Rachael J. Hughes, a part-time professor at the Alvernia campus in the Cressona Mall, serves with a program that serves adult and graduate students, particularly working parents. She said in a release that her event-planning class has been planning events for the season and an open house is slated for 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday to inform people “of who we are and how we can serve them.” The event will include food and current students provide information to attendees. The class will also hose a family friendly fall festival from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12 that will include crafts, stories, food, safe trick-or-treating, games and other activities. People of all ages are welcome and costumes are encouraged, Hughes said in the release. On Oct. 14, the class will participate in a fundraiser titled “Dance for Dutchy” at Humane Fire Company, Pottsville. It will be a fundraiser to help second-time cancer victim Joe Ferraro with medical expenses. For more information, call 570-991-1986 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.