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Black History Jazz Fundraiser. Black History Jazz Fundraiser featuring some of the Bay Area's finest singers and musicians, including Greg Ballad, Lisa Renee, Honee Parks, Cydney L White, Misa Malone Vincent Lars. 7 p.m. Feb. 21. Allen Temple Baptist Church, 8501 International Blvd., Oakland. $20. 510-544-3914, allen-temple.org.

PARW Membership Tea. Piedmont Area Republican Women Federated celebrates its 61st anniversary at its annual membership tea. New and prospective members welcomed. 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 22. Registration required. Location available at registration. parwf2010@gmail.com. piedmontarearepublilcanwomen.org.

Bay Area Crab Feed. The Bay Area Chapter of the National Congress of Black Women, Inc holds its first annual crab feed, with proceeds funding their youth scholarship program. Come enjoy full dinner and dessert, exciting raffles, and wonderful company. 2 to 5 p.m. Feb. 22. Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 2808 Lakeshore Ave., Oakland. $40. 510-593-8613, ncbwevents.eventbee.com.


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Exploring Black Identities. A discussion about African-American identity, and how family history and personal experience shape alignment on the cultural and racial spectrum. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22. Center for History and Community, 2488 Coolidge Ave., Oakland. Free. RSVP to info@peraltahacienda.org. 510-532-9142, www.peraltahacienda.org.

Madeline Levine talk. Her latest book, "Teach Your Children Well: Parenting for Authentic Success," acknowledges that every parent wants successful children, but until we are clearer about our core values and the parenting choices that are most likely to lead to authentic success, we will continue to raise exhausted, externally driven, impaired children who believe that they are "only as good as their last performance." 7 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 25. The Renaissance International School, 3618 Dimond Ave., Oakland. Free RSVP at http://www.therenaissanceschool.com. Click on "Calendar" under the "News" tab.

Navigating Children's Screen Time. The workshop, "The Connected Family: Navigating the Tech World with Young Children," discusses how to maximize the good and limit areas of concern in regards to digital play and learning. Open to the public. Adults only. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 26. Free. Aurora School, 40 Dulwich Road, Oakland. 510-428-2606, www.auroraschool.org.

Crabstavaganza. Zion Lutheran School's annual fundraising crab feed, raffle, silent auction, and more featuring special guest host Joe Tuman. 5:30 p.m. March 1. Zion Lutheran School, 5201 Park Blvd., Piedmont. $60. Childcare available by reservation. 510-530-7909, www.zionlutheranschool.net.

Free Computer Tutoring. Brush up on your computer basics at free computer tutoring. 1 to 3 p.m. Saturdays. 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays. Rockridge Branch Library. 5366 College Ave., Oakland. 510-597-5017, www.oaklandlibrary.org.

Peralta Hacienda Kids Club. Kids from 5 to 15 can play and experience Oakland's original rancho through traditional arts and hands-on activities: Make adobe bricks and corn husk dolls, learn about native plants and make seed balls, traipse through the creek area and participate in other nature-based tours. 2:30 to 5 p.m. Saturdays. Peralta Hacienda Historical Park, 2465 34th Ave., Oakland. Free. 510-532-9142, www.peraltahacienda.org.