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As part of African Heritage Month in the D.C. region, Teaching Africa Day will hold its fourth annual event Saturday at the Silver Spring Civic Building, 1 in Silver Spring, Md.

A family-friendly occasion, Teaching Africa Day creates a platform for education and entertainment designed to enlighten the next generation about Africa and African heritage.

“We encourage children, families and diverse communities to join us on this journey and explore the wealth and colorful world of the African culture and its people.” says Paulette Mpouma, committee leader of Teaching Africa Day. “From exploring the rich history of the continent to the traditional game of mancala and the weaving of colorful crafts and unique performances, activities are designed to keep the day lighthearted, educational and interactive for every participant.”

Maryland Secretary of State John Wobensmith and Congressman John Sarbanes are scheduled to attend.

Teaching Africa Day is open to the public and free of charge.

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