Richmond black history celebration to ‘engage, educate and entertain’

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Richmond Black History celebration to 'engage, educate and entertain'
Richmond Memorial Auditorium

By Kathy Chouteau

Touting an afternoon event that will “engage, educate and entertain,” the City of Richmond and the Commission on Aging will co-host the Black History Celebration Saturday, Feb. 29 from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The festivities will take place at the Richmond Memorial Auditorium, 403 Civic Center Plaza in Richmond. It will feature a whole host of activities celebrating black culture including a youth choir, spoken word, praise dance and a Black Inventors Traveling Museum.

Tickets to the celebration are $10 per person and include refreshments and food catered by The Main Event. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Richmond Recreation Complex, 3230 Macdonald Ave. in Richmond.

The menu for the special celebration will include turkey meatballs, grilled chicken skewers, mac & cheese, collard greens, cornbread and a choice of apple crumble or peach cobbler for dessert, according to City of Richmond Recreation Supervisor Kymberlin Carson-Thrower.

Carson-Thrower said that about 200 people typically attend the annual event.

Questions? Call 510-620-6793 or visit the event’s Facebook page for more info.

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