There are many events happening this week honoring Martin Lugher King Jr. Although he is not with us, his great works will always be remembered as his spirit remains alive within many people's hearts.
WEDNESDAY - Jan. 14
CELEBRATION OF LIFE, 10 a.m., Jones Chapel, Meredith College, Raleigh. Speaker: Pastor Ronald Avery of St. Matthew's Baptist Church. 760-8633
CELEBRATION, noon, Thomas J. Boyd Chapel, Shaw University, Raleigh. Speaker: The Rev. DeForest "Buster" Soaries, pastor of First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens in Somerset, N.J.
CANDLELIGHT VIGIL, 5 p.m., front entrance lawn of Durham Regional Hospital. www.duke. edu/web/equity/MLK.htm, 684-8222, or bertie.howard@ duke.edu.
COMMEMORATIVE PROGRAM, noon, Whitley Auditorium, Elon University. Keynote speaker: Nadine Haley, assistant professor of education at Metropolitan State University, St. Paul, Minn. (336) 278-7243.
THURSDAY - Jan. 15
NCSU COMMEMORATION, 11 a.m., Talley Student Center, Stewart Theater, 2610 Cates Ave., Raleigh. Speaker: The Rev. Bernice King. Book signing will follow. 834-6264
PRAYER VIGIL, noon, St. Augustine's College, 1315 Oakwood Ave., Raleigh. Performance by St. Augustine's College Gospel Choir. 516-4093
CIVIL RIGHTS LECTURE, 7 p.m., St. Augustine's College, 1315 Oakwood Ave., Raleigh. 516-4093
PEACE COLLEGE CELEBRATION, 7 p.m., Kenan Recital Hall, Peace College, Raleigh. Speaker: Dr. Carolyn Gordon, Central Baptist Theological Seminary, Kansas City, Kan. The Greater Pentecostal Faith Deliverance Church choir will perform. 508-2000
PANEL DISCUSSION,"Race Still Matters?" 6 p.m., Miller-Morgan Auditorium, N.C. Central University, 530-6295.
DUKE CHAPEL, 10 a.m. and throughout the day, Duke University West Campus. www.duke.edu, 684-2909 or [email protected]
PRAYER BREAKFAST, 7:30 a.m., Durham Regional Hospital Auditorium. www.duke.edu/ web/equity/MLK.htm, 684-8222, or bertie.howard@ duke.edu.
STUDENT NATIONAL MEDICAL ASSOCIATION BANQUET, 6:30 p.m., Durham Marriott Hotel. Speaker: Dr. Freeman Hrabowski. Tickets required: [email protected]
FRIDAY - Jan. 16
LECTURE by Dr. Robert Cook-Deegan, "The Meaning of Race: From the Holocaust to the Current Debate," 8 p.m. Judea Reform Congregation, 1933 W. Cornwallis Road. 489-7062, www.judeareform.org or [email protected]
CONVOCATION, 10 a.m., B.N. Duke Auditorium, N.C. Central University. Speaker: Dr. Calvin Mackie. 530-6295.
CANDLELIGHT VIGIL, noon, Duke University Chapel, Duke West Campus. www.duke.edu, 684-2572 or kathy.silbiger@ duke.edu.
EXHIBITION of the works of Benny Andrews, "Testament of the Spirit," 6 p.m., Hayti Heritage Center, 804 Old Fayetteville St. www.hayti.org, 683-1709 or [email protected]
BUILDING COMMEMORATION, 2 p.m., Duke Clinical Research Institute. Speaker: Dan Blue. The DCRI Choral Group will perform. 684-8222, www.duke.edu/web/equity/MLK.htm or [email protected]
FILM, "An Unlikely Friendship: A Historical Look at Race Relations in Durham, N.C.," 7 p.m., Richard White Auditorium, East Campus, Duke University. Reception beforehand; discussion with filmmaker and community activists afterward. www.duke.edu/ web/equity/MLK.htm, 684-8222 or [email protected]
MUSICAL PRODUCTION, "Sites and Signs," 8 p.m., Carolina Theater, downtown. Production by employees of Duke Health Systems. Tickets distributed through the Duke Health System. 684-8222, www.duke.edu/web/equity/MLK.htm or [email protected]
DREAM OF INSPIRATION, 7 p.m., Greenwood Forest Baptist Church, 110 S.E. Maynard Road, Cary. townofcary.org/ mlk/, 469-1567 or [email protected]
STATE EMPLOYEES CELEBRATION, noon, First Baptist Church, 99 North Salisbury St., Raleigh. 834-6264
SATURDAY - Jan. 17
AMBASSADOR FOR PEACE CONFERENCE, 6:30 a.m.; Service For Peace Initiative, 9 a.m., and Dream of Community, noon, (cost $3); Dream of Democracy, 2 p.m., Greenwood Forest Baptist Church, 110 S.E. Maynard Road, Cary. 469-1567, townofcary.org/mlk/ or [email protected]
DREAM OF EXPRESSION and Dream of Achievement, 7 p.m., Page-Walker Arts & History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop, Cary. townofcary.org/mlk/, 469-1567 or [email protected]
YOUTH PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY SUMMIT, 8 a.m., Exploris, 201 E. Hargett St., Raleigh. 834-6264.
TOWN HALL on Race Relations, 9 a.m., Exploris Museum, Zanzibar Room, 201 E. Hargett St., Raleigh. 834-6264.
WREATH-LAYING, 9 a.m., Martin Luther King Memorial Gardens, 1500 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Raleigh. 834-6264
STEPSHOW, 5 p.m., East Garner Middle School Gym, 6301 Jones Sausage Road, Garner. Cost: $5 in advance, $7 on the day of show. 807-3729 or 616-8694.
PARADE, 11 a.m., downtown Durham. 680-0840 or [email protected]