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Let CCBC Events Help You Through The Winter Doldrums

The Community College of Baltimore County offers music recitals, theater performances, star-gazing parties and guest speakers.

Dundalk Community Theatre will present "Driving Miss Daisy" Feb. 21-23 and Feb. 28-March 2.
Dundalk Community Theatre will present "Driving Miss Daisy" Feb. 21-23 and Feb. 28-March 2.
The Community College of Baltimore County is more than a place to learn. It also offers a variety of entertainment, from student recitals to professional performances; college and job fairs; open houses and informational sessions about individual academic programs; and talks by guest speakers.

Here's what CCBC has on tap for the remainder of January through February:

January

Jan. 16, 17, 21 and 22
Continuing Education:  Construction (pre-apprenticeship) information and assessment sessions 
1-4 p.m., Room 182, CCBC Randallstown, 3637 Offutt Road
For additional information, call 443-840-4625 or email ACE@ccbcmd.edu. 

Jan. 17
Continuing Education:  Machine Tool Short-Term Training Open House
9 a.m., Health Careers and Technology Bldg., Room 110, CCBC Catonsville, 800 S. Rolling Road
For additional information, contact Denise Bellamy at dbellamy@ccbcmd.edu or 443-840- 4712. 

February

Feb. 6
Discover CCBC: Information Sessions 
10 am and 4 pm 
Student Services Center. Room 204, CCBC Catonsville, 800 S. Rolling Road
Student Services Center, Room 107, CCBC Dundalk, 7200 Sollers Point Road
Student Services Center, Room 120, CCBC Essex, 7201 Rossville Blvd.
Register at www.ccbcmd.edu/infosessions or call 443-480-1377. 

Feb. 7
Observing Sessions:  Star Party at the CCBC Dundalk Observatory
7-9 pm, Observatory, (first right after the entrance) CCBC Dundalk, 7200 Sollers Point Road
See celestial bodies up close with CCBC’s powerful Celestron 14-inch CGE 1400 XLT telescope. 
Free. No tickets or reservations required.  In case of inclement weather, call 443-840-3486 no earlier than 45 minutes before the show to check if it will be held. 

Feb. 7
CCBC Essex Music Forum:  The Drum Runners
12:20 p.m., Arts and Humanities Hall, Recital Hall, CCBC Essex, 7201 Rossville Boulevard
CCBC alumnus James Gummer, Abigail Palmer and Steve Wannall make up this dynamic and entertaining percussion troupe.  Their show exploring the world of rhythm will be followed by an interactive workshop with CCBC students and audience members.
Free.  No tickets or reservations needed. 

Feb. 8
Benjamin Banneker Planetarium Show:  Benjamin Banneker’s Astronomy
10-11 am, Laboratory Building, 003, CCBC Catonsville, 800 S. Rolling Road.
Learn how Benjamin Banneker, a farmer in neighboring Oella, taught himself astronomy, helped survey the boundaries of the District of Columbia and authored almanacs in the 1790s to become the first African American man of science.
Free. No tickets or reservations required. For more information, call 443-840-4560.


Feb. 8 (Snow date – Feb. 15)
CCBC Dental Hygiene Program/MDHA: Sealant Saturday
10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Dental Arts Center, CCBC Dundalk, 7200 Sollers Point Road
Together with the Maryland Dental Hygienists’ Association, the Dental Hygiene program will provide clear, colorless, protective coatings (sealants) on permanent molar teeth for children ages 6 through 18 to help prevent tooth decay.  Each child must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian to participate.
Free.  Appointments required.   To request an appointment, call 443-840-3340 and provide a daytime phone number where you can be reached to schedule an appointment. 

Feb. 14
CCBC Essex Music Forum:  CCBC Faculty Recital 
12:20 p.m., Arts and Humanities Hall, Recital Hall, CCBC Essex, 7201 Rossville Boulevard
Professional musicians on the CCBC Music faculty will present selections from classical to jazz, in solo and ensemble.
Free.  No tickets or reservations needed. 

Feb. 19 
CCBC Catonsville Casual Concert:  Rob Levit Trio
11:15 a.m., Center for the Arts, Lounge, CCBC Catonsville, 800 S. Rolling Road

Feb. 20
CCBC Dundalk Casual Concert:  Ron Levit Trio
11:30 a.m., College Community Center, Student Lounge, CCBC Dundalk, 7200 Sollers Point Road

Feb. 21 
CCBC Essex Music Forum:  Rob Levit Trio
12:20 p.m., Arts and Humanities Hall, Recital Hall, CCBC Essex, 7201 Rossville Boulevard
In conjunction with the reading of David K. Shipler’s “The Working Poor: Invisible in America,” the Rob Levit Trio will perform original songs related to the topics in the book and other music and poetry related to poverty and the working poor.
ALL ARE FREE.  No tickets or reservations needed. 

Feb. 20
ABC News Senior Correspondent Byron Pitts on "Step Out on Nothing"
2014 President’s Distinguished African-American Lecture
11:15 a.m. – 12:35 p.m., College Community Center, Theatre, CCBC Essex, 7201 Rossville Blvd.
CCBC celebrates Black History Month with its annual President’s Distinguished African-American Lecture.  This year’s speaker is Baltimore native Byron Pitts, now a Senior News Correspondent with ABC News.  He will discuss his book, “Step Out on Nothing: How Faith and Family Helped Me Overcome Life’s Challenges.”
Free but tickets are required.  Call the CCBC Box Office at 443-840-ARTS (2787). 

Feb. 21-23 and Feb. 28-March 2
Dundalk Community Theatre: Driving Miss Daisy
Feb. 21, 22, 28, March 1 at 8 p.m.; Feb. 23, March 2 at 3 p.m.
College Community Center,  John E. Ravekes Theatre, CCBC Dundalk, 7200 Sollers Point Road
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, this is the charming, humorous and utterly heartwarming tale of the unlikely friendship that blossoms between a prickly, elderly Southern matriarch and her kindhearted chauffeur.  Spanning decades of prejudice inequality and civil unrest, the pair transcend their differences to form a lasting bond.
Tickets:  General admission $23; seniors $20; students, children 12 and under $15. Call the CCBC Box Office at 443-840-ARTS (2787) for tickets and information.

Feb. 28
CCBC Essex Music Forum:  CCBC Student Recital
12:20 p.m., Arts and Humanities Hall, Recital Hall, CCBC Essex, 7201 Rossville Boulevard
Students studying applied music at CCBC Essex will perform selections in a variety of musical styles.
Free.  No tickets or reservations needed.

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