The Free Sheet

A Roundup Of Regional Freebies

March 15, 2007|By SHANISE WINTERS

FREDERICK DOUGLASS

Remember the legacy of Frederick Douglass Saturday at the Maryland Institute College of Art and catch a viewing of the 1994 PBS documentary Frederick Douglass: When the Lion Wrote History. After the viewing, Dr. Diane Swann-Wright, director of the Frederick Douglass Isaac Myers Maritime Park and Living Classrooms, will lead a discussion on the former slave, abolitionist and Maryland native. She will compare Douglass' views on violence in pre-Civil War Maryland with the violence of today.

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The screening takes place at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Maryland Institute College of Art, Falvey Hall, Brown Center, 1301 Mount Royal Ave. Call 410-225-2300 or go to mica.edu.

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HOLOCAUST LIBERATOR

Guest speaker Sol Goldstein, who was among the first U.S. Army troops participating in the liberation of the German concentration camp Buchenwald, will speak about his experience in a lecture tonight at the Maryland Museum of Military History. The discussion will take place in conjunction with the traveling exhibit When Humanity Fails, which remembers the Holocaust and honors the U.S. Army's liberation of Nazi concentration camps in 1945. The exhibit includes historic film footage as well as audio clips from Holocaust survivors and American liberators. A reception will precede the discussion.

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The exhibit reception will be at 6:30 p.m. today, followed by the lecture at 7:30 p.m. Events will be held at the Maryland Museum of Military History, Fifth Regiment Armory, 29th Division Street. Call 410-576-1496.

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SPELL BOUND

It's spelling bee mania this week in Howard County. Tonight at the Miller Branch Library, author James Maguire will discuss the history of spelling bees and his book American Bee: The National Spelling Bee and the Culture of the Word Nerds, which profiles five young spelling bee champions as they prepare for the national bee. Tomorrow, you can show your support for the county's best spellers at the third annual Howard County Spelling Bee, taking place at Howard High School. The winner will advance to the National Spelling Bee in Washington.

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The author discussion takes place at 7 p.m. today at the Miller Branch Library, 9421 Frederick Road, Ellicott City. Call 410-313-1950. The Howard County Spelling Bee will take place at 7 p.m. tomorrow in the Howard High School auditorium, 8700 Old Annapolis Road. Call 410-313-7750 or go to hclibrary.org.

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PASSOVER ACTIVITIES

WHAT / / Passover Fair

WHEN / / 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday

WHERE / / Rosenbloom Owings Mills Jewish Community Center, Israelson Lobby, 3506 Gwynnbrook Ave., Owings Mills

WHY / / Because children can enjoy Passover arts and crafts activities and holiday-themed videos, and visitors of all ages can browse a variety of Passover giftware.

CONTACT / / 410-356-5200, ext.324

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BARYE'S BEASTS

WHAT / / The 26th annual Theodore L. Low lecture, "Of Animals and Men: Barye, Beasts and the Duke of Orleans"

WHEN / / 2 p.m. Sunday

WHERE / / The Walters Art Museum, Graham Auditorium, 600 N. Charles St.

WHY / / Because sculpture curator Isabelle Leroy-Jay Lemaistre of the Louvre Museum in Paris will speak and demonstrate how artist Antoine-Louis Barye's work illustrates the progressive and intellectual thinking of his time.

CONTACT / / 410-547-9000 or go to thewalters.org

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BOYCHOIR PERFORMS

Tomorrow, the Maryland State Boychoir, under the direction of Frank Cimino and Stephen Holmes, will present a concert at the Havre de Grace United Methodist Church. The 140-voice choir, celebrating its 20th year, performs more than 60 times annually throughout Maryland and overseas and has performed at the White House, the Kennedy Center and the National Cathedral. The` performance will include sacred and secular music, spirituals and gospel songs.

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The choir performs at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at the Havre de Grace United Methodist Church, 101 S. Union Ave, Havre de Grace. Call 410-272-5516.

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