MLK calendar of events

  • Updated: January 17, 2010 - 11:06 PM

Martin Luther King Day events for Monday and Tuesday.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

MONDAY

Statewide celebration, Central High School, Lexington Parkway and Marshall Avenue, St. Paul. The celebration begins with a 9:30 a.m. rally and a 10:35 a.m. march to the Gangelhoff Center at Concordia University on Hamline Avenue. The 11 a.m. program features keynote speaker Nekima Levy-Pounds. An education fair runs from 1 to 3 p.m. For more information, visit www.csp.edu or call 651-642-0812.

Calvary Baptist Church, 2608 Blaisdell Av. S., Minneapolis. A reflective service of celebration and challenge with guest speaker U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., begins at 7 p.m. There will be music and spoken-word pieces by the Wellstone Elementary Drumline, Maria Isa, Calvary Baptist Choir, Miles Jamison and more. A free-will offering will be taken. Call 612-872-7855 for more information.

Martin Luther King Recreation Center, 4055 Nicollet Av. S. Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board annual celebration from 6 to 7 p.m. The event will be hosted by Danni Starr, 2007 Ms. Minnesota International and co-host of B96's "Morning Show." The program features the SteppingStone Theatre and a "Living the Dream" award presentation. Refreshments follow the program. The event is free, and no registration is required. For more information, go to www.minneapolisparks.org or call 612-370-4908 between noon and 9 p.m.

Powderhorn Park Community Center, 3400 15th Av. S., Minneapolis. Celebrate from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with food, games, prizes and entertainment. The event is free; no registration is required. Go to www.minneapolisparks.org or call 612-370-4960 for more information.

Sharing and Caring Hands, 525 N. 7th St., Minneapolis. Will serve its free annual dinner at 3:30 p.m. All children and adults are welcome. Call 612-328-4290 for more information.

Midtown Global Market, 920 E. Lake St. Minneapolis. Starting at noon, the market will celebrate the life and work of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. with a presentation featuring spoken word, poetry, video, ceremony and more. Visit www. midtownglobalmarket.org for more information.

Minneapolis Convention Center, 1301 2nd Av. S., Minneapolis. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Diversity Job Fair. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free and open to the public. Bring plenty of résumés and dress professionally. For more information, go to www.psijobfair.com.

Minneapolis Convention Center, 1301 2nd Av. S., Minneapolis. General Mills Foundation and UNCF will present the 20th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Breakfast at 7 a.m. The keynote speaker will be the Rev. Joseph E. Lowery. Tickets are sold out.

Brookdale Library, 6125 Shingle Creek Pkwy., Brooklyn Center. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Watch the "I Have a Dream" speech, which will be shown in the StarDome Room every hour on the hour. Call 952-847-5600 for more information

Southdale Library, 7001 York Av. S., Edina. 10:30 a.m.-noon. Taking a closer look at King's life, legacy and dream through Penumbra and Guthrie Theater actor T. Mychael Rambo's presentation: speeches, writings and words blended with selected poetry, music and song. Children are welcome. Call 952-847-5900.

Shepherd of the Hill Presbyterian Church, 145 Engler Blvd., Chaska. 7 p.m. celebration with Tim Frantzich, guest musicians and the Rev. Paul Jarvis of Guardian Angels. For more information, go to www. shepherdofthehillchurch.com.

TUESDAY

Sundin Music Hall, 1531 Hewitt Av., St. Paul. Hamline University will host its 11th annual commemoration. The 4 p.m. program will focus on King's vision of "The World House." Visit www.hamline.edu or call 651-523-2423 for more information.

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