2.1 Is Genesis History? Documentary – Richmond – February 23
2.2 Hiding Place Ballet – Harrisonburg – March 4
2.3 Two Harriets: A Conversation Between Harriet Tubman and Harriet Beecher Stowe Theatrical Performance – Richmond – March 24 & 25
2.4 Gaithersburg Book Festival – Gaithersburg – May 20
Thursday, February 23, 2017, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Cost: varies depending on host theater.
Is Genesis History? Is a comprehensive documentary featuring scientists and scholars looking at the world and explaining how it intersects with the history recorded in Genesis. From rock layers to fossils to lions to stars, this film challenges the way we see the the world and shines new light on our origins, providing a positive argument for Biblical Creation and the Flood.
This one-night special event has been booked in hundreds of theaters across the country. To find the theater nearest you, visit http://isgenesishistory.com/theaters.
For more information, contact Marisa Borden at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the website.
Eastern Mennonite University
Saturday, March 4, 2017, from 7 p.m. to 9:10 p.m. Cost: $12/student, ages 6 to 18; $15/adult.
The professional Christian dance company, Ballet Magnificat Omega, from Jackson, Mississippi, will perform Hiding Place, based on the true story of Corrie and Betsie ten Boom. Corrie and Betsie protected Jews from the Nazis in a hiding place in their home, and were eventually sent to a concentration camp themselves. There they experienced God’s faithfulness and the power of forgiveness.
Parental discretion is advised. The unfortunate realities of anti–semitism and concentration camps may be disturbing for young children. Several stylized dance scenes depict violent treatment, with one instance resulting in a death.
For more information, contact Robert Ranck at 540-830-3183 or email@example.com.
2.3 Two Harriets: A Conversation Between Harriet Tubman and Harriet Beecher Stowe Theatrical Performance – Richmond – Registration Deadline Is March 22
Pine Camp Art and Community Center
Friday, March 24, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday, March 25, 2017, from 11 a.m. to noon. Cost: This is a free, family event, although pre-registration is required. Registration deadline is March 22.
Performance at Pine Camp Cultural Arts Center presents Two Harriets: A Conversation Between Harriet Tubman and Harriet Beecher Stowe, written by Sheri Bailey. This event is a fun, interactive historical production appropriate for all ages. A discussion with the playwright will follow Friday evening’s 7 p.m. performance.
To register for the event, call 804-646-3674.
For more information, contact Ann-Marie Williams at 804-646-3677 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
City Hall grounds
31 S. Summit Avenue
Saturday, May 20, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Cost: This is a free, family event.
The Gaithersburg Book Festival is an annual celebration of great books and great writing. The festival will feature more than 100 best-selling and award-winning authors who will participate in talks, panel discussions, and book signings throughout the day. Authors will include Jami Attenberg, Eleanor Brown, Sidney Blumenthal, Dan Zak, Laura Lippman, Kimberly Willis Holt, Tom Lichtenheld, and Michelle Knudson, among many others.
Other festival highlights include exhibiting authors, a Children’s Village, literary exhibitors, the Brew & Vine Cafe featuring live entertainment, used and new book sales, and free interactive, hands-on writing workshops on a variety of topics.
Admission, parking, and accessible shuttle buses from Shady Grove Metro and Lakeforest Mall are free.