MLK calendar of events


Published: Saturday, January 19, 2008 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, January 18, 2008 at 9:25 p.m.

Nu Eta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Observance Program, 11 a.m., with speaker, the Rev. Dr. W.G. Mayberry, Friendship Baptist Church, 426 NW 2nd St. Contact: Marlon Ivey, (386) 344-2233.

Martin Luther King Jr., Commission of Florida Inc. 23rd annual Hall of Fame Banquet, 6 p.m. Paramount Resort and Conference Center, 2900 SW 13th St. with keynote speaker, the Honorable Dr. Jocelyn Elders, former U.S. surgeon general. Tickets: $50. Contact: Jackie Hart-Williams, (352) 264-6956 or (352) 376-2442.

22nd annual Awards Celebration, 6 p.m., Reitz Union Grand Ballroom, University of Florida campus, with speaker, Farai Chideya.

MONDAY

Press Conference, 11:30 a.m., MLK Jr. Memorial Gardens, downtown Gainesville.

Kick-Off Program, noon, Downtown Community Plaza, with speaker, LeNonar Elaina Walton, recipient of the 2008 Edna M. Hart Keeper of the Dream Scholarship Award.

Hall of Fame Memorial Tribute, 12:45 p.m., MLK Jr. Memorial Gardens.

Annual Commemorative March, 1 p.m. MLK Memorial Gardens, downtown Gainesville to MLK Multi-Purpose Center, 1028 NE 14th St.

Gospel Program, 2 p.m., MLK Multi-Purpose Center, 1028 NE 14 St., featuring national recording gospel artist Beverly Camps-Crawford.

WEDNESDAY

Coretta Scott King Observance Program, 7 p.m., Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church, 718 SE 11th St. (Waldo Road) with speaker Vanessa Douyon, membership vice president, Florida Cicerones/SAAUF.

Ebony Fashion Show, 8 p.m., Lincoln Middle School, 1001 SE 12th St. Tickets: $25. Contact: Verna Johnson, (352) 372-1004.

THURSDAY

Healthy Minds, Healthy Bodies: "Pampering the Brothers Health Forum, Part II," 7 p.m. Alachua Co. Health Department auditorium, 228 SE 24th St. with facilitator, Cynthia Moore Chestnut. Contact: Marie D. Small, (352) 335-0572.

SATURDAY, JAN 26.

Centennial Celebration, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., 11:30 a.m. Paramount Plaza Hotel and Suites, 2900 SW 13th St. Tickets: $25. Contact: Yvonne C. Rawls, (352) 372-0246.

SUNDAY, JAN. 27

Gainesville Alumnae Chapter Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. Founders Day Celebration, 11 a.m., Fort Clarke Missionary Baptist Church, 9121 NW 8th Ave. Contact: Yvonne Hughes, (352) 332-2967 or Barbara Henry, (352) 332-1024.

MONDAY, FEB. 9

Women In Religion, 9 a.m., Hilton University of Florida Conference Center, 1714 SW 34th St. Tickets: $30. Contact: Sarah Richardson, (352) 378-7928.

SUNDAY, FEB. 10

"Out of the Past," 4 p.m., Springhill Baptist Church, 120 SE Williston Road.

SUNDAY, FEB. 24

Ebony Appreciation Awards Banquet, 3 p.m. Place: TBA Contact: Bernadette Woody, (352) 337-0720.

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