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Bates alumna Jean Monahan ’81 will read from her two books of poetry, Hands and Believe it or Not at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 21, in the Special Collections Room of Ladd Library. The public is invited to attend the Readings with Bates Authors presentation free of charge.
The Gambian National Musical and Dance Troupe, featuring traditional dance, songs, instruments and culture of the West African nation, will perform at 7 p.m. March 19, in the Bates College Chapel. The public is invited to attend, and admission is free.
Please note that the March at Bates calendar incorrectly lists the times for using a 37-foot meditation labyrinth at Bates College Wednesday, March 10 and Wednesday March 17 in the Clifton Daggett Gray Athletic Building. The labyrinth, a floor canvas used as a spiritual tool for walking, meditation and prayer, will be open to the public on those two days between noon and 4 p.m.
The Rev. John P. Streit, dean of St. Paul’s Cathedral, Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, will discuss Faith, Doubt and Passion: Companions for an Unlikely Spiritual Journey from 4:30 to 6 p.m March 19 in Skelton Lounge, Chase Hall, 56 Campus Ave. The public is invited to attend the Spiritual Journeys lecture at Bates without charge. Call 207-786-8272 for more information.
Bates soprano Elaine Chow of Oklahoma City, Okla., accompanied by pianist Mark Howard, will give a solo senior thesis recital at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 20, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall. The public is invited to attend free of charge.
The Bates College Modern Dance Company, founded and directed by Marcy Plavin, lecturer in dance, will celebrate its 30-year anniversary with a concert performance, titled Slightly Hysterical (So, You Think This Has Been Easy?) at at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 20, in Schaeffer Theater, 305 College St. Admission is free, but no reservations are accepted. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
The groundhog may not have seen his shadow this year, but he couldn’t avoid hearing the mid-winter buzz about Portland native and 1977 Bates College graduate Elizabeth Strout’s first novel, “Amy and Isabelle” (Random House, 1998). The book has climbed into the top 30 best Selling novels listed by The New York Times, who called it “one of those rare, invigorating books that takes an apparently familiar world and peers into it with ruthless intimacy, revealing a strange and startling place.”
Poet Paul Muldoon will read from his works at Bates College March 18 at 8 p.m. in Chase Hall Lounge. The reading is sponsored by the Bates College Department of English. The public is invited to attend without charge.
The Bates College Concert Band, under the direction of Mark Manduca, a member of the college’s applied music faculty, will perform at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 17 in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St. The public is invited to attend, and admission is free.
The Bates College Fighting Bobcat Orchestra, directed by William Matthews, Alice Swanson Esty Professor of Music, will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, March 19 in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall. The public is invited and admission is free.