Poetry and jazz highlight February events at AACC

| January 14, 2015 | 1 Comment
Le Hinton has written five books of poetry and will share some of his poems at Anne Arundel Community College’s authors’ series, Writers Reading@AACC, Feb. 19, from 2-3:15 p.m. in the Humanities Building Room 112 on the Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway. The event is free. For more details, visit www.aacc.edu/creativewriting/writersreading.cfm.

Le Hinton has written five books of poetry and will share some of his poems at Anne Arundel Community College’s authors’ series, Writers [email protected], Feb. 19, from 2-3:15 p.m. in the Humanities Building Room 112 on the Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway. The event is free. For more details, visit www.aacc.edu/creativewriting/writersreading.cfm.

Anne Arundel Community College offers many events open to the community that are organized or hosted by various college departments or programs. Occasionally, times, dates or places of the events change. For the most up-to-date information, visit the event’s web page or the college’s website at http://www.aacc.edu/events.

AACC CLASSES

Feb. 2 – 13-week session of spring credit classes begins; to register, call 410-777-2243 or visit www.aacc.edu/recreg

COMMUNITY

Feb. 11 – 10-11:30 a.m. Film, “The Difference Between Us,” part of the Women’s Institute’s Spring Film Series which focuses on “Race: The Power of an Illusion.” This film challenges the notion that race is biologically or genetically based and examines some of the reasons why, despite a lack of scientific evidence, the concept of race stubbornly endures; Humanities Building Room 112. For information about this film, visit www.pbs.org/race/000_About/002_04-about-01.htm. For information about the series, visit www.aacc.edu/women/film.cfm.

Feb. 12 – 7 p.m. Lecture – Lee Hodge, who has created Civil War documentaries, will discuss “Civil War Desertions” at the Chesapeake Civil War Round Table, at 7 p.m. in the Cade Center for Fine Arts Room 219. For information, visit www.aacc.edu/history/ccwr.cfm or contact Lester Brooks, Ph.D., AACC professor of history 410-777-2428.

Feb. 19 – 2-3:15 p.m. Writers [email protected] brings Le Hinton, author of five poetry collections, to read from and discuss his works, in Humanities Building Room 112; free; for information, visit www.aacc.edu/creativewriting/writersreading.cfm or contact Susan Cohen, 410-777-2545 or [email protected].

Feb. 21 – 7:30 p.m. Astronomy club meeting; 8:30-10 p.m. Stargazing, “Community Observing Night,” family event sponsored by the AACC Astronomy Club; meeting is followed by stargazing, weather permitting; this year, the stargazing schedule will follow the moon’s cycle; bring your own telescope and binoculars or use one of the eight AACC telescopes to view planets, stars and moon; park in the back of Arnold parking lots A and B beside the Resource Management Building, facing headlights toward campus; AACC Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway; free; for information, contact Cassandra Witiver, [email protected] or 410-777-2260; www.aacc.edu/science/observatory.

Feb. 21 – 9-11 a.m. Kids in College/EXPLORE Summer Camp Open House –Summer camp registration opens for AACC’s summer programs for elementary, middle and high school students; open house highlights programs and instructors; free; Center for Applied Learning and Technology (CALT) Room 100; [email protected] or http://www.aacc.edu/kic/summer.cfm

Feb. 24 – 6 p.m. Board of Trustees meeting; Cade Center for Fine Arts Room 219, AACC Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway; 410-777-1177; www.aacc.edu

Feb. 26– 6-8:30 p.m. Lecture/discussion, “The Impact of Historical Racism on the Present Generation,” featuring Umar Johnson, Ph.D., a certified school psychologist who is considered an expert on aiding schools and parents in helping black children succeed; part of the Year of Social Justice at AACC and Black History Month; Cade Center for Fine Arts Room 219. www.aacc.edu/socialjustice.

PERFORMING ARTS

Feb. 13 – 7:30 p.m. Concert, “Love, Chocolate and Jazz,” featuring AACC Concert Choir led by Eleanor Minor, AACC adjunct music faculty; Robert E. Kauffman Theater of the Pascal Center for Performing Arts; tickets are $10 general admission; $7 AACC employees, active military, senior citizens, groups, outside students and children under 10; and $5 for those with valid AACC student ID. For tickets, contact the AACC Box Office, 410-777-2457 or [email protected]. For up-to-date information, visit www.aacc.edu/music/concertchoir.cfm.

Feb. 21 – 1 p.m. Clinic in the World-Class Jazz Series at AACC, featuring Joshua Breakstone, a jazz guitarist, and Jeff Reed, an acoustic bassist. Breakstone strives to articulate each note distinctly and still play with such emotion that the music transcends the guitar itself and Reed is a composer and educator; the series, which brings renowned jazz musicians to campus, is coordinated by Ian Wardenski, AACC assistant professor of music; the Cade Center for Fine Arts Room 224, AACC Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway; free;  for information, visit the website, www.aacc.edu/worldclassjazz.

Feb. 21 – 8 p.m. Concert, World-Class Jazz Series at AACC, featuring Joshua Breakstone, a jazz guitarist who has made more than 20 recordings, and Jeff Reed, an acoustic bassist, composer and educator. Breakstone lists influences as diverse as trips to Brazil and Japan, as well as individual jazz artists Lee Morgan, Sal Salvador and Clifford Brown; the series, which brings renowned jazz musicians to campus, is coordinated by Ian Wardenski, AACC assistant professor of music; Humanities Building Room 112, AACC Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway. Tickets are $15 general admission; $10 AACC employees, active military, senior citizens, groups, outside students and children under 10; $5 students with valid AACC student ID. For information or tickets, contact the box office at 410-777-2457 or [email protected] or visit the website, www.aacc.edu/worldclassjazz.

VISUAL ARTS

Through Feb. 26 – Exhibit, “Perceptual Painters,” Cade Center for Fine Arts Gallery; artists’ talk, Jan. 28 at 11 a.m.; reception, Jan. 28 from 6-8 p.m.; free; gallery open Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and Wednesdays, 6-9 p.m. For information, visit www.aacc.edu/cadegallery/exhibitschedule.cfm.

Feb. 2-27 – 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Friday. Exhibit, “Focus on African American Art,” as part of Black History Month; Pascal Center for Performing Arts Gallery. www.aacc.edu/blackhistorymonth.

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