When: Mon., Dec. 26, 6-7:30 p.m. 2016
Kwanzaa was created in 1966 to provide an opportunity for people of African descent living all over the world to celebrate and connect to their culture
Make sure you show up on time — the opening ritual is a big deal, highlighting Kwanzaa's cultural importance
This event will include poetry, spoken word, African drumming and dance
Check out the closing ceremony on Dec. 31, which will include live entertainment and an African marketplace
6-7:30 p.m., Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave., free, 337-6409.