Martin Luther King Observances

January 15, 1994

Here is a sampling of Baltimore-area activities in commemoration of the Rev. Martin Luther King's birthday. The legal holiday is Monday.

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY: The Committee on Non-Violence NOW Campaign conducts a series of workshops at Asbury-Broadneck United Methodist Church, 657 Broadneck Road, Annapolis. Events begin at 9:30 a.m. today with a free continental breakfast and a worship service. Workshops include topics such as black adoption, AIDS, domestic violence and crimes. Information: 757-2995.

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY: The Rev. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr., executive director of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, will speak at a rally at noon Monday, First Baptist Church, 31 W. Washington St., Annapolis.

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY: Storytelling by volunteers from the Banneker-Douglass Museum between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday at the William Paca House and Gardens at 186 Prince George St.

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY: The YMCA of Anne Arundel County will present its 13th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Memorial Breakfast Monday at the Ramada Inn, off Jennifer Road in Annapolis. Doors open at 7 a.m. $16. Information: 263-7271.

BALTIMORE CITY: Citywide "Turn in Your Gun" campaign from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today at 20 locations. Information: 889-8333.

BALTIMORE CITY: City-Wide Insurance Coalition will sponsor "Founding Conference: To Make King's Dreams Reality" from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at the John Wesley United Methodist Church. The program will feature addresses by former U.S. Rep. Parren J. Mitchell and homeless-activist Bea Gaddy.

BALTIMORE CITY: Assembly at 12:30 p.m. today at Viva House, 26 S. Mount St., for march to Harborplace to protest murders, unemployment, homelessness and anti-panhandler laws.

BALTIMORE CITY: Address by David Levering Lewis, author and scholar, at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, in the Edgar Allen Poe Room, Central Library, 400 Cathedral St. Call 396-5494 by Jan. 19 for reservations.

BALTIMORE COUNTY: Candlelight vigil and march, 4:45 p.m. Monday, Pearlstone Student Center, Goucher College, 1021 Dulaney Valley Road, Towson.

CARROLL COUNTY: Former Students of Robert Moton School Inc. will have its annual Martin Luther King Jr. breakfast at 8:30 a.m. today at Martin's Westminster. The Rev. Michael E. Bell of the Bazil A.M.E. Church in Cockeysville will be the guest speaker. Sold out.

CARROLL COUNTY: Interfaith observance open to all at St. Joseph Catholic Community, 915 Liberty Road, Eldersburg, from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. tomorrow. The Rev. Douglas B. Sands, pastor of Martin Luther King Memorial United Methodist Church in Baltimore, will speak. Choirs, potluck supper. Churches collecting offering for Carroll County Food Sunday and E.S.C.A.P.E. Ministries, which help impoverished residents. Information: 795-6152 or 795-0273.

HARFORD COUNTY: Harford County Library celebrating with a Peace Tree at the Joppa Branch on Towne Center Drive in Joppatowne at 1 p.m. today. Children in grades one to five are invited to participate in storytelling and other activities promoting Dr. King's dream for peace. Information: 612-1660.

HOWARD COUNTY: Two-day commemoration of Dr. King's birth and life's work. At 7 p.m. tomorrow, Centennial High School, Dr. Vincent Reed, vice president for communications for the Washington Post, will deliver an address entitled, "From Dream to Reality: An Evening of Awakening." From noon to 4 p.m. Monday a program called "From Dream to Reality: A Day for All Children," will be held at Columbia Mall.

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