Kwanzaa began in 1966 as a holiday to honor African-American culture and traditions. The weeklong celebration runs from Wednesday to 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.
Compiled by Sue Story Truax