ORONO — The 2016 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast Celebration, co-sponsored by the Greater Bangor NAACP and the University of Maine, will be held Jan. 18 in the Wells Conference Center on campus.

The family friendly event will celebrate the life and legacy of King’s service while offering inspiration through diversity and social commitment.

The breakfast, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., will feature food, music, a peace writing prize recognition and keynote address by Alison Beyea, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Maine.

Tickets are $20 if purchased by Jan. 4, $25 after; $12.50 for children 12 and younger; and free for students with a MaineCard. Senior citizens and veterans are eligible for a 10 percent discount. Table sponsorships for organizations or businesses are available for $200 through Jan. 8.

Registration is required and can be completed online.

For more information or to request a disability accommodation, contact Muna Abdullahi, [email protected]; 581.1437.

About the University of Maine: The University of Maine, founded in Orono in 1865, is the state’s premier public university and is celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2015. UMaine is among the most comprehensive higher education institutions in the northeast and attracts students from Maine and 45 other states, and 65 countries. It currently enrolls 10,922 total undergraduate and graduate students who can directly participate in groundbreaking research working with world-class scholars. The University of Maine offers doctoral degrees in 35 fields, representing the humanities, sciences, engineering and education; master’s degrees in nearly 70 disciplines; 90 undergraduate majors and academic programs; and one of the oldest and most prestigious honors programs in the U.S. The university promotes environmental stewardship on its campus, with substantial efforts aimed at conserving energy, recycling and adhering to green building standards in new construction. For more information about UMaine, visit umaine.edu.

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