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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Events

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Event Jan. 14

The Human Rights Commission and the Human Services Division of the City of Bloomington will sponsor Dr. Don Bartlette and his presentation, "My Journey Across Black America" in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day during lunch on Monday, January 14, 2013 at Creekside Community Center. Prior to presentation, watch his film, "Macaroni At Midnight," which shares his remarkable story growing up as a Native American child, living in poverty, experiencing issues such as racism, abuse, and struggles with his own disabilities. The film will show at 9:45 a.m. Following an 11:30 a.m. lunch and presentation. A question and answer session will follow presentation. The following are additional dates the film will be shown for free at Creekside Community Center: Wednesday, January 9 at 9:30 a.m. and Friday, January 11 at 1:00 p.m. This event does require a prepaid registration 3 days in advance. Meal cost is $0-3 for guests 60+ (NAPIS form required) and $6 for guests under the age of 60. If you would like more information or would like to make a reservation, visit or call Creekside Community Center 9801 Penn Ave. S., 952-563-4944, TTY 952-563-4933.

St. Paul Central High School and Concordia University Annual Martin Luther King Rally and Celebration Jan. 16

9:30am-3pm. Rally begins at St. Paul's Central High School Auditorium (275 N. Lexington Ave., St. Paul, MN 55104), followed by a march at 10:35am from the school to Concordia. Participation in the march and all other events is open to all. A celebration at Concordia University Gangelhoff Center follows. For more information:

Augsburg College Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation Jan. 16

1pm at Augsburg College, Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center, 625 22nd Avenue S, Minneapolis, MN

Minneapolis Urban League MLK Celebration...Jan. 19

January 19th 5-8:30pm. Community march at 4pm from KMOJ 2321 W Broadway to Urban League 2100 Plymouth Ave N

MCTC's MLK Day Of Service Jan. 19

Jan. 19, 8am-2pm, Minneapolis Community and Technical College, 1501 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55403. Webpage with further information:

Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute Jan. 20

A Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute will take place Jan. 20, 4–6 p.m., Ted Mann Concert Hall. This year's event will feature renowned vocalist Oleta Adams as well as performances by local artist Ahmad Lewis and students from Walker West Music Academy. For more information:

MLK Celebrations at Powderhorn Jan. 21

MLK Celebrations at Powderhorn on Jan. 21, 11 a.m.-2 pm. at Powderhorn Recreation Center, 3400 15th Av. S., Minneapolis. Activities for youth, entertainment and authentic soul food provided by Soul Sisters. Aztec dancers, youth choir, West African drumming, hip-hop and salsa dancing and a King tribute song. The event will also feature a civil rights Internet scavenger hunt and West African drum lessons. For more information:

Martin Luther King Feeding the Dream Community Food Drive Jan. 21

The Martin Luther King Feeding the Dream Community Food Drive will be held Jan. 21, 6:30pm-7:30pm at the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Recreation Center, 4055 Nicollet Avenue S. Minneapolis. For more information:

Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Breakfast Jan. 21

General Mills 23rd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Breakfast 
Jan. 21, 7 am at the Minneapolis Convention Center, 1301 2nd Ave South  Minneapolis, MN 55403. Tickets $30 each. For more information:

Martin Luther King Community Breakfasts Jan. 21

The St. Paul Area Council of Churches hosts community breakfasts at churches and across the Twin Cities on Jan. 21. Locations include: Progressive Baptist Church, St. Paul; Faith United Methodist, West St. Paul; Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, St. Paul; White Bear Unitarian Universalist Church, Mahtomedi; St. Bridget's Catholic Church, River Falls, WI. Registration for tickets required by January 16. For more information:

Annual Bell Concert at Minneapolis/Hennepin County Courthouse Jan. 21

The Tower Bell Foundation perform an annual Martin Luther King concert on the City Hall courthouse's bells on Jan. 21, 12-1pm. Listeners can hear inside or outside the Courthouse. Pending confirmation - check the Tower Bell Foundation website for event details

Calvary Baptist Church MLK Service Jan. 21

Calvary Baptist Church, 2608 Blaisdell Av. S., Minneapolis: 6:45 p.m. The service will allow people to reflect on King's work and celebrate with music and song.

Special day at the park Jan. 21

Luxton Park will be celebrating the life and workings of Martin Luther King Jr with a special day at the park. We will be having activities, performances, and refreshments. Please join us in this family fun event 4–5:30pm at Luxton Park, 112 Williams Ave. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414.

NHCC Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In Concert Jan. 24

North Hennepin Community College is celebrating Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in concert on Thursday, January 24th at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center Theatre. The concert will feature songs of praise by the NHCC Chamber Singers, directed by Karla Miller; Sandy Hodges and Friends; and Voices of Inspiration from Macedonia Baptist Church, directed by Nerita Hughes. This event is free and open to the public, with a meet and greet and refreshments preceding the concert. Theatre seating is limited, so arriving early is recommended. Sponsored by NHCC's Diversity Council, Student Life, and the Fine Arts department. For more information, contact Sean Davis at 763-488-0490 or visit

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