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Black History Month celebration Feb. 24 at Town Hall

Feb. 15 – The town of Cornelius PARC Department and the Smithville CommUNITY Coalition will host an annual Black History Month celebration February 24 from 1-3 p.m. at Cornelius Town Hall.

The event is free and open to the public and will feature live performances from local historically-black churches and offer children’s activities and refreshments.

Special guest speaker Carla Hanzal, vice-president of public art for the Arts & Science Council, will discuss the works of the late Romare Bearden, a Charlotte-born African-American artist, whose work is on loan from the Jerald Melberg Gallery of Charlotte and on display at Cornelius Town Hall from Feb. 12-28.

The Cornelius Town Hall is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., and located at 21445 Catawba Avenue.

For more information, please contact the Cornelius PARC Department at
704-892-6031 Ext. 192 or visit www.cornelius.org/parc.