5 Things to do this week

Staff Writer

Sept. 15
CCLRW Meeting
The Catawba County League of Republican Women will meet Tuesday, September 15, 2015, at the Catawba Country Club (1154 Country Club Road, Newton, 28658). The luncheon will begin at 11:30 with the meeting to begin at Noon.
Members are reminded to bring canned food- for a local food pantry.
The Speaker for this meeting will be the Chairman of the Catawba County Commissioners, Randy Isenhower.
The League is affilated with the North Carolina Federation of Republican Women and the National Federation of Republican Women. Registered Republican Women are invited to join. Registered Republican Men may join as Associates.
The CCLeagueRW meets every third Tuesday at the same time and location.
Floral Class
The Catawba Valley Community College Learning & Personal Enrichment Innovation Center will offer Floral Design for the Holidays. This class will be held on Tuesdays, September 15 through November 3, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., in Room 1209, on CVCC’s East Campus.
This class is for the beginner introducing principles and elements of design using fresh and silk flowers. Topics include bow tying, bud bases, corsages, freestyle, bouquets, garden arrangements and wreaths.
A supply list will be provided on the first night of class. Students must be 18 or older to enroll, cost of the class is $70.
For more information, contact Cheri Toney at 828-327-7037 or ctoney@cvcc.edu.

Sept. 19
Band Fundraiser
Our first big fundraiser for the Newton-Conover High School Band will be will be Saturday September 19th (next Saturday!). This will be a Yard Sale/Bake Sale/Car Wash held in the parking lot of Clark Tire and Auto Zone on Hwy 321 in Newton. It will start at 7:30 AM and continue through to around 2:00 PM. Please come one, come all to have your car washed by our wonderful band members, pick up some snacks or a few household items that you know you will need during the holidays.
Sept. 25
N-CHS Class of 1965 5oth reunion
Join fellow classmates for our celebration.  On Friday night, Sept. 25 we will gather for a Red Devil home football game. Then on Saturday night we will continue our celebration at Catawba County Club.  Join classmates in our celebration of our great memories from those great four years at NCHS.  We will also remember our great teachers and fellow classmates who are not with us in body any longer.  If you need more details, contact Eddie Warren @ 828 464-9643. 
Nov 21
 HMA Open House
Hickory Museum of Art (HMA) Galleria seeks area artists to display and sell their works as part of its Open House and Holiday Sale on Nov. 21 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. The annual open house is the official kick-off to the Galleria museum store’s holiday season.
“December is our biggest month of sales as people come in to find that unique, locally-crafted gift,” said Clarissa Starnes, HMA Galleria Manager. “Involvement from area artists will not only benefit them, but also the Museum. Shopping local and supporting local artists benefits the entire community, so their partnership is greatly appreciated.”
Cost to reserve booth space is $50, with artists retaining 100 percent of self-managed sales. HMA will provide one round table for displaying sale items. Additional display items must be provided by artists. Artists already featured in the HMA Galleria are encouraged to bring additional items for self-sell that day, since they will be asked to leave merchandise in the gift shop for register sales.
Deadline to reserve space is Oct. 1. Space is limited. For more information, or to reserve booth space, contact Clarissa Starnes, HMA Galleria Manager at 828-327-8576, ext. 210.