2011 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. events

FRESNO, Calif.

Friday, January 14, 2011 (12:00 PM - 1:00PM) - Garlanding Ceremony - Fresno County Courthouse Park (at MLK Bust), 1100 Van Ness Ave. Opening Ceremony.  Please bring flowers. Event Coordinators: Dr. Sudarshan Kapoor or Gail Gaston (garlandingceremony@mlkfresno.com).

Friday, January 14, 2011 (6:00 - 7:30PM) Program begins at 6:30PM. Award Reception - African American Museum, 1857 Fulton Ave. Reception to honor awardees for outstanding service to the community in four categories:

1) Outstanding Organization - Marjaree Mason Center
2) Outstanding Youth - Know More
3) Outstanding Female Service - Clovis Police Chief Janet Davis
4) Outstanding Male Service - Ray Johnson Event Coordinator: Tate Hill
(nominations@mlkfresno.com)

Saturday, January 15, 2011 (Breakfast served at 9:00AM) Program starts at 9:45. Community Breakfast - Clovis Veterans Memorial Building, 453 Hughes Ave., Clovis (Hughes & 5th St.) Keynote Speaker: Senior Pastor Paul Binion, Westside Church of GOD, Fresno Tickets: $5.00 at door w/canned food donation. Tables of 8 available with prepaid reservations. Event Coordinator: Caroline Carlson (559-324-2416 or carolinec@cityofclovis.com)

Saturday, January 15, 2011 (4:00-6:00PM) All Faith Service - Enjoy various beloved spiritual leaders, musical talent and speaker. Event Coordinators: Dr. Sudarshan Kapoor or Rev. Bruce McAlister Mount Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church, 207 E. San Joaquin St., Fresno, CA Event Coordinators: Dr. Sudarshan Kapoor or Rev. Bruce McAlister (allfaithservice@mlkfresno.com)

Sunday, January 16, 2011 - (5:00-5:45pm) Candlelight Vigil - Location Center for Spiritual Living - 723 W. Clinton Ave., Fresno. Please bring canned food donations. Event Coordinator: Julia Dudley Najieb (clvigil@mlkfresno.com)

Monday, January 17, 2011 March - Event Coordinators: James Lett III, Enrique Reade, & Pastor Bruce Hood. Assemble at St. John's Cathedral at 9 AM. March begins at 10 AM. (mlkmarch@mlkfresno.com)

Monday, January 17, 2011 Commemoration Program - Veterans Memorial Auditorium, 2426 Fresno St. Celebration of community diversity and culture.

Event Coordinators: Pastor Leonard Adams & Julia Dudley-Najieb

Thursday, January 27, 2011 (1:00PM) Speech Competition - Fresno County Office of Education, Room 270.

Event Coordinator: Shirley Hargis: (559) 265-3060 - Email: shargis@fcoe.org

Thursday, February 10, 2011 (4:30 - 6:00PM) Art Exhibition & Reception - Fresno County Office of Education, Towers Lobby, 1177 Van Ness (corner of Van Ness & Fresno). Event Coordinator: Shirley Hargis: (559) 265-3060 - Email: shargis@fcoe.org

Other events in the Fresno Area honoring the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday:

Monday, Jan. 17, 2011 - Photographer David Johnson Civil Rights Artist ReceptionAt the African-American Historical & Cultural Museum, 1857 Fulton St., Fresno, CA from 2PM-5PM (FREE)

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