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T

he Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebra-

tion Committee continues to work hard

at planning for the upcoming event, be-

ing held on Monday, January 20th, 2020 at El

Camino Community Center.

This year, the group received a financial

boost with a grant from The Fund For Santa

Barbara.

The Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration

Committee was awarded a grant by the fund.

The funds will be used to “commemorate Dr.

King’s teachings and philosophy, as well as

honoring the diversity within our community,”

according to organizers.

“It’s important that the legacy and the mes-

sage of Martin Luther King Jr. is shared with

our community now and into the future. We

hope that our community can come together and

celebrate his impact on the world at our annual event,” shares Pastor Wiley.

At this years event, a number of speakers are scheduled including Tiffany Grandberry, Pastor Bernie Federman – Four-

square Church, and Pastor Dr. Donald Wesson – New Hope MBC.

During his all too short lifetime (1929-1968), Dr. King was a leader in the movement to end racial segregation in the

United States. He was an advocate of non-violent protest and became the youngest man to be awarded the Nobel Peace

Prize.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (signed into law on November 2, 1983 and first officially observed on the third Monday

of January 1986) is an American holiday marking the birthday of Dr. King. It is observed on the third Monday of January

each year, which is around the time of King’s birthday, January

15.In

2011, a memorial honoring Dr. King was completed

and dedicated in October at the National Mall in Washington, D.C., by the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial

Project Foundation. The official address of the monument, 1964 Independence Avenue, S.W., commemorates the year the

Civil Rights Act of 1964 became law.

For more information or to help sponsor the event, contact Pastor Ron Wiley at

wileyrt2@cs.com

or at (805)698-6010.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration Committee

T

he Aquarium‘s next open house is Wednesday, Jan-

uary 29th, from 6 to 8 PM and admission is free.

Themed “Exploring the Channel Islands,” the event

will highlight what makes our local Channel Islands so

unique.

In addition to over 20 live exhibits, a variety of hands-on

activities will be available for visitors of all ages.

L

ompoc Civic Theatre

will perform the play The

Winners by M.J. Sewall. On January 10, 11 and 12,

the staged reading is free to the publi Lompoc Civic

Theatre will perform the play The Winners by M.J. Sewall.

On January 10, 11 and 12, the staged reading is free to the

public, with only three exclusive, world premier perfor-

mances.

The Winners tells the story of five co-workers who had a

very lucky day. Now, ten years after winning the lottery, the

former co-workers get together for a reunion. As the par-

ty unfolds, old resentments show up and unspoken truths

crash the party. Then, a surprise announcement changes

everything.

The Winners is full of witty dialogue, many laughs

and talented performances by Cara Carucci, Craig Scott,

LaShawn Snerling, Noel Shields, Rachel Mello and Rich

Gracyk.

This will be the fifth staged reading LCT has performed

in the past few years. Others include: Doubt by John Pat-

rick Shanley, ‘Night Mother by Marsha Norman, Proof by

David Auburn and Red by John Logan. All of those perfor-

mances have been very successful in the intimate setting of

Stone Pine Hall. Please come early to secure a good seat

for the performances. The event is free, but donations are

encouraged!

Performances are Friday, January 10 at 7:30 pm, Satur-

day, January 11 at 7:30 pm, and Sunday, January 11 at 2:00

pm. Stone Pine Hall, 210 South H Street (next to the Lom-

poc Museum). For more information visit LCT’s website,

Facebook page or call 805-735-ACT1.