At Colby College in Waterville, a series of wellness lectures in 2001 will address topics of mental, emotional, social and physical well-being. Lectures are open to the public and are free of charge. Programs will discuss eating disorders, AIDS, humor and more. All lectures will be held in the Page Commons Room in Cotter Union. For information contact Colby's health center at 207-872-3058.
The Colby College Museum of Art will be closed from Saturday, December 23, through Monday, December 25, and from Saturday, December 30, through Monday, January 1. The museum will be open regular hours from December 26-29.
On Monday, November 27, from 5 to 8 p.m. the remaining free tickets for Colby College's 31st annual Service of Carols and Lights will be distributed in the lobby of Colby's Cotter Union to members of the community.
Waterville's college and community radio station, WMHB-FM, will hold its annual holiday food drive/music give-away on Saturday, December 2, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at its studio offices in the basement of Roberts Building, Colby College. Donations will benefit the Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter in Waterville.
The exhibition "The Eye: Mirror of the Soul" featuring the paintings of Father Paul Plante will be on display at the Colby College Museum of Art January 14 through February 25. Plante's work depicts detailed images from the natural world in intense color. An opening reception is planned for 3 to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, January 14, and the public is invited.
"The Quest for Entertainment and Enlightenment in Tokugawa Japan's Urban Centers," an exhibit of Japanese religious and secular art, will be on view at the Colby College Museum of Art December 8 through January 7.
On Friday, November 17, at 1:15 p.m. Anat Gilead, vice-consul of Israel at the Consulate General of Israel to New England, will give a lecture at Colby College in Waterville. "Middle East Update: Is Peace Still Possible?" will be presented in the Robins Room (second floor) of Roberts building.
On Sunday, December 3, the Colby Symphony Orchestra and the Colby College Chorale will present a combined performance at 7:30 p.m. in Lorimer Chapel on the Waterville campus. The concert, part of the 2000-2001 Music at Colby series, is open to the public and free of charge.
Two years ago when Bell Atlantic, now Verizon, made a $20,000 grant to Colby College to enhance math and science teaching in area schools, both Colby and Verizon anticipated a one-year program that would help teachers introduce the resources of the Internet to their students.
On Monday, November 20, from 5 to 8 p.m. free tickets for Colby College's 31st annual Service of Carols and Lights will be distributed in the lobby of Colby's Cotter Union to members of the community. Since seating is limited, tickets are required for admission and will be available only as long as supplies last. No phone or mail orders will be accepted.
Monday, November 20, at Colby College in Waterville poet, essayist and political activist June Jordan will give an address in the Page Commons Room of Cotter Union. Jordan will speak about her autobiography, Soldier: A Poet's Childhood (2000). The 8 p.m. lecture is open to the public.
Renowned painter Barbara Grossman will give a lecture and slide presentation on her works on Thursday, November 9, at Colby College in Waterville. The 4:30 p.m. event will be in room 154 of Bixler Art and Music Center and is open to the public free of charge. A reception will follow.
On Thursday, November 9, newspaper editors from The Boston Globe, the Chicago Tribune and The Oregonian, and government professor Tony Corrado will discuss "The Role of the Media in Elections: Campaign Coverage 2000" in a panel discussion at Colby College in Waterville. The 1:30 p.m. event will be in the Robins Room on the second floor of the Roberts building (above the college bookstore). It is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be provided.
Colby College and the Oak Institute for the Study of International Human Rights will present "Struggling for the Mother Earth: A Roundtable Discussion on Indigenous People and Human Rights in Colombia."
The Department of Theater and Dance at Colby College in Waterville will present the play Mrs. Warren's Profession by Irish dramatist George Bernard Shaw, November 16 through November 18. Performances will be held nightly Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in Strider Theater of Runnals Performing Arts Center.
Elise Friedmann, a correspondent for several European Jewish journals, will present the lecture "Who Owes What to the Holocaust Survivors?" on Wednesday, November 8, at Colby College in Waterville. The 7:30 p.m. event will be held in the Pugh Center of Cotter Union and is open to the public free of charge. A reception will follow immediately afterwards.
Peter Surasena, a grandmaster of the Kandyan dance tradition of Sri Lanka, and his troupe will perform at Colby College in Waterville on Saturday, October 28, at 7:30 p.m. The dance performance will be held in the Page Commons Room of Cotter Union and is open to the public free of charge.