College to hold information session

The Baltimore Sun

Carroll Community College will hold an open house from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. tomorrow at 1601 Washington Road, Westminster.

Information tables and faculty members will be available to answer questions about the college's programs from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tours of the campus will be available.

Information sessions will be held from 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on admissions and financial aid, choosing a major, student life and transfer options.

Registration is requested.

Information: 410-386-8430, or e-mail openhouse@carroll

Physical activity challenge planned

The ninth annual Project ACES (Active Children Excel in School) will be held tomorrow through Oct. 14 in all 22 county public elementary schools.

The physical activity challenge, sponsored by the Carroll County Children's Heart Health Action Team, is aimed at improving children's health by increasing daily physical activity.

Students in kindergarten to fifth grades track the amount of time spent each day being physically active, aiming for at least 60 minutes a day, the recommended guideline for youths.

Prizes will be awarded to the winning students and schools.

Students to get day off Friday

Carroll County public school students will get the day off Friday while teachers attend a regional professional development program.

Information: 410-751-3020.

Jewish literature to be explored

McDaniel College's Hoover Library will host a free reading and discussion series, "Let's Talk About It: Jewish Literature - Identity and Imagination."

The series explores Jewish literature and culture through scholar-led discussions of the Jewish Graphic Novel. All sessions will be held from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the library, on the West Main Street campus in Westminster.

The books are The Complete Maus: A Survivor's Tale by Art Spiegelman on Oct. 9; Julius Kripl, Real Estate Photographer by Ben Katcher on Oct. 23; The Quitter by Harvey Pekar on Nov. 6; and The Rabbi's Cat by Joann Sfar on Dec. 4.

Arthur Leslie, associate professor of Hebrew language and literature at Baltimore Hebrew University, will be the series scholar. He holds a doctorate in comparative literature from the University of California, Berkeley.

Copies of the discussion books can be checked out of Hoover Library, the Westminster public library branch or the Carroll Community College library.

Information: 410-386-4488, or

Courses planned on holiday gifts

Carroll Community College is offering courses this fall to help participants create distinctive holiday gifts.

Classes include:

"Beadworking: Peyote Stitch Jewelry" from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays Oct. 15 to Nov. 5 at CCC.

"Quilt a Table Runner: Celebrating the Season" from 6 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. Oct. 23 and 25 at CCC.

"Decorative Card Making: Holiday Bonanza" from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesdays Oct. 31 to Nov. 14 at CCC.

Information and registration: 410-386-8100.

Grant to promote adult education

Carroll Community College has received a grant from the Maryland State Department of Education to provide adult education programs to county residents.

The grant marks the beginning of a transition for educating adult learners. For the past 30 years, adult education programs were provided by the Carroll County public schools. Now, the community college will provide oversight of adult education.

Information: 410-386-2550.

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