A soul food cook-off is part of a seven-day-long Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration planned this week before the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday Jan. 20.
The cook-off is scheduled 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 18 at the William E. Murphy Sports Complex, 401 S. Eighth St. in Wilmington. A car and motorcycle show is planned to run simultaneously. Admission is free.
The week’s activities also include the NAACP/MLK Breakfast 9 a.m. Jan. 19 at the University of North Carolina Wilmington Warwick Center.
The Martin Luther King Jr. annual banquet is scheduled 6:30 p.m. Jan. 17 at the Wilmington Convention Center. The guest speaker is N.C. Supreme Court Justice Cherie Beasley. Tickets cost $50.
For information about Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration events, go to the MLK Jr. Celebration Southeastern North Carolina website at www.mlkjrcelebration-senc10.com
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