Sunday, January 18, 2009

Events in Chelsea to honor Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Artwork by Sid Maurer.

The annual celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day takes place in Chelsea on Monday. As has been the tradition for the past few years, One World One Family and many community volunteers have put together a full schedule of events.

Check out the full schedule on the OWOF website events page.

Be sure not to miss:
  • The Sneetches: A Family Play - a story of being different, performed by local children's theater. Performaces are at 12 noon and 2pm. Note that the 2pm showing of the play will also feature a presentation of the winners of the MLK Art Contest.
  • Dance Arts of Chelsea Jazz Ensemble Performance - an inspirational work displaying their portrayal of Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech. 5pm at the Chelsea Library
  • MLK Peace March and Featured Speaker - Begins on Park St, goes through downtown and meets back at the libary for a catered reception to meet featured speaker, Gilda Snowdon. Mrs. Snowdon is an acclaimed contemporary artist, art professor and Detroit native. She will be speaking at 7pm at the First United Methodist Church. Read more about Gilda Snowdon on the . Winners from the MLK Youth Essay/Poetry contest will be presented at the evening presentation.

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