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Harford Friends School holding an open house

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Harford Friends School will hold an open house from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. today at the Highlands Common Building, 708 Highland Road, Street.

Visitors can tour the new facility, learn about plans for next year's Lower School program, meet the teachers and current families, and find out about the school's philosophy.

The school incorporates an elementary school program based on state curricula, with Quaker values and a hands-on approach to learning.

The school will hold admissions testing from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. for grades one and two and six, seven and eight, and from noon to 2 p.m. for grades three, four and five on Feb. 9, March 15 and April 26. Appointments are required for testing.

Information: 410-452-5507.

HCC board of trustees open session is planned

The board of trustees of Harford Community College will meet in open session at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Chesapeake Center Board Room.

The board also will hold a work session at 2:30 p.m. Jan. 23 in the Chesapeake Center board room.

Anyone wishing to speak at the meeting must complete a request form and return it to Marketing and Public Relations before the meeting.

Information: 410-836-4408.

Information, career advising session planned at Cecil College

Cecil College will hold a free college information and career advising session from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Elkton Station, 107 Railroad Ave.

Advisers from the college's credit and noncredit programs will talk to prospective students about training programs, workplace readiness classes, lifelong learning resources and financial aid.

Information: 410-287-6060, ext. 641.

Charter school workshop to be held at Aber deen library

The Maryland Charter School Network will hold a free workshop from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at Aberdeen branch library, 21 Franklin St., for parents and community groups to explain the charter school law and the process for creating charter schools.

Information: Stephanie Simms at 800-689-3795 or visit www.mdcharternetwork.org.

Adult Basic Education volunteers are sought

The Literacy Education Department of Harford Community College is seeking volunteers to assist instructors for Adult Basic Education (ABE) math classes and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes at locations around the county.

No specialized training is necessary.

Information: 410-836-4115.

Green College Re port mentions Har ford Community College

Harford Community College is one of 50 institutions nationwide that are making a significant contribution to the environment, according to the KIWI 2007 Green College Report.

Harford was mentioned for its degrees in environmental science and environmental technology, as well as the two-week Study Abroad Program that combines lectures and tours of Denmark's renewable energy sites.

In addition, the report noted that several campus buildings are in the process of qualifying for LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, a Green Building Rating System) certification, the college's gray water collection systems, a Nike Reuse-A-Shoe project, and a green housekeeping program, among other sustainable practices.

In keeping with the college's sustainability mission, several green initiatives were recently accomplished, including a wind turbine mounted on a 50-foot tower installed near the campus pond to provide power to run an aeration pump to help oxygenate the water.

The college also received Bay-Wise Certification earlier this year for its landscaping and grounds maintenance practices. Two large solar hot water heating systems were installed on the roofs of the Student Center and Chesapeake Center to provide hot water using the sun and reduce operating costs.

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