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Carolina Pro Musica opens season: Belmont Abbey College-based Carolina Pro Musica will open its Italian-themed 36th season with a performance at 8 p.m. Sept. 28 at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, 1510 E. Seventh St. in Charlotte.
“Knowing the Styles: Music of Handel, Telemann and J.S. Bach” will feature vocal works by Handel from opera and oratorios, two trios by Telemann and harpsichord music by Bach.
Ensemble members are founder/director Karen Hite Jacob, Rebecca Miller Saunders, Holly Wright Maurer and Edward Ferrell.
Tickets are $15 adults, $7.50 students and seniors. Season tickets are $48 adults, $30 students and seniors. Tickets are available at the door or in advance through www.carolinapromusica.org.
Additional shows in this season’s schedule are:
• 8 p.m. Oct. 26, The Vienna Court of Ferdinand II of Hapsburg
• 7 and 8:30 p.m. Dec. 14, Christmas at St. Mary’s Historic Chapel, Medieval and Renaissance Music
• 8 p.m. Feb. 15, The French Court of Catherine de Medici
• 8 p.m. April 5, The St. Petersburg Court of Catherine the Great
All concerts except the Dec. 14 shows will be held at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Charlotte.
For more information, visit www.carolinapromusica.org or call 704-334-3468.
Free workshops for artists: Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute’s Small Business Center will co-host a free three-part workshop series, “HandMade in America Craft Lab Entrepreneurship Education,” beginning in October.
The workshops are hosted by the Small Business Center, the Caldwell Arts Council and HandMade in America. The schedule includes:
Artist Portfolio – Digital and Print: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 17, J.E. Broyhill Civic Center. Wendy Outland will discuss what should be in every artist’s portfolio, how they are judged and how to approach galleries.
Sales Techniques for Artists: 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 2, J.E. Broyhill Civic Center. Outland will give essential tips for anyone who sells their art work directly in studios, art festivals, exhibitions and special events.
Pricing Guidelines for Artists: 1-3 p.m. Nov. 2, J.E. Broyhill Civic Center. Learn to develop a pricing structure that works for retailers.
To register for the free workshops, call 828-726-2242 or visit www.cccti.edu/smallbusiness.
Staffer, student recognized: CCC&TI was represented at the recent North Carolina Community College System’s Basic Skills Conference & Training Academy at N.C. State University.
Kim Hinton, the college’s Adult Basic Education/GED Programs Director, won the 2013 Angela Moore Trogdon Staff of the Year Award. Hinton joined CCC&TI 22 years ago as an ABE/GED instructor teaching classes at a local furniture factory. She became director of the department in 2003.
Hinton has been part of a collaborative effort across campus to redesign developmental curriculum for students transitioning from secondary to post-secondary education. Her nomination highlighted her extensive education, credentials and professional development, as well as her care and concern for students.
CCC&TI student Ana Fleming earned the Angela Moore Trogdon Student of the Year honors. A native of Guatemala who came to the United States at the age of 17, Fleming was unable to enroll in traditional high school. By age 21, she was a widow with two small children. Fleming later enrolled in CCC&TI’s Family Literacy Program so that she could earn a GED while having child care and pre-school activities for her young children.
Fleming is working toward a degree in Early Childhood Education. A Student Ambassador for the college, she also was chosen as the student speaker for the National Center for Family Literacy Conference in Louisville, Ky., last spring. In addition, Fleming works part-time at the college’s Family Resource Center in Lenoir.
International film series: “Searching for Sugarman” will kick off the CCC&TI International Film Series at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 23 in Room 112 of the Watauga Campus in Boone.
The film chronicles the tale of two South Africans who set out to discover what happened to their musical hero, the mysterious 1970s rocker, Sixto Rodriguez.
Admission is free, and the screening is open to the public.
Fall cuisine: The Culinary Arts program at CCC&TI will begin its Fall Cuisine series with a Louisiana Dinner at 6 p.m. Sept. 26 at the J.E. Broyhill Civic Center in Lenoir. Tickets are $21 per person.
The dinner includes fried green tomatoes, quenelle goat cheese and piquant sauce, shrimp and crawfish gumbo, a choice of jambalaya or blackened catfish, cornbread and beignets.
Additional dates include:
• Octoberfest at Caldwell Cuisine, Oct. 24
• Harvest Celebration, Nov. 21
For more information or tickets, visit www.broyhillcenter.com or call 828-726-2307.
Panel speaks on tourism: The Watauga Small Business Center at CCC&TI will present a panel discussion on “Tourism: Attracting & Sustaining a Global Community for Small Business” 8:30-10:30 a.m. Sept. 24 at Chetola Resort in Blowing Rock.
