Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Events

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    Thursday, January 12, 2012

     

    State of Georgia Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commission Program, 10 am at the State Capitol, North Wing, Atlanta. Free and Open to the Public. For more information contact: The Georgia Martin Luther King, Jr., King Holiday Commission at 404-463-1343

     

    “A King Celebration” Concert with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, 8:00 pm at the Atlanta Symphony Hall. Open to the Public. Ticketed Event – General Admission: $55.00 – $125.00. The 20th annual musical tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. honors the legacy of Dr. King in words and music and features the Orchestra with the Morehouse  and Spellman College Glee Clubs.  For more information contact: or (404) 733-4900 or visit www.atlantasymphony.org; or aso-info@woodruffcenter.org

    Saturday, January 14, 2012

     

    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Breakfast, 9 am at St. Philip AME Church with keynote speaker, Dr. Floyd Flake, pastor of the Greater Allen AME Cathedral of New York. Enjoy a free breakfast, but reservations are required. For more information, call Saint Philip AME Church at (404) 371- 0749 or www.saintphilip.org

     

    Body Spirit and Mind King Commemorative Health and Fitness Fair, 9 am – 4 pm. at Andrew and Walter Young Family YMCA.  Free and open to the public. Join hundreds of Atlantans in the “Looking Good and Feeling Healthy” health fair as a call to action to take better care of ourselves. For more information, call Blanche Payne at (404) 523- 9622.

     

    The Annual “Salute to Greatness” Awards Dinner at the Hyatt Regency, Downtown Atlanta.  5:30 pm Reception – 6:30 pm Dinner. Tickets – $250- $5,000. The Salute to Greatness Awards Dinner is the King Center’s primary fundraising initiative. The award recognizes individuals who exemplify excellence in leadership and have demonstrated a commitment to the principles of Dr. King. For more information Contact: Judy Hanenkrat at (404) 526-8974 or jhanenkrat.thekingcenter.org

     

    Sunday, January 15, 2012

     

    Dr. King Weekend “Discovering the New Possibilities”, 11 am at Saint Philip AME Church featuring keynote speaker, Dr. Cornell West, University Professor at Princeton University.  For more information, call (404) 371- 0749 or www.saintphilip.org

    Body Spirit and Mind King Commemorative Health and Fitness Fair, 1 pm – 4 pm at Andrew and Walter Young Family YMCA. Free and open to the Public Join them for a second day of healthy life styles in honor of the King Holiday. For more information, call Blanche Payne at (404) 523- 9622.

     

    The King Center Book Signing, 3 pm – 5 pm at the King Center, Freedom Hall Auditorium, Free and Open to the public. Dr. Christine King Farris and Dr. Angela Farris Watkins will autograph their published books which includes, “March On”, “My Brother Martin”, and “My Uncle Martin’s Big Heart.” For more information Contact: Barbara Harrison at (404) 526- 8911 or programs@thekingcenter.org

     

    Monday, January 16, 2012

     

    The Martin Luther King Jr. Annual Commemorative Service, 10 am at Ebenezer Baptist Church – Horizon Sanctuary. Free and Open to the Public (Limited Seating). The spiritual hallmark of the King Holiday Observance Week. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Frederick D. Haynes III, Senior Pastor of Friendship West Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas. On this day, The King Center encourages the world to engage in volunteer service in tribute to the work and life of Dr. King. For more information, contact: Barbara Harrison at (404) 526- 8911 or programs@thekingcenter.org

     

    King Holiday March and Rally, 10 am. The Rally is held on Auburn Avenue in the King National Park Area. The march  is from Peachtree Street to Jackson Street. To participate in the March call or email (404)614 – 3233 or cleoorange@bellsouth.net

     

    Hosea Feed the Hungry 41st Annual King Holiday Dinner, 10am – 4 pm at the Georgia International Convention Center in College Park. Celebrate the holiday by enjoying dinner with thousands of other in observance of Dr. King’s vision of love, unity and service to the poor. For more information, visit www.hoseafeedthehungry.com

    Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration 10 am, at Zion Hill Baptist church. Come out and enjoy the services and The Martin Luther King Jr. Art Showcase. Bring your work if you are an artist (amateur, professional, student, etc.etc.). Guest speaker, Rev. Dr. Aaron L. Parker. Donate a new blanket or make a $10 donation to help our homeless brothers and sisters. The church will be accepting blankets through the month of January. For more information contact Ellen Miller at ellenmil@gmail.com or call (404) 625- 5347. Volunteer to distribute blankets by contacting Youlanda Robinson at youlonda.g.robinson@delta.com.

    King’s Birthday Celebration at 10:30 at Imagine It! The children’s Museum in downtown Atlanta. A kid-friendly event to let little imaginations celebrate the legacy and visions of one of the greatest heroes of our time. Children will make their very own “Live the Dream” Wall Hanging.

    MLK March and Rally, 1:15 pm line up, 2 pm start time, at the King Center. Georgia Democrats are inviting you to participate in their MLK Day March. It begins at Baker and Peachtree Streets, and runs down Auburn Ave. to the King Center. There will be a rally immediately after at the King Center. For more information, contact the Democratic Party of Georgia at volunteer@georgiademocrat.org or call (678) 278- 2012.

    Dekalb NAACP King Parade and Rally, 12:30 pm at Champion Theme Middle School in Stone Mountain. Bring your family to a downtown parade along Main Street at 12:30 in honor of Dr. King’s legacy. A Peace Rally follows the parade inside the Champion Theme Middle School Gymnasium on Mimona Drive. For more information, call Sara Copelin-wood at (404) 371- 1490 at www.schoolsandcommunity@yahoo.com

    Georgia Gwizzlies MLK Day Game vs. East Point Jaguars, 1:30 pm at Grant Park in Atlanta. Bring the entire family to enjoy the exciting action between Atlanta’s semi-Pro ABA Basketball Teams as they compete in the  annual Charity King Observance Game. 

    From King to Obama-DuBois and back again, 10 am – 6 pm at the Auburn Avenue Research Library. Enjoy an outstanding art exhibition of art focusing on the African American socio-historical experience in our country. .

    The King Day of Service Project, All day, Free and Open to the Public. Sponsored by Hands on Atlanta, this offers and opportunity for people commit themselves to make a difference on this holiday by participating in community service projects in honor of Dr. King. For more information contact: Hands On Atlanta at (404) 979-2800 or www.handsonatlanta.org

    Body Spirit and Mind King Commemorative Health and Fitness Fair, 8 am – 10am at Andrew and Walter Young Family YMCA. Free and open to the Public Join them for a third day of healthy life styles in honor of the King Holiday. Keynote speaker, Dan Sims, Principal Tri-Cities High School. For more information, call Blanche Payne at (404) 523- 9622.

     

     

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