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PR # 129 January 20, 2009

RVCC TO OFFER YOUTH CHESS CLASSES

The Corporate & Continuing Education (CCE) division at Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC) in North Branch is offering two chess classes this winter. The following classes have been scheduled:

Chess I (Beginners): Students ages 7-14 learn the basics of chess playing, including the rules, the equipment, how the pieces move and their relative values, and how to achieve victory by checkmating the opponent. The class will be held Saturdays, February 21 to March 28, from 9-10:30 a.m. The fee is $112.

Chess II (Advanced Beginners): Students ages 7-14 who already are familiar with chess are introduced to the world of tournament chess. Topics include a general look at opening ideas and the study of tactics, including pins, discovered attacks, skewers and double attacks. The class will be held Saturdays, February 21 to March 28, from 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. The fee is $112.

For more information, call 908-526-1200, ext. 8404, or e-mail cce@raritanval.edu . Youth program brochures also can be picked up at the CCE office, located in the lower level of RVCC?s College Center, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

RVCC, located on Route 28 and Lamington Road in North Branch, NJ, and serving Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for 40 years, offers more than 90 associate degrees and certificates. In addition, customized training programs and non-credit courses are available for those seeking personal and professional development.

The College is committed to offering a quality and affordable education through effective teaching, liaisons with the community?s businesses and state-of-the-art technology. For further information, visit www.raritanval.edu .

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