Western Maryland College will hold activities, including a soul food dinner and a step show, in February and early March in recognition of Black History Month.
The events are open to the public, and are sponsored by the Black Student Union and the Office of Multicultural Student Services. They are free unless indicated.
Feb. 11: Soul food dinner/Dramafest, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in The Forum, Decker Center. Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for students with ID. Tickets should be purchased in advance by calling 410-857-2791.
Entertainment will be provided by Charm City and Sugar Foot Dancers, and the award-winning steppers from Western Maryland's Iota Phi Theta. The menu, prepared by students and community members, includes deep-fried turkey.
Feb. 19: History of Black Music, from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. in The Forum, Decker Center. Music faculty members Glenn Caldwell and Eric Byrd will discuss the impact of black music. The program also features a performance by "Fort" with Carl, Raphael, Billy and Justin. The group, formerly known as Insight II Life, released its first CD last year.
Feb. 24: Gospel Jubilee, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Baker Memorial Chapel. The concert features gospel groups from the Baltimore area.
March 10: Step Show, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Baker Memorial Chapel. There will be an admission fee, and tickets will be available in advance and at the door. The program features steppers from chapters of the nine national black fraternities and sororities.
Information: Mary Grace Alamandrez, 410-857-2791, or the college activities office, 410-857- 2267.