Martin Luther King Jr. Day Events

January 17, 2013 


The Central High School Chorus performs "Soon Ah Will Be Done" at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday observance at Robins Air Force Base.GRANT BLANKENSHIP-gblankenship@macon.com


SATURDAY

Houston County Martin Luther King Unity Breakfast

9 a.m. Saturday, First Baptist Church-Garmon Street, 210 Garmon St., Warner Robins. Dress is casual. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance at the church. Proceeds raised will be used to provide scholarships to local high school students. Ira L. Foster, (478) 955-8662, or Brenda Kirvin, (478) 987-9935. $5, includes breakfast.

SUNDAY

Trinity CME Church

11 a.m. Sunday, 766 Liberty St., Macon. Commemorating the birthday of M.L. King Jr., with Erica Woodford speaking. Call (912) 531-3939.

Evangelical Ministers Alliance Services

6 p.m. Sunday, Greens Tabernacle Baptist Church, “Living the Dream in Worship” service. The Rev. Mary H. Butler speaking. For more information, call (478) 731-9295 or (478) 201-7651.

MONDAY

Breakfast Celebration

23rd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast Celebration: At 7:30 a.m. at True Faith Church of God in Christ, 2048 Jeffersonville Road, Macon. Donation: $5 per person or a table for eight for $40. However, everyone is welcome regardless of ability to pay. For more information, call Karen Konke at (478) 474-8378.

Celebration Day March

The Houston County branches of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference will host the annual Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Day March on Monday. The one-mile march will begin at 8:30 a.m. at Oldfield Baptist Church, 1500 Houston Lake Road, Perry. It will end at New Hope Baptist Church, 1300 Washington St., Perry. The Rev. Daron D. Lee will be the keynote speaker. Breakfast will be served immediately after the program. For more information, call 225-2849.

Prayer Breakfast

9 a.m. Monday, Turner Tabernacle AME, 1104 Third St., Macon. Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. The Bibb County Mother Board Union will be singing hymns. Tickets: $7.

MLK Day March

Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day March: Begins at 11 a.m. at four locations in Macon, with participants marching to City Hall. Locations are the Booker T. Washington Center, 391 Monroe St.; Rosa Jackson Center, 1211 Maynard St.; the Frank Johnson Community Center, 2227 Mercer University Drive; and Memorial Gym, 763 Long St. This year’s theme is “Mentoring, Mobilizing and Motivating the Masses in the Spirit of Martin.” Sponsored by the Evangelical Ministers Alliance. For more information, call EMA President, pastor Lisa Watson at (478) 201-7651.

Steward Chapel AME Church service

Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Church Celebration Service: At 12:30 p.m. at Steward Chapel AME Church, 887 Forsyth St., Macon. Speaker: the Rev. Leroy Reeves Jr.

I Have a Dream celebration

CK’s Club and Lounge and Masonic Lodge 207 sponsor the fifth annual I Have a Dream Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration Monday. The event will take place 1-4 p.m. in the Northgate Plaza parking lot at 536 N. Davis Drive. There will be speakers, free food, moon walks and more.

Martin Luther King Jr. Parade

Parade steps off at 1 p.m. It begins at the Gateway Parking Lot at Middle Georgia State College’s Cochran campus and proceed through downtown to end at Roberson barbershop. After the parade, there will be a program at House of Grace Church on Jac Arts Road. Free.

Black History Program

2:30 p.m. Monday, House of Grace, 132 Jac-Arts Road, Cochran. Featuring the Middle Georgia State College Multicultural Affairs program and African-American Male Initiative. Crystal Allen-Joyner at callenjoyner@mgc.edu. Free.

 

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