The deadline for registration to the “Flavors of Africa” fundraising concert and dinner is fast approaching, with reservations needed by Tuesday, May 21.

The event will be put on Saturday, June 1, at the Three Lakes Evangelical Free Church by the Karianjahi family and their friends, featuring Kenyan-style music and food.

Funds raised at the event will assist the Karianjahi family to be part of Kimberly Beenken’s Kenya trip as part of her Northland Pines SOAR High School Legacy project, “Imagine-Nation: Connected Through Literacy.”

Beenken has been collecting books and funds for a trip to Kenya, slated to leave July 2. She and a group of students and volunteers, including the Karianjahi family, will travel to Nairobi to help build a library for underprivileged children in the city.

The concert will begin at 4 p.m. followed by dinner served at 5:30 p.m.

The Karianjahi’s, a family, of four from Kenya, have lived in the North Woods since the fall of 2013. They will host the team of volunteer travelers during their time in Nairobi while the younger members of the Karianjahi family reacquaint themselves with people and places they haven’t seen in the six years they have been away.

There is no charge for the concert, but free-will donations will be accepted. A suggested donation of $10 per adult and $5 for children age 10 and younger for dinner is appreciated.

For more information or to reserve a dinner spot, contact Jeri Lilligan at (715) 966-9283 or at

The Three Lakes Evangelical Free Church is located at 1614 Highway 32.