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Municipal elections, a job-search assistance program and the second round of high school football games are among the things to do this week in Catawba County. Those and other events are below, and you can find more events and news all week long in the print edition of The Observer News Enterprise and in Outlook.
Catawba Valley Community College's Office of Multicultural Affairs will hold a Native American Awareness Celebration from 12:30-4:30 p.m. in the college's student center.
The event is the second in a five-part Multicultural Series celebrating diversity on the campus and in the community.
The Native American Awareness Celebration will feature speakers Ramona Big Eagle, oral historian and legend-keeper of the Tuscarora Nation of North Carolina; Richard Tucker of the Mohawk Tribe; and Curtis Wildcat of the Cherokee Nation.
Election Day is Tuesday. Polls in Catawba County open at 6:30 a.m. and close at 7:30 p.m. For a list of voting locations and more information on the election, visit catawbacountync.gov/elections.
Newton will elect a new mayor Tuesday â€” either Anne Stedman or Wes Weaver. Conover, Maiden, Newton and other towns in Catawba County will elect new council members. The Newton-Conover City Schools district will seat board members.
Basketball Hall of Fame member David Thompson will be at the Hickory Metro Convention Center from 6:30-8:30 p.m. for the 2011 "Legends of the Game" event sponsored by Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
Catawba County Library will host a "Get Connected" workshop at 3 p.m. at the Newton Main Library to help residents find employment.
The session will show job-seekers how to navigate the Employment Security Commission website, locate jobs and apply for them.
On Friday, area high school football teams will be in action in the second round of the state playoffs. Bandys, Maiden and Hickory all have games.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
The Green Room Community Theatre's production of "Steel Magnolias," continues Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Friday and Saturday shows are at 8 p.m., and the Sunday show is at 3 p.m.
On Saturday, Newton will collect electronics for free disposal at the former Catawba Valley Farmers Market on North Ashe Avenue from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.