Monday To-do: Jan. 17

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Flags line the sidewalks of the downtown Fayetteville square Monday morning in observance of Martin Luther King Day.

Today is the 25th anniversary of the federal holiday established in honor of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Beginning as early as 8 a.m., various MLK Day activities are taking place around town. Thanks to the folks at, we were able to put together the following list of events:

MLK Dream Keeper Community Service Programs
Youth Prayer Breakfast
UA Janelle Y. Hembree Alumni House – 491 N. Razorback Rd – 8:00 a.m.

Youth Activity
University of Arkansas HPER Building – 9:30 a.m.
Sponsored by NWA MLK Planning Committee & UA Intramural Sports, Intercollegiate Athletes

MLK March/City Awards Program
Walton Arts Center Parking Lot – 11:15 a.m.
Inclement Weather Location: University of Arkansas Union – Verizon Ballroom
Sponsored by NWA MLK Planning Committee & City of Fayetteville

Noon-Day Vigil
University of Arkansas Union, Verizon Ballroom – 12:00 noon
Sponsored by UA Associated Student Government & Black Students Association

15th Annual Recommitment Banquet
Fayetteville Town Center ~ 15 West Mountain – 7:00 p.m.
Featured Speaker: Charles Stewart – Chair, AR Black Hall of Fame & Former CEO, Heifer International
Sponsored by NWA MLK Planning Committee

Elsewhere, there’s an MLK Day of Service event in South Fayetteville, and a few live music options this evening.

The list

NWA Center for Equality: MLK Sign Making, Rally, and March
Pesto Cafe: Darren Ray
The Perk: Open acoustic jam
George’s Majestic Lounge: Sarah Slaton / Sarah Hughes

Public meetings

Washington County Animal Concerns Advisory Board: C&C Services, Conference Room – 7:00 p.m.