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Bates will screen winning entries from the 17th annual Black Maria Film and Video Festival May 2 and May 3 in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall. The Saturday program begins at 8 p.m., and a different program begins at 2 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $5 for each screening, and tickets can be purchased at the door. The festival is sponsored by the Bates College Museum of Art with support from the Bates Filmboard.
Chief Abel Bosum of the Ouje-Bougoumou Cree First Nation will discuss hydroelectric power and his village’s award-winning alternative energy project April 24 at 3 p.m. in Skelton Lounge. The public is invited to attend free of charge.
As a festive closure to the ice storm of 1998 and in celebration of Earth Week at Bates College, Lewiston-Auburn residents are invited to select free trees and enjoy a free barbecue dinner on the Bates Quad April 24 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Music will be provided by Winterwood, an acoustic duo featuring Denny Breau and Brad Harnois.
The fourth biennial Maine Bird Conference, sponsored by Bates College and the Stanton Bird Club, will be held at Bates May 1-2 in the Olin Arts Center. Students, birdwatchers and ornithologists are invited to register for the conference by calling 207-645-4769 or 207-645-4122.
In celebration of Earth Day 1998, the Bates Environmental Federation sponsors two “read-ins” for local schoolchildren at the Lewiston and Auburn public libraries April 22 at 2 p.m.
The Phippsburg Board of Selectmen and Bates College announced Monday, April 13, that an agreement was reached to continue the tax exemption of the Bates-Morse Mountain Conservation Area.
Jane Smith Bernhardt, actor, playwright and peace activist, discusses, Art and the Conversion of the Heart in the last of a Bates lecture series Spiritual Journeys: Stories of the Soul April 28 at 4:30 p.m. in the Benjamin Mays Center. The public is invited to attend free of charge.
Over a period of four weeks, April 23-May 16, Bates College students, theater faculty and returning alumni artists will stage the first Bates Performance-Theater Festival 1998 in a series of workshops and collaborations of cutting-edge performance theater on the theme of diversity and difference. Some of the performances include adult themes. The public is invited to attend all events free of charge.
Awardwinning nature photographer John Sexton will discuss his photographic technique and give a slide presentation from his work April 25, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall.
Ellen E. Parr Doering, chief of the air toxics section of the Maine Department of Environmental Protection, will deliver a lecture titled Mercury in Maine’s Environment April 23 at 7 p.m. in Room 204 of Carnegie. The public is invited and admission is free.