Five days of activities are planned for the Hays community and Fort Hays State University in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day in January.
The schedule of activities:
Friday, Jan. 13: "Jazz and Java," featuring Phat Cat Jazz, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Hays Public Library.
Sunday, Jan. 15: "Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Service," from 3 to 5 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church. The service is to be conducted by Rev. James Manuel and the Nicodemus Choir. Refreshments will be provided after the service.
Monday, Jan. 16: "Martin Luther King Jr. Luncheon," featuring Rob Simon of Positive Rhythm, from 11:30 to 1:15 p.m. at the Golden Ox Pavilion, 1006 Cody Ave. Luncheon fee is $7; RSVP by Jan. 9 to Micki Armstrong, instructor of social work, (785) 628-5369, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or Colette Gnad (785) 628-5840, email@example.com.
Monday, Jan. 16: "Make it a Day On, Not a Day Off." This provides opportunities to participate in a community service project: Alterra Sterling House to give manicures and play bingo with the elderly at 10:30 a.m.; Meals on Wheels at 10:45 a.m.; Hampton Inn to pick-up trash at 1:30 p.m. For more information or to volunteer, call Dr. Karyn Thomas, campus united director and an AmeriCorp*VISTA, at (785) 628-5897.
Tuesday, Jan. 17: "Commemorative Peace March" at 6 p.m. will begin from three locations on the FHSU campus: Tomanek Hall, Wiest Hall and Rarick Hall, converging at FHSU's Memorial Union.
Wednesday, Jan. 18: "In Your Face, Let's Talk About Race," at 7 p.m. at the FHSU Memorial Union Ballroom. Discussion will cover racial slurs and stereotypes and is facilitated by Dr. William Shanahan, assistant professor of communication studies, and his award-winning debate team.
For more information, contact Thomas at (785) 628-5897 or Armstrong at (785) 628-5369 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.