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Martin Luther King, Jr. Film Festival and Community Fair, First Congregational Church, 20 E. St. Vrain. Includes film, food, exhibits, remembrance, community and inspiration. A celebration of this nonviolent civil rights activist. Sat., Jan. 15, 6-8:30 p.m. Donations accepted. Call 632-6189 for more.

Communication Professionals Speed Networking, Tesla Educational Opportunity Center, 2560 International Cir, rm. 116. Spend one-on-one time helping each other with issues they would like feedback on. Bring business cards, your problem issue, a pen and paper. Tues., Jan. 18, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call Ken at 473-0704 for more.

Counter-Inaugural 2005, the Justice and Peace Commission is planning an event to say "Bush isn't going away and neither are we" on inauguration day. Thurs., Jan. 20. Call Dennis at 632-6189 if you are interested in participating.

All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church Annual Auction, CC's Gates Common Rm., Palmer Hall. Fundraising event for the church featuring silent and live auction items. Sat., Jan. 22, 6-9 p.m. Call 633-7717 for more.

The Rescue of 1.7 Million Japanese from Manchuria Presentation, Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave. Free. Paul Maruyama describes the rescue in 1946 and the heroic efforts of 3 Japanese men to make their plight known to Gen. McArthur. Tues., Feb. 1, 7-8:30 p.m. Call 488-0673 for more.

Mardi Gras in the Mountains, Masonic Temple, 1150 Panorama Dr. $10-$25. Costumes encouraged, semi-formal attire required. Big band music with the Bill Emery New Century Big Band, ballroom dancing, family entertainment and more. Fri., Feb. 4, 7:30-11 p.m. Call Jennifer at 761-6002 for more.

Black History Month Drum Gathering, Hillside Community Center, 925 S. Institute. Hundreds of drummers and dancers in Colorado gather for this event. Free, open to the public and for all levels of experience. Sat., Feb. 5, noon to 6 p.m. Call 303/450-1245 for more.

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