Here’s a reminder that Glen Oaks Community College is hosting Expo ’14 this weekend.
The inaugural event will give community members a chance to visit the campus, meet and talk with faculty members, and experience the college through hands-on activities.
The free, three-hour event starts at 10 a.m. Saturday.
Tonya Howden, GOCC director of admissions, said guided tours of campus will take place every half hour. In addition, students will be performing demonstrations in many of the labs—these include Automotive, Welding, Electrical Technologies and the Science labs.
Also, support staff will be on hand to answer questions about associate and certificate degree programs, admissions, registration, financial aid, dual enrollment and student-support services.
Guests will also be able to explore career options through the Focus 2 Online Career and Educational Planning system.
The inaugural “Dancing With the St. Joseph County Stars” takes place at 7 o’clock tonight at the Nora Hagen Theatre at Glen Oaks Community College.
Scheduled to participate are: Sturgis Director of Public Safety Geoff Smith and his wife, Stephanie; Constantine Township officials Mark and Marti Brown; Three Rivers City Manager Joe Bippus and his wife, Cheryl; Clara Ramirez and Salvador Rodriguez from Sturgis-based Centro VIDA; Tadd and Deborah Davis of Colon; and Jessica and Matthew Mosher, from Three Rivers.
A limited number of ti9ckets will be available at the door. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children.
The program is a fundraiser for the St. Joseph County Council for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect.
A fundraiser for the St. Joseph County United way takes place Saturday.
“The Duster … a Three Rivers Health Variety Show,” begins at 7 p.m. at Three Rivers Middle School.
Produced and presented as a United Way fundraiser by Three Rivers Health employees, The Duster is $20 per person and $10 for children. A pancake supper starting at 6 o’clock is included in the price of admission.
Here’s a reminder that online voting for the People’s Choice continues through Wednesday for the upcoming Dancing With the St. Joseph County Stars event.
Event organizer Linda Kline said an award will be presented after Friday’s production to the couple that receives the most online votes for People’s Choice. Voting for the award will continue the day of the event at the Nora Hagen Theater.
Seven couples are scheduled to participate in the inaugural competition, which is a fundraiser for the St. Joseph County Child Abuse and Neglect agency.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children. A limited supply remains and are available at any township library in the county, W.E. English Insurance in Sturgis or the Commission on Aging office in Three Rivers.
Officials from World Fare have announced the Rivers of Justice Film Festival will take place April 4 and 5 in downtown Three Rivers.
Kirstin Vander Giessen-Reitsma said the festival includes three feature-length films at the Riviera Theatre. Banana Land, playing April 4, explores issues of worker and environmental justice in banana-growing regions.
On April 5, The House I Live In will invite viewers to consider the effectiveness of the war on drugs, while If You Build It will tell the story of an innovative building and design program at a rural high school.
World Fare will host a community potluck dinner April 4 to coincide with the start of the two-day event.
Tickets, available online and at the Riviera, are $5 per film or $10 for the three-movie package.
Two Sturgis High School students recently won Gold Key awards in the regional Scholastic Art Contest at South Bend Regional Museum of Art.
Peyton Boughton won in the mixed media category with a pencil and ink wash drawing. Brianna Lindsey won in the jewelry category with a ring. Because the girls’ pieces were judged Gold Key winners, the pieces will go on to New York City for national competition.
High school art teacher Sally Baldwin said the competition is one of the oldest and most prestigious national high school art shows.
The South Bend show runs through March 1 at The Warner Gallery at the South Bend Museum of Art.