Registration for spring 2009 curriculum classes at Catawba Valley Community College is under way.
New or previous students not registered this fall can begin registration at 9 a.m. Tuesday. Registration for all students continues weekdays through Nov. 25.
The CVCC Small Business Center will offer a Master Marketing Plan seminar 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Job Link Center on the East Campus in Hickory.
The last marketing seminar in the college's Start It business series, the free workshop will cover the key elements of a dynamic marketing plan. Branding and public relations will be the focus.
Sherre DeMao will be the instructor.
To register, call 828-327-7000, ext. 4117.
CVCC's Office of Multicultural Affairs, the CVCC Foundation and Challenger Early College High School will present The International Night of Dance at 7 p.m. Friday in the East Wing Auditorium.
Housed on the CVCC campus, the Challenger Early College High School has three dance troupes, including the Raza Latino, Hmong Traditional Dance Group and the Irish Traditional Dance Group.
The Challenger Early College High School student body represents 25 different ethnic groups. The school is planning to form an African American dance ensemble, a step team and a Native dance troupe.
Admission is free, and the public is welcome. For more information, contact Carlton Hirschi at the Challenger Early College High School at 828-485-2980, ext. 323, or Steve Hunt in the CVCC Office of Multicultural Affairs at 828-327-7000, ext. 4570.
CVCC's Music Department will present its second Christmas Colossus at 7 p.m. Dec. 19 in the CVCC Multipurpose Complex.
Members of the Western Piedmont Symphony will perform with a mass choir and large handbell choir composed of musicians and vocalists from CVCC, local churches, area high schools and community singers. A special multimedia arts presentation by CVCC Photographic Technology students will highlight this year's Christmas Colossus. Celtic dance and ballet will be performed by dancers from local studios.
Tickets will be available beginning Nov. 24 by calling 828-327-7000, ext. 4494 or 4276.
The Mortician Assessment Testing Simulator software is now available to the public for free in the Learning Assistance Center at Catawba Valley Community College, 2550 U.S. 70 S.E. in Hickory.
The software is for students preparing for the national board exam for funeral service or the N.C. Board of Funeral Service funeral director exam. This software was previously available only in Eastern North Carolina.
Fayetteville Technical Community College provided the software to the college as part of the funeral service education program.
For details, contact Kathy Carey at 828-327-7000, ext. 4205.
CVCC will offer a quick-learn piano workshop 6-9 p.m. Thursday in the college auditorium, at 2550 U.S. 70 S.E. in Hickory. The workshop can teach nonmusical adults to play the piano in three hours.
Asheville native Deborah Belcher will teach the class. Students will learn a new way to read sheet music and shortcuts used by professionals. An ability to read the treble clef is recommended but not required. The fee is $50 plus a $25 materials fee.
For details, call 828-327-7037.
Morris Library on the Dallas campus will hold its annual book sale through the end of November.
For more information, contact the circulation desk at 704-922-6359.
The Student Government Association will hold a holiday charity drive collecting nonperishable items to help needy families for Thanksgiving.
Students will collect canned goods, boxed food and other items Monday through Nov. 21. Donations will be accepted on any of Gaston College's three campuses.
For more information, contact Ernie Charles, coordinator of student programs, at 704-922-6312 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Voices film series, sponsored by Lenoir-Rhyne University and The Women's Resource Center, will present two movies on the theme of Big Brother, Little Sister this month.
Admission is free, and the public is welcome.
The movie “1984” will be shown at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Belk Centrum on the Lenoir-Rhyne campus. “Children of Men” will be shown at 7 p.m. Nov. 19 at the Carolina Theatre in downtown Hickory. Both movies are rated R.
“1984” is based on the 1949 anti-utopian book of the same name by George Orwell. It predicted a future when a totalitarian regime symbolized by Big Brother would control all aspects of human life. The film was released in 1984.
“Children of Men” is a 2007 film directed by Alfonso Cuaron. The science-fiction thriller set in 2027 predicts a chaotic future world in which humans can no longer procreate. In this film, a former activist agrees to transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea, where her child can be born and where scientists can study her in hopes of saving humanity. This film was nominated for three Oscars.
For more information about the film series, visit http://voicesfilm.blogspot.com/.
The Lenoir-Rhyne Youth Chorus will present a concert at 7 p.m. Nov. 18 at Bethany Lutheran Church in Hickory.
The Lenoir-Rhyne Youth Chorus includes The Minnesingers and The Meistersingers. Both will present music with the “Music from Hispanic Lands” theme. Traditional songs, Christmas music and arrangements by Spanish and Argentine composers are included.
This semester, the chorus is under the direction of Nathan Crabtree and Shari Edmisten Crabtree while the regular conductor, Florence Jowers, is on sabbatical. Jowers will return in January.
Admission is free, and a nursery will be provided.