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African American History Month Events

Burlington County College’s (BCC) African American Cultural Events Committee is pleased to announce this year’s calendar of events in honor of Black History Month:

Thursday, Feb. 6: Author Kimberla Lawson Roby: Please join us as New York Times best-selling author and 2013 NAACP Image Award winner for Outstanding Literary Work in Fiction, Kimberla Lawson Roby, discusses her 19 novels. Her novels deal with some of society’s most pressing issues, and together have sold more than 2 million copies worldwide. Her latest work of fiction, “A House Divided,” will be available for purchase at a meet-and-greet and book signing following the presentation on Thursday, Feb. 6 at 6 p.m. The event will be held at the Enterprise Center at BCC, located at the college’s Mount Laurel campus, 3331 Route 38. General Admission is $10. Student price (with a valid ID from any school) is $5. For more information, please visit www.bcc.edu/aacec2014 or call (609) 894-9311, ext. 1338. Tickets can be purchased online or in-person at the Business Office on the Pemberton and Mount Laurel campuses.

Thursday, February 13: Movie Screening of “The Butler”: This film, starring Forest Whitaker as Cecil Gaines, is the story of an African-American White House butler who served eight American presidents during his 34-year tenure. The film will start at noon and runs until 2:30 p.m. at the Teleconference Center, room 102 in the William K. McDaniel Integrated Learning Resource Center (IRLC), located on BCC’s Pemberton campus, 601 Pemberton Browns Mills Rd. This event is free and open to the community. Seating is limited. For more information, please call (609) 894-9311, ext. 1338.

Saturday, February 15: The Don Evans Players present “The Trials and Tribulations of Mister Staggerlee Booker T. Brown”: The Don Evans Players will be doing a dramatic reading of this off-Broadway play, which is a hilarious mix of romance, folklore and the fight between good and evil. The event will take place from 1-3:30 p.m. in the William K. McDaniel Integrated Learning Resource Center (IRLC), located on BCC’s Pemberton campus, 601 Pemberton Browns Mills Rd. This event is free and open to the community. For more information, please call (609) 894-9311, ext. 1338.

Sunday, February 23: The Taste of Soul Culinary Event: Enjoy a “Taste of Soul” at the Culinary Arts Center at BCC, 21 Mill St., Mount Holly. Chef Tim Witcher, Culinary Educator at the Burlington County Institute of Technology, and Chef Kevin Sbraga, winner of Bravo TV’s “Top Chef: Season 7” and owner of the modern American restaurant Sbraga in Philadelphia, will conduct culinary demonstrations at 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Admission is $25 for adults, $10 for BCC students with a current student ID, and $8 for children 12 and under. For more information or to purchase tickets, please call (609) 894-9311, ext. 1457. Tickets can also be purchased in-person at the Pemberton and Mount Laurel campuses’ business office.

Saturday, March 1: Egyptian Art Exhibit Bus Trip: Enjoy a guided tour one of the largest collections of Egyptian and Nubian material in the United States at The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology in Philadelphia. The collection includes more than 42,000 items. Vans leave the TEC Building parking lot located at BCCs Mount Laurel campus, 500 College Circle, at 9:30 a.m. and return at 4 p.m. Cost is $20 per person. To sign up for the trip, please visit www.bcc.edu/WebAdvisor, click on “Non-Credit Students” and enter course CFI 630-30. For more information, please call (609) 894-9311, ext. 1338.