Calvary Baptist Church hosts “A Shot of Faith” Vaccination Pop-up Clinic on May 1, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at 4911 W. 59th St., in Los Angeles, said Pastor Virgil Jones. The Pfizer or Moderna vaccines will available for free to L.A. County residents ages 16 and up. Also, Dr. Jerry Abraham, Kedren Health Center Director, will be on hand, along with other medical experts to answer vaccine questions and the L.A. Regional Food Bank will distribute free groceries. To learn more, call the church office at (323) 298-1605.
African American Tobacco Control Leadership Council (AATCLC) kicks-off “No Menthol Sunday” on May 4, at 2 p.m. Faith leaders and members are invited to the virtual town hall to learn about the effects of tobacco on Black American and African Immigrant populations, the tobacco industry’s predatory marketing tactics, and the need to regulate flavored tobacco products, including menthol cigarettes. To register, visit http://bit.ly/canms2021.
Brookins-Kirkland Community AME Church observes Mother’s Day on May 9, at 9 a.m., during its virtual Sunday worship service, said Pastor Mary S. Minor. A special sermon and musical selections will be shared. Also, Lamar Stuart will deliver a special tribute in honor of all mothers and those who act as a mother to others. Call the church office at (323) 296-5610 for the virtual service phone number.
California African American Museum plans a virtual reading of “Rock of Ages: A Tribute to the Black Church” on May 15, at 10:30 a.m. The event, co-sponsored by Oakland Public Library, also celebrates CAAM’s exhibition, “Enunciated Life.” A librarian will read from “Rock of Ages,” written by Tonya Bolden and featuring illustrations by R. Gregory Christie. For Zoom details, RSVP at caamuseum.org/programs.
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