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King Center announces events for MLK day

Staff Report | 1/4/2013, noon

The King Center is sponsoring several events this month to honor the 2013 observance of the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This week’s events launch a yearlong celebration of the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech.

“Remember! Celebrate! Act! King’s Dream for Our World,” is the theme for the birthday commemoration program that begins Friday, Jan. 11 and continues through the MLK holiday on Jan. 21.

All events, except the annual Salute to Greatness awards dinner, are free of charge and open to the public. This week’s events include:

Friday, Jan. 11 / 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. King Holiday Observance Kick-Off Reception The King Center Freedom Hall 404-526-8900 or www.TheKingCenter.org.

Saturday, Jan. 12 / Noon – 4 p.m. King Youth Expo & Showcase King Historic District Center – MLK, Jr. Gymnasium 404-526-8900 or www.TheKingCenter.org.

Saturday, Jan. 12 / Noon – 4 p.m. King Health & Wellness Fest The King Center Atrium 404-526-8900 or www.TheKingCenter.org.

Tuesday, Jan. 15 / 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Anti-bullying Rally The King Center, Freedom Hall 404-612-7386 or 404-756-1397

Wednesday, Jan. 16 / 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Kingian Nonviolence Collegiate Leadership