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Harold Brown, of Port Clinton, will discuss “Keep Your Airspeed Up: The Story of a Tuskegee Airman,” a book he wrote with Marsha Bordner chronicling his life and World War II service. As one of the United States’ first African-American pilots, Brown was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1944 and flew missions over Europe, which included the protection of bombers in the air. On his 30th mission, his plane was shot down over Nazi territory, and he became a prisoner of war. He went on to serve in the military for 23 years, becoming a lieutenant colonel. Brown also earned a Ph.D., retiring from Columbus State Community College as vice president of academic affairs. The presentation will begin with a brief film about Brown’s service, with Brown and Bordner on hand to sign copies of the book. Location: Winebrenner Theological Seminary’s TLB Auditorium. Information: www.airspeedup.com.
The Ritz Theatre will show movies that played an integral role in the building’s history, which was built in 1928. The matinee movie series is dubbed “Close, but No Cigar,” featuring some of the greatest actresses never to win an Academy Award for Best Actress. “Judgment at Nuremberg” (1961) shows Nov. 15; “Auntie Mame” (1958) is Dec. 13; “Captain January” (1936) is Jan. 24; “Morocco” (1930) is Feb. 14; “Sorry, Wrong Number” (1948) is March 14; “Camille” (1936) is April 18; and “Splendor in the Grass” (1961) is May 16.