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Kent County Maryland Calendar of Events- February 2018


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February 1

Literary House Series: A Reading by Natalie Diaz
  • Literary House Series: A Reading by Natalie Diaz

  • Thursday,   |  4:30pm
  • Location: Rose O'Neill Literary House, Washington College
  • Natalie Diaz was born and raised in the Fort Mojave Indian Village in Needles, California. She is Mojave and an enrolled member of the Gila River Indian Tribe. Her poetry collection, When My Brother W...

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Kohl Gallery Talk: The Geometric Sublime
  • Kohl Gallery Talk: The Geometric Sublime

  • Thursday,   |  4:30pm
  • Location: Kohl Gallery, Washington College, Gibson Center for the Arts, 300 Washington Avenue, Chestertown MD
  • You are invited to a gallery talk by Benjamin C. Tilghman, Assistant Professor of Art and Art History. He will discuss the current Kohl Gallery Exhibition: Geometric Aljamía: a Cultural Transli...

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February 2

Trio Simpatico
  • Trio Simpatico

  • Friday,   |  noon
  • Location: Gibson Center for the Arts, Hotchkiss Recital Hall
  • Trio Simpatico performs eclectic chamber music with an orchestral bent. Their unusual instrumentation of clarinet, horn, and piano borrows from orchestral timbres. Audiences remark, “…It ...

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History Happy Hour
  • History Happy Hour

  • Friday,   |  4pm
  • Location: 301 High Street
  • Come enjoy an informative history lecture while enjoying a glass of wine!

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  • Chestertown First Friday

  • Friday,   |  5 - 8pm
  • Location: Chestertown Historic District
  • Join us for our monthly progressive open house! Our businesses keep their doors open later so you can enjoy gallery exhibits, unique shopping, special performances, kids' activities and a variety...

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Joanne Scott: Elements
  • Joanne Scott: Elements

  • Friday,   |  11am-4pm
  • Location: 315 High St. Suite 106
  • Joanne Scott will be showcasing her exhibit "Elements" in the Studio Gallery from February 2-24th. Opening Reception on First Friday, February 2nd 5pm-8pm.
    Gallery Hours: Tues-Fri (11am-4pm...

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Black + White Exhibit (Main Gallery)
  • Black + White Exhibit (Main Gallery)

  • Friday,   |  11am-4pm
  • Location: 315 High St. Suite 106
  • The Black + Whtie Exhibit, celebrating the art of simplicity, will be on exhibit in the Main Gallery. Opening Reception Friday, February 2nd 5pm-8pm

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First Friday in Chestertown
  • First Friday in Chestertown

  • Friday,   |  5 - 8pm
  • Location: Chestertown A&E District
  • We love a good celebration. The start of a new month is a fantastic excuse to get out and enjoy new art, wonderful shopping, little sips of wine here and there, and dinner out. First Friday is a free ...

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Paint Night - Fill Your Canvas with Fish!
  • Paint Night - Fill Your Canvas with Fish!

  • Friday,   |  Friday, 5:30 pm
  • Location: Main Meeting Room, 408 High Street
  • Artist Sarah Hutchison Focht joins us to lead a painting experience! Participants will be led through the process step-by-step recreating a fantastic fish-filled scene.

    Spaces are available for in...

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The Artists Gallery Features Gallery Gems
  • The Artists Gallery Features Gallery Gems

  • Friday,   |  5 - 8pm
  • Location: 239 High Street
  • On First Friday in February, The Artists' Gallery invites you to a reception from 5-8 p.m. in celebration of Valentine's Day. The Beatles once sang, "All you need is love," but a ...

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  • 2017 KENNY AWARD

  • Friday,   |  7pm
  • Location: Garfield Center for the Arts, 210 High Street, Chestertown
  • The Hedgelawn Foundation and the Kent County Arts Council announce the recipients of the 2017 KENNY AWARD for commitment to the Arts in Kent County: Diane & Jim Landskroener
    Created in 2006, the ...

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Natural Lands Project: Balacing Natural Lands on Working Farms
  • Natural Lands Project: Balacing Natural Lands on Working Farms

  • Friday,   |  10am
  • Location: Kent County Public Library, Chestertown
  • Dan Small will talk about the Natural lands Project on Chino Farms (Washington College). The project was initiated in 2015 to work with area landowners to create a balance between natural lands and wo...

