April Events at CSM

2017 RennFest
The CSM Renaissance Festival features a variety of festival activities, including musical performances, games, mock combat demonstrations and more April 21 and 22 at the college’s La Plata Campus. CSM Children’s Theatre will present “Around the World in 8 Plays” as free performances at 4 p.m. both days on an outdoor stage, and Moliére’s “The Impostures of Scapin” will be presented 7 p.m. April 20; 2 and 7 p.m. April 21; and 3 p.m. April 22 in the Fine Arts (FA) Building Theatre. Call 301-934-7828 or visit www.csmd.edu/Arts.

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2017 RennFest
The CSM Renaissance Festival features a variety of festival activities, including musical performances, games, mock combat demonstrations and more April 21 and 22 at the college’s La Plata Campus. CSM Children’s Theatre will present “Around the World in 8 Plays” as free performances at 4 p.m. both days on an outdoor stage, and Moliére’s “The Impostures of Scapin” will be presented 7 p.m. April 20; 2 and 7 p.m. April 21; and 3 p.m. April 22 in the Fine Arts (FA) Building Theatre. Call 301-934-7828 or visit www.csmd.edu/Arts.

Calendar

CSM Closed for Spring Break. March 28-April 1. All College of Southern Maryland (CSM) campuses will close at 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 27 and remain closed through Sunday, April 1 for spring break. The college will resume normal operations when it re-opens at 8 a.m. on Monday, April 2. https://www.csmd.edu/calendar/index.html.

 

CSM Book Discussion. 6:30-8 p.m., April 5, College of Southern Maryland, Leonardtown Campus, Building C, Room 216, 22950 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown. A book discussion on “She’s Not There: A Life in Two Genders” by Jennifer Finney Boylan is open to the public, presented in partnership with CSM Counseling Services and the CSM Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity. To obtain a free copy of the book while supplies last or for information, contact Student Life Coordinator Jennifer VanCory at jenv@csmd.edu or 240-725-5410.

 

CSM Connections Literary Series Reading: Nickole Brown and Jessica Jacobs, poets. 7:30 p.m., April 6. College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Center for Business and Industry (BI) Building, Room 103, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. Poets Nickole Brown and Jessica Jacobs will read from their work. $3 in advance; $5 at the event; or $3 with CSM student ID. For advance tickets, email a request to connections@csmd.edu. 301-934-7864 or visit http://www.csmd.edu/connections.

 

CSM Hosts Presentation on Charles County’s Homeless Population. 9-11 a.m., April 6, College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Community Education (CE) Building, Room 101, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. Cora Young from Lifestyles will give a presentation on the homeless population in Charles County and what services Lifestyles offers. www.csmd.edu/counselingservices.

 

CSM JazzFest. 8 p.m., April 6 and 7. College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Fine Arts (FA) Building, Theater, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. CSM concludes the 15th Annual Jazz Festival with performances by CSM’s Solid Brass Big Band Jazz Ensemble with a special guest artist composer/arranger and bassist Kris Berg. $5 in advance, $7 day of event for adults; $5 for seniors, military with ID and those high school age and younger. bxoffc@csmd.edu, 301 934-7828 or visit www.csmd.edu/community/the-arts/music/Jazz-ensemble/index.

 

Ward Virts Concert Series: Holly Roadfeldt, piano. 3 p.m., April 8. College of Southern Maryland, Prince Frederick Campus, Building B, Multipurpose Room, 115 J.W. Williams Road, Prince Frederick. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. Pianist Holly Roadfeldt will perform. Free. 301-934-7828 or visit http://www.csmd.edu/community/the-arts/music/ward-virts-series/index.

Job fair
CSM 2018 Tri-County Job and Career Fair. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., April 10. College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Center for Business and Industry (BI) Building, 8730 Mitchell Rd., La Plata. The 2018 Tri-County Job and Career Fair provides an opportunity for area job seekers to meet with employers from throughout the region. A representative from the federal government will present a workshop, “Navigating the Federal Hiring Process.” 301-934-7569, www.csmd.edu/JobFair.

CSM 2018 Tri-County Job and Career Fair. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., April 10. College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Center for Business and Industry (BI) Building, 8730 Mitchell Rd., La Plata. The 2018 Tri-County Job and Career Fair provides an opportunity for area job seekers to meet with employers from throughout the region. A representative from the federal government will present a workshop, “Navigating the Federal Hiring Process.” 301-934-7569, www.csmd.edu/JobFair.

 

CSM Summer Registration Opens for Non-credit Courses. April 11. All College of Southern Maryland Campuses. Summer registration opens for non-credit courses. https://www.csmd.edu/calendar/admissions/summer-18-registration-opens-for-con-ed.html.

 

CSM Social Justice Day Speaker: Lisa Diaz. 4-6 p.m., April 11, College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Community Education (CE) Building, Room 101, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. At part of Social Justice Day, Lisa Diaz, creator of Lauryn’s Law, Inc., will share where services and resources are available when encountering a mental health crisis. Sponsored by CSM Counseling Services. counselor@csmd.edu, 301-539-4805.

