LYLES STATION – To kick off its Black History Month celebration, Lyles Station School hosts "It Takes a Village Night" featuring a screening of the movie "Akeelah and the Bee" and an introduction to the new Lyles Station 4-H Club Friday, Feb. 15, from 6 to 9 p.m.
The next night, Saturday, Feb. 16, from 4 to 7 p.m. is "All-about-the-Family Night" featuring the movie "The Butler" which tells the story of a young man's chance of a lifetime job that gives him a front-row seat to history that mirrors the life of featured Lyles Station descendant Alonzo Fields. There will also be an opportunity for 4-H club signup.
A panel discussion follows on Saturday, Feb. 23, from 3 to 7 p.m. Dubbed a Black History Then, Now and Tomorrow, the "Millenial Voice" discussion will feature young community leaders and advocates.
The discussion will be followed by a screening of the movie "Black Wall Street."
Panelists include community leader and developer Nick Burns, community leader and activist Courtney L. Johnson, entrepreneurs DeAnthony and Jayson Jamerson, Attorney Rhea Jones, Community Advocate Alex Burton and Assistant Director of Multicultural Center D'Angelo Taylor.
For more information or to make reservations, call (812) 677-2135. Volunteers are welcome.