Upcoming Events – Montgomery Blair High School PTSA

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  • ➡️  Events listed are primarily for adults and/or teens. Please review event descriptions and/or contact event organizers for details.
  • ➡️  Blair High School, Blair HS PTSA and MCPS events are designated as ‘Featured’ events (have blue vertical line in front of their event listings). For a complete list of the Blair HS PTSA’s meetings and events, you can view our current calendar.
  • ➡️ Please contact event organizers and/or venues prior to attendance for possible ‘event attendance’ limitations, safety/protection requirements, date changes or cancellations due to the coronavirus pandemic or other issues.
  • ➡️ MCPS (Montgomery County Public Schools) schools and buildings will remain closed until March 15, 2021 (reopening date subject to change). Events that were scheduled at MCPS schools and buildings will either be postponed or cancelled.
  • ➡️ ‘Virtual’ Events are events that will be held ONLINE ONLY. Check event details for access information. Note: Some virtual events start at different coast or international times (Pacific, Central, Greenwich Mean, etc.). The virtual event times listed on this website have been converted to New York/Eastern Standard Time.

The World’s Religions: Judaism (Fairfax County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Join us for a virtual overview of the world’s religions presented by Laura Shulman, professor of religion at Northern Virginia Community College. Learn the basic beliefs, values and practices of the major religions of the world. Increase cultural awareness and understanding, eliminate fear and conflict, and build bridges in your community. Attend one or multiple sessions. A […]

⭐ Freedom Summer Inspiring Young Voters Today (National Archives) – VIRTUAL

Join National Archives Foundation Executive Director Patrick Madden in a conversation with Maxim Thorne, Managing Director of the Andrew Goodman Foundation, on how a civil rights murder in 1964 has inspired a national movement of young people to vote and engage in civic life today. Nancy Thomas, Institute for Democracy & Higher Education at Tufts […]

Meet William Robin, Author of ‘Industry: Bang On A Can and New Music in The Marketplace’ (Prince George’s Memorial Library) – VIRTUAL

University of Maryland professor and author William Robin discusses his new book, "Industry: Bang on a Can and New Music in the Marketplace," with Jeremy Ney, Director of Music, The Phillips Collection. William Robin is an assistant professor of musicology at the University of Maryland's School of Music. His research explores how institutions structure the […]

⭐ YA Authors: Ta-Nehisi Coates ‘The Beautiful Struggle’ With Nic Stone ‘Dear Justyce’ (Politics & Prose) – VIRTUAL

Join Ta-Nehisi Coates and Nic Stone as they discuss the powerful young adult edition of Coates’ The Beautiful Struggle. A candid coming-of-age memoir, this adaptation explores one boy’s journey to manhood and his relationship with his larger-than-life father. Coates grew up in the tumultuous 1980s in Baltimore, known then as the murder capital of the United States, with seven siblings, […]

$5.00

⭐ Performance: The Life of Harriet Tubman (Enoch Pratt Free Library) – VIRTUAL

To celebrate Black History Month, reenactor Gina Lee will share the story of Harriet Tubman's life, her Underground Railroad experience, her achievements and conclude with her death & final resting place.  Ms. Lee has performed with Arena Players, Inc.  and portrayed Harriet Tubman in Baltimore's Legends & Legacies Jubilee. Dial-In Information Please click the link below to […]

The Black Family: Representation, Identity, and Diversity (National Archives) – VIRTUAL

The Black family has been a topic of study across disciplines—history, literature, the visual arts, film, sociology, anthropology, and social policy. It has been described as a rich tapestry for exploring African Americans past and present and its complexity as the foundation of African American life and history. A panel will discuss these ideas and perspectives including […]

Bookcase Tour: Black Writers, The Jazz Age, and The Harlem Renaissance (Free Library of Philadelphia) – VIRTUAL

The Harlem Renaissance is the fulcrum for this look “behind the bookcase” at great Black writers. Beginning with Paul Laurence Dunbar, the first acclaimed Black poet after Emancipation, we’ll spend the bulk of our time with letters and first editions of poet Langston Hughes and philosopher Alain LeRoy Locke-including the keystone work of the Harlem […]

Parent Panel: Talking to Kids About Race and Racism (Baltimore County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Hear from educators, psychotherapists and social workers from Baltimore County 4-H, Parenting Works, Keys of Hope Consultations, LLC and Baltimore County Public Library staff​ about resources and tips to have discussions about anti-racism, inclusion, diversity and equity with your children. This program's theme is celebrating Black joy and using your voice (protest and the Black […]

Through The Window and Into The Mirror: Narratives of African American STEM Professionals (African American History and Culture Museum) – VIRTUAL

The National Museum of African American History and Culture invites middle and high school students to join us as we explore careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Through the Window and into the Mirror is a video conversation series about the experiences of African American STEM professionals today. Students will peer into the ‘windows’ […]

⭐ Making a Difference: African American Women of the Civil Rights Movement (Enoch Pratt Free Library) – VIRTUAL

Making a Difference: African American Women of the Civil Rights Movement Learn about African American women who were instrumental in shaping the Civil Rights Movement during the 1950s and 1960s. Discuss the contributions of activists such as Ruby Dee, Angela Davis, Daisy Bates, and Ruby Bridges. Enjoy listening to lesser known stories and gain a […]

Take, Make, and Meet: Paper Mosaics (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Learn about African-American artist Alma Thomas and create beautiful mosaics in her style. Join us for a celebration of African-American Expressionist artist Alma Thomas. We'll be learning about her life and art while we make paper mosaics on canvas. We'll be recreating one of her pieces together and providing another canvas to make your own […]

