Juneteenth Celebration. Open to all ages, this Juneteenth celebration will include live entertainment, local talent, antique cars, games and prizes from 12-5pm at Mills Park 1340 E. Dimondale Drive, Carson. Free. For information, contact Councilmember Lula Davis-Holmes at (310) 629-9158.
Community Juneteenth Celebration. Miracle Baptist Church hosts its “Community Juneteenth Jubilee” from 8am-5pm, 8318 S. Central Ave., L.A. The event will feature arts and crafts, games, music and an endless spread of homemade BBQ. Info: (323) 582-3534.
Freedom Day. Storyteller Binnie Tate Wilkins is the featured guest at the AC Bilbrew Library Juneteenth Celebration beginning at 1pm. Free event includes stories, songs, dance, an art activity and refreshments. 150 E. El Segundo Blvd., L.A. (310) 538-3350.
Juneteenth Event. Black Arts Los Angeles hosts its Juneteenth event today and Sunday from 10am-6pm in Leimert Park at the corner of 43rd Street and Degnan Boulevard. Features line and square dancing, live music including Anthony “Aquarius” Mystery offering the Jimi Hendrix experience, food and vendors. Free. Info: (323) 290-1817.
Juneteenth Gospel Jubilee. Christland World Harvest Church presents its free annual Juneteenth Gospel Jubilee beginning at 6pm. Features Riverside Park Avenue Baptist Mens Singers, Barbara Haynes, Christ Crusaders, Led by Christ and more. 22920 Alessandro Blvd., Moreno Valley. (951) 442-3218.
With Mother’s Day included among the world’s most popular and sentimental holidays, nearby flower shops, candy shops, restaurants, women’s apparel stores and popular local attractions are gearing up for the last-minute rush to honor the family matriarch.
The Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve will conduct special Mother’s Day events on May 11 and 12, including wildflower exhibits, videos and an orientation describing the sprawling facility at 15101 Lancaster Road in Lancaster.
Thursday, Nov. 10
“Where Soldiers Come From”
“Sheenway Sankofa,” a newly created mural by artist Charles Freeman, was unveiled last Saturday at Sheen Educational Center at Heritage College-Ready Academy High School at 10101 S. Broadway St. in Los Angeles.
Congresswoman Maxine Waters played host during the event, which also featured Zadonu, the West African Cultural Drum and Dance Ensemble, a “Juneteenth” dedication, youthful singers, a special appearance by Jennifer Lee Pryor (representing mural honoree Richard Pryor), jazz violinist Lili Haydn, and more.
In commemoration of World Sickle Cell Day, the African American Blood Drive and Bone Marrow Registry for Sickle Cell Disease Awareness (African Americans for Sickle Cell Disease Awareness, or AA4SCDA) is holding an event at the Vermont Square United Methodist Church on Sunday.
The celebration will include Father’s Day speakers on the subject of “A Father’s Love: Journey From Sickle Cell to Marrow Transplant for My Child” and shared perspectives on family members diagnosed with sickle cell.