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The following events are being held throughout the south suburban region during the month of February, in honor of Black History Month. Please note that many of them require advanced registration. Visit the organization’s website for more information and to register.

February 17
Let’s Talk Hair Care with Rita Barnes
6pm, South Holland Public Library, 16250 Wausau Ave
Rita Barnes, owner of Thairapy of Flossmoor, will teach about natural hair, protective styles, and more. Demonstrations and goodies will be provided to registered participants.

February 24
African American Trivia Game for Kids
4:30-5pm, Online Event at chipublib.org
Test your African American History knowledge. Everyone that participates will win a prize! For ages 9 to 12.

February 24
Emancipation to Inauguration: Chicago’s Black Experience with Clarence Goodman
7-8:30pm, Zoom Event hosted by South Holland Public Library
Discover and learn about Jean Baptiste Point du Du Sable, Barack Obama and other people, places, and events that shaped African American history in Chicago.

February 25
Black History Month After Hours Live Music
6:30pm, McKinley Elementary School Gym, 16949 Cottage Grove Ave, South Holland
Conclude Black History Month with music performed by the students of School District 150. Tickets are free and available at the South Holland Public Library, Community Center, and Village Customer Service Center. McKinley Elementary requires proof of vaccination for all event attendees ages 18+.

February 26
Black History Month: Underground Railroad Walks
10am-3pm, Sand Ridge Nature Center, 15891 Paxton Ave, South Holland
Join the Sand Ridge Nature Center on a self-guided journey that follows the Underground Railroad route connected to the Calumet Region during the mid-1800s.

February 28
Funday Crafts
4-5pm, Chicago Public Library – Woodson Regional, 9525 S Halsted St
Kids ages 5 to 12 are invited to make a fun craft related to African American culture.

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