Hosanna Broadcasting Network presents its 7th Annual Breakfast on April 26 at 9 a.m., at the HBN Studio, 1176 East Sandhill Avenue in Carson, said Tersit Asrat, HBN president and founder. Clergy of Christian faiths are invited to attend. Call (562) 304-8594 for information.
AK Recycling and AADAP co-sponsor an Environmental Electronic Recycling Event on April 26 at 10 a.m., at 2900 South Crenshaw Boulevard in Los Angeles. Residents can dispose of appliances, computers and electrical items. For information, call (323) 581-5700.
Ruach Christian Community Fellowship celebrates its fifth anniversary with a banquet on April 26 at 3:30 p.m., at Center Pointe Club, 6200 Playa Vista Drive in Playa Vista, said Pastor Lewis E. Logan II. Former L.A. Councilwoman Jan Perry will be the keynote speaker. The ticket donation is $50 for adults and $25 for children under age 12. Call (323) 493-2756 or (310) 422-2653 for information.
Skylight Theatre opens the play, ‘Pray to Ball,’ on April 26-27 at 8 p.m., and April 28 at 2 p.m., at 1816 1/2 North Vermont Avenue in Los Angeles. Amir Abdullah wrote the play about two college basketball stars as they face contemporary attitudes and prejudices toward religious choices. Tickets are $30-$34. For details, call (213) 761-7061 or visit skylighttix.com.
Gethsemane Christian Love holds the Impact Experience on April 27 at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m., at 9608 Avalon Boulevard in Los Angeles, said Pastor Andre L. Chapple Sr. The congregation will help selected individuals pay their rent, car note and utilities. Also, gas cards and 100 boxes of groceries will be distributed. For details, call (323) 779-6493.
Ward A.M.E. Church plans Boyz II Men in Concert' on April 27 at 3 p.m., at 1177 West 25th Street in Los Angeles, said Pastor Taurus L. Myhand. The Men’s Music Ministry, directed by Ron Lowe, sponsors the event. Males from age 5 to seniors will perform poetry and dance. For information, call (213) 747-1367.
Christ Temple C.M.E. Church presents Annual Choir Day on April 27 at 4 p.m., at 2020 North Pico Avenue in San Bernardino, said Pastor Gloria Marshall. The Fruit of the Spirit Choir will perform. Call (909) 880-1292 for details.
California Lutheran University hosts the 15th Annual National Day of Prayer Breakfast on May 1 at 7:30 a.m., at the Gilbert Sports Center, 60 West Olson Rod in Thousand Oaks. Southeast Ventura County YMCA sponsors the program. Noel Irwin Hentschel, CEO of AmericanTours International (ATI) and founder of The Noel Foundation, will speak on the theme, ‘One Voice United in Prayer.’ Also, Iris Stephensen McCullough will perform with the world-renowned Crenshaw High School Choir. The ticket donation is $20. For details, call Janice Wise at (805) 497-3081.
St. John’s Cathedral hosts the Rev. Timothy Murphy, executive director of Progressive Christians Uniting (PUC), who will lead a discussion on the book, “The New Jim Crow,” on May 4 at 1 p.m., at 514 West Adams Boulevard in Los Angeles. The free event examines Michelle Alexander’s book about how racism continues in the U.S. criminal justice system and other areas of society. For information, call (213) 747-6285.
Bryant Temple A.M.E. Church hosts the Southern California Lay Organization’s 5th Annual Revival on May 8-9 at 7 p.m., at 2525 West Vernon Avenue in Los Angeles, said Pastor Clyde W. Oden, Jr. The revivalist is the Bishop T. Larry Kirkland, Sr., presiding prelate of the Fifth Episcopal District of the A.M.E. Church. Guest soloists are Pastor Michael Eagle of Grant A.M.E.-Long Beach, Pastor Gregory McLeod of Brookins Community A.M.E. and Pastor Taurus Myhand of Ward A.M.E. Dr. Dorothy Vails-Weber is SCLO president and Exhorter Gwendolyn B. Williams is event chair.
Faith and Hope Community Church salutes Pastor LaVelle M. Gates with an Appreciation Service on May 25 at 344 West Florence Avenue in Los Angeles. At 10 a.m., Pastor Scottie Williams of Metropolitan Baptist Church in Chicago, IL, will preach and at 5 p.m., Bishop Kenneth C. Ulmer of Faithful Central Bible Church will bring the message. For information, call (323) 753-6445.