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Community calendar (Feb. 26)

February 25, 2015 5:00 pm Published by

Tickets or info: 575-523-6403 or RioGrandeTheatre.com.

Big Band Dance Club: 8-10 p.m. Info: 575- 526-6504.

Science CafA : 5:30 p.m. Info: 575-528-3549 or las-cruces.org/WaterConservation.

Human Trafficking Symposium: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Info: 575-526-3437

CLABS-Research Presentation: 5 p.m. Tickets or info: 575-523-6403.

Hispanic Chamber Annual Banquet: Friday at Hotel Encanto de Las Cruces, 705 S. RSVP or info: 575-524-8900 or LasCrucesHispanicChamber.com.

Mississippi Soul Man Johnny Rawls in Concert: 8 p.m. Tickets or info: 575-520-8772.

The Birds, The Bees and The Brews: 6- 9 p.m. Info: 575-522-3120.

Golf Tournament: 12:30 p.m. Info: randygranger.net.

Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico Forum: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Info: Angel Solis, 521-4794 or adminasst@cfsnm.org.

Astronomical Society meeting: 6:45-9 p.m. Info: aslc-nm.org or Outreach@aslc-nm.org.

Observatory Open House: 8 p.m. Info: jennaleawoods@yahoo.com.

Sin Fronteras poetry reading, For the Love of Lit: 1-3 p.m. Info: 575-522-4499.

Las Cruces Chapter of Embroiderers’ Guild of America Bookfair: Saturday at Barnes and Noble, Mesilla Valley Mall, 700 S. Info: David Hand, 575-520-1010

Journalism on the Border: Las Cruces Press Women event, Journalism on the Border, at 10:30 a.m. Info; Las Cruces Press Women, lcpresswomen.blogspot.com or facebook.com/lcpresswomen.

Booksigning: 10:00 a.m.-noon Saturday at COAS Bookstore, 317 N. Reservations or info: gardens@zianet.com.

Complete Street Workshop: As part of the Realizing El Paseo project a workshop will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. Info: 575-528-3079 or sbasnyat@las-cruces.org

Moongaze: Sunset to 9 p.m. Info: 575-541-2154

Piatigorsky Foundation Concert: 6:30 p.m. Reservations or info: Black Box Theatre, 575-523-1223 or no-strings.org.

Sunday

A Grand Night for Singing: 7 p.m. Tickets or info: 575-523-6403 or RioGrandeTheatre.com.

“Scale” exhibit second reception: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Info: 575-522-7281.

Learn To Fly Audition: 6-8 p.m. Info: 575-405-1290.

Monday

Cooking Classes: 6-9 p.m.

Central PA Food Bank Receives $125K Grant to Expand Service in Northern Counties

February 25, 2015 5:00 pm Published by

Funding will finance purchase of new refrigerated truck for food pickup, delivery

WILLIAMSPORT The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank has received a $125,000 grant through the Wal-Mart Foundation‘s State Giving Program to purchase a refrigerated truck that will enable the organization to expand food pickup and delivery services in the rural counties of the state’s northern tier.

“Food distribution from the Williamsport warehouse to the northern counties served by the Food Bank continues to grow rapidly,” said Central Pennsylvania Food Bank Regional Director, Northern Tier, Eric Orndorff.

“Adding this truck to our fleet will enable the Food Bank to meet the ever-growing need. Food distribution from the Williamsport facility will exceed 4 million pounds this year, and approximately 20 percent of this distribution is fresh produce.

The Food Bank estimates driving the new truck five days a week, accumulating between 25,000 and 30,000 miles per year in the rural and northern tier counties of Bradford, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Columbia, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Potter, Snyder, Sullivan, Tioga and Union.

The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank serves more than 55,000 clients weekly via its food security network. These agencies serve nearly 7,800 households, representing 20,000 individuals who receive food assistance.

The food bank began permanent operations in Williamsport in 2002 to address the growing issue of rural hunger and purchased the warehouse in 2010 to broaden the variety of foods it can deliver.

