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DATE CHANGED – Discussion: Replaying the Paris Peace Conference

  • September 26 (Wednesday), 6:30-8 PM, Hays-Heighe House at Harford Community College

The key players at the Paris Peace Conference had a lot of work to do: treaties would need to be written involving several dozen countries and nationalities; “aggressor” countries would have their colonies reassigned, their armies and navies disbanded, and have reparations payments assigned; new national boundaries would have to be drawn; and a League of Nations would have to be created. The Treaty of Versailles is often considered at best a failure; at worst, the direct cause of World War II. Join us as we try to do better. Discussion moderated by Stephanie Hallock, Professor of Political Science and Coordinator for Global Education and Engagement at Harford Community College. No admission fee, but reservations recommended: 443-412-2539 or haysheighe@harford.edu.

“Out of Brooklyn” Exhibition

  • September 27 through November 16, Harford Community College, Student Center, Chesapeake Gallery

This new exhibition features the works of Carol Radsprecher, who earned a BFA and an MFA in painting from Hunter College in New York, NY. Carol used traditional methods of oil painting on canvas for years until she tried the digital arts. The public is invited to a reception on Wednesday, October 3, from 11:30 AM to 1 PM in the Gallery. Chesapeake Gallery Hours: Monday to Thursday, 8:30 AM to 7 PM; and Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. www.harford.edu/ChesapeakeGallery

Phoenix Festival Theater in The Addams Family

  • September 28-30 (Friday to Sunday), Harford Community College, Chesapeake Theater

Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family, a man her parents have never met. And if that weren't upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he's never done before – keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything changes for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday's 'normal' boyfriend and his parents. LIVEatHarfordCC.com or 443-412-2211

Palestinian Tea

  • October 2 (Monday), 12:30 to 2 PM, Hays-Heighe House at Harford Community College

Susan Muaddi Darraj, Associate Professor of Literature at Harford Community College, presents a Palestinian tea and refreshments as you learn more about the complex history and identity of this ethnonational group. Until World War I, 90% of the resident population was made up of Palestinian Christians and Muslims. Professor Muaddi Darraj’s essays and stories have appeared in multiple anthologies, and her most recent work, A Curious Land: Stories from Home, won the Grace Paley Prize in Short Fiction. Ticket required: $15 cash or check only. Email haysheighe@harford.edu or call 443-412-2539.

Scotty McCreery

  • October 6 (Saturday), 7:30 PM, APGFCU Arena at Harford Community College

Country music's award-winning singer Scotty McCreery is hitting the APGFCU Arena stage at Harford Community College in partnership with WXCY FM Country Radio. McCreery recently saw his song “Five More Minutes” become his first No. 1, Platinum-certified hit. The song is featured on his recent album Seasons Change, which was his fourth consecutive album to debut at No. 1 on a Billboard chart. The North Carolina native has sold more than three million albums since winning American Idol in 2011. Tickets start at $25. www.apgfcuArena.com or 443-412-2211

Palestinian Tea

  • October 9 (Monday), 12:30 to 2 PM, Hays-Heighe House at Harford Community College

See description for October 2 event.

NEW – Harford Community College Board of Trustees Meeting

  • October 9 (Tuesday), 6 PM, Harford Community College, Edgewood Hall, Room 132

The Board of Trustees of Harford Community College will meet in open session. Please note: Those 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 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: 443-412-2230

Historical Debate Night II: Self-Determination

  • October 11 (Thursday), 6:30 to 8 PM, Hays-Heighe House at Harford Community College

Moderated by Stephanie Hallock, Professor of Political Science and Coordinator for Global Education and Engagement at Harford Community College. After a little preparation on the topic – remember to prepare both positions! – join us for a friendly historical debate. Spectators are also welcome. As part of President Wilson’s Fourteen Points Speech in 1918, he proposed self-determination for national minorities. But while the right to be governed by one’s own consent, the right of a people to autonomous development, and the right of a region to territorial integrity all sound like fair and just principles, how does that really work? No admission fee, but reservations recommended: 443-412-2539 or haysheighe@harford.edu.

