Lincoln Recreation Center celebrates African American History Month
The City of College Station’s Lincoln Recreation Center continues its celebration of African American History month through oration, historical perspective, song, dance and achievement.
* Learn more about African American History Month at africanamericanhistorymonth.gov. *
Monday, Feb. 20: Journey to the Past
LRC youth either will tour Houston’s Buffalo Soldier Museum or the Dallas African American Museum.
Tuesday, Feb. 21: History through Dance
LRC youth will navigate the intricacies of Senegalese, modern jazz, rhythmic soul and hip hop during the after-school program. Then at 6:30 p.m., “Sista Just Do It” fitness group will present African dance and Zumba.
Wednesday, Feb. 22: Exploring Inventors
After school, the LRC youth will enjoy this fun and educational program. At 7 p.m., be inspired by Rev. James Whiting of New Testament Baptist Church in Bryan, and Texas A&M University’s Mime Dancers.
Thursday, Feb. 23: Food for the Soul
Our annual luncheon redefines comfort food. Lunch will be served 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., $7.50/plate.
Friday, Feb. 24: “I will…”
LRC youth will portray legends in African American history, signifying how “I will” make the world a better place.
For more information, visit the Lincoln Recreation Center at cstx.gov/lincolncenter, or call 979.764.3779.
About the LRC
Originally constructed as the A&M Consolidated Negro School, the Lincoln Recreation Center, located at 1000 Eleanor in W.A. Tarrow Park, has been utilized at one time or another as a neighborhood center, recreation center, senior citizen center, maintenance shop, and as former headquarters for the College Station Parks and Recreation Department. The center now provides a variety of recreational and social services to the citizens of College Station, also featuring an indoor gym, a playground and a lighted jogging trail. The Wayne Smith Baseball Fields are included in this park. A state historic site marker also is located here for African American Education in College Station.
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