Corry Day

The annual Corry Day in Kissimmee, Florida, will be held at noon on Saturday, Feb. 1, at the Golden Coral located at 7702 West U.S. Route 192, mile marker five. For questions, call 814-964-8669 or 352-748-5505.

Banjo & Guitar Instruction

• Talented musician and instructor Jim Froman will show you the basics of playing your banjo and guitar/ukulele in two separate 10-week programs. He will cover topics such as finger placement, chords and notes, including the differences between various stringed musical instruments. Participants must bring their own instrument. The class is open to adults, teens and kids 10 and over. Seating is limited to eight students in each section. The 10-week sessions will be offered on Mondays, Feb. 3 to April 6. Guitar – Level 1 will run from 6 to 7 p.m. and Banjo – Level 1 will run from 7 to 8 p.m. The cost is $99 per student. Registration and payment is required by Thursday, Jan. 30. Call the Hi-Ed at 664-9405.

Watercolor on Your Own

• Have you wanted to know more about how to watercolor? Would you like to learn to draw a still life and paint it? Take a photograph or design a composition and turn it into a beautiful watercolor painting? This is your chance. In this five-week watercolor class you will explore watercolor techniques, and have the time to learn to paint them. Whether you are a beginner or have more experience, this class will help you learn to watercolor on your own! This five-session course will be offered Mondays, Feb. 3 to March 9 from 1:30 to 5 p.m. The cost is $135. Registration and payment is required by Thursday Jan. 30. Call the Hi-Ed at 664-9405.

A Citizen’s Action Guide to Blight

• “A Citizen’s Action Guide to Blight” is part of the JES Satellite Series with the Corry Higher Education Council. This presentation will be offered as a Lunch & Learn on Tuesday, Feb. 4, from noon to 1:30 p.m. The cost is $5 and includes lunch. Call JES to register at 814-459-8000. In 2016, the Jefferson Civic Leadership Academy commissioned a report applying lessons learned from the program to a group-action project to address blight in Erie County. During the seven-month-long Civic Leadership Academy, the group created a citizen’s action guide to combating blight, from Erie’s downtown to its urban core to its rural borders, and also participated in a neighborhood cleanup. This presentation will explore the report data as well as new initiatives, such as a tool-lending library. Scheduled to present are Breanna Adams, B.S.; Jay Breneman, M.S.; and Ashley Lawson, M.P.A.

Free Throw Championship

• The Knights of Columbus will sponsor its Free Throw Championship on Sunday, Jan. 26, at Our Lady of the Lake Social Center, located at 128 Sunset Dr. in Edinboro. Doors open at noon for registration and warmups. The competition begins at 1 p.m. All boys and girls ages 9 to 14 are encouraged to participate. Proof of age (birth certificate) and a parental signature are required to compete. Basketballs will be awarded to winners in each age bracket. Winners can advance to competitions at the regional and state levels. Entry forms are available at the free throw display in the lobby of the social center. Participants will be permitted to sign up the day of the event. For additional information, contact 814-734-4865.

Amateur (HAM) Radio

• Are you a HAM Radio operator interested in upgrading from Level 1 Technician to Level 2 General Class Ham Radio License? This course will help students prepare for the FCC General Level 2 license examination. The fee for the course will include an ARRL General Class License Manual, and a VE Session scheduled for the last day of class. Please note: the Technician Level 1 License is an ironclad prerequisite for the General Level 2 exam. This course will be offered Mondays, Jan. 27 – March 23, from 6 to 8 p.m. The cost is $50 for adults and $40 for participants under age 17. Registration and payment is required by Thursday, Jan. 23. Call the Hi-Ed at 664-9405.

