Juneteenth celebrations throughout the Southland

Leah Clouden | 6/13/2013, midnight

Other activities on both days include face-painting, rock wall climbing, storytelling and live music. The festival is free. For info: (323)-291-2024 or visit wwwblackartslosangeles.org.

A fun-filled day of food and entertainment will be part of the Juneteenth festival June 15 at Guidance Church, 7225 Crenshaw Blvd., L.A., from 10 a.m. -5 p.m.. For more information: (310) 753-5823.

Storyteller, educator and author Binnie Tate Wilkin will tell tales during a Juneteenth event at the A.C. Bilbrew Library June 15 at noon. Art activities, a display of slave ship replica, food and refreshments will also be featured. Find the library at 150 E. El Segundo Blvd., L.A. (310) 538-3350.

Miracle Baptist Church holds its Community Juneteenth Jubilee from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., and the event will feature arts and crafts, games, music and an endless spread of homemade barbecue. Find the church at 8318 S. Central Ave. Info: (323) 582-3534.

The New Frontier Democratic Club will celebrate its seventh annual Juneteenth dinner at its general membership meeting June 18 from 6:30-9 p.m. at 4030 S. Crenshaw Blvd. The cost is $10 and funds will support membership events. The menu includes red beans and rice, hot links, fried chicken, cornbread muffins and strawberry soda. For info: (323) 752-936.

Moreno Valley

Christland World Harvest Church will host its free annual Juneteenth Gospel Jubilee beginning at 6 p.m. at 22920 Alessandro Blvd. Featured performers will include Riverside Park Avenue Baptist Mens Singers, Barbara Haynes, Christ Crusaders, Led By Christ and more. (951) 442-3218.