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Ways to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Saturday, January 17, 2009 | 3:33 p.m. CST; updated 3:39 p.m. CST, Saturday, January 17, 2009

Celebrate at these free events.

  • Poor Man's Breakfast

8 a.m. —  Biscuits, potatoes, turkey sausage and bacon, eggs, juice and coffee will be served until noon at St. Luke United Methodist Church, 204 E. Ash. Call Almeta Crayton at 874-0284 or 529-2151 for more information or to make donations.

  • NAACP Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration

11 a.m. — A ceremony at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial at 800 S. Stadium Blvd., followed by a motorcade to a ceremony at Second Baptist Church, 407 E. Broadway. A free lunch will follow. Call 445-3231 for more information.

  • Stephens College Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award Convocation

4 p.m. — These annual awards honor those who embody the values of Dr. King. This year's honorees are Vernis Harris-Laboy, Lorenzo Lawson, Miranda Arens and LOVE Inc.; Windsor Auditorium at Stephens College; call 876 - 7111 for more information.

  • Annual Candlelight Walk and Celebration

6 p.m. — Gather at Douglass High School Gym, 310 N. Providence Road; candles are available for $2.

6:30 p.m. — Walk to St. Luke United Methodist Church, 204. E. Ash St.; a service will follow; call 874 - 6379 for more information.


Jan. 26:

  • MU's "The Dream is Now!" Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration

2 p.m. — Panel discussion at Reynolds Journalism Institute, Room 200

7  p.m. — Semi-formal gala with "I Have a Dream" speech re-enactment, jazz music and refreshments; Stotler Lounge, Memorial Union.

Go to mlk.missouri.edu for more information.


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Comments

Ray Shapiro January 18, 2009 | 12:46 p.m.

A SPECIAL WAY TO HELP
Veterans Relief
(Day of Service - January 19)
Some of our nation's finest need your help. This drive will help rehabilitated veterans live independently and with dignity. Local volunteers will be present from 11am-2pm accepting donations. Be sure to let friends and family know!

***HELP OUR VETERANS TRANSITION THIS MLK WEEK*****

Benefit for Welcome Home, Inc. "Helping our United States of America Veterans live with Dignity"
Donations of Blankets, Bed sheets, pillow cases, Pots and Pans, Dishes, Household/Apartment Items, Toilet Paper, Paper Towels, Soap, Canned goods, and checks made out to: "Welcome Home, Inc," can be dropped off at:
Parkade Center
(lower level Parkade Cafe next to Suite 134)
601 Business Loop 70W
Date: Monday, January 19
Time: 11am-2pm
Time: Monday, January 19 from 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Host: Derek Nelson
Location: Parkade Center (Lower Level) (Columbia, MO)
601 Business Loop 70W
Columbia, MO 65201

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