Education briefs for May 25, 2016

CRC opens its doors to aspiring adult musicians

String & Sing music classes will be offered at the Brown County Career Resource Center, 246 E. Main St., from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, June 1 through July 13. The six-week class, open to students 18 and older of all skill levels, costs $60.

All stringed instruments are welcome.

Instructor Nathan Dillon likes to teach people of all ages.

“My youngest students are 1-year-olds and my oldest is 84,” he said.

“When all of these folks come together and we start exploring music, that means a lot to us. Each group starts to take on its own characteristics. I love bringing music to people, and I love learning more about music from the folks coming to class.”

Since people are singing and playing instruments, class organizers say there is enough sound to “cover up” mistakes and give people a comfortable venue in which to listen and learn and try new things.

The deadline to register is Friday, May 27. Discounts are offered for multiple enrollments.

Call the CRC for more information or to register at 812-988-5880.

Vaccines for uninsured available at health department

The Brown County Health Department, on the second floor of the County Office Building, 201 Locust Lane, is offering all immunizations free of charge for uninsured adults.

Vaccines include Tetanus, Hepatitis A and B, dTap, MMR, PVC13, PPSV23, Varicella and others.

For more information or to make an appointment, call the health department at 812-988-2255 weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Enroll your preschooler at Head Start for fall

Head Start is seeking children to enroll in its preschool program.

Children ages 3 to 5 can sign up now for the 2016-17 school year. Students must be 3 years old by Aug. 1.

Head Start is free for income-eligible families. Bus transportation may be available in some areas.

To enroll or learn more about Head Start, call 812-522-2065 or 812-376-9608.

Sign language classes planned to start in July

American Sign Language classes are offered at the Brown County Career Resource Center, 246 E. Main St. The beginning class will start in late July; intermediate begins Tuesday, July 19. The classes, from 6 to 8 p.m., last eight weeks.

A community ASL club will meet monthly at the Brown County Public Library from 6 to 8 p.m. beginning Thursday, June 16, for previous and current sign language students.

For more information or to register, call  the CRC at 812-988-5880.

Computer support training certificate available

A+ Computer Support Specialist class (A+ certification) will be taught in late spring at the Brown County Career Resource Center. Call 812-988-5880 for more information or to register.

High school equivalency class times set each week

Classes focused on the high school equivalency assessment exam — formerly called GED classes — are taught year-round from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday at the Brown County Career Resource Center, 246 E. Main St.

Students who cannot attend class at the scheduled times can arrange instruction by appointment or by distance learning.

People enrolled in adult education may be eligible for free job training through Work One.

For more information, call 812-988-5880.

Learn to sign with your baby or toddler

Free sign language classes for babies or toddlers and their parents take place at 2 p.m. Thursdays at the Brown County Public Library, lower level.

Space is limited; to sign up, call Lisa at 812-320-3507.

Small-business counseling available for free

The Brown County Career Resource Center, 246 E. Main St., offers individual small-business counseling sessions through the Service Corps of Retired Executives.

There is no charge for the sessions, which meet in the morning on the first Thursday of every month. An appointment is required.

For more information or to register, call 812-988-5880.