Martin Luther King Jr. Day information

What’s closed, open

All county, state and federal offices, plus the stock market and Postal Service will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

No classes for most school district, including: Arlington, Birdville, Castleberry, Carroll, Eagle Mountain-Saginaw, Fort Worth, Grapevine-Colleyville, Hurst-Euless-Bedford, Keller, Northwest and Mansfield.

Municipal offices closed: Arlington, Fort Worth, Mansfield, North Richland Hills, Richland Hills, Roanoke, Southlake.

Municipal offices open: Bedford, Colleyville, Euless, Grapevine, Haltom City, Haslet, Hurst, Keller, Saginaw.

Trash pickup: Service as usual in most cities; check with municipal website for details.

Public transportation: The Fort Worth Transportation Authority will operate a regular schedule, including the Trinity Railway Express.

MLK Day events


▪ 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 S. Center St., Arlington. Donation of $5 or more is requested. For information, call Elaine Peabody, 817-992-9367; Anthony Massaquoi, 404-630-2132; or Stanley Gaye, 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 until 5 p.m. Saturday 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 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 area step groups, dancers, high school bands and skit and drill teams 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 Drive, 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 Baptist Church, 1323 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington. Free.

Through Feb. 19

▪ The Smithsonian Institution’s Changing America Exhibit, “A Look Inside the Emancipation Proclamation and March on Washington,” is at the Judith J. Carrier Library, Tarrant County College Southeast Campus, 2100 Southeast Parkway. For more information, call 817-515-3081.

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