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Black History Events

<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.; Rust Library, 380 Old Waterford Road, N.W., Leesberg, 7 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.

<cal1>Monday/Feb. 28

<cal2>Anansi the Spider's Stories. Listen to "Anansi and the Talking Melon" and "Anansi and the Moss Covered Rock" by Eric A. Kimmel, in celebration of Black History Month. Ages 5-10. Eastern Loudoun Regional Library, 21030 Whitfield Place, Sterling, 4 p.m.