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February 1, 2015 @ 1:30pm

Hometown Heroes History Community Quilting

Join the Galesville Community Center from 1:30pm - 4:30pm to help sew the Hometown Heroes History Community Quilt honoring the Hot Sox baseball team. This project, led by Dr. Joan Gaither, is supported by a grant from the Four Rivers Heritage Area. All are welcome.

Location:
Galesville Community Center
916 West Benning Road
Galesville, MD 20765
Contact Info:
Gertrude Makell
410-703-0610

February 3, 2015 @ 10:00am

Hometown Heroes History Community Quilting

Join the Galesville Community Center from 10:00am - 4:00pm to help create the Hometown Heroes History Community Quilt honoring the Hot Sox baseball team. This project, led by Dr. Joan Gaither, is supported by a grant from the Four Rivers Heritage Area. All are welcome.

Location:
Kunta Kinte Resource Center, Sojourner Douglass College
135 Stepney's Lane
Edgewater, MD 21037
Contact Info:
Gertrude Makell
410-703-0610

February 4, 2015 @ 6:00pm

Hometown Heroes History Community Quilting

Join the Galesville Community Center to help sew the Hometown Heroes History Community Quilt honoring the Hot Sox baseball team. This project, led by Dr. Joan Gaither, is supported by a grant from the Four Rivers Heritage Area. All are welcome.

Location:
Galesville Community Center
916 West Benning St.
Galesville, MD 20765
Contact Info:
Gertrude Makell
410-703-0610

February 5, 2015 @ 4:44pm

Humanities Connection: The Meaning of Monuments

Baltimore was the first municipality in the U.S. to design a comprehensive program for the preservation of its outdoor monuments. For more than three decades, the Baltimore City Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation has acted as steward for the hundreds of monuments around Charm city, conducting inventories and coordinating preservation efforts. Eric Holcomb, CHAP's Executive Director reflects on the history of some of the city’s well-known structures and meaning of monuments.

Location:
WYPR, 88.1fm
Baltimore, MD 21218
Contact Info:
Michele Alexander, Producer
(410) 685-4186

February 7, 2015 @ 11:30am

Veterans Book Group

This reading and discussion series for veterans is open to service embers of all eras. This veterans Book Group offers a facilitated small-group reading and discussion program offered directly to veterans who gather monthly on the first Saturday of each month. The series is presented by the Maryland Humanities Council and the St. Mary’s County Library. The program is limited to 15 participants and registration is required.

Location:
Charlotte Hall Library
37600 New Market Road
Charlotte Hall, MD 20622
Contact Info:
Alesha Verdict
(301) 884-2211 x1005

February 7, 2015 @ 1:00pm

"Hometown Teams" and "Untold Stories" Exhibition Opening

Join the Banneker-Douglass Museum for the opening of the Smithsonian Institution exhibition "Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America" and "Untold Stories: Athletes of Maryland's Historically Black Colleges and Universities." The free opening will feature a presentation by historian, Dr. Edwin Johnson and from 2pm-3pm an appearance by Baltimore Ravens mascot Poe. "Hometown Teams" explores the ways in which hometown sports are more than just games - they shape our lives and unite us and celebrate who we are as Americans. "Untold Stories" is a one-of-a-kind exhibition that highlights the sports contributions of stellar athletes who have attended the four HBCUs in the state of Maryland.

Location:
Banneker-Douglass Museum
84 Franklin St.
Annapolis, MD 21401
Contact Info:
410-216-6180

February 8, 2015

Harriet Tubman Visits Hampton

In the Orangery at Hampton National Historic Site,Janice Curtis Greene brings Harriet Tubman to life. This living history portrayal will have Harriet recounting her early years at the Brodas Plantation, the horrors of slavery, how she eventually escaped, and her involvement on the Underground Railroad. This event is free and open to the public.

Location:
Hampton National Historic Site, Orangery (white building next to the Mansion)
535 Hampton Ln.
Towson, MD 21286
Contact Info:
National Park Service Visitors Center
410-823-1309 x251

February 17, 2015 @ 6:30pm

Veterans Book Group

Led by James Schelberg, educator and Iraq/Afghanistan veteran, this reading and discussion series is geared towards newly returning veterans, but is open to service members of all eras.Veterans will meet on the third Tuesday of each month from February to June. Dinner and materials will be provided. The series is presented by the Maryland Humanities Council and the Baltimore county Public Library. Registration is required.

Location:
Essex Branch, Baltimore County Public Library
1110 Eastern Boulevard
Essex, MD 21221
Contact Info:
Julie Presley
(410) 887-0295 or jpresley@bcpl.net

February 19, 2015 @ 7:00pm

Rockville Book Discussion Group

Reyna Grande’s The Distance Between Us: A Memoir details the separation of her family members as they work to establish a new life on El Otro Lado (The Other Side) of the Mexican-American border. Join the discussion of the book that captures the dislocation of the author’s childhood.

Location:
Rockville Library
21 Maryland Avenue
Rockville, MD 20850
Contact Info:
Karen Logsdon
240-777-0140

February 25, 2015 @ 6:30pm

The Rosenwald Schools

World Premiere of "The Rosenwald Schools" film by director Aviva Kempner at the Washington Jewish Film Festival. Driven equally by the Jewish ideal of tzedakah (charity)and the writings of Booker T. Washington, Julius Rosenwald dedicated his wealth and prestige to joining with African-American communities in the South to build over 5,000 schools and establishing a fund to support African-American artists and intellectuals. Learn more: http://www.wjff.org/films/the-rosenwald-schools/

Location:
Avalon Theatre
5612 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20008

February 25, 2015 @ 6:00pm

Film Screening: "Shadow Ball," from Ken Bern's Documentary "Baseball"

Celebrate African-American History month with a screening of "Shadow Ball" from Ken Burns' documentary "Baseball," which explores the world of Negro League players, and a presentation of a youth created documentary featuring oral history interviews with Galesville Hot Sox baseball players.

Location:
Galesville Community Center
916 West Benning St.
Galesville, MD 20765
Contact Info:
Gertrude Makell
410-703-0610

February 26, 2015 @ 12:30pm

Veterans Book Group

This reading and discussion series for veterans is open to service embers of all eras. This veterans Book Group offers a facilitated small-group reading and discussion program offered directly to veterans who gather on select Thursdays, facilitated by former U.S. Naval Academy visiting professor Karen Arnold. The series is presented by the Maryland Humanities Council and the Harford County Public Library. Lunch is provided and registration is required.

Location:
Harford County Public Library Bel Air Branch
100 E. Pennsylvania Ave
Bel Air, MD 21014
Contact Info:
410-638-3151