- What: While schools and government offices are closed Monday for the MLK holiday, the Acworth Achievers Mentoring and After School Program will making this a day on instead of a day off by participating in a nationwide day of service. Last year, participants picked up trash and restored life to the Doug Davis Children’s Garden.
- When: 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Monday, Jan. 16.
- Where: The Roberts School, 4681 School St.
Tavis Smiley Presents: MLK, A Call to Conscience
- What: The hour-long documentary delves into one of Martin Luther King Jr.’s greatest speeches, "Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence," delivered on April 4, 1967. Today this speech is acknowledged to be one of the most powerful written by King, and Smiley deconstructs the meaning of the speech and puts it in contemporary context, particularly in light of our nation’s current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. The event is free.
- When: Saturday, Jan. 14 from 2 to 3:30 p.m.
- Where: Cobb Central Library
Family Film: Ruby Bridges
- What: In honor of Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday and the Civil Rights Movement, the 90-minute film Ruby Bridges will be shown. When bright 6-year-old Ruby is chosen to be the first African-American to integrate her local New Orleans elementary school, she is subjected to the true ugliness of racism for the very first time. The event is free.
- When: Saturday, Jan. 14 from 3:30 to 5 p.m.
- Where: West Cobb Regional Library
Celebrate: the Life, the Dream, the Legacy
- What: The 26th annual celebration will include performances by locals and the presentation of the Living the Dream award to someone who demonstrates King's ideals. The event is free.
- When: Monday, Jan. 16 at 10 a.m.
- Where: Jennie T. Anderson Theatre, Cobb Civic Center
Closures on Monday:
- City offices will be closed on Monday, Jan. 16 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr's birthday.The sanitation schedule will be delayed one day during this week.
- Cobb County government offices, schools and librarieswill be closed on Monday, Jan. 16.