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Lifelong Learning Classes Available at Sykesville Center

Release Date: 2/5/2007

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Sylvia Blair
Community Relations Coordinator/Web Editor
410-386-8153

Carroll Community College Offers Lifelong Learning Classes

Carroll Community College is offering the following Spring 2007 Lifelong Learning classes at its Sykesville Center, at the Public Safety Education and Training Center of the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, located at 6852 4th St., Sykesville.

Merging Your Money and Your Life
This new course can help you create the life you ultimately want by making good financial decisions now. Discover a process that will help you identify what is most important to you and complete a confidential Life Planning Process Self Examination Questionnaire to help you identify your style, desires and dreams. Instructor: Roger Desai, a certified financial planner/educator and an independent financial advisor representative.
Cost: $85 (MD Senior Adults: $85)
Course #: XXZ269B3
Thursdays, March 15 - 29, 6:30  to 8:30 p.m. (three sessions)

ASL: Basic 2
Grow your understanding of and confidence with American Sign Language. This class reviews common vocabulary and grammar, while introducing new signs and other considerations important when communicating with deaf people. The required text is used in both Beginning level courses. Instructor: Peter Skarp.
Cost: $118 (MD Senior Adults: $25); plus text
Course #: FLC167A3B
Mondays, March 19 - April 30, 6:30 to 9 p.m. (six sessions; no class April 2)

Sign with Your Baby
This new course will help you communicate with your baby before he or she can speak! American Sign Language (ASL) is a way to communicate with your young child while providing opportunities to develop motor and thinking skills. This course introduces the basics of ASL that you can use with your family, specifically children between three months and three years. Instructor: Evelyn Weidig.
Cost: $63 (MD Senior Adults: $25)
Course #: FLC220B3
Mondays, March 19 - April 16, 6 to 8 p.m. (four sessions; no class April 2)

Animal Photography
Get close and personal with your animal photography! With this new course you can learn strategies for success! Receive advice on accessories and composition guides and go on location to the Baltimore Zoo for the second session. Students provide their own transportation and cost does not include admission to the zoo. Rain date: March 31. Instructor: Al Arnold.
Cost: $47 (MD Senior Adults: $47)
Course #: XXZ263A3T
Tuesday March 20, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 24, 10 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (two sessions)

Spanish: Basic 2
¿Qué más?  We've got more!  More verbs!  More vocabulary!  More opportunities to use Spanish in daily situations!  Class uses the same text as Basic 1.
Cost: $118 (MD Senior Adults: $25); plus text
Course #: FLC208A3B (Instructor: Billie Munoz)
Tuesdays, March 20 - May 1, 6:30 to 9 p.m. (six sessions; no class April 3)

Understanding Digital Photography
Confused about digital photography? This introductory six-week course will help you to understand the unique features and operation of the digital camera as well as how to get the best image from it. Learn about exposure, contrast, zoom, flash and composition. Bring your digital camera to class and be prepared to take photographs for discussion. Instructor: Al Arnold.
Cost: $94 (MD Senior Adults: $25)
Course #: PDE015A4T
Tuesdays, May 1 - 29, 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, May 12, 10 a.m. to noon (six sessions)

Photography: Beyond the Basics
Learn how and when to apply basic camera techniques to photographing people, animals, landscapes, plants, and still life. Explore depth of field, shutter speed, filters, lenses and more as they apply to the above subjects. Bring your loaded 35mm film or digital camera to each class. Prerequisites: a basic photography class or experience with an adjustable camera. Instructor: Al Arnold.
Cost: $79 (MD Senior Adults: $25)
Course #: PDE604A4T
Wednesdays, May 2 - 23, 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, May 19, 10 a.m. to noon (five sessions)

Calligraphy
Impress your friends and business colleagues or create a special keepsake using calligraphy, the art of making beautiful or elegant handwriting. Create a special invitation, card, scrapbook page, or unique message with this fine art of skilled penmanship. Call 410-386-8100 for a materials list. Instructor: Linda Nestor.
Cost: $46 (MD Senior Adults: $46)
Course #: XXQ215A4M
Monday, May 7 - 21, 7 to 9 p.m. (three sessions)

ASL: Basic I
Learn common vocabulary and the basics of ASL grammar, while you establish the foundation necessary to communicate effectively with deaf and hard of hearing people. The required text is used in both Beginning level courses. Instructor: Peter Skarp.
Cost: $118 (MD Senior Adults: $25); plus text
Course #: FLC202A4B
Thursday, May 10 - June 14, 6:30 to 9 p.m. (six sessions)

To register contact Continuing Education & Training at 410-386-8100 or go to www.carrollcc.edu


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