Belmont Abbey College
Guitar duo performs: The Akerman-Teixeira Guitar Duo will perform at 8 p.m. Nov. 12 in the Abbey Bailica at Belmont Abbey College.
The duo features Mary Akerman, winner of the Guitar Foundation of America Competition, and Robert Teixeira, guitar instructor at Davidson College, Queens University of Charlotte and CPCC. Works from Spain to Turkey, France to Brazil will be included.
Admission is free. Donations will be accepted. For information, call 704-461-6813 or email email@example.com.
‘Judgment at Nuremberg:’ The Abbey Players will present “Judgment at Nuremberg” by Abby Mann at 8 p.m. Nov. 15-17 in the Haid Theatre.
Simon Donoghue will direct this story of Ernst Janning, one of the most influential German legal minds of the pre-war era and other influential Nazis as they face a military tribunal at Nuremberg.
Tickets are $10, free for Belmont Abbey students and faculty. To order tickets online, visit www.bac.edu.
Marketing seminar: Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute’s Small Business Center will host a free workshop for local entrepreneurs and businesses this week.
“How to Market Your Business” will be offered 6-8 p.m. Nov. 13 in H Building on the Caldwell Campus in Hudson.
For information or to RSVP, call 828-726-2242 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Drama takes stage: The Foothills Performing Arts will present John Patrick Shanley’s “Doubt, A Parable,” this month at the FPA Theater in B Building on the CCC&TI.
The Tony Award winning drama is set in the fictional St. Nicholas Church School in the Bronx during the fall of 1964 and follows the interactions of a Catholic priest and a rigidly conservative nun who suspects him of sexual misconduct with a male student. The show is rated PG-13.
Show times are 3 p.m. Nov. 11, 8 p.m. Nov. 16-17 and 3 p.m. Nov. 18. Tickets are $10 adults, $8 seniors, $6 students. For information or to purchase tickets, call 828-726-2318.
Spring registration: CCC&TI will hold spring semester registration for new students Nov. 13-16 on both campuses. Students can begin the process of applying and meeting with an advisor this fall.
Final registration for all students will be held Jan. 3. Spring semester classes begin Jan. 7.
For information, call 828-726-2705 for the Caldwell Campus or 828-297-2185 for the Watauga Campus.
Prep course offered: Students who plan to enroll in college soon are eligible for a free College Placement Test Preparation Course running 3-5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Nov. 13-Dec. 13.
The course helps students refresh reading, language, math and algebra skills. For details, call 828-726-2230.
Speech students volunteer: Students in the CCC&TI Speech Language Pathology Assistant program are volunteering this fall to educate and support stroke victims and their family members.
The support group, which is free and open to the public, meets 3:30-5 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month at Quest 4 Life in Lenoir. Students focus on aphasia, communication difficulties caused by a stroke.
For information, contact Director Holly Hanley at 828-726-2392 or email@example.com.
Caldwell Cuisine: The Culinary Arts program at CCC&TI will feature Caldwell Cuisine at 6 p.m. Nov. 15 at the J.E. Broyhill Civic Center in Lenoir. The events are open to the public; advance tickets are required.
The theme is USO. For a full menu description and tickets, visit www.cccti.edu/cuisine or contact Lynn Rollins at 828-726-2402.
Wonderful life: CCC&TI will present the Foothills Performing Arts production of “It’s a Wonderful Life” at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6-8 and 3 p.m. Dec. 9 at the J.E. Broyhill Civic Center.
Prior to the Dec. 8 show, dinner will be served. The menu features mixed greens salad, roasted turkey breast with gravy, sweet potato soufflé, broccoli casserole, biscuits and angel-food cupcake bells with chocolate ganache. Cost is $12 adults, $6 children.
Show tickets are $15 adults, $8 children. For details or to purchase show or dinner tickets, call the Civic Center Box Office at 828-726-2407.
Catawba Valley Community College
Orchid Society: Jay Sifford will present “Designing and Executing Award Winning Orchid Displays” at 7 p.m. Nov. 13 in Room 715 of the Life Sciences Building at CVCC in Hickory.
The hands-on workshop is sponsored by the Catawba Valley Orchid Society. Sifford is past president of the N.C. Piedmont Orchid Society and has produced displays at the Charlotte Spring Show and Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden.
For information, call 704-828-5117.
Entrepreneurs speak: David Washco, president of Washco Consulting and founder of GoPriceDrive.com, will speak at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 14 on the CVCC East Campus. Networking begins at 6 p.m.
