A Kuumba Festival will be held in Anderson Auditorium at BVU on Monday, December 4 at 7 p.m. Kuumba is a Swahili for "community creativity." Kuumba is one of the seven Kwanzaa Principles introduced to America by Dr. Maulana Karenga in the early 1900's. Kwanzaa is an African American Christmas Celebration from December 26-January 1. Leon Williams will discuss the symbolism and significance of Kwanzaa. Music and dance is also planned. Danse de Coeur will demonstrate the art of ballet, D.I.M.E.S. will perform spiritual dance, Souldahs will highlight African American Greek Fraternal and Sorority Order, Peruvian dance, and special guest "Earth" (Columbus, Ohio) will represent West African Dance. This BVU ACES event is free of charge and open to the public.
The Buena Vista County Historical Society museum in Storm Lake is open and decorated for the holidays. It's a great place to bring visiting guests. The museum at 214 West 5th features a Pioneer Main Street, working brass models by Walter Becker, and many exhibits on local history and lifestyles. Personal tours or even a dessert for guests can be arranged. Call the museum any time during December for more details.