A three-day celebration of love, hope and unity will begin this Saturday, Jan. 13, in Nehalem as the Oregon Coast Love Coalition holds its second annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. weekend.

The celebration begins at 4 pm on Saturday with a screening of the documentary film, “No Joke!” at Nehalem Bay United Methodist Church, 36050 10th Street, Nehalem. The film tells the story of three clergymen — a rabbi, an imam, and a preacher — who forge a lasting friendship that doesn’t require abandoning the unique beliefs they each hold. The screening will be followed by a meal and discussion moderated by Pastor Steve Wolfe.

On Sunday, Jan. 14, “Unsung Heroes: Their Lives, Their Stories” will see community members explore the lives of others who made a substantial impact to the civil rights movement. The performance, featuring songs of the movement by LaNicia Williams, will start at 6 pm at the Hoffman Center for the Arts, 594 Laneda Ave, Manzanita.

The weekend will conclude on Monday, Jan. 15, with a community day of service, organized in partnership with Habitat for Humanity

The day of service will run from 8:30 am to 2 pm, beginning with a continental breakfast and ending with a community lunch prepared by Jake Burden, owner of Offshore Grill in Rockaway Beach.

To sign up, email LaNicia Williams at coastalsoulnw@gmail.com.

For more information, call 425-243-3765 or email coastalsoulnw@gmail.com.

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