Maya Angelou memorials scheduled in Sacramento

A variety of remembrances are scheduled this week in Sacramento for the American poet and writer, Maya Angelou, who died Wednesday last week at the age of 86.

A Sacramento community memorial will be staged Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the Evolve Gallery, 3428​ 3rd Ave. in Oak Park. Youth, elders and others are invited to bring flowers, poems and words to share. For more information call (916) 706-2838 or (916) 572-5123.

Angelou’s lifelong friend, Dr. Eugene Redmond, will lecture on her life and on the correlation between rap and poetry at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Brickhouse Art Gallery, 2838 36th Street, Sacramento. For information, call Marichal J. Brown at (916) 226-7099 or Barbara Range at 916) 475-1240.

Center of Praise Church, 1228 23rd St., Sacramento, will host an evening of reflection, music and readings at 7 p.m. Thursday to celebrate the poet’s life and legacy. For information, call (916) 441-3305 or visit centerofpraise.net.