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Black History Month events planned

Source: Community Action Partnership

Nonprofits in Lancaster are hosting a wide range of events for February’s Black History Month, including music and dance performances, a fashion show and an exposition featuring Black businesses.

The following are some of the offerings. Contact the hosting organizations for additional information. All addresses are in Lancaster unless otherwise noted.

African American Cultural Alliance of Lancaster

Bethel AME Church

  • Living the Experience: Underground Railroad re-enactment. 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18 at Bethel AME Church, 512 E. Strawberry St.

Crispus Attucks Community Center

  • Black History Month Fashion Show: 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at Reynolds Middle School, 605 W. Walnut St. Free.
  • Sounds of Blackness: A journey through the African American music and Civil Rights movements. 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, Jackson Middle School. Free.
  • Step Show & Dance Battle: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, McCaskey East High School. Cost: $15. Proceeds benefit the Infamous Unstoppables Drill Team & Drum Squad
  • Black History Month Quiz Bowl: 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26 at Elizabeth R. Martin Elementary School, 2000 Wabank Road. Free.

Lancaster Public Library & NAACP Lancaster Branch

  • Black History Month on Screen: Free film screenings at Lancaster Public Library, 125 N. Duke St.

YWCA Lancaster

  • Black Artist Waystation: An initiative celebrating and promoting Black creativity in Lancaster.
    • Artist meet & greet: 5 to 11 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, Eso Art, 317 N. Queen St.
    • Artist showcase: 7 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, Pennsylvania College of Art & Design, 204 N. Prince St.
  • Taking Action on Lancaster County’s Racial Equity Profile: Discussion of the countywide analysis that was released in January. Part of the Listen, Learn, Lead series. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, YWCA Lancaster, 110 N. Lime St. Suggested donation $10.
  • Black Maternal Health workshop: Part of the Interrupting Oppression series. Offered in partnership with Planned Parenthood Keystone, Patients R Waiting and Millersville University. 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, Millersville Student Memorial Center, 113 Shenks Lane, Millersville. Suggested donation $10.