MLK Events in the Triad

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Monday, Jan. 15 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day)

Greensboro Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade

  • Where: Downtown Greensboro, from Buff Street to Elm Street
  • When: 11 a.m.
  • The parade route will be shut down 15 minutes prior to the parade start time.

MLK Day of Service

  • Where: Four Seasons Town Centre, inside former Dillard's space
  • When: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • The theme of the day is 'life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'what are you doing for others?' Event includes hands-on service project and a non-profit volunteer fair, career fair, community art projects, scavenger hunt and more

MLK Day Breakfast

  • Where: Occasions Restaurant (286 E Front St., Burlington)
  • When: Doors open at 8 a.m., Program starts at 8:30 a.m.
  • A Monday morning breakfast celebration. Tickets at $15. To buy a ticket, you can call David Spruill (336-512-3474), Occasions (336-227-9887) or Like Clock Works Hair Salon (336-437-6601)

Community Martin Luther King, Jr. Cross-Cultural Event

  • Where: Saint James Presbyterian Church (820 Ross Ave. in Greensboro)
  • When: Noon
  • Reverend Dr. Daran H. Mitchell, pastor at Trinity A.M.E.  Zion Church, will be the featured speaker. The Bennett College Choir will perform. 

Out of the Garden Project Special Food Giveaway

  • Where: Out of the Garden Project warehouse, the Church on 68 (300 NC Hwy 68 S, Greensboro)
  • When: 2 to 4 p.m.
  • Anyone in need of food is invited. Water, soda, tea, coffee, produce, pizza and bread will be served. 

MLK Day Worship Service at High Point University

  • Where: The Charles E. Hayworth Sr. Memorial Chapel
  • When: 11 a.m.
  • The keynote speaker is Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie. The service is open to the public.

Memorial Breakfast in Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • Where: The Koury Convention Center (3121 High Point Road, Greensboro)
  • When: 7:30 a.m.
  • Keynote address by Reverend Dr. T. Anthony Spearman. 

From WFMY News 2

WS- 4Th and Cherry Streets

  • Event Date:  Monday, January 15, 2018
  • Event Time:  10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
    • Time of Street Closure:  10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 
  • Event Location:  To begin in the area of 4th Street and Cherry Street. 

Lexington at Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. ParadeTime: 1:00 PMLocation: Uptown Lexington

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