The African Association of St. Thomas-St. John will present its first African Humanitarian Awards Feb. 19 at an Award Gala on St. Thomas. Honorees include keynote speaker Ugandan's Ambassador to the United States Edith Ssempala, two University of the Virgin Islands professors, and two V.I. residents, a monsignor and a neurologist. The 7 to 11 p.m. event will include a sumptuous international buffet featuring African cuisine, an African fashion show, and music headlined by V.I. vocalist Lorna Freeman. The public is invited. Call 779-2810, 690-7019, 779-2626, or 776-0397 for tickets, which are $65 for adults and $35 for children under 16 years. See the article in Source Organizations section for more on the association and the event.