Martin Luther King Day closings

Martin Luther King Day closings

"That's the proper way to remember my uncle and the proper way to celebrate the holiday".

Martin Luther King Day will formally be observed Monday, the date of his birth. Day Committee member Dottie Haase.

Reflections on Dr. King's life and the civil rights struggle will be presented by Kay Dowell Lomax, Deacon Russel Howell and Rev. Matt Farley. It's what we preach in our houses of worship.

"Finite Disappointment/Infinite Hope", an exhibit opening January 17 at East Tennessee State University's Reece Museum, will also be presented in tribute to and commemoration of King and the ongoing quest for justice and racial equality.

Performing the program in the various schools throughout the next two weeks are actors Michael Cleary and Shelley McMoy. "He recently appeared in Dollywood's holiday show, "'Twas The Night Before Christmas", and spent the previous summer at Red Mountain Theatre Company doing "Fiddler on the Roof" and "Newsies".

President Donald Trump delivered a speech to honor the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination on Friday morning, just a day after he allegedly used the term "shithole" to describe Haiti and African countries during a meeting with lawmakers. King's niece said she actually understands.

"We're not going to have a speaker", Carter said. "While Dr. King is no longer with us, his words and vision only grow stronger through time".

MLK Day of Service - The Tricentennial Volunteer Challenge - 300,000 hours for the next 300 - aims to engage residents and tourists through 300 unique volunteer projects to accumulate 300,000 hours of service over the course of 2018.

The rally takes place Monday from noon until 2 p.m.at Warren Central High School, door 27. Cake Cutting Celebration will be held at the Multicultural Center on the second floor of the D.P. Culp University Center from 11 a.m. -2 p.m.

BLM-managed public lands offer more recreational opportunities than any other federal agency including camping, hunting, fishing and horseback riding, to boating, whitewater rafting, off-highway vehicle driving and many more activities.

Linn-Benton Community College: Closed Monday.

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