Thursday, February 22, 2024

The Big Events


Good news - - the library’s Evening in the Stacks library fundraiser has sold out! This year’s event, “A Flower-full Evening,”  will support HCLS’ early childhood initiatives. As a fan of all things early childhoood, I’m happy to see the library’s commitment to these kinds of programs.

Bad news - - if you don’t have a ticket, you will need to find something else to do this weekend. Hmm.

May I suggest More than Hope, a performance event celebrating diversity and the journeys of immigrants. 

The event begins at 5 pm on Sunday, 2/25, at the Owen Brown Interfaith Center. Tickets are 15 dollars and all proceeds go to support the programs at Luminus. If the name Luminus doesn’t ring a bell, that’s probably because you know of them by their old name, FIRN (Foreign-Born Information and Referral Network.) The name change, the result of rebranding initiative, hasn’t changed their ongoing mission. 

For more than 40 years, Luminus has empowered New Americans by offering legal, social, and language services to help them achieve their goals. We also seek systematic changes that will better the lives of all immigrants. Based in Columbia, Maryland, we envision a community that welcomes immigrant neighbors, values their cultures, understands and addresses their needs, celebrates their achievements, and elevates their voices. Our dream is a bright future for all New Americans. - - Luminus website

Even if you aren’t able to attend on Sunday evening, you can still make a donation to support their valuable programming. 

Also this weekend - - the second annual Black History Fest at the Harriet Tubman Center:

This Saturday, 2/24, beginning at two pm, this year’s celebration of Black History Month is free and open to the public but you need to register for your ticket through Eventbrite. There will be speakers, vendor tables, food, and entertainment. One of this year’s featured entrepreneurs may be familiar to you. Former HCPSS SMOB Abisola Ayoola will be there representing her own business: Fashion by Abosola. 

Every time I see something happening at the Harriet Tubman Center I think about the dedication and persistence of the former students of the Harriet Tubman School who were unceasing in their commitment to this project. Our community benefits from their perseverance.

Do you have any big plans for the weekend? Are you one of the lucky ticket holders for Evening in the Stacks? Let me know.

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