Kwanzaa began in 1966 as a holiday to honor African-American culture and traditions. The week-long celebration starts Wednesday and goes through Jan. 1. The Omaha Public Library will celebrate with events at the Charles B. Washington Library, 2868 Ames Ave.
These activities are planned:
Wednesday, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Kwanzaa Celebration, Ceremony and Feast with African Culture Connection drumming and dancing, and ceremony with story-actor Idu Maduli.
Thursday, noon to 3 p.m. Kwanzaa for kids. Make a Kwanzaa bracelet symbolizing the holiday’s seven principles.
Thursday, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Kwanzaa Celebration of Self Determination.
Saturday, 2 p.m. Kwanzaa crafts and stories with Maduli.
Driver Safety class for age 50 and older
The AARP Driver Safety Program is a four-hour refresher driving class that reviews the rules of the road and emphasizes driving strategies for those 50 and older.
Call AARP from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, but not holidays, at 402-398-9568 to learn class dates, locations and fees. Those who complete the class may qualify for discounts on their car insurance.
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