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Thu, Nov 15, 2018 — 21 Events

   
   Indian Corn Thanksgiving Centerpiece
Location: Northern Senior Activity Center, 29655 Charlotte Hall Rd, Charlotte Hall, MD    View Map
Date: 11/15/2018
Start Time: 10:00 AM
End Time: 12 Noon (02:00 Duration)
Posted By: Sarah Miller
This centerpiece will be the talk of the table! Bring some of that first Thanksgiving charm to the spread with this fresh floral arrangement adorned with Indian corn and your choice of ribbon or twine. The cost is $20 and is due at sign up. Space is limited. To sign up with payment in advance, please visit the front desk. For availability call 301-475-4200, ext. *3103.
2018-11-15T10:00 2018-11-15T12:00 America/New_York Indian Corn Thanksgiving Centerpiece This centerpiece will be the talk of the table! Bring some of that first Thanksgiving charm to the spread with this fresh floral arrangement adorned with Indian corn and your choice of ribbon or twine. The cost is $20 and is due at sign up. Space is limited. To sign up with payment in advance, please visit the front desk. For availability call 301-475-4200, ext. *3103. -- Imported from So. Md. Community Calendar ( www.somd.com/calendar/ ) Northern Senior Activity Center, 29655 Charlotte Hall Rd, Charlotte Hall, MD


   Shake it Out.
Location: Calvert Library Southern Branch    View Map
Date: 11/15/2018
Start Time: 10:30 AM
End Time: 11:00 AM (00:30 Duration)
Posted By: Robyn Truslow
10:30-11:00am. Shake It Out Music and Movement will create a rich environment that promotes social, emotional and physical skills for preschoolers. Come join us for some shake'n fun.An adult must accompany child. Calvert Library Southern Branch, 13920 H. G. Trueman Road, Solomons, 410-326-5289. CalvertLibrary.info.

2018-11-15T10:30 2018-11-15T11:00 America/New_York Shake it Out. 10:30-11:00am. Shake It Out Music and Movement will create a rich environment that promotes social, emotional and physical skills for preschoolers. Come join us for some shake'n fun.An adult must accompany child. Calvert Library Southern Branch, 13920 H. G. Trueman Road, Solomons, 410-326-5289. CalvertLibrary.info. -- Imported from So. Md. Community Calendar ( www.somd.com/calendar/ ) Calvert Library Southern Branch


   Shake it Out.
Location: Calvert Library Southern Branch    View Map
Date: 11/15/2018
Start Time: 11:00 AM
End Time: 11:30 AM (00:30 Duration)
Posted By: Robyn Truslow
11:15-11:30am. Shake It Out Music and Movement will create a rich environment that promotes social, emotional and physical skills for preschoolers. Come join us for some shake'n fun.An adult must accompany child. Calvert Library Southern Branch, 13920 H. G. Trueman Road, Solomons, 410-326-5289. CalvertLibrary.info.

2018-11-15T11:00 2018-11-15T11:30 America/New_York Shake it Out. 11:15-11:30am. Shake It Out Music and Movement will create a rich environment that promotes social, emotional and physical skills for preschoolers. Come join us for some shake'n fun.An adult must accompany child. Calvert Library Southern Branch, 13920 H. G. Trueman Road, Solomons, 410-326-5289. CalvertLibrary.info. -- Imported from So. Md. Community Calendar ( www.somd.com/calendar/ ) Calvert Library Southern Branch


   Calvert Toastmasters
Location: 30 Duke St. Prince Frederick Md    View Map
Date: 11/15/2018
Start Time: 11:30 AM
End Time: 12:30 PM (01:00 Duration)
Posted By: Liz Saniga
Calvert Toastmasters is a Toastmasters International club open to anyone to join. If you want to improve your communication and leadership skills, pay us a visit. We meet on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month at 1130-1230 at the Community Resources Building 30 Duke St. Prince Frederick Md in the conference room. Room. You are always welcome to attend our meetings as a visitor and bring a friend!
2018-11-15T11:30 2018-11-15T12:30 America/New_York Calvert Toastmasters Calvert Toastmasters is a Toastmasters International club open to anyone to join. If you want to improve your communication and leadership skills, pay us a visit. We meet on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month at 1130-1230 at the Community Resources Building 30 Duke St. Prince Frederick Md in the conference room. Room. You are always welcome to attend our meetings as a visitor and bring a friend! -- Imported from So. Md. Community Calendar ( www.somd.com/calendar/ ) 30 Duke St. Prince Frederick Md


