Women's History Month will be celebrated at Western Maryland College throughout March.
Highlighting the month's activities will be a film screening and panel discussion March 27 with Canadian filmmaker Donna Read; Dr. Ellen Reeder, curator of ancient art at the Walters Art Gallery in Baltimore; Sheila Barth, director of the Temenos Center for the Healing Arts in Mount Airy; and moderator Dr. Julie Badiee, professor of art history at Western Maryland.
"Women, Art, and Spirituality" is also part of Carroll County artist Jo Israelson's Seeds of Change project. The film screening and panel discussion will take place at 1 p.m. in the Decker College Center Forum. It is free to students and senior citizens. For all others, the event's organizers welcome donations of $10 or canned food items to offset program costs.
Reservations are required and available through the Carroll County Arts Council at 848-7272.
Other events include:
* The Maryland-based folk rock duo Disappear Fear will perform at 8:30 p.m. Saturday in the Decker College Center Forum. Admission is free.
* The movie comedy "A League of Their Own" will be screened at 8 p.m. Sunday in the Decker College Center Pub.
* "A Celebration of Women's Creativity," featuring poetry readings, artistic presentations and a discussion of the creative process by Western Maryland College women, will be at 7:30 p.m. Monday in Ensor Lounge in Decker College Center. The students' exhibition will continue in the lounge throughout the week.
* The music group Settie will perform at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Pub.
* "Women in Music: A Concert for Families" will be presented by a group of Carroll County music educators appearing in period costumes at 8 p.m. March 12 in McDaniel Lounge. Tickets are $4 for adults and $2 for children. Proceeds will benefit the Arts Council Children's Scholarship Fund.
* A workshop on "Unlearning Sexism" will be presented by Meeghan Ziolkowski and Ben Zeman beginning at 1 p.m. March 20 in the Decker College Center Forum. Designed for men and women, it features an interactive exploration of sexism. Pre-registration is required and may be obtained by calling Susan Glore at 857-2243.
* Meeghan Ziolkowski and Ben Zeman will present "Women and Children First?: Sexism and the Oppression of Young People" at 7:30 p.m. March 21 in McDaniel Lounge. The lecture looks at how and why some people are considered less capable and less important than others.
* Comedian Kenya Bennett will perform at 7:30 p.m. March 25 in the Decker College Center Pub.
* Beginning March 28, photographs by Sue Bloom, associate professor of art at Western Maryland, will be exhibited in Gallery One in the Hoover Library. An opening night reception will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The exhibition will continue through April 15.
* Toni Draper, president of Afro-American Newspapers, will discuss her roles as publisher, minister, family member and bearer of traditions at 11:30 a.m. March 31 in McDaniel Lounge.
* "Imitation of Life," a video about the experience of an African-American woman and her daughter, will be shown at 7 p.m. March 31 in the Pub.
Information: WMC Public Information, 857-2294.