 

CSM Annual Juried Student Exhibition. April 13-May 11. College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Fine Arts Center, Tony Hungerford Memorial Art Gallery Exhibition, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. In addition to the month-long exhibit, an award ceremony, which is open to the students, their families and the community, will begin at 2:30 p.m., April 24. The gallery is open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday. www.csmd.edu/Arts.

 

CSM Barbershop Extravaganza. 4 p.m., April 14. College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Fine Arts (FA) Building, Theater, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. CSM’s Barbershop Extravaganza features catchy tunes performed by Southern Mix, a men’s barbershop chorus that rehearses and performs at the college, and special guest barbershop quartet Gimme Four. $5 in advance, $7 day of event. bxoffc@csmd.edu, 301 934-7828 or visit http://www.csmd.edu/community/the-arts/music/barbershop-chorus/index.

Visions and Verses Postcard
Visions of Verses: A Special Evening of Artworks and Poetry. 5-8 p.m., April 14, calvART Gallery, 110 South Solomons Island Road, Prince Frederick. The College of Southern Maryland, in collaboration with the Arts Council of Calvert County and the calvART Gallery, will host an evening of artworks and poetry readings to celebrate the value of art in our lives. The program will feature poetry by CSM faculty and students and other Southern Maryland poets as well as paintings, jewelry, ceramic and fused glass pieces by CalvART Gallery member artists inspired by the poems. www.calvertarts.org.

Visions of Verses: A Special Evening of Artworks and Poetry. 5-8 p.m., April 14, calvART Gallery, 110 South Solomons Island Road, Prince Frederick. The College of Southern Maryland, in collaboration with the Arts Council of Calvert County and the calvART Gallery, will host an evening of artworks and poetry readings to celebrate the value of art in our lives. The program will feature poetry by CSM faculty and students and other Southern Maryland poets as well as paintings, jewelry, ceramic and fused glass pieces by CalvART Gallery member artists inspired by the poems. www.calvertarts.org.

 

CSM Open House: Prince Frederick Campus. 5 p.m., April 18, College of Southern Maryland, Prince Frederick Campus, Building B, Rooms 103-105, 115 J.W. Williams Road, Prince Frederick. Participants can learn how to get started at CSM with less debt. Visitors can meet faculty, learn about financial aid and scholarships, receive transfer information, talk to current CSM students and find out about athletics and other CSM clubs and organizations. Free. https://www.csmd.edu/apply-register/credit/campus-open-house-tours/.

 

CSM Open House: Leonardtown Campus. 5 p.m., April 19, College of Southern Maryland, Leonardtown Campus, Building A, Room 206, 22950 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown. Participants can learn how to get started at CSM with less debt. Visitors can meet faculty, learn about financial aid and scholarships, receive transfer information, talk to current CSM students and find out about athletics and other CSM clubs and organizations. Free. https://www.csmd.edu/apply-register/credit/campus-open-house-tours/.

 

CSM Renaissance Festival: “The Impostures of Scapin.” 7 p.m., April 20; 2 and 7 p.m., April 21; 3 p.m., April 22. College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Fine Arts (FA) Building, Theatre, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. As part of the CSM Renaissance Festival, “The Impostures of Scapin” by Moliére will be presented. The festival also includes activities, musical performances, face-painting, games, mock combat demonstrations and more on the lawn in front of the FA lobby 10 a.m.-4 p.m., April 21 and 11 a.m.-4 p.m., April 22. Cost is $10 for the play, with other festival activities being free admission with food, purchases and games priced by vendors. In addition, CSM Children’s Theatre will present a free production of “Around the World in 8 Plays” at 4 p.m. both April 21 and 22 at the outdoor stage on the lawn between the FA and LR buildings. bxoffc@csmd.edu, 301-934-7828 or visit www.csmd.edu/Arts.

 

CSM Children’s Theatre: “Around the World in 8 Plays.” 4 p.m., April 21 and 22. College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, outdoor stage on lawn between FA and LR buildings, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. “Around the World in 8 Plays” takes the audience around the world to explore forgotten myths and unusual legends in eight fast-paced and hilarious tales filled with magic, mystery and morals. The two performances are free and are a part of CSM’s Renaissance Festival activities. bxoffc@csmd.edu, 301-934-7828.

 

CSM Fall Registration Opens. April 23-27. All campuses. Fall registration opens April 23 for returning CSM students with 45+ credits; on April 24 for returning students with 30+ credits, on April 25 for returning students with 15+ credits, on April 26 for returning students with 1+ credit and on April 27 for new students. https://www.csmd.edu/apply-register/.

 

CSM Open House: La Plata Campus. 5 p.m., April 24, College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Fine Arts Center (FA) Building, Theatre, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. Participants can learn how to get started at CSM with less debt. Visitors can meet faculty, learn about financial aid and scholarships, receive transfer information, talk to current CSM students and find out about athletics and other CSM clubs and organizations. Free. https://www.csmd.edu/apply-register/credit/campus-open-house-tours/.

 

CSM’s campuses are accessible to patrons with disabilities. Audio description for the visually impaired and sign language interpretation for the hearing impaired are available with a minimum two week advance notice. If you are interested in these services, please contact the academic support/ADA coordinator at 301-934-7614.

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