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March events at CCBC will entertain and enlighten
Highlights include Job Fair at CCBC Dundalk and College Fairs at CCBC Essex and Catonsville

BALTIMORE COUNTY, Md. (February 20, 2014) – The Community College of Baltimore County offers a wide variety of special events for its students, faculty, staff and alumni as well as the community.

• Treat yourself, your family and friends to a play, concert or planetarium/stargazing event.
• Alumni from all campuses should sign up today for the Alumni Mixer on March 27 at Squire’s Restaurant.
• Prospective students should checkout Discover CCBC information sessions and take a Thursday campus tour. Registration for summer session opens on March 24; schedules will be available during the week of March 17-21.

MARCH CALENDAR OF EVENTS
March 1
CCBC Dundalk: Children’s Learning Center Open House
10 a.m. – 12 noon, Children’s Learning Center, CCBC Dundalk, 7200 Sollers Point Road
Parents are invited to come and bring their children to an Open House 10 a.m. until 12 noon, Saturday, March 1, 2014 in the Children’s Learning Center at CCBC Dundalk, 7200 Sollers Point Road. Families will be able to tour the facility and the campus and learn about the curriculum and family involvement activities. Take advantage of this CLC Open House to:
• Register your preschooler (ages 3-5) for the summer and /or the fall session.
• Register your two year olds for fall. Currently the CLC does not have any summer openings for 2 year olds.
• Add your child’s name to the summer school age program for children who have completed K-5 waiting list.
For additional information, contact Pat Shafer at 443-840-3190.

March 1-2, 8-9, 15-16
Children’s Playhouse of Maryland: DISNEY’S ALICE IN WONDERLAND, JR.

1 p.m. March 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16; 4 p.m. March 9, Administration Building, Lecture Hall, CCBC Essex, 7201 Rossville Boulevard
Join Alice’s madcap adventures in Wonderland as she chases the White Rabbit, races the Dodo Bird, gets tied up with the Tweedles, raps with a bubble-blowing Caterpillar, and beats the Queen of Hearts at her own game. Roles are plentiful, including three Cheshire Cats and dozens of other wonderfully wacky characters.
TICKETS: All seats $10.00.
Call the CCBC Box Office at 443-840-ARTS (2787) for tickets and information.

March 6
Discover CCBC: INFORMATION SESSIONS

10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Student Services Center, Room 204, CCBC Catonsville, 800 S. Rolling Road
10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Student Services Center, Room 107, CCBC Dundalk, 7200 Sollers Point Road
10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Student Services Center, Room 120, CCBC Essex, 7201 Rossville Blvd.
Register at www.ccbcmd.edu/infosessions or call 443-480-1377.

March 6
CCBC Community Cinema: The Trials of Muhammad Ali

11:10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., March 6, The Barn, CCBC Catonsville, 800 S. Rolling Road
11:10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., March 6, College Community Center Student Lounge, CCBC Dundalk, 7200 Sollers Point Road
In conjunction with Black History Month, CCBC’s Office of Multicultural Affairs is screening the film, “The Trials of Muhammad Ali,” on the Catonsville and Essex campuses. The Catonsville event is co-sponsored by the Black Student Union.
Free. Open to the public. No tickets or reservations needed. Contact Stephanie Briggs ( Catonsville) at sbriggs@ccbcmd.edu or Patricia Quintero Hall (Dundalk) at phall@ccbcmd.edu for additional information.

March 7
CCBC Essex Music Forum: THE HEDGE BAND

12:20 p.m., Arts and Humanities Hall, Recital Hall, CCBC Essex, 7201 Rossville Boulevard
In keeping with a March Celtic theme, CCBC Performing Arts presents the Irish ensemble, The Hedge Band. Formed in 2005 by four of Maryland‘s pre-eminent Irish traditional musicians, The Hedge Band consists of Billy McComiskey, Laura Byrne Egan, Donna Long, and Pat Egan. All perform, teach, and are recognized and respected in Maryland, nationally and worldwide. This performance is supported by a generous grant from the Maryland State Arts Council.
FREE. No tickets or reservations needed.

March 7
Observing Sessions: STAR PARTY AT THE CCBC DUNDALK OBSERVATORY

7-9 p.m., Observatory, (first right after the entrance) CCBC Dundalk, 7200 Sollers Point Road
See celestial bodies up close with CCBC’s powerful Celestron 14-inch CGE 1400 XLT telescope.
Free. No tickets or reservations required. In case of inclement weather, call 443-840-3486 no earlier than 45 minutes before the show to check if it will be held.

March 8
Benjamin Banneker Planetarium Show: Adventures along the Spectrum

10 a.m. – 11 a.m., Laboratory Building, LADD-003, CCBC Catonsville, 800 S. Rolling Road
Follow Dr. Proton on an exploration of the various electromagnetic emissions by a broad band of radiating objects in the universe.
Free. No tickets or reservations required. For additional information, call 443-840-4560.

March 10-11
COLLEGE FAIR 2014 for prospective college students and their parents, guardians, and spouses

March 10, 6-8 p.m., Wellness and Athletics Center, CCBC Essex, 7201 Rossville Blvd.
March 11, 6-8 p.m., Wellness and Athletics Center, CCBC Catonsville, 800 S. Rolling Road
Co-sponsored by CCBC and Baltimore County Public Schools, COLLEGE FAIR 2014 expects to bring more than 100 colleges and universities to CCBC. For additional information, call 443-840-4894.

