Freedom March Highlights MLK Day

MLKOn Monday, Jan. 19 the Martin Luther King, Jr. Freedom March will be held in downtown Lexington with a commemorative program to follow.

Participants can line up beginning at 9 a.m. at the Lexington Center Heritage Hall. The march begins at 10 a.m. and continues down Main Street.

The program will begin at 11 a.m. in Heritage Hall. This year’s guest speaker is Susan L. Taylor, former chief editor of Essence magazine and author of four books, including the best seller, “In The Spirit.”

Organizations can register to march by contacting Info: 257-8927.


MLK Day at Living Arts & Science Center

The 2015 Living Arts & Science Center’s H’Artful of Fun fundraiser will be “A Night in Rio.” On MLK Day, students will learn about Brazilian culture and celebrate the beauty, color, pageantry, music and costumes found during the festive Carnival time, all while creating crafts to be used as decorations and auction items.

Classes are between 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Rates are steeply discounted for the Day of Service at $3 for a one-hour class, or $10 for a three-hour class.

Complete schedules are available at Info: 252-5222.

Also, LASC has started a new Family Fun Time program for preschool children.

Each Friday, beginning Jan. 9, LASC will offer one hour of art and science activities for children ages 2-4 and a parent, grandparent, guardian or older sibling.

Registration is not required. Families can drop in and should come dressed for a mess because students will paint, draw and play with clay, mud and slime.

Sessions are $15 for one child and one adult. Parents can purchase discount cards for 5 or 10 class sessions. Info: or 252-5222.