Paleontologists have long perceived the Nothronychus (nahth-ROH-nye-KUSS) dinosaur resembling a ground sloth. But new research by Northland Pioneer College biology professor David Smith shows the one-ton biped plant-eater more closely resembled today’s ostrich.
WHITE MOUNTAINS — The biggest heroes are pint-sized – in the form of a blood donation bag. Your donation of the “gift of life” makes you a hero. And giving blood three times a year makes you a super hero!On Saturday, March 28, will be an opportunity to improve your hero status. Northland Pioneer College’s Alpha Gamma Tau Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) has teamed up with the Snowflake firefighters to sponsor a Community Blood Drive, in conjunction with United Blood Services, at the Snowflake Fire Department, 325 W. 4th St., from 11 a.m.
Show Low — If you enjoy working on vehicles, their engines and running gear plan to attend an open house on Wednesday, March 18, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at Northland Pioneer College’s Automotive Technology training facility in the Show Low Industrial Park, 1400 N. Lumberman’s Loop.
Auditions for the seventh annual Community Talent Contest, sponsored by the Northland Pioneer College Student Government Association, will be Wednesday and Thursday, March 11 and 12 from 5 to 8 p.m., and Friday, March 13 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Learning Center Symposium Room at the Winslow and Snowflake campuses.
SNOWFLAKE – Explore the “World of… Gourmet Greens” in the second of three two-session noncredit workshops on Friday, March 13 and 20, led by local gardening guru Kim Howell-Costion at Northland Pioneer College’s Snowflake campus, 1611 S. Main St., this spring.
Employment in healthcare-related occupations is expected to grow by 25 percent or more during the next decade as more Americans reach retirement age.Explore these career opportunities during Northland Pioneer College’s Healthcare Employment Fairs at NPC’s Show Low – White Mountain Campus on Tuesday, March 3, and the Winslow – Little Colorado Campus on Tuesday, March 10. Both fairs are from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Learning Center on both campuses.
SHOW LOW — Develop your defensive marksmanship and self-defense skills through a one-day Basic Self-Defense with a Handgun noncredit class at Northland Pioneer College’s Show Low – White Mountain Campus, 1001 W. Deuce of Clubs, on Saturday, March 7, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
WINSLOW — Get a mini manicure, pedicure, haircut or style or learn more about fall openings for cosmetologist and nail technician training during open houses Wednesday and Thursday, March 18 and 19, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days, at Northland Pioneer College Winslow Cosmetology Clinic, 1400 E. Third St.The general public can take advantage of the clinics’ discounted services, provided under the supervision of state-licensed instructors.
Female cancer patients can receive free, confidential cosmetology services through the “Look Good … Feel Better” program on the first Monday of every month at Northland Pioneer College’s Show Low campus.