Stage 52 Theatre presents ‘Root of the Soul’ featuring Toni Malone on August 8-10 at 7 p.m., at 5299 West Washington Boulevard in Los Angeles. The one-woman show about faith explores the life of an orphan from childhood in the early 1900s to her death 100 years later. Tickets range from $25 to $35. For tickets, visit theladyofsong.com or call (424) 888-4197.
Pilgrim’s Hope Bible Church holds its ‘Sow-A-Seed’ Shopping Spree event on August 9 at 12 p.m., at 7016 South Compton Avenue in Los Angeles, said Pastor Joe L. Smith, Jr. The Ladies Of Virtuous Essence Women’s Ministry is the sponsor. The event provides clothing, shoes, accessories and toiletries to women. Donations are accepted Tuesday through Friday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. To participate or contribute, call (323) 581-7672.
KRST Unity Center of Afrakan Spiritual Science sponsors Pan African Women’s Day on August 9 at 3 p.m., at 7825 South Western Avenue in Los Angeles. The event salutes revolutionary leadership and commitment of African women in the African Liberation Struggle. On August 16 at 6 p.m., Dr. Booker T. Coleman will speak. The donation is $15. For details, call (323) 759-7567.
Garden of Praise hosts the ‘Not About Me Tour featuring Disciple Sole’ on August 9 at 6 p.m., at 759 East 223rd Street in Carson. Anointed By God Entertainment and B Better U sponsor the event. Guests are Mister Myles, Level 3, Bryana Williams, Salina Johnson, SpeakLife, Purpose, and Kenna and Keila Taylor. For information, call (562) 353-7387.
Grace Temple Baptist Church welcomes Psalmist Jasmine Morton Ross on August 10 at 10 a.m., at 7017 South Gramercy Place in Los Angeles, said Bishop Miquail M. Broadous, pastor. Ross is the daughter of Bishop Paul and General Overseer Debra B. Morton. For information, call (323) 971-8192.
Southern Missionary Baptist Church kicks-off its Unity Celebration to increase faithfulness, devotion and power on August 10 at 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., at 4678 West Adams Boulevard in Los Angeles, said Pastor Xavier L. Thompson. The guest preacher is Apostle Carlos Malone of Bethel Church in Miami, FL. The Power Upgrade Revival is on August 12 at 7 p.m., at St. Paul Baptist Church, 11137 Herrick Avenue in Pacoima. The revival concludes on August 13 at Southern MBC. Call (323) 731-2703 for details.
Tabernacle of Faith Baptist Church slates ‘Doubleheader Services,’ on August 10 at 11328 South Central Avenue in Los Angeles, said Pastor R.M. Leffall III. At 11 a.m., ‘Children’s Youth/Emphasis Sunday’ will be held in conjunction with the ‘22nd Annual Edna G. White Scholarship Service and Luncheon.’ The speaker is Compton Councilman Willie O. Jones. At 3:30 p.m., the Joint Usher Ministry will observe Annual Ushers/Nurses Day Service. The guest preacher is Pastor C.R. Jones of St. Reed Baptist Church. Mrs. Dorothy Cole is the Usher Board #1 president, Mrs. Sheila Bowden is the Usher Board #2 president and Dr. Myrtle Everage is the Joint Ushers Ministry coordinator. For details, call (323) 569-4169 or visit mytabnow.org.
Psalms Gospel Cafe holds the ‘Reppin the Kingdom Concert’ on August 15 at 8 p.m., in the Fellowship Hall at Bethel A.M.E. Church, 7900 South Western Avenue in Los Angeles, said Vicky Roberts, PGE president. Performers include Sens Musiq, Disciple Sole, and PUSH Mime Ministry. Donations are $5 – $7. Call (323) 805-3105 for details.
Faith Inspirational Missionary Baptist Church hosts a free Health and Wellness Fair on August 16 at 9 a.m., at 357 East Palmer Street in Compton, said Pastor Rafer Owens. Guests are Mayor Aja Brown, who will speak at 9:30 a.m., and Dr. Cheryl Browne of Kaiser Permanente. The event includes dental, vision and health screenings, cooking demonstrations, kid’s zone and senior resources. For details, call Anasia Hairston at (323) 513-8508.
Word of Life Christian Bookstore hosts Laval Belle’s Heritage CD and book-signing release on August 16 at 11 a.m., at 6321 West Boulevard in Los Angeles. Belle will also perform songs from the CD. For information, call (323) 957-4820.
Musicians in Action plans ‘Gospel Plays Classical’ on August 16 at 5 p.m., at People’s Independent Church of Christ, 5856 West Boulevard in Los Angeles. Bishop Craig A. Worsham is the host pastor. Performers include Camille Barnes, Eddie Kendrix, Ron Lowe, Michelle Love, and the Rev. Calvin B. Rhone. Youth performers are Amelie Belton, Sarah Decoursey and Jackson Seale. For details, call (323) 777-3213 or visit musicians-in-action.com.
Los Angeles Bible Training School opens registration for the fall semester on August 18 and 21, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at 2008 East 87th Street in Los Angeles. Thirteen classes are offered beginning August 25 and ending December 11. The fee to enroll in one to four classes is $75. Call (323) 588-3711 or visit labts.org for information.