Several events will take place across Central Georgia this weekend to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday.

Monday, January 15:

    Bibb County

    • Mercer University’s Building the Beloved Community Symposium will host a free community concert including music, dance and a dramatic reading, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The event will take place at 7 p.m. at the Grand Opera House in Macon.
    • The MLK, Jr. Annual Breakfast will be held in Macon at St. Peter Claver Catholic Church beginning at 7:00 a.m.
    • The MLK Jr. Memorial March in Macon will begin at 11:00 a.m. The marches will converge at noon.

    Here are this year's (2018) starting points:

    Northside – Booker T. Washington Community Center

    Captains: Rev. Melvin Fussel

    Rev. Horace G. Banks

    Eastside – Rosa Jackson Center

    Captains: Rev. Alfred Hazel

    Rev. Edward Dawson

    Westside – Frank Johnson Recreation Center

    Captains: Rev. Dwayne Whitehead.

    Rev. Clifford Little

    Southside – Memorial Gym

    Captains: Pastor Lisa M. Watson

    Dr. Mary H. Butler

    • The Drum Circle will begin at 12:30 p.m. in front of the Tubman museum.
    • The African American Poetry Experience will begin at 2:00 pm. at the Tubman Museum.
    • There will be a Jazz Performance at 7:00 p.m. at the Grand Opera House.
    • More on many of Bibb County's events here.
    • The Ingleside Manor Residents are celebrating MLK Day by presenting the "Firsts" of Breaking Barriers." The program will be held inside of the Ingleside Manor Community Room at 1:00 p.m. Lunch will be provided.
    • The Epsilon Omega Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. will be serving lunch at Loaves and Fishes Ministries Monday, January 15, 2018 from noon until 2:00 p.m.

    Bleckley County

    • The annual Martin Luther King Jr. Parade will be held at 1:00 p.m. and will start on Beech Street and end at Turner Chapel AME Church in Cochran. A program will be held at the church located at 163 N. Seventh Street following the parade.

    Monroe County

    • The annual March & Message march in Forsyth will begin at the Old City Hall and end at Kynette United Methodist Church. The march begins at noon.

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