The Forgotten Photographs: Paul Goldman Press Photographer 1943-1961 will open today at the Weinberg Park Heights Jewish Community Center and run through March 6. The photo exhibit includes more than 100 images that Goldman took while working as a photojournalist in Palestine and Israel. His photo subjects include prominent politicians and dignitaries, as well as Holocaust refugees and other citizens. A series of pictures of David Ben-Gurion, Israel's first prime minister, doing a headstand on an Israeli beach is the exhibit's most famous and popular feature.
The exhibit is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays and noon-2 p.m. Sundays. The center is at 5700 Park Heights Ave. Call 410-542-4900, ext. 239, or go to jcc.org.
'Stories' and 'Constructions'
A public reception for two new exhibits will be held at the Howard County Center for the Arts tomorrow. Both will run through Feb. 22. Gallery I will host Stories to Tell, a collection of two-dimensional works that focus on aspects of human nature, by Beth Blake, Jason Godeke, Linda Adele Goodine, Kay Klotzbach and Nelson Reinhardt. Gallery II features Visual Constructions, an exhibit of abstract pieces, which includes work by Robert Sibbison and Peter Whitting. The artists will attend.
The event runs 6 p.m.-8 p.m. The center is at 8510 High Ridge Road, Ellicott City. Call 410-313-2787 or go to hocoarts.org.
Communing with 'Nature'
The Little Patuxent Review will hold an event Sunday to officially mark the release of its Spring 2008 issue, "Nature." Maryland Poet Laureate Michael Glaser and other authors will read from their works featured in the issue. The latest installment of the biannual literary and arts journal will include images by nature photographer Michael Oberman and poetic and creative nonfiction works by notable writers throughout the region. The event will take place inside the Gudelsky Environmental Education Center at the Howard County Conservancy. Attendees can purchase copies of the full-color issue at the event.
The event runs 3 p.m.-5 p.m. The conservancy is at 10520 Old Frederick Road, Woodstock. Call 410-730-7624 or go to littlepatuxentreview.org.
Tonight, Loyola College will present its 15th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation. Eddie S. Glaude Jr., professor of religion and African-American studies at Princeton University, will deliver the keynote speech, "Race, Religion and Changing Demographics." Author of Exodus! Religion, Race and Nation in Early 19th Century Black America and In a Shade of Blue, Glaude is the recipient of the Modern Language Association's William Sanders Scarborough Book Prize for outstanding scholarly study of black cultural life and/or literature. A question-and-answer session, book-signing and reception will follow the convocation, which will take place in McGuire Hall.
The event begins at 7 p.m. Loyola is at 4501 N. Charles St. Free overflow parking is available at Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, 5200 N. Charles St. A paid on-campus lot is available on Bunn Drive. Call 410-617-2000 or go to loyola.edu/convocation.
King celebration at Walters
What --Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration
When --11 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday
Where --The Walters Art Museum, 600 N. Charles St.
Why --Because the program includes audio broadcasts of King's speeches, a theater performance, tours of Egyptian and African art, and several creative activities
Contact --410-547-9000 FREE
What --Carroll County's 171st Birthday Celebration
When --2 p.m.-4 p.m. Saturday
Where --John Street Quarters of the Westminster Fire Department, 28 John St., Westminster
Why --Because historical archaeologist James G. Gibb will give a lecture on the history, architecture and archaeology of the county and state and because there will be cake and refreshments provided
Contact --410-848-6494 FREE