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Black History calendar

Event for February

Posted: February 20, 2014 - 3:26pm  |  Updated: February 20, 2014 - 4:06pm

ONGOING

“The Object Tells a Story: African-American Folk Art From Florida” exhibit on display through Feb. 28, Flagler College’s Crisp-Ellert Art Museum, Sevilla St, St Augustine. (904) 826-8582.

“Journey: 450 Years of the African-American Experience” Exhibit, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily through July 15, Visitor Information Center, 10 W. Castillo Drive, St. Augustine. Exhibit tells the African-American story and recognizes the central role African-Americans played in U.S. history. $5 adults, $4 seniors 60 and older, $3 children 7-12; $15 family of four. (904) 209-4255 or journey2014.com.

“Through Our Eyes 2014 — Call and Response: Illuminating God’s Trombones,” on display through July 31, Ritz Theatre & LaVilla Museum, 829 N. Davis St. (904) 632-5555 or ritzjacksonville.com.

 

FRIDAY

Annual Awards Program, presented by the African-American coaches, game officials, recreational workers and athletes, 6 p.m., City Hall Chambers. (904) 768-2307.

Gullah Geechee Corridor, as part of 3rd on 3rd Street Series, 6 p.m., Amelia Island Museum of History, 233 S. Third St., Fernandina Beach. Features the Gullah-Geechee National Heritage Corridor Commission. The Gullah culture goes back to the early 1700s and endures through music and performing arts, language and oral traditions, religion and spirituality, cuisine and crafts. (904) 261-7378, ext. 102 or ameliamuseum.org.

“Follow the North Star,” in celebration of Black History Month, 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Theatre by the Trax, 1100 Osborne St., St. Marys, Ga. $12 adults, $8 children 12 and younger. (912) 729-1103 or stmarylittletheatre.com.

 

SATURDAY

“Rooted on the Past, Growing Toward the Future,” 2-5 p.m., Crucifixion Catholic Church, 3183 W. Edgewood Ave. Speaker is Rodney L. Hurst Sr., civic leader, civil rights’ activist and author of “It Was Never About a Hot Dog and a Coke.” Includes a poet, vocalist, African-American designers and afro-centric food. Free. (904) 765-1680 or email crucifixion@comcast.net.

Tribute to Augusta Savage, 5 p.m., Thomas Hogans Memorial Gymnasium, 415 Lemon St., Green Cove Springs. Features her art and legacy. augustasavagecenter.org.

Choral Concert in honor of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., 7 p.m., Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church, 4001 Hendricks Ave. Feature the Jacksonville Children’s Chorus. (904) 353-1636 or jaxchildrenschorus.org.

 

SUNDAY

Black History Program, 11:15 a.m., Greater True Vine Fire Baptized Holiness Church, 1439 Spearing St. Speaker is Nat Glover, president from Edward Waters College. Theme is “Celebrating Black History — Believe, Achieve, Succeed.” (904) 354-3544.

Program and Play, 4 p.m., New Hope Pentecostal Church, 920 Gano Ave., Orange Park. Features local singer Dawn Thompson. Free. (904) 469-5474 or email mjaywhite@yahoo.com.

Youth Program, presented by the church’s Young People’s Division, 4 p.m., New Fountain Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church, 737 Jessie St. (904) 358-2258.

 

FEB. 28

“Reach as You Climb” Black History Concert, 7:30 p.m., Ritz Theatre & LaVilla Museum, 829 N. Davis St. Free. (904) 632-5555 or ritzjacksonville.com.

 

Fax to (904) 359-4478 or email events@jacksonville.com. Complete listing at jacksonville.com/calendars. To put your event in the free
online calendar, go to events.jacksonville.com.

 
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