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2012 YOUNG READER PROGRAM: Phillip Hoose, an award-winning author of "Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice and We Were There, Too!" will speak at 6 p.m. Tuesday, at the Robert H. Jackson Center, 305 E. Fourth St., Jamestown. Hoose's presentation follows a dinner honoring winners of a middle school student essay contest. The public is invited to attend the dinner at a cost of $10. Reservations may be made by calling the Jackson Center at 483-6646 or emailing Hoose also will present an hourlong program at 10 a.m. Wednesday, at the Reg Lenna Civic Center,116 E. Third St., Jamestown.


BLACK HISTORY CELEBRATION: The Aloma D. Johnson Fruit Belt Community Charter School, 833 Michigan Ave., will present its annual black history month celebration at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. This year, students will take an imaginary train ride around the country to explore African-American music. Students will perform in song and dance music by various African-American artists and traditional spirituals. The school choir also will perform a Michael Jackson medley with members of the Canisius High School Choir.


SOUP AND SALAD SUPPER: St. Teresa Catholic Church, 1974 Seneca St., will host a soup and salad supper from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, in the Lower Parish Center. The cost is $5. For additional information, call 822-0608 between 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.