mah jongg. "Three No Trump! Bridge Introduction" meets from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesdays from Nov. 2 to 23. The one-session mah jongg course, "More Mah Jongg," meets from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 16 and includes a showing of the award-winning film Mah Jongg: The Tiles That Bind.

The fall selection also includes courses on ways to keep healthy, such as "Fall Day Hike," "Matwork Pilates Method" and "Weight Training for Women."

New classes on hobbies include "Asian Ink Painting: Flowers and Bamboo," "Learn Your Antiques," "Water Collage," and "A Glass with Class," on painting martini glasses.

Information: 410-777-2807.