The public is invited to attend a ribbon cutting celebrating renovations to the dining area on JCC’s Jamestown Campus at 10:30 a.m. on September 20.

Located in the Hamilton Collegiate Center, the dining area has undergone a complete redesign to improve customer experience and increase usage of the space.

Renovations began in summer 2015 with the installation of upgraded refrigeration and oven equipment. Repairs and infrastructure improvements were also made to the kitchen, an area that had not been updated in several decades.

The cast of Cabaret, JCC’s fall theatre production, has been announced by director Bob Schlick.

The cast includes JCC students Brayton Lydell, Joshua Carlson, Taylor Smetska, Emily Hanson, Chloe Kilmartin, Gordon Brooks, William Gilroy, Ben Gross, Caitlin McCall, and Hillary Hornyak and community members Michael Correy, Tristan May, Jessica Hochstine, Lauren Engallina, Haeli Augenstein, and Teal Weatherley.

Cabaret, adapted from the novel Goodbye to Berlin, is set in Berlin in 1931 as the Nazis are rising to power.

JCC and the Chautauqua County Counselors Association will host the 40th annual College & Career Night on Wednesday, October 5, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Physical Education Complex on JCC’s Jamestown Campus.

The program offers high school students, their parents, and community members the opportunity to gather information about educational institutions and career possibilities. Representatives from various colleges and career areas are expected to attend the event.

The inaugural JCC Willie Rosas Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship Gala will be held September 17 at St. Hedwig’s Social Center in Dunkirk.

The event, which begins with a cocktail hour at 5 p.m., includes dinner and live music by Johnny Ray and the Salsa Con Clase Orchestra.

Admission to the event is $10. Tickets can be obtained by calling Jamestown Community College’s North County Center, 716.363.6500.

Sponsors include JCC, the city of Dunkirk, Fieldbrook Foods, National Grid, Acacia Network, and Hispanics United of Buffalo.

The public is invited to attend a ribbon cutting for the new Manufacturing Technology Institute on JCC’s Cattaraugus County Campus in Olean at 11 a.m. on September 15.

Guided tours of the 20,000-square foot facility will be conducted from noon to 1 p.m.

All Fired Up: Contemporary Wood-Fired Ceramics, an exhibition featuring pottery and ceramic sculpture fired in wood-fueled kilns, will be displayed in Weeks Gallery on JCC’s Jamestown Campus beginning September 12.

Locally produced food and beverages will be served at the opening reception for the exhibition from 6-8 p.m. on September 16.

Marvin Bjurlin will lead a curator’s tour of the exhibition beginning at 10:30 a.m. on September 20.

The JCC Alumni Association for the Cattaraugus County Campus will hold its third annual Holiday Marketplace from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on November 19 in the renovated banquet hall at Good Times of Olean, 800 East State Street.

“We’re excited to kick off a new partnership with Good Times of Olean,” said Kristen Johnson, JCC’s alumni relations director. “The new banquet hall is a great space for a craft fair and will enable us to have all of our vendors and visitors together on one floor.”

JCC’s modern languages program will present a Latin American film series this fall.

The series is made possible with the support of the Katharine Jackson Carnahan Endowment for the Humanities, Pragda, SPAIN arts & culture, and the Secretary of State for Culture of Spain.

Pragda offers grants twice a year to help high schools and universities bring the best contemporary films to campuses with the aim of introducing students to Spanish and Latin American language and cultures. More than 100 schools have participated in the program so far.

Auditions will be held August 29 and 30 for JCC's production of Cabaret in November.

The auditions, which begin at 7 p.m. in Scharmann Theatre on JCC’s Jamestown Campus, are open to students and community members. The plot, background, and vision for the show will be discussed. Singers are encouraged to perform a memorized song from Cabaret. A pianist will be provided.

Performances are set for November 4, 5, 11, 12, 18 and 19 at 8 p.m. and November 12 at 2 p.m.

Skyler G. Gore of Jamestown has begun serving as the student representative to the JCC board of trustees for the 2016-17 academic year.

Gore graduated from Jamestown High School in 2015. He served on the Youth Services Board for the city of Jamestown for two years and has been an active volunteer for local organizations and churches.

An environmental science major, Gore is a member of JCC’s Earth Awareness Club, Faculty Student Association board of directors, and sustainability, student affairs, and tree committees. He also serves as a peer mentor.


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