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November 07, 2003

Lunar eclipse party set tomorrow night at nature center

The Westminster Astronomical Society and Bear Branch Nature Center will present a Total Lunar Eclipse Star Party from 6:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. tomorrow at the nature center, 300 John Owings Road.

Telescopes and operators will be on hand in the parking lot to assist visitors in observing the total lunar eclipse, which will begin at 6:32 p.m. and end at 11:22 p.m. The star party is free.

The nature center also will hold planetarium programs at 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. A small fee will be charged and reservations are suggested.

Information: 410-848-2517.

McDaniel College student to present piano recital

Amy Huffer, a McDaniel College senior, will present a senior recital at 3 p.m. Sunday in Levine Recital Hall.

She will play J.S. Bach's Prelude and Fugue in B Flat, Frederick Chopin's Nocturne in E Minor and Fantasy-Impromptu. Patty Jimenez, of the class of 2003, will join her in Aaron Copland's piano version of Billy the Kid.

Huffer's piano instructor, David Kreider, McDaniel senior lecturer in music, will accompany her in W.A. Mozart's Andante with Variations. Huffer also will play three preludes by Kent Kennan.

Information: 410-857-2294.

Eric Byrd Trio to offer free concert on Monday

The Eric Byrd Trio will perform from its latest CD at a Monday Night Music concert at 7 p.m. Monday at McDaniel College.

The free concert in McDaniel Lounge will feature the trio and saxophonist Paul Carr premiering "Lullaby for Jason Miles," a song Byrd wrote for his infant son. The concert will feature a mix of other Byrd originals, jazz standards and original arrangements by Bhagwan Khalsa.

The Eric Byrd Trio consists of Byrd, a music lecturer at McDaniel, on piano; Alphonso M. Young Jr. on percussion; and Bhagwan Khalsa on bass. Carr is a Houston native who has performed around the world and at the White House.

Information: 410-857-2599.

Film series to address issues of African identity

McDaniel College's 2003-2004 Film and Discussion Series will investigate the gap between tradition and heritage and modernity in African cultures in America and on the African continent during "African Identity in a New World."

The next event will be at 7 p.m. Monday in Room 108 Hill Hall and feature Flame, the story of two friends whose involvement in a liberation struggle leads to different outcomes.

Florence and Nyasha are barely out of childhood when they run from their village to join liberation forces in 1975. After a trek to the rebel camps in Mozambique, they adopt new guerrilla identities.

Parental guidance advised; some scenes may not be suitable for children.

Information: 410-386-4632 or 410-857-2791.

Theater group to perform `84 Charing Cross Road'

The Theatre Department at Carroll Community College will present 84 Charing Cross Road at 8 p.m. Nov. 13, 14, 15 and 2 p.m. Nov. 16 in full round in the recital room of the Scott Center at the 1601 Washington Road campus.

The play is from the book by Helene Hanff, author of such early U.S. television shows as The Ellery Queen Show and The Hallmark Hall of Fame, and is adapted for the stage by James Roose-Evans. It details the two-decade correspondence between Hanff and Frank Doel, the manager of a used and antiquarian bookstore at 84 Charing Cross Road in London.

What began as an innocent letter of inquiry about used copies of hard-to-find works blossoms into a long-distance literary romance.

Tickets are $5 for community members and college staff and free for CCC students with identification. Reservations are required and may be made or tickets purchased at the cashier's office in the Great Hall.

Information: 410-386-8573.

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