Speakers include Dana Clark, chairman of the Hospitality and Tourism Department at Appalachian State University; Terence Milstead, assistant professor of geography and planning at Appalachian; Alex Naar, director of community and business outreach at the Center for Sustainable Tourism at East Carolina University; Eleanor Talley, industry relations manager with the Division of Tourism, Film and Sports Development; and facilitator Cortina Caldwell, founder and managing consultant to Visit&Venture.
The program is free and open to the public. To register, call 828-263-5371 or visit www.cccti.edu/smallbusiness.
Continuing education: CCC&TI will offer several Continuing Education courses this fall. The schedule includes:
Intro to Bluegrass Guitar: 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 24-Oct. 29, Caldwell Campus, Hudson. Cost is $75. Call 828-726-2242.
Intro to Beekeeping: 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Oct. 3-17, Watauga Campus. Cost is $16. Call 828-263-5370.
Mixology/The Study of Mixing Beverages: 6-9 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Oct. 7-Nov. 20, Caldwell Campus, Hudson. Students must be at least 21 years old to enroll. Cost is $126. Call 828-726-2242.
Comedy takes stage: “Unnecessary Farce,” a fast-paced comedy written by Paul Slade Smith, will take the stage at 3 p.m. Sept. 22 and Sept. 29 and 8 p.m. Sept. 27-28 at the Foothills Performing Arts Theatre.
The play follows two cops and three crooks, including an embezzling mayor, his female accountant and a hit man as they meet in a cheap motel room.
The theater is in the CCC&TI Caldwell Campus B Building.
Tickets are $10 adults, $8 seniors, $6 students. For more information, call 828-726-2318.
Building online business: Catawba Valley Community College will offer “Getting Your Business On-Line” 5:50-8:30 p.m. Sept. 26 at its Corporate Development Center in Hickory.
Participants will learn how to use Google Places, online directories and social media to start promoting their business while staying on budget. Admission is free, but pre-registration is required.
To register, contact the Small Business Center at 828-327-7000, ext. 4117.
‘Iguana Tree’ author speaks: Michel Stone, author of “The Iguana Tree” and other stories and essays, will give two public readings at Catawba Valley Community College in October.
Stone will read at 7 p.m. Oct. 8 in the CVCC Student Center and at 11 a.m. Oct. 9 in the Tarlton Complex. A book signing will follow both readings.
“The Iguana Tree” earned a bronze medal in the National Literacy Fiction category of the 2012 IPPY Awards and was named a spring 2012 Okra Pick from the Southern Independent Booksellers Association. More than 600 CVCC students enrolled in developmental reading and English are reading the book.
Flex-start courses: It’s not too late to enroll in college credit courses at CVCC, where several Flex-Start classes begin in September and October.
Students can choose from classes including Psychology, Yoga, Heating & Air Conditioning, Business Law, Introduction to Computers, Communication, Geology, Music Appreciation, World Religions, Blueprint Reading and many more.
New students must complete the admissions process by attending a Starting Points Admissions Information Session. The schedule is available at www.cvcc.edu/StartingPoints. Full tuition payment is due at time of registration.
For information, contact Student Services at 828-327-7000, ext. 4216.
Info session for parents: Catawba Valley Community College invites parents and guardians of high school sophomores and juniors to an information session about its Career & College Promise program at 6 p.m. Oct. 3 in Room 582 of the Cuyler A. Dunbar Building on the Main Campus in Hickory.
Qualified North Carolina high school students can earn college credits tuition free by beginning two- or four-year college work while they are in high school. Parents will learn how their child can qualify, academic credits that can be earned and the expectations of students in a college environment.
For information about Career & College Promise at CVCC, visit www.cvcc.edu/Student_Services/Admissions/Career_College_Promise/index.cfm, or contact Laurie Wegner, CVCC Admissions Director, 828-327-7000, ext. 4168, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Art of Temari: CVCC will offer “The Art of Temari for the Beginner” 6-8 p.m. Thursdays, Oct. 3-Nov. 7 in Room EC1209 on the East Campus.
Temari, Japanese for “thread ball,” has been an art form in Japan for more than 500 years. Students will finish one Temari in the six-week class.
Cost is $50. Participants must be 18 or older. Registration deadline is Sept. 26.
For information, contact the CVCC Learning and Personal Enrichment Continuing Education Center at 828-327-7037.
Wreath-making: Learn the basics of wreath construction at a personal enrichment class offered by CVCC 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 8-Nov. 12 at the city of Newton Recreation Center.
Students will learn various bow-tying methods and how to decorate vine, fabric, peppermint, pine cone and purchased wreaths. A supply list will be given in class.
