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January 2020

The Havre de Grace Arts Collective presents: Robert Burns, Legend and Legacy

January 25 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Cultural Center at the Opera House, 121 N. Union Ave
Havre de Grace, MD 21078

Free program. Part of the Robert Burns Weekend in Havre de Grace. Calling all Scot-o-philes! Curious about Robert Burns, Scotland’s beloved national poet? Robert F. Lackey explores Robert Burns the man, the poet, and why he matters so much, even today, to Scots and people worldwide. A fun and wide-ranging talk. Also, in this program, a film presentation of “To the Haggis”, and Burns’ poems set to music, including a sing-along with The Esme Trio. “Some hae meat and canna…

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The Hello Girls

January 26 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Cultural Center at the Opera House, 121 N. Union Ave
Havre de Grace, MD 21078

They were known as the “Hello Girls” — American women fluent in French and English who answered the urgent call for telephone operators needed in France during World War I. They took oaths, underwent training, and headed to war before most of the American doughboys arrived in France, connected 26 million calls and ultimately proved to be a significant factor in winning the war. This documentary film details their skill and courage, not officially recognized until long after their service.

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February 2020

The Havre de Grace Colored School Foundation presents:The Langston Hughes Youth Oratorical Contest

February 1 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Cultural Center at the Opera House, 121 N. Union Ave
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
Free

The Colored School Foundation is pleased to announce the 2020 Langston Hughes Youth Oratorical Contest. The contest provides a wonderful forum for students to develop their speaking, writing and oratory skills while developing poise and confidence in an important life skill of public speaking. Contestants are required to deliver a 4 to 5-minute speech around the theme, “I dream a world…” FREE, but tickets required.

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Moonshine Hafla: Mardi Gras Edition

February 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Cultural Center at the Opera House, 121 N. Union Ave
Havre de Grace, MD 21078

Note: This event takes place in the Opera House’s Black Box Laissez les bon temps rouler!! Bellydance with a jazzy twist, in honor of the coming Mardi Gras! An evening of talented and fun Bellydance performances in many styles. Our dancers will bring their best shimmies to the black box theatre for your entertainment and delight! Free, but registration required.

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The Havre de Grace Arts Collective presents: Where’d You Go Bernadette?

February 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Cultural Center at the Opera House, 121 N. Union Ave
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
$5 – $6

Cate Blanchett stars in Richard Linklater’s adaptation of the 2012 comic novel about a Seattle architect who goes missing. Bernadette Fox seems to have it all, so when she suddenly disappears without a trace, her concerned family sets off on an exciting adventure to solve the mystery of where she might have gone.

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Amici delle Muse Piano Trio (Made possible by The Peggy and Yale Gordon Trust)

February 4 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Cultural Center at the Opera House, 121 N. Union Ave
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
$8 – $10

The Amici delle Muse Piano Trio will treat us to an evening of classical music. Pianist Ernest Baretta will accompany cellist Aneta Otręba-Kuznik and violinist Swiatoslaw Kuznik. All three members of the trio have earned their doctorates in performance (Peabody Conservatory and University of Maryland) and have performed extensively as soloists, both in America and overseas. Youth under 18 are FREE!  Made possible by The Peggy and Yale Gordon Trust

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The Havre de Grace Arts Collective presents: Grease Sing-a-Long

February 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Cultural Center at the Opera House, 121 N. Union Ave
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
$9 – $10

Sing along with John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John and experience the friendships, romances, and adventures of a group of high school kids in the 1950s. Welcome to the singing and dancing world of “Grease,” the most successful movie musical of all time. Can a summer romance survive the rituals of high school cliques? Brush up on your Grease TRIVIA as you test your answers with fellow fans! Dress up in your best 50’s attire or as your favorite T-bird or Pink Lady…

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The Havre de Grace Arts Collective presents: Disney’s Alice in Wonderland

February 8 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Cultural Center at the Opera House, 121 N. Union Ave
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
$5 – $6

