Ethiopians and friends of the Ethiopian community will celebrate the 118th Anniversary of the Victory of Adwa at the Ethiopian Community Association of Chicago, 1730 W. Greenleaf Ave. Ethiopian forces defeated an Italian commander at the battle of Adwa on March 1, 1896, securing the country's independence in Northern Africa. A parade and other festivities are planned from 2 to 6 p.m. March 2. Call 773-508-0303 for more information.