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Art exhibit: Holtzman Gallery hosts “Honoring the Past, Inspiring the Future,” a month-long exhibit at the Katz Jewish Community Center, 501 N. Jerome Ave. in Margate. The exhibit features local artists Kelley Prevard and John Morris, as well as Philadelphia artists Danny Simmons, Bariq Cobb, Gabriel Tiberino, Raphael Tiberino and Don Stephens. For information, call 609-992-3353 or visit holtzmangallery.com.
Saturday, Feb. 16
African American Film Festival: The Atlantic County Library will host a three-part African-American Film Festival at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 16, 23 and March 2 at the branch library at 33 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. in Pleasantville. The program is free and open to adults. Contact the library for movie titles. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call 609-641-1778.
Sunday, Feb. 17
Black History Month service: New Bethel AME Church at 414 N. Seventh St. in Vineland invites the community to a Black History Month program 3:30 p.m. Feb. 17. For more information, call 856-691-1349.
Wednesday, Feb. 20
Black History Month Family Paint Night: New Day Family Success Center at 622-624 S. New York Road, Galloway Township, will hold a step-by-step painting class for all ages from 6 to 7 p.m. The program is free and open to all families in Atlantic County. Pre-registration required. For information, call 609-652-0230 or visit NewDayFSC.org.
African American History Poetry Celebration: Joann Peopples will lead the annual poetry event 6 p.m. at the Atlantic County Library branch at 33 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. in Pleasantville. The free program will feature poetry and spoken word performed by artists and poets from the community. All ages are welcome. For information, call 609-641-1778.
The Life of George Crum and Potato Chip Taste Test: All ages are invited to learn about the inventor of the potato chip and taste some products from 6 to 7 p.m. Feb. 20 at the Long Beach Island branch of the Ocean County Library, 217 S. Central Ave., Surf City. It’s free, but registration is requested. For information, call 609-494-2480.
Saturday, Feb. 23
‘The Sara Spencer Washington Story’: A documentary about the Atlantic City icon who became one of America’s first black female millionaires will be shown 1 p.m. at the Atlantic City Free Public Library, 1 N. Tennessee Ave., and 3 p.m. at the African-American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey (Noyes Arts Garage), 2200 Fairmount Ave., Atlantic City. A question-and-answer session with director Royston Scott will follow both showings. For more information, call 609-345-2269 or visit ACFPL.org.
Thursday, Feb. 28
Kids Book Bingo: Awards Edition: Bingo games featuring Coretta Scott King’s award-winning books will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Ocean County Library branch at 380 Bay Ave., Tuckerton. The program is suitable for ages 12 to 18. Prizes and snacks will be provided. Registration is required. For information, call 609-296-1470 or visit TheOceanCountyLibrary.org.