   NARFE Meeting
Location: Southern Pines Community Center, Appeal Lane, Lusby, MD    View Map
Date: 11/15/2018
Start Time: 1:00 PM
End Time: 1:00 PM (00:00 Duration)
Posted By: Somd Calendar
The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE), Calvert County Chapter 1466, will meet on Thursday Nov 15th at 1:00 p.m. at the Southern Pines Community Center, Appeal Lane, Lusby, MD. Meet fellow federal employees and neighbors. There will be a presentation on Moving to a Retirement Community" followed by a short business session. Also, join us for an early lunch at 11: 15, at Salsa's Mexican in Lusby.

Active and Retired Federal employees, current and prospective members, non-members and guests are welcome. For NARFE membership Information and Application, Call 410-586-1441 or email NARFE1466@gmail.com
2018-11-15T13:00 2018-11-15T13:00 America/New_York NARFE Meeting The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE), Calvert County Chapter 1466, will meet on Thursday Nov 15th at 1:00 p.m. at the Southern Pines Community Center, Appeal Lane, Lusby, MD. Meet fellow federal employees and neighbors. There will be a presentation on Moving to a Retirement Community" followed by a short business session. Also, join us for an early lunch at 11: 15, at Salsa's Mexican in Lusby. Active and Retired Federal employees, current and prospective members, non-members and guests are welcome. For NARFE membership Information and Application, Call 410-586-1441 or email NARFE1466@gmail.com -- Imported from So. Md. Community Calendar ( www.somd.com/calendar/ ) Southern Pines Community Center, Appeal Lane, Lusby, MD


   TAG! You’re It! Teen Action Group
Location: Lexington Park Library 23250 FDR Blvd Lexington Park, MD    View Map
Date: 11/15/2018
Start Time: 4:00 PM
End Time: 5:00 PM (01:00 Duration)
Posted By: Laura Boonchaisri
Teen Action Group meeting. Take a leadership role in creating and assist with library events. Earn volunteer hours too! Walk-ins welcome.

• Lexington Park, Thursdays, September 20, October 18, November 15, 4—5 pm
2018-11-15T16:00 2018-11-15T17:00 America/New_York TAG! You’re It! Teen Action Group Teen Action Group meeting. Take a leadership role in creating and assist with library events. Earn volunteer hours too! Walk-ins welcome. • Lexington Park, Thursdays, September 20, October 18, November 15, 4—5 pm -- Imported from So. Md. Community Calendar ( www.somd.com/calendar/ ) Lexington Park Library 23250 FDR Blvd Lexington Park, MD


   Teen Night at the Library
Location: Lexington Park Library 23250 FDR Blvd Lexington Park, MD    View Map
Date: 11/15/2018
Start Time: 5:00 PM
End Time: 7:00 PM (02:00 Duration)
Posted By: Laura Boonchaisri
• Lexington Park, Third Thursdays (September 20, October 18, November 15), 5—7 pm
• Open for teens and tweens ages 12 to 18. Activities such as special events, PC games, board games, Wii, and craft projects. Hang out, bring your friends! Walk-ins welcome.
2018-11-15T17:00 2018-11-15T19:00 America/New_York Teen Night at the Library • Lexington Park, Third Thursdays (September 20, October 18, November 15), 5—7 pm • Open for teens and tweens ages 12 to 18. Activities such as special events, PC games, board games, Wii, and craft projects. Hang out, bring your friends! Walk-ins welcome. -- Imported from So. Md. Community Calendar ( www.somd.com/calendar/ ) Lexington Park Library 23250 FDR Blvd Lexington Park, MD


   T.A.C.O.S. Meeting.
Location: Calvert Library Prince Frederick    View Map
Date: 11/15/2018
Start Time: 5:30 PM
End Time: 6:30 PM (01:00 Duration)
Posted By: Robyn Truslow
5:00-6:00pm. T.A.C.O.S. (Teen Advisory Council of Students) meeting for teens, Calvert Library needs your help planning events and making sure your library has everything you need. Help make Calvert Library awesome! Free food (and service learning hours) at every meeting! Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way, 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862. CalvertLibrary.info.