Washco’s presentation is part of the monthly Entrepreneur Series sponsored by CVCC’s Small Business Center, the Emerging Entrepreneur’s Club and Manufacturing Solutions Center. Admission is free.
In addition to starting Washco Consulting, a marketing and advertising firm, Washco won Catawba County’s first Edison Project Entrepreneurial Award in 2011 for GoPriceDrive.com. The web-based car buying site matches buyers with auto retailers.
Details: 828-327-7000, ext. 4117.
Cars donated: CVCC’s Automotive Systems Technology Program recently received a Pontiac G6 and a Chevrolet Trailblazer donated for educational purposes. The donation was made through Good360, a nonprofit organization in which donations from companies and retailers are used for good purposes.
CVCC alumnus Bryan Blackwelder, who works with AC Delco, coordinated the donation.
Apply for spring: Catawba Valley Community College is accepting applications for the spring semester that begins in January.
Those interested in enrolling for the first time should attend a “Starting Points-Admissions & Financial Aid” information session to learn about admissions, placement testing, financial aid and other issues. For a complete schedule, visit www.cvcc.edu/StartingPoints/.
For information, call 828-828-327-7000, ext. 4216 or visit www.cvcc.edu.
Computer class: CVCC will offer “Getting to Know Your iPad” 6-9 p.m. Nov. 15 in East Campus Room 956. Cost is $99.
To register, contact Janet Lail at 828-327-7000, ext. 4116.
WSGE open house: Gaston College radio station WSGE (91.7 FM) will unveil its newly renovated studio and Broadcasting Technology classrooms 2-4 p.m. Nov. 12 in the Craig Arts and Sciences Building on the Dallas Campus.
For information, contact Cathis Hall, WSGE 91.7 FM Station Manager, at 704-922-6552 or firstname.lastname@example.org and Robert Maier at 704-922-6291 or email Mair.email@example.com.
No cost yard sale: The Gaston College TRIO/Student Support Services program is taking donations of gently used clothing, shoes and toys for its annual No Cost Yard Sale in mid-November.
All donations should be brought to the TRIO Center in Room 239 of the Robinson Classroom Building on the Dallas Campus by Nov. 13.
Items will be distributed to anyone in need 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 14-16 in Myers Center. Leftover items will be sold, with proceeds going to TRIO community service projects.
Canned food drive: The Gaston College Student Government Association and campus libraries will sponsor a Canned Food Drive through Nov. 16. Nonperishable items may be dropped off at the following locations:
Dallas Campus: SGA Office, Room 216 of Myers Center and Morris Library
Lincoln Campus: Library, 511 S. Aspen St., Lincolnton
Kimbrell Campus: Library, 7720 Wilkinson Blvd., Belmont
For information, contact the SGA office at 704-922-6418 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration, advising: Gaston College will hold advising and registration for returning students through Nov. 15. Visit www.gaston.edu to view the spring schedule of classes for curriculum and continuing education courses.
Math competition: Gaston College will host the third annual North Carolina Community College Mathematics Competition Nov. 17. Registration will be held 9:45-10:30 a.m.
Any student attending a two-year college who does not already have a degree and has never taken a math course beyond the sophomore level is eligible to compete for their institution. An individual multiple choice calculus test and team competition of pre-calculus problems are included.
Registration fee is $10 per student. To register, contact Bill Burgin at email@example.com.
Film screening: Gaston College will present a film screening of “Harvest of Dignity” at noon Nov. 26 in the Lincoln County Senior Center Multipurpose Room on the Lincoln Campus. The free event is part of the Celebrando America Latina series exploring the cultures of Latin America.
“Harvest of Dignity” focuses on the lives and labor of farm workers in North Carolina, featuring interviews with regional farm workers, advocates, faith leaders and educators. A discussion of the changing nature of migrant workers will follow led by Kevin Starr, director of the Agricultural Extension Service for Lincoln County, and Terry McLean, an English as a Second Language (ESL) instructor.
Details: Mary Morton, 704-922-6340, firstname.lastname@example.org or Deborah Neuman, 704-825-6305, neuman.deborah.gaston.edu.
Concert Band: Celebrating its 91st season, the Lenoir-Rhyne Concert Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15 in the P.E. Monroe Auditorium on campus. The concert is free and open to the public.
“American Portrait” will explore various scenes of American life, including the magical songs of George and Ira Gershwin.
