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More than 30 free activities are planned for Niagara County Community College's annual college-wide open house program from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday on the campus at 3111 Saunders
Settlement Road.

Guests will take part in games, workshops and collegiate entertainment.

Instructors Eric Gansworth and Denise David will hold a poetry reading and writing workshop from 11 a.m. to noon; members of the technology faculty will demonstrate new technology in electrical engineering, including robots; and there will be a spelling bee competition.

The nursing faculty will provide blood pressure testing, and an art show entitled "The Book as Art" will be presented. Programs on buying computers and surfing the Internet will be held in the Faculty Resource Center.

An international festival from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. will feature exchange students from NCCC and from area high schools who will demonstrate their cultural heritages, artifacts, food samples and music of their homelands.

Story time for children will begin at 11:30 a.m., with Librarian Karen Ferington. The college library also will hold a mystery Easter egg hunt, using the library's computerized card catalog. Parents will be encouraged to help their children in this "hunt."

Excerpts from the NCCC Spring musical, "Little Shop of Horrors," will be presented at 1 p.m. in the Fine Arts Theater. The musical will be on stage at the college through April 8.

In addition, a sports card and memorabilia show will be held in the NCCC gymnasium during Saturday's open house. There will be a $2.50 admission charge for this show.

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