Author to give talk on military history of St. John's College
St. John's College will welcome alumna Emily Murphy, author of A Complete and Generous Education: 300 Years of Liberal Arts, St. John's College, Annapolis, who will give a free lecture at 8:15 p.m. Jan. 18 in the Francis Scott Key Auditorium.
Her talk is titled "Annapolis' Other Military College: St. John's College in the 19th Century."
Known as the "great books" school, St. John's also served as a private military academy, and in 1905 the War Department declared the college one of the 10 leading military colleges in the nation. Students spent three hours a week on military tactics and five hours on drilling.
Murphy will detail this era of the school's history in her talk, which is part of the Maryland History Lecture series, co-sponsored by the Anne Arundel County Trust for Preservation and the Friends of St. John's College.
A $24 candlelight dinner will be offered before the lecture at Randall Dining Hall. Reservations are required. Information: 410-626-2507.
Glen Burnie High dancers to present program Jan. 20
Glen Burnie High School will present "An Evening of Dance" at 7 p.m. Jan. 20 in the school auditorium, 7550 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd., Glen Burnie.
The show will highlight the school's nine dance classes, featuring more than 250 students, as well as other artists. The dance program is the largest dance program in a public high school in the state and is under the direction of Dianne Rosso and her assistant, Adrienne Judson.
Tickets are $5. Past shows have sold out, and it is recommended to buy tickets early. Information: 410-761-8950.