Wal-Mart and the Wal-Mart Foundation over the last fiscal year gave more than $26.6 million in cash and in-kind contributions to charitable organizations throughout Pennsylvania a 34.6 percent increase over the prior year.

Globally, the company and its Foundation donated more than $13 billion to non-profit groups, surpassing the previous year’s total by more than $244 million. As part of its historic “Fighting Hunger Together” commitment, Wal-Mart donated 12.96 million pounds of food, or nearly 10.6 million meals, to Pennsylvania food banks in the last fiscal year.

Central Pennsylvania Food Bank’s $125,000 grant was made possible through the Wal-Mart Foundation‘s State Giving Program, which strives to award grants that have a long-lasting, positive impact on communities across the United States.

To be considered for support, perspective grantee organizations must submit applications through the Walmart Foundation State Giving Program’s online grant application.

NEA Chair Jane Chu to attend IU arts symposium

February 25, 2015 5:00 pm Published by

The event will take place in the Basile Auditorium at the Herron School of Art and Design on the IU-Purdue University Indianapolis campus.

Chu has been chair of the NEA since June and formerly served as president and CEO of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City, Mo. whose work is directly tied to the quality of life and development of their cities and regions,” said Michael Rushton, SPEA director of arts administration programs at IU, in the IU Newsroom press release.

Chu will speak about the direction of the NEA as it relates to creative place-making, including trends and plans for the future. Her address will follow a symposium with two panels.

Rushton will moderate the second discussion on the role of arts supporters with two more panelists: Jennifer Cole, executive director of the Metro Nashville Arts Commission, and Karen Gahl-Mills, executive director of Cuyahoga Arts and Culture in Cleveland.

At the conclusion of the IUPUI symposium, Chu will travel to Bloomington for a visit to the Jacobs School of Music. She will attend a showing of “South Pacific.”

Chu’s visit to Indiana will also include a meeting with all current NEA grantees in Indiana and a site visit to the Indianapolis Art Center with the Indiana Arts Commission, as well as meetings with SPEA IUPUI students and with the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy’s students, board of visitors, faculty and staff.

The symposium event is open to the public, but organizers request attendees RSVP to Nancy Bell at soprsvp@iupui.edu by March 1.

Mobility Tax Firm Expands its Global Philanthropic Reach

February 25, 2015 5:00 pm Published by

Mobility Tax Firm Expands its Global Philanthropic Reach

Global Tax Network (GTN) announced today they will be launching their Beards for Busy Season (BFBS) Campaign on March 1, 2015.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN, February 26, 2015 /24-7PressRelease/ — Global Tax Network (GTN) announced today they will be launching their Beards for Busy Season (BFBS) Campaign on March 1, 2015 to help raise awareness and monetary support for an international non-profit organization. The GTN BFBS Campaign will run through April 15, 2015, which represents the Internal Revenue Service’s Tax filing deadline in the U.S. While this is the first year that BFBS has evolved into a campaign to support a non-profit, it is not the first year GTN has celebrated BFBS.

Foundation parties with a purpose

February 25, 2015 5:00 pm Published by

Foundation parties with a purpose

The Lakeport Enhanced Education Foundation (LEEF) is hosting their annual Party With A Purpose event on March 14 at Fritch Hall at the Lake County Fairgrounds. All proceeds benefit the Lakeport Unified School District’s educational programs.

The main purpose of LEEF is to broaden educational opportunities within LUSD. LEEF supports Lakeport Elementary School, Terrace Middle School, Clear Lake High School, Lakeport Alternative School, Lakeport Community Day School, and Natural Continuation High School by providing funding for educational enhancements and district wide improvements.

TMS Principal and LEEF Vice President Jill Falconer adds, “LEEF exists and is able to continually support the district because of the support of local businesses and individuals that have contributed to LEEF over the past 20+ years.