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February 3

  • Poems of Resistance: The Heroism of Survival in an Oppressive Society

  • Saturday,   |  Saturday, 10 am
  • Location: Main Meeting Room, 408 High Street
  • African-American Poet Robert Earl Price will read from his work and speak of the events that have shaped his career as a black cultural worker in America. Mr. Price is a veteran of the Black Arts Move...

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February 4

Wine Seminar Series - Session II:  Pairing Food & Wine
  • Wine Seminar Series - Session II: Pairing Food & Wine

  • Sunday,   |  2 - 4pm
  • Location: 12441 Vansants Corner Road, Kennedyville
  • Crow wines are excellent paired with a variety of foods and we pride ourselves in pairing with local cuisine. Learn the art of wine and food pairing through guided tastings and presentation....

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February 5

Mainstay Monday: Joe Holt welcomes Paul Carr, saxophone
  • Mainstay Monday: Joe Holt welcomes Paul Carr, saxophone

  • Monday,   |  7 - 8:30pm
  • Location: The Mainstay, 5753 Main Street, Rock Hall
  • Every Monday night pianist Joe Holt hosts an evening of diverse music. Joe’s special guest for this evening is Saxophonist Paul Carr, Executive and Artistic Director of the Mid-Atlantic Jazz Fe...

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  • Free Popcorn with a Movie

  • Monday,   |  Monday, 2 pm
  • Location: Main Meeting Room, 408 High Street
  • Crooked House
    PG-13 2017 ‧ Drama/Crime film ‧ 1h 55m.

    In Agatha Christie's most twisted tale, a spy-turned-private-detective is lured by his former lover to catch her grandfather...

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February 6

Sophie Kerr Series: Sometimes We Tell the Truth: An Evening with Kim Zarins
  • Sophie Kerr Series: Sometimes We Tell the Truth: An Evening with Kim Zarins

  • Tuesday,   |  4:30pm
  • Location: Rose O'Neill Literary House, Washington College
  • Kim Zarins has a PhD in English from Cornell University and teaches medieval literature and children's literature at Sacramento State University. Her debut novel, Sometimes We Tell the Truth (Sim...

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  • OPEN AUDITIONS: Sweeney Todd

  • Tuesday,   |  6pm
  • Location: 210 High Street
  • Seeking actors of all ages and experience levels to bring Sondheim's beloved tragedy Sweeney Todd to the Garfield Center stage.

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February 7

  • Dreamers on the Eastern Shore

  • Wednesday,   |  7pm
  • Location: Hynson Lounge at Washington College
  • On Wednesday evening, February 7 at 7:00 PM the LWVKC will join with the Goldstein Program for Public Affairs at Washington College for a discussion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals polic...

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February 8

Thomas Beard - The Evolution of Negro Spirituals
  • Thomas Beard - The Evolution of Negro Spirituals

  • Thursday,   |  7:30pm
  • Location: Gibson Center for the Arts, Hotchkiss Recital Hall
  • As part of its 2017-2018 Premier Artists lineup The Concert Series presents a performance by lyric-dramatic baritone, Thomas Beard, accompanied by Julia Morris-Myers and dancer Leandria Gilliam.

    A...

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  • OPEN AUDITIONS: Sweeney Todd

  • Thursday,   |  6pm
  • Location: 210 High Street
  • Seeking actors of all ages and experience levels for the GCA production of Sweeney Todd.

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February 10

Pizza Night
  • Pizza Night

  • Saturday,   |  5 - 8pm
  • Location: 12441 Vansants Corner Road, Kennedyville
  • Enjoy a variety of handmade artisan pizzas. Wine can be purchased by glass or bottle.

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Chester Gras
  • Chester Gras

  • Saturday,   |  Noon to 4pm
  • Location: High Street, between Spring Avenue and Mill Street
  • Chester Gras: Chestertown's Mini Mardi Gras celebration is a family friendly event. Mardi Gras style parade at 1:00 with all other events in heated tents starting at noon: silent auction, 50/5...