Soprano Mara Hall, a senior music education major, and baritone Jeff Cline, a Hickory jazz vocalist and senior vice president for BB&T Insurance Services, also will perform.
Gingerbread display: More than 100 people will put creative touches on their own gingerbread creations during the fifth annual Gingerbread Decorating event 2-4 p.m. Nov. 17. The display will be held in the Voight Cromer Student Center Lobby at Lenoir-Rhyne College.
Sponsored by the Lenoir-Rhyne University Alumni Association, the event features fully assembled houses that participants can decorate with frosting, sprinkles, gumdrops and more. Children and adults of all ages are welcome to participate. Hot chocolate, cider and snacks will be available.
Cost is $10 per gingerbread house. Reservations are required by Nov. 14 by calling 828-328-7171 or emailing email@example.com.
LRU Playmakers: The Lenoir-Rhyne University Playmakers will present “The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek” at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 11 in the Belk Centrum on campus.
Exploring small-town life during the Great Depression, the play focuses on two teenagers who plan to play a game of chicken with a train on the trestle outside of town.
Tickets are $10 adults, $5 seniors, children and non-university students, free for Lenoir-Rhyne students with ID.
For information, call 828-328-PLAY or go to http://theatre.lr.edu. Tickets will also be available at the door.
Jazz ensemble performs: The U.S. Navy Commodores Jazz Ensemble from Washington, D.C. will perform at 3 p.m. Nov. 11 at P.E. Monroe Auditorium on the Lenoir-Rhyne Campus.
Formed in 1969, this 18-member group continues the best of Big Band Jazz with some of the finest musicians in the world. One hour before the show, the Catawba County Chapter of the Alumni Association will distribute ribbons and boutonnieres to veterans and direct relatives of veterans.
To get a free ticket, visit mus.lr.edu/concert or www.lr.edu.
High school seniors: Lenoir-Rhyne University will hold “Reality Check for High School Seniors” on Nov. 12.
High school seniors can spend a day talking to students and faculty, strolling campus and learning more about life at Lenoir-Rhyne.
For more information or to register, visit www.lr.edu.
Tree sale: Western Piedmont Community College’s B.E.S.T. Society will sell holiday trees through Dec. 6.
Prices are $25 for 6- to 7-foot tall trees; $30 for 7- to 8-foot tall trees, and $35 for 8- to 9-foot tall trees. All trees must be ordered by 5 p.m. the day before pick up with a $20 deposit. Trees may be picked up on Nov. 16 and Dec. 7 at the tennis courts on the WPCC campus.
Details: Trudy Pascoe, firstname.lastname@example.org or Eric Hurley, email@example.com.
Woodworking demonstration: Western North Carolina woodworker Alan Hollar will demonstrate carving and wood lathe techniques 10 a.m. to noon and 1-2 p.m. Nov. 12 in Room J-20 of the Professional Crafts Wood Studio at WPCC.
Hollar also will discuss his personal experiences as a craftsman. Examples of his work will be displayed throughout his visit to campus. The event is free and open to the public.
Hollar’s work is on display throughout the Carolinas, in The Grovewood Gallery in Asheville, the Carlton Gallery in Foscoe, the McDunn Gallery in Greenville, S.C., and the Crossnore Fine Art Gallery in Crossnore.
For information, contact Courtney Long, 828-448-3552.
Free business classes: WPCC’s Small Business Center will offer several free classes this fall at the Foothills Higher Education Center, 2128 S. Sterling St. in Morganton.
The schedule includes:
Be Distinct or Be Extinct: 6-9 p.m. Nov. 13
Start a Business This Weekend: 6-9 p.m. Nov. 15
How to Start a Business: 3-5 p.m. Dec. 5
Business Taxes: 6-9 p.m. Dec. 10
How to Find Money for Your Business: 3-4:30 p.m. Dec. 12
Admission is free and classes are open to the public. Details: Eddie McGimsey, 828-448-6719, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.wpcc.edu.
Foundation support: Western Piedmont Community College employees achieved a 99 percent giving rate in the recent Foundation Annual Giving Campaign.
Donations support scholarships, professional and community development and the Burke Collegiate Scholars program.
The 99 percent rate was the highest in the community college’s history. In 2005, just 23 percent of employees participated in the Foundation campaign.
Biology instructor Michael Spath and accounting technician Kristi Farley served as employee co-chairs for the campaign.
Compiled by Leigh Pressley