The Ladies First Jazz Big Band, an all-female jazz group, will perform during JCC's annual Jazz Fest on April 4 in Scharmann Theatre on the Jamestown Campus.

The event, sponsored by the JCC's music department and the college program committee of JCC's Faculty Student Association, features a pre-concert discussion, “Women in Jazz,” at 7 p.m. and a performance, beginning at 8.

Admission prices are $4, general public; $3, area students and senior citizens; and $2, FSA members. Tickets are available in the JCC box office, 716.338.1187.


JCC has signed articulation agreements with the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, which will increase transfer-degree opportunities for JCC students.

Several JCC students were inducted recently into Phi Theta Kappa, the national two-year college honor fraternity.

The JCC Uncommoners' production of J.B. Priestley's play, Dangerous Corner, opens at 8 p.m. on March 13 in Scharmann Theatre on JCC's Jamestown Campus.

Dangerous Corner will also be performed at 8 p.m. on March 14, 19, 20, and 21. A 2 p.m. matinee is scheduled for March 15. Tickets are $8, general admission, $6, area students and senior citizens, and $4, Faculty Student Association card holders, and can be reserved in advance at JCC's box office, 716.338.1187.

JCC's Cattaraugus County Campus will welcome the Fredonia Chamber Singers as the next event in the Rising Star Series on March 29. The concert, free and open to the public, begins at 3 p.m. in Cutco Theater. For more information call 716.376.7590 or 376.7586.

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.

Is it better to let sleeping dogs lie, or to unmask lies by awakening us to the truth?

A suicide, missing funds, and the fate of a well-established publishing house contribute to an engaging, fast-moving ride through the JCC Uncommoners' production of J.B. Priestley's play, Dangerous Corner, set to open in March in JCC's Scharmann Theatre.