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Catawba County's week ahead

January 30, 2012

Dinosaurs, volunteer training and Habitat housing opportunities await this week in the region.

The Catawba Science Center's new dinosaurs exhibit opened Saturday in Hickory.

Habitat for Humanity will hold a meeting Tuesday for citizens interested in housing assistance.

A local hospice center will train volunteers Saturday and Sunday.

For the details on those events and more, check out Catawba County's week ahead below. For additional information about area events, check out the Your News page daily in The O-N-E and activities listings every Thursday inside Outlook.

Ongoing
Catawba Science Center's "Dinosaurs" exhibit opened Saturday and continues daily during center hours.

The exhibit features half-sized roaring robotic dinosaurs, including a Tyrannosaurus rex, Triceratops, Stegosaurus and more.

For more information, visit the science center online at catawbascience.org or call 828-322-1585.

Monday
Auditions for The Green Room Community Theatre's spring Black Box comedy "Greater Tuna" are at 7 p.m. at the Old Post Office Box Playhouse in Newton.

The cast calls for two males, 18 or older. Those who try out will read from the script.

Tuesday
Habitat for Humanity of Catawba Valley will hold an applicant information meeting for people interested in owning Habitat homes.

The meeting is at Patrick Beaver Memorial Library from 6-7:30 p.m. To reserve a seat, call 828-328-4663, extension 310.

Tuesday
Elementary school Battle of the Books teams will meet for practice rounds of competition at Conover Library at 6:30 p.m.

Saturday
Catawba County will offer its citizens a free opportunity to properly dispose of computers, televisions and other electronic devices from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Blackburn Landfill, off N.C. 10 west of Newton.

Saturday-Sunday
Palliative CareCenter & Hospice of Catawba Valley will offer volunteer training sessions from 8:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

The center currently serves patients in Catawba, Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, Iredell and Lincoln counties.

Sessions are designed to educate volunteers on how to effectively communicate with patients and families, an overview of hospice and the role of volunteers. For more information, call the volunteer department at 828-466-0466.

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