2018-11-15T17:30 2018-11-15T18:30 America/New_York T.A.C.O.S. Meeting. 5:00-6:00pm. T.A.C.O.S. (Teen Advisory Council of Students) meeting for teens, Calvert Library needs your help planning events and making sure your library has everything you need. Help make Calvert Library awesome! Free food (and service learning hours) at every meeting! Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way, 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862. CalvertLibrary.info. -- Imported from So. Md. Community Calendar ( www.somd.com/calendar/ ) Calvert Library Prince Frederick


   Widow/Widower Group
Location: Lexington Park United Methodist Church, 21760 Great Mills Road    View Map
Date: 11/15/2018
Start Time: 6:00 PM
End Time: 8:00 PM (02:00 Duration)
Posted By: Frankie Miller-Bologna
Whether you have been widowed 10 days, 10 months or 10 years and regardless of your marital/dating status, you are welcome! Come for support, comfort and practical advice from others who have been where you are! Or….come to give support and comfort to those who are new to this grief journey.
2018-11-15T18:00 2018-11-15T20:00 America/New_York Widow/Widower Group Whether you have been widowed 10 days, 10 months or 10 years and regardless of your marital/dating status, you are welcome! Come for support, comfort and practical advice from others who have been where you are! Or….come to give support and comfort to those who are new to this grief journey. -- Imported from So. Md. Community Calendar ( www.somd.com/calendar/ ) Lexington Park United Methodist Church, 21760 Great Mills Road


   Grocery Auction
Location: Mother Catherine Academy 38833 Chaptico Road, Mechanicsville, MD 20659    View Map
Date: 11/15/2018
Start Time: 6:00 PM
End Time: 9:00 PM (03:00 Duration)
Posted By: Debra Johnson
The groceries arrive in a refrigerated trailer from distribution centers and major grocery stores throughout the area. Some items are over-stocked; some have “sell by dates” too close to put on grocery shelves; some are name-brand products and some are not.
We never know ahead of time what we are getting, but expect anything that could be found in a grocery store such as candies, snacks, sodas, frozen meats, frozen vegetables, frozen pizza, can goods, dry goods, cleaning supplies, dairy products, or just about anything else in between.
Auctions of this type will have a lot of “pass outs.” This means that the large the crowd, the better because the distributor can move more product and at a better price. So pass the word to your neighbors and friends.
Items will be offered and available in small lots and/or large lots—buy as little or as much as you like. Buy for yourself, a large family, or your next gathering or party. There will be some great deals!
Be sure to bring your cooler! Better yet, bring several coolers!
2018-11-15T18:00 2018-11-15T21:00 America/New_York Grocery Auction The groceries arrive in a refrigerated trailer from distribution centers and major grocery stores throughout the area. Some items are over-stocked; some have “sell by dates” too close to put on grocery shelves; some are name-brand products and some are not. We never know ahead of time what we are getting, but expect anything that could be found in a grocery store such as candies, snacks, sodas, frozen meats, frozen vegetables, frozen pizza, can goods, dry goods, cleaning supplies, dairy products, or just about anything else in between. Auctions of this type will have a lot of “pass outs.” This means that the large the crowd, the better because the distributor can move more product and at a better price. So pass the word to your neighbors and friends. Items will be offered and available in small lots and/or large lots—buy as little or as much as you like. Buy for yourself, a large family, or your next gathering or party. There will be some great deals! Be sure to bring your cooler! Better yet, bring several coolers! -- Imported from So. Md. Community Calendar ( www.somd.com/calendar/ ) Mother Catherine Academy 38833 Chaptico Road, Mechanicsville, MD 20659


   Spencer Riddile's Art Show Opening Reception.
Location: Calvert Library Southern Branch    View Map
Date: 11/15/2018
Start Time: 6:00 PM
End Time: 8:00 PM (02:00 Duration)
Posted By: Robyn Truslow
6:00-8:00pm. Local artist, Spencer Riddile, will have his watercolor paintings on display at the Southern Branch from November to December. All are welcome to his opening reception on November 15th from 6:00-8:00pm. Calvert Library Southern Branch, 13920 H. G. Trueman Road, Solomons, 410-326-5289. CalvertLibrary.info.
2018-11-15T18:00 2018-11-15T20:00 America/New_York Spencer Riddile's Art Show Opening Reception. 6:00-8:00pm. Local artist, Spencer Riddile, will have his watercolor paintings on display at the Southern Branch from November to December. All are welcome to his opening reception on November 15th from 6:00-8:00pm. Calvert Library Southern Branch, 13920 H. G. Trueman Road, Solomons, 410-326-5289. CalvertLibrary.info. -- Imported from So. Md. Community Calendar ( www.somd.com/calendar/ ) Calvert Library Southern Branch


