The Twin Tiers Community Band will perform a concert beginning at 2 p.m. on December 13 in the Cutco Theater on JCC's Cattaraugus County Campus in Olean.

The concert, free and open to the public, is sponsored by JCC's campus program committee.

For additional information, call 716.376.7586.

Daniel J. Wallace of Allegany has been appointed to the JCC Foundation board of directors.

Wallace, human resources director at Dresser-Rand Company, earned a bachelor's degree at Penn State University and a master's degree at Syracuse University. He is a member of the Regional Community Development Council and Southern Tier Advanced Manufacturing Institute. He is also a member of the Archbishop Walsh Academy board of directors.

Lacey Blocker of Randolph, a freshman on JCC's women's volleyball team, has been selected as a National Junior College Athletic Association Division III All-American for the 2009 season.

Blocker, who led the Jayhawks with 429 kills, 55 aces, and 63 blocks, was selected for the All Region first team and Division III All Tournament team. She was also named Player of the Year for the Western New York Athletic Conference.

The Jayhawks finished the season with a 15-5 overall record.

Rehearsals have begun for Of Mice and Men, which will be staged in JCC's Scharmann Theatre March 12-20.

The cast features several current JCC students: Jason Farrar of Dunkirk, Louis DeCarlo of Gowanda, Stephan Howell and Tony Taylor of Jamestown, Adam Hughes and Megan Lindahl of Lakewood, and Aaron Puvel of Salamanca. Dan Callahan and Skip Anderson will also perform.

Gypsy jazz band Babik will entertain music lovers with a concert at 1:30 p.m. on January 31 in Cutco Theater on JCC's Cattaraugus County Campus in Olean.

Hailed as “one of the hottest bands” by the Buffalo News, Babik's latest musical release mixes a wide range of styles such as jazz fusion, klezmer, world, and Latin music.

“For us, the attraction to this music is probably the same [as] for most of its fans,” says Joshua Assad, Babik's rhythm guitarist/vocalist. “There is an infectious, happy vibe to it.”

Advisement and registration for individuals who plan to enroll for the spring semester at JCC's Jamestown Campus will be held from 1 to 7 p.m. on January14 and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on January 15.

Advisement and registration at the Cattaraugus County Campus will be held from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on January 14 and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on January 15.

Spring semester courses begin January 19. Additional information can be obtained by calling 716.338.1065 on the Jamestown Campus and 716.338.7520 on the Cattaraugus County Campus.


The JCC Alumni Association will present “Mystery at the Clown Convention” on January 29 and 30 in the Student Union on JCC's Jamestown Campus.

The event, which is the organization's 21st original, interactive mystery, begins at 7 p.m. Admission, which includes hors d'oeuvres and refreshments served throughout the evening, is $20 per person for the general public and $17.50 for members of the alumni association or JCC's Faculty Student Association.

Music by area groups Babik and Zamira will be featured during the opening reception for “Live, Laugh, and Die: Unraveling Contemporary Culture and Media,” an exhibition of works by Colette Copeland, on January 30 in the Weeks Gallery on JCC's Jamestown Campus.

Copeland will present an artist's talk at 6:30 p.m. The reception begins at 7, featuring hors d'oeuvres, wine and beer tasting, and music by Zamira. Babik performs at 8:15.

“Stories Through the Microphone,” by actor and playwright Annette Daniels-Taylor, will be one of the features during a community-wide observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day at 6 p.m. on January 18 on JCC's Jamestown Campus. The program is free and open to the public.

A pre-program performance by Steel Pan Alley, an ensemble of the Infinity Performing Arts Program, will begin at 5:45. The ensemble, under the instruction of Howie Feldman, will also perform with members of the Emmanuel Baptist Church youth choir during the program.

JCC has signed transfer articulation agreements with D'Youville College and Hartwick College.

The agreement with D'Youville facilitates transfer into D'Youville's exercise and sports studies degree program. It guarantees acceptance and junior standing with the transfer of 56 or more credit hours for JCC students who graduate with an appropriate associate's degree and a minimum JCC cumulative grade point average of 2.5.


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