The Music School at Dutchess Community College, part of the office of Community Services, is offering a new chamber music workshop on Saturday, Sept. 10 at 10 a.m. for intermediate- or advanced-level musicians of any instrument who can read musical notation. The workshop will be held on the main DCC campus in Poughkeepsie. Cost is $45.

Dutchess Community College has joined a select group of community colleges in Achieving the Dream (ATD), a national reform network dedicated to improving student success. Participation in ATD, which includes more than 200 colleges, reflects DCC's continuing efforts to implement best practices that facilitate student retention and completion, especially for historically underrepresented populations.

Adults interested in expanding their career options can learn about Dutchess Community College's almost 60 associate degree programs and dozens of accelerated certificate offerings at an open house June 28 at 6 p.m. in room 122 of Bowne Hall on DCC's main campus.

There's still time to register for the Dutchess Community College Foundation's 27th Annual Golf Tournament and Dinner set for May 23 at the Dutchess Golf Club. The event is held annually in memory of Jack Orcutt, who was DCC's first director of student activities and a founding member of the College staff. Funds raised will go toward student scholarships at DCC.

Dutchess Community College Trustee Barbara Hugo was re-appointed to the board at its April 26 meeting. Her new term expires in 2022.

Early childhood caregivers can learn about becoming credentialed at an information session on May 17 at 6 p.m. at Dutchess Community College's Poughkeepsie campus, Taconic Hall, room 209. The two-semester, 12-credit Child Development Associate credentialing program will be held Tuesday evenings beginning in the fall.