Calendar: Martin Luther King Jr. Day events

January 13, 2012 

A selection of events in Central Kentucky. For more events, visit our online calendar at http://calendar.kentucky.com.

Disciples for the Dream Community Worship Service honoring the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. 6 p.m. Jan. 15. Central Christian Church, 205 E. Short St., Lexington. Speaker: Rev. Mack McCarter of Community Renewal International. Workshop with McCarter at 3 p.m. Jan. 14 at Central Christian. (859) 277-2992.

Frederick Douglass Now, one-man show by actor Roger Guenveur Smith. 7 p.m. Jan. 15. Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center, 300 E. Third St. $10, $5 students. (859) 280-2218. Lexingtonlyric.com.

Lexington Unity Breakfast: Unity: Moving From Concept to Reality, with speakers Gwen Joseph, Victor Sholar, Al Smith and Jane Chiles. Jan. 16. Doors open at 6:30 a.m., buffet breakfast 6:30-7:45 a.m., program at 7:50 a.m. Lexington Center's Heritage Hall, 430 W. Vine St., Lexington. $20, $200 for a table of 10. (859) 225-0370. Lexarts.tix.com.

Woodford County Roots and Heritage Committee third annual Martin Luther King Jr. Community Breakfast with Rev. Darrick Briscoe. 8:30 a.m. Jan. 16. Versailles Baptist Church, 125 E. Green St., Versailles. $15 for buffet. Tim Middleton, (859) 806-3177.

Lexington Martin Luther King Jr. Day Program and March. 10 a.m. Jan. 16. Parade leaves from Lexington Center's Heritage Hall, 430 W. Vine St., Lexington.

Cynthiana-Harrison County NAACP Martin Luther King Jr. Day march and program. Jan. 16. March begins at 10 a.m. followed by service at 11 a.m. at Ebenezer United Methodist Church, 305 N. Locust St., Cynthiana. John J. Johnson, Kentucky Commission on Human Rights executive director, will speak. Luncheon to follow. Free. Kenneth Newby, (859) 234-1818.

Excerpts from Trent Tucker's Mahalia. 11 a.m. Jan. 16. Lexington Center's Heritage Hall, 430 W. Vine St., Lexington. Presentation in honor of 100th anniversary of the birth of gospel legend Mahalia Jackson. Written by UK graduate Tucker, Mahalia originally was performed in Lexington in 1983 to rave reviews and tells the story of the New Orleans native at various stages of her life. Free.

Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning's Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration. 12:30-3 p.m. Jan. 16. Carnegie Center, 251 W. Second St., Lexington. Lunch, family workshops, group service project, showing of King's speeches. Free. (859) 254-4175. Carnegieliteracy.org.

One World Film Festival screening of documentary Freedom Riders, with producer Laurens Grant. 2 p.m. Jan. 16. Kentucky Theatre, 214 E. Main St., Lexington. Free. (859) 266-6073. Oneworldfilmfestival.org.

Lexington Rescue Mission and East Seventh Street Center Martin Luther King Jr. Day kids activities. 3-5 p.m. Jan 16. The Gathering Place, inside Lexington Rescue Mission Thrift Store, 720 Bryan Ave., Lexington. Activities and games for children from center and surrounding neighborhood.

Lyric's Little Dresses for Lexington service project. 4-6 p.m. Jan. 16. Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center, 300 E. Third St. Rasheedah El-Amin, (859) 280-2201. Lexingtonlyric.com.

Winchester's Martin Luther King Jr. Day March and Celebration. Jan. 16. March begins at 6 p.m. at Clark County Courthouse on Main Street and continues to Broadway Missionary Baptist Church, 121 W. Broadway, where worship service will follow.

Martin Luther King Jr. convocation with former football coach Herman Boone, portrayed in Remember the Titans. 9:30 a.m. Jan. 19. Union College Conway Boatman Chapel, 310 College St., Barbourville. Free. Unionky.edu.

A Song for Coretta. By Agape Theatre Troupe. 2 and 7:30 p.m. Jan. 28. Lexington Opera House, 401 W. Short St. $17.50-$27.40. (859) 233-3535 or Ticketmaster, 1-800-745-3000 or Ticketmaster.com. Agapetheatretroupe.com.

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