Education briefs for week of Nov. 2

Songwriting course planned at resource center

Turn thoughts and feelings into songs by taking a songwriting class. Classes run for six consecutive Tuesdays, Nov. 1 through Dec. 6, at the Career Resource Center from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The course costs $50. Call the CRC at 812-988-5880 to register.

Volunteer reading tutors sought in schools

The Brown County Literacy Coalition is seeking volunteer tutors to read with elementary school children in the first through third grades. Tutors meet with their student at one of the elementary schools after school from about 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

For more information, call 949-235-2171, email shari.r.frank@gmail.com or visit bcliteracycoalition.org.

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.

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 then 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.

Nursing assistant classes planned

Certified nursing assistant classes are offered periodically at the Brown County Career Resource Center depending on interest. The next class is tentatively scheduled to begin after the first of the year. Call the CRC at 812-988-5880 for more information or to register.

CRC offers discounts for multiple enrollments

The Brown County Career Resource Center offers discounts for multiple enrollments or for friends who enroll in classes at the same time. For more information, call the CRC at 812-988-5880.

Computer support training certificate available

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

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.

Sign-language classes planned

American Sign Language classes are offered at the Brown County Career Resource Center, 246 E. Main St.

Beginning and intermediate classes will begin in February. Classes, from 6 to 8 p.m., last eight weeks. For more information or to register, call the CRC at 812-988-5880.

Learn to sign with your baby or toddler

Free sign language classes for babies or toddlers and their parents is available. To sign up, call Lisa at 812-320-3507.