• Northgate Mall will host the fourth annual Childrens Birthday Party for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20, at 1058 W. Club Blvd., Durham.
Dr. Charmaine McKissick-Melton will talk about desegregation in Durham Public Schools. McKissock-Melton grew up in Durhams public schools with her family involved in civil rights. Her father, Floyd B. McKissick Sr., was a civil rights attorney, a judge and became the national director of the Congress of Racial Equality.
There will be story time, cake, music, activities and service projects for kids of all ages. MusicianCorps and the dance troupe Takiri will perform.
• Durham will host a landlord training workshop from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, at the City of Durham Neighborhood Improvement Services Departments Main Conference Room, 807 E. Main St., Suite 2-300. Register for $10 by Monday, Jan. 13. bit.ly/1cad77s.
• Durhams Human Relations Award Ceremony will be at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, in the Hayti Heritage Center, 804 Old Fayetteville St., Durham. Nominate Durham residents for awards by Wednesday, Jan. 22. bit.ly/JGEHzu.
• The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hills Minority Health Conference will be Friday, Feb. 28, at the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education, 100 Friday Center Drive, Chapel Hill. Registration costs $30 for seniors and students of any college or university, $70 for university faculty and staff, $50 for government employees and $80 for anyone else. Register by Friday, Feb. 14. minorityhealth.web.unc.edu.