Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

Though January isn’t typically one of the year’s most event-filled months, there are still several events to enjoy across the Tri-State this weekend. From 5K races to Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrations, here are five upcoming events to add to your calendar.

Winter Blues 5K
9 a.m. Jan. 15
Sandy Lee Watkins Park, Henderson, KY

Grab your mittens and ear warmers and join Henderson, Kentucky’s Chamber of Commerce in for the second Annual Winter Blues 5K in Sandy Lee Watkins Park. The race will be timed by To the Finish, and registrants will receive a T-shirt and participation bag.


Under the Beams Concert Series — Pine Leaf Boys
7:30 p.m. Jan. 15
Murphy Auditorium, 419 Tavern St., New Harmony, IN

See Louisiana’s Grammy-nominated Cajun/creole/swamp pop/zydeco band present their harmonious traditions and musical heritage with youthful exuberance. The concert will have limited seating due to COVID-19 restrictions. Face masks and proof of vaccination are required.


Pearl Harbor Gallery Talk
2 p.m. Jan. 16
Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science, 411 S.E. Riverside Drive

Pearl Harbor collector Rex Knight will present a gallery talk in the Evansville Museum’s “Remembering Pearl Harbor” exhibition. Knight will discuss specific items within the exhibition and the collection, as well as stories sharing intimate details about the attack that led the U.S. to entering World War II.


UE Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration
10:30 a.m. Jan. 17
University of Evansville, 1800 Lincoln Ave.

The University of Evansville will honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with several activities throughout the day, including a lecture, panel discussion, symbolic march, and grand opening of the Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and the Multicultural Student Commons. The public is invited to join the day’s celebration.


USI Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration
11 a.m. Jan. 17
University of Southern Indiana, 8600 University Blvd.

To commemorate Martin Luther King Jr.’s work in civil rights, the University of Southern Indiana is hosting a virtual presentation, “Hope for the Future,” featuring Texas A&M University associate professor Gwendolyn Webb as the keynote speaker. The presentation is free and available to the public for viewing and participation.


Photo courtesy of USI Photography and Multimedia.

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Jodi Keen
Jodi Keen
Jodi Keen is the managing editor of Evansville Living and Evansville Business magazines.

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