For many, education is a necessity to start a new career, to move up the ladder in your current career or even just for fun. Community Colleges have become the hub of that type of learning in North Carolina – as well as other states – and the perfect place to start can be through Continuing Education. For example, I first saw an e-mail from Marnie Beaver here at Isothermal Community College about a class called 'Creating Mobile Apps with HTML5'. I was literally blown away.
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In the third in a series discussing the variety of entertainment available all around us here in Western North Carolina, I took a look at Chapman Cultural Center, just across the border in Spartanburg, SC. Each of the previous offerings has been different in the types of entertainment offered, for whom the entertainment is selected, and, in the case of the Chapman Cultural Center, the fact that it is possible to bring together an entire county's worth of organizations under one giant umbrella.
The new season of arts and cultural events is here, and in my second of a series of examples of what is available in our coverage area, I'm speaking with Lori Davis of Arts and Cultural Events - or ACE - in Culowhee at Western Carolina University. Although located at a college - like my first example, The Foundation Performing Arts Center - ACE is different in that WCU is a university that is known for its arts and cultural programs.
Open Hearts Art Center is one of the most quiet organizations in Asheville. The fact that I had never heard of it before I was contacted about doing a story on the organization is no real surprise. Sometimes when I get going in one direction, I miss everything that happens around me. But it seems I'm not the only person who hasn't heard about Open Hearts and all of the wonderful, exciting things these folks do for 'differently-abled' adults from ages 18 to 70-something.
What do you think of when you see a pit bull? Do you watch him carefully - whether he's on a leash or not? Are you afraid he could attack at any moment? Unfortunately, that's the reaction most people have when they see or even hear about a pit bull. Fortunately for Wallace not everyone feels that way, like author Jim Gorant, who heard about Wallace and just had to write his story.
Here in Western North Carolina, the Piedmont and into South Carolina, there is no shortage of high-quality entertainment in a wide variety and to suit every taste - from children to adults. Over the next couple of weeks, I'll touch base with three organizations in order to give a cross-section of what is available for those in search of a good night out....or an afternoon out...or a morning, out for that matter. The first of these sources of great entertainment is the Performing Arts Center right here on the campus of Isothermal Community College.
Are you a procrastinator? Do you feel like you can never get anything done because you're constantly side-tracked by the one-million and one things you need to do in any given day? If so, 'The Art of Procrastination: A Guide to Effective Dawdling, Lollygagging and Postponing" may be just what you need.