Save the Date for MLK Celebration, Day of Service
Montgomery County will celebrate the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service with its annual birthday tribute and celebration from 4–6:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 20 at the Music Center at Strathmore.
Wisdom Martin, co-anchor of the Fox 5 Morning show and host of Good Day DC, and his son will co-host this year’s tribute, which will celebrate Dr. King’s life through presentations, music and theatrical performances. A visual arts exhibit prepared by MCPS students interpreting “Children of the Dream” will be displayed. There will be performances by Dem Raider Boyz Step Squad, the Akhmedova Ballet Academy, Kevin Dukes along with special performances by Ronnie Diamond Hoard, former lead singer of the Ohio Players; Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School and the Vast Expressions of Song Ensemble.
This family-friendly event is free and open to the public. Tickets are available the day of the celebration only on Monday, Jan. 20, in the Music Center foyer, beginning at 3 p.m. Seating is general admission and one ticket will be distributed per person. Seating will begin at 3:30 p.m.
The day is also a great opportunity to join thousands of Americans across the country who will celebrate the national holiday honoring the life and work of Dr. King by doing service in their communities. Students can earn Student Service Learning (SSL) hours while participating in worthwhile activities with family and friends.
Project sites for 2020 are: the North Bethesda Marriott Conference Center (1–3 p.m.); Silver Spring Civic Building (10 a.m.–noon); Bauer Drive Community Center (10 a.m.–noon); Journey’s Crossing Church (1–3 p.m.); Seneca Creek Community Church (9–11 a.m.) and Shaare Tefila Congregation (11 a.m.–1 p.m.) Individuals who wish to serve at one of these locations must sign up in advance.
If you or a group would like to volunteer, you may sign up now! The projects are all approved for Student Service Learning hours.
Visit the Montgomery Serves website for more information and to sign up.