The Martha’s Vineyard chapter of the NAACP hosts its annual celebration of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Sunday, Jan. 18, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Portuguese-American Club in Oak Bluffs.

It will be an intergenerational gathering of youth and adults, with teens providing service during the event gaining annual membership for their efforts.

The community service awards recognize the intergenerational and multicultural activities fostered by Anthony Lombardi, director of Alex’s Place at the YMCA. Some will remember when he was co-director of Safe Haven Camp held during the spring at the MV Hostel where inner-city children with HIV/AIDS were brought to the Island welcomed by a diverse group of volunteers.

Additionally, the MV NAACP will recognize two high schoolers for their service to the community, particularly the Elder Tech Program where older adults are coached by teens in the use of their social media devices.

The guest speaker will be Doris Dumas, president of the Greater New Haven Branch of the NAACP, who teaches at Yale University and has been involved in youth empowerment.

A buffet Lunch will be served. Cost for the event is $55 and includes $30 for new and renewed adult membership. The fee for youth will be $35 plus $10 for membership. Seating will be limited. For more information, call 508-696-9259.