Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebrations 2014

2014 Lorain County King Holiday Calendar of Events honoring Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Determined to stand for equality”

Tuesday, January 14, 2014:  Ohio Musical of Freedom, Lorain Public Library Domonkas Branch, 4125 E. Lake Road, Sheffield at 7:00 p.m. featuring Singer Phoebe Taylor-Kirk sponsored by FCII of Ohio.

Friday, January 17, 2014:  Man’s Time to Wake up from the Dream at 7 p.m., Greater Victory Christian Ministries, 559 Reid Avenue, Lorain sponsored by 100 Men of Lorain County featuring Luis Villarreal.

Saturday, January 18, 2014:  35th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Festival, Elyria Public Library, 1194 West River Road, North (Miller Room), Elyria, 11:00 a.m.  Sponsored by FCII of Ohio, featuring Rodger Smith, Business Support Network.

Youthful Praise for Dr. King at 6:00 p.m., sponsored by the Northern Ohio Baptist District Association/SSDY, Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 632 West River Road, North, Elyria.  Open to the public all welcomed.

Sunday, January 19, 2014:  Lorain NAACP King Celebration at 4:00 p.m., Friendship Baptist Church, 2160 Reeves Avenue, Lorain
Incognito, at 5:00 p.m., Finney Chapel at Oberlin College, 90 N. Professor Street, Oberlin.  Program features a solo performance by Michael Fosberg on race and diversity and Mt. Zion King’s Men’s Gospel Choir.


Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration at 7:00 p.m., Greater Victory Christian Ministries, 559 Reid Avenue, Lorain

Monday, January 20, 2014—MAIN EVENTS:

Commemorative Walk from Ely Square to Elyria High School – 10:30 a.m.   28th Annual Elyria Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community-Wide Celebration entitled “Determined to Stand for Equality” featuring Minister Mark Taylor delivering the “I Have a Dream” speech at 11:00 a.m. – Elyria High School Performing Arts Center, 601 Middle Avenue, Elyria. Music performed by Pastor Rochelle Carter.  MLK Community Education & Information Fair   12:30 – 2:00 p.m. EHS Performing Arts Center Lobby

King Holiday Soul Food Dinner, Marcel Hall, 117 Oberlin Road, Elyria.

$10.00 adults $8 (under 10) from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Sponsored by Marcel Holding Corp.

Oberlin Rededication to the Dream in Martin Luther King, Jr. Park at 12:15 p.m., corner of S. Pleasant and Vine Streets, Oberlin.  Traditional memorial ceremony consisting of shared readings and song.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration, Lorain Public Library Main Branch, 351 W. Sixth Street, Lorain at 1 p.m. All ages welcome to enjoy a Readers Theatre honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. Day program.  For information call 440-244-1192

Lorain Public Library South Branch King Celebration, 2121 Homewood Drive, Lorain at 6:00 p.m.  A program full of music, dancing and more.   Preregistration is required by calling the South Lorain Brach at 440-277-5672.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014: LCCC Office of Student Life King Celebration, 1005 N. Abbe Road, College Center, Elyria from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  Program to celebrate the life, legacy and relevance of Dr. King.  Refreshments will be served.

Wednesday, January 22,  2014: 35th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. WorkshopSponsored by FCII of Ohio, Kanisa House, 142 Cleveland Street, Elyria at 7:00 p.m., A Conversation about Voting:  A Tool for Success.  For information on any FCII sponsored event call 440-366-3244 or email

For more information contact LATAUNYA V. CONLEY at (440) 326-1407or All events are open to the public – no admission charge(s) except where specified.

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