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Mark your calendar: Kwanzaa, December 26, 2021!

"Seven Spools of Thread: A Kwanzaa Story and Festival Celebration."

Adapted and Narrated by Dr. Stephanie Davenport

Accompanied by West African Drumming featuring Ozivell Ecford.

This year’s City of Evanston’s Kwanzaa Celebration will include:

-- Local artists;

-- Family art and crafts area;

-- West African Community Drum Circle lead by Evanston’s Tony Garrett;

-- Contemporary West African Dance performance, and

A beautiful storytelling presentation of "Seven Spools of Thread: A Kwanzaa Story," by Angela Shelf Medearis, adapted and narrated by nationally renowned storyteller, Dr. Stephanie Davenport.

Davenport is a member of ASE, The Chicago Association of Black Storytellers.

Don't miss the Kwanzaa Kinara lighting at Fountain Square at NOON,

followed by the Kwanzaa Festival and Storytelling Event at the Robert Crown Community Center

from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The entire family will enjoy celebrating the first day of Kwanzaa with other Evanston families.

This is another City of Evanston Community Sharing Event.

The Kwanzaa Storytelling Event is FREE to the public, but you and your family must RSVP by email to attend (provide your name and number of people attending), or visit to register.

Space is limited.

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