Catawba County's week ahead

A black history celebration and a music fundraiser to benefit area students are among events in Catawba County this week. A variety of community organizations also welcome the public to their regular meetings.
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Companion Animal Recovery Emergency Services (CARES) will have a meeting and meal at 6:30 p.m. at the Newton Depot on North Main Avenue.

CARES assists Catawba County Animal Services during disaster situations in the county. For more information, call 828-464-5739 or 828-464-7831.

CVCC's Office of Multicultural Affairs will sponsor a Black History Month Celebration from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the CVCC Tarlton Complex.

The Catawba County Genealogical Society will meet in the community room at the Catawba County Library in Newton.

Social time is planned from 6:30-7 p.m., with the meeting to follow. The meeting is free and open to the public.

The South Newton Neighborhood Watch meeting will be at 7 p.m. at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 612 South College Ave., Newton.

All residents of the South Newton area are invited to attend.

The subject for discussion at the meeting will be Neighborhood Watch Captains and the “One Call” program.

For information, call Paul FitzPatrick at 828-413-4196.

Tri-City Christian School in Conover will host an open house for all grades from 6-8 p.m.

All families interested in enrolling children are invited to attend.

Enrollment begins March 1.

CVCC's Workforce Development Innovation Center will offer a CAD software course from 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning Tuesday and ending April 5 at the college's Business & Industry Training Complex.

The fee for the class is $120, plus materials.

For more information or to register, call 828-327-7000, extension 4294.

Conover School high school students will travel to the North Carolina mountains this year. To make the trip happen several musicians will provide an evening of entertainment in the gallery at the Newton-Conover Auditorium to raise money for the trip.

Music lovers can help students and be entertained at 7 p.m. for a minimum donation of $6 per person.

Concessions will be available.