Cost is $55, and students must be 18 or older. Registration deadline is Oct. 1. For information, call 828-327-7037.
Digital photography: Learn the operation of a digital camera and what makes digital photography different from traditional film in a course running 6-8 p.m. Thursdays, Oct. 24-Dec. 5 at the CVCC Alexander Center for Education in Taylorsville.
Milton Hawes will instruct the class. Participants must have a SLR digital camera and be 18 or older. Cost is $70. Registration deadline is Oct. 17.
For information, call 828-327-7037.
Small business courses: Catawba Valley Community College will offer “Researching Customer Targets” 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sept. 24.
Admission is free; registration is required. The series of free small business classes will cover market research, target customers and competition.
Upcoming programs include:
Oct. 1: Keeping $ Score
Oct. 8: Roadmap to Success
To register, call 828-327-7000, ext. 4117 or visit http://sbc.cvcc.edu.
Small business classes: The CVCC Small Business Center will offer several courses this fall at the Alexander Center in Taylorsville. The schedule includes:
Writing a Winning Business plan: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 17
Record-keeping and Taxes: 6-8 p.m. Nov. 12
Admission is free, but registration is required by calling 828-327-7000, ext. 4117.
Truck-driver training scholarships: Scholarships are available to qualifying students who enroll in truck driver training at Gaston College and CCC&TI.
The eight-week course includes classroom instruction, range driving and road driving.
For information, contact Jeff Switzer at 704-922-6381 or email@example.com.
Belmont bookstore opens: Gaston College recently opened a bookstore at its Kimbrell Campus in Belmont.
The store is open 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays at 7220 Wilkinson Blvd. in Belmont. For information, call 704-825-3737.
Manufacturing expo: High school students and job seekers can learn about manufacturing careers and employment opportunities at the Career Expo: Discover the New Face of Manufacturing event noon-6 p.m. Oct. 1 at the Gastonia Conference Center, 145 S. Marietta St. in downtown Gastonia.
The expo will showcase higher education, specialized trade skills training and employment pathways in Advanced Manufacturing. Experts also will discuss workplace challenges and current and projected workplace needs.
Sponsors are the Gaston Regional Chamber, Gaston Career Climb, Gastonia Conference Center, Gaston College and Gaston County Schools.
For information about the Career Expo, contact Alison Cookson, Gaston Regional Chamber, at 704-864-2621 or email Alison@gastonchamber.com.
Lenoir-Rhyne Scholars: Lenoir-Rhyne University will hold an informational meeting about its High School Scholars Academy at 6 p.m. Oct. 24 in Room 213 of the McCrorie Center on campus.
Students in the highly competitive program take high school English IV Honors plus three classes at the university. The High School Scholars Academy has 30 spaces for the 2014-2015 academic year. Applications will be accepted through Feb. 14. First preference will be given to students enrolled in Catawba County, Hickory Public or Newton-Conover school systems. Students from private, home schools and other systems will be considered if space remains.
For information, contact Emily Heaberlin at 828-328-7731 or Emily.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bach Festival: The life and works of Johann Sebastian Bach will be highlighted during Bach Festival Days Oct. 27-30 at Lenoir-Rhyne University.
The Church Musicians-in-Residence and Bach experts this year are the Rev. Mark Bangert, professor emeritus in Worship and Church Music at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago; and Kenneth Miller, assistant musician at the Cathedral of St. Philip (Episcopal) in Atlanta. Both will share their expertise on Bach in recital, lectures, discussions, rehearsals and worship performances.
Additional performers will include university organist and professor Florence Jowers, student instrumentalists and the choirs of Lenoir-Rhyne University.
Free and open to the public, the events will be held in the Mauney Music Building on campus.
The schedule includes:
• 7 p.m. Oct. 27, Kenneth Miller, Organ Recital of Bach works
• 10 a.m. Oct. 28, Rev. Mark Bangert lecture, “Leipzig 1730: Bach and his Mid-Life Crisis”
• 1 p.m. Oct. 28, Miller lecture, “The Art of Fugue and the Art of Dying”
• 7:30 p.m. Oct. 28, Bangert and Miller present “Stories of Vocation,” followed by sung prayer with Bach chorales and the university choirs
• 9:25 a.m. Oct. 29, Bangert lecture, “Cantata 106 and the Art of Dying”
• 3 p.m. Oct. 29, Miller and Bangert dialog on “Death and Dying in the Music of Bach”
• 10 a.m. Oct. 30, Chapel Service with Bangert, Miller and the choirs of Lenoir-Rhyne University
Compiled by Leigh Pressley
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