A local organization has announced their schedule for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

The MLK Commemorative Council of Lubbock has invited the public to their upcoming celebration events.

The events will kick off on Friday, January 17th with the Individuals of Distinction Awards Banquet. The banquet will kick off at 7 p.m. at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, and the keynote speaker will be Donna Smith, wife of Texas Tech Head Basketball Coach Tubby Smith. Tickets are $30 per person.

On Saturday, January 18th, a youth night will be held at Dunbar College Preparatory Academy at 6:30 p.m. Dunbar is located at 2010 East 26th Street.

On Sunday, January 19th, a Citywide Service will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center. Guest Speaker will be Reverend T.J. Patterson, Jr., son of former Lubbock City Councilman T.J. Patterson.

Finally, on Monday, January 20th, a Gospel Night will be held at the Greater St. James Baptist Church, located at East Loop 289 and Idalou Road. That event will begin at 6:30 p.m.

More information can be obtained by emailing mlkccol@gmail.com.