Explore summer 2018 family fun events at CCBC

May 29, 2018 | by Terri Charles | 443.840.4668 (office) | 443.202.0017 (cell)

Baltimore County, MD — Community College of Baltimore County hosts fun, family-friendly events on three of its campuses for summer 2018. Families can enjoy a variety of theater productions, planetarium shows and more!

June 2018

Summer 2018 registration now open
CCBC offers 5-, 6-, 7-, and 10-week classes beginning on June 4, June 18 and July 16.
Summer is a great time to add course requirements at CCBC’s affordable tuition rate or take a class for personal enrichment. CCBC Online has 20 online degree and certificate programs to consider when starting or advancing a career. To register, visit www.ccbcmd.edu/register or sign up for a Thursday Tour or Information session to learn more.

June 1 – Hunters, Dogs and Temples, Oh My!
8 p.m., CCBC Catonsville, Banneker Planetarium, Math and Science Hall
Ever wonder where the phrase “dog days of summer” came from? Learn about this and other things associated with stars and lore in an exploration of the morning and evening skies. FREE. Open to the public. Reservations are not required.

June 2 – CCBC 2018 Commencement Ceremony
10:30 a.m., CCBC Essex, 7201 Rossville Blvd., Baltimore, Md.
CCBC celebrates the newest graduating class at its 2018 commencement ceremony held on the CCBC Essex campus’ Multipurpose Field. CCBC will award degrees and certificates to nearly 3,000 students this year with more than 1,000 expected to attend commencement exercises.

June 2 – Stars and Planets of the Summer Sky (Children’s show)
10 a.m., CCBC Catonsville, Banneker Planetarium, Math and Science Hall
Enjoy the beautiful summer constellations and see the planet Saturn, which will be visible all night long as it will be its brightest all year. Learn how to find these stars and Saturn. FREE. Open to the public. No reservations needed.

June 15 - 17 – Cockpit in Court Summer Theatre presents Avenue Q
8 p.m. June 15, 16, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30; 3 p.m. June 17, 24 & July 1; The Robert and Eleanor Romadka College Center, F. Scott Black Theatre
The laugh-out-loud musical tells the timeless story of a recent college grad named Princeton, who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. He soon discovers that, although the residents seem nice, it's clear that this is not your ordinary neighborhood. Together, Princeton and his new-found friends struggle to find jobs, dates and their ever-elusive purpose in life. Tickets for general admission are $22; $20 for seniors; $14 for students. Tickets are available at the CCBC Box Office, 443-840-ARTS (2787) or www.ticketreturn.com. DISCLAIMER: Avenue Q addresses humorous adult issues through the use of puppetry and is not suitable for younger audiences.

June 16 - July 1 – Cockpit in Court Summer Theatre presents Laughter on the 23rd Floor
8 p.m. June 16, 22, 23, 29, 30; 3 p.m. June 17, 24, July 1; CCBC Essex, The Robert and Eleanor Romadka College Center, Cabaret Theatre
Enjoy a production inspired by Neil Simon’s youthful experience as a staff writer on Sid Caesar's Your Show of Shows. Lots of comic drama ensues as the harried writing staff scrambles to top each other with gags while competing for the attention of star madman Max Prince. Tickets for general admission are $17; $15 for seniors. Tickets are available at the CCBC Box Office, 443-840-ARTS (2787) or www.ticketreturn.com. DISCLAIMER: Laughter on the 23rd Floor contains adult language and is not suitable for younger audiences.

June 21 — Annual Essex Board of Directors Golf Tournament
7 a.m. Registration; 8 a.m. Start Time; 1 p.m. Luncheon and Awards Ceremony, Rocky Point Golf Course, 1935 Back River Neck Road, Essex, Md.
Enjoy a day of golf for a good cause by helping CCBC’s Institutional Advancement department to fundraise for student scholarships and programs. For tickets and information, email wpowell@ccbcmd.edu or call 410-952-5874.




July 2018

July 6 - 15 – Cockpit in Court Summer Theatre presents Disney's The Lion King Jr.
7 p.m. July 6, 13; 1 p.m. July 7, 8, 14, 15; 11 a.m. July 10, 11, 12; 4 p.m. July 14; CCBC Essex, Administration Building Lecture Hall
The African savannah comes to life on stage with Simba, Rafiki and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle, and back again, in this inspiring, coming-of-age tale. General admission tickets are $10; $8 for groups of 8 or more. Tickets are available at the CCBC Box Office, 443-840-ARTS (2787) or online at www.ticketreturn.com.

