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The Center for Continuing Education at JCC's Cattaraugus County Campus will offer a new credit-free course, Your Company and Ecology…an Environmental Start, on April 28.

The session, which will be held from 2 to 4 p.m., examines what an Olean company is doing to promote ecology. Practical tips on initiating a green campaign and how ecology can easily fit into a business plan will be provided.

The course instructor is Pam Bailey, Going Green coordinator for CUTCO Cutlery Corporation and marketing coordinator for Vector Marketing Corporation.

The Community Reads Project and the campus program committee at JCC's Cattaraugus County Campus are sponsoring two events on March 19 related to The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon, the book selected for this year's study.

The events will be held in the Magnano Reception Room, adjacent to Cutco Theater at JCC and are free and open to the public. For more information, call 716.376.7594. 

Middle School Challenge, an academic quiz bowl competition featuring teams from Cassadaga Valley, Falconer, Fredonia,  Persell Middle School, Ripley, Sherman, Silver Creek, and Southwestern, will be held March 14, beginning at 9 a.m. at JCC's Jamestown Campus.

The Antique Appraisal Fair & Marketplace, sponsored by the Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce (GOACC) and the JCC Cattaraugus County Campus Alumni Association, will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on March 27 and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on March 28 in Cutco Theater on JCC's Cattaraugus County Campus in Olean.

An expert appraisal team, led by Greg Carter, owner of United Auctions and Antiques, will offer information on jewelry, coins, watches, furniture, paintings and prints, china, books, quilts, glassware and pottery, vintage clothing and more.

Leadership Cattaraugus, a local group dedicated to growing informed and active community leaders, is accepting applications for the Class of 2009 until February 20.  

Established in 2004 as a collaboration between the Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce, JCC, The Rehabilitation Center, and St. Bonaventure University, Leadership Cattaraugus strives to help emerging and future leaders make Cattaraugus County a better place in which to live and work. 

The Arbor Day Foundation has announced that JCC is a 2009 Tree Campus USA college for its dedication to campus forestry management and environmental stewardship.

JCC is the first community college in New York to be named a Tree Campus USA college. JCC's Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses and North County Center are included in the designation.

Bard College and Cornell University were the other New York state schools named to the Tree Campus USA list.

JCC's choir, concert band, vocal jazz ensemble, and jazz ensemble will showcase a variety of music styles during a combined performance on May 10. The JCC rock ensembles perform on May 12.

Both concerts will be performed in JCC's Scharmann Theatre. Admission to each concert is $4, general public; $3, area students and senior citizens; and $2, JCC Faculty Student Association members. Tickets can be purchased by calling the JCC box office, 716.338.1187, or at the theatre door prior to a performance.

Renowned musician Bobby Militello will perform with the Dave Golando Big Band during JCC's annual Jazz Fest on April 23 in Scharmann Theatre on the Jamestown Campus.

Admission to the 8 p.m. concert is $5, general public; $3, senior citizens and area students; and $2, JCC Faculty Student Association members. Tickets are available in the JCC box office, 716.338.1187, or at the theatre door prior to the concert.

Ticket holders are invited to an open rehearsal, which begins at 5:30 p.m.

Entries are being accepted for the 19th annual JCC Scholarship Classic Golf Tournament that will be held at Bartlett Country Club in Olean on May 25. Registration begins at noon with a shotgun start at 1 p.m.

The tournament is sponsored by the JCC Foundation and the Cattaraugus County Campus Athletic Department. All proceeds benefit the Cattaraugus County Campus athletics program.

For more information, contact Ben Lindquist at 716.376.7529 or benlindquist@mail.sunyjcc.edu.
 

JCC's Cattaraugus County Campus program committee has planned several events during April.

Bill Meiers will begin a three-day visit on April 4 as part of the semester-long Community Reads program. The program has promoted the reading of Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich and celebrated Native American cultures.

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