Author Ann Patchett to speak Notre Dame Prep
Novelist Ann Patchett, the bestselling author of Bel Canto will be the guest speaker in the Drs. Houston and Diane Dippold MacIntosh Women’s Lecture Series at Notre Dame Prep on Thursday, March 24.
Patchett’s first novel, The Patron Saint of Liars was named a New York Times Notable Book for 1992. She followed that with Taft, and The Magician’s Assistant and Bel Canto, which won the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Orange Prize in 2002, and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. In 2004, Patchett published Truth & Beauty, a memoir of her friendship with the writer Lucy Grealy.
Ann Patchett is the fifth speaker in the school’s lecture series, which was designed to provide a forum so the voices and experiences of women may be shared.
Roland Park’s All-School Walk to benefit Chesapeake Search Dogs
On Thursday, March 24 Roland Park Country School will hold its annual All-School Walk. This year RPCS will raise funds for Chesapeake Search Dogs, a 100% volunteer, non-profit search dog organization dedicated to ensuring that professionally trained, canine search teams are available to law enforcement, fire services, natural resource authorities, and emergency management agencies, at no cost. The dogs are used within the Chesapeake Bay and Southern Pennsylvania Regions to search for lost or missing persons. The walk on Roland Avenue and around St. Mary’s Seminary will conclude with a healthy snack of apples donated by the Giant at the Rotunda
Annual Holocaust Day of Remembrance planned at RPCS
Speaking Roland Park Country School’s (RPCS) annual Holocaust Day of Remembrance will be Holocaust liberator Sol Goldstein. Born in Baltimore in March 1923, he enlisted in the U.S. Army at age 19. During WWII, master sergeant Goldstein served in the Europe, fighting in the Big Red One (1st infantry), D-Day (Omaha Beach), and the Battle of the Bulge. The defining moment in Mr. Goldstein’s military service was when he and his comrades at arms bravely liberated the Buchenwald concentration camp.
In addition the guest speaker, the members of the RPCS community will quietly and continually read the names of the children who died in the Holocaust. As she has done in the past, Jean Waller Brune will remind students “one person can make a difference and that no person can be an innocent bystander when it comes to opposing hate, oppression, stereotypes and inhumanity.”
Waldorf asks, “Are Your Kids in a Race To Nowhere?”
On Wednesday, March 30 (7:00 p.m.) Waldorf School of Baltimore will screen the film The Race to Nowhere. The film is a call to families, educators, experts and policy makers to examine current assumptions on how to best prepare the youth of America to become the healthy, bright, contributing and leading citizens in the 21st century.
Called “another inconvenient truth” and a “provocative, conversation-starter-of-a-film,” The Race to Nowhere is sure to have audience members talking.
Tickets for the film are $10 each. For more information visit: www.racetonowhere.com.