Nov. 8, 2004
From mixology to auctions on eBay, the religious beliefs of the Pilgrims to the realities of long term health care - these are just a few of the diverse array of topics covered this fall in Community Education courses at the Harrisburg Campus of HACC, Central Pennsylvania's Community College.

Pilgrims, Puritans, Pequots and Phillip , focusing on the religious beliefs of the Pilgrims and Puritans in 17th Century New England, will be held on two Tuesdays, Nov. 16 and 23, 6-9 p.m. Class will discuss major dissenters such as Ann Hutchinson and Roger Williams, causes of the witchcraft scare of that century, and the attitudes of the Euro-Americans toward the Native Americans. The second session relates the cause, events and impacts of New England's prominent wars with the Native Americans - the Peguot War and King Philip's War.

A Culinary Adventure in New York City, is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 20, 5:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m.

This one-day bus trip features a day in Greenwich Village, one of the most fascinating, popular and diverse neighborhoods in New York City. Besides food, this area is known for history, culture and interesting sights.

The journey begins by strolling the picturesque West Village with the look and feel of a European neighborhood. The guided tour will include stops at 15 unique food establishments situated off the beaten path. Restaurants and specialty food shops to be visited are frequented by the "locals." There will be "tastings" at seven different locations.

The bus will leave HACC's Harrisburg Campus at 6 a.m. and the Lebanon Campus at 7 a.m. There will be a short stop for an on-your-own breakfast. Free time will be from 2-5 p.m. Dinner is on-your-own. Cost is for the trip is $135.

The Realities of Long Term Care - What it Costs - What the Government Will Not Do For You and How Not To Lose Your Life Savings will be offered Sunday, Nov. 21, 2-4 p.m., followed by a meal.

Many people mistakenly assume that the U.S. government will automatically take care of their long term care expenses. Participants will learn that Medicare does not, under any circumstance, pay for professional long term care. Medicaid will help only when a family has spent down to the poverty level.

Participants also will learn when it is too late for an individual to get insured by any carrier for any amount of money. This seminar will appeal to pre-senior age groups, particularly those who have parents who are already contemplating their retirement years, as well as seniors.

Auctions @ eBay will be offered in two sessions, Nov. 30 and Dec. 2, 6-9 p.m. Participants will discover that eBay is more than just a Web site and what's behind successful auctions. These sessions are designed to help students understand the depth of the auction, and what they'll be signing up for when they decide to join in.

Mixology is a three-class series offered Mondays, Dec. 6-20, 5-8 p.m. Designed for the person who does a lot of entertaining or for someone seeking personal enrichment, the class will focus on product identification, drink classification, glassware, garnishing and the art of mixology. The first half of the course is lecture while the last half is a hands-on laboratory. Participants must be at least 21 years old.

Early registration is suggested. Information may be obtained by viewing the Community Education Courses online at the website below or by calling 780-2587.

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