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Catawba County's week ahead

January 2, 2012

It's a new year in Catawba County, and the first week of 2012 offers events for all ages.

Community happenings this week include a teen game night, yoga and Tai Chi classes for seniors, a diabetes support workshop for all ages, a blood drive and a chance to view parts of the solar system.

If you or your organization has an upcoming event, e-mail the details to onenews@observernewsonline.com for inclusion in Catawba County's Week Ahead and inclusion on page 3 of The Observer News Enterprise.

Tuesday
Conover Library will offer a Teen Game Night at 6:30 p.m. at Conover Station.

Pizza and books will be available as friends are encouraged to meet.

Tuesday/Thursday
The Catawba County Library System will help residents learn to use e-reader devices during a series of classes in Conover and Claremont.

Classes are set for 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Conover library branch and 6 p.m. Thursday at the Claremont branch.

Thursday
The Newton Parks & Recreation Department and the Catawba County Council on Aging will offer “Yoga for Seniors” every Thursday morning in January for a suggested donation of $3 per class to those ages 55 and older.

Classes will be at the Newton Recreation Center from 10-11 a.m.

Thursday
"Take Charge of Your Diabetes," an education and support workshop for people with type 2 diabetes, will meet Thursday at the Agricultural Resources Center in Newton.

Patti Moore, a certified diabetes educator and registered dietitian, will talk about carbohydrate counting.

Call the Cooperative Extension office at 828-465-8243 to reserve a seat.

Friday
The 23rd Annual Masonic Blood Drive will be at Conover Fire Department and Hickory Masonic Lodge from 2-7 p.m.

Friday
The Lucille Miller Observatory on the campus of Maiden Middle School will open for its monthly public observing time at 7 p.m. Friday.

All ages are welcome, and no reservations are needed. Weather permitting, those who attend will observe the moon, Venus, Jupiter and the winter sky.

Friday
The Newton Parks & Recreation Department and the Catawba County Council on Aging will offer “Tai Chi for Seniors” every Friday afternoon in January for a suggested donation of $3 per class to those ages 55 and older.
Classes will be at the Newton Recreation Center from 1-2 p.

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