Those celebrating the life of Martin Luther King Jr. will have three options for doing so in Westerville Monday, Jan. 19.

Those celebrating the life of Martin Luther King Jr. will have three options for doing so in Westerville Monday, Jan. 19.

The annual Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast Celebration, presented by Leadership Westerville, will kick off the holiday from 8 to 10 a.m. at Villa Milano, 1630 E. Schrock Road.

Each year, Leadership Westerville announces the Fouse and Alston Award winners, which recognize students and community members who have put King's ideals into action.

This year, organizers are encouraging attendees to bring family members with them to the breakfast, especially children who have the day off from school.

The Rev. Jim Zippay, pastor of Westerville Heritage Christian Church, who inspired the celebration's creation, will serve as the breakfast's keynote speaker.

Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for students, or $150 for half of a table (five tickets). Visit leadershipwesterville.org for more information.

Just an hour after the breakfast concludes, Westerville and Otterbein University will co-host "Crossing the Cultural Divide" at the Westerville Community Center, 350 N. Cleveland Ave., from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The free event focuses on highlighting diversity in the community, and features food tastings and crafts from various countries.

To round out the day, Otterbein has its own Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation from 3 to 4 p.m.

William H. Smith, the founding executive director of the National Center for Race Amity at Wheelock College in Boston, will discuss race and diversity as the convocation's keynote speaker. The event is free and open to the public.