MLK Jr Events today

It’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – Events in Volusia County

TODAY
MLK BREAKFAST: 7:15 a.m., Stetson University Rinker Field House, 602 N. Bert Fish Drive, DeLand. Keynote speaker at the breakfast will be Pastor Willie C Barnes of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church of Eatonville. $5 advance, $8 at the door. 386-804-7287.
MLK BREAKFAST AND MARCH: breakfast at 7:30 a.m. at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in New Smyrna Beach, 214 N. Myrtle Ave., followed by a march beginning at 9 a.m. from the Mary Harrell Black Heritage Museum, 314 N. Duss St., to Old Fort Park.
MLK BREAKFAST: in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, 8 a.m., Allen Chapel AME Church, 580 George Engram Blvd., Daytona Beach. FREE. 386-451-1108.
MLK BREAKFAST: presented by the city of Ormond Beach, 8-11 a.m., South Ormond Neighborhood Center, 176 Division St., Ormond Beach. FREE. 386-527-5918.
MLK DAY PARADE: DeLand is having its annual MLK Day Parade, beginning at 9:45 by the Edmunds Center (143 E Pennsylvania Ave.) on the Stetson Campus down Woodland Boulevard and ending at the Chisholm Center, 520 S Clara Ave.
MLK ECUMENICAL SERVICE: The New York City Transit Retirees of Florida Chapter 2, Palm Coast, will host their annual ecumenical service for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church, 6050 Palm Coast Parkway N.W., with Hubert L. Grimes, the first African-American judge to be elected in Volusia County, as the keynote speaker. The public is welcome. FREE. For information, call 386-986-4847.
MARCH FOR JUSTICE: in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, 9 a.m., starts at Allen Chapel AME Church, 580 George Engram Blvd., Daytona Beach and ends at Greater Friendship Baptist Church, 539 George W. Engram Blvd., Daytona Beach. 386-451-1108.
WORSHIP SERVICE: honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., 10 a.m., Greater Friendship Baptist Church, 539 George W. Engram Blvd., Daytona Beach. 386-451-1108.
“A CELEBRATION OF THE LIFE OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.”: a nontraditional celebration exploring the need to serve, through the writings of Dr. King, 3 p.m., Mount Bethel Baptist Institutional Church, 700 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Daytona Beach. 386-255-6922.

TUESDAY-FRIDAY
At Stetson University:
FILM SCREENING: On Tuesday, “The Butler,” the 2013 film directed by Lee Daniels and starring Forest Whitaker as a White House butler who served eight presidents, will be screened at 8 p.m. in the Lynn Business Center, Rinker Auditorium, 345 N. Woodland Blvd. Open to the public. FREE.
CIVIL RIGHTS SPEAKER: On Thursday, at 7 p.m. in the Stetson Room, on the second floor of the CUB, 131 E. Minnesota Ave., the university will be hosting the 2nd Annual Civil Rights Speakers Series featuring Janice Kelsey, a child foot soldier during the civil rights movement’s Birmingham Children’s Crusade. Open to the public. FREE.
FAITH-RIGHTS DISCUSSION: On Friday, Jan. 24, at noon in the Allen Hall auditorium, 508 N. Woodland Blvd., Stetson Chaplain Michael Fronk will host a discussion on The Intersection of Faith and Civil Rights. Food and drinks will be provided. Open to the public. FRE