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  • OPEN AUDITIONS: Sweeney Todd

  • Saturday,   |  11am
  • Location: 210 High Street
  • Seeking actors of all varieties and levels of experience for the Garfield Center production of Sweeney Todd.

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  • African-American Read-In: A Community Celebration of African-American Authors

  • Saturday,   |  10am
  • Location: 408 High Street
  • Join us for a community celebration of African-American authors! All ages are welcome.

    Presented in partnership with the National Council of Teachers of English....

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Chocolates & Dessert Wine Tasting
  • Chocolates & Dessert Wine Tasting

  • Saturday,   |  6:30 - 8:30pm
  • Location: 117 S. Cross St.
  • Valentine's Day celebrates love and appreciation...and we love chocolate, desserts, and wine. So - we're having a party.

    Join us for our February "cheese shop after hours" wine ...

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  • National African American Read-In: A Community Celebration of African-American Authors!

  • Saturday,   |  Saturday, 10 am
  • Location: Main Meeting Room, 408 High Street
  • Join us for a community celebration of African-American authors! Come to listen or bring a selection you'd like to share and take part as a reader.

    10am - Readings that are family-friendly fo...

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February 11

  • Rivers to Canal Valentine Vino Trek

  • Sunday,   |  12- 6pm
  • Location: 12441 Vansants Corner Road, Kennedyville, MD 21645
  • Three Wineries | Three Wine Tastings | Three Sweetheart Activities
    Crow Vineyard, Chateau Bu-De and Broken Spoke Winery

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February 12

Mainstay Monday: Joe Holt welcomes Tim Dove, vocals
  • Mainstay Monday: Joe Holt welcomes Tim Dove, vocals

  • Monday,   |  7 - 8:30pm
  • Location: The Mainstay, 5753 Main Street, Rock Hall
  • Every Monday night pianist Joe Holt hosts an evening of diverse music. Joe’s special guest for this evening is Tom Dove, described as having "a voice like silk." Tim has long been act...

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  • Transgender Representation in Global Cinema - Dr. Arnau Roig-Mora

  • Monday,   |  4:30 PM
  • Location: Hynson Lounge, Washington College, 300 Washington Avenue, Chestertown MD 21620
  • A Talk by Dr. Arnau Roig-Mora from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain.
    This program is free and open to the public, sponsored by the Department of Communication and Media Studies....

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  • Free Popcorn with a Movie

  • Monday,   |  Monday, 2 pm
  • Location: Main Meeting Room, 408 High Street
  • Loving (2016)
    PG-13 | 2h 3min | Biography, Drama, Romance

    The story of Richard and Mildred Loving, a couple whose arrest for interracial marriage in 1960s Virginia began a legal battle that would...

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February 13

  • Goldstein Program in Public Affairs: Global Powers Respond to Trump's America First Doctrine

  • Tuesday,   |  7pm
  • Location: Hynson Lounge, Hodson Hall, Washington College, 300 Washington Avenue, Chestertown MD 21620
  • A panel of distinguished international scholars will reflect on how the new Trump doctrine is being perceived in their countries.

    This program is free and open to the public, sponsored by the Golds...

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Farmers for America - Film Screening
  • Farmers for America - Film Screening

  • Tuesday,   |  6:30pm
  • Location: Norman James Theatre, Smith Hall, Washington College
  • The documentary traces the extraordinary changes coming to America’s food system as more and more consumers flock to farmers’ markets, embrace farm-to-table lifestyles and insist on knowin...

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February 14

Literary House Series: The Poetics of Eros: A Tea & Talk with Professor Elena Deanda
  • Literary House Series: The Poetics of Eros: A Tea & Talk with Professor Elena Deanda

  • Wednesday,   |  4:30pm
  • Location: Rose O'Neill Literary House, Washington College
  • Elena Deanna-Camacho is Associate Professor of Spanish and Director of the Black Studies Program at Washington College. She studies transatlantic Spanish literature from the Middle Ages to the Enlight...

