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Da Chen, author of the New York Times best-selling memoir “Colors of the Mountain,” will speak at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 15 in the Wheeler Center at Belmont Abbey College.

The topic of his talk is “From China to Wall Street to Random House,” an apt description of his trajectory in life. An accomplished flutist, Chen will follow with a short musical performance.

Chen also will give a reading and sign books at Holy Grounds, the college's coffee shop, at 2 p.m. Sept. 15.

CVCC will offer several new jewelry making classes at the Godoy Studio in Newton this semester.

Classes includes Gemology Level I Jewelry Making Techniques/Sculpture & Ring, Level II Jewelry Making, Techniques/Earring and Pendant, Level III Jewelry Making Techniques/Bangles and Cuffs and Level IV Jewelry Making Techniques/Necklace and Bracelets. For class times and details: 828-327-7037.

CVCC will offer several workforce development courses this fall.

Course include: Introduction to Personal Computer and Windows, Computer Literacy for the Workplace, Bridge to Success in Math, Bridge to Success in Grammar and Writing, PhotoShop Basics, Internet Essentials, MS Windows Movie Maker Basics, Electrical Contractor Licensure Renewal, Electronic Notary Public and Microsoft Word – Level II.

Details: 828-327-7000, Ext. 4394.

“Investing for Life,” a basic investing class on how to handle finances and invest money intelligently, will be held 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 11 through Oct. 9, at CVCC.

The course will be held in Room 1009 on the CVCC East Campus.

Topics will include stocks, bonds, mutual funds and tax deferred vehicles. A textbook will be provided.

Cost is $40. To register, call 828-327-7037.

Gene Nichol, professor of law at UNC Chapel Hill, will speak at 7 p.m. Sept. 15 in the Belk Centrum of Lenoir-Rhyne University.

Nichol's talk is in observance of Constitution Day. His topic will be “The Courts, the Rule of Law and the Challenges of Constitutionalism.” His appearance is co-sponsored by Lenoir-Rhyne, Foothills Carolina Club and the League of Women Voters of the Catawba Valley.

Lenoir-Rhyne University recently received an anonymous gift of $1.5 million to help pay for the construction of a chapel on campus. The total budget for the chapel is expected to be $5 million. The chapel will be located adjacent to the Lineberger Building, in the center of campus. Leigh Pressley