To Do: Martin Luther King Jr Events in Lexington

    To Do: Martin Luther King Jr Events in Lexington

    Jan 09, 2018

    Three day weekends in Lexington are always a ton of fun, even in these cold winter months.

    While January might not be the best time for swimming or walking around gardens, there are plenty of things to do on a chilly day in this town, especially when that chilly day falls on a holiday like Martin Luther King Jr. Day. MLK Day might not come with the fanfare and parties of a celebration like Christmas or New Year’s, but it’s certainly a day with great national significance, and Lexington is not a city that would ignore that. Here’s a few events this coming Monday that you can participate in to celebrate and honor this icon of nonviolence and strength.

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    1. Unity Breakfast

    Start off your morning bright and early with this breakfast event sponsored by Alpha Beta Lambda chapter involving guest speakers from all walks of life. With discussions of spirituality, education, civil rights, and diversity, this event seeks to inspire its attendees to think in the spirit of MLK himself.

    Time: 6:30 AM

    Location: Heritage Hall

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    2. University of Kentucky: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Celebration

    The University of Kentucky and the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government invites you to join them on January 15, 2018 at Heritage Hall in the Lexington Convention Center for this free event celebrating the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The event kicks off with a public Freedom March at 10:00 a.m., followed by a Commemorative Holiday Program in Heritage Hall at 11:00 a.m, where American anti-racism activist and writer, Mr. Tim Wise will discuss Dr. King's Vision in an Age of Betrayal. Wise, among the most prominent anti-racist writers and educators in the United States, has spent the past 25 years speaking to audiences in all fifty states, on over 1000 college and high school campuses, at hundreds of professional and academic conferences, and to community groups all across the country.

    Following the program, there will be a FREE showing of Hidden Figures at 2:00 p.m. at the Kentucky Theater.

    Freedom Walk:

    Time: 10:00 am

    Location: The Martin Luther King, Jr. Freedom March departs from downtown Lexington Center Heritage Hall on West Main Street

    Holiday Programming:

    Time: 11:00am

    Location: Heritage Hall

    Hidden Figures

    Location: Kentucky Theater

    Time: 2:00pm

    3. Carnegie Center MLK Community Celebration

    After breakfast, the downtown MLK march, or your other morning activities, head to the Carnegie Center for another event honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Grab lunch and hear an inspirational speech, followed by a series of interactive family activities in art, music, and poetry led by local artists and writers. Families will also have the opportunity to engage in a special service learning project! This event is free and open to the public. No registration necessary.

    Time: 12:30pm-3:30pm

    Location: Carnegie Center

    Do you know of any January Lexington events? This city offers so much to do, and things certainly don't slow down just for the winter. There are events for people and families of all ages, and you don't want to miss out on any of the fun! Can you see yourself living in the Lexington area?

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