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BING AND BOB ARE BACK WITH THE BOB HOPE USO TOUR
Saturday, May 26, 2012 7:00 PM @ North Beach Volunteer Fire Department
Chesapeake Beach, MD -- for details and ticket purchase, click here
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church cordially invites you to the dedication of the new Bedient Pipe Organ, Opus 84, on Sunday, May 20 at 4:30pm. Choral Evensong sung by the St. Paul’s choir will be followed by the dedicatory recital featuring Dr. Robert Delcamp as guest organist. Choirmaster and organist at the University of the South, an Episcopal university and seminary in Tennessee, Dr. Delcamp has been the mentor for many years of Susan Yoe, St. Paul’s music director. The concert is free, but donations are appreciated. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church is located at 25 Church Street, Prince Frederick, Maryland.
Live Classic Oldies Music Performance
Friday, May 25, 2012 8:00 PM - Midnight
Featuring the Always Popular: Gridloc Band
At Miss Motley's Cafe in the Bel Alton High School CDC
9501 Crain Highway, Bel Alton, MD
Cover: Adults $10.00; Cash Bar
Sandwich and Dinner Menus Available
Must be 21 y.o. to attend
For Information, table reservations or tickets, call 301-392-9794
2012 Speaker Series at Sotterley
Elizabeth Chew, Ph.D. and Rex Ellis, Ph.D.
“Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello: An Insider’s View”
Wednesday, May 30 | 7:00 p.m. in the Barn
Sotterley Plantation is proud to partner with The Boeing Company in announcing the upcoming 2012 Speaker Series presentation entitled “Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello: An Insider’s View” by curators Elizabeth Chew, Ph.D. and Rex Ellis, Ph.D. They will present their journey of conceptualizing and producing the exhibition, Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello: Paradox of Liberty.
Dr. Elizabeth Chew is Curator at Monticello and is involved with the research on and interpretation of the Monticello house, its collections, the Jefferson family, and the enslaved community. She curated the exhibitions To Try All Things: Monticello as Experiment at the Thomas Jefferson Visitor Center and Crossroads: Domestic Work at Monticello in the lower level of the house, both of which consider the contributions of enslaved people. She is the co-curator of Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello: Paradox of Liberty with Rex Ellis.
Dr. Rex M. Ellis is the Associate Director for Curatorial Affairs at the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Dr. Ellis is responsible for planning, developing, directing, and managing all curatorial collections and educational programs. Under his leadership the curatorial and education teams develop, preserve, document, and interpret scholarship and collections of the museum through exhibitions, education and public programs. Prior to this position, Dr. Ellis was the first African American Vice President for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation where he managed all programs and operations and served in this capacity for eight years.
This event is FREE to the public. Advance reservations are required due to limited seating. Call 301-373-2280 to make your reservation.
Because of the generous grant and continued support from The Boeing Company, Sotterley Plantation is able to offer this important community outreach, fulfilling its mission of serving as an educational resource and cultural venue while it seeks to preserve, interpret and research the plantation’s diverse cultures and environments through its history.
Partnership with Maryland Historical Society
Civil War Living History Event May 26th
at SotterleyOn Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 1:00 pm meet two historic Marylander Civil War heroes portrayed by the Maryland Historical Society Players who bring history alive and make it relevant for today’s audiences. Clara Barton was known as the “Angel of the Battlefield” and was founder of the American Red Cross. Learn how one woman’s courage and generosity commanded the respect of every soldier. Also meet Christian Fleetwood, a Baltimore-born free black man who as a Union soldier willingly risked his life during the Civil War and became one of the first African-American’s to receive the Medal of Honor for bravery. Both performing artists, Britt Olsen-Ecker and Roderick Howard II, will bring to life the stories of these extraordinary individuals. They will also present a short talk highlighting Civil War era objects that appear in the Maryland Historical Society’s exhibit Divided Voices: Civil War in Maryland and will lead a discussion with the audience. The exhibit is open through 2015.
“When the Maryland Historical Society contacted Sotterley Plantation to be a partner site for their Civil War living history project, we quickly agreed,” stated Sotterley Executive Director, Nancy Easterling. “Sotterley is always excited to find new ways in which we can help make history come alive for our site’s visitors, and we were thrilled when the Historical Society received their grant and we could take part in this project.”
This FREE program is made possible by the Maryland Historical Society through the Maryland Humanities Council’s generous grant program. Call 301-373-2280 for reservations, as space is limited.
Sixth Season of Downtown Tunes Begins May 26 in Leonardtown
The sixth season of live music returns to downtown Leonardtown this summer when the Downtown Tunes series opens in the Square on Saturday, May 26, 2012, offering up a jazz and popular music program featuring Jennifer Cooper and Groove Span.
The series will also feature evenings devoted to acoustic music, country, and rock and roll throughout the summer. All concerts are on the fourth Saturdays of the month and all are free. Shows begin at 6 pm and will run about three hours.
Downtown Tunes will continue on June 23, with an acoustic music show with popular music trio Hamm-It-Ups, and The Edds, an acoustic duo of terrific singers and guitarists.
On July 28, one of St. Mary’s County’s newest country bands, Shuckin’ Country, will open for regional favorites Country Memories..
The series winds up on August 25 with rock and roll by Geezer with special guest Dickie Hammett, well-known lead singer from Wiskers.
Groove Span features Jennifer Cooper’s always captivating vocal performances, along with Carl Reichelt on guitar, Frank Smith on bass, Paul Christian on drums and Alex Dean on electric violin. Check out their web site at go-diva.webs.com.
All shows are free but concert-goers are invited to bring chairs or blankets to sit on. Downtown restaurants will be open before and during the shows.
The series is organized and hosted by the Leonardtown Business Association.
Rain dates will be the next day, Sunday, for all shows.
For information call Robin Guyther, Director, at 301 904-4452, or visit the Leonardtown web site, www.somd.com/leonardtown, as the summer approaches.