   Teen Silent Library.
Location: Calvert Library Prince Frederick    View Map
Date: 11/15/2018
Start Time: 6:00 PM
End Time: 8:00 PM (02:00 Duration)
Posted By: Robyn Truslow
6:00-8:00pm. Complete increasingly ridiculous team challenges while keeping your laughter to a minimum. This is a library, after all! Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way, 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862. CalvertLibrary.info.

2018-11-15T18:00 2018-11-15T20:00 America/New_York Teen Silent Library. 6:00-8:00pm. Complete increasingly ridiculous team challenges while keeping your laughter to a minimum. This is a library, after all! Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850 Costley Way, 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862. CalvertLibrary.info. -- Imported from So. Md. Community Calendar ( www.somd.com/calendar/ ) Calvert Library Prince Frederick


   Leonardtown Book Club 6:45 pm to 7:45 pm
Location: Leonardtown Library    View Map
Date: 11/15/2018
Start Time: 6:30 PM
End Time: 7:30 PM (01:00 Duration)
Posted By: Janelle MacLean
December meeting is on the 13th.
2018-11-15T18:30 2018-11-15T19:30 America/New_York Leonardtown Book Club 6:45 pm to 7:45 pm December meeting is on the 13th. -- Imported from So. Md. Community Calendar ( www.somd.com/calendar/ ) Leonardtown Library


   Kids Just Want to Have Fun.
Location: Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch    View Map
Date: 11/15/2018
Start Time: 6:30 PM
End Time: 8:30 PM (02:00 Duration)
Posted By: Robyn Truslow
6:30-7:30pm. Kids in kindergarten through 3rd grade are invited to this series of exciting events exploring topics from art to history to science. Each month will include fun activities, crafts and a snack! This month's topic: Band-aids! Please register. Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch, 3819 Harbor Road, Chesapeake Beach, 410-257-2411. CalvertLibrary.info.
2018-11-15T18:30 2018-11-15T20:30 America/New_York Kids Just Want to Have Fun. 6:30-7:30pm. Kids in kindergarten through 3rd grade are invited to this series of exciting events exploring topics from art to history to science. Each month will include fun activities, crafts and a snack! This month's topic: Band-aids! Please register. Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch, 3819 Harbor Road, Chesapeake Beach, 410-257-2411. CalvertLibrary.info. -- Imported from So. Md. Community Calendar ( www.somd.com/calendar/ ) Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch


   They “Went Native”: Refugees and Runaways Among the Indians
Location: Historic St. Mary’s City, Visitor Center Auditorium, 18751 Hogaboom Lane, St. Mary’s City, MD 20686    View Map
Date: 11/15/2018
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 8:00 PM (01:00 Duration)
Posted By: Laurel Potyen
Lecture: They “Went Native”: Refugees and Runaways Among the Indians, 1580s-1630s

In the early years of English colonization in North America, when the English presence was weak and their lifeline to the home country tenuous or—for the “Lost Colony” in North Carolina after 1587—absent, some English people felt it necessary to join the much stronger Indian societies, “foreign” though they seemed. Some of those people returned to the English settlements later, but others did not, either from necessity (the “Lost Colony”) or from preference, because they had established ties with Indian families.

Join Dr. Helen C. Rountree as she discusses this phenomenon, including her belief that the Algonquian-speaking Indians of northeast North Carolina may have absorbed the Roanoke (“Lost Colony”) colonists, as either prisoners, or refugees, or both. Dr. Rountree will reconstruct what such an absorption would have involved for both sides, given what we know about both Algonquian-speakers’ and English cultures.

This lecture is free and open to the public.

