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OW Staff | 2/20/2008, 5 p.m.

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.
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. 11 a.m. Information and group transportation, (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 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 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 21 - 27
Sabbatical Program. The California Wellness Foundation's Sabbatical Program annually awards leaders of nonprofit organizations $35,000. Deadline for applications is February 27. Access applications at www.tcwf.org

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
Parent Workshops. The Parent Empowerment Conference, for parents of low income students who will be the first in their families to attend college on how to navigate the trails of paperwork involved with getting a college education; information in Spanish and English. University of Southern California, Founders Park, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. (213) 740-9335.
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 elder 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.
Living Legends. 29th Living Legends series honoring women in entertainment. This year's honorees: Angela Bassett, Della Reese, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Alfre Woodward, and Cynthia Pope. A.C. Bilbrew Library, 150 E. El Segundo Blvd., Los Angeles. 11 a.m. (310) 538-0059 or brc@gw.colapl.org.
Jazz Evening. St. Pauls's Presbyterian Women are sponsoring a black history month celebration with an evening of live jazz. Donation $15. St. Paul's Presbyterian Church-Fellowship Hall, 5100 Coliseum, Los Angeles. 6 to 9 p.m. (323) 292-0471.
Health Awareness Day. Registered nurses, professional counseling, substance abuse help, nutritional counseling, yoga and more. The Eagle Wings of Enlightenment Center, 1439 W. 99th St., Los Angeles. Noon to 4 p.m. (323) 779-0210.
Manchild Conference. 14th annual Strategies for the Development of the African American Manchild Conference. An acepella doo wop group will perform. $10. Little Theater, 1600 W. Imperial Hghwy., Los Angeles. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.