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    NEWSLETTERS

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     Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebrations

     

    NBC 5 is eager to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Join us in honoring his memory by attending one of the events listed below.

     

    January 17 – 18
    32nd ANNUAL MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
    A weekend long celebration, which includes a candle-lighting ceremony, a march/parade, and the annual awards banquet. Each event of the celebration is designed for reflection, remembrance, and re-enactment.

    • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Program and Candle-Lighting Ceremony

    Friday, January 17, at 7:00 p.m.

    2901 Pennsylvania Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75215

     

    • 32nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Awards Banquet

    Friday, January 17, at 7:30 p.m.

    Hyatt Regency Hotel – 300 Reunion Blvd., Dallas, TX 75207

     

    • March/Parade

    Saturday, January 18, at 10:00 a.m.

    Parade starts at Dallas City Hall and ends at the Fair Park entrance

     

    January 17 – 20

    MLK CELEBRATIONS IN ARLINGTON

    The City of Arlington will celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy from January 17 – January 20 with various events.

    • Arlington Martin Luther King, Jr. Awards Banquet - Dinner, entertainment, and the presentation of the first Arlington MLK Living Legends Awards

    Friday, January 17, at 6:30 p.m.

    Bluebonnet Ballroom at UT Arlington - E.H. Hereford University Center, 300 W. First St., Arlington, TX 76010

    Tickets - $40, Purchase at www.UTATickets.com

     

    Keynote Speaker: Roland Martin, nationally syndicated journalist

    •  MLK “Advancing the Dream” Multicultural Festival - Cultural entertainment, fashion, food and fun plus the featuring of the film, Freedom Riders and the opportunity to be involved in a community dialogue about the civil rights struggle out of the courtroom and onto the streets of the south

    Saturday, January 18, at 3:30 p.m.

    TCC Southeast Campus - 2100 Southeast Pkwy, Arlington, TX 76018

    Free Admission

    • An Evening of Spoken Word - Competition with a $1,000 cash prize to the winning poet

    Saturday, January 18, at 7:30 p.m.

    Bluebonnet Ballroom at UT Arlington - E.H. Hereford University Center,

    300 W. First St.
    Arlington, TX 76010

    $15 Admission, Purchase at www.UTATickets.com

    • A Dialogue on Diversity - Watch excerpts from the film, The Freedom Riders, and then join a community discussion.

    Sunday, January 19, at 5:00 p.m.

    First United Methodist Church in Arlington

    313 N Center St, Arlington, TX 76011

    • Veterans Breakfast and Economic Opportunity Fair - Representatives from many local service agencies provide educational, financial and health resources to military veterans and their families.

    Monday, January 20, at 9:00 a.m.

    UT-Arlington Maverick Activity Center

    500 W Nedderman St, Arlington, Texas 76013

    • MLK Day of Service - Spirit of service day in which volunteers will be given community assignments.

    Monday, January 20, at 9:00 a.m.

    UT-Arlington Maverick Activity Center, 500 W Nedderman St, Arlington, Texas 76013

    Sign up to volunteer at http://www.arlingtontx.gov/

    • MLK “Advancing the Dream” Youth Musical Extravaganza

    Art, music, dance, history and culture

    Monday, January 20, at 6:30 p.m.

    Metro Center - Fielder Road Baptist Church, 1323 W Pioneer Pkwy Arlington, TX, 76013

    Free Admission

     

    January 18

    17TH ANNUAL MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY PARADE

    The parade is sponsored by Christ Community Connections in partnership with the City of Carrollton.

    • Saturday, January 18, at 10:00 a.m.

    Parade will start on Jamestown Street (1945 E. Jackson Rd.
    Carrollton, Texas 75006) and end at Ted Polk Middle School (2001 Kelly Boulevard)
    For more information, call 972-242-0933.

    January 18 - 19
    NAACP GARLAND

    • 25th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade and March (Local) - Celebrate and reflect the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Saturday, January 18
    10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
    Host: Ricky McNeal
    Dairy Rd. and Garden Dr.
    Garland, TX 75040
    For more information, http://www.naacp.org/

    • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Youth Extravaganza (Local) - Youth Performances dedicated to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Sunday, January 19
    4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Host: Ricky McNeal
    Granville Arts Center
    5th Street and Austin
    Garland, TX 75040
    For more information, http://www.naacp.org/


    January 20
    28TH ANNUAL ELITE NEWS MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY PARADE & FESTIVAL
    Sponsored by NBC 5

    • Parade

    Monday, January 20, at 10:00 a.m.
    MLK Blvd & Lamar Street in Dallas

    • Festival

    Monday, January 20, at 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    Tower Building in Dallas' Fair Park

    GREATER FORT WORTH DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. HOLIDAY COMMITEE, INC. MARCH/PARADE/RALLY

    • MLK March/Parade

    Monday, January 20, at 11:00 a.m.
    Starts at 9th and Commerce Street, Downtown Fort Worth
    Entry Fee - $5
    Registration Ends - January 6, 2014
    To register, visit http://www.gfwmlkjrhc.info

    • MLK Rally - Features step groups, dancers, High School bands, skit and drill teams

    Monday, January 20
    Immediately following the March/Parade
    Sundance Square
    FREE

    MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. MULTIMEDIA EXHIBIT
    For elementary students and their family

    Monday, January 20
    10:00 a.m. -  8:00 p.m.

    Frisco Public Library - 6101 Frisco Square Blvd #3000, Frisco, TX 75034
    Children's Program Room - 2nd Floor

    NAACP GRAND PRAIRIE

    • 2014 Grand Prairie NAACP MLK Parade & Program (Local)

    Monday, January 20 

    9:00 a.m. -  4:00 p.m. 

    No entry fee 

    Parade starts at Liberty Bell (317 College St., Grand Prairie, TX 75050) and ends at David Daniels Elementary Academy (S.W. 19th Street)

     

    Immediately following parade, a small program will be held at David Daniels Elementary Academy in the school's gymnasium filled with performances by local students, religious groups, and non-profit organizations.