Martin Luther King, Jr. Day events in the Quad Cities area


Davenport, Iowa -- Third Missionary Baptist Church will hold a celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at 11 a.m. - 222 W. 14th Street. Congressman Dave Loebsack, Reverand Rogers Kirk and Mayor Frank Klipsch will attend.  The community is invited to join in a care-package filling event from 9 - 10 a.m.  Packages will be donated to local shelters and pantries.

Galesburg, Illinois -- The annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Breakfast is being hosted by the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee at First Lutheran Church at 364 E. Waters Street at 7:30 a.m.

Monmouth, Illinois -- National civil rights leader Lecia Brooks to speak at Monmouth College about promoting tolerance and diversity. Event will feature a gospel choir and student speakers at noon. Kasch Performance Hall of the College’s Dahl Chapel and Auditorium, 700 E Broadway.

Rock Island, Illinois -- An annual memorial service and awards celebration will be held from 10:30 a.m. - noon at the King Center at 630 9th Street. Pastor Angelo Julien of Living Water Christian Center will speak, with the theme "Hate is too Great a Burden to Bear."


Rock Island Arsenal - Civil rights veteran Patti Miller will speak at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Observance.   First Army Deputy Commanding General-Support, Maj. Gen. Chris Gentry, will provide opening and closing remarks.  Event is at 1 p.m. inside Heritage Hall.