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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebrations in Arlington 2018

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    Join us in honoring his memory by attending the Arlington MLK Day Celebration January 12 – January 15, 2018. There are exciting and rewarding events to enjoy throughout this 4 Day event. Please visit www.arlington-tx.gov/mlk/ for a complete list of events.

    Friday, January 12 – 6:45 p.m.
    MLK “ADVANCING THE DREAM” AWARDS BANQUET
    Keynote Speaker: Martin Luther King, III, a human rights advocate, community activist and oldest living child of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. NBC 5 Reporter Courtney Gilmore will serve as the celebrity emcee.
    UT Arlington
    Bluebonnet Ballroom
    E.H. Hereford University Center
    300 W. First St.

    Saturday, January 13 – 11:00 a.m.
    The MLK STEP COMPETITION
    Celebrating the birthday of Dr. King, this event features the best in elementary, junior high and high school stepping.  
    The James Bowie High School Auditorium
    2101 Highbank Drive
    Arlington

    Saturday, January 13 – 7:00 p.m.
    POETRY MEETS JAZZ
    Verb Kulture and the music of Shelley Carroll come together to  infuse poetry, jazz, soul, funk and rhythm & blues and take the audience on an emotional journey through time as we pay tribute to the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
    UT Arlington
    Bluebonnet Ballroom
    E.H. Hereford University Center
    300 W. First St.
    Arlington

    Sunday, January 14 – 6:00 p.m.
    DR. KING/HUBERT MOSS ECUMENICAL SERVICE
    For nearly three decades, this service continues to evoke the memories of two servants of the church. One served as a global leader for justice and peace and the other served his community.
    Greater Community Missionary Baptist Church
    126 E. Park Row Blvd.
    Arlington

    Monday, January 15 – 9:00 a.m.
    MLK DAY OF SERVICE
    Make it a day on, not a day off!  People of all ages, service organizations, schools, fraternities, sororities and churches work together to make a positive impact on the community around them. Volunteers gather at Mission Arlington/ Mission Metroplex for tools, supplies and assignments. The first 200 volunteers will receive a FREE MLK commemorative T-shirt.

    Monday, January 15 – 6:30 p.m.
    MLK YOUTH MUSICAL EXTRAVAGANZA
    On the Dr. King holiday, more than 400 youth voices join together in song as the Arlington, Texas Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Choir.  This youth musical extravaganza also features scholarship recipients and exciting performances from the winners of the MLK Advancing the Dream Step Competition. FREE Admission!
    Metro Center
    Fielder Church
    1323 W. Pioneer Parkway
    Arlington