Martin Luther King Jr. Day is Monday, Jan. 21.
It's a state and local holiday, meaning schools and most government offices will be closed, but it will be busy.
On Friday, Jan. 18, Agnes Scott College will hold an MLK Convocation at 2 p.m. in Gaines Chapel in Presser Hall.
The Rev. Joseph E. Lowery, a Presidential Medal of Freedom Winner and civil rights leader, will speak. Agnes Scott says,
A retired minister in the United Methodist Church and the third president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Lowery participated in many major activities of the American civil rights movement.
Honored in 2004 at the International Civil Rights Walk of Fame at the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site in Atlanta, he also delivered the benediction at the inauguration of President Barack Obama in 2009.
On the weekend, Jan. 18-21, the City of Decatur's MLK Service Project will be held.
If you know of other events in Decatur and Avondale Estates planned in honor of Martin Luther King Jr., tell Patch in the comments box below.