Sept. 27, 2006
With summer over and the kids are back at college or on their own, many people 55+ are looking for new things to do and places to meet new friends. HACC, Central Pennsylvania's Community College, can help with hundreds of non-credit community education classes and trips detailed in a new 55-page brochure, "Opportunities to Enrich Your Personal and Professional Life."

Coming up in October is specifically targeted to the older population: the Older American Education Mini Seminars. This popular morning getaway at the Harrisburg Campus of HACC on Oct. 10 includes continental breakfast at 8 a.m. and two 1-1/2-hour courses. Cost is $40.

"Where else can you find this kind of opportunity to learn something new, meet new friends and do something worthwhile with your time," said Jennifer Tharpe of HACC's Community Education department.

"We get a lot of repeat participants for these seminars that we've been offering for years - once they come to one, they're hooked and look for their friends at the next session."

Another draw is Dr. Donald Koons, HACC's enthusiastic associate dean of continuing education who is popular as a continuing education teacher and trip leader. This time he's teaching Biblical Mysteries: The Shroud of Turin/Mary Magdalene, which will be offered in both sessions.

Other choices in Session One, 8:30-10 a.m., include The Genius of Irving Berlin, Benjamin Franklin in the American Revolution, The Wyeths in Autumn, Say Good Night to Insomnia and eBay 101: Buying and Selling Techniques.

Other choices in Session Two, 10:15-11:45, include Toscanini, The Conductor; Benjamin Franklin, Calvinism and Deism; Hudson River School of Painters; Near Death Experience (NDE): Reassuring Pieces to the Puzzle from a Recent Study; and eBay 101:Buying and Selling Techniques.

This is just one of the community education offerings available along with registration in HACC's autumn issue of "Opportunities to Enrich your Personal & Professional Life," 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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