Everything's better over a plate of hot, delicious food, isn't it? Strangers become friends around the table. Barriers melt away like pats of butter on warm, squares of golden cornbread. Breaking bread is a healing act and definitely what the world needs now. Join the Eureka Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) at the 46th annual Charles Washington Soul Food Dinner on Saturday, June 25, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Eureka Women's Club ($20, $10 for kids under 12). Fill your belly and warm your spirit with a plate of traditional soul food: fried chicken, macaroni and cheese, collard greens, black eyed peas, cornbread and candied yams. They're not fooling around. Thankfully, DJ L Boogie of KHUM will bring the beats so you can shake some of it off before dessert.
The event was named in honor of the late Charles Washington, an early leader in the local NAACP branch, which was founded in 1952. Donations from the dinner help the local branch further the mission of the NAACP, which is to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination. Sounds damn good to us.