BLACK HISTORY MONTH HONOREE CELEBRATION: 7 p.m. Friday at Doko Manor, 100 Alvina Hagood Circle, Blythewood. Recognition of outstanding African-American Blythewood residents who have made outstanding contributions to the community and their country. Honorees include former Mayor Keith Bailey, retired Army Lt. Col. David Brice, Larry D. Griffin, Viola Sanders and Dr. Ruby Waiters-Watts. Posthumous honorees are Elizabeth Griffin Hagler, Annie E. Hanberry, Alice and Elijah Kelly Sr.; youth honoree is Ija Charles. Free.
HARAMBEE FESTIVAL: 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday in the Mays Human Resources Center Arena on the Benedict College campus. Food, music, fun, art, vendors, children’s village and live stage performances. Health screenings (prostate cancer, diabetes and vision) will be held throughout the day at the Benedict College Health Center in Mather Hall. Screenings are free and open to the public. (803) 296-3461 or (803) 705-4436
THE MEN OF PRAISE: 6 p.m. Saturday in the C.A. Johnson High School auditorium, 2219 Barhamville Road. The six-member group will perform a capella selections during the free concert. Special guest performers will be the Ephesus Seventh Day Adventist Praise Team and The Smith Boys.
BLACK HISTORY PROGRAM: “The Civil Rights Era,” 6 p.m. Saturday at Wesley UMC, 1725 Gervais St. Soul food will be served following the program in the James S. Gadsden Building.
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GOSPEL CELEBRATION: 6 p.m. Saturday at Doko Manor, 110 Alvina Hagood Circle, Blythewood. Event will feature performances by the Blythewood Community Choir and the Bethel Baptist Church Dance Team. Free.
HARAMBEE FESTIVAL COMMUNITY CHOIR CONCERT: 4 p.m. Sunday in the Mays Human Resources Center Arena. Daryl Izzard, director of the Benedict College Gospel Choir and a guest clinician will conduct training workshops and present the choir in concert. To sign up to sing in the choir, call (803) 705-4496 or go to http://www.benedict.edu/harambee.
Find the complete Black History Month calendar online at thestate.com.