Friday, September 15, 2017 at 7 PM –  Heritage Basketball Classic with the CP Dream Team

Saturday, September 16, 2017 – Food, Celebrations and Community: Sharing Food Traditions of Lakeland and Our African American Roots

  • 1 PM –  Join a conversation – Learn about food in culture and share your knowledge about traditions of Lakeland. You can even bring stories, recipes and pictures to become part of a new project on food, the Lakeland Cooking Collection.
  • 1 PM – Enter your specialty dish to be a part of the Lakeland Cooking Collection and for a chance to win a great prize. Enter today Lakeland Cooking Collection at
  • 2:30 PM – Let’s Eat, share a meal with friends old and new. All are welcome

If you don’t want to enter the contest you can still add your recipe to the collection at  . You may also send it by email to

Here is a sample submission

Meal at Embry
Meal at Embry AME Church 1947