Since adequate funding is not always available through the schools, LEEF provides funds for materials, supplies, educational enhancements, and special programs. LEEF raises money from the local community through fundraising events, like Party With A Purpose, and then distributes these funds to the schools through the LEEF Grant Program. Terrace Middle School received a $1,000 grant to purchase new student books and a $500 grant to purchase new equipment for the science program.

Eighth-grade Career Fair to be held in Morris

February 25, 2015 5:00 pm Published by

Eighth-grade Career Fair to be held in Morris | Morris Daily Herald

Eighth-grade Career Fair to be held in Morris Whether they plan on college or a career right out of high school, classes need to be planned, decisions regarding vocational training need to be made, and prerequisites for college considered.

With that in mind, the Community Foundation of Grundy County and the Grundy Area Vocational Center are hosting an Eighth Grade Career Fair in April, and are looking for area businesses and industries that want to participate. Several departments from Morris Hospital and Riverside Medical Center will be attending with activities, and students will be able to shoot a fire engine’s water hose at a target, weather permitting.

“It’s never too early for students to begin thinking about careers,” Gagliardo said, “and to get somewhat of an idea what they want to do.”

Businesses and professionals wanting more information on participating in the Eighth Grade Career Fair can call Gagliardo at 815-941-0852 or email devan@cfgrundycounty.com.

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Eighth Grade Career Fair seeking business and industry participants

Fair is April 21 at Morris Community High School Rec Center

Vendor participants must sign up by March 20

Call 815-941-0852 or email devan@cfgrundycounty.com to sign up or for more information

Saving Selma: looking at the issues plaguing the historic city

February 25, 2015 5:00 pm Published by

Saving Selma: looking at the issues plaguing the historic cityMore>>Want to get BREAKING NEWS texts on your phone? Msg&data rates may applyWant to get BREAKING NEWS texts on your phone? It’s a great way to keep up with important news that can impact your day right now!Don’t WAIT to find out what’s happening…More >>Would you like to receive a text message on your phone when breaking news happens? “It’s going to take laying a stronger foundation than it took to destroy it.”

Part of the solution will be job training.

Selma and the Dallas County area have one of the highest drop-out rates in the state and few students go on to attend college.

The textile and manufacturing industries were always big employers in Selma, but as times changed the workforce did not.

“Companies have to go where they can get the skill sets,” Lucky said.

Wayne Vardaman works with the Selma-Dallas County Economic Development Authority, and he says the jobs are there.

In the past ten years, nearly 1500 jobs have been created in the area.

SG continues to support academics and philanthropy in the midst of elections

February 25, 2015 5:00 pm Published by

SG continues to support academics and philanthropy in the midst of elections – The News Record: News

As undergraduate students at the University of Cincinnati vote for next yearas Student Government president, vice president and at-large senators, the organization met Wednesday to appropriate funds to improve academics and support Relay for Life.

SG passed three bills at its weekly meeting a one bill appropriating $1,000 to co-sponsor the annual UC Relay for Life, one bill appropriating $413.60 to fund free student access to the New York Times and one bill pledging SGas support in the selection of books for the First Year Common Reading Program.

The money SG appropriated to give students free access to the New York Times will cover 50 free-access passes per day for eight weeks.

A third SG bill approved the First-Year Common Reading Committeeas selection of a common reading book for incoming first-year students for the upcoming school year and the following school year.

Nicole Mayo, director of Student Activities and Leadership Development, addressed SG at the meeting to explain the common reading program.

The program has been at UC for two years and requires that all incoming first-year students read the same book the summer before starting classes. The book is given to students at their orientation, and students who are not able to attend orientation can access the book online or check it out from Langsam Library.

Mayo said the committee of 30 UC faculty members, staff and students gradually narrowed down 300 suggested books to six.

The common reading book for the 2015-2016 school year is aThe Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fatesa by Wes Moore.

The common reading book for the 2016-2017 school year is aA Deadly Wandering: A Tale of Tragedy and Redemption in the Age of Attentiona by Matt Richtel.

Groton: Where Are the Places You Love?

February 25, 2015 5:00 pm Published by

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