February 19th – 26th

    “Sweet Taste”

    There’ll be sweet treats from Newark’s finest eateries and bakeries.  The suggested donation is $15. The array of desserts from Café Gelato, Deer Park Tavern, Café di Napoli, Home Grown, Iron Hill Brewery, Kildare’s Irish Pub, Klondike Kate’s, Panera Bread, and Stone Balloon Wine House includes strawberry shortcake cheesecake, tiramisu, chocolate truffles, tarts, chocolate gananche, and Banana Chonga, and more. Newark Arts Alliance, Saturday, February 20, 7:00 p.m.

    George Washington Carver

    An interpretive, interactive telling of the legacy of this gifted educator, farmer and scientist. We will examine the products he derived from peanuts, soybeans, sweet potatoes and other southern staples through his innovative studies of plants and agriculture. Corbit-Calloway Memorial Library, Sunday, February 21 at 2:00 p.m.

    Stories from the Savannah

    Experience the language, history and heritage of Africa through storytelling! Celebrate African-American History Month with Delaware State University educator and state legislator Don Blakey, who has led many study abroad programs to Africa. Kent County Public Library, February 24, 6:30 p.m.

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    American Violet

    Based on true events that took place during the 2000 presidential election, American Violet tells the astonishing story of Dee Roberts, a 24-year-old African American single mother of four living in a small Texas town. Movies at Midway, Friday, February 26, 7 p.m.

    Rockin’ Jake

    Rockin’ Jake has been hailed by many as one of the premier harmonica players in the country. His original sound is a hybrid of second line, swamp funk, blues and zydeco with influences from Paul Butterfield,Big Walter Horton, James Cotton, The Meters,WAR, J. Geils Band, Clifton Chenier, and the Fabulous Thunderbirds. Bethany Blues Lewes, Friday, February 26, 9:00 p.m.

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