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Updated August 10, 2017

Registration Announced For Penta Programs
Registration is underway for full- and part-time programs at Penta Career Center, Adult and Continuing Education. Full-time programs begin on Monday, August 28 and include: automotive technologies; builder, contractor and remodeler technologies; heating, ventilation, air conditioning/refrigeration (HVAC/R); and welding. Penta’s part-time courses have flexible starting dates, including programs for in-demand fields like Certified Clinical Medical Assistant and State-Tested Nurse’s Aide (STNA).
For companies and businesses, Penta Adult and Continuing Education offers customized workforce development training at a reasonable cost at your location or on-site.
Penta Adult and Continuing Education also offers more than 300 affordable online courses in areas such as writing, computers, finance and marketing. Through Penta’s partnership with ed2go, the online courses are taught by expert instructors and are available for $99.00 per six-week course.
Adults who want to improve their reading, writing and math skills or study for the GED exam can register for Penta’s Adult Basic Literacy Education (ABLE) programs, offered at many convenient locations.
To register for any of the Penta Adult and Continuing Education programs, call (419) 661-6182 or stop by the Adult & Continuing Education office located at 9301 Buck Rd., Perrysburg. Additional information is available by visiting www.pentacareercenter.org and clicking on “Adult Education.” Financial aid is available for students who qualify.

Homeschool For The Arts Plans Open Houses
“Homeschool for the Arts” opens on Thursday, September 7 at the BiG Fab Lab, 1234 N. Main St., Bowling Green (inside Woodland Mall), and is now enrolling new students.
Homeschool for the Arts teaches skills for creative expression from a Christian worldview, offering weekly art, music, theater and dance classes for grades K-12. No art/choir/dance experience is necessary; students can begin at any level, but class sizes are limited. All age groups meet on the same day, during typical school hours, September through May.
Homeschool for the Arts will hold open house events on Thursdays, August 24 and 31, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Attendees can meet the staff and tour the classrooms.
For more information on classes and tuition, contact Amanda at BGHOMESCHOOL4ARTS@gmail.com.

S.A.V.E. Announces 2017-18 Public Lecture Series
Science Alliance for Valuing the Environment, Inc. (S.A.V.E.) is offering the following free public lectures at the Franciscan Center of Lourdes University, 6832 Convent Blvd., in Sylvania. The lectures are offered from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m., are free and open to the public.

The Byrd Polar Project and Climate Studies, Monday, September 11. Jason Cervenec provides an overview of the center’s work being done on the state and local levels to mitigate and adopt to climate change. Cervenec is the education and outreach director at the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center at Ohio State University.

How to Save a River: Water Stewardship and Related Environmental Land-Use Issues, Tuesday, November 14. Abigail Frost-King, president and founder of the Save Maumee Grassroots Organization, Inc.

Global Climate Disruption: How Do We Know? What Can We Do? Tuesday, January 23, 2018. Dr. Andy Jorgensen, associate professor of chemistry and environmental sciences at The University of Toledo.

The Third Battle for a Clean Lake Erie, Tuesday, March 13, 2018. Advocates for a Clean Lake Erie, an environmental grassroots organization.

Our Sustainable Future – Ready or Not, Here We Come! Tuesday, April 4, 2018. John Krochmalny of SAVE and Northwest State Community College’s Education for Sustainability.

For further information on S.A.V.E. or the upcoming lectures, please contact Sr. Rosine Sobczak at (419) 824-3691 or e-mail rsobczak@lourdes.edu. S.A.V.E. is a 501c (3) non-profit organization whose purpose is to educate people of all ages about the environment and to link ecology and spirituality to bring others a greater appreciation of the natural world. The S.A.V.E. office is located on the grounds of the Sisters of St. Francis and home of Lourdes University.

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