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Brookins Community A.M.E. Church will host a Summer Health Fair and Legal Clinic on August 11, at 4831 South Gramercy Place in Los Angeles, said Pastor C. Dennis Williams. The fair starts at 10 a.m., and features cooking demonstrations, Farmers Market, kids zone, health screenings and a Zumba class. The Legal Clinic will outline veteran’s benefits at 2 p.m. For details on both events, call (323) 296-5610.
Liberty Baptist Church will host ‘The Last Weight Loss Program You Will Ever Need’ on August 11, at 12 p.m., at 1500 West 51st Place in Los Angeles, said Pastor Terry Brown. Participants are Patricia Powell, Shawn Gooding, Jim Darechuk and Dr. Michael Bilauer. RSVP by calling (310) 703-3096.
International Churches of Word Center & Affiliates will present a 12-week session for adult family members of individuals with mental illness starting August 14 at South LA Sports Activity Center, 7020 South Figueroa Street in Los Angeles. Pastors Alan and T. Marvene Wright will co-teach the classes. The public is invited to attend.
Sisters in Ministry is partnering with International Churches of Word Center and Affiliates in an Annual Backpack Giveaway. Both backpack and financial donations are requested by August 15 to assist with providing 100 backpacks for youth. For information, call Evangelist Diane Coles at (310) 717-1983 or Evangelist Pam Bryant, at (310) 631-0453.
New Creation Christian Faith Center will host the ‘Abide In My Love CD Release Celebration’ on August 18, at 6:30 p.m., at 8862 South Western Avenue in Los Angeles. Apostle Will Wheat is pastor. The event features vocalist Denise Jones, spoken word, and dance. Tickets are $10 and available from the church office or at the door. Call (323) 568-1172 for information.
West Angeles Church of God in Christ will observe Women's Day on August 19, at 8 a.m. and 11 a.m., at 3600 Crenshaw Boulevard in Los Angeles, said Presiding Bishop Charles and First Lady Mae Blake. The worship services will include special guest speakers. For information, call (323) 733-8300.
Save Our Sons Justice/Prison Ministry will meet on August 19, at 2:30 p.m., at Grace United Methodist Church, 4112 West Slauson Avenue in Los Angeles. The Rev. Paul Hill is pastor. Malcolm Bennett of the Apartment Owners Association will address ‘A Roof for Momma: Affordable Housing in LA.’ For details, call (323) 735-6344.
Mount St. Mary’s College kicks-off its free lecture series on women in China on August 23, at 6 p.m., in the campus’ Rose Hills Auditorium at 10 Chester Place in Los Angeles. The subject is ‘YinYang: The Way of Ways’ by Robin Wang, director of Asian and Pacific Studies at Loyola Marymount University. For information, visit msmc.la.edu/womeninchina.
Southern Missionary Baptist Church will hold ‘Women’s Day 2012’ on August 26, at 10:30 a.m., at 4678 West Adams Boulevard in Los Angeles, said Pastor Xavier Thompson. The theme is ‘Building for Greatness From the Inside Out’ based on Joshua 3:5. Call (323) 731- 2703 for details.
Cynthia Perry Ray Foundation will host a ‘Shoe and Butterfly Party’ on August 31, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., at 13111 Casimir Avenue in Gardena, said Dr. Kathye Jenkins, founder/president. The event features shoes by Diana’s Finer Footwear. For information, call (310) 531-8942 or (310) 567-4231.
New Revelation Missionary Baptist Church presents ‘Something to Remember,’ a prime rib dinner concert honoring Pastor William Turner, Jr., on September 1, at 6 p.m., at 855 North Orange Grove Boulevard in Pasadena. Guests include Stellar Award winner DeNetria Champ. Tickets are $40. Call (626) 795-0827 or (626) 345-4749 for information.
Harvest Crusades with Greg Laurie takes place on September 8 at 6 p.m., and September 9, at 4 p.m., at Dodger Stadium, 1000 Elysian Park Avenue in Los Angeles. Four hundred twenty-five area churches representing various Christian denominations and ethnic backgrounds host the free event. Music performers include Steven Curtis Chapman, Newsboys, David Crowder, and Jeremy Camp. Visit http://blog.greglaurie.com/ for information.