CCC offers courses on Italian lifestyle

The Baltimore Sun

Carroll Community College is offering five classes this fall in Italian language, traveling in Italy and Italian cooking.

Seasons of Italy will offer travel tips for all seasons from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesdays Sept. 12 to Oct. 3. The cost is $95.

Italian Basic I will be offered from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays Sept. 11 to Oct. 30, cost $159; and Basic II Nov. 6 to Dec. 11, cost $118.

Italian for Conversation & Review will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesdays Oct. 10 to Nov. 14. The class integrates music, photos, travel tips and conversation to provide language skills for a vacation in Italy. The cost is $118.

A Taste of Italy will offer instruction in authentic Italian cooking from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesdays Oct. 10-24. The cost is $120.

Senior adult costs are available.

Information; 410-386-8100.

SAT/PSAT course available at schools

Carroll County high school students who need to take the SAT can prepare for the exam by taking SAT or PSAT preparation courses in advance.

Classes will be offered around the county as follows: from noon to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 15 and 29 at South Carroll High School, 1300 W. Old Liberty Road, Winfield; and 7 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. Sept. 13, 20, 27 and Oct. 4 at Century High, 355 Ronsdale Road, Eldersburg.

Students must attend both sessions.

Tuition is $185, including materials. Registration is open to all high school students. A portion of the proceeds goes to the school.

Information: 410-442-1600.

Spring Break trip headed to Italy

Carroll Community College invites students and the community to participate in a Spring Break 2008 trip to Italy departing March 14.

The cost is $2,209 for travelers age 22 and younger, and $2,499 for those older than 22. An all-inclusive insurance plan is available through EF Tours for $115. Prices are valid through Oct. 1.

Participants will take guided tours of Rome, Florence and Venice.

The package includes round-trip airfare, seven overnight stays in hotels, European breakfast daily, dinners on selected days, full-time bilingual EF Tour director, four tours led by local guides, and nine visits to attractions.

The trip also offers course credit at the college in ENGL-160, HIST-160, ART-160 or HUMT-160.

Information: 410-386-8262.

Feedback sought on school calendar

The Carroll County public schools superintendent and Board of Education are seeking feedback from the community on the proposed 2008-2009 student calendar.

The calendar can be viewed online at

The superintendent also is seeking input on two suggested revisions to the proposed 2008-2009 student calendar. They are:

Move the parent conference days scheduled for Nov. 24 and 25, 2008 from Thanksgiving week and place them earlier in the month to more closely align with the end of the marking period.

Move the professional development day for teachers, scheduled for Sept. 12, 2008, to an additional pre-service day held before students report to school. Comments and suggestions should be submitted to by Sept. 28. The proposed calendar will be returned to the board for action on Oct. 10.

Information: 410-751-3070.

Davis to chair CCPN consortium

Gary Davis, chief information officer for Carroll County public schools, recently was re-elected as chairman of the Carroll County Public Network (CCPN) consortium.

Bob Kuntz of Carroll County public library was elected vice-chairman, and Mark Ripper of Carroll County Government, secretary.

The CCPN was formed in 2003 when Carroll County Government, Carroll County public schools, Carroll County public library, and Carroll Community College signed a memorandum of understanding.

Membership is made up of the staff from the information technology departments of the four organizations.

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