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Migrant community culture will be examined in a special presentation by award-winning photojournalist and author Gary Harwood at 7 p.m. on March 29 in the Lenna Teleconference Theatre on JCC's Jamestown Campus.

The program, free and open to the public, is sponsored by JCC's college program committee and the Katharine Jackson Carnahan Endowment for the Humanities.

JCC will host a healthcare job and education fair from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on March 26 in the Physical Education Complex on JCC's Jamestown Campus.

Healthcare employers and representatives of four-year colleges have been invited to attend the event to provide information on job opportunities in the healthcare field.

Visitors to the job fair should several copies of their resume and should dress appropriately since they will meet with potential employers.

Artwork created by three JCC students will be included in the spring State University of New York Student Art Exhibition.

A self-portrait in graphite by Sarah Modica, a self-portrait in airbrush by Baca Potts, and a dry pastel by Caitlin Ross were submitted to the juried show. The works will be on display in the main concourse of SUNY Plaza in Albany through May 28.

Other works by Ms. Ross which were included in the fall 2009 SUNY exhibition were selected for the Best of SUNY exhibition which will be held at the State Museum this summer.

Of Mice and Men opens March 12 on the Scharmann Theatre stage.

Performances will be held at 8 p.m. on March 12, 13, 18, 19, and 20 and at 2 p.m. on March 14. Ticket prices are: general admission, $7, senior citizens and area students, $6, and FSA members, $5. Tickets can be obtained by calling the JCC box office, 716.338.1187, or at the theatre door.

The production contains some content that may be inappropriate for children. Parental discretion is advised.

The JCC Cattaraugus County Campus women's soccer team earned the National Silver Team Ethics/Sportsmanship Award from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) for the 2009 season.

For the second year in a row, the Jaguars have won the award which recognizes fair play and sporting behavior. The silver award is given to teams that accumulate no red ejection cards and a maximum of five yellow caution cards throughout the season.

Jaguars head coach Ryan Deppa accepted the award recently at the annual NSCAA convention in Philadelphia.

The Community Reads Project, sponsored by JCC's Cattaraugus County Campus and the Olean Public Library, launches activities around its 2009-10 book selection, The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, in February.

The Community Reads Project is part of the “one book, one community” movement that has spread across the U.S. from Seattle where it originated. 

For more information on Community Reads Project activities, contact Mary Jermann at JCC, 716.376.7594.

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.

“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.

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.

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.

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