First A.M.E. Church - Pasadena will host its Women's Day Celebration on March 24-25, at 1700 North Raymond Avenue in Pasadena. The Rev. Dr. Allen Williams is pastor. Guests on Saturday are motivational speaker Jewel Diamond Taylor and soloist Stephanie Spruill. On Sunday, the Rev. Nolanda Love will preach at 8 a.m., and Dr. Gloria Morrow will speak at 11 a.m. Calling (626) 798-0503 for details.
Free N One Training Institute will offer Substance Abuse Training for Family Members on March 24, at 10 a.m., at 5838 South Overhill Drive, Suite 3, in Los Angeles. The session is $75 (materials included) and open to all who are affected by a loved one's drug and alcohol problem. Call (323) 295-0009 for details.
Rose of Sharon A.M.E. Church has changed the location of its Men's Ministry Prayer Brunch on March 24, at 11 a.m. The new venue is the Saints of Value Center, 12110 Firestone Boulevard in Norwalk. The Rev. Carolyn Baskin-Bell is pastor and the guest speaker is Pastor Charles Lee-Johnson of Corona Community A.M.E. Church. For information, call (323) 963-0677.
Brookins Community A.M.E. Church will host free income tax preparation for individuals and small businesses on March 24, at 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., at 4831 South Gramercy Place in Los Angeles, said Pastor C. Dennis Williams. Wells Fargo and Quantum CDC are event co-sponsors. For details, call (310) 693-6530. Also, Annual Lay Day will be held on March 25, at 9 a.m. The guest speaker is Attorney Patricia Mayberry, president of the A.M.E. Church Judicial Council. Call (323) 296-5610 for details.
Testimonial Church of God in Christ will celebrate its Reunion Concert on March 24 at 6 p.m., at 5701 South Western Avenue in Los Angeles, said Bishop J. Bernard Hackworth, pastor. Special guest is LeAndria Johnson, winner of BET's ‘Sunday's Best.' The donation is $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Testimonial's Homecoming Service will be on March 25 at 3 p.m. All past members are invited to attend. For information, call (323) 299-6570.
Bethel C.M.E. Church will celebrate its 2nd Annual Missionary Musical on March 25 at 3 p.m., at 1953 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue in Long Beach. The Rev. Napoleon Goshay is pastor and Sister Flora Easter is president of the Women's Missionary Society. For information, call Sister Barbara McKinney at (562) 926-6203.
Strong Mountain Productions will present ‘Bobby Lee Blood' on March 25 at 8 p.m., March 26 at 7 p.m., and March 27 at 5 p.m., at the Attic Theatre, 5429 West Washington Boulevard in Los Angeles. Angela Batravil wrote, directed and produced the original play. Tickets are $23 and available at brownpapertickets.com.
Greater New Bethel Baptist Church will host the Legacy of Gospel Music Festival on March 26 at 7:30 p.m., at 601 East 99th Street in Inglewood. The Heritage Music Foundation, directed by Dr. Margaret Pleasant Douroux, sponsors the event. The College Scholarship Oratorical Contest will also be featured.
Praises of Zion Baptist Church will present ‘The Hour of Prayer Evangelistic Workshop' on March 27-29, at 8222 South San Pedro Street in Los Angeles. The Rev. Dr. J. Benjamin Hardwick is host pastor. The scripture references are Acts 3:1 and 2 Chronicles 7:14. The 9 a.m. sessions will be facilitated by Dr. and Mrs. Patrick Ross, the 11 a.m. speakers will be the Rev. Reginald Payne, the Rev. George Underwood and the Rev. Virgil Jones; and the 6:30 p.m. evangelist will be the Rev. Dr. Sylvester Washington. For information, call (323) 750-1033.
Mount Sinai M.B. Church will hold a Pre-Holy Week Revival on March 28-30, at 7:15 p.m., at 3669 West 54th Street in Los Angeles, said Pastor George E. Hurtt. The revivalist is Dr. Ralph D. West, pastor of Church Without Walls in Houston, TX. For details, call (323) 291-1121.