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MTCC plans events for holiday season

Mosaic Templars Cultural Center - Monday, November 04, 2019

The holiday season is looking merry and bright at Mosaic Templars Cultural Center with free events like the Holiday Open House, Cocoa and Carols and a Kwanza event all scheduled for this December.

Holiday Open House (Sunday, Dec. 8 | 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.)- The eighth annual Say It Ain’t Says Sweet Potato Pie Contest stars as the main attraction for the Holiday Open House. Amateur and professional bakers compete for bragging rights, and attendees taste the entries and vote for their favorites to win the People’s Choice Award.


In addition to the baking contest, guests can enjoy musical performances and a family craft room. The event also features the Arkansas Made Black Crafted Junior Edition Holiday Popup Shop where local children and teenagers practice entrepreneurial skills selling their creations, such as crafts, books and paintings. Visitors are encouraged to bring new, unopened toys to donate to the Stop the Violence Toy Drive.

The museum’s website, www.mosaictemplarscenter.com, has all the information on how to enter the contest, how to get involved in the popup shop and how to prepare for the pie baking contest through a special pie crust making class at UA – Pulaski Tech Community and Continuing Education.

Cocoa and Carols (Saturday, Dec. 14 | 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.) – With a lineup that includes taking photographs with black Santa and Mrs. Claus, drinking hot cocoa, reading holiday stories and decorating gingerbread cookies, Cocoa and Carols is sure to help everyone get into the holiday spirit. The Dunbar Middle School Choir helps create a festive atmosphere by performing popular carols.

Kwanzaa at MTCC (Saturday, Dec. 14 | 2 p.m.) – The museum invites everyone to join them in celebrating Kwanzaa at MTCC with plenty of family-friendly activities designed to celebrate African American family, community and culture.

MTCC is located at 501 W. Ninth St, Little Rock, AR 72201. For more information, please call (501) 683-3593 or email [email protected].

The Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, a museum of Arkansas Heritage, is dedicated to preserving, interpreting and celebrating African American history and culture in Arkansas. Arkansas Arts Council, Arkansas Historic Preservation, Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission, Arkansas State Archives, Delta Cultural Center, Historic Arkansas Museum and Old State House Museum are also parts of Arkansas Heritage, a division of the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism.


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