CPCC Arts Announces Fall 2013 Performance Season

CPCC Arts, comprised of CPCC Theatre, CPCC Opera Theatre and CPCC Dance Theatre, is pleased to announce its fall 2013 season to the Charlotte community. Les Miserables

During the upcoming season, CPCC Theatre, Dance Theatre and Opera Theatre will collaborate to present the Broadway musical “Les Misérables” in commemoration of the college’s 50-year anniversary.

In addition to this special production, the troupes will also present a host of other performances that will delight and entertain audiences of all ages. The fall 2013 performance schedule is as follows:

CPCC Theatre

The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds” September 27October 6, 2013, Pease Auditorium

CPCC Theatre, CPCC Dance Theatre and CPCC Opera Theatre

“Les Misérables,” November 15-24, 2013, Halton Theater

CPCC Dance Theatre

Summer’s Harvest,” September 6-8, 2013, Pease Auditorium

“A Winter’s Dream,” December 6-8, 2013, Pease Auditorium 

For more information, please call CPCC’s SunTrust Box Office at 704.330.6534 or visit tix.cpcc.edu. Student tickets are available for $5 (with a valid student ID).

“Legacy and Promise” by Susan Oleson-Briggs

Hot off the Press!!! “Legacy and Promise” by Susan Oleson-Briggs

legacy and promise by susan oleson-briggs

Learn about CPCC in this history of the College from 1993 to 2013.  “Legacy and Promise” is being published as part of the College’s 50-year celebration and as a complement to Carol Timblin’s book The First Thirty Years 1963-1993.
Legacy and Promise is a tribute to countless employees who are responsible for the College’s achievements and reputation, and it chronicles CPCC’s multi-campus growth and its unwavering responsiveness to its community. The evolution of teaching and learning, the implementation of innovations, along with many challenges and opportunities from the past 20 years are covered in this fascinating book.
Important College milestones and significant events are captured, including groundbreakings, celebrations, dedications, along with numerous student, employee and college awards; nearly 300 photos document these people and highlights.
Price:  $20
100% of the proceeds benefit the CPCC Foundation
To purchase, visit http://cpccpress.com/purchase-books/ or contact Emma Reynolds.

CPCC to Host 50th Anniversary Events Throughout April

This month, CPCC will host a variety of community-friendly events at its six campus locations. This is part of the college’s year-long celebration of its 50-year anniversary in Mecklenburg County. The events coincide with Governor Pat McCrory’s proclamation naming April 2013 as “North Carolina Community College System Excellence in Education Month.”

In honor of its golden anniversary, CPCC will host the following events:

CPCC Cato Campus, 8120 Grier Rd., Charlotte, NC
WHAT: Arbor Day Celebration
CPCC’s Horticulture Department invites the community to this special event that will include a tree planting and bench dedication on the campus’s grounds. Following the event, the campus will host a barbeque lunch for attendees to enjoy.

WHEN: April 26, 11 a.m.

COST: Free.

CPCC Central Campus, 1201 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte, NC
WHAT: Sensoria
Sensoria is CPCC’s celebration of the arts. Enjoy a variety of performances, exhibits, speakers and events to celebrate art in all its forms. Make plans to attend a performance by CPCC Theatre or CPCC Opera, listen to New York Times bestselling author Ron Rash or international poet Li-Young Lee, sing along with the Tosco Music Party or be enthralled by the Bechtler on Campus. New this year is Sensoria Nights, showcasing a special, highlighted event each evening. For more information, visit sensoria.cpcc.edu or download the app to find out what’s happening each day.
WHEN: April 12-20

COST: Most events are free, ticketed performance information and pricing may be found at tix.cpcc.edu. Visit sensoria.cpcc.edu for a full schedule of events.


CPCC Harper Campus, 315 West Hebron St., Charlotte, NC

WHAT: Legacy Garden Dedication

WHEN: April 30, 2:30 p.m.

Join us at the campus’s front entrance for this special dedication event that will honor and celebrate the many departed individuals who have contributed to the success of Harper Campus since its founding in 1999.

COST: Free.


CPCC Harris Campus, 3210 CPCC Harris Campus Dr., Charlotte, NC

WHAT: Early Childhood Garden Celebration
Join us on our back patio for a special ribbon-cutting ceremony and garden celebration, sponsored by the Early Childhood Education Division and Friendship Gardens. As a special treat, attendees can help name the new garden.

WHEN: April 16, 1 p.m.

Cost: Free.


CPCC Levine Campus, 2800 Campus Ridge Rd., Matthews, NC

Free CPCC Disc Golf at CPCC's Levine Campus - Saturday, April 20, 2013

Free CPCC Disc Golf at CPCC's Levine Campus - Saturday, April 20, 2013

WHAT: Disc Golf Tournament
Invite your friends and family as we celebrate the college’s 50th anniversary with a Disc Golf Tournament. Organizers will be on hand to teach the sport to those who’ve never played. You’ll have the opportunity to purchase a commemorative 50th anniversary gold disc; play our nine-hole course, designed and provided by Innova; and win a variety of prizes.

WHEN: April 20, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

COST: Free.


CPCC Merancas Campus, 11930 Verhoeff Dr., Huntersville, NC

WHAT: Annual Car Show and Open House
Featuring cars from the last 50+ years with 20 different car class competitions and winners awarded for each class.  The family friendly event features a live band, food, demonstrations of car safety tips, interior dyeing of car fabric, special paint finishes, hybrid vehicles, Carolina CAT construction equipment, and Public Safety awareness information including free service of DNA cards of children for parents.

WHEN: April 20, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

COST: Free for spectators, $25 registration fee for car show participants

All events are open to the public. For more information, local residents may visit www.cpcc.edu/50years.