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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.

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 JCCAlumni Association's “Mystery at the Clown Convention” on January 29 and 30 has sold out. Ticket reservations are no longer being taken.
 

JCC's Jamestown Campus recently hosted a regional workshop for the National Association of Professional Band Instrument Repair Technicians (NAPBIRT).

NAPBIRT, the largest non-profit international educational association dedicated to the advancement of the craft of band instrument repair, sponsors regional workshops throughout the country but the JCC event was the first for this area.

“The regional workshop is a great resource for people who want to share and better their craft,” said Bill Eckstrom, an adjunct music faculty member at JCC and workshop presenter.

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.

Dana Shelters has been named coach of the women's softball team at JCC's Jamestown Campus.

The Jayhawks will open their season on March 25 at Westmoreland College.

“Coach Shelters brings continuity to our women's athletics program with his experience coaching our soccer team,” said Bill Burk, JCC athletics director. “He has a lot of experience coaching women and the sport of softball, and understands what it means to be successful at the intercollegiate level.”

Shelters is also coach of the JCC women's soccer team, a post he has held since 2007.
 

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