Multiple events scheduled to honor Martin Luther King Jr.

Jan. 3, 2024

Multiple events scheduled to honor Martin Luther King Jr.

Multiple events will be held throughout January to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which is observed on Monday, Jan. 15: 

Worship Service

What: An interdenominational worship service hosted by the Johnson City Ministerial Alliance.

Where: St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, 201 Welbourne St.

When: Wednesday, Jan. 10, 7 p.m.

Cost: Free

Prayer Breakfast

What: An annual, interfaith event that speaks to Dr. King and his legacy.

Guest speaker: Dr. Harold Middlebrook

Where: Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, 225 Princeton Road

When: Saturday, Jan. 13, beginning at 8:30 a.m.

Cost: Tickets are $20 per person and may be purchased the day of the event. Proceeds support Carver Recreation Center’s annual youth trip to a Civil Rights Movement historic site.

Storytelling Event

What: Annual event that exposes youth (ages 6-12) to Dr. King and the Civil Rights Movement through storytelling and music.

Where: Carver Recreation Center, 322 W. Watauga Ave.

When: Monday Jan. 15, 9 a.m.-noon.

Cost: Free

Unity Program and Walk

What: A brief ceremony will culminate with a unity walk (less than 2 miles).

Where: Carver Recreation Center, 322 W. Watauga Ave.

When: Monday, Jan. 15, Noon

Cost: Free

Blood Drive

What: In honor of those who shed blood for others by giving blood to help others.

Where: Carver Recreation Center, 322 W. Watauga Ave.

When: Monday, Jan. 15, 1-6 p.m.

Cost: Free

Community Information Session

What: The information session will focus on Medicaid expansion.

Where: Carver Recreation Center, 322 W. Watauga Ave.

When: Monday, Jan. 15, 1-3 p.m.

Cost: Free

Community Dinner

What: Annual event that celebrates Dr. King’s legacy as well as honors individuals who make the community special.

Where: Carver Recreation Center, 322 W. Watauga Ave.

When: Monday, Jan. 15, 6-8 p.m.

Cost: Free

Food Drive

What: Countywide food drive supporting Good Samaritan Ministries, Jonesborough Ministerial Alliance Food Pantries

Where: Carver Recreation Center, 322 W. Watauga Ave.; Langston Centre, 315 Elm St.; McKinney Center, 103 Franklin Ave.; Good Samaritan Ministries, 100 N. Roan St.

When: Through Monday, Jan. 15

Vincent Dial Student Art Exhibit

What: Art on display will feature students from Washington County and Johnson City Schools. The artwork will be inspired by Dr. King and the Civil Rights Movement.

Where: McKinney Center, 103 Franklin Ave., Jonesborough

Public Reception: Thursday, Jan. 18, 6-8 p.m.

When: Jan. 15-19

2024 Event: The Importance of MLK to the Latino/a Community

What: Dr. Paul Ortiz teaches at the University of Florida. His area of research is African American and Latino/a history in the United States. He will explain the multicultural elements of the modern Civil Rights Movement.

Where: Langston Centre, 315 Elm St.

When: Thursday, Jan. 25, 7 p.m.

For more information, call Carver Recreation Center, 423-461-8830, or the Langston Centre, 423-434-5785.

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