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Courtesy"Song From the Southern Seas" will play on Friday, Sept. 25.

Courtesy"Song From the Southern Seas" will play on Friday, Sept. 25.

College opens film series on Friday

Looking for a fascinating and inexpensive evening out? Enjoy tales of other lands and cultures this fall in a Friday night film series at Western Nevada College Carson City Sept. 18 through Dec. 4.

This week's film, "Getting Home," marks the first of 10 subtitled films that will be shown at 7 p.m., followed by a discussion. The price is $3 general admission, and free for WNC students with ID.

The series of thought-provoking films will explore cultures from around the world, offered by the Global Film Initiative, and funded in part by Nevada Humanities. Showings will be at Marlette Hall in the Cedar Building at 7 p.m. No advance tickets will be sold.

"Getting Home" (101 minutes) has been called a soulful and humane comedy. Zhao, a middle-aged construction worker, struggles to fulfill a dying coworker's last wish to be buried in China's Three Gorges region. Setting out with his colleague's body in tow, Zhao travels hundreds of miles across extraordinary countryside, encountering a number of colorful adventures and characters, and discovering love in some unlikely quarters.

Director Zhang Yang's humorous and moving tale of friendship offers a powerful, and sometimes slapstick, commentary on the value of community and human connectivity in modern China.

Series Schedule:

Sept. 18: "Getting Home," China, 2007

Sept. 25: "Song from the Southern Seas," Kazakhstan, 2008

Oct. 2: "Possible Lives," Argentina, 2006

Oct. 9: "I am From Titov Veles," Macedonia, 2007

Oct. 16: "Mutum," Brazil, 2007

Oct. 23: "My Time Will Come," Ecuador, 2008

Nov. 6: "The Photograph," Indonesia, 2007

Nov. 13: "Those Three," Iran, 2007

Nov. 20: "Sleepwalking Land," Mozambique, 2007

Dec. 4: "What a Wonderful World," Morocco, 2006

WNC presents Latino Community Day

A college and career fair geared toward local Latinos is set for Saturday, Sept. 19, on the Carson City campus.

Anyone who is considering technical and educational programs toward a career or college degree is invited to the event, which runs from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Visitors will meet at WNC's Auto Technology Center on West College Parkway. Information will be presented in English and Spanish.

Participants will have a chance to visit information booths and explore academic programs including automotive technology, business, computing, construction technology, criminal justice, machine tool technology, nursing and welding technology.

There will also be information about becoming a WNC student, and services such as academic counseling, English as a second language classes, and financial aid.

"It will be a fun day for the whole family," coordinator Lupe Ramirez said. "We hope to see students, parents, and family members of all ages. We'll have a hosted lunch and child care, hands-on activities, and raffle prizes. The grand prize is a scholarship for a three-credit class."

Information: Lupe Ramirez, 445-3344.

Golf Classic at Thunder Canyon

This is the last week to sign up for the 12th annual Western Nevada Foundation scramble golf tournament on Monday, Sept. 21. Reservations may be made at the WNC Foundation Office: 445-3240.

The popular fund-raising event will be at Thunder Canyon Golf and Country Club with tee-off in a shotgun start at 9 a.m. The entry fee of $150 per person will include a continental breakfast, on-course refreshments, tee prizes, contests and a barbecue following the tournament.

A raffle will offer a grand prize of a golf foursome each month for a year at Eagle Valley Golf Course. Other prizes include a Precor home gym and gift certificates to many area businesses. No need to be present to win.

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