MLK Committee 1/8/18

Attleboro’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day Committee includes, from left, Mary Whelan, Jermaine Patterson, Melissa Martin and Ethel Garvin.

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Love, life,

music and

Bob Marley

The subject of the service at Murray Unitarian Universalist Church in Attleboro this Sunday is titled “Bob Marley: One Love.”

Marley’s life will be presented and many of his songs will be played and sung. “This is your chance to learn about the Jamaican man who epitomized reggae music and hear Marley’s message of universal love, acceptance and tolerance,” the church says. The service begins at 10 a.m. at the church at 505 North Main St. All are welcome.

New website

for MLK committee

A reminder with Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday, the Martin Luther King Committee of Greater Attleboro has a new website, “Our goal with the website is to preserve the memory and legacy of The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. King lived his life committed to the principles of nonviolence and to the creation of a Beloved Community, a society based on justice, equal opportunity, and love of one’s fellow human beings. In this Beloved community people and their differences would be reconciled,” the committee says. “We also hope to advance the work of the MLK committee and to be a resource on the history of the Civil Rights Movement.” At the site, there is a detailed biography of King and history of the committee — both with images; information on upcoming events including the municipal program, interfaith service, and art mixers; scholarships, and resource information on the Civil Rights Movement. The committee is also located on Facebook:

City library closings

Besides being closed Monday in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, the Attleboro Public Library will be closed Friday, Jan. 26, for its annual staff training. The library is always open online at

Bob McKenna

blood drive set

The Rhode Island Blood Center will hold the 5th Annual Blood Drive in Memory of Bob McKenna Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the cafeteria at Seekonk High School, 261 Arcade Ave. McKenna, who was an active volunteer for many groups in Seekonk and was a lifelong blood donor, died in December 2012. His family started the event as a tribute to him and a way to continue his “gift of giving.”

Music and arts society fundraiser

Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the Mass Music and Arts Society (MMAS) announces its biggest fundraiser of the year, a gala to be held on Friday, Feb. 9, at the Lakeview Pavilion in Foxboro. In addition to dinner, dancing, and two live entertainment acts, Good Thomas and Divas with a Twist, there will be surprises. Silent auction items will include a trip to New York to see Hamilton on Broadway, Pink tickets, a week in Ireland, a beach weekend on the Cape, Kenny Chesney tickets, and a lot more. Tickets, which could be a Valentine’s gift, are $75 and available until Jan. 19 at under the “Support Us” tab.

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