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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University March 5, 2007 | Vol. 36 No. 24
Registration Opens for Noncredit Classes at Baltimore Free U.

By Amy Lunday

Registration for spring semester adult education courses offered by the Baltimore Free University will be held during a "meet the instructors" event from 6 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 7, at the Village Learning Place, 2521 St. Paul St. Registration continues by phone through March 15.

Sponsored by the Village Learning Place and the Center for Social Concern at Johns Hopkins, Baltimore Free University features a wide array of personal enrichment, social issue and practical trade courses for a nominal registration fee of $10 per course; some require low additional fees to cover materials.

The registration session will provide an opportunity to learn more about the informal noncredit program and its offerings. Students will also have the chance to meet the instructors, many of whom live in the community or are doctoral candidates, professors or students at Johns Hopkins or alumni of the university.

Sixteen courses are on the spring schedule, including lessons in shower singing, anarchism for beginners, an introduction to golf, container vegetable gardening and fearless public speaking. The number of sessions varies from one-time workshops to courses that meet weekly for several weeks. The complete course list and other information are available online at:

Classes begin in late March and end in April; start and end dates vary by course. Classes will be held in various locations, including the Homewood campus and the nearby Village Learning Place.

To register by phone using a MasterCard or Visa, call the Village Learning Place at 410-235-2210, ext. 204, weekdays between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Mail-in registration is not accepted.


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