Martin Luther King Jr. Day events

January 17, 2014 

Central Baptist Church of Winchester, 101 W. Lexington Ave., Winchester.

■ MLK March and Celebration. 6 p.m. Jan. 20. The march will be held in front of the courthouse at 6 p.m. and the celebration will be at the church at 6:15 p.m.

University of Kentucky tribute to the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. Starting at 5 p.m. Jan. 19. UK Student Center, Room 230, Lexington. Vigil and short, silent march, featuring student-produced recreations of acts of violence, including King's assassination.

Following the march, a group discussion led by the Violence Intervention & Prevention Center's social justice educator, Carol Taylor; MLK Center Scholar in Residence, Gerald Smith; and Georgia Powers, Kentucky's first black Senator, Kentucky's first woman Senator and colleague of King.

Sponsored by the UK Martin Luther King Center.

Disciples for the Dream Martin Luther King Jr. Worship Service. 6 p.m. Jan. 19. Central Christian Church 205 E. Short St., Lexington (859) 277-2992.

K-8 No School Day Classes for Martin Luther King Day of Service. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 20. Living Arts and Science Center, Lexington.

Discounted day of programs for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. (859) 252-5222. Pre-registration required.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration. Jan. 20. Heritage Hall West, Lexington Center, W. Main St., Lexington.

■ Unity Breakfast. 6:30 a.m. $20. (859) 539-5337.

■ 10 a.m. Freedom March

■ 11 a.m. Commemorative Program with Dr. Bernice Johnson Reagon

Lee Daniels' The Butler. 2:30 p.m. Kentucky Theatre, 214 E. Main St., Lexington. Free.

Presented by the University of Kentucky and the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government. For more information, www.uky.edu/mlk.

Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Service. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 20. Living Arts and Science Center, 362 N. Martin Luther King Blvd., Lexington. $5-$25. (859) 252-5222, Lasclex.org.

Explorium special programs. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Jan. 20. Explorium of Lexington, 440 W. Short St., Lexington. Learn about King and contributions from other great African Americans. Learn about the "I Have A Dream" speech and make a dream catcher, go on a scavenger hunt, put your handprint om our community art project and more. Free for children. At least one adult should accompany up to four children. Explorium.com. (859) 258-3253.

Honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. 12:30-3:30 p.m. Jan 20. Carnegie Center, Lexington. Lunch provided by Whole Foods and a series of interactive family workshops, including drumming with Marcus Wilkerson, community poetry with Jude McPherson and Leigh Anne Hornfeldt, a reading and talk by George Ella Lyon, a group service project, and a showing of Dr. King's inspirational speeches. Free.

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