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Coming to Africa Heritage Month at Middlesex.

The Middlesex Community College Multicultural Center will celebrate “Coming to Africa” Heritage Month in February. Special events, free and open the public, include:

Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast – 8 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, Multicultural Center, MCC City Building (ground floor), 33 Kearney Square, Lowell. Join us for breakfast and speeches inspired by the message of social change and peace that Martin Luther King Jr. embodied. Students will recite excerpts from King’s speeches throughout breakfast.

“Lost Kingdoms of Africa – Great Zimbabwe” – 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, Multicultural Center, MCC City Building (ground floor), 33 Kearney Square, Lowell.

MCC’s African Cultural Club will screen this documentary film focusing on newly discovered historical artifacts and sites found among the many countries of Africa.

African Cultural Club Scavenger Hunt – 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9,

Multicultural Center, MCC City Building (ground floor), 33 Kearney Square, Lowell. In this fun activity, clues from famous people of African descent will be hidden on MCC’s Lowell campus. Stop by the African Cultural Club meeting for entry and more details.

African New World Drumming Ensemble — 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, Lowell Campus Cafeteria, 33 Kearney Square. Experience the rhythm and song of the African world through African-Caribbean percussion arts. This workshop will be led by Michael Wingfield, a performer and educator with 25 years of experience.

In addition to these special programs, displays of books and DVDs celebrating Black History Month will be on display throughout February in the Bedford and Lowell campus libraries.

All “Coming to Africa” Heritage Month events are sponsored by MCC’s International & Multicultural Office. For more information, contact Pat Demaras at demarasp@middlesex.mass.edu or 978-656-3256.