Oct. 10, 2006
Noncredit community education classes at the Harrisburg Campus of HACC, Central Pennsylvania's Community College, are a great way to meet others with similar interests and expand your knowledge on a host of subjects.

Just a sampling of classes includes eBay Savvy - Buying and Selling Techniques for Success to be offered Saturdays, Nov. 4 and 11, 9 to 11 a.m., at the Cornerstone Coffeehouse, Camp Hill. Cost of $40 includes instruction only.

This course packs an advantage from the very beginning. The instructor has been an eBay member since 1999 and regularly buys and sells merchandise. The selected topics he will address include registration, scams, bidding, photo options, fees, sniping, shipping, selling, buying, protecting your good name and more.

Mahjong, Learn How to Play the American Version! will teach participants how to play the American version of Mahjong. Class will be held on three Mondays, Nov. 6-20. Cost is $72. Instructor Virginia Covaleski is registered with the U.S. National Mahjong League.

The class will cover the East wind, building a wall, dealing tiles and playing a hand. Participants will learn to make Pungs, Kongs or Chows with specific tiles picked up through passing or the discard. They also will learn how a Joker can help or hinder a hand. The object of the game is to make a complete Hand of 14 tiles - this is called going Mahjong. If no one manages to achieve a Mahjong before all the tiles run out then the Hand becomes dead and a new hand is dealt.

Mixology (For the Non-Professional) will be offered on three Tuesdays, Nov. 7-21, 6 to 9 p.m. Cost is $108, and students must be at least 21 years of age to attend.

This course is 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.

Landlord/Tenant Law will be offered Saturday, Nov. 11, 9 a.m. to noon, at the Cornerstone Coffeehouse in Camp Hill. Cost is $35.

This class is for both those who collect or pay rent. Topics will include Creation of Landlord/Tenant relationships, including Fair Housing Laws, capacity to contract, form leases and statue of frauds; Lease-terms, security deposits, utilities, rules and regulations; Rights and Duties - payment of rent, tenant dispute, implied warranties; termination of relationship and more. No personal advice will be given by attorney instructors Doug Marsico, Esq., and Kurt Blake, Esq. of York.

Can You Afford to Retire? will be the topic of a Sunday session, Nov. 12, 1 to 4 p.m. at Cornerstone Coffeehouse in Camp Hill. Cost is $30 and includes only instruction.

The baby boomer generation is headed for a shock as it hits retirement: many of them will be long on life expectancy but short on savings. The two main strategies for funding retirement - lifetime pensions and 401k-style savings plans - are in serious trouble.

The instructor will focus on questions vital to everyone's future, including How long with my money last? When can I retire? How much do I need to save for my retirement? How can I protect my retirement nest egg from market uncertainties?

These are just a few of the community education offerings available along with registration in HACC's autumn issue of "Opportunities to Enrich your Personal & Professional Life," a schedule of noncredit classes accessible at the Website below.

Additional information and a copy of the brochure may be obtained by calling the Harrisburg Campus of HACC at 780-2414 or 780-2616.

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