Catawba County's week ahead

Newton hosts its annual citywide yard sale, powerful farm machinery is headed to the fairgrounds, and Claremont opens its market for fresh local produce, all this week in Catawba County.

For more details on these and other events this week, read on. For updated information about events in Catawba County, pick up the print edition of The Observer News Enterprise at newsstands throughout the county. Also pick up Outlook, Catawba County's good news publication, every Thursday throughout the Greater Hickory Metro.

Monday, Friday, Sunday
The Catawba Valley Community Chorus Spring Concerts are 7 p.m. Monday and Friday, 4 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. May 21.

Performances are at Abernethy Laurels in Newton on Monday, at Bethany Lutheran Church in Hickory on Friday, at Mt. Zion Lutheran Church in Conover on Sunday and at The Lutheran Home in Hickory on May 21.

N.C. Cooperative Extension will offer a free class, "Gardening for Birds and Butterflies" at 6:30 p.m. at the Conover Branch Library. The class focus is on planting wildlife-friendly trees, shrubs and flowers that will add life and movement to landscapes, and bring birds and butterflies to enjoy.

Call 828-465-8240 to register.

Newton Martial Arts hosts a women's self-defense class from 7-8 p.m.

Cost is $3 per class. Only ages 13 and older allowed to participate. No child care available.

For more information, call certified martial arts instructor Cher Lineberger at 312-6470.

Thursday and May 22
CVCC's Admissions Office will host "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.

The Claremont Tailgate market will begin at 3 p.m. and continue to 6 p.m., recurring each Friday in the parking lot of Claremont City Hall.

Farmers will provide fresh produce.

Brookdale Senior Living's Hickory Manor will host a wellness fair from 8-11 a.m. Catawba Valley Medical Center will conduct cholesterol screenings, and Burke Hospice will conduct blood pressure checks.

Local health care professionals will also conduct weight and other checks.

Complimentary refreshments will be provided.

Call 828-324-5400 for more information.

The Foothills Antique Power Association will host its ninth annual Antique Power Show at the American Legion Fairgrounds in Newton.

Admission is $5 per person, with children 12 and younger admitted free.

For more information, call Ned at 828-461-0637 or 828-256-8818, or visit

Newton will hold a citywide yard sale at Southside Park on U.S. 321 Business from 7 a.m. to noon.

Catawba Valley Community College’s Potters’ Workshop at 5845 Walnut Grove Lane in Hickory will host an open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The public is invited to view the unique facility and meet with staff and students.