2019-01-17 / Around Town

MLK Day Events

Friday, January 18

Sabbath Service

Choirs from local congregations sing at this service honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. and commemorate the role of faith in the struggle for freedom and equality, Temple Shalom, 223 Valley Rd., Middletown, 7:30 p.m., 401- 846-9002.

Sunday, January 20

‘The Radical Martin Luther King, Jr.

Rev. Bill Zelazny talks about King’s challenge to the social issues of the time, his fight against racism and where we are as a society, Channing Memorial Church, 135 Pelham St., 10 a.m., 401-846-0643.

Music Celebration

Voices in Unity Choir, the combined choirs of Mt. Zion AME and Community Baptist Church, under the direction of Frances-Elayne Johnson, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 3 p.m.

Monday, January 21

Torch Run Ceremony

The First R.I. Regiment Monument, Patriots Park, Portsmouth, intersection of Rte. 24 and Rte. 114, 9 a.m.

Birthday Program

Guest speaker Kenneth Blanes, Thompson Middle School, 39 Broadway, 9:30 a.m.


Guest speaker, the Hon. Ray Rickman, Mainstay Inn, 151 Admiral Kalbfus Road, noon, $35 adults, $15 (18-and-under), for information and tickets, contact Thelma Williams, 401-338-1075, Fern Lima, 401- 846-4785 or Victoria Johnson, 401-846-3967.

Afternoon Program

Pauline Moye-Veronica Mays, Freedom Riders, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Center, 20 Dr. Martin F. Wheatland Blvd., 3 p.m.

Evening Worship Service

Community Baptist Church, 50 Dr. Marcus F. Wheatland Blvd., 5 p.m.

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