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MLK Dreamfest Celebration


January 16-19, 2015

Each year in January, we recognize and celebrate the life, work and vision of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dreamfest 2015 is a partnership between the Town of Cary Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department, Town of Cary Spruce Program and the MLK, Jr. Task Force of Cary. Events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.

MLK, Jr. Dreamfest: Women of Action Gathering
Page-Walker Arts & History Center
Friday, January 16 | 7 p.m. 
Join the 5th Annual WFWP Gathering of organizations and businesses fostering positive partnerships and relationships. Keynote speaker Mrs. Evelyn Morgan-Mahon will share her perspective on empowering women and recognizing their unique value and impact on family and community. She will also share some of her own story about her involvement in the Civil Rights Movement. In addition, there will be a fashion show honoring the “Dress for Success” program that provides clothing for women seeking employment.

MLK, Jr. Dreamfest: A Dream of Community
The Cary Theater
Saturday, January 17 | noon-3 p.m.
In celebration of Dr.King’s birthday, we are honored to present Mrs. Naomi King who, with her husband A.D. King, provided quiet support for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.a nd the Civil Rights Movement. Mrs. King will share how she worked behind the scenes to fulfill her brother-in-law’s dreams for community. Naomi is the inspiration of the documentary project A. D. King: Brother to the Dreamer.  A.D. King’s motto wasA threat to justice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere and building a beloved community is a glorious task that must be done.”

MLK, Jr. Dreamfest: An Arts Tribute to Martin

Page-Walker Arts & History Center
Sunday, January 18 | 3 p.m. 

"I Rise Still" is a dramatic presentation of collected works by black writers.The prose and free verse of each work celebrates spirituality and collective introspection evident in each passionately performed monologue, dance and song. 


MLK, Jr. Dreamfest: Dream of Democracy March 2015
Downtown Raleigh
Monday, January 19 | 10 a.m. 
Cary residents are invited to join other Triangle residents at the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative March in downtown Raleigh. Round-trip transportation, leaving at 10 a.m., will be offered from Cary Town Hall, 316 N. Academy Street. Space is limited. To RSVP, call (919) 460-4963.

MLK, Jr. Dreamfest: Day of Service 2015
Middle Creek Community Center
Monday, January 19 | 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. 
Dr.King advocated the power of community service. The MLK, Jr. Day of Service is a great way to give back to your community. Volunteers will spend the afternoon doing a variety of hands-on tasks to help maintain and beautify the area around Middle Creek Community Center. Please be prepared to get dirty! Coordinated by the Town of Cary Spruce program. Registration is required. Call (919) 469-4301 or email for quick and easy registration or for additional details. All ages are welcome to participate. Volunteers 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

MLK, Jr. Dreamfest: Celebration
Middle Creek Community Center
Monday, January 19 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. 
Members of the community are invited to join the volunteers from the MLK, Jr. Dreamfest: Day of Service 2015 at a celebration of service featuring local choral groups and other performers.

Kris Carmichael
Page-Walker Arts & History Center
(919) 460-4963