Tickets are on sale now for National Geographic Live Speaker Series: Deadliest Catch featuring herpetologist and toxinologist Zoltan Takacs. The lecture will be held on Friday, October 6, at 7 PM in the Chesapeake Theater at Harford Community College.

Dr. Takacs will discuss how he and his colleagues have developed a state-of-the-art technology that will provide a novel way to develop new toxin-based drugs for various diseases, covering everything from cancer to circulatory disorders.

A reception with the speaker takes place in the Chesapeake Center from 6:15 to 7 PM. Light refreshments will be served.

Tickets to the reception and premier seating at the lecture are $40 per person. Tickets for lecture only: side orchestra seating - $20; tickets for Harford Community College students and youth aged 17 and under - $10. Visit or call 443-412-2211.

National Geographic Live Speaker Series is sponsored by Harford County Public Library.