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February 15

Lori Kesner (flute), Dan Shomper (cello) & Woobin Park (piano)
  • Lori Kesner (flute), Dan Shomper (cello) & Woobin Park (piano)

  • Thursday,   |  7:30pm
  • Location: Gibson Center for the Arts, Hotchkiss Recital Hall
  • As part of its 2017-2018 Premier Artists Lineup, the Concert Series presents Lori Kesner (flute), Dan Shomper (cello), and Woobin Park (piano), performing works by George Crumb, Carl Maria von Weber, ...

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WC-ALL Learn at Lunch with Adam Goodheart
  • WC-ALL Learn at Lunch with Adam Goodheart

  • Thursday,   |  Buffet lunch at 12 noon
  • Location: Hynson Lounge, Hodson Hall, Washington College
  • Adam Goodheart, Director of the Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience at Washington College, presents "Finding the 400: A Revolutionary Mystery". Learn about 400 Maryland sol...

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February 16

The Little Prince (Opening Weekend)
  • The Little Prince (Opening Weekend)

  • Friday,   |  8pm on Friday and Saturday. 3pm on Sunday.
  • Location: 210 High Street
  • Join us, as director Bryan Betley presents Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's surreal story of love and companionship.

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  • Movie Night at the Library

  • Friday,   |  Friday, 7 pm
  • Location: Main Meeting Room, 408 High Street
  • Wonder
    PG 2017 ‧ Drama/Family ‧ 1h 53m

    Based on the New York Times bestseller, WONDER tells the inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who en...

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February 18

Resonance: Formerly Kent Chamber Music
  • Resonance: Formerly Kent Chamber Music

  • Sunday,   |  7:30pm
  • Location: TBD
  • The Cornelius Woodwind Trio

    Featuring Jared Hauser, Oboe

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University of Delaware Jazz Ensemble
  • University of Delaware Jazz Ensemble

  • Sunday,   |  4pm
  • Location: The Mainstay, 5753 Main Street, Rock Hall
  • Mainstay Founder Tom McHugh celebrates his 80th year with a concert by one of his very favorite groups, The University of Delaware Jazz Ensemble. This is the top Jazz group at the University of Delawa...

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February 19

Mainstay Monday: Joe Holt welcomes Keith Thompson, vocals and guitar
  • Mainstay Monday: Joe Holt welcomes Keith Thompson, vocals and guitar

  • Monday,   |  7 - 8:30pm
  • Location: The Mainstay, 5753 Main Street, Rock Hall
  • Every Monday night pianist Joe Holt hosts an evening of diverse music. Joe’s special guest for this evening is Keith Thompson, a familiar voice to Kent County as a longstanding on-air personali...

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February 20

Delmarva Oasis
  • Delmarva Oasis

  • Tuesday,   |  7pm
  • Location: Hynson Lounge, Washington College
  • Kent Conservation and Preservation Alliance, in partnership with the Center for Environment and Society at Washington College, invites you to an evening lecture entitled "Delmarva Oasis" by ...

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February 22

Pippin
  • Pippin

  • Thursday,   |  8pm
  • Location: Gibson Center for the Arts, Hotchkiss Recital Hall
  • With an infectiously unforgettable score from the four-time Grammy winner, three-time Oscar winner and musical theatre giant, Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell, Children of Eden), Pippin has been suc...

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  • Film Screening: "I Am Not Your Negro"

  • Thursday,   |  7pm
  • Location: Norman James Theatre, William Smith Hall, Washington College
  • “I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO is an examination of racism in America through the lens of James Baldwin’s unfinished book, REMEMBER THIS HOUSE. Intended as an account of the lives of Medgar Evers, M...

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February 23

George Washington's Birthday Convocation and Celebration of the Frederick Douglass Bicentennial
  • George Washington's Birthday Convocation and Celebration of the Frederick Douglass Bicentennial

  • Friday,   |  4pm
  • Location: Decker Theatre
  • Join us for George Washington’s Birthday Convocation and the Celebration of the Frederick Douglass Bicentennial.

    with honored Guests

    David W. Blight, PhD
    Director of the Gilder Lehrman Ce...

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  • Emmanuel Episcopal Church Concert Series

  • Friday,   |  7:30pm
  • Location: Emmanuel Church on the Fountain Square,
  • Organ Recital by Dexter Kennedy He has performed through North America and Europe
    while serving as Assistant Organist at Christ Church, Grosse Pointe, Michigan. This will be his second performance ...

