Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Where to Celebrate Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Along Route One

Sharing a list of local ways to celebrate and remember Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. along Route One.

See below for info on this & other local ways to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 12TH

Laurel - MLK Day Wreath Laying Ceremony
Mayor Moe, the Laurel City Council and City Staff invite the public to attend the Annual Wreath Laying Ceremony to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The program with begin with a few words about the importance of this event and the man it honors. It's a touching tribute and we hope to see you there!
When: 4pm
Where: Laurel Municipal Center Peace Pole, 8103 Sandy Spring Road, Laurel
Cost: Free

SATURDAY, JANUARY 13TH 

College Park - City Tribute to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The City's annual event honors Dr. King's legacy through a keynote address, performances, art and a City proclamation. Every year a new theme is selected, showcasing how his work still impacts our community and our country and what we can do to continue his efforts in our current era. This year's theme is "We Live Together or Perish" presented by the 2018 Keynote Speaker Jennifer B. Jones. Ms. Jones is a business strategist, legislative advocate, writer and speaker. Artwork and performances from local groups, schools and community organizations are a prominent feature of the Tribute event. This year, Friends Community School, the Talent Group for Children, B'hai Chorale, SGI Chorus, and more will be performing during the event. Stay after the event for a brief reception and an opportunity to meet and talk to the performers. Free event parking is available nearby in University Lots 1b and Z all day on Saturdays (excluding home football games). These lots are about a 2-5 minute walk to the venue. There are also paid parking options in the Stadium Drive Garage as well. For more information, please call 240-487-3570 or visit our Facebook event page here .
When: Saturday, January 13th, 4-6pm 
Where: Kay Theatre - The Clarice, UMD 
Cost: Free 

MONDAY, JANUARY 15TH 

Greenbelt - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service 
Join us in our Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service. Be part of a community service learning event to protect trees from beavers and invasive species! Bring Warm Clothes, Closed Toe Shoes, a Reusable Water Bottle. High School students, bring a service learning form for hours.
When: 10:30am
Where: Buddy Attick Park, 555 Crescent Rd, Greenbelt
Cost: Free 

Hyattsville - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service
In observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, all are invited to join Mayor Candace Hollingsworth for a large-scale trash and debris removal from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. We’ll be meeting in the parking lot of Northwestern High School. Volunteers must be 14 years of age or older, and should dress for the elements: long pants, long sleeves, and sturdy shoes or boots. Safety guidelines, cotton work gloves, litter sticks and trash bags will be provided. Participation can help satisfy the State of Maryland’s Student Service Learning requirement. To register, please call (301) 985-5057 or email caistis@hyattsville.org.
When: 12-3pm
Where: Northwestern High School, 7000 Adelphi Rd, Hyattsville  
Cost: Free 

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In case you can't make it out to one of these events or even if you can, sharing this video of YouTube Star Kid President sharing his story of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his heartwarming promise of change. Great way to share Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s story with the young'ns. 


Likewise, another great resource on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by Kids National Geographic.  

Know of any other local events to highlight? Add them in comments, below! 

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