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Sunday, February 23 - Sunday, March 2

Sunday, February 23, 12 noon-3:30 pm 
The Plummers’ Kitchen 
Using the open hearth in the re-created dependency kitchen, the Riversdale Kitchen Guild demonstrates foods typical of the early 19th century African American residents of Riversdale. 
All ages; Fee: $3/adult, $2/senior, $1/student, FREE/ages 4 & under 
(includes a guided tour of the historic house museum) 
Riversdale House Museum
4811 Riverdale Road, Riverdale Park 20737
301-864-0420; TTY 301-699-2544 

Sunday, February 23, 1-3 pm 
Remember the Titans 
Come enjoy this classic Disney movie starring Denzel Washington. 
All ages; FREE
Langley Park Community Center
1500 Merrimac Drive, Hyattsville 20783
301-445-4508; TTY 301-445-4512 

Sunday, February 23, 3 pm 
Ridgeley Rosenwald 
Come to the historic Ridgeley Rosenwald School for an awards ceremony honoring some of its former teachers and students. Senator Ulysees Currie will be the guest speaker. Built in 1927, Ridgeley School was one of 27 schools in Prince George’s County to receive assistance from the Rosenwald Fund. The segregated school served African American children living near Central Avenue until the 1950s. 
All ages; FREE
Ridgeley Rosenwald School
8507 Central Avenue, Capitol Heights 20743
240-264-3415; TTY 301-699-2544 

Sunday, February 23, 3 pm 
PRAISE Dance Festival Trip 
Join us for a trip to the Publick Playhouse where noteworthy dance troupes from area churches present inspiring liturgical dance selections in this crowd-pleasing program. Transportation is provided and will depart from Berwyn Heights Community Center at 1 pm, returning by 5 pm. Registration and payment are required by February 14. 
All ages; Fee: $15/person
Berwyn Heights Community Center
6200 Pontiac Street, Berwyn Heights 20740
301-345-2808; TTY 301-445-4512 

Sunday, February 23, 4 pm 
PRAISE Dance Festival 
Enjoy watching noteworthy dance troupes from area churches present inspiring liturgical dance selections in this crowd-pleasing program. 
Tickets: $20/person; $15/seniors, students, or individuals in groups of 15 or more
Publick Playhouse
5445 Landover Road, Cheverly 20784
301-277-1710; TTY 301-277-0312 

Thursday, February 27, 10 am & 1 pm 
Anansegromma of Ghana 
Join us for a performance not to be forgotten! Using “call and response” songs, games and drum rhythms on authentic instruments, “royal elders” and native Ghanaians Kofi Dennis and Kwame Ansah-Brew present an exciting performance of traditional music, storytelling and dance.  
All ages; FREE
10 am performance: Brandywine Elementary School, 14101 Brandywine Road, Brandywine 20613
1 pm performance: Baden Community Center, 13601 Baden-Westwood Road, Brandywine 20613 301-888-1500; TTY 301-203-6030 

Thursday, February 27, 5-6 pm 
A Dramatic Performance 
Join us for our annual dramatic performance featuring Kids’ Care participants. This event will celebrate civil rights milestones from emancipation to administration in Prince George’s County. 
All ages; FREE
Deerfield Run Community Center
13000 Laurel-Bowie Road, Laurel 20708
301-953-7882; TTY 301-445-4512 

Thursday, February 27, 7-9 pm 
No Longer Forgotten 
What happens to African American children when they go missing? Are there differences in how missing cases are handled according to race? Is the legal system treating black youth any differently today than they did with the Scottsboro Nine, Emmett Till, Jena Six, or Trayvon Martin cases? Join us in an exhibition and open discussion about the disparities in color and demographics in keeping black youth safe and guided. 
Ages 18 & up; FREE
Newton White Mansion
2708 Enterprise Road, Mitchellville 20721
301-249-2004; 301-446-6802 

Thursday, February 27, 7-9 pm 
Xtreme Teens: On the Road to College 
Join us for an informative presentation highlighting opportunities to ensure success at college. A panel from Prince George’s Community College will discuss support systems and programs for minority students to secure admission, accomplishment and graduation. 
Ages 11-17; FREE
South Bowie Community Center 
1771 Pittsfield Lane, Bowie 20716
301-243-1622; TTY 301-218-6768 

Friday, February 28, 12 noon & Saturday, March 1, 11 am 
Sunjata Kamalenya 
Thirteenth century Mali comes to life as both actors and audience tell the story of Sunjata Keita, a young boy who is destined to save his people. Traditional music, costumes, and scenery create a fascinating world where this timeless tale of personal struggle, family love and community is depicted. 
Recommended for ages 6 & up; Tickets: $10/person; $8/person in groups of 15 or more
Publick Playhouse
5445 Landover Road, Cheverly 20784
301-277-1710; TTY 301-277-0312 

Friday, February 28, 6-9 pm 
African American Heroes & Advocates Costume Contest 
Come dressed as one of your favorite historic heroes and give a speech or share a story as it relates to the civil rights movement. Awards will be given to best dressed and most enthusiastic speech! A night of fun for the whole family! 
All ages; FREE
Prince George’s Sports & Learning Complex
8001 Sheriff Road, Landover 20785
301-583-2582; TTY 301-583-2483 

Friday, February 28, 7-8:30 pm 
Black History Video Journal 
Participants will create a video journal about civil rights milestones – from emancipation to the presidency.  
Ages 10 & up; FREE
Cedar Heights Community Center
1200 Glen Willow Drive, Seat Pleasant 20743
301-773-8881; TTY 301-218-6768 

Sunday, March 2, 5-7 pm 
Black History Concert 
Join us as we conclude our Black History Month festivities with an inaugural Community Choir concert. The performance will celebrate the triumphant heritage of African Americans by bringing together singers from all backgrounds, through the rich tradition of Negro spirituals and the energy of Gospel music. The Community Choir will have the distinction of singing with gospel recording artist VaShawn Mitchell as his background choir. 
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center’s Dekelboum Concert Hall
University of Maryland, College Park 20742
301-405-1244; TTY 301-446-6802 


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