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FEBRUARY 7, 2005

Jan 15 - CTDG Fourth Annual Graduation Celebration to be held at Dart Auditorium beginning at 4:00 PM - For more information visit http://www.ctdg.org/event/

“Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: Living His Legacy” 2005 Schedule of Main Events at MSU

Friday, January 14, 2005 “Showtyme at MSU” (A student talent contest) Begins at 8 p.m. Ballroom, MSU Student Union Free event; contest participation is open to all MSU students First, second and third place money prizes will be awarded by a panel of student judges.

Sunday, January 16, 2005 Jazz: Spirituals, Prayer and Protest… “What’s Going On?” Pasant Theatre, Wharton Center Free tickets required to attend performances at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets can be obtained by calling the Ticket Office at the Wharton Center, 517-432-2000 The jazz concerts will feature MSU Jazz Band I, Rodney Whitaker, Director, and ‘Professors of Jazz at MSU’ and special guests, the MSU Wind Symphony, John Whitwell, Director.

Monday, January 17, 2005 “Into the Streets” Service Project Registration, 9:15 a.m. in N-130 Business Complex “Hear Our Voice: Student Activists Expressing Dr. King’s Legacy”

Student Leadership Conference -- 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Registration, 10 a.m., 2nd Floor, MSU Union Building Free to the public.

“Celebrating A Global Community” Celebratory Community Dinner Akers Hall Dining Room – 4 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. Dinner is free for MSU community members with a valid MSU ID (up to two tickets per ID card). Registration is required. The registration form is available at www.msu.edu/~aacm/MLK

Celebratory Marches to the Wharton Center 6 p.m. from Beaumont Tower; 6:15 p.m. from Akers Hall Members of the MSU and Greater Lansing communities join together for the traditional march to the Wharton Center. Commemorative Convocation 7 p.m., Great Hall, Wharton Center Special preview of the James Baldwin play, “Blues for Mr. Charlie” presented by the MSU Theatre Department and followed by a discussion. Admission is free.

Other MSU commemorative events can be found at www.msu.edu/~aacm/MLK

Other MLK Jr. Events:

January 15, Saturday - Lansing clergy to celebrate Dr. King’s birthday The Lansing area clergy, through Pastors’ United, will celebrate the life and ministry of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at a special service at 7 p.m at Trinity AME Church, 3500 W. Holmes Rd. The guest speaker slated is the Rev. Wendell Anthony, president of the Detroit Chapter NAACP and pastor of Fellowship Chapel, United Church of Christ. The theme for the celebration is “Looking Back, Looking Forward.” Special music by a mass choir under the direction of Rev. Larry Trice. The event is open to the public.

January 17 - The Greater Lansing Area Holiday Commission would like to announce their 20th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Luncheon on Monday, January 17, 2005, at 11:00 a.m. (sharp) at the Lansing Center located at 333 E. Michigan Avenue, Lansing, Michigan. Tickets are $25.00 each or $200.00 table of eight. For more information and/or tickets contact Mr. Tracy Thomas @ (517) 323-2206 or tthomas@gw.waverly.k12.mi.us. Make checks payable to MLK Holiday Commission, P.O. Box 24112, Lansing, Michigan 48909-4112. For further information call (517) 323-2206. Tickets will not be sold at the door and are going fast.

Feb 6 - Sunday - The Absolute Gallery in Old Town will host a show for local artist, Julian Van Dyke. For more information, please call 517-482-8845.

Sunday’s Smooth Ballroom Dancing Classes at Gregory’s Ice and Smoke, 2510 N. Martin Luther King, Blvd., Lansing, MI. Music starts to play at 7 p.m. Everyone welcome.

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