Activities before the film start at 10:00 am Disney’s original (1951) animated Alice in Wonderland (G) Recommended for Ages 4+ Always free for kids under 13 when accompanied by an adult This classic tale tells the awe-inspiring story of 7-year-old Alice who falls down a rabbit hole into a colorful journey where she meets the March Hare, the Cheshire Cat, the Mad Hatter, and the Queen of Hearts. Come and celebrate a Very Merry “Un-Birthday’ and share the magic of…

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The Lockhouse Museum’s Shank Lecture Series presents: Plantations, Slavery & Freedom on Maryland’s Eastern Shore

February 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Cultural Center at the Opera House, 121 N. Union Ave
Havre de Grace, MD 21078

Jacqueline Simmons Hedberg, the author of Slaves, Plantations and Freedom on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, tells the story of 6 African Americans, both free and enslaved, that were vital to the economy of the Eastern Shore of Maryland and their stories of courage, cruelty, and hope. Refreshments and book signing to follow. FREE, but tickets required. This free lecture series is brought to you by the Susquehanna Museum at the Lock House. (www.thelockhousemuseum.org) and sponsored by Stephens & Stephens Clocks of…

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Joshua Banbury Trio: Love is Love

February 14 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
The Cultural Center at the Opera House, 121 N. Union Ave
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
$28 – $30

Joshua Banbury is a Texas-born multidimensional vocal artist and writer. He has trained in classical voice and theater since he was fifteen and is now an emerging jazz singer in the NYC area. He has sung with The Baltimore Symphony, The Glimmerglass Opera Festival, and most recently at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and National Sawdust. Additionally, he is slated to make his debut with his trio at The Kennedy Center in the spring of 2020. A recent graduate of…

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Iota Nu Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Presents: Talent Hunt

February 15 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Cultural Center at the Opera House, 121 N. Union Ave
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
Free

Come and enjoy the talents of local high school students competing to win prizes: 1st- $400 and an all-expense-paid trip to compete in the District Talent Hunt in Pittsburgh 2nd- $200 3rd- $100 Free, but ticket required!

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An Evening with Paul Collins

February 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Cultural Center at the Opera House, 121 N. Union Ave
Havre de Grace, MD 21078

A reception for the renowned artist followed at 8 pm by a presentation about his paintings and how he works. Beginning Tuesday, January 28 – An exhibit of works by Paul Collins will be on display in the Opera House gallery and at Artists Emporium, 220 N Washington St, Havre de Grace MD 21078

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The Havre de Grace Arts Collective presents: Harriet

February 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Cultural Center at the Opera House, 121 N. Union Ave
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
$5 – $6

Harriet Tubman escaped from slavery and became one of America’s greatest heroes, a leader in the Underground Railroad, a military commander, and a torchbearer for abolition, whose courage, ingenuity and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history. This is her extraordinary story. THE HAVRE DE GRACE ARTS COLLECTIVE PRESENTS A CITY-WIDE CELEBRATION OF THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD AND TRIBUTE TO HARRIET TUBMAN – SATURDAY FEBRUARY 15 THROUGH MONDAY FEBRUARY 17. EVENT DETAILS COMING SOON!

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“Isaac Worthington, Runaway Slave,” Debbra Mason Concert, Antebellum Supper

February 16 @ 3:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Cultural Center at the Opera House, 121 N. Union Ave
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
Free

Harriet Tubman Weekend Events – St. John’s Episcopal Church 3 pm “ISSAC WORTHINGTON, RUNAWAY SLAVE” – a radio play by Camay Murphy, featuring Peter Brooks, Colleen Webster, Greg Shinn, and Cochise Brooks Plus: A CONCERT OF SONGS by Debbra Mason (Free will offering) 5:30 pm – ANTEBELLUM SUPPER (Free will offering) Tickets are FREE, but registration is required.

