Local Ensemble and Orchestra Present Holiday Concerts at TNCC

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Two concerts at Thomas Nelson Community College’s (TNCC) Hampton campus in the Dr. Mary T. Christian Auditorium will usher in the holiday season.

The Chesapeake Bay Wind Ensemble will present “Hampton Roads Holly Days” on Saturday, December 8 at 7:30 p.m. Lead by conductors Jim Paschall and Robert Arledge, the ensemble will perform an array of the season’s standards. Free for children under 18, tickets will be available for $5 at the door or can be purchased online at www.cbwe.org.

On Sunday, December 9 at 3 p.m., the York River Symphony Orchestra will bring “Glad Tidings.” Lead by Conductor Dr. Eric Reiff and Assistant Conductor Clint Correll, musicians will perform Ellenberg’s Peterbourgh Sleigh Ride, Herbison’s The Good King and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 1, Movement 4 and other holiday classics. Available at the door, tickets are $12 and $10 for students, senior citizens and military. For advance tickets, email treasurer@yrso.org.

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Local Production Company Brings Comedic Play to TNCC

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Poquoson Island Players will present Sam Bobrick’s “Baggage” Jan. 27 – Feb. 5 at Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) in the Dr. Mary T. Christian Auditorium, Hampton campus. The show is open to the public with Friday and Saturday performances at 8 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. shows on Sundays. Tickets are $15, general admission and $13 for students and senior citizens.

Set in the living room of a New York apartment, “Baggage” centers on Phyllis and Bradley, two difficult, single people, trying to heal from their respective disappointing relationships. Despite a very disagreeable first encounter when their luggage was mixed up at the airport, the two decide to help each other overcome their heartaches by forcing a friendship. They eventually discover that although they may be too difficult for everyone else in the world, they are right for each other.

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TNCC Libraries Offering Free Tickets to Oct. 27 Book Signing by Bestselling Author Catherine Coulter

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Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) libraries at the Hampton and Historic Triangle campuses are among locations providing free tickets to an October 27 book signing by New York Times bestselling author Catherine Coulter. Sponsored by the Virginia Peninsula Literary Consortium (VPLC) of which TNCC is a member, the event takes place at 7 p.m. at Christopher Newport University’s Ferguson Center for the Arts.

The free tickets will be available at VPLC-member libraries including the public libraries of Newport News, Hampton, Poquoson and York County and the academic libraries of Christopher Newport University and Hampton University.

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Colleges Spring Fest is April 13 at Historic Triangle and April 21 in Hampton

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The College’s annual Spring Fest takes place Wednesday, April 13 at the Historic Triangle campus from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. and Thursday, April 21 on the Hampton campus  from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Students, faculty and staff are invited to gather in campus courtyards for food, music provided by a disc jockey and other activities.

Picnic lunches will be available for $3, $1 for those with a TNCC Student ID. Donations for the South Africa Book Smart Foundation Drive will be accepted on-site. Those who donate textbooks during Spring Fest will receive $1 off of lunch.

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