Free exhibits, hands-on activities part of CFCC’s upcoming open house

March 30, 2014 by  
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CFCC logoApril is National Community College Month, and Cape Fear Community College is inviting the public to help celebrate the event in a big way.

CFCC hosts an open house celebration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at both its campuses on Saturday, April 5. The daylong event offers more than 100 educational exhibits–everything from the arts to renewable energy–for people of all ages.

The event will kick off with a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Union Station building at 9:30 a.m. at the corner of Front and Red Cross streets.The building will open to the public following the ceremony and will contain many exhibits and displays.

The open house also features a boat show and tours of the 135-foot research vessel, Cape Hatteras, at the riverfront, robotic and fire demonstrations at the North Campus in Castle Hayne, and various informational booths and workshops all over campus.

“Much like the college itself, this event really does offer something for everyone,” David Hardin, CFCC director of marketing and public relations, said. “This is an event where you can bring your kids, parents and grandparents. Learning opportunities come at every age. We’ve had students as young as 13 and as old as 85. We want the community to understand that CFCC is a tremendous resource for a wide variety of educational needs.”

Visitors can browse an art exhibition and enjoy live music at the Wilma Daniels Gallery, see what it’s like to work in a surgical operating room, try their hand at painting cars using virtual reality, find tips on starting a business and get some free writing advice from faculty.

Children can build their own toy boat at the riverfront, listen to stories in the library and bounce on inflatables at the Schwartz Center.

Many faculty and staff will also be on hand to answer questions about academic programs from prospective students.

A free shuttle will transport visitors between locations. Food will be available from local food trucks and parking is free for visitors on campus.

The full schedule of events is available here.

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