Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Day is this coming Monday, Jan. 16, and that means a long weekend for many of us in Southern Maryland. Get out and about this weekend at one of the many events going on in the area, including these activities that celebrate the civil rights leader’s life and work.
Annual Prayer Breakfast Honors King’s Legacy
The 13th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr., Prayer Breakfast will take place Monday, Jan. 16, from 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the campus of St. Mary’s College of Maryland.
The day begins with breakfast at 6:30 a.m. at the J. Frank Raley Great Room in the Campus Center at 18952 E. Fisher Road. Cost for breakfast is $10 per person, payable at the door. A program featuring a keynote address by David Kendall begins at 8 a.m. The program is free.
Kendall has been a partner at Williams & Connolly LLP since 1981 and has worked on a variety of civil and criminal cases. He has litigated in front of seven state supreme courts, and the Supreme Court of the United States. Among his clients are the Baltimore Orioles, who sought the naming rights to Camden Yards in 2001, and former C.I.A. director David Patraeus. His most famous clients are the Clintons, both Bill and Hillary. He has also protected first amendment rights and given copyright advice for multiple companies including The Washington Post, Newsweek, National Review, the Motion Picture Association of America, and Discovery Communications. Kendall is also on the board of directors for the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc. and serves as an adjunct professor at Columbia Law School.
At 10 a.m., following the program, the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Nu Zeta Omega Chapter will host an MLK Day of Service until 3 p.m. The day of service includes a variety of sessions on topics including college selection and financial aid; home ownership and financing; blood pressure screenings and mini-health presentations; a tour of the environmental studies program at the college; and presentations focusing on global awareness.
The day of service is also the last day for the sorority’s backpack collection, canned food drive, and seasonal wraps for the needy drive. Donations of backpacks, nonperishable snacks for students, school supplies, canned goods, or coats, hats, and gloves should bring them to the college with them on Monday.
This annual event is sponsored by St. Mary’s College of Maryland, St. Mary’s County Human Relations Commission, St. Mary’s County Public Schools, the College of Southern Maryland, and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Nu Zeta Omega Chapter.
For more information, visit https://www.smcm.edu/.
Annmarie Garden Hosts Annual MLK Days
Come to Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center celebrates the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., this weekend with its MLK Days event. The event will take place Saturday, Jan. 14, to Monday, Jan. 16, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.
The days include creative and uplifting art activities like a community art project called “What Do You Stand For?”; a communal coloring tent; and a “found poetry” hands-in art project in the artLAB. Activities are appropriate for all ages.
Admission is free. For more information, call 410-326-4640 or visit www.annmariegarden.org.
Marine Museum to Discuss Calvert County During Desegregation
In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the Calvert Marine Museum in Solomons will host a discussion of live in Calvert County during desegregation. The event will take place Monday, Jan. 16, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
African American highlight tours will take place at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Throughout the day, visitors are invited to write down their own dreams and add them to the “I Have a Dream” board.
These special events are free with museum admission.
For more information, visit http://www.calvertmarinemuseum.com/.
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