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Meet the Authors, Lecture, Book Signing and Luncheon

  • February 19 (Wednesday), 11:30 AM-1 PM, Harford Community College, Student Center, Room 243

Meet Thomas DeWolf, a white man descended from the largest slave-trading dynasty in United States history, and Sharon Morgan, a black woman descended from slaves, the authors of “Gather at the Table: The Healing Journey of a Daughter of Slavery and a Son of the Slave Trade.” Their book chronicles a three-year journey during which they worked towards racial reconciliation. A book signing and luncheon will follow, and books will be available for purchase. Seating is limited; to reserve a seat, call 443-412-2224. Free

Faces of Freedom Opening Reception

  • February 19 (Wednesday), 1-6 PM, Hays-Heighe House at Harford Community College

Faces of Freedom commemorates the 150th anniversary of the adoption of the Maryland Constitution of 1864, which ended slavery in the state. RSVP to HaysHeighe@harford.edu or 443-412-2539 to attend. The exhibit will be open February 19 to May 10 on Tuesdays from 1 to 3 p.m.; Fridays from 10 a.m. to noon; and Saturdays, April 5 and May 3 from 10 a.m. to noon.

Comedians Adam Hunter and Shang Forbes

  • February 20 (Thursday), 7 PM, Harford Community College, Chesapeake Theater

Comedians Adam Hunter and Shang Forbes will be on campus after gracing the stages on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno and Comedy Central. Adam Hunter was a finalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing and Shang Forbes has been on HBO’s Def Comedy Jam, BET’s Comic View, and Comedy Central. tickets.harford.edu or 443-412-2211

Broadway’s Next H!t Musical

  • February 21 (Friday), 7:30 PM, Amoss Center, Bel Air

This hysterical, unscripted theatrical awards show promises an evening of masterful improvisation and humor. With hit songs suggestions from the audience, the witty cast creates a one-of-a-kind performance with spontaneous music, humor, and laughter. tickets.harford.edu or 443-412-2211

Dog Sees God

  • February 21, 22, 28 and March 1 – 8 PM
  • February 23 and March 2 – 3 PM
  • Harford Community College, Joppa Hall, Blackbox Theater

When CB’s dog dies from rabies, CB begins to question the existence of an afterlife. Drug use, suicide, eating disorders, teen violence, rebellion, and sexual identity collide and careen toward an ending both haunting and hopeful. Adult themes and language; ages 17+. tickets.harford.edu or 443-412-2211

Winter Wine Expo 2014

  • February 23 (Sunday), 3 PM, APG Federal Credit Union Arena at Harford Community College

Harford Community College’s Alumni & Friends and Wine World Beer & Spirits is an afternoon of wine, hors d’oeuvres, and delectable desserts. Sample wines from around the world as well as a terrific selection of craft beers.
Minimum age: 21. tickets.harford.edu or 443-412-2211

Harford County Freedom Seeking and Beyond – Lecture and Discussion

  • February 24 (Monday), 12:30-1:30 PM, Harford Community College, Student Center, Room 243

Learn about and discuss the accounts of freedom seekers from Harford County and the surrounding area. Seating is limited; to reserve a seat, call 443-412-2539.

The Abolitionists – Film Screenings and Discussions

  • February 24 (Monday), 6-9:50 PM and February 26 (Wednesday), 2-5:50 PM, Harford Community College, Joppa Hall, Room 115

View and discuss this 2013 PBS documentary that tells the intertwined stories of Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, Angelina Grimke, Harriet Beecher Stowe and John Brown. Supported by a “Created Equal” grant from the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and the National Endowment for the Humanities through the Bridging Cultures program. Seating is limited; reserve a seat at HaysHeighe@harford.edu or 443-412-2539.

NEW – Paired Books Discussion: All Different Kinds of Free and Prigg V. Pennsylvania: Slavery, the Supreme Court and the Ambivalent Constitution

  • February 28 (Friday), 12:30-1:45 PM, Harford Community College, Hays-Heighe House, Room 201

The discussion will focus on Jessica McCann’s historical novel about the heartbreaking story of Margaret Morgan, kidnapped from her home in Pennsylvania and sold into slavery. Also, learn about the constitutional issues involved in the Supreme Court case that determined her fate and sowed the seeds of the states’ rights battle. Seating is limited, and registration is required. RSVP: HaysHeighe@harford.edu or 443-412-2539

NEW – Twelve Years a Slave Book Discussion

  • March 4 (Tuesday), 11:45 AM-1 PM, Harford Community College, Hays-Heighe House, Room 201

The discussion will focus on the 1853 stirring memoir of Solomon Northop, born free but kidnapped, sold into slavery and held in bondage for 12 years, which inspired the 2013 film version of Northrop’s story. Seating is limited, and registration is required. RSVP: HaysHeighe@harford.edu or 443-412-2539

NEW – An Evening of Jazz

  • March 7 (Friday), 8 PM, Harford Community College, Joppa Hall, Recital Hall #1

Enjoy a musical performance featuring Walt Weiskopf on tenor saxophone. tickets.harford.edu or 443-412-2211

NEW – Women of Ireland

  • March 9 (Sunday), 3 PM, Amoss Center, Bel Air

Celebrate the St. Patrick’s Day holiday at this full-stage concert production that showcases the next generation of Ireland’s leading female performers. This unforgettable performance demonstrates the well of talent that exists within Ireland’s traditions of music, song, and dance. tickets.harford.edu or 443-412-2211

NEW – Harford Community College Board of Trustees Meeting

  • March 11 (Tuesday), 6 PM, Harford Community College, Chesapeake Center, Board Room

The Board of Trustees of Harford Community College will meet in open session. Please note: Any person wishing to circulate written materials to the Board for use during their comment session shall submit such materials to the President’s Office at least 10 days in advance of the Board meeting. To request disability-related reasonable accommodations, call 443-412-2402 voice, 443-412-2199 TTY, or email trustees@harford.edu at least three business days prior to the meeting. Info: 443-412-2408

NEW – Lecture and Discussion – “Achieving Emancipation: Slavery & Freedom in Maryland During the Civil War”

  • March 11 (Tuesday), 12:30-1:30 PM, Harford Community College, Student Center, Room 243

Learn about the complexities behind President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation and the difficulties of implementing it, with a focus of how these issues played out in Maryland. Seating is limited, and registration is required.
RSVP: HaysHeighe@harford.edu or 443-412-2539

NEW – 12 Years a Slave – Film Screening & Discussions

  • March 12 (Wednesday), 2-5:50 PM, Harford Community College, Joppa Hall, Room 115 and
  • March 17 (Monday), 6-9:50 PM, Harford Community College, Joppa Hall, Room 115

View and discuss director Steve McQueen’s film version of the 1853 book by Solomon Northrop, which recounts one man’s flight for survival and freedom. The film stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, and Brad Pitt. Seating is limited, and registration is required. RSVP: HaysHeighe@harford.edu or 443-412-2539

NEW – Cirque Ziva

  • March 14 (Friday), 7 PM, APG Federal Credit Union Arena at Harford Community College

The Golden Dragon Acrobats present a new world-class cirque spectacular that has been thrilling audiences across the United States. This fast-paced, technologically-innovative performance showcases traditional Chinese acrobats, dance and costumes, ancient and contemporary music, and modern theatrical techniques. tickets.harford.edu or 443-412-2211

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