The Affinity Community Services annual event known as "Burning Bowl" will take place Saturday, Jan. 13, 1-4 p.m., at Morgan Park UMC, 11030 S. Longwood Dr.
The event will highlight a community "burn" as a symbolic way of leaving things that are no longer serving us so that we can move confidently into the future. This year, Affinity will celebrate the work completed in 2017, as well as set goals to build community and unity together.
This year, Charlene Carruthers, national director of Black Youth Project 100, will deliver the keynote address, while the Drum Divas will provide entertainment. In addition, Affinity will be honoring Phoenix Matthews with the Barbara "Robbie" Smith Award of Excellence.
Children are welcome, and childcare is provided at the free event. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit Affinity95.org .