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The Stuart Sisters, a dramatic duo from Philadelphia, will present two performances of “A Brand New Day,” an hourlong retrospective about the civil rights movement and the era of rock ‘n roll, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, and 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St.
Bates College will dedicate its new academic building, the Frederick B. and Ursula P. Pettengill Hall, at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, on the corner of Bardwell Street and Andrews Road as the highlight of its 1999 Celebrate Bates! Alumni and Parents Weekend.
Dr. Kenneth Wolf of Wolf Eye Associates, Lewiston, will discuss “Project ORBIS: The Flying Eye Hospital” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13 at Bates College in Skelton Lounge, Chase Hall, 56 Campus Ave. The public is invited to attend the college’s annual Sawyer Lecture in Biology free of charge.
Riffat Hassan, a feminist theologian and professor of humanities and religious studies at the University of Louisville, will discuss “Women in Islam: A Feminist Perspective” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives. The public is invited to attend the annual Rayborn Lindley Zerby Lecture without charge. For more information, call the Bates College Office of the Chaplain at 207-786-8272.
Singer, songwriter and activist Peggy Seeger will perform a concert at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $8 for students and seniors.
The Maine Music Society’s Maine Chamber Ensemble will perform a concert of Haydn, Vivaldi and Carter at Bates College (Saturday) Sept. 25 at 8 p.m.in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall. Tickets purchased in advance are $15 for adults and $14 for senior citizens. Admission at the door is $17.50 for both adults and seniors. Students may purchase tickets at half price, and admission for children 12 and under, accompanied by an adult, is free. For more information about the concert, call the Maine Music Society at 207-782-1403 or the Olin Arts Center at 207-786-6135.
Legendary Bates College track and cross country coach Walter Slovenski, 79, died Sept. 8 at Central Maine Medical Center, surrounded by his family, after a long battle with cancer. A memorial service will be held at the Bates Chapel on Sept. 24 at 4 p.m. followed by a reception at the Benjamin E. Mays Center on campus.
Rick Spalding, co-pastor of Boston’s Church of the Covenant and Protestant chaplain at Harvard University, will discuss “Holy Dissonance: The Pleasures of Being a Religious Misfit at Bates College” from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22, in Skelton Lounge, Chase Hall. The public is invited to attend this Spiritual Journeys lecture without charge. Call 207-786-8272 for more information.
Rap artist Wyclef Jean, whose recordings with the Fugees include the multi-platinum CD “The Score,” will perform with the Refugee All Stars at Bates College at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24, in the Clifton Daggett Gray Athletic Building. Tickets are $22 and may be purchased through Bull Moose Music stores starting Thursday, Sept. 9. Tickets are also available at Bates College in Chase Hall Thursday, Sept. 9 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays until the concert. Call 207-795-7496 for more information.
Pianist Frank Glazer, artist in residence and lecturer in music since 1980, will perform a concert of works by Handel, Scarlatti, Beethoven, Chopin and Brahms at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall.