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The Intrepid Museum will host the Hometown Heroes Day this weekend. Throughout the summer, residents submitted essays nominating individuals in categories such as community service, mentor, and youth community service. This weekend, the Intrepid Museum educators will recognize the top nominees with awards.
Dogs want some Valentine’s Day love too! Celebrate Maria Kalman’s exhibition and hang out with homeless hounds at the Skirball Cultural Center. You’ll have the chance to make toys, listen to experts from the VCA Animal Hospitals, and adopt a four-legged friend if you wish.
Have you been putting off a visit to the doctor? The African American Health Program and Holy Cross Hospital Community Health Department have teamed up for the 4th Annual Heart Health Screening & Education Day, which will feature free screenings, refreshments, and health information.
Celebrate Black History Month and take a walking tour of the Historic Oakland Cemetery. Dive into Atlanta's rich history and learn about the the city's first African-American mayor along with the founder of the first orphanage for African-American children in Georgia, just to name a few.
San Francisco and Philadelphia
The American Heart Association will hold the Go Red Valentine’s Day Ball at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco. The evening will feature dancing, music, and cocktails and will benefit the organization’s Go Red for Women campaign.
The American Heart Association will also be holding their Heart of Philadelphia gala at the Urban Outfitters Headquarters.