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JAFFREY — All are invited to the Jaffrey Civic Center’s 2018 Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. on the date of the national holiday, Monday, January 15, 5-6 p.m. at the United Church of Jaffrey, 54 Main St., followed by a reception at the Civic Center, 40 Main St.

The event brings people together to remember the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and to renew the values he stood for. This year, the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s assassination, the theme examines “What Is The Dream Today?”

Acclaimed commentator on the arts and social integration David C. Howse of Emerson College and ArtsEmerson will deliver the keynote speech, winners of the MLK High School Essay and Middle School Poster Contests will be announced and share their work, and school choirs will provide music.

The event is heralded at 4:45 p.m. with the ringing of the United Church’s Revere bell as part of the “Let Freedom Ring: Choose Non-Violence” National Bell-Ringing Ceremony. Event and reception are free and open to the public.

For more information or in case of questionable weather, please visit www.jaffreyciviccenter.com or the Jaffrey Civic Center facebook page.