WATERVILLE — The 32nd annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day community breakfast will be held from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Monday, Jan. 15, at Spectrum Generations Muskie Center, Gold Street.

David A. Greene, president of Colby College, will give an address “Bending towards Justice,” according to a news release from Nate Towne, Rotarian and marketing manager for Waterville Creates! The event, cosponsored by the Waterville Rotary Club and Spectrum Generations, is open to the public.

Buffy Higgins, president of the Waterville Rotary Club, will be master of ceremonies. Rotarian Richard Dorian of the Maine Children’s Home for Little Wanderers will offer the invocation and Rotarian the Rev. Alice Anderman will provide the benediction, according to the release. As always, music and youth participation will be a highlight of this gathering. During the program, attendees will be asked to join in song for “Let There Be Peace on Earth,” accompanied by violinist Peter Garrett, founder of Kennebec Messalonskee Trails. The Tourmaline Singers will perform two songs led by Harry Vayo, and the audience will also hear the talents of violin duo and sisters Pyper and Ivy Birch from the Snow Pond Arts Academy and the Snow Pond Enrichment Program.

As Colby College’s 20th president, Greene has been executing an ambitious program for ensuring Colby’s place among the world’s finest liberal arts colleges, according to the release. Colby, long an innovator in higher education, is distinctive in the ways it connects the liberal arts to the world. The investments underway are designed to enhance Colby’s intellectual culture, which is defined by the rigor of its academic programs and its commitment to diversity and inclusion. Current projects in support of those goals include expanding resources for and the ranks of the faculty, strategic partnerships to broaden opportunities for students, and major facilities projects to support educational and campus life programs.

Tickets cost $8 for adults or $3 for children 12 and younger, and can be purchased at Spectrum Generations.

For more information about Spectrum Generations, visit spectrumgenerations.org, or about the Rotary Club of Waterville, visit watervillerotary.com.

For more information about the event, call Towne at 509-3365 or visit WatervilleCreates.org.


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