Kwanzaa The annual Kwanzaa celebration is fun for the whole family.[/caption]

A celebration is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 30 to commemorate Kwanzaa, the secular holiday celebrating African culture and history, at the George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center.

"The Carver [Museum] focuses on black contributions to history and culture, so we hold this yearly Kwanzaa event as an outreach to the community to share cultural tenets," said Faith Weaver, the museum's culture and arts education coordinator.

The program will be held on the fifth day of the holiday, which spans Dec. 26-Jan. 1., and will focus on the principle of "Nia," or purpose. Elizabeth Kahura, founder of the African Safari Program, will return this year as the event's special presenter to elaborate on the meaning and importance of Nia.

"Elizabeth is a great presenter. We had a wonderful time with her last year," Weaver said.

The event is from 6:30-8 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, visit the city of Austin's website, or to RSVP, call 512-974-4926.