On Saturday, January 13, 2017 at 7 pm the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King will be remembered at a free coffeehouse event at the 1st Presbyterian Church of Saranac Lake.
There will be readings of his words, music, storytelling, and art, plus home-baked refreshments, coffee, tea and juice.
Music will include new and traditional civil rights songs. In the spirit of the civil rights movement new words by Petrova Elementary School 3rd and 4th grade students will be sung to traditional music. Karen Glass of Keene Valley will tell a story. There will be activity stations for children and adults. Maria D’Angelo will help children create a banner that can be displayed during Winter Carnival.
The 1st Presbyterian Church is located at 57 Church Street, Saranac Lake. For more information about the Coffeehouse call Lisa Meissner (518) 359-2623.
This annual event is sponsored by the Peace with Justice Workgroup of the Saranac Lake Ecumenical Council along with Media sponsorship by North Country Public Radio.
Photo of Martin Luther King, provided.
It took me a long time to catch on to this man, what he had to say, what he was all about.I became aware of MLK through street names or structures way before I first heard his speeches. Intelligent does not even come close to describing MLK. What a wonderful soul….a super soul! He was way before my time but time is irrelevant in regards to the things he put out, they apply more today than they did in his days. Too bad he wasn’t recognized for the genius he was in his days as much as after he was recognized after a racist shot and killed him. Had he been they might have done more to protect him. We have American Presidents who are guarded like gold is guarded yet they are of no earthly use in my book and don’t even come close to the good that MLK put out. Our values are screwy at minimal….is why all of the problems. One of the reasons why anyway.