5 Things to do this week

Staff Writer

DNDA Meeting
The City of Newton and Downtown Newton Development Association encourage businesses that call downtown Newton home to attend the DNDA meetings.
The meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month at the DNDA office above Marie and Twannette’s at 6 p.m.

Craft Sessions
Catawba County Extension and Community Association group Piedmont Piecemakers would like to invite quilters, knitters, sewers, needleworkers and machine owners to visit with them for craft sessions on Thursdays from 10-4 at the Agricultural Resources Center, 1175 S Brady Avenue in Newton.

Oct. 10
Community Day
Fire Prevention week October  4th-10th  is quickly approaching. In conjunction with fire prevention week Sherrills Ford Terrell Fire – Rescue will be hosting a community day on October 10th 2015 from 10am-3pm. It  is our hope that you  would be willing to help us in getting this information out to the  community. We will have demonstrations/scenarios, entertainment, and giveaways.
Demonstrations will be  based on realistic  scenarios that occur day to day in our community including a children’s inflatable safe house promoting prevention.  Entertainment will include Tyler Hatley and The Little Mountain Band and a dunking booth. Giveaways include a 10 gun raffle, 50/50 raffle and items from Hal Shaffer - star of Drop Zone. There will be food for sale from The Landing restaurant as well as the auxiliary bake sale. 
The event will take place at headquarters located at 4011 Slanting Bridge Rd. Sherrills Ford NC 28673.

Oct. 11
DAR anniversary
The Hickory Tavern Chapter invites you to celebrate the Quasquicentennial (125th) Anniversary of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution on
October 11,2015 at the History Museum of Catawba county , located in downtown Newton. The celebration will be from three o’clock until four o’clock. Please drop in, learn about DAR, have some birthday cake, and visit the museum.
The Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in 1890 to promote patriotism, preserve American history, and support better education for our nation’s children. Its members are descended from the patriots who won American independence during the Revolutionary War. With more than 165,000 members in approximately 3,000 chapters worldwide, DAR is one of the world’s largest and most active service organizations. To learn more about the work of DAR, visit www.dar.org.
Oct. 17
Immigration symposium
Centro Latino invites you to the safety, health fair and immigration symposium.
DATE: October 17, 2016
TIME: 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
LOCATION: Centro Latino/First Church of God
306 14th St SW, Hickory, NC

Nov. 9
The Catawba Valley Community College Small Business Center will present “Storytelling for Non-Profits…Telling Your Story to Market Your Organization” on Friday October 9 from 9:00 AM to 12 noon at CVCC’s Corporate Development Center in Hickory. 
Local non-profit organizations accomplish great things, but they often have difficulty in communicating them to their donors and stakeholders.  Smart non-profits use storytelling—real life examples and people that have benefited from their work—to get their organization’s message out and promote their organization.  This three-hour workshop shows participants how they can benefit from using “Storytelling as Marketing” to make sure their donors and stakeholders understand how their work impacts the community.
There is no charge to attend this workshop, but pre-registration is required.  To register or for more information please contact the CVCC Small Business Center at 828-327-7000, ext. 4117 or visit http://sbc.cvcc.edu to register on-line.
Golf Tournement
Newton Elks Lodge #2042 announced that they will host the John Leagon & Fred Britt Annual Golf Tournament on Monday, November 9th at Catawba Country Club in Newton, North Carolina.
The charity tournament honors Leagon and Britt, loyal and popular members of the Newton Elks Lodge #2042 for many years. The format for the tournament is captain’s choice with four players per team. A shotgun start is scheduled at 12 noon with registration and lunch beginning at 11 A.M..
Cost to play in the tournament is $80 per player. Entry fee includes 18 holes of golf, cart, lunch buffet, golfers gifts, one mulligan, one skirt shot, and $2 beers on the course. Additional mulligans and skirt shots will be sold the day of the event. Prizes, sponsor recognitions, and a cash bar reception will be held at the Newton Elks Lodge after the tournament. 
Donations will be made in the memory of John Leagon and Fred Britt to the Catawba Regional Hospice and the American Heart Association.
Team registration forms and corporate/individual sponsorship opportunities are available at the Newton Elks Lodge #2042, West J Street, in Newton. For information, please call Newton Elks Lodge at 828-464-1360, Bryan Williams (828) 310-2961 or Paul Hunsucker (828) 381-0972.

Nov. 14
Class Reunion
Newton-Conover High School Classes of 1980 and 81, are having a 35 year Reunion together at "The Peacock Inn, at Catawba Farms" across from Southside Park on November 14th, 2015. If you are interested in attending, please call Frank Reinhardt at 828-381-9844, or look him up on Face Book, for details.
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.