Monday is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Here are some news, updates and opportunities you might want to be aware of.
- The Seattle Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Celebration begins at 9:30 a.m. with workshops, continues with a rally at 11 a.m. and march commencing at noon. The march starts at Garfield High and ends at the Federal Building downtown. Details can be found here.
- The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Celebration at Seattle Center offers awards and entertainment in honor of this inspirational leader, Saturday, Jan. 15, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. in Center House. Learn more here.
- If you are interested in volunteering in the community as a way to honor the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., you can do so through the United Way.
- The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Peace Award, a staged reading of Dr. King’s “Beyond Vietnam” speech and a Concert for Peace, 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Seattle Center House, Seattle. All events are free, learn more at www.seattlecenter.com.
- Seattle garbage, food and yard waste and recycling collections will be on their normal schedule for the holiday. The City of Seattle’s North Recycling and Disposal Station in the Fremont/Wallingford area will be open during regular business hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
- National park fees will be waived Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
- King County Metro Transit will be operating on a reduced weekday schedule on Monday, January 17 in observance of the holiday. The King County Water Taxi service routes to Vashon and West Seattle will not be operating. Check Metro’s holiday service schedule to see if your regular routes will be affected.
- The Friends of the Burke Gilman Trail are hosting MLK Weekend at the Burke Gilman Trail. You can read more about it here.
The Seattle Times has even more events and updates from around King County to check out.