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The Little Prince (Closing Weekend)
  • The Little Prince (Closing Weekend)

  • Friday,   |  8pm on Friday and Saturday. 3pm on Sunday.
  • This event runs February 23 to February 25
  • Location: 210 High Street
  • Joins us, as director Bryan Betley presents Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's surreal story of love and companionship.

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Pippin
  • Pippin

  • Friday,   |  8pm
  • Location: Gibson Center for the Arts, Hotchkiss Recital Hall
  • With an infectiously unforgettable score from the four-time Grammy winner, three-time Oscar winner and musical theatre giant, Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell, Children of Eden), Pippin has been suc...

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George Washington's Birthday Convocation and The Celebration of the Frederick Douglass Bicentennial
  • George Washington's Birthday Convocation and The Celebration of the Frederick Douglass Bicentennial

  • Friday,   |  4pm
  • Location: Decker Theatre, Gibson Center for the Arts, Washington College
  • Join us for George Washington’s Birthday Convocation and the Celebration of the Frederick Douglass Bicentennial with honored guests David W. Blight, PhD and Kenneth B. Morris Jr....

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  • Parenting Forum

  • Friday,   |  7pm
  • Location: 914 Gateway Dr.
  • FREE PARENTING FORUMS

    Bring the whole family — light supper and childcare provided

    Fri, Feb 23, 6 - 8 p.m. “There’s Just Not Enough Time!”

    Fri, Mar 9, 6 - 8 p.m., &ld...

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February 24

  • 4th Annual Seed Swap

  • Saturday,   |  11am
  • Location: 408 High Street
  • Do you need seeds for your garden? Do you have seeds you could share? Join us for our 4th Annual Seed Swap!

    Presented in partnership with University of Maryland Extension, Kent County and facilit...

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  • Arts in Motion Present: An Evening with the Arts: Celebrating Past, Present and Future Artists from Kent County Public Schools

  • Saturday,   |  6:30pm
  • Location: rock hall
  • The event will be held at the SULTANA building on Cross Street, Chestertown, Md. and will feature the art of students and faculty of Kent County Public Schools.

    There will be silent and live auctio...

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  • Country Crafts Guild Spring Arts & Crafts Show

  • Saturday,   |  10 am to 4 pm
  • Location: Frank M Jarman American Legion Post 36
  • Unique handmade arts and crafts including furniture, folk art, knitting, crochet, jewelry, gourd birdhouses, quilts, wall hangings, placemats, linens, wreaths, lamps, garden flags, wood bowls, cutting...

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February 25

L'abri Trio
  • L'abri Trio

  • Sunday,   |  4pm
  • Location: The Mainstay, 5753 Main Street, Rock Hall
  • The Hedgelawn Classical Music Series presents The L'abri Trio, the collaboration since 2012 of three outstanding young musicians at the Peabody Conservatory: saxophonist Kenny Baik, cellist Mauri...

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February 26

Mainstay Monday: Joe Holt welcomes John Ewart and Mike McShane
  • Mainstay Monday: Joe Holt welcomes John Ewart and Mike McShane

  • Monday,   |  7 - 8:30pm
  • Location: The Mainstay, 5753 Main Street, Rock Hall
  • Every Monday night pianist Joe Holt hosts an evening of diverse music. Joe’s special guests for this evening are John Ewart, sax and clarinet and Mike McShane, drums who along with Joe on keybo...

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  • Free Popcorn with a Movie

  • Monday,   |  Monday, 2 pm
  • Location: Main Meeting Room, 408 High Street
  • Roman J. Israel, Esq.
    PG-13 2017 ‧ Crime film/Thriller ‧ 2h 9m

    Roman J. Israel, Esq., a driven, idealistic defense attorney, finds himself in a tumultuous series of events that lead to...

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February 27

  • Erica Armstrong Dunbar Never Caught: The Washington's Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge

  • Tuesday,   |  4:30pm
  • Location: Litrenta Hall, John S.Toll Science Center, Washington College
  • The Department of History's Annual Guy Goodfellow Lecture will be presented by Erica Armstrong Dunbar, Charles and Mary Beard Professor of History at Rutgers University. Dunbar tells the powerful...

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