The Los Angeles Million Father March and Back-to-School Giveaway will be held September 29. The march starts at 8 a.m., at the Watts Willowbrook Boys & Girls Club, 1339 East 120th Street, and ends at Mona Park, 2291 121st Street in Compton with the giveaway and health fair. Guests include the Urban Superhero and youth advocate Dangerman.
Liberty Baptist Church will host ‘The Last Weight Loss Program You Will Ever Need’ on September 29, at 12 p.m., at 1500 West 51st Place in Los Angeles, said Pastor Terry Brown. Presenters are Patricia Powell, Shawn Gooding, Jim Darechuk and Dr. Michael Bilauer. RSVP by calling (310) 703-3096.
St. Mark A.M.E. Church will present ‘5 on 5 at 5’ on September 29, at 5 p.m., at 12923 Avalon Boulevard in Los Angeles. Pastor Michael W. Eagle, Bishop Andrew Turner, the Rev. William Smart, the Rev. W. Keith Woods, and the Rev. Leonardo Wilborn will preach on five topics - thankfulness, prayerfulness, forgiveness, faithfulness and purposefulness. Call (310) 329-3443 or visit stmarkamela.org for more information.
Praises of Zion Missionary Baptist Church will hold its Annual Musical on September 30, at 3:30 p.m., at 8222 South San Pedro Street in Los Angeles, said Pastor J. Benjamin Hardwick. Guests include Pamela Renee Crawford, Lady Rose Neale, Roslyn Sterling, and the KJLH Gospel Radio Choir. For information, call (323) 750-1033.
Southern Missionary Baptist Church will hold a Gospel Music Explosion, sponsored by the Worship and Arts Ministry, on September 30, at 5 p.m., at 4678 West Adams Boulevard in Los Angeles, said Pastor Xavier Thompson. Featured guests are the Voices of Judah, Alfreda Lyons-Campbell and Nikki Potts of the Kurt Carr Singers. Call (323) 731- 2703 for details.
KRST Unity Center of Afrakan Spiritual Science presents ‘And Still We Rise’ commemorating enslaved ancestors on October 5-8, at 7825 South Western Avenue in Los Angeles. Guests include Dr. Richard King, Legrand H. Clegg II, Professor Amen Rahh and more. For details, call (323) 759-7567.
Free Dental Day takes place on October 6, at the office of Dr. Vijay Patel, 322 North H Street in San Bernardino. Those in need of dental services and can’t afford treatment will receive free dental care. For details, call (909) 625-4101 or email
First A.M.E. Church will salute the Rev. Reuben Ford with ‘Pastor’s Appreciation Day’ on October 7, at 11 a.m., at 1823 Michigan Avenue Front in Santa Monica. The Rev. Dr. Cecil ‘Chip’ Murray will be the guest preacher. Call (310) 450-0331 for details.
New Vision Partners will present ‘A Pre-Emptive Prayer Service for Peace’ on October 14, at 4 p.m., at the Iman Cultural Center, 3376 Motor Avenue in Los Angeles. The program features children’s choirs, religions leaders and a peace-making curriculum for congregations. For information, call (626) 808-1772.
Full Gospel Baptist Church will host the Annual Durr Family Concert on October 14, at 5 p.m., at 6900 South Compton Avenue in Los Angeles. The Rev. Reginald C. Payne is host pastor. The public is invited to attend. For details, email
Jewish Community Federation is accepting nominations for the Helen Diller Awards for California teens. The $36,000 awards are given annually to up to five young volunteers who demonstrate leadership and commitment to making the world a better place. To enter, complete the online nomination form at jewishfed.org/diller/teenawards or email
Dr. Betty R. Price will hold the 33rd Annual Wisdom From Above Luncheon on October 20, at 9 a.m., at the Disneyland Hotel, 1150 Magic Way in Anaheim. Dr. Price and her husband, Apostle Frederick Price, and son, Pastor Fred Price, are spiritual leaders of Crenshaw Christian Center in Los Angeles. The donation is $60. For details, call (323) 758-3777, ext. 4297, or visit crenshawchristiancenter.net.