AARP offers Black History Month events

Press release from AARP:

The accomplishments of and sacrifices of Black Americans throughout our local and national history are something to celebrate. AARP is offering people across Western, North Carolina, virtual ways to celebrate Black History Month with learning history and joy. Local and national AARP events are free and open to the public. AARP membership is not required.

Click here for more on AARP Black History Month events. Some featured events include:

Daybreaker Live: Heart and Soul Dance Party 
2-12-22, 11:00 am
Get ready to groove in a soulful dance party featuring surprise performances.

Take Control of Your Heart Health 
2-16-22, 12:00 pm
Heart disease takes a disproportionate toll on African Americans. Get tips and advice on how to keep your heart healthy.

Soul Food Cooking Demo 
2-16-22, 4:00 pm
Chef Clarence Robinson of Asheville will offer a special cooking demo sharing some of his favorite soul food dinner recipes with a heart-healthy twist.

Free tour of the International Civil Rights Center and Museum 
2-22-22, 3:00pm
Explore the story of the civil rights struggle on Tues., Feb. 22 at 3:00 PM with a virtual tour of the International Civil Rights Center & Museum’s galleries and exhibits located in the F.W. Woolworth’s Department Store in Greensboro This virtual tour is free for the first 300 registrants, compliments of AARP.  Register today here!

Musical History of Motown 
2-23-22, 6:30 pm
Explore the history of the musical genre and some of its most iconic artists in this walk through “Hitsville USA.”

For the Lover In You: a Black History Month Concert Featuring Howard Hewett 
2/24-22, 8:00 pm
Honoring February’s Black History Month, AARP’s “For the Lover in You” couch concert features Howard Hewett—R&B/Gospel artist and vocalist, pianist and guitarist.

Find more ways to celebrate our communities thriving together by visiting the AARP Black Community website at
Find more local events in North Carolina at

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