(240) 895-4990, info@HSMCdigshistory.org, www.HSMCdigshistory.org
2018-11-15T19:00 2018-11-15T20:00 America/New_York They “Went Native”: Refugees and Runaways Among the Indians Lecture: They “Went Native”: Refugees and Runaways Among the Indians, 1580s-1630s In the early years of English colonization in North America, when the English presence was weak and their lifeline to the home country tenuous or—for the “Lost Colony” in North Carolina after 1587—absent, some English people felt it necessary to join the much stronger Indian societies, “foreign” though they seemed. Some of those people returned to the English settlements later, but others did not, either from necessity (the “Lost Colony”) or from preference, because they had established ties with Indian families. Join Dr. Helen C. Rountree as she discusses this phenomenon, including her belief that the Algonquian-speaking Indians of northeast North Carolina may have absorbed the Roanoke (“Lost Colony”) colonists, as either prisoners, or refugees, or both. Dr. Rountree will reconstruct what such an absorption would have involved for both sides, given what we know about both Algonquian-speakers’ and English cultures. This lecture is free and open to the public. (240) 895-4990, info@HSMCdigshistory.org, www.HSMCdigshistory.org -- Imported from So. Md. Community Calendar ( www.somd.com/calendar/ ) Historic St. Mary’s City, Visitor Center Auditorium, 18751 Hogaboom Lane, St. Mary’s City, MD 20686


   Robin Hood
Location: Patuxent High School    View Map
Date: 11/15/2018
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 9:30 PM (02:30 Duration)
Posted By: Anna Price
The Patuxent Harlequins proudly present the classic tale of Robin Hood. This play is full of action, adventure, and comedy. Family friendly.
patuxentharlequins.weebly.com/robin-hood.html
2018-11-15T19:00 2018-11-15T21:30 America/New_York Robin Hood The Patuxent Harlequins proudly present the classic tale of Robin Hood. This play is full of action, adventure, and comedy. Family friendly. patuxentharlequins.weebly.com/robin-hood.html -- Imported from So. Md. Community Calendar ( www.somd.com/calendar/ ) Patuxent High School


   TBT Zumba Gold-Toning
Location: Sunderland Elementary School, Sunderland, MD    View Map
Date: 11/15/2018
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 8:00 PM (01:00 Duration)
Posted By: Bonnie Carpenter
If you love to dance, this is the fitness class for you. All fitness levels are welcome and no experience is necessary.
This is a Zumba class where light weights are used for a few songs during the class; thus a slightly amplified workout. The music is mostly World and Latin rhythms with top 40 sprinkled in. I guaranteed you will love it. If you have any concerns/questions or want to know how you can try a class for FREE, please call 301-520-2338 or message me on Facebook. Don't delay—Register today for this session.
2018-11-15T19:00 2018-11-15T20:00 America/New_York TBT Zumba Gold-Toning If you love to dance, this is the fitness class for you. All fitness levels are welcome and no experience is necessary. This is a Zumba class where light weights are used for a few songs during the class; thus a slightly amplified workout. The music is mostly World and Latin rhythms with top 40 sprinkled in. I guaranteed you will love it. If you have any concerns/questions or want to know how you can try a class for FREE, please call 301-520-2338 or message me on Facebook. Don't delay—Register today for this session. -- Imported from So. Md. Community Calendar ( www.somd.com/calendar/ ) Sunderland Elementary School, Sunderland, MD


   Family Night.
Location: Calvert Library Fairview Branch    View Map
Date: 11/15/2018
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 8:00 PM (01:00 Duration)
Posted By: Robyn Truslow
7:00-8:00pm. Simple and Powered Machines. Kids k-7 Please register. Calvert Library Fairview Branch, Rt. 4 and Chaneyville Road, Owings, 410-257-2101. CalvertLibrary.info.
2018-11-15T19:00 2018-11-15T20:00 America/New_York Family Night. 7:00-8:00pm. Simple and Powered Machines. Kids k-7 Please register. Calvert Library Fairview Branch, Rt. 4 and Chaneyville Road, Owings, 410-257-2101. CalvertLibrary.info. -- Imported from So. Md. Community Calendar ( www.somd.com/calendar/ ) Calvert Library Fairview Branch


   Family Night.
Location: Calvert Library Fairview Branch    View Map
Date: 11/15/2018
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 8:00 PM (01:00 Duration)
Posted By: Robyn Truslow
7:00-8:00pm. Simple and Powered Machines. Kids k-7 Please register. Calvert Library Fairview Branch, Rt. 4 and Chaneyville Road, Owings, 410-257-210p://CalvertLibrary.info.
2018-11-15T19:00 2018-11-15T20:00 America/New_York Family Night. 7:00-8:00pm. Simple and Powered Machines. Kids k-7 Please register. Calvert Library Fairview Branch, Rt. 4 and Chaneyville Road, Owings, 410-257-210p://CalvertLibrary.info. -- Imported from So. Md. Community Calendar ( www.somd.com/calendar/ ) Calvert Library Fairview Branch


