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Fort Wayne-area MLK Day events include services, volunteering

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MLK Day events include services, volunteering

Thursday, January 12, 2017 12:02 am

Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a federal holiday honoring the civil rights leader's Jan. 15 birthday. Here are a selection of events related to the holiday. Events are Monday except where noted:*Heartland Sings, dramatic, musical tribute, 4 p.m. Sunday, Plymouth UCC Church, 501 W. Berry St. "We Are The Dream: A Tribute to Martin Luther King Jr.  led by the Rev. Bill McGill. Free community concert. 

*32nd Annual Unity Service, 6 p.m Sunday, "Reclaiming Our Youth" at Come As You Are Community Church, 7910 S. Anthony Blvd. Speaker, the Rev. Quincy McGhee of Lifeway Bible Fellowship. Panelists: Andrenette Lee Montgomery, owner/operator of All God's Children Pre-school and Education Center; Nikki Quintana, city of Fort Wayne government;  Jonathon Pelz, Youth Pastor, New Covenant Worship Center; Elder Demarcus Pennington, pastor, Emmanuel Apostolic Church; Denita Bell Washington, executive director, Fort Wayne Girls Rock; Chip Clark, director of City Life Center.

*Fort Wayne and Allen County government offices will be closed. However, trash and recycling collection will remain on schedule.

*The Indiana region of the American Red Cross, as part of the Home Fire Campaign, will install smoke alarms, test existing alarms and replace batteries with the Fort Wayne Fire Department 1-4 p.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 3705 S. Anthony Blvd. To volunteer, call 484-9336 Ext. 204, or visit redcross.org.


*Talk to a Lawyer: The Volunteer Lawyer program serving Allen, Adams, DeKalb, Huntington, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, Wells and Whitley counties in Northeast Indiana will host "Talk To A Lawyer Today": A Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza; Carnegie Library of Steuben County, 322 S. Wayne St., Angola; and LaFontaine Center, 208 W. State St., Huntington. Toll-free hot-line access for Spanish speakers is available at 1-800-266-2581.

Additionally, a hot-line is available to residents throughout the region who are unable to attend in person. Residents can call 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 407-0917 or toll free 1-877-407-0917. 

For more information, call Ruth deWit at 407-0917 or send email to ruth@vlpnei.org.

*University of Saint Francis "A Day On, Not a Day Off" 11 a.m.-4 p.m. USF Robert Goldstine Performing Arts Center, 431 W. Berry St. 11-11:30 a.m., Mass and call to service celebrated by Father David Meinzen. 11:30 a.m.-noon lunch. Noon-12:45 p.m. video presentation: Franciscan sisters reflect upon their presence during the last moments of King's life. 1-4 p.m. service projects at USF downtown and off-campus. For more information or to register go to sf.edu/MLKDay. First 100 registrants get a free MLK Day T-shirt.

*Global Perspectives on the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr." event will be 5-7 p.m. Jan.19 in Best Hall, Room 229, Trine University, Angola. Students from different cultural backgrounds will share the impact of King's life on their respective countries as well as share information about the history, political and social systems of their countries.  Free and open to the public.  Sponsored by Trine's Office of International Services and the Diversity Committee of the Student Government Association. For more information, call Calvin Skinner at 665-4624 or send email to skinnerc@trine.edu. 

*26th Anniversary of Trine University's Multicultural Student Organization, 7 p.m. Feb. 3, Fabiani Theatre, Rick L. and Vicki L. James University Center, Angola. Speaker will be Donovan A. Coley, M.A., president and chief executive officer of Fort Wayne Rescue Mission Ministries Inc. Highlighted will be the Voices of Unity Youth choir. Participants will be Trine University students, faculty and staff as well as Angola Mayor Richard Hickman. Free and open to the public.  




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