Teen Art Wall: The Hickory Youth Council and the Hickory Public Library are seeking submissions of original artwork by Catawba County teens for the rotating exhibit showcasing teen art at the Patrick Beaver Memorial Library. Artwork will be juried by representatives from the Hickory Youth Council and the Hickory Public Library.
Artwork may not be drawn from existing artwork not created by the student, and must be at least 8 1/2-by-11 inches but not larger than 36-by-36 inches. Students may only submit one piece of artwork.
All artwork is due by 5 p.m. Dec. 12 to David Leonetti in the Planning and Development Department at city of Hickory City Hall, 76 N. Center St., Hickory.
For details and entry forms, visit the Hickory Youth Councils website by going to www.HickoryNC.gov/youthcouncil and clicking on “Your Government” then “Boards and Commissions.” For details, contact Leonetti at 828-261-2227 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To see a video of the unveiling of the Teen Art Wall last May, visit the city’s You Tube channel via the icon in the lower right corner of the homepage at www.HickoryNC.gov.
Community Thanksgiving dinner: Allen and Debbie Bandy and their family will offer a free community Thanksgiving Day dinner noon-1 p.m. Nov. 27 in the fellowship hall of Calvary Baptist Church, 11 E. C St., Newton.
The Bandys have offered this home-cooked meal every other year for the past 24 years. This year’s dinner will include more than 300 pounds of turkey, 20 pans of dressing, 60 pumpkin pies and many gallons of green bean and candied yams.
Lunch can be eaten in or taken out. A limited number can be delivered within the city limits of Newton. The meal is open to all, but reservations are required.
Volunteers are needed to serve, deliver and clean up. For reservations or to volunteer, call Bandy’s office at 828-464-0604 by Nov. 24.
Online videos: Video recordings of some library programs can be viewed for free at www.catawbacountync.gov/library. Among the available videos are: Local history programs by Gary Freeze, including his discussion of Interstate 40 and local highways and “Ebony and Ivory: From Segregation to Integration in Catawba County;” the “Witness to the Holocaust” program by holocaust survivor Walter Ziffer and the video coverage of the Sept. 29 opening of the Sherrills Ford-Terrell Branch Library.
Rotary Club recognitions: The Rotary Club of Lake Hickory recognized several members as Paul Harris Fellows during its Nov. 4 meeting. Club member Bill Loehr and club president Ernie Sills made the presentations.
The Paul Harris Fellow recognition honors members who contribute a total of $1,000 to the Rotary Foundation to support its international humanitarian, educational and cultural efforts. As Rotarians give additional increments of $1,000, they receive designations of PHF plus one, PHF plus two, etc. The award is named for Paul Harris, a Chicago lawyer who started Rotary International with three business associates in 1905.
Rotarians named Paul Harris Fellows during the recent meeting included: Mark Baucom, PHF plus one; Don Coleman, PHF plus two; Dick Garlitz, PHF plus one; Coke Gunter, PHF plus two; David Hood, PHF; Eddie Icard, PHF; Bill Loehr, PHF plus three; Gary Pope, PHF plus one; Ernie Sills, PHF plus two and Lee Young, PHF plus one.
“Miracle on 34th Street:” The Green Room Community Theatre is presenting the holiday musical “Miracle on 34th Street” at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and at 3 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 7 at the Old Post Office Playhouse, 10 S. Main Ave., Newton.
Based on the 20th Century Fox movie, the play follows the adventures of a white-bearded gentleman claiming to be the real Santa Claus. The show is rated G.
For tickets, call the box office at 828-464-6128 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Wednesdays–Fridays. The box office will be closed on Thanksgiving Day but will be open normal hours Nov. 26 and 28. Tickets are $16 for adults, $14 for seniors and students and $8 for children ages 12 and younger. For detail, call the Green Room’s main office at 828-464-6583 or visit www.thegreenroomtheatre.org.
Photo winners: The Catawba Valley Camera Club has announced the winners of its photographic competition for the Nov. 5 meeting. The competition was for projection images with the assigned topic of “Graffiti.”
Winners in the Accomplished Division were: first place, Tom Devlin with “Rose Colored Glasses;” second place, John Hildebrand with “George;” third place tie, Doreen Sugierski with “Sneaky Graffiti Painter” and Judy Young with “Skateboard Boy;” honorable mention, Ed Lane with “Zoom Zoom.”
Winners in the Intermediate Division were: first place, John Pascone with “John Anger;” second place, Dennis Hacker with “Just Folks;” third place, Denny Hacker with “How We Got the Railroad;” honorable mention, Cindy Martin with “Bang Bang.”
The Catawba Valley Camera Club meets 7 p.m. on the first and third Wednesdays of every month in the North Annex of the Arts Center, 243 Third Ave. N.E., Hickory. Meetings are open to the public; membership is not required. For details and to view the winning photos from the Nov. 5 meeting, visit www.cvcameraclub.org.
Compiled by Gina Smith