Martin Luther King Jr. Day events

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KING CELEBRATION PROGRAM: 4 p.m. today, Hammond Grove Word Power Ministry, North Augusta; The Dream Lives On ... Honoring the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.; guest speaker Richmond County Superior Court Judge Carl Brown; (803) 279-1493


THE STATE OF YOUNG BLACK MEN IN AMERICA: 3 p.m. today, Paine College Haygood-Holsey Hall, Gandy Richardson Lecture Hall Room 210; debate between students from Paine College and Howard University’s Drew Hall Council; free, open to the public; (832) 563-2887,

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. MEMORIAL OBSERVANCE: Noon Monday, First Baptist Church of Augusta, 3500 Walton Way Ext.; theme: Taking a Stand to Fight Poverty, Racism and Violence; free, appreciation lunch following observance $8; (706) 792-9391

DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. YOUTH COMMUNITY SERVICE RECOGNITION RECEPTION: 6-9 p.m. Monday, Casa Blanca Cafe; live jazz, food, youth organization resources, networking; $25 advance, $35 at door, up to 12th grade free with adult; (706) 461-6455,

38TH ANNUAL MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. FREEDOM FUND BANQUET: 6:30 p.m. Monday, DoubleTree Hotel; theme is Affirming America’s Promise; Alethea R. Bonella will speak; $50, advance sales only; held by Augusta branch of the NAACP; (706) 724-0390, (706) 733-6242

UNDERGROUND SCREENING OF CIVIL RIGHTS DOCUMENTARY: Stars and Bars Aflame, featuring the Augusta riot of 1970; doors 7 p.m., film 8 p.m. Monday, Le Chat Noir, 304 Eighth St.; free, donations accepted

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