The Free Sheet

A Roundup Of Regional Freebies

November 08, 2007|By DANA KINKER

STARRY NIGHT

WHAT / / Stargazing Community Observation Night WHEN / / 8 p.m.-11 p.m. Saturday WHERE / / Anne Arundel Community College astronomy lab, rear of lots A and B next to the Resource Management Building, AACC Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway. WHY / / Gaze at planets, stars and the moon on your telescope or one provided by Anne Arundel Community College. CONTACT / / Call 410-777-1820 or go to www.aacc.edu / science.

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TWO OF THE NINE

George Mische and Tom Melville of the Catonsville Nine will discuss their Vietnam War protest -- including setting fire to draft records in Catonsville -- that led to their high-profile federal trial in 1968. Also appearing will be Dave Eberhardt of the Baltimore Four, a group that poured blood on draft records.

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The appearance, related to the Theatre at CCBC Catonsville's production of "The Trial of the Catonsville Nine," is 11 a.m.-noon Monday at the Q Lounge at Community College of Baltimore County's Catonsville campus, 800 S. Rolling Road. The speech is free, but admission to the theater production, running Wednesday through Nov. 18, is $2-$7. Call 410-780-6369.

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BIRTHDAY PARTY

Commemorate the 100th birthday of Baltimore philanthropist Yale Gordon, who helped fund musical performances in Baltimore, at the Concert Artists of Baltimore's performance of Americana! This concert will feature music by George Gershwin, Aaron Copland, Leonard Bernstein and more.

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Americana! is at 2 p.m. Sunday at Temple Oheb Shalom, 7310 Park Heights Ave. Call 410-358-0105.

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SMOOTH AS SILK

WHAT / / Silk Road Dance Company WHEN / / Noon Wednesday WHERE / / Harman Center for the Arts, 610 F St. N.W., Washington. WHY / / As part of the Shakespeare Theatre Company's Marlowe Mini-Festival, see this dance company known for its costumes, choreography and compelling music perform. CONTACT / / Call 202-547-1122 or go to shakespearetheatre.org. ....................

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OLMOS SPEAKS

See actor Edward James Olmos speak at the Johns Hopkins University today as part of the Milton S. Eisenhower Symposium that brings speakers with perspectives on issues of national importance to the campus. Olmos, known for his humanitarian efforts, is a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF and a spokesman for organizations such as the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation. A screening of the film Walkout will take place before the lecture.

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Olmos will speak at 7:30 p.m. today at the Johns Hopkins University's Mattin Center, 3400 N. Charles St. Call 443-287-9960.

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DIVERSITY AND ART

Gayle Brandeis, a novelist and social activist known for her novels revolving around minority communities in the United States and for her award-winning book on social change, The Book of Dead Birds, will speak Tuesday as part of the Cecil College Speakers Series, "The Changing Face of Diversity in the 21st Century." Brandeis will discuss how artists can represent people outside of their communities.

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Gayle Brandeis will speak at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Cecil College's Milburn Stone Theatre, 1 Seahawk Drive, North East. Call 410-287-1000 or go to cecil.edu / speakersseries.

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