An Evening of Jazz

  • October 12 (Friday), 8 PM, Harford Community College, Joppa Hall, Recital Hall #1

An Evening of Jazz featuring Steve Hobbs, vibraphone. LIVEatHarfordCC.com or 443-412-2211

NEW – Capitol Steps

  • October 13 (Saturday), 7:30 PM, Amoss Center, Bel Air

After more than 35 years and at least that many albums, The Capitol Steps are a Washington D.C. institution. They tour widely and have appeared on The Today Show, Nightline, Entertainment Tonight, and numerous NPR specials. With these equal opportunity satirists poking fun at all side of the issues, an evening with The Capitol Steps may be the only thing sure to earn bipartisan support. What more would you expect from the group that puts the “MOCK” in Democracy?! LIVEatHarfordCC.com or 443-412-2211

NEW – Lecture: Mapping and Drawing National Borders

  • October 16 (Tuesday), 12:30-2 PM, Hays-Heighe House at Harford Community College

The lecture is presented by Tamara Biegas, Assistant Professor of Geography at Harford Community College. The conclusion of World War I saw the redrawing of many national borders; the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire and the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the packing together of the Balkans into Yugoslavia, and the re-emergence of Poland, to name a few. How well did the borders that were drawn represent divisions among people based on language or religion? Are heritage and identity based on more than that? No admission fee, but reservations recommended: 443-412-2539 or haysheighe@harford.edu.

NEW – Harriet’s Happiest Halloween

  • October 18 and 19 (Thursday and Friday), 7 PM
  • October 20 and 21 (Saturday and Sunday), 12 and 4 PM
  • Harford Community College, Chesapeake Theater

Harriet is off on an all new adventure to find the perfect Halloween costume. For over 30 years, Harford Dance Theatre has been thrilling audiences with tales of young Harriett as she searches for the perfect Halloween costume. Join us for an all new adventure as Harriett visits the local museum and meets up with some wacky professors, cavemen, Egyptian mummies and more. Wear your Halloween costume and join her . . . if you dare! LIVEatHarfordCC.com or 443-412-2211

NEW – World War I and Modernism (Art)

  • October 24 (Wednesday), 2-3:30 PM, Hays-Heighe House at Harford Community College

The lecture is presented by Jeff Ball, Associate Professor of Art History at Harford Community College.
The traumas and dislocations of World War I left their mark on the physical landscape, on traditional institutions, and on individual psyches. Looking particularly at modernism, art historian Jeff Ball will talk about the ways that reactions to the war interacted with existing movements in art and fueled the rise of new styles of expression. No admission fee, but reservations recommended: 443-412-2539 or haysheighe@harford.edu.

NEW – Historical Debate Night III: Isolationism

  • November 1 (Thursday), 6:30-8 PM, Hays-Heighe House at Harford Community College

Moderated by James Karmel, Professor of History and Director for the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Harford Community College. After a little preparation on the topic – remember to prepare both positions! – join us for a friendly historical debate. Had the “entangling alliances” that Thomas Jefferson warned Americans against been the cause of World War I in Europe, bringing that continent to its knees? Would participation during the interwar years in international organizations like the League of Nations be a remedy, or were such bodies and the treaties they produced further examples of entanglement? Has American isolationism over the past century been more about non-intervention or unilateralism? No admission fee, but reservations recommended: 443-412-2539 or haysheighe@harford.edu.

NEW – Auditions for Urinetown, the Musical

  • November 1 (Thursday), 7-9 PM
  • November 4 (Sunday), 6-8 PM
  • Harford Community College, Chesapeake Center

Phoenix Festival Theater, a community theater at Harford Community College, is holding auditions for Urinetown, the Musical. Auditions are open to those 16 years and older. Those auditioning should bring sheet music and be prepared to sing 16-32 measures; an accompanist will be provided. Comfortable clothing and appropriate footwear should be worn for musical/dance auditions. The musical will be performed March 1-10, 2019. Info: lahensley@harford.edu or 443-412-2217

NEW – Stayin' Alive: The Music of the Bee Gees

  • November 3 (Saturday), 8 PM, Amoss Center, Bel Air

The Bee Gees captivated audiences for more than five decades with their unique vocal sound. Join us a for the return of the amazing tribute band Stayin' Alive as they perform blockbusters such as "Night Fever," "Jive Talkin'," "How Deep Is Your Love," "You Should be Dancing," and "Nights on Broadway." Stayin' Alive: The Music of the Bee Gees is the largest and most definitive production of its kind, offering big screen video clips, photos and dazzling imagery. LIVEatHarfordCC.com or 443-412-2211

NEW – HCC Actor’s Guild in 6 Characters in Search of an Author

  • November 3 (Saturday), 8 PM, Harford Community College, Chesapeake Theater

Pirandello's masterpiece, a study in illusion and reality, follows a group of characters who try to fashion their life stories into acceptable drama, after first disrupting a rehearsal of another Pirandello play, Mixing it Up. When the theatre’s manager replies that he has no time for madness, he is admonished that he must know life is full of absurdities that do not need to appear plausible since they are true. To reverse this process is the madness of acting, and the essence of this seminal work of early formalist absurdity; that is, "to create credible situations, in order that they may appear true." LIVEatHarfordCC.com or 443-412-2211

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