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February is Black History Month, and there are lots of ways to celebrate this week. Here’s a list of some fun, family-friendly (and free!) events.

Tuesday, Feb. 19: Make a Freedom Quilt for Black History Month at 4 p.m. at the Laman Library Teen Center. Call (501) 758-1720, ext. 136 or click here for details and more dates.

Wednesday, Feb. 20: Dr. Oliver Keith Baker, originally from McGehee, will present a lecture and answer questions at the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center in Little Rock at 10 a.m. Baker is currently an endowed university professor of Physics at Hampton University and, jointly, a staff physicist at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility. Baker pursues research in the physics of elementary particles and nuclei at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland, and at Jefferson Lab in Virginia. For more information, call (501) 683-3593 or click here.

Thursday, Feb. 21: The Governor’s office, Mosaic Templars Cultural Center and the Department of Arkansas Heritage will celebrate African-American achievement in business during a Black History Month program at 10 a.m. at the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center in Little Rock. For more information, call (501) 683-3593 or click here.

Thursday, Feb. 21: Attend the Black History Celebration with the Clinton Elementary Chorus at Laman Library in North Little Rock at 6:45 p.m. For details, click here.

Friday, Feb. 22: A night of fun and entertainment for the whole family, and a showing of “Remember the Titans” starring Denzel Washington, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center in Little Rock. For more information, call (501) 683-3593 or click here.

Next Thursday, Feb. 28: Dr. Irma Routen will present her Little Rock area children’s choir in concert at 10 a.m. at the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center in Little Rock. For more information, call (501) 683-3593 or click here.

Through March 16: Visit the “For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights” exhibit at Laman Library in North Little Rock. This is national touring exhibit from NEH on the Road, and features photographs, television clips, art posters and artifacts. The exhibit traces how images and media disseminated to the American public transformed the modern civil rights movement. For details, click here.

Laman Exhibit

Through June 29: “The Inauguration of Hope” exhibit of sculptures by Ed Dwight, including life-sized bronze depictions of the 2009 presidential inauguration of the country’s first African-American President, Barack Obama. The exhibit includes “40 Years of Fortitude: African Americans in the Modern Arkansas General Assembly, 1973-2013.” For more information, call (501) 683-3593 or click here.

Erica Sweeney is thrilled to be editor of Savvy Kids. She has been a regular contributor to the magazine and loves sharing information with the families of central Arkansas.
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