   “Happy Birthday, Wanda June”
Location: Bruce Davis Theater at St. Mary's College of Maryland    View Map
Date: 11/15/2018
Start Time: 8:00 PM
End Time: 10:00 PM (02:00 Duration)
Posted By: Michael Bruckler
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.’s black comedy “Happy Birthday, Wanda June” opens on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 8 p.m. and runs through Sunday, Nov. 18 in the Bruce Davis Theater, Montgomery Hall, on the St. Mary’s College of Maryland campus. Ticket prices are $4 for teachers, students, senior citizens, and Arts Alliance members; $6, general admission. To make reservations, email the Theater Box Office at boxoffice@smcm.edu or telephone 240-895-4243.

Produced by the Department of Theater, Film, and Media Studies and directed by faculty member Mark A. Rhoda, “Happy Birthday, Wanda June” is playwright Vonnegut’s prescient riff on toxic masculinity, as seen through the lens of late-1960s America, a time of political and cultural turmoil.

Written in 1971, the play introduces us to big-game hunter and war hero Harold Ryan, presumed dead for many years, who returns home like Odysseus to an America he no longer recognizes and a wife, Penelope, who’s started a new life.

During the war, Harold killed over 200 men and women, including the notorious Beast of Yugoslavia, and countless more animals, for sport. He was later “lost” in the Amazon rainforest while hunting for diamonds with Colonel Looseleaf Harper, a slow-witted aviation hero who had the unhappy task of dropping the atomic bomb on Nagasaki, an act he comes to regret.

Confronted on his unexpected return by two suitors for his wife, a nerdy Electrolux vacuum cleaner salesman named Shuttle and a hippie, peace-loving M.D. called Woodly, who later becomes his foe, Harold is aggrieved that his country has become weak. He even finds his son, Paul, who had worshipped his father from afar as a real American hero, has been pampered and grown unmanly, afraid even to walk the park at night.

Harold Ryan, the prolific killing machine, believes all heroes have been replaced by intolerable pacifists, and that in postwar 1960s America, it’s his job to make America great again. This is the story of his tragic attempt to do so.

“Happy Birthday, Wanda June” performs Nov. 14-17 at 8 p.m. and Nov. 18 at 2 p.m. An informal talk-back with cast, crew, and director follows the opening night performance. Refreshments provided.

2018-11-15T20:00 2018-11-15T22:00 America/New_York “Happy Birthday, Wanda June” Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.’s black comedy “Happy Birthday, Wanda June” opens on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 8 p.m. and runs through Sunday, Nov. 18 in the Bruce Davis Theater, Montgomery Hall, on the St. Mary’s College of Maryland campus. Ticket prices are $4 for teachers, students, senior citizens, and Arts Alliance members; $6, general admission. To make reservations, email the Theater Box Office at boxoffice@smcm.edu or telephone 240-895-4243. Produced by the Department of Theater, Film, and Media Studies and directed by faculty member Mark A. Rhoda, “Happy Birthday, Wanda June” is playwright Vonnegut’s prescient riff on toxic masculinity, as seen through the lens of late-1960s America, a time of political and cultural turmoil. Written in 1971, the play introduces us to big-game hunter and war hero Harold Ryan, presumed dead for many years, who returns home like Odysseus to an America he no longer recognizes and a wife, Penelope, who’s started a new life. During the war, Harold killed over 200 men and women, including the notorious Beast of Yugoslavia, and countless more animals, for sport. He was later “lost” in the Amazon rainforest while hunting for diamonds with Colonel Looseleaf Harper, a slow-witted aviation hero who had the unhappy task of dropping the atomic bomb on Nagasaki, an act he comes to regret. Confronted on his unexpected return by two suitors for his wife, a nerdy Electrolux vacuum cleaner salesman named Shuttle and a hippie, peace-loving M.D. called Woodly, who later becomes his foe, Harold is aggrieved that his country has become weak. He even finds his son, Paul, who had worshipped his father from afar as a real American hero, has been pampered and grown unmanly, afraid even to walk the park at night. Harold Ryan, the prolific killing machine, believes all heroes have been replaced by intolerable pacifists, and that in postwar 1960s America, it’s his job to make America great again. This is the story of his tragic attempt to do so. “Happy Birthday, Wanda June” performs Nov. 14-17 at 8 p.m. and Nov. 18 at 2 p.m. An informal talk-back with cast, crew, and director follows the opening night performance. Refreshments provided. -- Imported from So. Md. Community Calendar ( www.somd.com/calendar/ ) Bruce Davis Theater at St. Mary's College of Maryland


