PEMBERTON Burlington County College will host a talk, a movie screening, an art tour, and other events to celebrate African American History Month.
Bern Nadette Stanis, who played Thelma in the 1970s sitcom Good Times, opens the celebration with a talk next Thursday at 6 p.m. Stanis is also the author of two books and a collection of poetry. Tickets cost $10 per person, with a $5 discount for BCC students or children 12 and younger. The talk will be in the Enterprise Center at the Mount Laurel campus, 3331 Route 38. Tickets are available at bcc.edu/event/
The following week, the college will present a free screening of Something the Lord Made, telling the story of Vivien Thomas, a pioneer in heart surgery in the 1930s and '40s. The movie will be shown Feb. 12 at 12:30 p.m. at the Integrated Learning Resource Center's teleconference room at the Pemberton campus, 601 Pemberton Browns Mills Rd.; Room 320 of Laurel Hall at the Mount Laurel campus, 500 College Circle; and the student lounge at the Willingboro Center, 200 Campbell Dr., Suite 210.
Burlington County College will have a bus trip Feb. 21, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., to the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. The visit and tour of the African art exhibit - one of the largest collections in the country - costs $20. Tickets are available online at bcc.edu/webadvisor, through the "Non-Credit Students Login" button, selecting course No. CFI-730-30.
The next day, Feb. 22, the school will host "Taste of Soul" with Tim Witcher, a chef and teacher at the Burlington County Institute of Technology. At 1 and 2:30 p.m., Witcher and Dawn Frazier, a local chef and restaurateur, will lead cooking demonstrations and prepare hors d'oeuvres for participants. The tastings take place at the college's Culinary Arts Center, 21 Mill St., Mount Holly.