Black History Presentation by Elaine A. Scott at the meeting of Atlantic City AARP Chapter 4191 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19 at the Office of Senior and Social Services, 621 White Horse Pike, on the corner of Route 30 and Carton Avenue, Galloway. Members and nonmembers age 50 and older are welcome. Call Shellee at (609) 748 0229.
Popcorn and a Movie for Black History Month 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20 at the Ventnor branch of the Atlantic County Library, 6500 Atlantic Ave. Suggested for ages 9 and up. Watch the 2006 film about what happens when an 11-year-old who has an affinity for spelling enters a contest and eventually finds herself at the National Spelling Bee. Call (609) 823-4614.
Black History Month Poetry Reading 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20 at the Pleasantville branch of the Atlantic County Library, 33 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. All are welcome; children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Listen as Joanne Peopples and other local poets share their creative works in honor of Black History Month. Call (609) 641-1778.
Fun Day Sunday: African Shields Craft 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24 at the Atlantic City Public Library, 1 N. Tennessee Ave., Atlantic City. Celebrate the beauty and tradition of African tribal designs by making African shields. This program, designed for ages eight and older, is great for the whole family. Registration is required. Call (609) 345-2269, ext. 3050 to register; or, visit the Main Library’s Youth Services Department.
"The Road to Freedom" Performance 12:30-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27 in the Walter Edge Theater at the Mays Landing campus of Atlantic Cape Community College, 5100 Black Horse Pike. A live performance highlighting the endeavors of civil rights advocates. Free and open to all. Call (609) 343-4897.
Comic Book Drawing Lessons 3:30 p.m. Thursdays in February at the Atlantic City Public Library, 1 N. Tennessee Ave., Atlantic City. Marvel Comics illustrator Joe Del Beato will teach children ages 9-17 how to draw African-American characters who have been featured in comics, cartoons and graphic novels. Supplies are provided. Call (609) 345-2269, ext. 3050 for information.
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