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Rabbi Carolyn Braun of Temple Beth El, Portland, will discuss “A Jewish Perspective” at Bates College on Sept. 23 in the Skelton Lounge of Chase Hall in the inaugural talk of a new college lecture series, “Spiritual Journeys: Stories of the Soul.” The public is invited to attend free of charge.
Julie Groom-Thompson, executive director of the Maine Mid Coast Chapter of the American Red Cross, and David Kuhns, a physician’s assistant who has treated land-mine victims in Afghanistan as a member of Doctors Without Borders, will give a presentation on land-mine eradication at 7 p.m., Sept. 22, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives, 70 Campus Ave. The public is invited and admission is free.
The Bates College Gospel Ensemble will have an open rehearsal at 2:30 p.m., Sept. 14 in Chase Hall Lounge, 56 Campus Ave.
Bates College will celebrate “Back to Bates” homecoming Sept. 19 – Sunday, Sept. 21 with many on-campus events for students, alumni and Bates employees.
In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the death of composer Johnanes Brahms, pianists Frank Glazer and Duncan Cumming ’93 will perform the composer’s complete works for solo piano in a series of concerts at Bates College Sept. 14 at 3 p.m.; Oct. 5 at 3 p.m.; Nov. 9 at 3 p.m. and Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St. The public is invited to attend the performances free of charge.
The Bates College Noonday Concert Series, featuring weekly performances by Bates faculty and students, resumes on Sept. 9 with a program of Hadyn songs performed by tenor John Corrie and fortepianist James Parakilas.
A one-woman play based on the writings of Etty Hillesum, a young woman who lived in Holland during the Nazi occupation, will premiere at Bates College in Gannett Theater at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11; Friday, Sept. 12; Saturday, Sept. 13; and 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept.14.
The Bates College Freewill Folk Society opens the 1997-98 Contradance Series with The Goose Cove Orchestra and caller Greg More at 8:30 p.m. Sept. 12 in Chase Hall Lounge, 56 Campus Ave. General admission is $4 and $2 for students and seniors. Soft-soled shoes are recommended.
Cornel West, one of the nation’s most eminent scholars, will address the topic of race in our society at the inaugural Bates Fall Forum at 4 p.m. Sept. 12, in the Alumni Gymnasium. The public is invited to attend free of charge.
The Jimmy Bruno Trio, led by jazz guitarist Jimmy Bruno, will perform at 8 p.m. Sept 13, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St. General admission at the door is $10 and $5 for students and seniors. For reservations call 207-786-6135.