   N. Scott Momaday
Location: St. Mary's College of Maryland, Daugherty-Palmer Commons    View Map
Date: 11/15/2018
Start Time: 8:00 PM
End Time: 9:30 PM (01:30 Duration)
Posted By: Michael Bruckler
The Office of the President presents Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, Native American scholar and poet N. Scott Momaday on Nov. 15 at 8:15 p.m. in Daugherty-Palmer Commons on the College’s campus. The event, co-sponsored by the VOICES Reading Series and the Theater, Film, and Media Studies department, is free of charge and open to the public.

Momaday has been hailed as “the dean of American Indian writers” by the New York Times. He crafts—in language and imagery—majestic landscapes of a sacred culture. Named a UNESCO Artist for Peace and Oklahoma’s poet laureate, he was also a recipient of the 2007 National Medal of Arts for “introducing millions worldwide to the essence of Native American culture.” Momaday was the first Native American to be awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his novel, “House Made of Dawn.” His most recent volume, “Again the Far Morning: New and Selected Poems,” was released in 2011.

His other awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship, the “Mondello,” Italy’s highest literary honor, and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the 2018 Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards. His works include “The Way to Rainy Mountain,” “The Names: A Memoir,” “The Ancient Child,” and a new collection, “Three Plays,” which celebrates Kiowa history and culture. He was featured in the Ken Burns documentary “The West,” which showcased his masterful retelling of Kiowa history and mythology.

Momaday is the founder of The Buffalo Trust, dedicated to the preservation of Native American culture and heritage. He has held tenured teaching posts at UC Berkeley, Stanford University and the University of Arizona and received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Behind his printed work beats the heart of the oral storyteller, keeping alive—in myths and memories—the peoples persecuted and the land lost. “In the oral tradition,” says Momaday, “stories are not told merely to entertain or instruct. They are told to be believed. Stories are realities lived and believed. They are true.”

2018-11-15T20:00 2018-11-15T21:30 America/New_York N. Scott Momaday The Office of the President presents Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, Native American scholar and poet N. Scott Momaday on Nov. 15 at 8:15 p.m. in Daugherty-Palmer Commons on the College’s campus. The event, co-sponsored by the VOICES Reading Series and the Theater, Film, and Media Studies department, is free of charge and open to the public. Momaday has been hailed as “the dean of American Indian writers” by the New York Times. He crafts—in language and imagery—majestic landscapes of a sacred culture. Named a UNESCO Artist for Peace and Oklahoma’s poet laureate, he was also a recipient of the 2007 National Medal of Arts for “introducing millions worldwide to the essence of Native American culture.” Momaday was the first Native American to be awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his novel, “House Made of Dawn.” His most recent volume, “Again the Far Morning: New and Selected Poems,” was released in 2011. His other awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship, the “Mondello,” Italy’s highest literary honor, and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the 2018 Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards. His works include “The Way to Rainy Mountain,” “The Names: A Memoir,” “The Ancient Child,” and a new collection, “Three Plays,” which celebrates Kiowa history and culture. He was featured in the Ken Burns documentary “The West,” which showcased his masterful retelling of Kiowa history and mythology. Momaday is the founder of The Buffalo Trust, dedicated to the preservation of Native American culture and heritage. He has held tenured teaching posts at UC Berkeley, Stanford University and the University of Arizona and received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Behind his printed work beats the heart of the oral storyteller, keeping alive—in myths and memories—the peoples persecuted and the land lost. “In the oral tradition,” says Momaday, “stories are not told merely to entertain or instruct. They are told to be believed. Stories are realities lived and believed. They are true.” -- Imported from So. Md. Community Calendar ( www.somd.com/calendar/ ) St. Mary's College of Maryland, Daugherty-Palmer Commons


   

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