Catawba County's week ahead

Catawba County's older adults are the target of several area events this week in the Hickory Metro.

A Tuesday seminar will kick off a weekly series on aging at Valley Hills Mall.

A Thursday dance in Newton invites senior citizens to gather for three hours of fun at the city's recreation center.

For more on these and other events this week in the Catawba Valley, read on. Pick up The O-N-E print edition daily for more on events, the latest area news, advertisements, comics, obituaries and more.

Aging will be the topic of a free weekly workshop series that will begin at 10:30 a.m. at Catawba Valley Medical Center (CVMC)'s Health First Center at Valley Hills Mall in Hickory.

Wednesday, Thursday
Library locations in Catawba County will teach citizens the basics of computers during free classes at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Conover and 6 p.m. Thursday in Claremont.

The Newton Parks & Recreation Department will sponsor a Senior Citizens Sweetheart Dance for those ages 55 and older on Thursday, Feb. 9 from 7-10 p.m. on the lower level of the Newton Recreation Department.

The Catawba Valley Community College Small Business Center will present “Doing Business with the Federal and State Government” from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on CVCC’s East Campus.

Fridays in February
The Sherrills Ford library branch will offer activities for all ages from 1-4 p.m. every Friday in February.

Board games and books will be provided for all ages, Legos will be available for young children and a variety of fun activities will be offered.

Library staff in Maiden will teach citizens how to use e-book readers at a free 11 a.m. program. Pre-registration is required.

Catawba Science Center's "Dinosaurs" exhibit opened recently 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 or call 828-322-1585.