Hoffman Estates' Cultural Awareness Commission will host its first Black History Day celebration on Saturday, Feb. 17, in the Ed & Mary Hennessy Room at the village hall, 1900 Hassell Road.
The free event, scheduled to take place from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., will feature music, singing, dancing, food and children's games. CAC Commissioner Demetrius Gibson will also speak on the topic of "The Journey Continues."
In addition to the festivities, the commission also will recognize the winners of its first Black History essay contest. Sponsors of the contest include state Rep. Fred Crespo, state Rep. Michelle Mussman, state Sen. Laura Murphy and state Sen. Cristina Castro. They, along with Mayor William McLeod and elected village officials, are slated to attend the event.
Reservations are encouraged. For more information or to reserve a spot, call (847) 781-2606.