July 13 - 15 – Chautauqua 2018: Seeking Justice historical theatre performances
7 p.m., CCBC Catonsville, Center for the Arts Theatre
July 13 – Abolitionist, orator and writer Frederick Douglass portrayed by Bill Grimmette
July 14 – First Lady, humanitarian and diplomat Eleanor Roosevelt portrayed by Susan Marie Frontczak
July 15 – U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall portrayed by Brian Anthony Wilson
The Performing Arts and Humanities at CCBC, in partnership with Maryland Humanities, brings history to life in “conversations with historical figures.” Scholar-actors appear in costume and address the audience as the historical figure and then answer questions as that person. The actor later steps out of character and tells how they researched the historical figure for the performance. Music of the period precedes the presentation. Due to the generosity of sponsors, the program remains free and open to the public. No reservations needed.

July 13 – UFO’s: Seven Decades of an Unsolved Enigma
8 p.m., CCBC Catonsville, Banneker Planetarium, Math and Science Hall
What better way to celebrate Friday the 13th than to hear about UFOs? Join special guests UMBC Psychology Professor Peter Resta and Ron Swiatek, U.S. Patent Office’s Aeronautics and Astronautics section, as they discuss some of the more famous sightings and how the official explanations don’t always makes sense. Contemplate what may be out there. Outside observing afterwards, weather permitting. FREE. Open to the public. Reservations are not required.

July 14 – Heavenly Women and the Celestial Bodies Named After Them (Family-friendly show)
10 a.m., CCBC Catonsville, Banneker Planetarium, Math and Science Hall
Numerous examples of constellations, moons, and planets are named after female characters from both mythology and literature. Discover how these bodies came to be the way they are and learn some things about both 18th century poet Alexander Pope and playwright/poet William Shakespeare. FREE. Open to the public. No reservations needed.

July 14 – CCBC Alumni Night at Camden Yards
7:15 p.m., Baltimore Orioles vs. Texas Rangers, Oriole Park at Camden Yards
The CCBC Alumni Association hosts a baseball fundraiser to benefit its scholarship fund. Lower Reserve, Section 87 tickets are $29, with $5 of each ticket sold going to the fund. For tickets or information, call 443-840-3129.

July 20 - August 5 – Cockpit in Court Summer Theatre presents Disney's The Little Mermaid
8 p.m. July 20, 21, 27, 28 & Aug. 2, 3, 4; 3 p.m. July 22, 29 & Aug. 5;
CCBC Essex, The Robert and Eleanor Romadka College Center, F. Scott Black Theatre

CCBC’s year of Baltimore Stories continues with Howard Elliott Ashman
Ariel, King Triton's youngest daughter, wishes to pursue the human Prince Eric in the world above, bargaining with the evil sea witch, Ursula, to trade her tail for legs. But the bargain is not what it seems, and Ariel needs the help of her colorful friends, Flounder the fish, Scuttle the seagull and Sebastian the crab to restore order under the sea. General admission tickets are $17; $15 seniors. Tickets are available at the CCBC Box Office, 443-840-ARTS (2787).

July 21 - Aug. 5 – Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean
8 p.m. July 21, 27, 28 & Aug. 3, 4; 3 p.m. July 22, 29 & Aug. 5
CCBC Essex, The Robert and Eleanor Romadka College Center, Cabaret Theatre

In a small-town store in West Texas, the “Disciples of James Dean” gather for their 20th reunion. Now middle-aged women, they were teenagers when Dean filmed Giant two decades ago, where one of them conceived a child during the shoot. The ladies’ reminiscences of days of their youth and are exposed to new revelations that smash their delusions and expose disappointments. General admission tickets are $17; $15 seniors. Tickets are available at the CCBC Box Office, 443-840-ARTS (2787).




August 2018

August 6 & 7 – Associate to Bachelor’s in Nursing Information Sessions
5 - 6:30 p.m., Aug. 6, CCBC Catonsville, Health Careers and Technology Building, Room 205
5 – 6:30 p.m., Aug. 7, CCBC Essex, Administration Building, Room 331

Learn about CCBC’s Associate to Bachelor of Science in Nursing program and how a B.S. can be earned within just a short time after completing a CCBC associate degree. The program is in partnership with Towson University, Frostburg State University, Notre Dame of Maryland University and Stevenson University. To R.S.V.P., email mphillips2@ccbcmd.edu or email atbnursing@ccbcmd.edu for more information.

Aug. 17 – Try This on for Size!

8 p.m., CCBC Catonsville, Banneker Planetarium, Math and Science Hall
See for yourself just how big the world is by participating in an interactive presentation demonstrating how the earth, sun, stars and other celestial bodies stack up against each other in size. FREE. Open to the public. Reservations are not required.

Aug. 18 – The Perseid Meteor Shower (Children’s show)
10 a.m., CCBC Catonsville, Banneker Planetarium, Math and Science Hall
Learn about why meteor showers happen, what they are made of, and how to view one of the best meteor showers of the year. FREE. Open to the public. No reservations needed.

Aug. 27 – CCBC’s fall 2018 classes begin
Fall registration is now open and full semester classes or first seven-week classes begin on Aug. 27.
Classes for the 12-week fall session begin on Sept. 10 and classes start for the second 7-week session on Oct. 17. Visit www.ccbcmd.edu/register for more information.

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