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The Ben Carson Story to be Performed at GMHS

Free Bear Creek Barbeque for first 100 guests

LEONARDTOWN, Md. (Feb. 5, 2009)—In honor of Black History Month and Lights On After School, St. Mary's County Public Schools (SMCPS), the St. Mary's County Library, and the Boys and Girls Club of Southern Maryland are sponsoring the free performance of The Ben Carson Story, on Monday, February 23, 2009, 7:00 p.m., in the auditorium of Great Mills High School.

The 45-minute play tells of Dr. Carson's inspiring odyssey from an inner-city Detroit childhood, to his position as director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins at age 33—one of the youngest persons ever to have such a position and the only African American to have such a position at a world-renowned institution.

The play is performed by the Columbia Center for Theatrical Arts, Inc., a professional acting company. This Lights On After School event will have a special focus on the future dreams of students who participate in after school programs, but is open to the general public. At 6:00 p.m., community members are invited to see demonstrations of student activities from after school programs in the county.

Also at 6:00 p.m., dinner from Bear Creek Barbeque will be available at no cost to the first 100 guests.

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