Kids, Kwanzaa and the NAACP

Sunday marked the official start of Kwanzaa, which runs through New Year’s Day. The Johnson County NAACP celebrates today at the Antioch Library (8700 Shawnee Mission Parkway in Merriam) with two programs. Festivities begin at 11 a.m. with “Crafts for Children,” a two-hour window in which kids can get together and make Kwanzaa- and holiday-themed projects and decorate the room for the evening. The big Kwanzaa celebration runs from 5 to ­
7 p.m. and features guest speaker Amani Myles, president of the Kansas State NAACP Youth Council Conference. A reception follows. Call the Johnson County NAACP at 913-362-2272 for details. Both programs are open to the public and free of charge.— Danny Volin

Mon., Dec. 27, 5-7 p.m., 2010