January 15, 2011 in City

Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday events

 

Events planned for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday include:

MLK Jr. Day School Supplies Drive - “A Day On, Not a Day Off” with supplies to benefit Cheney grade school students, sponsored by EWU’s Africana Education. Needed items include backpacks, crayons, colored pencils, blue and black ink pens, glue sticks, No. 2 pencils, boxes of tissues, white notebook paper and new undergarments in various sizes. Collection locations are Africana Education Program in Monroe 204 and at EWU Bookstore. Through Friday. Eastern Washington University, Cheney. (509) 359-2205.

18th annual Martin Luther King Human Rights Community Breakfast - Today at 9 a.m. in Moscow Junior High School’s multipurpose room, Moscow, Idaho. Speaker is Bob Williams of Living Voices. Tickets at Moscow Book People; $8 general, $4 for students and children. Call (208) 882-3648 for information.

“How Sweet the Sound” scholarship fundraiser – Today from 6-8 p.m., the Martin Luther King Jr. Family Outreach Center will hold a scholarship fundraiser, a music extravaganza called “How Sweet the Sound.” At Calvary Baptist Church, 203 E. Third Ave; admission is free. Call (509) 455-8722 for information.

MLK Commemorative Celebration – Sunday from 5-7 p.m. at Holy Temple Church of God in Christ, 806 W. Indiana Ave. The guest speaker is the Rev. Leslie Braxton of New Beginnings Christian Fellowship in Renton, Wash., who will speak on “The Dream:  Remember, Celebrate and Act.” Admission is free, call (509) 838-6581, Ext. 101, for information.

Unity March - Annual march through downtown Spokane begins at 10 a.m. Monday at the INB Performing Arts Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd., and ends at River Park Square for a Community Resource Fair. Call (509) 455-8722 for more information.

Children’s Learning Resource Fair – Also Monday, held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the STA Plaza, 701 W. Riverside Ave., first floor. Admission is free, call (509) 455-8722.

“I Have a Dream” speech – The Rev. Happy Watkins will recite King’s famous speech in an annual event at noon Monday in Providence Holy Family Hospital’s Health Education Center, Room 1. The hospital is located at 5633 N. Lidgerwood St.

“Time With Dr. King” – Lakeisha Jones wrote and will perform a monologue expressing gratitude toward King and portraying what she would say to him today about the criminal justice system. Jones, who was Eastern Washington University’s “Ms. Eastern 2010,” will perform her work on Tuesday at 1 p.m. in EWU’s JFK Auditorium in Cheney. Admission is free; call (509) 359-2205 for information.


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