First New Christian Fellowship Baptist Church offers free meals for children ages 18 and younger through August 10, at 1555 West 108th Street, in Los Angeles, said Pastor Norman S. Johnson, Sr. The FNCF Community Development Corporation sponsors the program. Meals are served weekdays, 7 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. The meals are a component of the Summer Food Service Program, sponsored by the California Department of Education’s Nutrition Services Division. For information, call (323) 756-2541.
Collaborative Expansions recognizes the 100th birthday of the late Mayor Tom Bradley on July 15, at 6:30 p.m., at Taglyan Complex, 1201 N. Vine St., in Los Angeles. Singer Dionne Warwick, model Kathleen Bradley and actress Monè Swann will perform. For tickets or information, visit bradley100event.us.
Brookins-Kirkland Community AME Church plans a Youth Gospel Explosion on July 22, at 3 p.m., at 3719 W. Slauson Blvd., in Los Angeles, said Pastor Mary S. Minor. The Young People’s Division sponsors the event. The theme is “We Have the Victory” based on Romans 8:35-38. Several youth choirs, pastors and praise dancers will participate. On July 23 to July 27, at 7 p.m., Vacation Bible School takes place at BKCAME. Classes for children, teens and adults will be available. Refreshments will be served. To learn more about both events, call (323) 296-5610.