LCC sets Black History Month events

TROY — The Lincoln Community Center, 110 Ash St., Troy has scheduled four events in February in support of Black History Month. Three of these events are free and all are open to the public. The month will kick off on Thursday, Feb. 1 at 6 p.m. with a program entitled “The Next Generation.” The program will be put on by the youth that participate in the Lincoln Community Center Afterschool Enrichment Program. This will include oral presentations, a skit and local history facts.

At 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, Abigail Ngoza-Jordan, a native of South Africa, will present “Taking a Trip to Africa,” which will include storytelling, African dances and drums and exploring cultural diversity. Along with these presentations, there will be a display from the 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, the first African-American regiment organized by the Northern States during the Civil War.

On Saturday, Feb. 17 from 8-10 a.m., LCC, in collaboration with Applebee’s in Troy, will hold a flapjack fundraiser event at 1759 W. Main St. Included in the breakfast is three pancakes, two slices of bacon and your choice of juice, milk or coffee. For tickets, contact Lincoln Community Center office at 335-2715.

To conclude the month, the center will host its annual Soul Food & Jazz Night. On Saturday, Feb. 24 from 6-8 p.m. The evening will feature the soulful sounds of saxophonist/flutist Eddie Osborne originally from Brooklyn, N.Y. This event offers family friendly fun and food and fellowship. Remember to bring a dish to share, a family recipe or native dish. Pachamama Market will be a new addition this year, displaying hand woven baskets, jewelry, pottery and more. Make a reservation to Lincoln Center by Feb. 20 at (937) 335-2715.

For more information regarding any of these events, contact the Lincoln Center at or call 335-2715.