Tuesday, January 11, 2011


SATURDAY · January 15 · Doors open at 12:30 PM
Omega Psi Phi: 'The Dream: It's Up To Me'
The 'Omega Talent Hunt', showcasing the area's most talented student performers in Dance, Instrumental and Spoken Word/Drama.
At: Hubbard Middle School, 661 West 8th Street
Sponsor: Omicron Chi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi
Info: (201) 741-1415

SATURDAY · January 15 · 7 PM
New Dems: 3rd Annual MLK Potluck Dinner and Food Drive
Donations of canned goods or non-perishable food items will benefit Plainfield's StarFish feeding program.
At the home of Councilor Adrian and Amelia Mapp, 535 West 8th Street
Sponsor: New Democrats for Plainfield
No RSVP necessary. Invite your friends to this popular event.

SATURDAY · January 15 · 7 PM
POP: Celebrating the Life  and Work of Martin Luther King Jr.
The annual program this year featuring Larry Hamm as guest speaker
At the Society of  Friends Meetinghouse, 225 Watchung Avenue.
Sponsor: People's Organization for Progress, Plainfield Chapter
Info: Steven Hatcher, (908) 731-1518

MONDAY · January 17 · 8:30 AM
Frontiers MLK Annual Memorial Breakfast.
Guest speaker: Dr. Joy DeGruy, author of 'Post-Traumatic Slave Syndrome'
At Plainfield High School Cafeteria, 950 Park Avenue (use Kenyon Avenue lot and entrance)
Tickets: $16/person, $12/Students/Seniors
Sponsor: Plainfield Area Chaper of Frontiers International
Info and reservations: (908) 756-4663 or (908) 822-2202

MONDAY · January 17 · 4 PM
City-Wide Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Celebration
Keynote speaker the Rev. Samuel 'Billy' Kyles, pastor of Monumental Baptist Church, Memphis, Tennessee, and the last person to see Dr. King alive
Freedom Youth Choir will sing songs of the Civil Rights movement
At Shiloh Baptist Church, 515 West Fourth Street.
Sponsor: Shiloh Baptist Church, Rev Dr. Gerald Lamont Thomas, Pastor
Info:(908) 754-3353 or visit the website at www.shilohplainfield.org/.

About Me

Plainfield resident since 1983. Retired as the city's Public Information Officer in 2006; prior to that Community Programs Coordinator for the Plainfield Public Library. Founding member and past president of: Faith, Bricks & Mortar; Residents Supporting Victorian Plainfield; and PCO (the outreach nonprofit of Grace Episcopal Church). Supporter of the Library, Symphony and Historic Society as well as other community groups, and active in Democratic politics.