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To commemorate Arbor Day, JCC will plant a tree on April 27.

The public is invited to attend the event, which begins at 12:15 p.m. Participants are asked to meet by the pond located in the center of campus and walk to the planting location.

The tree planting is sponsored by JCC’s Earth Awareness Club and sustainability and tree committees.

JCC was the first community college in New York to be named a Tree Campus USA college and has maintained the designation for nine consecutive years.

JCC’s production of Speech and Debate will be performed at 8 p.m. on April 13 and 14 and at 2 p.m. on April 15.

Adam Owens directs the production, which focuses on three high school students who unravel a scandal involving their teacher.

Speech and Debate contains sexual references and mature content. Audience discretion is advised.

Admission to the play is $10, adults; $8, senior citizens; and $5, JCC Faculty Student Association members and high school students. Tickets can be obtained by calling JCC’s box office, 716.338.1187.

Two degree areas have been added to JCC’s Career Advantage program.

The program is designed to help adults, who are also balancing work and family commitments, complete a college degree in two years. Career Advantage students attend classes one night a week, supplementing their classroom meetings with online instruction.

JCC will hold its spring open house from 5-6:30 p.m. on March 21 at the North County Center in Dunkirk, from 10 a.m.-noon on March 24 at the Cattaraugus County Campus in Olean, and from 1-4 p.m. on April 15 at the Jamestown Campus.

The event is open to prospective students and community members. Campus tours are conducted as well.

Visitors will learn about:

Project 22, a documentary about two combat-wounded veterans on a 6,500-mile cross-country mission to raise awareness of the high rate of suicide among veterans, will be shown at JCC’s Jamestown Campus on March 19.

 
The film, which is free and open to the public, begins at 7 p.m. in Scharmann Theatre. Theo Collins, a JCC alumnus who produced the documentary, will conduct a question and answer session after the film.

Entries and sponsorships are being accepted for the 26th annual JCC Classic Golf Tournament at Bartlett Country Club on May 23. 

Registration begins at 11am with a shotgun start at noon.

The tournament is sponsored by the JCC Foundation, JCC Alumni Association, and the college’s athletic department and Cattaraugus County Campus. All proceeds benefit JCC’s athletic and intramural programs and the Cattaraugus County Campus Alumni Association.

Acclaimed conservation photographer and filmmaker Chris Linder will present “Adélie Penguins of the Antarctic” and “The Big Thaw” at 7 p.m. on March 21 in JCC’s Scharmann Theatre.

The event, free and open to the public, features images Linder has taken of what he calls “the most inaccessible and hauntingly beautiful places” on Earth.

Linder, a visual storyteller whose specialty is documenting research in the Arctic and Antarctic, uses photography to educate and inspire people about science and conservation.

New members were inducted into JCC’s Phi Theta Kappa chapters on the Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses.

Phi Theta Kappa, the national two-year college honor fraternity, has chapters on the Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses. A student must achieve at least a 3.50 grade point average to be considered for induction and must have two faculty recommendations.

JCC’s production of Speech and Debate has been postponed until mid-April.

The play, originally scheduled for the Scharmann Theatre stage in March, will now be performed at 8 p.m. on April 13 and 14 and at 2 p.m. on April 15.

Adam Owens will direct the production, which focuses on three high school students who unravel a scandal involving their teacher.

Speech and Debate contains sexual references. Audience discretion is advised.

Renowned acoustic folk music trio Eloise & Co. will perform on JCC's Jamestown Campus on March 18 and 19.

Owen Morrison (guitar, foot percussion), Becky Tracy (fiddle, octave fiddle, and vocals), and Rachel Bell (accordion, piano, and vocals) will present concerts at 7 p.m. on March 18 in Scharmann Theatre and at noon on March 19 in the Student Union.

They will also conduct folk music workshops at 9 and 11 a.m. on March 19 in JCC’s Community Services Center theatre.

All events are free and open to the public.

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