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Jobs, scholarships and politics are focuses of events this week in the county.
Catawba Valley Community College will host a job fair Tuesday.
Catawba County commissioner candidates will speak Thursday at the Catawba Valley Tea Party's monthly meeting.
On Friday, Newton Kiwanis Club will sell barbecue chicken plates to raise money for scholarships for county students.
Read on for details on these events and more this week in Catawba County.
Check observernewsonline.com every Monday morning for a look at what's happening in the area, and pick up the print edition of The O-N-E Tuesday through Saturday for updated details on events.
National Gourd Lady Margaret Sparkman will exhibit at the Southern Spring Show at The Park, formerly the Merchandise Mart, in Charlotte on Sunday, 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.
Catawba County Library System will observe Teen Tech Week with special youth events at several branches.
For more information, call 465-8664.
Rehobeth UMC in Terrell will hold a March blood drive from 3-7:30 p.m.
For more information, call 828-478-2518.
Catawba Valley Community College will host its annual job fair from 1-6 p.m. in CVCCâ€™s Tarlton ComplexÂ (formerly the Multipurpose Complex) on the main campus.
Catawba Valley Community Collegeâ€™s (CVCC) â€śPromoting Entrepreneurship in Our Communityâ€ť speakerâ€™s forum will be at 1 p.m. in the CVCC Auditorium.
The Catawba Valley Tea Party will hold its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Conover YMCA in the Red Barn meeting room.
Scheduled speakers include candidates running for Catawba County commissioner seats â€” incumbents Dan Hunsucker and Barbara Beatty, and challengers Kevin Spiva and Steve Graves.
For more information, contact Franklin Lawson at 828-320-4228.
CVCC's Admissions Office will host the first in a series of "Senior Nights" to provide information to graduating high school seniors interested in attending the college in the fall.
Sessions will begin at 6 p.m. on the fifth floor of the college's Cuyler Dunbar Building.
Newton Kiwanis Club will serve a barbecue chicken meal from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. at the restored Newton depot.
Plates will be $8, and money raised will benefit scholarships for Catawba County high school students.
For take-out orders, the public can call in advance or on the day of the event to former club president Tom Rowe at 828-612-1208 or to Les Sigmon, club president, at 828-381-8302.
The Catawba Valley Community College (CVCC) Small Business Center will present â€śLeveraging Social Media for Your Small Businessâ€ť from 9-11 a.m. at CVCCâ€™s Alexander Center for Education in Taylorsville.