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The Havre de Grace Arts Collective presents: “All Aboard for Philadelphia”

February 17 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Cultural Center at the Opera House, 121 N. Union Ave
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
Free

“All Aboard for Philadelphia” – a talk by historian Phillip Hesser How Harriet Tubman, Fredrick Douglass, and others traveled to freedom in railroad passenger cars and steamboat cabins. Free Event, but registration required.

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Tidewater Players presents The Marvelous Wonderettes Dream On

February 28 @ 8:00 pm
The Cultural Center at the Opera House, 121 N. Union Ave
Havre de Grace, MD 21078

The hits of the 60s and 70s provide the perfect soundtrack for these old friends to catch up on the places life has led them, all performed with their own marvelous spin! Check the website for more dates. Email: laurie@tidewaterplayers.com

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March 2020

The Havre de Grace Arts Collective presents: Woman at War

March 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Cultural Center at the Opera House, 121 N. Union Ave
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
$5 – $6

Halla is a fifty-year-old independent woman. But behind the scenes of a quiet routine, she leads a double life as a passionate environmental activist. As her actions grow bolder, her life changed in the blink of an eye when she is finally granted permission to adopt a girl from the Ukraine.

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The Lockhouse Museum’s Shank Lecture Series presents: Preserving Vintage Maryland Recipes

March 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Cultural Center at the Opera House, 121 N. Union Ave
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
Free

Historic food blogger, Kara Mae Harris, featured in the Baltimore Sun and online magazine, Atlas Obscura, presents her journey collecting and preserving old Maryland recipes (www.theoldlineplate.com). Refreshments to follow featuring vintage Maryland desserts. FREE, but tickets required. This free lecture series is brought to you by the Susquehanna Museum at the Lock House. (www.thelockhousemuseum.org) and sponsored by Stephens & Stephens Clocks of Havre de Grace  

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The 9th Black Gospel Music Experience

March 10 @ 7:00 pm
The Cultural Center at the Opera House, 121 N. Union Ave
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
Free

In partnership with the Harford County Public Library. Supported by the Havre de Grace Friends of Harford County Public Library. Learn about the history of Black Gospel Music and its roots in the African American community as local gospel choirs and soloists bring the history and sound to life with the stories behind the music and the music itself. Admission is free but registration is required!

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The Havre de Grace Arts Collective presents: Evidential Medium- Connecting With Your Loved Ones

March 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Cultural Center at the Opera House, 121 N. Union Ave
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
$28 – $30

“She’s Back!” Debbie Wojciechowski returns to The Opera House for an amazing evening, to present “Connecting with Your Loved Ones”. Debbie is a certified Evidential Medium and a former career Federal Law Enforcement Officer. She holds a Master of Science degree from Johns Hopkins University and her professional career included extensive work in the mental health field. Debbie is a self-proclaimed normal person but possesses an extraordinary gift – the ability to communicate with your loved ones on the “other…

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Mike Massé: Epic Acoustic Classic Rock

March 13 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
The Cultural Center at the Opera House, 121 N. Union Ave
Havre de Grace, MD 21078

Don’t miss this amazing show of Mike Massé performing some of the best classic rock songs of all time acoustically: Toto, Simon & Garfunkel, U2, the Beatles… His YouTube video views are in the MILLIONS, a really unique talent. Mike is an internationally acclaimed artist, whose arrangements are praised for their originality and emotional impact. Legends of rock have expressed their love and gratitude for his renditions of their finest works. This is an opportunity for friends and families to…

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The Havre de Grace Arts Collective presents: The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

March 14 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Cultural Center at the Opera House, 121 N. Union Ave
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
$5 – $6

Activities before the film start at 10:30 am The Lego Movie: The Second Part 2019 (PG) Recommended for Ages 6+ Always free for kids under 13 when accompanied by an adult The citizens of Bricksburg face a dangerous new threat when LEGO DUPLO invaders from outer space start to wreck everything in their path. The battle to defeat the enemy and restore harmony to the LEGO universe takes Emmet, Lucy, Batman and the rest of their friends to faraway, unexplored…

