Frostburg Community Dialogue Series Continues Feb. 20
The Frostburg Sustaining Campus and Community Dialogue series will continue on Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 5:30 p.m. at the Lyric Theater on 20 E. Main Street in Frostburg. Musical entertainment and refreshments will kick-start the ongoing work of coalition groups that have formed to offer solutions around six themes: preventing conflict, building community relationships, improving race relations, promoting pride in Frostburg State University and the city of Frostburg, discovering Western Maryland and managing off-campus housing concerns. Everyone with an interest in the Frostburg community is invited to attend.
This session will feature local musicians Jason Twigg and Fritz Kessler, who are a two-piece old-time string band from Frostburg. These local musicians play classic fiddle tunes, breakdowns and waltzes. Their repertoire consists of tunes from the turn of the early 20th century and earlier, focusing on melodic fiddle runs with the guitar added for a driving rhythm.
The dialogue series project, funded by Maryland Judiciary’s Mediation and Conflict Resolution Office, focuses on community-based action plans to support improved campus-community communication and a non-violent culture in Frostburg. Nationally known conflict resolution scholar-practitioners Dr. Frank Dukes, lecturer and director of the Institute for Environmental Negotiation at the University of Virginia, and Dr. Marvin Johnson, founder and executive director of the Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution, will continue to offer their expertise for these events.
Another session featuring members of the Frostburg faith community will follow on Tuesday, March 26, at 5:30 p.m. in the Lyric Theater. A celebration picnic will be held on Saturday, May 4, from noon to 3 p.m. at City Place on Water Street in conjunction with “Beautify the Burg,” the annual community service day in Frostburg.
For more information on “Sustaining Campus and Community,” contact Elesha Ruminski at 301-687-4480.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 5:30pm
20 East Main Street, Frostburg, MD, Frostburg