Area events honoring the life of Martin Luther King Jr. began Friday with a celebration at Fort Worth City Hall. Here are the highlights of events scheduled for the next few days.
▪ Liberian Community Association of Texas plans an observation, Martin Luther King’s: “Realizing The Dream” at 2 p.m. Sunday at Arlington Christian Bible Fellowship, 1501 South Center St., Arlington. Donation of $5 or more are requested. For information, contact Elaine Peabody at 817-992-9367, Anthony Massaquoi at 404-630-2132 or Stanley Gaye at 817-681-4882.
▪ Fifth Annual Tarrant Churches Together MLK Day of Service is 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and begins at Baker Chapel A.M.E. Church, 1050 Humbolt St. in Fort Worth. Online registration, which includes liability waivers, is available through Saturday at 5 p.m. at http://www.tarranttogether.org/.
Doors open at 7:30 a.m. for pre-registration sign-in and walk-in registration at Baker Chapel AM.E. Church. Community worship begins at 9 a.m. The day ends with a no-cost lunch for volunteers at 12:45 p.m. at Broadway Baptist Church, 305 W. Broadway in Fort Worth. Mayor Betsy Price will be the guest speaker. Free. fortworthtexas.gov
▪ The Fort Worth Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade starts at 11 a.m. at Ninth and Commerce streets in Downtown Fort Worth. The MLK Rally, which features step groups, dancers, high school bands and skit and drill teams from the area in Sundance Square, will follow the parade. More information on the parade, organized by the Greater Fort Worth Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Committee, can be found at www.gfwmlkjrhc.info.
▪ The MLK Day of Service at the University of Texas at Arlington begins at 9 a.m. Volunteers will meet at the campus’ Maverick Activity Center, 500 Nedderman Dr. for assignments. The first 150 volunteers will get a free Arlington MLK commemorative T-shirt. Information: http://www.arlington-tx.gov/
▪ Youth Musical Extravaganza starts at 6:30 p.m. and features a 500-voice elementary choir, soloists and step teams.Metro Center, Fielder Road Baptists Church, 1323 W. Pioneer Pkwy., Arlington. Free.
Ongoing through Feb. 19
▪ The Smithsonian Institution’s Changing America Exhibit, “A Look Inside the Emancipation Proclamation and March on Washington” at the Judith J. Carrier Library, Tarrant County College Southeast Campus, 2100 Southeast Pkwy. For more information: 817-515-3081