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CBS 6 Healthy Lifestyle Expo, Saturday, February 2, 10am-4p, at the Greater Richmond Convention Center, Trainer Stepp Stewart, “Hungry Girl” Lisa Lillien and other related health advice from experts, $3 for 12 and up, proceeds benefit Juvenile Diabetes Research,

Film/Lecture Series: Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site, 600 North 2nd Street, Jackson Ward, Saturdays 1pm – February 2nd, Our Inspiration: The Story Of Maggie Lena Walker; February 9th – Harlem Renaissance; February 16, The Road to Brown – Brown v Board of Education; February 23rd, February One – Greensboro sit-in movement & The Richmond 34,  for details, or call 804-771-2017 x 24.

Chesterfield County Events for Black History Month: Friday, February 1st, 7-9pm, free concert with Ordinary People Band at the Fulghum Center, 4003 Cogbill Road, North Chesterfield, registration is suggested but not required; February 2nd, The March to Freedom, 11am, Central Library; February 2nd, The United States Colored Troops in Civil War, LaPrade Library, for a complete list of events visit  

LOVE the Best Part of Virginia, Arts & Culture District Forum in Petersburg, Saturday, February 2nd, 10am – noon at Union Station, 103 River Street in old Towne, 804-586-5742;  Black History Month Symposium, from Civil War to Civil Rights: The Effects of the Emancipation Proclamation, Saturday, February 16, 10am-2pm, register by Feb. 11, 804-318-8181; “Mr. Lincoln Returns To Prince George” Special Exhibit, Prince George County Regional Heritage Center, 6406 Courthouse Road,, 804-863-0212 or

Black History Month Celebration: The Family of Silas Omohundro, lecture on education, emancipation & race in antebellum Richmond, Saturday, February 9, 2-3pm, at Dorey Recreation Center, Free, 804-652-3409; At the Crossroads of Freedom & Equality, an afternoon of musical reflection, powerful portrayals and historical interpretation, 3pm, Sunday, February 10 in the Auditorium at The Academy at Virginia Randolph, 2204 Mountain Road, Glen Allen, or 804-501-5808.

THE 411 ON “CRADLE TO PRISON PIPELINE” In Celebration of the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “Let Freedom Ring”, Sponsored by: The Coalition for Justice and the Virginia Leadership Roundtable. Saturday, February 2nd, 2013 – 12 – 2pm, First African Baptist Church, 2700 Hanes Avenue; Panelists: Congressman Robert “Bobby” Scott, Dr. Shawn Utsey – Associate Professor of Psychology and Chairman of African Studies, VCU, King Salim Khalfani, Executive Director, NAACP & Closing Remarks: Dr. Rodney Waller, Pastor, First African Baptist Church, or 804-329-7279.

CARITAS Indoor Yard Sale, February 1st, 10am-4pm & Saturday, February 2nd, 9am-1pm, 1125 east Commerce Road, 804-343-5008.

Richmond Parents Monthly, 17th annual Summer of Fun Camp & Educational Fair, Saturday, February 2, 10am – 3pm, at the Tuckahoe YMCA, 9211 Patterson Avenue, a complete list of Camp & Education Fair participants can be found at

The JCC Forum – An Evening with Peter Greenberg, His “Inside Look” Royal Tour Israel and his insight on Middle East travel & tourism. Saturday, February 2nd, 7:30pm, 5403 Monument Avenue, or 804 285-6500.

CHOCOHOLIC! Sample treats from your favorite chocolates, bakeries & specialty shops, benefits Family Lifeline, Thursday, February 7th, 7pm, at the Science Museum of Virginia,  $50,

Innsbrook’s Girls Night Out – February Event, “Learning  To Love Yourself” Empowerment Speaker Clovia Lawrence of Radio One, Wednesday, February 13th, 6-9pm, North Shore Commons, hot towel foot massage, peppermint scalp massage & chair massage, Wine Tasting & other vendors, admission $15, register on-line click on “Girls Night Out”. 

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