Minority Health Fair set for Saturday

The eight annual Hamilton County Minority Health Fair will be held Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Eastgate Town Center. The event is co-sponsored by Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., in collaboration with the 28th Legislative Community Development Corp.

The free event will provide attendees a variety of health screenings and a 1-mile walk beginning at 7:30 a.m. Contact Anthony Sammons at 423-883-2665 for additional information.

Also on Saturday, the third annual Bessie Smith Heritage Festival featuring blues legend Bobby "Blue" Bland, R&B artist Anthony David, Maysa Leak, jazz saxophonist Joe Johnson and Phil Perry, former lead singer of the Montclairs. The outdoor musical concert will start at 6 p.m. and tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the gate. Tickets may be purchased online at www.bessiesmithheritagefestival.com.

E-mail Cynthia Stanley-Cash at brainerdcommunitynews@yahoo.com