County Executive Chris Abele
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County Executive Abele Celebrates the Life of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele will attend a number of events Sunday and Monday to celebrate the life of Martin Luther King, Jr.

By - Jan 19th, 2013 03:28 pm

MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele will attend a number of events Sunday and Monday to celebrate the life of Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Martin Luther King, Jr. was a hero to many and his words of tolerance are as important today as they were five decades ago,” Abele said.

Sunday, January 20

What: 29th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration
Where: Marcus Center for the Performing Arts
929 North Water Street, Milwaukee
Time: 1:00 pm

What: Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Concert featuring The Milwaukee Chamber Orchestra & Bel Canto Chorus
Where: Holy Redeemer Institutional Church of God in Christ
3500 West Mother Daniels Way, Milwaukee
Time: 5:00 pm

Monday, January 21

What: 16th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast
Where: Delta Center
400 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee
Time: 7:00 am

What: Milwaukee Public Library MLK Reading Event
Where: Martin Luther King Library
310 W. Locust St., Milwaukee
Time:  12:15 pm

What: Milwaukee County Parks MLK Celebration
Where: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center
1531 West Vliet Street, Milwaukee
Time: 2:30 pm

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