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MLK Jr. Day events

MLK Day events

Martin Luther King Unity Breakfast. 6:30 a.m. Jan. 17. Lexington Convention Center Heritage Hall, 430 W. Vine St. $20. (859) 225-0370, www.lexarts.org.

Lexington’s Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration. Jan. 17. Lexington Convention Center, 430 W. Vine St.

9-10 a.m. Freedom March lineup in the corridor of Heritage Hall.

10 a.m. Freedom March departure from Heritage Hall.

11 a.m. Commemorative Program. Heritage Halls East and Center. Featuring Daniel Beaty, actor, singer, writer and composer.

MLK Day of Service. Jan. 17. Heritage Hall. After the Freedom March, volunteers will report to designated locations to donate a few hours of service. Go to http://tinyurl.com/MLK2011 to sign up as a volunteer or learn more about the project.

MLK Celebration Breakfast. 8:30 a.m. Jan. 17. Versailles Baptist Church, 125 E. Green St., Versailles. Sponsored by Woodford County Roots & Heritage Committee Inc. Speaker: Adam Banks, associate professor in the University of Kentucky English Department. $10. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Woodford County Senior Citizens Center. (859) 753-7501, (502) 320-8488, sherry.brown@skofirm.com, collinsclaudette@yahoo.com.

Royal Affair Celebration Breakfast, reception and tour. 7:30 a.m. Jan. 17. CastlePost, 230 Pisgah Pike, Versailles. Trailblazer Awards will honor local residents who have made an impact in the community. Renee Shaw of KET will be the emcee, and Dr. Betty Griffin will be the guest speaker. Package including reception and tour of CastlePost $50. (859) 270-8936.

One World Films: Soundtrack for a Revolution. 2 p.m. Jan. 17. Kentucky Theatre, 214 E. Main St., Lexington. The 2009 documentary tells the story of the civil rights movement through its powerful music, freedom songs that protestors sang as they fought for justice and equality. It includes new performances of freedom songs by artists including John Legend, Wyclef Jean, Mary, Mary, Richie ­Havens and The Blind Boys of Alabama. Free. www.oneworldfilmfestival.org.

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