THE TWENTY-FIFTH (SILVER) ANNIVERSARY REUNION OF THE HARAMBEE FESTIVAL
Saturday, February 22, 2014
This festival is one of the largest College-sponsored in the nation. It is an annual event for the entire family that has plenty of food, music, fun, art, and those hard-to-find merchandise items in the Shopping Village. The KIJIJI Children’s Village will feature scientific experiments, virtual classrooms, educational enrichment, and dance lessons. Other events include bounce houses outside for the children.
Live stage performances are scheduled throughout the day to include the national award winning Benedict College Gospel Choir and a special appearance by the Harambee Festival Community Choir featuring the Reverend James Bignon and various other performances. Free Admission. Call (803) 705-4409 for additional information and to register as a merchandise or food vendor.
Mays Human Resources Center Arena 9:30 A.M. - 5:30 P.M
Health Screenings at the Harambee Festival –Benedict College Health Center- Mather Hall
These free health screenings are made available by the Benedict College Health Center, Palmetto Health Community Services, and the Health, Physical Education, and Recreation Department of Benedict College and Dr. Stewart Darby. For additional information call Ms. Melinda McCray at (803) 296-3461 or Dr. I. Emenike at (803) 705-4436.
Health screenings, art exhibits, and workshops are free, open to the public, and proceed throughout the day during the HARAMBEE Festival.
Mays Human Resources Center Arena
THE HARAMBEE FESTIVAL CAR AND BIKE SHOW
CAR AND BIKE SHOW
Participants in this highly anticipated event include Vettes are Forever, Carolina Classic Car Motor Club, Midland Cruisers, Diamond Riders, and the Motorcycle Social and Auto Clubs Alliances of South Carolina (MSAASC). This event will be held in the parking lot of the Allen University Campus Mall from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Harambee Saturday. This event is free and open to the public.
BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT: YOU GOT GAME
Benedict College, Allen University, and Athletes United, present a week-end basketball tournament for adult teams. Form your teams and call 803-705-4822 for details on registration fees and eligibility. Tournament begins February 21 at 6:00 p.m. at the Allen University Gymnasium with a top intramural team from Benedict College versus a top intramural team from Allen University. The tournament begins at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday. There is no admission charge.
WOMEN’S VILLAGE AND BOUTIQUE
This segment of the Harambee Festival is for women only as it will recreate aspects of a spa, relaxation techniques, hair and facial care, nutrition, and other actives for the ladies.
SEMINAR FOR ELDER CITIZENS AND CAREGIVERS; DANCE LESSONS
This interactive and information session discusses relevant themes and issues that affect our elder citizens and caregivers. Support materials and care packages will be provided for caregivers and the elderly. The session ends with dance lessons and dancing for those who care to do so! Interested persons should report to the Harambee festival T-Shirt Table in the HRC Arena on February 22, 2014 for more information.
WAVERLY COMMUNITY WALKING TOUR
An historic tour of the historic Benedict College neighborhood Waverly District, the only residential African American National Register of Historic Places. The tour will also include the Visanka-Starks House, home of former Benedict College President Dr. J. J. Starks. and related areas and historical locations. An architectural tour featuring properties that contribute to the National Register District and/ or the Stained Glass Tour featuring five churches in the Waverly District. There will be advance and on-site registration. Call Mrs. Catherine Fleming Bruce at 803-464-4149 for more information.