Community Calendar

OUTSTANDING ALUMNI: Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC) is accepting nominations for its 2017 Outstanding Alumni award. Criteria for the award is that the nominee must have completed at least 45 credit hours at BSCTC, Prestonsburg Community College or Mayo Technical School, and have demonstrated commitment to the community, their profession and/or the college. For more information or to obtain a nomination form, contact Teresa McCoart at (606) 886-7371 or email [email protected]

BIG SANDY IDOL: Big Sandy Community and Technical College and Gearheart Communications will present the 11th annual Big Sandy Idol competition on March 10-11 at the Mountain Arts Center. Tickets are $12 and $8 for groups of 10 or more. To purchase tickets, visit the MAC Box Office, log on to or call 1-888-MAC-ARTS. For more information, contact Chesi Spriggs at (606) 886-7382 or email [email protected]

RIBBON CUTTING FOR AMERICAN METAL WORKS: Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC) and the Paintsville/Johnson County Chamber of Commerce will host an open house and ribbon cutting for American Metal Works from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, March 17 on the Mayo campus of BSCTC. For more information and to RSVP, contact Velissa Murphy at (606) 886-7332 or email [email protected]

BSCTC TOWN HALL MEETINGS: Big Sandy Community and Technical College will host a series of Town Hall Meetings to introduce the community to the college, its programming and workforce development trainings. The meetings will be held:

– Monday, April 3 | 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. | Pike County Library | 119 West River Drive | Pikeville, Ky.

– Tuesday, April 4 | 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. | Johnson County Library | 444 Main Street | Paintsville, Ky.

– Wednesday, April 5 | 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. | Floyd County Library | 161 North Arnold Avenue | Prestonsburg, Ky.

– Thursday, April 6 | 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. | Martin County Health Department | 136 Rockcastle Road | Inez, Ky.

– Friday, April 7 | 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. | Magoffin County Cooperative Extension Office | 15 Rockhouse Fork Road | Salyersville, Ky.

For more information, contact Jennifer Little at (606) 889-4734 or email [email protected]

LEADING LADIES CONFERENCE: Big Sandy Community and Technical College will sponsor a Leading Ladies Regional Women’s Leadership Conference on Saturday, April 29 on the Prestonsburg campus of the college. The one-day event will feature speakers Dr. Rhonda Tracy, chancellor of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System; Allison Ball, Kentucky State Treasurer; Dr. Jamie Heath, dean of the University of Kentucky College of Nursing; Paula Schenk, executive director of the Kentucky Board of Nursing and Dr. Ayesha Sikder. Registration is $35. For more information or to RSVP, contact Dr. Patsy Jackson at (606) 889-4711 or email Pamela Tackett at (606) 889-4790. HUBBLE EXHIBIT AT EKSC: Big Sandy Community and Technical College’s East Kentucky Science Center and Varia Planetarium (EKSC) will host the NASA Traveling Hubble Telescope exhibit through August. Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for students. The EKSC is open to the public from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and from noon to 4 p.m. every Saturday. For more information, call (606) 889-8260.

PHILOSOPHIC FORUM: Big Sandy Community and Technical College’s Philosophic Club will sponsor a forum and panel discussion entitled: Capitalism and the Culture of Wealth in America: Philosophy, Religion and the Economy” at noon, Wednesday, March 1 in the Gearheart Auditorium on the Prestonsburg campus. For more information, contact Dr. David Profitt at (606) 889-4812 or email [email protected]

SMITHSONIAN HOMETOWN TEAMS EXHIBIT IN WAYLAND: Big Sandy Community and Technical College, the city of Wayland and the Mountain Sports Hall of Fame will host the Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America Smithsonian exhibit from March 18 through April 22 at the Mountain Sports Hall of Fame (old Wayland High School gymnasium). For more information, call (606) 358-9471.

THE GET TOGETHER: A MULTICULTURAL SYMPOSIUM: The Diversity Committee at Big Sandy Community and Technical College will host the Get Together: A Multicultural Symposium from 8:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Thursday, March 30 on the Prestonsburg campus of Big Sandy Community and Technical College (Johnson Building, Room 102). Attendees will learn about the melting pot of diversity in Eastern Kentucky. From the history of Hungarian immigrant miners in Martin County, to Latina dancing, a personal tour of Italy and Japanese religions, this day promises to be enlightening and encouraging. Keynote speaker for the event is local attorney and philanthropist John Rosenberg. To RSVP, contact Bobby McCool at (606) 886-7354 or email [email protected]

ART EXHIBIT: The Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC) Art Gallery will host the art exhibit Aquarelli by D.V. Combs through March 15. The Art Gallery, located in the Magoffin Learning Resource Center on the Prestonsburg campus, is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and each Friday 9 a.m. to noon. For more information, contact Sizemore at (606) 889-4746.

LOW-COST DENTAL CLINIC: Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC) offers a low-cost dental clinic on its Prestonsburg campus on every Wednesday and Friday. The clinic offers cleanings for adults and children, as well as other services, including sealants, bleaching and mouth protectors. Prices for cleanings range from $20 for children and seniors to $30 for adults. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Linda Daniel at (606) 886-7352 or email [email protected]

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