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MLK Jr. Day Events Across The Triad

3:39 PM, Jan 9, 2014   |    comments
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Monday, Jan. 20, is Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Here is a list of events happening across the Triad to honor Dr. King.

Burlington

8 a.m.: Annual MLK Celebration Breakfast at Occasions, 286 Front St. Dr. Rev. Larry Covington will speak. Donations of $12 are requested for local youth scholarships. For tickets, call (336) 260-4399.

11 a.m.: MLK March, following the celebration breakfast, starting at Occasions on 286 Front St. The event is sponsored by the Alamance County NAACP. For more information, call (336) 260-4399.

12 p.m.: MLK Day program, following the MLK March, at the Mayco Bigelow Center. The event will feature mimes, drill teams, dance teams and choirs.

Greensboro

7:30 a.m.: 27th Annual MLK Memorial Breakfast at the Koury Convention Center, 3121 High Point Rd. Hosted by Greensboro's Human Relations Commission; tickets cost $20. More information at gsomlkbreakfast.org.

Noon: Saint James Presbyterian Church (820 Ross Ave.) MLK Jr. Service includes the NC A&T Choir and a message from Rev. Reggie Weaver of Westminister Presbyterian Church.

For more information contact Lynette Hawkins with the church at 336-273-6658

1 p.m.: 12th Annual MLK Day N.C. Scholastic Classic at the Greensboro Coliseum, 1921 W. Lee St. Presented by David West Foundation; tickets cost $12 for adults, $10 kids 5-12 years old, under 5 years old is free. Tickets on sale at ticketmaster.com.

All Day: The Volunteer Center of Greensboro is hosting several service events throughout the day. Visit their website for more information.

High Point

8 a.m.: Scholarship breakfast & oratorical at Oak Hollow Mall (former JC Penny). The event is sponsored by the Ministers' Conference of High Point & Vicinity. The cost is $15 per person, call (336) 883-3124 for more information.

11 a.m.: Annual MLK Service in the Hayworth Chapel at High Point University. Dr. Eboni Marshall Turman will deliver a sermon. The event is free and open to the public. It will also be streamed live at highpoint.edu/live.

6 p.m.: Evening worship at Williams Memorial CME Church, 3400 Triangle Lake Rd. The event is free.

Winston-Salem

Noon: 34th Annual MLK Noon Hour Commemoration at MC Benton Convention Center. Includes a special tribute in memory of Nelson Mandela and  keynote speaker 1st District Congressman G.K. Butterfield.

Former Congressman Mel Watt will also be honored for the "MLK Dare To Make A Difference" award. Event is free and open to the public.

7 p.m.: Martin Luther King Jr. Day keynote speech in Wait Chapel at Wake Forest University. Former NAACP president and civil rights leader Benjamin Todd Jealous. The event is free to the public.

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