JCC's occupational therapy assistant program will host a networking mixer from 4:30-6 p.m. on April 19 in the Jamestown Campus Student Union.

Occupational therapy practitioners and anyone interested in the field are invited to participate in the program. Refreshments will be served.

The event, which is being held in celebration of April as Occupational Therapy Month, is supported by the JCC OTA Educational Council. The registration fee is $10. To register, call 716.338.1164.

JCC's annual Earthfest, celebrating Earth Day, will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 25.

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

Weather permitting, Earthfest will be held outside the Hamilton Collegiate Center near the pond. Otherwise, the program will be held in the Student Union.

Music by local acoustic guitarist Matt Maloof will open Earthfest. At noon, Jeff Musial will display various animals from Nickel City Reptiles and Exotics.

Darren M. Williams, associate professor of physics and astronomy at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, will deliver the 2012 commencement address at JCC's Cattaraugus County Campus on May 18 and at the Jamestown Campus on May 19.

The May 18 ceremony begins at 7 p.m. in the Olean YMCA/JCC Physical Education Center on Wayne St. in Olean. The commencement program in Jamestown begins at 10 a.m. in the Physical Education Complex.

JCC's music students and faculty will present recitals in Scharmann Theatre on the Jamestown Campus. The programs, free and open to the public, are presented by JCC's arts, humanities, and health services division and Faculty Student Association.
 

JCC's choir, concert band, vocal jazz ensemble, and jazz ensemble will showcase a variety of music styles during a combined performance on May 8. The JCC rock ensembles perform on May 10.

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.

JCC and five partner SUNY community colleges have created a new online learning initiative to facilitate student progress toward 34 different associate degree and certificate programs that can be completed entirely online.

In addition to JCC, charter partners in the new Online Western New York Learning Alliance (OWL) are Corning Community College, Erie Community College, Finger Lakes Community College, Genesee Community College, and Monroe Community College.

JCC's Cattaraugus County Campus will kick off its Music and Arts Weekend with Jazz Night on May 4.

Jazz Associates will play standards from the 1940s to the present, beginning at 7 p.m. The group consists of Ken Crane, Susan Crane, Moses Howden, Jan Rhody, and Tim Sullivan.

The George Bataitis Open Golf Tournament will be held at Chautauqua Golf Club on May 12.

The GBO, a fundraiser for JCC athletics scholarships, celebrates its 23rd anniversary this year. Southern Chautauqua Federal Credit Union is the major sponsor for the tournament.

“See What I'm Saying,” a documentary about deaf entertainers, will be shown at 7 p.m. on October 20 on JCC's Jamestown Campus.

The film, sponsored by JCC's campus life program and the college program committee of JCC's Faculty Student Association, will be shown in the Student Union in the Hamilton Collegiate Center. Admission is $3 and tickets are available at the door. Proceeds will benefit the Jamestown/Warren Deaf Club.

JCC's Cattaraugus County Campus will kick off a Music and Arts Weekend with Jazz Night from 7 to 9 p.m. on May 4. The Jazz Associates will play standards from the 1940s to the present. The group consists of Ken Crane, Susan Crane, Moses Howden, Jan Rhody, and Tim Sullivan.

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