The Martin Luther King Jr. holiday will be Monday, and a range of events will mark it.
Parking at South Bend’s Century Center, 120 S. St. Joseph St., will be free all day for Monday’s events. And donations of nonperishable food items will be collected Monday at Century Center for the Food Bank of Northern Indiana.
If you want to volunteer time for the South Bend events, call 574-280-7092.
The program booklet with more details about South Bend events can be found at www.sbheritage.org.
All events below are free to the public unless otherwise noted.
-- All ages can craft a peace stone at 6:30 p.m. at LaSalle Branch Library.
-- Old Testament scholar Walter Brueggemann will talk about King’s “Prophetic Imagination” at 11:30 a.m. in Pioneer Memorial Church at Andrews University, Berrien Springs. At 2:30 p.m. in Seminary Chapel, he will talk about “The Revolutionary Practice of Sabbath.”
-- A birthday celebration for King will feature food, music, party favors and cake at 3 p.m. at Western Branch Library.
-- Families are invited to share their own “I Have a Dream ...” essays at 4 p.m. at German Township Branch Library. Cake will be part of this celebration. Call 574-271-5144 to sign up.
-- Works of poetry, drama and religious and secular music will be presented at Praize Café from 7 to 10 p.m. in the RESA Building, 711 St. Joseph Ave., Berrien Springs.
-- Seminary student Richard Means will give King’s “Mountaintop” speech at the 11:30 a.m. worship service in the seminary chapel at Andrews University, Berrien Springs.
-- WSBT-TV reporter John Paul will be the guest speaker at a lunch hosted by the Martin Luther King Jr. Senior Men’s Club from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Martin Luther King Center, 1522 W. Linden Ave. It’s free, but reservations are requested at 574-235-9445.
-- The Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance of Saint Joseph County will hold its annual service for the King holiday at 4 p.m. in Century Center. Performances by the 100 Male Chorus and the Martin Luther King Jr. Ensemble directed by Ray Barham and Company are planned. Guest speakers will be South Bend schools Superintendent Carole Schmidt, Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Gladys Muhammad of the Martin Luther King Jr. Foundation.
-- Goshen College will host a forum from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in Umble Center on campus, featuring Vincent Harding, a scholar and friend of King’s. Then a candlelight vigil and march will be from 5:30 to
7 p.m., starting at the Umble Center.