WESTBOROUGH – The fifth annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration, scheduled for Monday, Jan. 16, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Westborough High School.
“Believe the Dream, Join the Journey” will feature a live a cappella performance by Ball in the House (including Kevin Cincotta-Guest, a Westborough High School alumnus), and a one-man theatrical performance with Emmy Award-winner Ron Jones, “Shared Dreams.”
No registration required; there will be live ASL, Spanish and Portuguese interpretation.
The event will be co-hosted by Westborough Interfaith Clergy, Westborough Public Schools, Central MA Connections and Westborough Connects.
Partial grant funding was provided by the Westborough Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
Other MLK Day events in town
Children and their caregivers are invited to participate in Westborough Connects’ third StoryWalk at Hastings Elementary School starting on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The story, “What the Road Said” by Cleo Wade, will be brought to life through a StoryWalk display sponsored by community member Nuray Wallace and home builder Toll Bros.
The StoryWalk is self-led and will be accessible through the winter months.
As a National Day of Service, participants are encouraged to make a donation to the Westborough Food Pantry by bringing items to one of the dropoff locations – the fire station lobby, Roche Bros. or the Lyman Street Stop & Shop.
Participants are also encouraged to visit Westborough Public Library’s MLK Day book displays during the month of January and Westborough’s Little Free Anti-Racist Library sponsored by WeCARE on the grounds of the YWCA Westborough, 15 Grove St.
As a follow up to this fifth annual MLK Jr. Day, participants are invited to participate in a Journey Mapping Exercise hosted by Central MA Connections in Faith and Westborough Connects on Saturday, Jan. 28, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Westborough High School Library. Through a small group format, adult and adolescent attendees will have the opportunity to explore King’s dream and how we can join the journey toward equality.