Among the events scheduled for today:

"THE NEW BLACK MIDDLE CLASS: Legacy of the King Years?", 1988 Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Lecture by Bart Landry, professor of sociology at the University of Maryland, 2:30 p.m., Pratt Central Library, 400 Cathedral St., Baltimore.

SERVICES at 11 a.m. at All Souls Church, 16th and Harvard streets NW, titled "His Life, Our Times." Washington Cathedral at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Henry C. Gregory III of Shiloh Baptist Church giving the sermon. Peoples Congregational United Church of Christ, 4704 13th St. NW, at 11 a.m. in which Dr. John B. Slaughter, chancellor of the University of Maryland, will give the "I Have a Dream" address. Camp Springs Presbyterian Church, 4401 Brinkley Rd., Temple Hills, at 10:45 a.m. with Dr. Cain Felder, Howard Divinity School professor, giving the sermon. The Metropolitan AME Church, 1518 M St. NW, "Living the Dream: Let Freedom Ring," with Dr. H. Beecher Hicks at 3 p.m.

TRIBUTE starting at 7 p.m., Rehoboth Baptist Church, 621 Alabama Ave. SE: "King, The Committed One."

PROGRAM at 7 p.m. at Centennial High School in Howard County featuring songs, dances and speeches, sponsored by the Howard County Council and the Martin Luther King Holiday Commission.

CONCERT featuring Larry Bland, 7 p.m., Thomas Jefferson Theatre, 125 S. Old Glebe Rd., Arlington.

CONCERT with the Grimsley Madrigal Singers of Greensboro, N.C., 10:30 a.m.; organist Joseph Schenk of Princeton, N.J., 5 p.m., Washington Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Free.