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Creative writing students of Gary Lawless, instructor in English at Bates College, will read from their works at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 28, in the Special Collections Room of Ladd Library.
The Bates College Noonday Concert series continues its spring season with a selection of programs throughout April. The free concerts, open to the public, will be held from 12:30 to 1 p.m. at the college’s Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St.
Remembering Luboml: Images of a Jewish Community, a photo exhibit of daily life in a Polish shtetl (village), will be displayed at Bates College on the first floor of the George and Helen Ladd Library from April 5 through June 19. In honor of the exhibit’s opening, Holocaust survivor Judith Magyar Isaacson, author and former dean of students at Bates, will deliver a talk, “Return to Auschwitz: How to Forgive?” at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 7, in Skelton Lounge of Chase Hall. The public is invited to attend both the exhibit and lecture free of charge.
Julian Bond, an active participant in the movements for civil rights, economic justice and peace for more than three decades, will receive an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Bates College at noon Wednesday, April 7, in Alumni Gymnasium as part of the college’s annual Founders Day Convocation — a time when the college reflects on the principles that were at its founding and continue to sustain it. The public is invited to attend the convocation without charge.
Judith Magyar Isaacson, Holocaust survivor and author of “Seed of Sarah: Memoirs of a Survivor,” will discuss “Return To Auschwitz: How To Forgive” from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 7, in Skelton Lounge, Chase Hall. The public is invited to attend the Spiritual Journeys lecture at Bates without charge. Call 207-786-8272 for more information.
Love and Lamentation in the 17th Century, a program of classical music performed by Sally Sanford, soprano, and Catherine Liddell, lute and theorbo, will be presented at 8 p.m. March 25, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St. The program includes “Songs of Darkness” by John Dowland, “Toccata” by Alessandro Piccinini, “Lamento della Madonna” by Claudio Monteverdi and “Amante Felice” by Giovanni Stefani. The public is invited to attend the annual Edith C. and Raymond L. Kendall Concert, and admission is free.
Brother Scars and Strange Fruit, a multimedia performance about race, gender, sexuality and the black gay body, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 22 in Chase Hall Lounge. The public is invited to attend, and admission is free.
Robin Wright, winner of the 1989 National Magazine Award for her reportage from Iran in The New Yorker, will discuss “Iraq: How Did We Get There and Where Are We Going?” at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 29 in Chase Hall Lounge. The public is invited to attend free of charge.
In order to raise funds for those Hondurans still in need of aid as a result of Hurricane Mitch, a group of Bates College student organizations will host a benefit concertat 7 p.m. Sunday, March 21, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St. Admission is $1, with additional donations accepted.
The Bates College Choir, accompanied by the Bates College Orchestra, will present two concerts at 8 p.m. Friday, March 26 and Saturday, March 27, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St. The public is invited to attend free of charge.