CSM Shows the Love with February Events

CSM’s Admissions Department Presents: 2nd Annual Black History Month Celebration: The African American Heritage of Southern Maryland. 6-8 p.m., Feb. 7, College of Southern Maryland, Prince Frederick Campus, Room 119, 115 J.W. Williams Road, Prince Frederick. Join us for the tri-county black history month celebration co-presented by The College of Southern Maryland, The Calvert County Historical Society, The Calvert County Minority Business Alliance, The Calvert County NAACP, The Concerned Black Women of Calvert County, The Charles County African American Heritage Society and The Unified Committee for Afro-American Contributions of St. Mary’s County. Meet local historians, authors and genealogists and learn more about the heritage and contributions of African Americans to the tri-county. Light refreshments, music and door prizes awarded for Southern Maryland Black History Trivia. Free. NPharr-Maletta@csmd.edu, 301-934-2251 or www.csmd.edu.

 

CSM Ward Virts Concert Series: Misto di Voci Ensemble. 3 p.m., Feb. 10, College of Southern Maryland, Prince Frederick Campus, Room 119, 115 J.W. Williams Road, Prince Frederick. The Ward Virts Concert Series presents Misto di Voci Ensemble which is comprised of David Yarbrough on violin, Paula Hickey on clarinet and Daniel Lau on piano. The Ward Virts Concert Series is presented by Edward and Patricia Mehosky, St. Clair and Mary Tweedie, Gerry Van De Velde and Rene Cunningham and CSM. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. Limited seating. Free. 443-550-6011, rfleming@csmd.edu or www.csmd.edu/Arts.

 

Civil War Book Discussion: America’s War anthology – Part Three. 7-9 p.m., Feb. 19, Calvert Library Prince Frederick, Meeting Room 1, 850 Costley Way, Prince Frederick. This is a five part series sponsored in part by the Maryland Humanities Council, in which three books are discussed. Loaner copies of the book are available on a first-come, first-serve basis in the La Plata Campus library. Free. 301-934-7606, or smsc@csmd.edu.

 

CSM’s Connections Literary Series: Amy Stolls. 7:30 p.m., Feb. 22, College of Southern Maryland, Prince Frederick Campus, Room 119, 115 J.W. Williams Road, Prince Frederick. CSM’s Connections Literary Series welcomes novelist Amy Stolls to read from and discuss her novel “The Ninth Wife.” Tickets are $3 advanced sale through the CSM box office and $3 at the door with a student ID. General admission at the door is $5. 301-934-7864, 240-725-5499, 443-550-6199, 301-870-2309, Ext. 7864 or www.csmd.edu/connections/readings.html.

 

CSM Presents: “The Almighty Oyster: Food, Fighting and Sensibility.” 7 p.m., Feb. 22, College of Southern Maryland, Prince Frederick Campus, Flagship Building, Room 119, 115 J.W. Williams Road, Prince Frederick. John Wennersten presents the evolution of the oyster industry in Maryland from the colonial period to the mid-20th century, detailing the rise of the oyster from a poor people’s food to a status delicacy. Free. bxoffc@csmd.edu, 301-934-7828, or www.csmd.edu/Arts.

 

Charles County

CSM Children’s Theatre Presents Allyson Currin’s “Unleashed! The Secret Lives of White House Pets.” 7 p.m., Feb. 1; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Feb. 2, College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Fine Arts Center, 8730 Mitchell Road. Lastair, the newly elected First Daughter, is thrilled about her upcoming four years in the White House until her jittery chihuahua Tipp convinces her that the pressure will be too much for either of them to bear. With the help of a wise White House usher and a time-traveling buggy, Alastair and Tipp go on the journey of a lifetime through history, in search of reassurance from some of the most colorful pets who ever lived in the White House. Tickets are $7 adults and seniors, $5 youth (high school and below). BxOffc@csmd.edu, 301-934-7828 or www.csmd.edu/Arts.

 

Civil War Book Discussion: America’s War anthology – Part Two. 7-9 p.m., Feb. 5, College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Center for Business and Industry, BI-113E, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. This is a five part series sponsored in part by the Maryland Humanities Council, in which three books are discussed. Loaner copies of the book are available on a first-come, first-serve basis in the La Plata Campus library. Free. 301-934-7606, or smsc@csmd.edu.

