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2014 “I Have a Dream” Week in Boone, NC



Jan. 19th at 11am – “Reflections on the Beloved Community” at Boone Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. Rev Tommy Brown leads a celebration of Dr. M. L. King’s birthday by exploring the concept that Dr King promoted of the Beloved Community.

Jan. 19th at 11am – “Anger and Justice” at High Country United Church (in Vilas). The Rev Nancy Sehested will lead a worship service honoring the legacy of the Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr, and will consider the role of anger in inspiring work of peace and justice.  


Jan. 20th at 8am – The 15th Annual “MLK Challenge” through ASU Appalachian and the Community TogetherA full day of community service to honor the life of Dr Martin Luther King Jr.  Participants meet at Legends (190 Hardin St), divide into teams, and select a mystery service challenge with a local non-profit. Participants are provided three free meals and transportation. Please dress warmly as some projects will be outdoors. To register or for or more info: 828-262-2193 or

 Jan. 20th at 7pm – The 17th Annual “Musical Unity Service” – at Mabel Methodist Church (in Zionville on Old Hwy 421). Featured will be the Julaluska Gospel Choir of the Boone Mennonite Brethren Church. Desserts & fellowship to follow. Info: 828.297.3568.


Jan. 21st  at 7pm – 30th Annual ASU Commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at Schaeffer Center, doors to open at 6pm. Acclaimed journalist Soledad O’Brien presents “Diversity: On TV, Behind the Scenes and In Our Lives”. Admission is free and the public is invited. Info: 262-6158 and

Jan. 21st – 25th All Day – Multicultural Craft Project at the Watauga County Library on Queen Street an open, drop-by craft table making ‘I Have a Dream’ Catchers, inspired by Native American Dreamcatchers. Tue-Thur 9a-7p, Fri-Sat 9a-5p. Info: 264 8784.


Jan. 22nd at 6:30pm – Candlelight Vigil for Prisoners of Conscience Worldwide at 297 Cherry Drive, Boone. Sponsored by the Bahá’ís of Watauga, Ashe and Avery Counties. For information and directions call 264-2297.


Jan. 26th at 11am  – “Seeking Unity in Our Colliding Worlds” at High Country United Church (in Vilas). Rev Nancy Sehested leads another MLK inspired service.

Jan. 26th at 3pm – “A Musical Feast” at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church on Councill St. in Boone. A chamber music concert celebrating cultural diversity with music from England to India. Note: $10 admission; $5 for full-time students with ID cards. Children under 12 are admitted free. For info/reservations: please call Akal Dev Sharonne 828-264-1384.