King's birthday events planned
YOUNGSTOWN -- Several events are scheduled to mark the birthday of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. this year.
A musical tribute to Martin Luther King will be held at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Edward W. Powers Auditorium.
Tickets are 5 for adults, 3 for students and seniors. There will be a multiethnic, multiracial choir under the direction of Arnold Wagner. There will also be interpretive dance and readings, The Youngstown Connection and student musical presentations.
There will be special presentation awards to "Treasures of our Beloved Community" Sister Jerome Corcoran, Profiro Esparra Sr., Rev. Elizabeth Powell and William Vegh.
There will be a community service of worship at 3:30 p.m. Jan. 14 at Third Baptist Church, 1177 Park Hill Drive. Dr. Marvin McMickle, pastor of Antioch Baptist Church, Cleveland, will be the speaker, and there will be musical and choral presentations, Scripture readings from the New Testament, Hebrew Bible and the Quran.
On Jan. 15, First Presbyterian Church, 201 Wick Ave., will hold a community workshop, "The Time is Always Right to Do What is Right," from 9 a.m. to noon. Presenters are Kirk Noden, of ACTION; Jimma McWilson, of Family Empowerment Group; Andrea Mahone, Youngstown youth director; Sarah Brown-Clark, Youngstown municipal clerk of courts and Edna Pincham, of the Pincham Initiative.
All of these activities are presented by the Martin Luther King Planning Committee of Mahoning County.