Community reading project includes dinner
Harford Community College and the Maryland Center for the Book are partnering to hold a community reading project from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. tomorrow in the Chesapeake Dining Room.
The public is invited to this free discussion of A Hope in the Unseen: An American Odyssey From the Inner City to the Ivy League by Ron Suskin, which chronicles the life of Cedric Jennings from the 10th grade at Ballou High School through his freshman year at Brown University and his struggles to escape from his blighted neighborhood.
A free light fare dinner will be included for those who make reservations in advance.
County plans series on Magnet Program
Harford County Public Schools will hold a series of presentations to introduce its Magnet Program to eighth-graders and their parents through an informational video presentation produced by Harford Cable Network.
The three programs are: Science and Mathematics Academy at Aberdeen High School, Global Studies/International Baccalaureate Programme at Edgewood High School, and the 19 career programs at Harford Technical High School in Bel Air.
All presentations will be at 6:30 p.m. as follows: tomorrow at Havre de Grace Middle, Tuesday at Aberdeen Middle, Oct. 13 at Patterson Mill Middle, Oct. 14 at Magnolia Middle, and Oct. 15 at North Harford Middle.
Applications to the magnet programs are available at www.hcps.org. The deadline for applications is Dec. 5.
Meetings to focus on uniforms in schools
Harford County Public Schools will hold a series of Uniform Forum Community Meetings on the idea of implementing uniforms in the schools.
The Committee on School Uniforms has sent a survey to all schools and has received public comments through the schools' Web site. The meetings will be a chance for residents to get an update on the process and voice their opinion.
Public meetings have been scheduled from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the school cafeteria as follows: Tuesday, Patterson Mill Middle/High; Wednesday, Harford Technical High; Oct. 14, Bel Air High; Oct. 15, C. Milton Wright High; Oct. 28, Havre de Grace High; Oct. 29, Fallston High; Oct. 30, Edgewood High; Nov. 5, Aberdeen High; Nov. 11, North Harford High; Nov. 12, Joppatowne High.
The Board of Education is looking for feedback before starting the decision-making process.
Harford Christian to mark program achievement
Harford Christian School will raise an oversized American flag on its new 60-foot flagpole at 6:30 p.m. Friday, marking the completion of Phase II of the building program.
Preceding the ceremony will be three ball games, youth activities, and a fried chicken supper ($5) at 5:30 p.m., with band music.
A patriotic fireworks display will conclude the ceremonies at 7 p.m. Information: 410-457-5101.
HCC to offer pre-GED sessions for adults
Harford Community College will offer Pre-GED Advising Sessions for adults who want to improve their basic reading, writing, or math skills.
Free Adult Basic Education review classes or one-on-one literacy tutoring programs for beginning readers are available. Advising sessions will be held at 6:30 p.m. tomorrow and Oct. 14 at HCC's Edgewood Hall; 10 a.m. Friday and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Aberdeen Community Center; 10 a.m. Tuesday at Edgewood Public Library; 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and Oct. 13 at Edgewood High School; 6:30 p.m. tomorrow at Havre de Grace High School; 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Wilson Community Center, Darlington; 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at North Harford High School.
English as a Second Language (ESL) Advising also will be held for foreign-born adults 16 years and older. Advising sessions will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Aberdeen Community Center; 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and 10 a.m. Thursday at Edgewood Public Library; 6:30 p.m. Oct. 13 at Bel Air Middle School.