 

CSM Cause Theatre Presents Tim Kelly’s “The Empty Chair.” 8 p.m., Feb. 7-9, College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Fine Arts Center, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. In a counseling center for teenagers recovering from substance abuse, one of the teenager’s peers, Robert, has just died of an overdose. Unsure of whether the incident is an accident or suicide, the atmosphere is tense and uneasy. Each young person recalls their memories of Robert and the dramatic monologues tell us a great deal about each speaker and the terrors of drug abuse. Tickets are $5, not suitable for younger audiences. BxOffc@csmd.edu, 301-934-7828 or www.csmd.edu/Arts.

 

CSM Tony Hungerford Memorial Art Gallery: “To Pass Through” by Jonathan Garn. Gallery talk and reception, 12 p.m., Feb. 12, College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Fine Arts Center, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. Jonathan Garn’s work will be on display Jan. 28 – March 28. Free. The Tony Hungerford Memorial Art Gallery is open Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.  301-934-7828 or www.csmd.edu/Arts.

 

CSM Theatre Company Presents Celeste Raspanti’s “I Never Saw Another Butterfly.” 8 p.m., Feb. 14, 15, 16 and Feb. 21, 22, 23, College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Fine Arts Center, 8730 Mitchell Road. Produced by special arrangement with the Dramatic Publishing Company, “I Never Saw Another Butterfly” tells the true story of more than 15,000 Jewish children who passed through Terezin and the 100 who were still alive when Terezin was liberated at the end of the war. One of the survivors, Raja, taught the children when there was nothing to teach with, giving them hope when there was little reason for hope and creating a little world of laughter, flowers and butterflies behind the barbed wire. Tickets are $15 adults, $12 seniors/military with ID/youth (high school and younger). BxOffc@csmd.edu, 301-934-7828 or www.csmd.edu/Arts.

 

CSM Presents: “The Musical Stories of Journeys.” 7 p.m., Feb. 18, College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Center for Business and Industry (BI), Chaney Enterprises Conference Room (Room 113), 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. Dr. David Hildebrand offers audience members a mixture of mostly live musical selections, plus some recorded, accompanied by appropriate images as they take in the ballads and songs that tell the stories of American journeys throughout our nation. Free. bxoffc@csmd.edu, 301-934-7828, or www.csmd.edu/arts.

 

CSM Faculty Music Showcase. 8 p.m., Feb. 28, College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Fine Arts Center, 8730 Mitchell Road. Each semester, CSM faculty musicians are joined by guest artists from the community for a showcase recital. This showcase will feature an evening of jazz, Latin, and other popular styles. Tickets are $5 in advance, $7 day of concert.  BxOffc@csmd.edu, 301-934-7828 or www.csmd.edu/Arts.

 

 

St. Mary’s County

CSM Cause Theatre Presents Tim Kelly’s “The Empty Chair.” 8 p.m., Jan. 31- Feb. 2, College of Southern Maryland, Leonardtown Campus, Building A, Auditorium, 22950 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown. In a counseling center for teenagers recovering from substance abuse, one of the teenager’s peers, Robert, has just died of an overdose. Unsure of whether the incident is an accident or suicide, the atmosphere is tense and uneasy. Each young person recalls their memories of Robert and the dramatic monologues tell us a great deal about each speaker and the terrors of drug abuse. Tickets are $5, not suitable for younger audiences. BxOffc@csmd.edu, 301-934-7828 or www.csmd.edu/Arts.

 

CSM Presents: “The Musical Stories of Journeys.” 7 p.m., Feb. 8, College of Southern Maryland, Leonardtown Campus, Building A, Auditorium, 22950 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown. Dr. David Hildebrand offers audience members a mixture of mostly live musical selections, plus some recorded, accompanied by appropriate images as they take in the ballads and songs that tell the stories of American journeys throughout our nation. Free. bxoffc@csmd.edu, 301-934-7828, or www.csmd.edu/arts.

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