Martin Luther King Coffeehouse Saturday

SARANAC LAKE – The Martin Luther King Coffeehouse, a free event for all ages celebrating the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., will return at 7 p.m. Saturday to the First Presbyterian Church of Saranac Lake.

There will be reading of his words, music, storytelling, and art, as well as home baked refreshments, coffee, tea and juice.

Readers will share motivating quotes by Dr. King. There will be new and traditional songs of civil rights. In the spirit of the civil rights movement new words by Petrova Elementary School third- and fourth-grade students of Mrs. Shatraw and Mrs. LeBlanc will be sung to traditional music.

Karen Glass of Keene Valley will weave a story.

There will be activity stations for children and adults. Maria D’Angelo will help children create a banner that can be displayed during Winter Carnival and we’ll thank Dr. King for his life and note in words and drawing how people will carry on his message.

In a 2017 Letter to the editor, David J. Staszak, Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army Reserves (retired) noted “On Martin Luther King Day, we should reflect not only on what Dr. King and the Civil Rights Movement accomplished but on what still needs to be done. … If you are aware, what do you do with this awareness?  Keeping your head in the sand or stand up and be counted?”

This annual celebratory event is sponsored by the Peace with Justice Workgroup of the Saranac Lake Ecumenical Council along with Media sponsorship by North Country Public Radio.

For more information about the Coffeehouse call Lisa Meissner at 518-359-2623.