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From worship services to volunteer efforts, a look at MLK events in the Triad
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From worship services to volunteer efforts, a look at MLK events in the Triad

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Here’s a look at events to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day. With snow in the weekend forecast, check with venues before events to make sure they are still scheduled.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Hike on Piedmont Trail: 9 a.m.-noon Monday, Jan. 17, 6045 State Road 2347, Greensboro. Clean up the trail while hiking.

Greensboro’s Human Rights Commission Honors Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy with a free video production: Airs at 9 a.m. Monday, Jan. 17, Greensboro Television Network at, and Keynote speaker is Nikki Giovanni. Performances by Sanaa Sharrieff, Constance Devone and Gate City Youth Poetry. 336-373-2505.

Martin Luther King Day of Service — MLK Drive Clean Up: 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 17, 1900 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Greensboro. For ages 16 and older. Register with the Volunteer Center.

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High Point University MLK Day Worship Service: 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 17, Hayworth Chapel. With Elwood Robinson, chancellor of Winston-Salem State University. Music will be led by Genesis Gospel Choir and guests.

Evening Worship Service and Celebration: 6-8:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 17, Williams Memorial CME Church. Pre-recorded video of students presenting their speeches for the oratorical competition followed by the awarding of scholarships. Also, songs of praise. Livestreamed at

Free Public Health Screenings: 8 a.m.-noon Monday, Jan. 17, 1030 Mall Loop Road, High Point. High Point University’s physical therapy department will host a pro bono public health screening clinic. Also, informational booths from the Guilford Community Care Network, the NAACP, YMCA and the YWCA.

Martin Luther King Jr. as Founder: 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 19-20, online. With International Civil Rights Center & Museum. Will consider King as founder of a new version of the United States, based on the Reconstruction amendments of the Constitution. 336-274-9199. Register at

2022 Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service: Jan. 23, N.C. A&T. Parking at Truist Stadium with shuttles. Open to public from 1 to 3 p.m. and to A&T students from 3 to 5 p.m. Was originally scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 16.


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