Dolores Huerta's Eisenhower Symposium lecture is canceled
Dolores Huerta, co-founder of the United Farm Workers, will be unable to give her scheduled Dec. 6 lecture, part of the Milton S. Eisenhower Symposium at Homewood. Following a recent hospitalization and stroke, she is in rehabilitation in California and unable to travel.
Huerta's lecture was intended to close the fall symposium lecture series, whose theme was "Unfinished Business: Addressing Race, Class, and Gender at the Turn of the Millennium."
Homewood House Museum to host holiday Candlelight Tour
Homewood House Museum will come alive with holiday spirit during its Candlelight Tour, to be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 11. The Federal-style home, built in 1801, will be decorated for the holidays with candles, garlands of greens and boxwood in the windows.
The event will feature David Hildebrand playing period music on the harpsichord, baroque guitar and the English flute. Holiday refreshments will be served in the wine cellar. Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and $3 for students; JHU employees and students are admitted free.
Debit dollar program available for Homewood staff, faculty
The Office of Auxiliary Enterprises has introduced a debit dollar program open to full- and part-time faculty and staff at Homewood. The debit dollars, accessed via a J-Card, can be used at any location that accepts J-Cards for payment, including the campus bookstore, vending machines, the Milton S. Eisenhower Library and soon at MSEL's Cafe Q.
Applications for the declining balance account were recently mailed out. To apply in person, visit one of the university's Rapid Account Depository terminals or Value Transfer Stations. RAD stations are located at Levering Market, Shriver Hall, Wolman Hall and the JHU Book Center in Gilman Hall. VTS machines are located at MSEL, Krieger Computing Laboratory and Gilman Hall's book center lobby.
The minimum to open an account is $25 at a RAD station and $1 at a VTS machine. Additional funds can be added at any time at either terminal. Deposits received before 3 p.m. on weekdays are available by 10 a.m. the next university business day.
For more information, contact Auxiliary Enterprises at 410-516-8470.
Historic Houses offer wreath workshops, greens for sale
The university's annual wreath-making workshop will take place on Dec. 8 at the Glass Pavilion in Homewood's Levering Hall. Two sessions will be offered, from noon to 1 p.m. and from 1 to 2 p.m.
Using traditional methods, participants will be able to decorate a balsam wreath for their front doors using pine, magnolia and holly. All materials and instructions are included in the fee, which is $15 for university staff and members of Homewood House Museum or Evergreen House and $16 for others.
Custom-made wreaths and sill swags can be ordered in advance and picked up after 2 p.m. the day of the event. Wreaths are $25 and sill swags are $8, or two for $15.
The event is sponsored by the Historic Houses of The Johns Hopkins University. For information, or to order a wreath or sill swag, call 410-516-8639.