Groups throughout Berkshire County will observe the life, legacy and values of Martin Luther King Jr. today.

Here's a list of happenings throughout the day:

At noon, the Railroad Street Youth Project, Music in Common and Multicultural BRIDGE will participate in the 15th Annual Interfaith Celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day at the First Congregational Church, 251 Main St., in Great Barrington.


North County's Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Committee welcomes everyone to join them in a "Day of Service: A Day On, Not Day Off" to celebrate the life, legacy and values of King.

A gathering with coffee and refreshments begins at 9 a.m. in the Church Street Center of the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, 375 Church St., North Adams. Around 9:15 a.m., participants start their choice of a community project with either on-site tasks at the center, or off-site at one of more than a dozen participating community locations. There are service projects that are suitable for all ages and abilities, and include painting, cleaning, organizing, building, winterizing or sewing.

A free luncheon and community celebration begins at 12:30 p.m., back at the Church Street Center. There will be a presentation of the Peacemaker Award to Paul Austin of Northern Berkshire Habitat for Humanity for his many years of dedicated service to build homes for families in Northern Berkshire.

For more information, contact Kathy Keeser at