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The Havre de Grace Arts Collective presents: Comedian Lucas Bohn

March 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Cultural Center at the Opera House, 121 N. Union Ave
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
$18 – $20

Lucas Bohn was born in a small town in southern Virginia. Known as the little guy who generates big laughs, Lucas’s ability to write clean, side-­‐spitting comedy has allowed him to share the stage with national headliners like Jimmy Fallon, Kevin Hart, and Billy Gardel. Always a fan of clean comedy, Lucas began his career with the idea that he would write jokes that were honest and thought-provoking but excluded excessive profanity. His family-friendly brand of entertainment reflects his belief…

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A Year of Dance presented by the A Step Ahead Dance Center Performing Company

March 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Cultural Center at the Opera House, 121 N. Union Ave
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
$10

Join us for a celebration of dance in many styles! The dancers in the ASADC Performing Company share their passion and talents at many venues in the community throughout the year. They are excited to share their year with you!

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April 2020

Dan Hasty presents: “Moonlight and Magnolias” by Ron Hutchnison

April 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Cultural Center at the Opera House, 121 N. Union Ave
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
$10 – $20

The setting is 1939 Hollywood. What a time, right? The famous producer David O. Selznick has stopped production of his new film, “Gone With The Wind”. Why do you ask? The screenplay does not work. Selznick has one last hope to pull off one of the greatest pictures ever made. He sends a car for the talented screenwriter Ben Hecht and pulls legendary director Victor Fleming off the set from his film, “The Wizard Of Oz”. Selznick then locks the…

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The Havre de Grace Arts Collective presents: The Bookshop

April 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Cultural Center at the Opera House, 121 N. Union Ave
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
$5 – $6

Free-spirited widow Florence Green (Emily Mortimer) risks everything to open a bookshop in a conservative East Anglian coastal town. While bringing about a surprising cultural awakening, she earns the polite but ruthless opposition of a local grand dame (Patricia Clarkson) and the support and affection of a reclusive book-loving widower (Bill Nighy). A perfect film to enjoy with members of your book group and to gather with other local book groups to share what you have been reading.

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The Havre de Grace Arts Collective presents: Disney Pixar’s A Bug’s Life

April 18 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Cultural Center at the Opera House, 121 N. Union Ave
Havre de Grace, MD 21078

*Activities before the film starts at 10:00A Bug’s Life (1998) (G) Recommended for Ages 5+ Always free for kids under 13 when accompanied by an adult Stunning visuals and quirky voices fuel this clever and unique view of the insect world – sure to spark every child’s imagination and curiosity. *Special activities led by the Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. USDA Officers will provide hands-on learning activities featuring an array of insects and bugs! Don’t miss…

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May 2020

The Havre de Grace Arts Collective presents: The Farewell

May 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Cultural Center at the Opera House, 121 N. Union Ave
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
$5 – $6

Chinese-born, U.S.-raised Billi (Awkwafina) reluctantly returns to China. Her whole family knows their beloved matriarch, Nai-Nai, has been given mere weeks to live, but everyone has decided not to tell her, gathering instead under the joyful guise of an expedited wedding, uniting family members scattered among new homes abroad. Funny, uplifting, moving, and based on an actual life. In English and Mandarin with English subtitles.

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The Havre de Grace Arts Collective presents: Charlotte’s Web (2006)

May 16 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Cultural Center at the Opera House, 121 N. Union Ave
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
$5 – $6

Charlotte’s Web 2006 (G) Recommended for Ages 5+ Always free for kids under 13 when accompanied by an adult Magical take on a beloved children’s classic. Based on E.B. White’s novel, the film mixes live-action performances with talking barnyard animals! Fun Activity – After the film, meet the Fire Fighters of Susquehanna Hose Company, right next door to the theater. See their equipment and gear and have a chance to sit in their truck and ring their siren. Always a…

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