Events mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 13, 2012 

Some Triangle events for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday are:.

Today

Wake Tech Community College Stop Hunger Now Challenge, 9 a.m., followed by MLK Celebration Program, noon at the Student Services Building, 9101 Fayetteville Road, Raleigh.

Durham Technical Community College's 27th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration and Luncheon, 11 a.m. in the Phail Wynn Jr. Student Services Center multipurpose room at Durham Tech.

Bell-Ringing and State Employees' Martin Luther King Observance Program, 11:55 a.m. on the Bicentennial Plaza near the N.C. Museum of History in downtown Raleigh. Members of the N.C. Martin Luther King Jr. Commission will initiate the bell-ringing tribute before the state employees' observance program, which will get under way at noon at First Baptist Church, 99 N. Salisbury St., Raleigh. Gov. Bev Perdue will speak.

Shaw University Martin Luther King Jr. Service. Noon at Thomas Boyd Chapel, 118 E. South St., Raleigh.

Wreath-Laying, 6 p.m. at the Martin Luther King Memorial Gardens, 1300 Martin Luther King Blvd., Raleigh. The keynote speaker will be Norman Camp, chairman of the Southeast Raleigh Parks Advocacy Council and the South Raleigh Citizens Advisory Council.

Saturday

Durham Parks and Recreation program, 2 p.m. at W.D. Hill Recreation Center, 1308 Fayetteville St., Durham.

MLK Concert Celebration, 7 p.m. at the Durham Armory, 220 Foster St., Durham. The University Choir of N.C. Central University will perform with the Durham Symphony.

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