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


New Salem Missionary Baptist Church, 2519 Lyndale Av. N., Minneapolis. The Minnesota State Baptist Convention will celebrate at 7 p.m. The Rev. Marvin E. Wiley from Illinois will speak. The musical guest is Jesse Campbell. For more information, call 612-522-2951.

Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1800 Glenwood Av., Minneapolis. Minneapolis City Council Member Don Samuels will provide the message at the 10:30 a.m. worship. A potluck meal will immediately follow. The 2 p.m. celebration and call to action will include performances by the Redeemer Jump Crew, the Redeemer Choir and spoken word by Shantae Cunningham and Chelsea Forbrook. This event is free. Visit or call 612-374-4139 for more information.

Living Spirit UMC, 4501 Bloomington Av., Minneapolis. The 10:30 a.m. worship service will focus on the words and work of Dr. King. Aimee K. Bryant is the special musical guest. TRUST, Inc. will hold its 23rd celebration at the 5 p.m. service. TRUST Youth will host the event with music and singing. A light soup and sandwich meal will follow. Free will offering. For more information, visit or call 612-721-5025.

St. Joan of Arc Church Gym, 4537 Third Av. S., Minneapolis. Celebrate with a Martin Luther King concert: "This is My Story, This is My Song." Robert Robinson brings his family to join with T. Mychael Rambo, Cyril Paul and Alberta Johnson. Dan Chouinard hosts from the piano. Anna Vagle directs the SJA Choir. 7 p.m. Tickets are $17 each. For more information, go to or contact Anna Vagle at 612-823-8205.

Colonial Church, 6200 Colonial Way, Edina. Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the 9:30 a.m. service with the Northwestern College Choir and the Colonial Chorale. For more information, call 952-925-2711.

Congregational Church of Excelsior, 471 3rd St., Excelsior. Shane Price, executive director of the African American Men's Project, is the guest speaker at the 10 a.m. service. Call 952-474-5919 for more information.

Carleton College Skinner Memorial Chapel, 1 N. College St., Northfield. The Rev. Oliver White Sr. will lead the candlelight service of remembrance and celebration from 5 to 6 p.m. Special music will be performed by the Jubilee Choir. For more information, visit or call 507-222-4003.


Statewide Celebration, Central High School, Lexington and Marshall, 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. The Education Fair is from 1 to 3 p.m. For more information, visit or call 651-642-0812.

Calvary Baptist Church, 2608 Blaisdell Av. S., Minneapolis. A Reflective Service of Celebration and Challenge with guest speaker 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 the co-host of the "Morning Show." The program features the Stepping Stone Theatre and the "Living the Dream" award presentation. Refreshments follow the program. The event is free, and no registration is required. For more information, go to 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 or call 612-370-4960 for more information.

Sharing and Caring Hands, 525 N. 7th St., Minneapolis. Will serve their free annual dinner at 3:30 p.m. All are welcome, children and adults. 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 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a presentation featuring spoken word, poetry, video, ceremony and more. Visit www. 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 .

Minneapolis Convention Center, 1301 2nd Av. S., Minneapolis. General Mills Foundation and UNCF will present the 20th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Breakfast at 7 a.m. The keynote speaker will be the Rev. Dr. Joseph E. Lowery. Tickets are available online for $30. Visit for information on tickets. For more information e-mail .

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 Dr. 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 .

Holy Family Catholic Church, 2430 W. 3rd St., Duluth. At 7 a.m., register and enjoy a free community breakfast while watching a large-screen telecast of the Rev. Joseph E. Lowery's speech from Minneapolis. For more information, visit .

March and Rally, 4th St. & Lake Av., Duluth. 10:30 a.m. gathering. The march will begin at 11 a.m. The route is from Washington Center through downtown to DECC. The rally begins at 11:45 a.m. The featured speaker will be Rep. Jeffrey Hayden, DFL-Minneapolis. Visit


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