March 13
Continuing Education: DENTAL ASSISTANT OPEN HOUSE

6 p.m., Dental Arts Building, Room 101, CCBC Dundalk, 7200 Sollers Point Road
For additional information, contact , Carole Parlett, cparlett@ccbcmd.edu, 443-840-1887

March 14
CCBC Essex Music Forum: JANICE CHANDLER ETEME, SOPRANO – RECITAL AND MASTER CLASS

12:20 p.m., Arts and Humanities Hall, Recital Hall, CCBC Essex, 7201 Rossville Boulevard
Called “one of the loveliest soprano voices on earth” by The Baltimore Sun and “radiant” by the Cincinnati Enquirer, Janice Chandler Eteme has long been among America’s foremost lyric sopranos, singing an astonishing range of music with the world’s top orchestras and conductors. A Maryland native, versatility has long been the hallmark of this soprano. She has been heard internationally in the roles of Bess and Clara in Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, and achieved national prominence as a favorite soprano of the great maestro, Robert Shaw. Ms. Chandler Eteme will present a recital of varied works (accompanied by CCBC faculty member, Monica Otal), which will be followed by a Master Class featuring CCBC voice students.
FREE. No tickets or reservations needed.

March 14-18
CCBC Catonsville Academic Theatre: ALL IN THE TIMING

8 p.m. March 14, 15; 3 p.m. March 16; 10 a.m. March 17; 1 p.m. March 18 Center for the Arts Theatre, CCBC Catonsville, 800 S. Rolling Road
This collection of one-act plays by American playwright David Ives are almost all comedies or comedy-dramas, focusing on language and wordplay, existentialist perspectives on life and meaning, and the complications involved in romantic relationships. Winner of the John Gassner Playwriting Award, the comedies combine wit, intellect, satire, and just plain fun.
TICKETS: General admission $8; seniors, students, CCBC faculty, staff and alumni $5
Call the CCBC Box Office at 443-840-ARTS (2787) for tickets and information.

March 17-21
Schedules of classes to be offered during the summer session will be available online during this week.

March 21
CCBC Essex Music Forum: WEST SHORE PIANO TRIO

12:20 p.m., Arts and Humanities Hall, Recital Hall, CCBC Essex, 7201 Rossville Boulevard
Since their first performance on the Western Shore of the Chesapeake Bay in 2008, the West Shore Piano Trio has brought passion, color, and penetrating insight to the works they perform, not only through their playing but also through their commentary and interaction with audiences. Comprised of violinist Heather Haughan, cellist Diana Flesner and pianist, Jay DeWire, the WSPT believes that education and live performance enhance each other. When speaking about the music, they use accessible, jargon-free language that enables the music to be understood by non-musicians and musicians alike. In celebration of Women’s History Month, the trio offers their fascinating program, “Two Hundred Years of Women Composers.”
FREE. No tickets or reservations needed.

March 21
Observing Sessions: STAR PARTY AT THE CCBC DUNDALK OBSERVATORY

8-10 p.m., Observatory, (first right after the entrance) CCBC Dundalk, 7200 Sollers Point Road
See celestial bodies up close with CCBC’s powerful Celestron 14-inch CGE 1400 XLT telescope.
Free. No tickets or reservations required. In case of inclement weather, call 443-840-3486 no earlier than 45 minutes before the show to check if it will be held.

March 24
CCBC registration for summer 2014 classes begins.

March 26
CCBC Catonsville Casual Concert: THE DRUM RUNNERS

11:15 a.m., Center for the Arts, Lounge, CCBC Catonsville, 800 S. Rolling Road
CCBC alumnus James Gummer, Abigail Palmer and Steve Wannall make up this dynamic and entertaining percussion troupe. Their show exploring the world of rhythm will be followed by an interactive workshop with CCBC students and audience members.
FREE. No tickets or reservations needed.

March 27
CCBC Dundalk: JOB FAIR

10 a.m. – 2 p.m., College Community Center, CCBC Dundalk, 7200 Sollers Point Road
CCBC, the Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce and the Baltimore County Office of Workforce Development are co-sponsoring their annual Job Fair. For additional information, check the CCBC website at http://www.ccbcmd.edu/employment/online/Job_Placement.html. The names of participating companies will be added a week or two prior to the event.
FREE. No tickets or reservations needed.

March 27
CCBC Alumni Association: ALUMNI MIXER

5-7 p.m., Squire’s Restaurant 6723 Holabird Ave, Baltimore, MD 21222
Network with other CCBC alums and hear alumna Kathy McMillan discuss her new book on sign language.
Register by March 25 at 443-840-3163 to attend.

March 28
CCBC Essex Music Forum: POP STUDENT RECITAL

12:20 p.m., Arts and Humanities Hall, Recital Hall, CCBC Essex, 7201 Rossville Boulevard
CCBC students studying applied music will present a concert of music in the popular style, including jazz and musical theater.
FREE. No tickets or reservations needed.

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THURSDAY TOURS of CCBC CAMPUSES
• Talk with current student students.
• Find out why CCBC is one of the fastest growing and best colleges in Maryland.
• See yourself as a college student on our campus.
Register for a Tour online at www.ccbcmd.edu/infosessions or call 443-840-1377. Please contact a campus Admissions Office if your tour request is for more than 10 people.
CCBC Catonsville, 443-840-4304
CCBC Dundalk, 443-840-3055
CCBC Essex, 443-840-2110
Free and open to prospective students.

CCBC DENTAL HYGIENE CLINIC HOURS (Spring 2014)
8-11:30 a.m. and 1-4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays
Complete dental hygiene services are available to the community by appointment only 443-840-3495.
Fees may apply.

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