Attention parents: The Black College Showcase, a national college fair to assist historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) with their recruiting efforts, will hold its third national fair, March 27- 30, at Miami’s Hyatt Regency Hotel. This year’s fair features a football combine to help HBCU school coaches identify promising athletes. For details, call 305-653-7755 or access www.blackcolleges.com….Wax up those skis, it’s time for the annual Black SkiFest ’97 in Sun Valley, Idaho, March 29-April 5 (770-949-2640). Packages run from $580-$615, including accommodations, five-day lift tickets and all SkiFest activities…. New Orleans throws its 12th annual Black Heritage Festival starting February 22 at the Louisiana State Museum; it features free activities, followed by more events on March 8-9 at the Audubon Institute (6500 Magazine St., uptown area; 504-861-2537), including a mini-jazz and gospel fest and children’s performances and activities. Cost: $8.50 for adults and $3.50 for children two and older. A black-tie gala will be held March 8 at 7:00 p.m. at the New Orleans Museum of Art; $35 per person. For more information, call 504-827-0112.
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by Selena Hill