Saturday January 19, 2013

In Brattleboro...

MLK DAY CELEBRATION: A Martin Luther King Day Celebration is planned for Saturday, Jan. 19, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Stone Church, 210 Main St. in Brattleboro. The event will be a fundraiser for the Brattleboro Union High School student group AWARE, which promotes multicultural awareness at BUHS and in the community.

This is a chance to learn about MLK's legacy, hear poetry, enjoy a meal of soup and bread. The cost is free; donations are welcome.

MLK CELEBRATION: The Martin Luther King Jr. Annual Dinner and Celebration will be held Monday, Jan. 21, at 7 p.m. at the Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St., in Brattleboro. The program, "Take a Stand: Make a Commitment," is sponsored by the Brattleboro Interfaith Clergy Association. A spaghetti dinner will be held at 5:30 p.m. to benefit the Centre Church Youth Mission Trip to El Salvador.

Community worship and commitment will begin at 7 p.m. Participating will be jazz soloist Samirah Evans, accompanied by Eugene Uman of the Vermont Jazz Center, and the Intergenerational Chorus under the direction of Andy Davis.

An offering will be taken for the Vermont Partnership for Fairness and Diversity.

In Keene, N.H.

DR. KING BREAKFAST: The Keene Interfaith Clergy Association is sponsoring its second annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast on Monday, Jan. 21, at 8 a.m.


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, at the Keene Unitarian Universalist Church, at 69 Washington St.

The speaker is Henry Knight, director of the Cohen Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Keene State College, who has had a long commitment to racial equality both personally and professionally. Providing music at the breakfast will be a Keene High School a cappella ensemble. The cost is $10 per person and $5 for children under 12. Tickets are available at the following Keene churches: First Baptist Church, the Keene Unitarian Universalist Church, St. James Episcopal Church, and the United Church of Christ; as well as at Toad Stool Books. Checks may be made payable to First Baptist Church.

In Saxtons River...

MLK SPEAKER: A program in celebration of Martin Luther King Day will be held on Monday, Jan. 21, at 10:45 a.m. at Vermont Academy's Horowitz Hall with civil rights activist the Rev. Bill Gregory.

The program is free and open to the public and is handicapped accessible. For more information, call 802-869-6298.

In Walpole, N.H. ...

MLK SOUP/COMMUNITY SING: A Soup Supper and Community Sing for Justice hosted by the Walpole Building Community to celebrate the life of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Sunday, Jan. 20, at 5 p.m. The Walpole Unitarian Church, with support from the area congregations invite the public to join them for the sixth annual event that celebrates Dr. King, his life and work. The supper will be held at the Walpole Unitarian Church Hastings Parish House at 14 Union St. in Walpole. Soup, fellowship and songs will be shared, and there will be a showing of Rev. Dr. King's "I Have a Dream Speech."

There will be a freewill donation asked at the supper, and people are encouraged to bring canned goods to support the Fall Mountain Food Shelf in Alstead. For more information, contact Rev. Telos Whitfield, minister of the Walpole Unitarian Church, at 802-376-4977.