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MLK Day events set for East County


For the first time in its 28 year history, the “Keep the Dream Alive” celebration held every year on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is coming to the east side.

The tribute is from 11a.m.-6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21, at the New Beginnings Conference Center, 3300 N.E. 172nd Avenue just off Sandy Boulevard in Gresham. The event includes civic and social speakers, performances, awards, art and food.

The Wallace Medical Concern — a volunteer organization that provides neighborhood-based health services for the uninsured — also is honoring Dr. King's memory with a community health fair, complete with free screenings, workshops, information and resources. from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at its Gresham location in the Rockwood Building, 124 N.E. 181St Ave.