Martin Luther King Jr. Day events

  • Updated: January 16, 2011 - 9:16 PM
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Sherri Orr, along with a choir of children and adults, led the congregation in the hymn “God Is a Good God” at a celebration of peace and unity on Sunday at Redeemer Lutheran Church in north Minneapolis. Minnesotans will honor the life and legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, starting with a rally and march in St. Paul.

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All events free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

MONDAY

Statewide celebration, Central High School, St. Paul. 9:30 a.m. rally and 10:35 a.m. march from the school to Gangelhoff Center at Concordia University, Hamline Avenue. 11 a.m. program features keynote speaker Robin Hickman, president of SoulTouch. Event also includes spoken word, music and dance performances. Education Fair from 1 to 3 p.m. More information at www.csp.edu.

Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center, Augsburg College, 2211 Riverside Av., Minneapolis. 1 p.m. Convocation will feature "Five Feet Four Inches Forward," an original play celebrating civil rights leader Fannie Lou Hamer. Recipients of the Spirit of MLK award will also be honored.

Brookdale Library, 6125 Shingle Creek Pkwy., Brooklyn Center. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. "I Have a Dream" speech will be shown in StarDome Room every hour on the hour. 952-847-5600.

Westonka Library, 2079 Commerce Blvd., Mound. 2 p.m. Multicultural folklore from Mike Mann. 952-847-6175.

Calvary Baptist Church, 2608 Blaisdell Av. S., Minneapolis. Service with guest speaker Sondra Samuels, CEO at Northside Achievement Zone. Prelude at 6:45 p.m. Program at 7 p.m. Music and spoken-word pieces by Wellstone Elementary Drumline, Maria Isa, Calvary Baptist Choir, Tryenyse Jones. 612-872-7855.

Martin Luther King Recreation Center, 4055 Nicollet Av. S., Minneapolis. Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board annual celebration, 6 to 7 p.m. Emcee Danni Starr, 2007 Ms. Minnesota International. Keynote speaker former NFL player Darrell Thompson. Program features "Living the Dream" award presentation to the Minnesota Twins. Refreshments follow. Attendees encouraged to bring nonperishable food item for Feeding the Dream community food drive. www.minneapolisparks.org or 612-230-6400.

Powderhorn Recreation Center, 3400 15th Av. S., Minneapolis. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Food, games, prizes and entertainment. www.minneapolisparks.org.

Whittier Recreation Center, 425 26th St. W., Minneapolis. 1 to 3 p.m. Food, games, prizes, entertainment. www.minneapolisparks.org.

Midtown Global Market, 920 E. Lake St., Minneapolis. Noon to 4 p.m. Showing of "I Have A Dream" speech in Suite 154.

Minneapolis Convention Center, 1301 2nd Av. S. General Mills Foundation and UNCF present the 21st Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Breakfast at 7 a.m. Keynote speaker will be Cory Booker, the mayor of Newark, N.J. Tickets sold out, but several metro locations will broadcast from the center and provide hot breakfast, some for free. www.mlkbreakfast.org .

Minneapolis Convention Center, 1301 2nd Av. S., Minneapolis. Martin Luther King Jr. Career Fair. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. www.psijobfair.com.

Shepherd of the Hill Presbyterian Church, 145 Engler Blvd., Chaska. 7 p.m. celebration with pianist Momoh Freeman, guest musicians and the Rev. Paul Jarvis of Guardian Angels. www.shepherdofthehill church.com.

Minnesota History Center, 345 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul. Noon to 4 p.m. History HiJinx art activity will let visitors create luminarias with messages of tolerance and understanding. Fees $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and college students, $5 for children 6 to 17. Free for children ages 5 and under and Minnesota Historical Society members. www.mnhs.org.

March and rally, 4th Street and Lake Avenue, Duluth. Gathering for march at 10:30 a.m. It begins at 11 a.m. Route is from Washington Center through downtown to the Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center. Rally begins at 11:45 a.m. Featured speaker be Robin Washington, editor of Duluth News Tribune. www.mlk-duluth.org.

Duluth Labor Temple, Wellstone Hall, 2002 London Rd., Duluth. 6 p.m. showing of documentary "At the River I Stand" about Memphis sanitation workers' strike in 1968, where King gave "I have been to the mountaintop" speech. Child care available. www.mlk-duluth.org.

TUESDAY

Wescott Library, 1340 Wescott Rd., Eagan. 3 to 5 p.m. Young adults, ages 12 to 18, are invited to create a fabric quilt patch that incorporates African motifs. Supplies provided, but registration required at 651-450-2900.

Sundin Music Hall, 1531 Hewitt Av., St. Paul. Hamline University, St. Paul. 4 p.m. commemoration. Music by Hamline University Gospel Choir and audio and video presentations of King's work. www.hamline.edu or 651-523-2423.

COMPILED BY NICOLE NORFLEET

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