Raceless: In Search of Family, Identity, and the Truth About Where I Belong (Politics & Prose) – VIRTUAL

  This event will be streamed online as part of our P&P Live! Series. From The Guardian’s Georgina Lawton, a moving examination of how racial identity is constructed—through the author’s own journey grappling with secrets and stereotypes, having been raised by white parents with no explanation as to why she looked black. Raceless is an exploration […]

Increasing Self Awareness (Enoch Pratt Free Library) – VIRTUAL

Join us as Trenessa Coffey Annibal, owner of Eternally Grateful Coaching, talks to us about self awareness. Self awareness is an important part of everyday life. It transfers over to your personal, social, physical and work life. Self awareness can help one gain a better understanding of oneself, and how to live a better, more fulfilling life. […]

Indies UNITE! Panel—Resilient Kids, Supportive Adults (Politics & Prose) – VIRTUAL

  What’s harder than parenting? Parenting during a pandemic! Indies UNITE! proudly presents Resilient Kids, Supportive Adults: Giving Kids the Tools to Thrive, the second in a series of virtual panels designed to tackle tough topics being faced in real time. Join us on Saturday, February 27th at 4 as we welcome panelists: Janice Johnson Dias, Jessica […]

18 Tiny Deaths: The Untold Story of Frances Glessner Lee and The Invention of Modern Forensics (Baltimore County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

The story of a woman whose ambition and accomplishments far exceeded the expectations of her time, 18 Tiny Deaths follows the transformation of a young, wealthy socialite into the mother of modern forensics. Meet author Bruce Goldfarb, executive assistant to the Chief Medical Examiner for the state of Maryland, as he shares the story of […]

⭐ Meet Yaba Blay, Author of ‘One Drop: Shifting the Lens on Race’ In Conversation With Imani Perry (Free Library of Philadelphia) – VIRTUAL

REGISTER HERE Referred to by Michael Eric Dyson as “one of the most brilliant and committed critics and advocates writing and thinking and working on behalf of Black people today,” Dr. Yaba Blay is a scholar, activist, and cultural consultant. Focusing on Black women and girls through topics like personal identity and body image, she has launched […]

Ella Fitzgerald: The First Lady of Song (Baltimore County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Seth Kibel uses video clips and recordings to trace Ella Fitzgerald’s rise from teen star to jazz royalty with her legendary “Songbook” recordings. Sponsored by the Friends of the Perry Hall Library. Registration closes one hour before the start of the program. A valid email address is needed at registration to send a Zoom link […]

Latin American Music With CantoSur (Baltimore County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

​CantoSur, a duo featuring vocalist Cecilia Esquivel and musician and guitarist Dani Cortaza, perform Brazilian music and South American folk music. Join us as they share some special performances and "edutain" us about Latin American music. As an audience member, you can ask CantoSur questions to learn more about Latin American music.​ Registration closes one […]

Sparrows Point: An American Steel Story (Baltimore County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Meet WYPR producer Aaron Henkin and listen to clips from "Sparrows Point: An American Steel Story," a new, limited-edition podcast from the Baltimore Museum of Industry and WYPR. Aaron is joined by guests author ​​Deborah Rudicille, Aaron Tomarchio of Tradepoint Atlantic and former steelworker Andrew Morton for a discussion and a Q&A session about Sparrows […]

⭐ Why It Matters: Reckoning with Race. Equity. Allyship. (Baltimore County Public Library & Maryland Humanities) – VIRTUAL

Maryland Humanities presents authors Kimberly Jones and Gilly Segal as they discuss their best-selling book, 'I’m Not Dying with You Tonight', inspired by the death of Baltimorean Freddie Gray. In their conversation, they touch on some of today’s most pressing topics — the recent resurgence of our country’s reckoning with racial inequity, a video that […]

Meet Kate Washington, Author of ‘Already Toast: Caregiving and Burnout In America’ (Baltimore County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

When Kate Washington's husband, Brad, developed an aggressive cancer, the author was forced into a role that so many women are in: one of being the family provider, the caregiver to the children, navigating the healthcare system and providing the care for her husband. In Already Toast, she uses her own experiences to highlight caregiver […]

Panels: Local Author Showcase (Baltimore County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

​Join us for moderated local author panels and find your next great read. Meet some of Maryland's up-and-coming authors, hear about the books they have written and get insight into their writing processes. Panels are: 1 p.m. – Maryland romance writers with Rebecca Rivard, L. Penelope, J. L. Lora and Anne Renwick 2:15 p.m. – […]

Meet Don Lemon, CNN Anchor & Author of ‘This Is The Fire: What I Say To My Friends About Racism’ (Free Library of Philadelphia) – VIRTUAL

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE America’s sole Black primetime news anchor, Don Lemon has hosted CNN Tonight since 2014. Before joining the respected cable network in 2006, he worked for NBC News and MSNBC, and earlier in his career as a reporter and anchor in Birmingham, Philadelphia, and Chicago, among other places. The recipient of an Edward R. Murrow Award […]

$33.00

Ladies of Laughter: Great Comediennes (Baltimore County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

From the earliest days of comedy, many comediennes have made audiences howl with laughter. Revisit the funny women of film, television and radio, including Gracie Allen, Lucille Ball, Eve Arden and more and enjoy a multimedia presentation of photos, video clips and captivating stories. Presented by Hometowns to Hollywood's film historian, Dr. Anette Bochenek. Registration […]