WATERVILLE — Colby College announces the following upcoming events. All event are free and open to the public unless noted otherwise.

* Square One: Colby Wind Ensemble will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Lorimer Chapel.

The concert explores the depth and breadth of small instrumental ensembles and their unique repertoire.

The program includes a trombone choir rendition of Freddie Mercury’s “Bohemian Rhapsody,” Eric Whitacre’s “Sleep”, “Tico Tico” arranged for clarinet choir, a saxophone choir arrangement of Villa-Lobos’s Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5, and music from Bach to the Beatles performed by a flute choir. Eric Thomas, director.

For more information, email [email protected], call 859-5671 or visit colby.edu.

* “All the President’s Men” will be shown at 7 p.m. Sunday at Railroad Square Cinema.

The free screening of the Academy Award-winning film is presented in anticipation of the 2012 Lovejoy Convocation honoring Bob Woodward.

The perfect way to learn about Woodward’s role in the Watergate scandal and the resignation of Richard Nixon is to watch the film. Professor of History Robert Weisbrot and Railroad Square’s Ken Eisen ’73 will introduce the film, providing political and filmic history.

For more information, email [email protected] or visit colby.edu.

* Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Alan Taylor ’77 will be featured at 7 p.m. Monday in Ostrove Auditorium, Diamond Building.

“The Civil War of 1812: American Citizens, British Subjects, Irish Rebels, and Indian Allies” is Taylor’s latest book (see Colby magazine review) and the topic of his talk. University of California at Davis professor Taylor, Colby won the Pulitzer Prize, Bancroft Prize, and Beveridge Award for his book, “William Cooper’s Town.” He will speak on his recent research.

This is a History Department Speakers Series event. A book signing will follow.

For more information, mail [email protected], or visit visit colby.edu.

* Visiting Writers Series: Comic Novelist Brock Clarke will talk at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Robinson Room, Miller Library.

Clarke is the author of five books of fiction, most recently the novels “Exley” (which was a Kirkus Book of the Year) and “An Arsonist’s Guide to Writers’ Homes in New England,” a national bestseller.

His stories and essays have appeared in numerous magazines and newspapers and have appeared in the annual Pushcart Prize and New Stories from the South anthologies and on NPR’s Selected Shorts. He lives in Portland and teaches creative writing at Bowdoin.

For more information, visit colby.edu or email [email protected]

* “Lysistrata,” will be staged at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8-10 and at 2 p.m. Nov. 10 at Strider Theater.

Theater and dance professor Lynne Conner adapts and directs the Aristophanes comedy. “Lysistrata” has a great idea: She’ll get the women of Greece to withhold sexual privileges until their men stop fighting with one another.

Conner’s adaptation of the classic not only entertains, it also reflects on the habit of war and celebrates women-led social action. Presented by the Theater and Dance Department as part of “Comedy, Seriously,” the 2012-13 annual humanities series theme.

For more information, email [email protected], or visit colby.edu.

* Mother Daughter Self-Portrait Workshop is set for 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Colby Museum of Art.

The workshop will begin with a tour of the exhibition Hidden Histories: A Project by Maggie Libby, led by the artist. The event moves to Common Street Arts downtown at 11 a.m.

All ages are welcome, but space is limited. Preregister by contacting Lauren Lessing at 859-5609. Sponsored by the Colby Museum of Art, Common Street Arts, and Hardy Girls Healthy Women.

For more information, email [email protected], call 859-5609, or visit colby.edu

* Colby Jazz Band: The Quick and the Phat will begin at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, in Given Auditorium.

Works by arrangers Billy Strayhorn and Sammy Nestico (Count Basie’s arranger) share the stage with arrangements by Gordon Goodwin of Big Phat Band fame and Latin composer/arranger Luis Felipe Basto.

Featured works include Strayhorn’s “Lush Life” and “Take the A Train,” Nestico’s takes on Count Basie’s “A Cool Breeze” and “Strike up the Band,” Gordon Goodwin’s “Jazz Police” and “High Maintenance,” Basto’s “Ebano,” and “Blues For Alice Swing.” Eric Thomas, director.

For more information, email [email protected], call 859-5671 or visit colby.edu.

* Lovejoy Convocation: Bob Woodward of the Washington Post, will begin at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, in Lorimer Chapel.

Woodward, an icon in the annals of investigative journalism for his role uncovering the Watergate scandal, will receive Colby College’s 2012 Lovejoy Award.

An investigative journalist and author for four decades, Woodward will accept the award, speak, and receive an honorary Colby doctorate.

For more information, call 859-4352, email [email protected] or visit colby.edu/news_events.

* “Stop the Presses? Investigative Reporting in the Information Age,” will begin at 4 p .m. Sunday, Nov. 11, in Ostrove Auditorium, Diamond Building.

The Goldfarb Center’s 2012 Lovejoy panel discussion wil be moderated by Stephen Engelberg, managing editor of ProPublica, and the panel will include the AP’s Matt Apuzzo ’00, 2012 Pulitzer winner for investigative reporting; 2008 Pulitzer winner Jo Becker of the New York Times; Martin Kaiser, editor and senior VP of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel; and 2000 Lovejoy Recipient Bill Kovach of the Project for Excellence in Journalism.

For more information, email [email protected] or visit colby.edu/news_events.

* Etgar Keret: “Is Reality Overrated?” Lipman Lecture in Jewish Studies is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, at Cotter Union, Pugh Center.

Bestselling author Keret will present a talk and read from his work as the 2012 Lipman Lecturer in Jewish Studies.

Hailed as the voice of young Israel and one of its most radical and extraordinary writers, Keret is acclaimed for his short stories and is a frequent guest on “This American Life.”

Keret has written several feature screenplays, including the movie “Skin Deep” (1996), which won several international film festivals and received an Israeli Film Academy award.

For more information, email [email protected] or visit colby.edu/news_events.

* Noontime Art Talk on “Hidden Histories: A Project by Maggie Libby ’81” will begin at noon Wednesday, Nov. 14, at the Colby College Museum of Art.

Professor of Art Veronique Plesch will discuss the project.

For more information, email [email protected], call 859-5600, or visit colby.edu.

* Artist’s Talk: Andrea Tilden on Etch-A-Sketch Drawing is set for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, at the Colby Museum of Art.

Since 2010 Colby’s J. Warren Merrill associate professor of biology Tilden has practiced a nontraditional approach to drawing: she draws on the Etch-A-Sketch.

Tilden will talk about her work and demonstrate the technique.

For more information, call 859-5600.

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