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 website listed with the event or http://www.aacc.edu/events
Feb. 1 – 13-week session of spring credit classes begins; to register, call 410-777-2243 or visit http://www.aacc.edu/recreg/register.cfm
Feb. 11 –7 p.m. Discussion, Chesapeake Civil War Round Table, featuring Dr. Wayne Hsieh, a history professor who won recognition for his work with the U.S. Department of Defense and State Department in Iraq; also, author of “West Pointers and the Civil War: The Old Army in War and Peace,” winner of the New York Military Affairs Symposium Civil War Book Award.; Cade Center for Fine Arts Room 219, AACC Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway; http://www.aacc.edu/history/ccwr.cfm
Feb. 13 – 7:30 p.m. Astronomy club meeting; 8:30-10 p.m. Stargazing, “Community Observing Night,” family event sponsored by the AACC Astronomy Club, weather permitting; 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 John Kline John_E_Kline@msn.com, or 410-777-2260; www.aacc.edu/science/observatory.
Feb. 23- 6 p.m. Board of Trustees meeting; Cade Center for Fine Arts Room 219, AACC Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway; 410-777-1177; http://www.aacc.edu
Feb. 24 – 1 p.m. Event, “We Shall Not Be Moved,” featuring speakers Michael J. O’Brien and Joan Trumpauer (now Mulholland), as part of Anne Arundel Community College’s celebration of Black History Month; O’Brien wrote the book, “We Shall Not Be Moved,” based on the sit-in at the luncheon counter of the Woolworth’s store in Jackson, Miss., and the subsequent Civil Rights movement in Jackson, writing about both the protesters and the group surrounding them; Trumpauer, who is white, was one of the participants of the sit-in as a student at Tougaloo College; free; Robert E. Kauffman Theater in the Pascal Center for Performing Arts on AACC’s Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway;
Feb. 29-March 4 Future Day Celebration, activities are being developed to showcase ideas of the future; in the spring, visit http://www.aacc.edu/future for details.
Feb. 19 – 7:30 p.m. Performance, “Honoring Black History Month,” Anna Binneweg, D.M., associate professor of performing arts, will conduct the AACC Symphony Orchestra in a program comprised entirely of works by African American Composers; highlight will be a special multi-media presentation by Chris Ballengee, Ph.D., assistant professor of performing arts; for information, visit http://www.aacc.edu/music/orchestra.cfm; tickets cost $10 general admission; $7 for AACC employees, active military, senior citizens, groups, non-AACC students and children under 10 years old; $5 for students with valid AACC ID; for tickets, contact the AACC Box Office at 410-777-2457 or firstname.lastname@example.org or purchase tickets for this concert through AACC’s Arts Pass, http://www.aacc.edu/performingarts/artspass.cfm
Through March 2 Exhibit, “Questioning Beauty,” regional curated show; reception Feb. 3 – 6-8 p.m., including curator’s talk at 7 p.m., Cade Center for Fine Arts Gallery, Anne Arundel Community College’s Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway; free; http://www.aacc.edu/cadegallery/exhibitschedule.cfm
Feb. 1-26 Exhibit, “Peril and Progress – Civil Rights in America,” featuring works by African American artists, including pieces that depict civil rights and voting, from Just Looking’ Art Gallery in Hagerstown, Md., in recognition of Black History Month, Pascal Center for Performing Arts Gallery, AACC Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway; free; gallery hours are 8:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Friday; for information, visit http://www.aacc.edu/studentengagement
Feb. 3-27 Off-campus Exhibit, “Self Portraits by Fine Arts Students at Anne Arundel Community College,” curated by Matthew Moore, AACC assistant professor of visual arts, and Matt Klos, AACC associate professor of visual arts, Kent Island Federation of Arts Inc., 405 Main St., Stevensville, Md.; opening reception to be announced; gallery hours are Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Wednesdays-Fridays, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. http://www.aacc.edu/visualarts/newsevents.cfm
Feb. 16 – noon Film and Discussion, “Cinema’s Difficult Beauty,” a look at filmmakers whose work taps into a truth that is visually and emotionally provocative yet difficult to label as beautiful or appealing; coordinated by Dawn Bond, associate professor of visual arts; Cade Center for Fine Arts, room to be announced, AACC Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway; free; http://www.aacc.edu/visualarts/newsevents.cfm