Thursday, August 19, 2010

Things to do Thursdays

African World Festival- Aug. 20-22

Detroit's most talked about celebration of African and African American culture is back. Hosted annually by the Charles H. Wright museum of African American History presents 2010 African world Festival. Join thousands of fellow Metro Detroiters as we welcome African Countries to the Motor City. Enjoy music, food, vendors with unique items for sell, Don't miss the legendary Omowale Cultural Society + Stiltwalkers. 

FREE. Hart Plaza, Woodward Ave. and Jefferson Ave., 313-494-5844 or AfricanWorldDetroit.com 

 

 

Hot Summer Nights Music Fest- Aug. 21

Hot Summer Nights Music Festival is a showcase of the diverse culture prevalent throughout Metro Detroit and raise money for local non-profits. “Metro Detroit is a musical hot spot featuring everything from rock and roll to fusion to hip hop,” said Frazier, who is coordinating the event. “Hot Summer Nights brings all those sounds together to showcase the community.”

For more information, visit www.generalpopulation.org or call 313.598.0408. Sponsors for the event include Focus: HOPE, NAACP-Highland Park Branch, General Population Music & Community Group and the Detroit Hip Hop Congress.

 

 Health & Safety Fun Festival- Aug. 19

The Wayne County Department of Public Health's Annual Health and Safety Fun Fest will offer bicycle, book bag, and school supply giveaways for children. Vaccinations, Lead Testing and other Health Screenings such as HIV/AIDS, Blood Pressure and Immunizations will also be provided on site.

10 am. FREE. The Wayne County Department of Public Health, 33030 Van Born Rd., Wayne. 734-727-7000.

 

AfterSchool Back 2 School Fair- Aug. 21

This 9th annual event hosted by Detroit Public Schools and The Youth Connection will feature activities and extra-curricular courses offered students and parents for the new school year.

10 am-2 pm. Belle Isle. 313-826-7099 or TheYouthConnection.org





 
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