Uplifting music and community service opportunities will distinguish the University of Findlay’s 4th annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration, sponsored by the University’s Buford Center for Diversity and Service.
On Wednesday, Jan. 18 at 6:30 p.m., gospel ensemble The Reginald Golden Singers will give a free, public concert at Winebrenner Theological Seminary’s TLB Auditorium.
Reginald Alan Golden is a music director, producer, songwriter/arranger and educator from University Heights, Ohio. His talent, developed through years of Church of Christ choral activities and directing, has allowed him to work with the likes of gifted musicians such as Marvin Hamlisch, Patti Labelle, Rickey Minor, Geri Allen and Zucchero Fornaciari.
Golden graduated Howard University in 2013 with a degree in jazz studies, and expects to graduate with a Master of Music Education degree in in May.
The Singers are vocalists who have connected via Howard University, Fresh Encounter and the National Convention of Gospel Choirs and Choruses, Inc.
Also, from Tuesday through Friday, Jan. 17-20, the Buford Center at 1222 N. Cory St. will host a toiletry collection drive at its location and in the lounge of the Alumni Memorial Union on Frazer Street. Personal care items such as shampoo, toothpaste, soap and laundry detergent will be collected and distributed to clients who attend the UF-sponsored mobile food pantry.
Additionally, the Buford Center, in partnership with Findlay’s CHOPIN Hall, will offer a mobile food pantry on Saturday, Jan. 21 in the lobby and parking lot of the Davis Street Building at the corner of Corey and Davis streets beginning at 7 a.m. UF students will sort and distribute approximately 10,000 pounds of groceries and provide optional hands-on activities for community members. For more information on the food pantry event, contact Crystal Weitz, UF’s director of service and community engagement.
The University of Findlay will be closed on Monday, Jan. 16 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.