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Friday, November 30, 2007

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CRAFT WORKSHOP Dec. 1 from 11 to 12:30. An interactive program that guides visitors through the principles of the African American holiday. Make Kwanzaa gifts. Free. Alexandria Black History Museum, 902 Wythe St., Alexandria. 703-838-4356.

COYABA DANCE THEATER Dec. 15 at 4. Annual Kwanzaa celebration. Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. NE. 202-399-7993.

UMOJA Dec. 26 at 10:30. Bring the family on this day of unity to learn the principles and symbols of Kwanzaa. View a film and learn to create a table with all the appropriate symbols. Free; reservations required. Anacostia Community Museum, 1901 Fort Pl. SE. 202-633-4844 or 202-633-1000.

KUJICHAGULIA Dec. 27 at 10:30. Storyteller Shirleta Settles Nugent tells stories about overcoming adversities through self-determination. Free; reservations required. Anacostia Community Museum, 1901 Fort Pl. SE. 202-633-4844 or 202-633-1000.

UJIMA Dec. 28 at 10:30. Families create a wall-hanging celebrating their heritage. Bring family photographs and other mementos to go on your poster.

Free; reservations required.

Anacostia Community Museum, 1901 Fort Pl. SE.

202-633-4844 or

202-633-1000.

KWANZAA CELEBRATION Dec. 28 at 7. Performances and refreshments. Free. Rollingcrest-Chillum Community Center, 6120 Sargent Rd., Hyattsville. 301-853-2005.

SPIRIT OF KWANZAA Dec. 28-29 at 7 and Dec. 30 at 3. Washington Reflections Dance Company with special guests Dance Theatre of Harlem and Richard Payne Trio. $20, seniors and students $15. GALA Theatre, 3333 14th St. NW. 202-371-9656 or 202-234-7174.

KWANZAA CELEBRATION Dec. 28 at 8. Area performance groups celebrate cultural heritage through music, dance and spoken word. $10, seniors and students $8, age 5 and younger $5. Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Rd., Cheverly. 301-277-1710.

UJAMAA Dec. 29 at 10:30. Juanita Britton, owner of the Anacostia Art Gallery, discusses making your dream come true. Free; reservations required. Anacostia Community Museum, 1901 Fort Pl. SE. 202-633-4844 or 202-633-1000.


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