Several events next week will mark Kwanzaa. Here's where to find them:
Cary's 20th annual Kwanzaa Celebration is 11 a.m., Dec. 30, at the Cary Arts Center. It's free and open to the public. The cultural celebration that honors African-American people and their heritage, includes a vendor market and children's village with activities from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. A ceremony and performance by Chuck Davis and the African American Dance Ensemble is at 3 p.m.
Durham's celebration is 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Dec. 30, at the Holton Career & Resource Center, 301 N. Driver St. It's free. The city's parks and recreation department will honor members in the community who represent the seven Kwanzaa principles. The program will include family-friendly activities and music performances.
The African American Dance Ensemble's Kwanzaafest 2015 is at the Durham Armory on Jan. 1. Doors open at noon. Children's activities start at 12:45 p.m. The program, which includes dance, music and more, starts at 2 p.m. The children's village offers drumming, arts, crafts and other activities.