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Jan. 17, 2014
 
HCC to host 2014 Lyceum Series of Special Events, starting Feb. 4
 
WELDON, N.C. – Halifax Community College (HCC) will host a series of events, starting in February. The events are part of the HCC Lyceum Series of Special Events that will run throughout 2014. The public is invited and encouraged to participate in these events. Unless otherwise noted, guests attend at no charge and events will be held in The Centre. The list of events is available online at www.halifaxcc.edu, or call 252-536-7239 or 252-536-7234.

Kicking off the activities will be the United States Postal Service® Stamp Dedication at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 4. This year, stamps in honor of Ray Charles, Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm, Althea Gibson and the 1963 March on Washington will be presented.

Pin Points Theatre will present "1001 Black Inventions" at 11 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 6. “1001 Inventions" is a play that features the lives of brilliant men and women. The audience is then transported into the Twilight Zone with a typical American family attempting to survive in a world without inventions created by Africans and African Americans. Audiences laugh themselves into the realization that Black ingenuity is an integral part of their everyday lives.

The Children's Theater Series will offer "Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory" at 9:30 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 13. Theatre IV proudly presents this stirring musical revue that recounts our nation’s history from both Northern and Southern perspectives. Using songs and first-person narratives written and sung by the men and women who lived and died in those harrowing times, Mine Eyes will enrich students’ understanding of the Civil War and the social and political upheavals that called it into being. Cost is $5 per person. The program is geared to grades 2 to adult. For more information, call 252-538-4320 or email jjolly761@halifaxcc.edu.

Saluting Our Local African-American Heroes will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 20. The awards ceremony honors local African-American citizens and students who have made significant contributions in the local community. Check www.halifaxcc.edu or contact Cindy Collins at 252-536-7222 or e-mail ccollins926@halifaxcc.edu for information on the nomination process. The deadline for nominations is Jan. 31.

The United States Air Force Rhythm in Blue Jazz Ensemble will perform at 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 20. The event is free and open to the public, but guests must have a ticket to gain admission (limit five per household). Call 252-538-4336 or email jjolly761@halifaxcc.edu for ticket information.

International Day & Food Tasting will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 27. Foods from around the world and various cultures will be featured. International attire will also be worn. Cultural demonstrations will kick off the event, featuring campus and community members sharing information about their respective cultures. Admission is $2 per plate for the food tasting.

These events are funded in part by the U.S. Department of Education PBI Formula Grant.
 
Halifax Community College’s Mission
Halifax Community College strives to meet the diverse needs of our community by providing high-quality, accessible and affordable education and services for a rapidly changing and globally competitive marketplace.
 
Primary Media Contact: Melanie Temple, Director of Public Relations and Marketing, mtemple295@halifaxcc.edu, 252-538-4319

Secondary Media Contact: Dr. Dianne Rhoades, Vice President of Institutional Advancement, Halifax Community College and Executive Director of the Halifax Community College Foundation Inc., dbarnes-rhoades128@halifaxcc.edu, 252-536-7239