Local Martin Luther King Jr. parades, events

Local Martin Luther King Jr. parades, events

A variety of events are scheduled Monday in Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

PALM BEACH COUNTY

- WEST PALM BEACH

* In West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Atlantic University will hold an annual service at 8 a.m. to honor Dr. King. The event will be held at the Rubin Arena in the Greene Complex for Sports and Recreation located at 1100 S. Dixie Hwy.

Students, alumni, faculty, staff and their families will volunteer in a variety of service projects alongside volunteers from the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County.

* The Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County is encouraging members of all faiths to attend a community solidarity event at the Martin Luther King Jr. Landmark Memorial, adjacent to Currie Park, located at 2400 N. Flagler Dr. in West Palm Beach. The ceremony will be held from 12:30 p.m. until 2 p.m.

* St. Ann Place
7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
2107 N. Dixie Hwy, West Palm Beach
This volunteer event will prepare breakfast and lunch for homeless

* Boys & Girls Club of West Palm Beach, Florence De George Campus
9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
4105 Pinewood Ave, West Palm Beach
This volunteer event will freshig spaces throughout the Club – gardening, cleaning, packing backpacks and more.

- BOCA RATON

Boca Raton will honor the life and legacy of Dr. King with a day of free community events and celebrations on Monday, January 20th.

Activities throughout the day will include:

* 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Free Community Breakfast, courtesy of Developing Interracial Social Change (DISC) at Ebenezer Baptist Church Hall, 200 Ruby Street.

* 10 a.m. March along Federal Highway from the MLK Jr. Memorial, 200 Ruby Street, to the Mizner Park Amphitheater, 590 Plaza Real, featuring the Boca Raton High School Band and other local groups.

* 10:30 a.m.: Join community leaders and local organizations for a ceremony to honor the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Mizner Park Amphitheater.

* 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Celebrate a unified community live musical and dance performances, FREE amusement rides, games, crafts, foods and more. At the Mizner Park Amphitheater, 590 Plaza Real.

- BOYNTON BEACH

Boynton Beach is celebrating King’s legacy between noon and 4 p.m. at the city’s new Sara Sims Park. The program will be full of history, education, music and activities. Performances include gospel choirs and dancers from Calvary Chapel in Boynton Beach, Community Deliverance Church, and St. John’s Missionary Baptist Church; Gospel Rapper JIG Harvey; DJ Thayri Wilson, Livin’ the Rhythm Drum Circle, Author Dr. Martha Norfus Meeks-Light and her son Victor Norfus; Boynton Beach Community High School Band and Congress Middle School Cheerleaders.

The city says Christ Fellowship Church Boynton Beach will cook hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, drinks and ice cream sandwiches for the first 500 attendees until 2:30 p.m.

MARTIN COUNTY

The city of Stuart is celebrating MLK's legacy starting at 10 a.m. with a parade by The Afro American citizens of East Stuart. The parade begin at 575 SE Georgia Ave. and ends on the 10th Street soccer field. The all-day event concludes at 8 p.m.

ST. LUCIE COUNTY

The city of Fort Pierce will hold Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade Monday starting at 9 a.m. The parade starts at Avenue I and 25th Street/Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd and will end at Lawnwood Stadium where there will be a festival from noon to 5 p.m.

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