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Terra State to host STEAM event

Area children from preschool through middle school are invited to enjoy a fun and educational event on April 15 at Terra State Community College.

Terra State students and faculty from a variety of areas, including the Early Childhood Education Department and the Terra Association of Future Teachers (TAFT), will host this STEAM event from 3 to 7 p.m. in the Student Activities Center on campus. STEAM stands for science, technology, education, arts and math, and provides the foundation for learning for young children while supporting the Common Core Curriculum.

Children can explore the world of STEAM as they experiment with rockets, design airplanes, engage in new computer technologies, explore pop-up playgrounds and discover the arts.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Stacey Pistorova at 419-559-2216.

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Terra State’s Celebration of the Arts Festival begins today

The annual Celebration of the Arts Festival at Terra State Community College begins April 4. This weeklong event celebrates digital, fine and performing arts at Terra State.

The festival includes displays and exhibits of student and faculty work and is located on both the first and second floors of Building D. These exhibits will be open during normal college building hours. Unless otherwise noted, admission is free to all events and events will take place in the Recital Hall in Building D.

The schedule of events is:

•April 4–Artistic Fusion. featuring Fusion band KillBot Zero, Terra Contemporary Ensemble and artistic guests. Admission is $10, free with Terra student ID.

•April 7–Video premier of “Dougumentary,” featuring national recording artist Doug Johns.

•April 10–Festival Evening. Admission is $10, free with Terra student ID.
5:30 to 6:30 p.m.–Wine and cheese reception.
6:30 to 7:45 p.m.–Celebrating Our Literary Arts, readings of original short fiction and poetry.
8 to 10 p.m.–Jazz performance, “The Great American Songbook,” featuring Terra State Jazz Ambassadors and a special reading by Lylanne Musselman.

•April 11–two performances
7 p.m.–Student recital, featuring tenor John Jadwisiak.
7:30 p.m.–“Resounding Brass,” featuring the Terra Brass Choir and area high school musicians, at the Port Clinton Performing Arts Center.

•April 12–Symposium and Music Fest, sponsored by the Northcoast Arts Alliance
10 a.m.–Art Panel Discussions, presented by festival guest artists Dave Leri, Travis Lewis and Chris Seaman.
11 a.m.–Culinary Arts Demonstration, featuring Chef Ben Staples, Food Service Director of the Cuyahoga Group.
12:30 p.m.–Music Technology in the Arts, presented by Chris Cavera, Music Technology and Recording Arts faculty.
1:15 p.m.–Dedication of the Terra State Veterans Center mural, presented by the Terra State Art Club.
1:30 p.m.–Charting a Course for the Creative Economy, the Northcoast Arts Alliance meeting, open to the public.
7 p.m.–Jazz and American Music Fest, area and regional bands at The Strand Concert Theater, 220 S. Front St., Fremont. Admission is $5.

•April 13–Closing Performance, Spring Chamber Concert, featuring the Terra Chamber String Ensemble and Terra Guitar Ensemble.

For more information on any of these events, call 419-559-2233.

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Win a trip to Washington and help the Terra Choral Society

Terra State Community College in Fremont is sponsoring a raffle for the opportunity to win a free trip to Washington and travel with the Terra Choral Society and Jazz Ambassadors on their tour to participate in the National Memorial Day festivities in May.

The Choral Society sang in the National Memorial Day Choral Festival at the Kennedy Center two years ago, and will be returning to participate again this May. This year, the Jazz Ambassadors will also be traveling with the Choral Society and presenting several concerts in Washington. The chorus and band will also share a public concert.

The winner of the raffle will be able to go backstage to the Kennedy Center, travel and attend concerts with the musicians, and visit the monuments and grounds of our nation’s Capitol. 

In a special fundraiser to help off-set the costs of the trip, the organizers will be selling raffle tickets for $20. Tickets are sale from now until the winner is announced at the college's jazz concert on Thursday, April 10. The winner will then join the musicians as they travel to Washington May 22-26.

To purchase a raffle ticket, call the Terra State Box Office at 419-559-2379 or visit the Division of Business, Communications and the Arts, located in the Bordner Arts and Health Technologies Center (Building D), Office Suite D201. For more information, call 419-559-2233.

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