New London will have a number of events honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. over the weekend.
The Kente Cultural Cener will hold a birthday party celebrating King's legacy at 3 p.m. on Saturday. Open to children ages three to eight, the event will include storytelling, arts and crafts, singing, and cupcakes.
An ecumenical service will begin at 3 p.m. on Sunday at the St. James Episcopal Church. The 28th annual service is sponsored by the board of trustees of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Fund. Winners of the scholarship, which is awarded to African-American students in New London County who exemplify the King's teachings, will be among the speakers at the service. A reception will follow.
Residents are also invited to gather outside the New London Superior Court at 10 a.m. on Monday to march to Shiloh Baptist Church. Speakers at this annual service will include local government officials and religious leaders.