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Go! Events (Jan. 17, 2014)

  • Published Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, at 12 a.m.

Martin Luther King Day parade, activities

The Kansas African American Museum is putting on an event on Saturday intended to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The daylong celebration starts with an 8 a.m. pancake breakfast at the Christian Faith Center, 1130 S. Broadway, followed by a 10 a.m. parade starting at the center and traveling to Chester I. Lewis Reflection Park on Douglas near Market. A community project, where participants will assemble fleece blankets to be donated, will start at 11 a.m. at the museum, 601 N. Water, and at 7 p.m., a celebration featuring an awards ceremony will take place at St. Mark United Methodist Church, 1525 N. Lorraine. Admission to any of the events is a $3 button available at St. Mark and other sponsor locations. They’ll also be available the day of the event on-site. The pancake breakfast costs an extra $3. For more information, call 316-262-7651.

Another MLK celebration

Another group planning a celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day is the Greater Wichita Ministerial League, which will feature Bernadette Gray-Little, the chancellor of the University of Kansas, speaking at noon Monday at the Wichita State University Hughes Metropolitan Complex, 5015 E. 29th St. North. U.S. Rep. Mike Pompeo and Mayor Carl Brewer are among the dignitaries planning to attend. Admission is free.

Repticon on the Fairgrounds

Repticon Central Kansas is an event that features reptiles, vendors offering reptile pets plus feeders, cages and more. The event also includes raffles, seminars and kid activities. It’s from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson. Admission is $10 general, $5 for ages 5 to 12 and free for ages 4 and under. For more information, call 863-268-4273.

Denise Neil

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