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Gardena will usher in Black History Month with its annual Afternoon in the Park celebration at Rowley Park Saturday, Feb. 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free.
The celebration will feature several food trucks, retail booths, a kids area, and resource booths. The event will also feature the presence of the Instagram Chefs allowing patrons to sample the food that made them social media mainstays.
New at this year’s event will be a college fair where interested patrons can gather admissions information from all of the featured colleges in attendance. A fee application raffle will be held.
Rowley Park is at 13220 S. Van Ness Ave., Gardena. For more information on Afternoon in the Park, call 310-217-9537.
The Day of Remembrance event is planned for 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23 at the Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute’s main hall, 1964 W. 162nd St., Gardena.
This annual event commemorates the signing of Executive Order 9066, which saw the mass removal and imprisonment of Japanese Americans during World War II. Call 310-324-6611.