Events Calendar

OW Staff | 2/13/2008, 5 p.m.

February 18-21
Revival. Word Fest 2008 with guest speakers Rev. Drs. A. Louis Patterson (Houston) and Frank E. Ray (Tennessee). McCoy Memorial Baptist Church, 802 East 46th St. Los Angeles. 7 p.m. (323) 231-4271 or www.mccoymbc.com

February 20
Book signing. Meet the man who wrote the book on how to play basketball. NBA legend Oscar Robinson will sign his two books, The Big O: My Life, My Times, My Game, and The Art of Basketball. Eso Won Books, 4331 Degnan Blvd., Leimert Park, Los Angeles. 7 p.m. (323) 290-1047.

February 21
Senior Recognition. 37th Senior Citizen Observance of African American History Month honoring the late Augustus Hawkins, 107 yr. old Ruth Williams and other seniors. Athens Park Auditorium, 12603 S. Athens Way, Los Angeles. For information and group transportation, call Joann Gaines (310) 603-3358.
Teacher Fair. Teacher Preparatory Workshop. A representative from LAUSD and another local school district will be present to discuss issues important to credential students attending the Teacher Job Fair on March 13th. Cal State Los Angeles, Salazar Hall E184. 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (323) 343-3237 or www.calstatela.edu/univ/calendar.
Boost Camp Forum. A positive link to a positive change in 2008 opening doors to greater opportunities in careers, business, leadership, and the community; food, prizes, free parking. BOOST CAMP Headquarters, 5155 W. Rosecrans Ave, Hawthorne. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. No cover charge, but RSVP requested. (310) 491-3417 or www.leadershipboostcamp.com.
Black History Lecture. Vincent L. Wimbush, Ph.D., professor of religion, Claremont Graduate University, and director, Institute for Signifying Scriptures will discuss "African Americans, Sacred Texts and the Quest for Social Power." Cal. State University, Dominguez Hills, Loker Student Union Ballroom., 100 E. Victoria St., Los Angeles. 7 p.m. (310) 243-3050.

February 22
History class. Afrikan World Civilizations class, "How can you teach your children their history if you don't know it yourself? Come to the first class, which is free, and you will experience an Afrikan world multi-media historical, cultural experience unlike anything you will ever experience in any university." Dr Kwaku Person-Lynn. Kaos Studios, 4343 Leimert Blvd., Los Angeles. 7-9 p.m. (213) 368-4976
BET Honors. BET's inaugural celebration of THE BET HONORS, an event celebrating the achievements of distinguished African American leaders in the fields of business, entertainment, social justice and philanthropy. This year's honorees are Alicia Keys, Tyra Banks, Rep. Maxine Waters, Dr. Cornel West, Richard Parsons, and CEO Janice Bryant Howroyd.. 8 p.m. ET/PT. Please check cable listing for exact time in your area.

February 23
Health screening. Health professions will provide screenings for high blood pressure, diabetes, and anemia. Also, information on how to quit smoking, child immunizations, adolescent health issues, adult and elderly care, fitness, massage and safety. Activities for children, music and much more. Lincoln Memorial United Church of Christ, 4126 Arlington Ave., Los Angeles. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (323) 293-8535.