This is the first of what the church hopes will become a tradition on the second Saturday of the month throughout the year.
Dinner to be held
Ebenezer AME Church will sponsor a dinner on Sunday at 1 p.m. to help raise funds for the upcoming Women's Day. The dinner will be held at Bethel Gardens, 356 Henry Ave.
The menu will include fried or baked chicken, parsley potatoes, green beans and dessert. The dinner costs $9.
And be sure to mark your calendars for Women's Day on March 15.
Inauguration dance to be held Jan. 17
Memorial Recreation Center is sponsoring a pre-inauguration celebration dance at the Martin Luther King Center, 131 W. North Ave., on Saturday, Jan. 17, from 7 to 11 p.m.
Tickets cost $10 per person and can be purchased by contacting Memorial Recreation at 301-790-0203. Tickets will also be available at the door.
The organizers would like everyone to come dressed in red and black, but that is optional.
Food sold at this event will benefit the For Our Kids Sake program led by Dot Bell and Clara Broadus.
Blossom School graduation planned
The Blossom School of Etiquette will hold its third graduation and celebrate its first anniversary Saturday, Jan. 24, at 4 p.m. at Memorial Recreation Center, 109 W. North Ave.
Everyone is invited to attend, including past participants of the etiquette school.
The annual Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Tea has been postponed until further notice due to a lack of funding.
If you would like to help sponsor this event or have any ideas on how to continue holding this event, call Norma Pompey at 301-797-0016.
Start the new year off with a new hobby - reading books - and join the Sisters-In-Spirit Book Club on Sunday, Jan. 25, at 3 p.m.
This month, the Book Club will discuss "Wild Stars Seeking Midnight Suns," by J. California-Cooper, author of 17 plays and named Black Playwright of the Year in 1978.
Contact Ladetra Robinson via e-mail at email@example.com for the meeting place or if you have any questions.
On Jan. 3, a birthday celebration was held in honor of Toni Gaines, the newly elected daughter ruler of Sharon Temple No. 160, at Elks Lodge No. 279 with her family, friends and members of the lodge in attendance.
Happy birthday, Toni. Gaines.
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Shepherds, from left, Saryna Alston, Kiana Cotledge and Brittany Woods perform in the Christmas play at Ebenezer AME Church on Dec. 21.