Martin Luther King, Jr.
For over a decade, volunteers in Athens have pledged to make MLK, Jr. Day “a day on and not a day off” by spending the afternoon bettering the community through local service projects. HandsOn Northeast Georgia currently has over 30 different project sites—for which online registration in advance is available at handsonnortheastgeorgia.org—for the 12th annual MLK Jr. Day of Service on Monday, Jan. 20. The Lyndon House Arts Center presents another way to honor Dr. King through a gallery exhibition called “Visions of Martin Luther King, Jr.—Love Is…” which features collaborative literary works presented in artistic formats. The exhibit will be on display Jan. 14–23, and an artist reception will include children’s projects and a talent showcase in conjunction with the Lyndon House’s annual Sunday Celebration on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2 p.m.–4:30 p.m. All events are free and open to the public.