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The first time John Heimaster set his sights on Cuyamaca College, rattlesnakes and rabbits were more plentiful than people. There was no library. No cafeteria. No gymnasium. There were hardly any classrooms.
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juliannaMeet Cuyamaca College's 
new president!


 
A welcome celebration for Dr. Julianna Barnes is set for 4:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4, at the college's Student Center at 900 Rancho San Diego Parkway, El Cajon, and everyone's invited!

RSVP to foundation@gcccd.edu or call (619) 644-7109.
 
artCuyamaca College faculty art
show on display

The 2015 Annual Fine Arts & Graphic Design Fall Faculty Art Show is on display Nov. 5-Dec. 3 on the third floor, east wing of the Communication Arts Building at Cuyamaca College. The show is open to the public. 

An opening reception is set for Thursday, Nov. 5, from 6-7 p.m.

Viewing hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday. An opening reception i
s set for 6-7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5. For information, call (619) 660-4027.

Cuyamaca College is at 900 Rancho San Diego Parkway in the community of Rancho San Diego. 

jazzYuko Maruyama Jazz Trio
at Cuyamaca College

As part of the Cuyamaca College Fall Concert Series,  the Yuko Maruyama Jazz Trio will play at the Cuyamaca College Performing Arts Theatre 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5.
  
Maruyama is a Kawai Pianos recording and performing artist who toured the U.S. with her acclaimed CD, "In Tone Nation." Her performance includes contemporary-style jazz with a Latin flair, as well as favorite traditional jazz standards, and features songs from her upcoming album project, "Piano Bento."
  
Maruyama,  a member of the college's Music Department faculty, trained in Japan as a classical pianist and earned a master's degree in jazz studies from the University of Southern California. 
  
General admission tickets are $8; tickets for students and seniors are $5 each. More information is available at cuyamaca.edu/performing arts, or by calling (619) 660-4288.
ItalyClassical guitarists to take
audience on Tour of Italy   
 
The Grossmont Guitar Guild presents "Odeum Guitar Duo - A Tour of Italy" from 8-9:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6,
at the Cuyamaca College Performing Arts Theatre, B-117, in the Communication Arts Building located at 900 Rancho San Diego Parkway in El Cajon.

The performance will feature classical guitarists and Grossmont College music instructors Fred Benedetti and Robert Wetzel playing works by Marcello, Vivaldi, Frescobaldi, Scarlatti, Carulli and Paganini.

Admission: $10 general, $8 seniors/faculty, $5 students

"On the Verge" taking the stage
verge
The Grossmont College Theatre Arts program presents "On the Verge," at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12-14, and Nov.19-21, with 2 p.m. matinees Nov. 14 and 21, at the Stagehouse Theater.

 Written by Eric Overmyer and directed by Beth Duggan, Theatre Arts Department chair, "On the Verge" is a comedic take on the customs and manners, language and strange evolution of 19th-century colonialism.

Three Victorian lady travelers embark on an optimistic and absurd adventure of exploration into unknown territories. Alone, without men to accompany them, and armed with their wits, long skirts, pith helmets, and parasols, Mary, Fanny, and Alex soon discover that the topography they are surveying is not only geographic but chronologic-they are travelling though time as well as space. Finding themselves in the mid-20th century, each must decide for  herself if she wishes to go back, stay, or move further onward.

Tickets are $15 for general admission, $12 for faculty, staff seniors and military and $10 for Grossmont College and Cuyamaca College students. Tickets can be purchased online, by phone or in person. The box office is open 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday and one hour prior to all performances.

boundariesGrossmont College Dance department Breaking Boundaries

The Grossmont College Dance Department's annual student choreographed dance concert, "Breaking Boundaries," will be held 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 19-21, at the Joan B. Kroc Theatre at 6611 University Avenue, San Diego 92115.

The annual event showcases a variety of dance genres, including jazz, ballet, tap, hip-hop, and modern dance. All dances are choreographed and performed by Grossmont College dance majors and other students under the direction of co-directors David Mullen and Kathy Meyer.
Presold tickets are $12; $15 at the door - cash only.
For tickets and general information, call the dance department at (619) 644-7766.

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