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Ebb Valley school hearing tomorrow

A public hearing on the boundary line changes for Ebb Valley Elementary School and the new northeast high school will be held at 7 p.m. tomorrow at North Carroll High School off Route 482 in Hampstead.

Parents in the area are encouraged to attend.

Information: 410-751-3229.

Teachers group holds meetings

The Maryland State Teachers Association is holding meetings around the state to get residents talking about public schools and how to guarantee that all children have access to quality public education.

The MSTA has established a Web site, greatschoolsmaryland .org that describes its Great Public Schools program.

Two meetings will be held near Carroll County, both from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday: Frederick High School, 650 Carroll Parkway, Frederick; and Ridge Ruxton School, 6916 Charles St., Towson.

Information: 410-263-6600.

Dyslexia awareness workshop Sept. 25

The Margaret Byrd Rawson Institute will sponsor an Early Childhood Dyslexia Awareness Workshop from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Friendship School, 1545 Progress Way, Eldersburg.

The workshop focusing on early interventions will cover reading research, early identification of learning differences, phonemic awareness and testing for speech and language delays.

A flyer and registration form can be downloaded at www.friend shipschool.org. Deadline for registration is Tuesday.

Information: 410-552-6880.

Notes for withheld names due Sept. 28

The federal No Child Left Behind Act provides that high schools will, upon request by military recruiters for recruiting purposes, release student names, addresses and telephone numbers to military personnel.

Carroll County Public Schools will not release a student's information if a parent or guardian provides a written note stating that permission for such release is not granted.

Notes must be returned to the school principal by Sept. 28.

Information: 410-751-3044.

Craft courses set at community college

Carroll Community College is offering courses to help participants create unique holiday gifts.

"Basic Glass Fusing for Jewelry" from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 22 and 23 at the Community College of Baltimore County, Catonsville Campus.

"Make Silver Jewelry from Precious Metal Clay" from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 22 and 23 at CCBC, Catonsville.

"Silk Painting: Wearable Art" from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays Sept. 27 to Nov. 1 at CCC.

"Polymer Clay Jewelry" from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays Oct. 4 to Oct. 18 at CCC.

Registration: 410-386-8100.

Foundation holds gala for Schaefer

The Carroll County Public Schools Education Foundation will hold a Shining Star Tribute Gala fundraiser, "Celebrate Maryland and Salute Gov. William Donald Schaefer" Oct. 12 at Martin's Westminster in 140 Village Shopping Center.

The evening includes a VIP cocktail reception with Schaefer and guests at 6 p.m., hors d'oeuvres and cocktails at 7 p.m., tribute to Schaefer at 7:45 p.m., gourmet dinner and dessert with open bar at 8 p.m., and dancing from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. A silent auction will be held.

Other guests will include Art Donovan, Brooks Robinson, former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. and Kendel Ehrlich.

Tickets are $95 for the gala, or $150 for gala and VIP reception. Reservations are required. Dress is black tie optional.

Information: 410-751-3098.

Continuing education classes in Sykesville

Carroll Community College will offer Continuing Education and Training classes at its Sykesville Center, beginning on various dates throughout the fall.

Classes include work-force courses in Spanish, real estate principles and practices (starts Sept. 25), and Excel (starts Oct. 9).

Lifelong Learning courses include Spanish, retirement planning, photography, and antiques, fakes and reproductions (starts Nov. 8).

Information: 410-386-8100.

Questions sought for Ecker TV show

Superintendent of Carroll County Public Schools Charles I. Ecker is asking the community to submit questions for the television program, A Conversation with Dr. Ecker.

During this interview program, which airs on CETV Channel 21, Ecker discusses current topics and issues facing the school system.

Individuals with questions or topics can contact the Office of Community and Media Relations in writing at publicinfo @k12.carr.org or 125 N. Court St., Westminster, 21157.

Information: 410-751-3020.

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