Beginning this month, Caldwell Community College will bring sweet music to the ears of all who are in search of things to do in Lenoir NC. Another cheerful reason to leave the comfort of our cozy Carolina mountain homes for a few hours. Caldwell Community College’s Free Performing Artist Series is just around the corner and begins on February 16th. This is a renewed series that boasts five free concerts for students, employees, as well as the entire community—whether to continue your quest for lifelong learning, or simply to sit back and be joyfully entertained. The series is presented by the Associate in Fine Arts Music Program under the leadership of Program Director Justin Butler.
Be sure to mark these concert dates on your calendar:
- February 16, 2017; 1 pm; B-100 on Hudson Campus of CCC&TI
Diali Cissokho, is a renowned korist, (a 21-stringed African harp), and a talented percussionist from Senegal. Cissokho’s concert presents a warm reflection of West African music. This musician is also a respected songwriter and with a magical voice. This concert is free and open to the public.
• March 20, 2017; 1 pm; B-100 on Hudson Campus of CCC&TI
Kay and Patrick Crouch are adored local musicians, presenting “Americana Roots and Branches,” which celebrates the popularity of Americana Music in the 21st Century. This concert features music from Americana Music Honors and Awards winners Levon Helm, Emmylou Harris, Loretta Lynn, Chris Stapleton, Jason Isbell, and Gillian Welch, Gram Parsons, Guy Clark, Bonnie Raitt and Joan Baez. This afternoon event is free and open to the public.
• April 12, 2017; 1 pm; B-100 on Hudson Campus of CCC&TI
The CCC&TI Music Faculty Guitar Quartet, featuring faculty members: Justin Butler, Paul Holt, David Smith, and Robert Steadman. Another free concert which is open to the public.
• May 2, 2017; 12:15 pm; B-100 on Hudson Campus of CCC&TI
A Spring choral concert under the direction of Dr. Vincent Crist. This afternoon is free and open to the public.
• May 4, 2017; 12:15 pm; St. James Episcopal Church, Sanctuary Room; 806 College Avenue SW, Lenoir.
The second Spring concert under the direction of Dr. Vincent Crist–also free and open to the public. “The initial purpose of the Performing Artists Series was to provide cultural and educational music performances for CCC&TI students, staff and faculty, as well as the greater Caldwell community free of charge. We’re very happy to have the opportunity to revive the series and again provide these unique musical experiences for our students and the community,” Justin Butler said regarding this illustrious program.
For more information on any of these events or for more information on the AFA Music Program at CCC&TI, contact Program Director Justin Butler at 828-726-2357
CCC&TI, accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, was established in 1964 with two campuses—the Caldwell Campus, or the main campus, 2855 Hickory Blvd, Hudson, NC 28638, ((828) 726-2200) and the smaller Watauga Campus, (828) 297-3811 which was opened in 1987, located at 372 Community College Drive, PO Box 3318, Boone, NC 28607.
Enrollment is nearly 4,000 curriculum students, 10,583 continuing education students, and a little over 1,000 adult education students. CCC&TI is a public community college that proudly serves the residents of Caldwell and Watauga counties. For all of us who are interested in lifelong learning, these two campuses of CCC&TI have all we need to satiate our educational needs. There’s nothing better than enriching your life through gaining new knowledge–no matter how old we are or whether we’ve retired or are still engaged in an active career.
These two campuses are perfectly situated for those who own Carolina mountain homes in the foothills or in Boone. The central main location provides convenience and the school’s versatile curriculum provides something for everyone looking for things to do in Lenoir NC. The Caldwell Campus in Hudson is accessible to the residents of Lenoir, as it’s a mere five miles away from The Coves, and to Hickory, a mere ten miles’ distance.
The college’s Watauga Campus is situated in the northwest mountains which offers all of those who study, or visit for concerts and other cultural events, incredible views, as well as opportunities to ski or drive the majestic Blue Ridge Parkway. The Watauga Campus is also a convenient three miles from the campus of Appalachian State University in Boone.
There are over a hundred curriculum programs and a broad selection of continuing education courses for those who are wanting to satisfy their quest for lifelong learning–whether during the day, evening, on campus or online–to accommodate the lifestyle and scheduling needs of all community members. A partnership with the public school systems and local governments in Caldwell and Watauga counties, ensures the school functions with efficiency and professionalism. More than 200,000 students have pursued their education at CCC&TI, in the process awarding credentials, degrees, diplomas and certificates.
The combination of educational opportunities and the variety of free entertainment offered by CCC&TI truly enhances life at the Coves, for those of us who own Carolina mountain homes. The Spring Concert Series is not to be missed when you’re looking for things to do in Lenoir NC over these next months leading into warmer weather in the mountains when outdoor recreation dominates every day activities.
The good news. There are plenty of opportunities to share the melodies of talented musicians alongside your neighbors, or beside your family and friends living at The Coves.
Our gated mountain community has a variety of wellness amenities, both natural and man-made. Hike to waterfalls or enjoy yoga outside the fitness center at Pisgah Mountain Lodge. Own a mountain home at The Coves is bliss. Our home styles include one level ranches or three story homes with floor to ceiling views that will take your breath away. Buyers can choose from riverfront property, pastoral acreage or homesites with long range mountain views.
Stop by in the spring, enjoy a concert and take a tour of our beautiful gated community. Meet our residents, hike our trails and tour a wide diversity of mountain homes. Our homesites begin in the high $30’s. Here you can find large land parcels up to 20 acres too.
Ask us to send you the most popular builder floor plans and our helpful 84 page complimentary Western North Carolina Visitor’s Guide which provides more information about living in the foothills.