Events This Week: February 22-28

Feb 22 2021

Events This Week: February 22-28

Events This Week

We hope you enjoy these events from our partners. There’s a lot to choose from this week to keep you busy through this last week of February!

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Equity and Justice in Employment Procedures

Join MSAC’s Executive Director, Ken Skrzesz and your fellow colleagues across the state on Tuesday mornings! Ken is joined by special guests Michael Ross, Executive Director and Stephanie Ybarra, Artistic Director of Baltimore Center Stage to share ideas for transforming employment procedures as a way to actionalize equity and justice. This event is free to attend.

Wil Talk – Art in Motion with Deborah Kommalan

Join MFA and art historian Wil Scott for a sit down with painter Deborah Kommalan. Kommalan’s signature oil realism of ordinary objects and figures in motion is both impressive technically and captivating emotionally. This event is free to attend.

The Legacy of Slavery in Maryland

  • Date: Tuesday, February 23
  • Time: 7:00 pm
  • Location: Online
  • Host Organization: Historic Annapolis

Christopher Haley will present “The Legacy of Slavery in Maryland,” including references to records and statistics the research program has unearthed since its study began at the Maryland State Archives in 2001. From the day that Mathias de Sousa and Francisco landed in St. Mary’s county aboard the Ark and the Dove in 1634, Black Marylanders have made significant contributions to both the state and nation in the political, economic, agricultural, legal, and domestic arenas. Despite what often seemed like insurmountable odds, Marylanders of Color have adapted, evolved, and prevailed. Join Chris as he shares runaway ads, domestic traffic notices, laws, and comparative reflections on the financial impact of the institution of slavery and Maryland.

Registration is required. Cost is $15 per household for General Admission or $10 per household for HA Members and Volunteers.

Revealing the Presence of the Enslaved

Join historian Willa Banks for a thought-provoking afternoon talk, Revealing the Enslaved Presence at Hammond-Harwood House in the 1800s. Newly discovered evidence has shown that three to five enslaved persons resided at Hammond-Harwood House for a period of time. A discussion of these findings combined with the known experiences of domestic servants in America provides not only an identity to each enslaved individual, but also it offers a glimpse into the demands on their daily lives while serving the owners of this colonial style home.

Registration is required. To make a reservation call: 410-263-4683 x10. This event is free to attend.

Changing Fisheries of the Chesapeake Bay: Radical Changes in Recent Years

Presenter Lenny Rudow, Angler in Chief at Rudow’s FishTalk Magazine, Author, and Editor will discuss how striped bass populations have fallen, and as conservation measures intended to rebuild their population seem to be falling short, there’s been a rather amazing increase in the number and diversity of warm-weather species visiting the Bay’s waters each summer. Learn which types of warm-water fish are now being found in our local waters on a regular basis. For Chesapeake anglers, “times they are a changing”!

Register in advance. Lectures are $10 or free for AMM Members First Mate and above ($100).

Irresistibly Elegant Tea Party

You and your household can cook along with Chef Alba or just watch her work her magic in the kitchen. Chef Alba will be creating an assortment of bite-sized fancy tea sandwiches and a sweet dessert. When you sign up for this 1-1/2 hour Zoom cooking class, you will receive an email detailing the shopping list of ingredients and the recipes. When class is over, you will be ready for tea time; a light meal enjoyed in the late afternoon. Set your tea table, pour your favorite tea and Enjoy!

Register in advance. The Tea Party on Zoom is $25 per device.

Interview with Jennifer B. Bodine

This interview, followed by a Q&A period, will provide the backstory on the work and creativity of A. Aubrey Bodine’s photography exhibited in salons and the “Brown Pages” of the Baltimore Sun. Free and open to the public. Link information will be posted prior to event.

As always, be sure to check the Four Rivers Heritage Area Events Calendar for the latest updates.