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Kids, are you interested in reading some cool library books? Are you interested in earning a circus ticket at the same time? Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey and area libraries will host some serious fun with Reading with Ringling Bros. All locations of Rowan Public Library will be participating in the program, starting now and running through Jan. 30.
The reading program is easy and fun for kids to participate. The best part is that kids can earn a Ringling Bros. circus ticket by simply doing their library reading. Children from ages 2-12 simply need to register in person at any library branch or online at www.rowanpubliclibrary.org. Each participant will be given a Ringling Bros. Reward Club Report and bookmark. When all five book reports are submitted to library staff, a voucher is issued for a free children’s circus ticket. When all books are submitted and vouchers are available, participants will receive a call or e-mail.
Tickets will be given out at the Time Warner Cable Arena’s box office in Charlotte on a first come, first served basis. Vouchers may be redeemed through Feb. 2 but supplies are limited and vouchers cannot be honored if the show sells out. Parents need to buy one adult circus ticket to redeem the voucher. Adults are allowed up to three free children’s tickets for every one adult ticket purchased.
Sign up today and get reading with Ringling Bros. and RPL. For more information, please call 704-216-8234.
Rowan-Cabarrus Community College will offer its pharmacy technician program again this spring. The program, developed by a pharmacist, makes graduates of the program more employable.
“The Pharmacy Technician Program at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College provides the technical and practical training to allow the graduate to work as an assistant to a licensed pharmacist in both retail and hospital settings,” said Tomeka Clinkscales, nurse practitioner and instructor of the course.
The course also prepares students to take the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam given by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board through a combination of lecture, multimedia, discussion, text and workbook assignments, independent research and tests of competency and understanding.
Pharmacy technicians work under the direct supervision of a licensed pharmacist and perform many pharmacy-related functions. They refer any questions regarding prescriptions, drug information or health matters to a pharmacist. Pharmacy techs work in a wide variety of practice settings, including community pharmacies, hospitals, the military, in-home health care settings, long-term care facilities, mail service pharmacies, managed health care organizations and educational programs.
“Being a Certified Pharmacy Technician is not just a title, it is a profession that takes caring and dedication,” said Theresa Rhoades, CPhT.
The class will meet 6 to 9 p.m. on Mondays, Feb. 10 through June 9, at the college’s South Campus in Concord. The course fee is $180. Advanced registration is required.
Because this is a hybrid class, access to a computer and basic computer skills will be necessary for this class. Additionally, students will be required to have a Career Readiness Certificate, Gold Level, prior to registering for the pharmacy technician course. Full details can be found at www.rccc.edu/pharmacy.
Students must register for the course in person at the Navigation Station on either North or South Campus. For more information and to register, call 704-216-7222, e-mail jan.corriher-smith@rccc.edu or visit www.rccc.edu/pharmacy.

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