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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.
Tonya Gonnella Frichner, a founder and president of the New-York based American Indian Law Alliance, will discuss Woman as Leader: An Indigenous Perspective at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 11 at 4 p.m. in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives. The public is invited to attend free of charge.
Joan Birman, professor of mathematics at Columbia University, will discuss Knots in Mathematics at 7:30 p.m. March 16 in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives, 70 Campus Ave. The public is invited to attend the annual Richard W. Sampson Lecture, and admission is free. Refreshments will be served following the lecture.
“Where Are the Pressure Points for Changing Maine High Schools?” a two-hour open forum featuring a panel of Maine high-school educators, will be held at 7 p.m. March 15 in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives, 70 Campus Ave. The forum, sponsored by the Bates and Bowdoin college departments of education and the Maine Commission on Secondary Schools, is open to the public without charge.