Area MLK Day Events
Here's a list of some of the area Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Day events today:
An MLK peace march and rally will be held today, beginning at St. James AME Church at 11:30 a.m. followed by the march to City-County Plaza at noon. The Annual Peace March and Rally begins at St. James A.M.E. Church on the corner of Martin Luther King Junior Drive and Hildebrand Street. Marchers will meet at the church at 11:30 a.m. for a brief program before marching to City-County Plaza for a rally program of songs and speeches.
Mars Hill University will welcome former Asheville mayor Terry Bellamy as the keynote speaker for its Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Luncheon on Monday, January 20 in the Redway Conference Room of Pittman Dining Hall.
Later in the evening, MHU students will celebrate MLK Day with a Unity Candlelight Vigil at 5:30 pm, beside the fountain on the upper quad of the university. This year's line-up includes singing and sharing on the topic of unity by numerous individuals and groups on the MHU campus.
The U.S. Forest Service National Forests in North Carolina will waive fees at two day-use recreation sites on Jan. 20, 2014, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
The agency will waive fees at the following recreation sites in western North Carolina:
Whitewater Falls, Nantahala National Forest
Whiteside Mountain, Nantahala National Forest
(Roan Mountain and Cradle of Forestry in the Pisgah National Forest are day-use areas that are closed this time of year.)
At 4:30 p.m. Jan. 20, Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity at Western Carolina University will host a unity march on campus followed by a birthday party for King at Illusions in the University Center. Following the celebration will be the screening of Part 1 of "King: From Montgomery to Memphis" at 6 p.m. in the theater of the University Center.
Annual Kenilworth Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr! Monday, January 20 in the Fellowship Hall of Kenilworth Presbyterian Church 123 Kenilworth Rd. 28803. Potluck from 5:30-6:30pm and the program from 6:30 until 7:30pm.
The program for the evening is the past, present and future of slave history in Buncombe County. Drew Reisinger, Buncombe Co. Register of Deeds, will be speaking about the Buncombe Co. slave deeds that are now available on line and David Quinn, who is helping to restore the South Asheville Cemetery will be speaking about the future of the cemetery.
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