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JCC will celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day during Earthfest, which will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 21 outside the Hamilton Collegiate Center on JCC's Jamestown Campus.

The event, sponsored annually by JCC's Earth Awareness Club and the college program committee of the JCC Faculty Student Association, is free and open to the public.

Films featuring Native American themes and performances by renowned Native Americans Joanne Shenandoah, Doug George Kanentiio, and John Trudell will be featured during the Native American Film Festival at JCC April 29-May 1.

Admission to a performance by Trudell and the band Bad Dog on May 1 is $5. All other events in the festival are free. Although the April 29 film will be shown in Fredonia, other festival films and events are held on JCC's Jamestown Campus.

JCC's music students and faculty will present recitals during April in Scharmann Theatre on the Jamestown Campus. The programs are free and open to the public.

The student recital begins at 7 p.m. on April 21. Scheduled to perform are Ethan Hennard and David Nicastro, guitar; Caitlin Kopher, Jessica McCoy, Mary Kay Rambuski, and Allyson Willoughby, sopranos; Megan Shay, viola; and Josh Wilmot, tenor.

JCC will offer its English Immersion Program for non-English speakers July 26-August 13 at the Jamestown Campus.

The program features intensive training in English grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation as well as listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills for individuals planning to study or work in the area.

The JCC Uncommoners will hold auditions from 7 to 9 p.m. on June 7 and 8 for The Who's Tommy. Auditions are held in Scharmann Theatre on JCC's Jamestown Campus.

Performances will be held November 4-6, 12-13, and 19-20 at 8 p.m. and on November 14 at 2 p.m.

Linda Q. Thede will present “The Electronic Health Record and Nursing: Why, What, and How” at 7 p.m. on May 5 in Scharmann Theatre on JCC's Jamestown Campus.

The program, free and open to the public, is sponsored by JCC's nursing department, the JCC Alumni Association, and the JCC college program committee. For additional information about the presentation, contact Elizabeth Booth, 716.338.1056.

During her presentation, Dr. Thede will discuss the need for an electronic health record and the role nurses can have in planning the record.

JCC, in collaboration with the ReHabilitation Center, the Department of Labor, the Cattaraugus/Allegany Workforce Investment Board, and WMX0/ MIX101.5, will present an Employment & Service Fair 2010 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 14 in College Center on JCC's Cattaraugus County Campus.

The event is free and open to the public.

The Jazz Associates will perform during Jazz Night on May 14 in College Center on JCC's Cattaraugus County Campus.

The concert, which begins at 7 p.m., is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the JCC program committee and JCC Alumni Association of the Cattaraugus County Campus.

The Jazz Associates will perform standards from the 1940s to the present. The group consists of Ken Crane on trombone, Moses Howden on drums, Jan Rhody, piano and vocals, Les Sabina playing saxophone, and Tim Sullivan on bass.

Light refreshments and snacks will be available.

The JCC choir, concert band, vocal jazz ensemble, and jazz ensemble will showcase a variety of music styles during a combined performance on May 11. The JCC rock ensembles perform on May 13.

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, 338.1187, or at the theatre door prior to a performance.

Area families who are willing to treat international students attending JCC to a meal or shopping excursion are sought for the upcoming academic year.

Community International Friendship Program (CIFP), a program linking JCC's international students with community members and community resources, provides area residents a chance to learn about international cultures through students from different countries.

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