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Numerous events planned to commemorate Martin Luther King Day
First Published Jan 10 2014 12:32 pm • Last Updated Jan 16 2014 05:02 pm

A number of events are planned in Utah to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day. They include:

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When » Jan. 16, noon-1:30 p.m.

Where » University of Utah Olpin Union, 200 S. Central Campus Drive, Salt Lake City

Tickets » Free

U. of U. Day of Service

A light breakfast will be served followed by a carpool to various service project sites at 9 a.m. Those interested may pre-register at www.bennioncenter.org.

When » Jan. 18, 8:30 a.m.-noon

Where » U. of U. Olpin Union, 200 S. Central Campus Drive, Salt Lake City

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Tickets » Free

Community Outreach Day

Volunteers from Provo and Orem will gather for Community Outreach Day to honor King’s legacy through service. Representatives from Brigham Young University, Utah Valley University, and United Way will work together on the event.

When » Jan. 20, 8:30 a.m.

Where » Brigham Young University Wilkinson Student Center, Brigham Young University, Provo

Tickets » Free

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Luncheon

The NAACP Salt Lake branch will host its 30th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Luncheon. Monique Lin-Luse, special counsel, education group, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, will speak. Reservations can be made by Jan. 15 by calling 801-250-5088, email jdwnaacp@att.net or pay at www.naacp-saltlakebranch.org.

When » Jan. 20, noon

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