On Monday Martin Luther King's Birthday will be celebrated, and there are several observations planned on the South Fork this weekend and on Monday.
Jack Hill, the dean of world languages and literature at the Ross School, will discuss the work of Dr. King at Canio's Books in Sag Harbor on Saturday at 5 p.m. "The Legacy of Dr. King and Why King Still Matters" will cover his historical significance, his 1963 "Letter From Birmingham Jail," and the continuing importance of a nonviolent fight against injustice.
On Sunday, Mr. Hill will be at BookHampton on Main Street in East Hampton where he will join Cora Daniels, a journalist, educator, and author of "Impolite Conversations," for a discussion of race, politics, sex, money, and religion. The session will take on such issues as "Why do we only talk about race with people who look like us?" and "Does Obama make whites whiter?" It begins at 5 p.m.
Over in Southampton, the Rogers Memorial Library on Cooper's Farm Road will hold its annual Martin Luther King's Birthday breakfast on Monday at 10 a.m. Bernice Sims, who was the first African-American trustee of the Village of Hempstead, will speak about fellow civil rights workers and her life of activism and social justice. There will be food, fellowship, and music. Reservations are a must with the library's front desk in advance or by phone at 283-0774.
Calvary Baptist Church on Spinner Lane in East Hampton will hold its annual Martin Luther King's Birthday program on Monday at 1 p.m. The Rev. Walter S. Thompson, the pastor-elect of the church, will be the featured speaker. There will be a rousing choral program as well. All will be welcomed.
The Bridgehampton Baptist Church's festive Martin Luther King's Birthday program will begin at 2 p.m. on Monday. The church is located on the Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike. All have been invited.
In honor of Dr. King, the Blue Duck Bakery Cafe will be collecting nonperishable food items to be donated to local food banks from Monday, the King holiday, through Jan. 31. The bakery-cafe locations are in Southampton, Southold, Riverhead, and Greenport.