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Black History Events

Wednesday/Feb. 2

<cal2>Black History Talk. Local historian Bronwen Souder will be speaking at the Loudoun County Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace, 21060 Whitfield Place, Sterling, about the Underground Railroad and sharing runaway slave ads from the 1800s for Black History Month. Program begins at 10:30 a.m., and is free. Call 703-430-2397.

<cal1>Friday/Feb. 4

<cal2>African-American Storytelling. Baba Jamal Koram presents stories and songs from African and African-American culture in honor of Black History Month. Ages 5 and up. Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road, 4 p.m.

<cal1>Sunday/Feb. 6

<cal2>Music Competition. In honor of Black History Month, February 2005, the Lions Club of Sterling in cooperation with Melodee Music of Sterling, will be hosting the annual Lions of Virginia, James A. Bland Music Scholarship Competition, at 1:30 p.m., at the Melodee Music Center, 46077 Lake Center Plaza, Potomac Falls. Admission is free and open to all on a first-come, first-serve basis, as seating is limited.

<cal1>Saturday/Feb. 12

<cal2>Black History Month Film Series. Watch "Standing in the Shadows of Motown - A Celebration of the Funk Brothers." Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road, 2 p.m.

<cal1>Saturday/Feb. 19

Black History Month Film Series. Watch "The Life and Death of Malcolm X." Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road, 2 p.m.

<cal1>Wednesday/Feb. 23

<cal2>Storyteller. Donna Washington, award-winning author and storyteller presents stories for Black History Month. Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road, 4 p.m.

<cal1>Friday/Feb. 25

<cal2>Gospel Performance. Local gospel group The Rector Sisters perform at the Loudoun County Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace, 21060 Whitfield Place, Sterling, beginning at 10:30 a.m., in honor of Black History Month. Free. Call 703-430-2397.

African-American Storytelling. Baba Jamal Koram presents stories and songs from African and African-American culture in honor of Black History Month. Ages 5 and up. Sterling Library, 120 Enterprise St., 4 p.m.

<cal1>Saturday/Feb. 26

<cal2>Museum Program. A Black History Month event, African American Pioneers in Aviation, Family Day, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. Free. A panel of local Tuskegee Airmen discuss their struggles and the history of the African American World War II fighter group in a day-long event that includes hands-on activities and story time for children ages 4Ð7, accompanied by their adult companion. Also features a special presentation and book signing by Gustavus McLeod, the first pilot to fly to the North Pole in an open-cockpit plane and recent Amazing Race contestant. Call 202-633-1000; 202-357-1729 (TTY) or visit the museum's home page, www.nasm.si.edu or news, lectures and events, http://www.nasm.si.edu/events/calendar.cfm.

<cal1>Sunday/Feb. 27

<cal2>Black History Month Film Series. Watch "When We Were Kings," a film about Muhammad Ali's defeat of George Foreman. Ages 12 and up. Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road, 2 p.m.