February 2017 events at CCBC

Jan 04, 2017

Mark your calendars and plan to join us for a warm and wonderful month of events at the Community College of Baltimore County.*

If you have not visited our state-of –the-art Benjamin Banneker Planetarium in the magnificent Mathematics and Science Hall at CCBC Catonsville, do not miss our special Friday Feb. 17 evening event -- “Eclipses and Solar Cycles.” The Astronomy program has scheduled two shows (7 p.m. and again at 8:30 p.m.) so that everyone can come and learn about eclipses, solar activity and see the CCBC debut of the award-winning, full-dome film, “Solar Superstorms,” and it’s free!

February 1
HOSPITALITY CAREERS INFORMATION SESSION (Continuing Education Career Training)
4-6 p.m., CCBC Owings Mills
Information on Casino Dealer Training, Guest Service Agent, Professional Bartending and Mixology and Professional Food Service Management
FREE. Register to attend with Evelyn Weaver, 443-840-5840 or eweaver@ccbcmd.edu

February 3
LATHAN’S WAY (Music Forum)
12:20 p.m., CCBC Essex, Arts and Humanities Hall, Recital Hall
This exciting vocal quartet, dubbed the "Urban Manhattan Transfer", comes together under the guidance of inspired and talented arranger Gregory K. Lathan. His luscious harmonic versions of Jazz, Soul, Pop, R&B, Gospel/Funk and original tunes will treat the ear with a unique twist on the familiar. Joining Gregory Lathan are Kira M. Smith, April Jeffries and Leslee Warren.
FREE. Open to the Public

February 10
MUSIC FORUM
12:20 p.m., CCBC Essex, Arts and Humanities Hall, Recital Hall

FREE. Open to the public

February 14
THE OTHER WES MOORE: ONE NAME, TWO FATES (CCBC President’s Office/Community Book Connection)
Wes Moore, Bridge EdU Author and Founder, 2017 President’s African-American Lecture Series Honoree 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., CCBC Catonsville, Center for the Arts Theatre
During Black History Month, CCBC continues its long tradition of hosting the President’s Distinguished African-American Lecture. This year’s honoree, Wes Moore, is a New York Times best-selling author and youth advocate. He knows that being a leader, both in your personal life and in the business world, comes down to one thing: personal responsibility. Drawing on his experiences as a leader in the public and private sectors and in the military, Moore explains that embracing your own personal responsibility – and holding yourself accountable for your choices – is a quality that makes great "transformational leaders": leaders who create a vision, then inspire and empower those around them to execute that vision. This lecture will also serve as the February keynote program for the Community Book Connection.
FREE. Open to the public.
TICKETS REQUIRED – Box Office 443-840-ARTS (2787)

February 17
COLUMBIA ORCHESTRA PIANO TRIO
12:20 p.m., CCBC Essex, Arts and Humanities Hall, Recital Hall

With a diverse repertoire spanning three centuries, Concertmaster Brenda Anna, violin, Music Director Jason Love, cello, and Columbia Orchestra pianist Nancy Smith (and CCBC Director of Grants Development) perform on both the orchestra's chamber series, in addition to concertizing throughout the region and taking outreach performances to audiences in non-traditional venues. Music Forum welcomes them back for another encore performance.
FREE. Open to the public.

February 17
BENJAMIN BANNEKER PLANETARIUM: “Eclipses and Solar Cycles” [two shows] (Astronomy Program)
7 p.m. first show and 8:30 p.m. second show, CCBC Catonsville, Math and Science Hall
In a little over six months, on August 17, 2017, the first total solar eclipse will be visible across the continental United States. Here in Maryland, we will only see a partial eclipse. We are also overdue for maximum solar activity, which occurs about every 150 years, and last occurred in 1859. Come and learn about eclipses, solar activity and see the CCBC debut of the award-winning, full-dome film “Solar Superstorms.”
FREE. Open to the public. No reservations needed.

February 17
STAR PARTY (Astronomy Program)
8 p.m. CCBC Dundalk, Observatory
Bring your telescope or use our Celestron 14-inch CGE 1400 XLT to observe the heavens at CCBC Dundalk’s child-friendly, hour long, twilight “Star Party.”
FREE. Open to the public. No reservations needed.
In case of questionable weather, call 443-840-3486 no earlier than 45 minutes before the session to see if it will be held. Please listen to the voicemail message for information about that evening’s event.

February 18
BENJAMIN BANNEKER PLANETARIUM: “Ancient Legends” [Children’s show] (Astronomy Program)
10 a.m., CCBC Catonsville, Math and Science Hall, Benjamin Banneker Planetarium
Learn about the astronomical legends of Greek Mythology and Natives Americans in this family-friendly show.
FREE. Open to the public. No reservations needed.


February 18
ROMEO AND JULIET IN CONCERT (Baltimore Symphonic Band)
1 p.m., CCBC Essex, Robert and Eleanor Romadka College Center, Theatre
Maestro Chris Wolfe directs CCBC’s Baltimore Symphonic Band as they celebrate the continuation of “A Year of Shakespeare.”
FREE. Open to the public. No reservations needed.

February 24
MEGAN DIMMOCK, SOPRANO (Music Forum)
12:20 p.m., CCBC Essex, Arts and Humanities Hall, Recital Hall
Lyric soprano Megan Dimmock has sung throughout the country in musical theatre, opera, oratorio and solo recitals. She is also the Performing Arts Coordinator for Continuing Education at CCBC where she also teaches voice on the college Music Faculty.
FREE. Open to the public. No reservations needed.

February 24-26 (March 3-5)
I HATE HAMLET (Dundalk Community Theatre)
8 p.m. Feb. 24, 25 and March 3, 4 and 3 p.m., Feb. 26 and March 5
CCBC Dundalk, College Community Center, John E. Ravekes Theatre
Paul Rudnick’s comedy, set in the old apartment in New York City of legendary Shakespearean actor John Barrymore's (at the time, Rudnick's real-life home!), goes through the trials and tribulations of successful television actor Andrew Rally as he struggles with taking on the dream role of Hamlet.
Adults $25, seniors $22, students, children and DCT actors $17
Box Office 443-840-ARTS (2787)

February 25
SEALANT SATURDAY (Dental Hygiene Program/Maryland Dental Hygienists’ Association)
10 a.m. – 2 p.m., CCBC Dundalk, Dental Arts Center
Sponsored by Ultradent Products, Inc., this community outreach program of CCBC and Maryland Dental Hygienists’ Association will provide clear, colorless, protective coatings (sealants) on permanent molar teeth to help present tooth decay in children ages 6 – 17.
FREE. Open to the public.
APPOINTMENTS REQUIRED – Call 443-840-3340 and leave a daytime phone number where you can be reached to schedule an appointment.

February 25
ROMEO AND JULIET IN CONCERT (Baltimore Symphonic Band)
1 p.m., CCBC Catonsville, Center for the Arts, Theatre
Maestro Chris Wolfe directs CCBC’s Baltimore Symphonic Band as they celebrate the continuation of “A Year of Shakespeare.”
FREE. Open to the public. No reservations needed.

* In case of inclement weather, check the CCBC website at http://www.ccbcmd.edu/About-CCBC/Newsroom/Closings.aspx or call the CCBC weather line at 443-840-1711 to see if event will be held.