Open House At Eastern Montgomery County Vo-tech School

Posted: January 18, 1996

Have Sunday coffee and danish at Eastern Montgomery County Vocational Technical School's open house Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m.

Visitors will have the opportunity to learn about the technical school's programs, including Pennsylvania State University courses for high school seniors and continuing-education courses, as well as Summer Fun classes for students in grades seven through nine.

Student activities will be featured in 13 career programs, and college representatives are scheduled to attend. The foods and horticulture departments will highlight student skills in preparing hot and cold appetizers and sweets, as well as floral displays that will be given away.

The school is at 3075 Terwood Rd. in Willow Grove. Call 215-657-7080 for information.

FYI * Because of the blizzard, many previously announced school events were postponed. Check with individual school districts for new dates for winter concerts, school board meetings and community events.

* Upper Dublin High School's drama club will present a musical version of Sleeping Beauty Saturday at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the Upper Dublin High School auditorium. Tickets are $2 and are available at the door or from drama club members. Senior John Tartaglia is director; junior Danielle Gift is musical director. For information, call 215-643-8900, Ext. 231.

* Montgomery County Community College has extended registration for the spring semester. Sign-ups will be held today from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Late registration will be held Monday and Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3:30 to 8 p.m.

* Area students in grades one through six can participate in a poster contest through the Edge Hill Rotary in Abington Township. The theme is ``How to Make the World a Better Place,'' and entries should reflect concerns children have about families and communities. The contest is sponsored by Rotary International.

Posters should be on poster paper measuring 36 by 24 inches and should be marked on the back with name, address, phone number and grade level. Posters can be left at Prudential Reddington Realtors, 2778 Jenkintown Rd., Glenside, attention Marty Reddington, club president. Deadline is Feb. 10.

Edge Hill Rotary will announce the winner Feb. 14 and award a $100 savings bond. The winning poster will be entered in the worldwide competition, and that winner will be awarded a trip for the child and parents to the International Rotary Convention in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, June 23 to 26.

For information, call Edge Hill Rotary at 215-884-9925 or Prudential Reddington Realtors at 215-886-1200.

* Rosemont College and St. Pius X High School in Pottstown have signed a tuition incentive program agreement. The program will be offered to current St. Pius students next fall.

Tuition incentive programs were proposed by Cardinal Anthony -Bevilacqua several years ago. For information, call the Rosemont College financial aid office at 610-527-0200, Ext. 2220.

ON THE AGENDA * Strategic planning will be the issue at Spring-Ford Area High School when a nationally known expert will speak on ``Shaping the Future: Creating the Future We Want Now,'' in conjunction with the district's strategic planning process.

Sheila Sheinberg is scheduled to speak Monday at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Sheinberg is president of the Center for Life Cycle Sciences and will address the types of change that may occur during the development and implementation of a strategic plan. Her clients have included colleges, universities, NASA, federal agencies and international companies.

* Instrumental-music students at Indian Valley Middle School in the Souderton Area School District are among those performing in the Bux Mont Honors Band Festival Jan. 27 at Quakertown High School. The 3 p.m. concert will feature middle school musicians from Souderton, North Penn, Pennridge and Quakertown School Districts.

* Carson Valley School's annual service recognition program will be held tomorrow at the Sugar Loaf Conference Center in Chestnut Hill.

Reporter Don Tollefson, founder of Winning Ways, a program for at-risk youth, will be guest speaker. Staffers who have completed 10 or more years of service and members of the community who have made a difference for students at the Flourtown school will be honored.

* A female illusionist opens this season's Curtain Time for Kids, a children's cultural program sponsored by the American Association of University Women, Lansdale Branch.

Cosponsored by the North Penn Community Education Program, the series will open with The Magic of Lyn Jan. 27 at 2 p.m. in the North Penn High School auditorium.

The performance will feature illusions that incorporate music, choreography, comedy and animals.

Curtain Time for Kids will present Beauty and the Beast Feb. 24 at 2 p.m., and Tom Chapin in concert March 9 at 7 p.m.

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