3D Modeling/3D Printing

• Join instructor Travis Carey as he teaches fundamental 3D modeling skills including sketching, extruded features, part assemblies and draft file generation. Carey has taught technology education at Corry Area High School for 23 years. Students will use fundamental modeling skills in Autodesk Inventor to create a 3D modeled part to print by conclusion of the course. Basic math and computer skills are required. Autodesk Inventor 2019 textbooks will be supplied for students to use during the course. This course will be held at the Corry Area High School Career and Technical Education Center on Tuesdays from Feb. 4 to April 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. The cost is $249. Registration and payment is required by Thursday, Jan. 30. Call the Hi-Ed at 664-9405.

Ed2go online courses

• Are you preparing for a new career or seeking a recognized certification? Looking to gain new personal and professional skills? Ed2go online courses through the Corry Higher Education Council may be for you. Learn when it is convenient for you by enrolling in expert-developed courses offering a flexible way to learn. Advance your career training or enhance your “quick skills” fundamentals at home or in the workplace. Choose from instructor-led or self-paced courses. Open enrollment is now available for hundreds of programs and courses designed to provide the skills necessary to acquire professional level positions for many indemand occupations. Inquire by calling the Hi-Ed at 664- 9405 or by visiting for more information. College News The following students recently completed degrees from Clarion University during the winter 2019 intersession. Kurtis Amy, of Corry, received a Bachelor of Science degree in integrative studies and graduated summa cum laude. Carlie Jackson, of Corry, earned an Associate of Science degree in allied health with a concentration in allied health. Two Wattsburg natives also graduated from Clarion recently. They were Tammy Black, who received a Master of Science in nursing: family nurse practitioner, and Jill O'Connor, who earned a Bachelor of Science in nursing. O'Connor graduated summa cum laude. Edinboro University to honor Erie veteran at annual MLK luncheon Erie resident Luther R. Manus, Jr., will be honored for his lifetime of service to others on Thursday, Feb. 27, during Edinboro University’s 24th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Awards Luncheon. President Guiyou Huang will present Edinboro University’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Award to Manus in recognition of his selfless contributions to the Erie region, distinguished military career and steadfast commitment to education and social equality. The ceremony and luncheon are scheduled for 11:30 a.m. in Van Houten Dining Hall – North, 345 Scotland Road, on Edinboro’s main campus. Edinboro University hosts the Martin Luther King, Jr., Awards Luncheon annually during Black History Month to help carry on King’s legacy by honoring individuals such as Manus for keeping the civil rights leader’s dream alive. Reservations for the Martin Luther King, Jr., Awards Luncheon can be made by visiting Since 1997, more than 50 community leaders have been honored with the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Award to celebrate King’s legacy and to honor northwestern Pennsylvania citizens who embody King’s spirit, philosophy and teachings. “This annual ceremony serves as a wonderful opportunity to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and to recognize a community member who is living by the principles he championed,” said Dr. Terrence Mitchell, Edinboro University’s chief officer of diversity and inclusion. “Mr. Manus has devoted his entire life to service – to his country, his community and to supporting the aspirations of high school students in Erie.” Born and raised in Erie, Manus withdrew from high school at the age of 15. He worked a series of jobs before being drafted into the U.S. Army in 1946 — two years before President Harry S. Truman issued an executive order to abolish racial discrimination in the U.S. Armed Forces. Despite the prejudices he faced, Manus served proudly and honorably during his 24-year military career, which included deployments to Hawaii, Philippine Islands, Japan, Iran, Italy and Vietnam. His final assignment brought him back to Erie as the first native Erie African-American ROTC educator at Gannon University. Manus, who holds two degrees from Gannon, went on to work for 18 years as a school counselor in the Erie School District. Throughout his tenure, he offered career guidance and mentorship to countless students and their families, emphasizing the importance of education and advocating for those in need. Now 92 years old, he continues to emanate the character and teachings of Dr. King through his community service efforts within the Erie region. Manus and his wife, Constance, a retired teacher, reside in Erie. Together they advise high school graduates about financial aid information and scholarships. Their children are Carlton R., Denice A., Cynthia D. and Stephanie J. Manus of Erie, Dr Sandi L. and Lamont Fields of Summerfield N.C. and Alicia L and Herman Jean-Noel of Brooklyn N.Y.

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