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Originally published January 12, 2012 at 2:24 PM | Page modified January 16, 2012 at 6:01 PM

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Martin Luther King Jr. holiday events

A list of Monday events honoring Martin Luther King Jr. and opportunities for performing a day of service.


Martin Luther King Jr. National Days of Service

FRI-MON Participate in a variety of community projects locally and around the country, hours and locations vary Friday-Monday (

Seattle community celebration

MON 30th anniversary celebration with theme "Recapturing MLK Jr.'s Revolutionary Spirit," workshops, including several geared toward youth, 9:30-10:45 a.m. Monday; rally with speakers, poetry, music, 11 a.m., Garfield High School, 400 23rd Ave., Seattle; march to the downtown Jackson Federal Building for brief rally, 12:30 p.m., followed by lunch at Garfield Commons; free, donations collected (

MLK Day Weekend of Service

SAT, MON Nature Consortium commemorates King's legacy of environmental justice with project to remove invasive species and plant native trees and shrubs, Saturday and Monday, Duwamish Greenbelt, Seattle; preregister (

King Holiday Hoopfest

MON High-school basketball tournament, Lake Washington vs. Lincoln boys, 9 a.m.; Woodinville vs. Cleveland girls, 10:30 a.m.; Jefferson (Oregon) vs. Bothell boys, 12:30 p.m.; O'Dea vs. Franklin, 2 p.m.; Long Beach Poly (Calif.) vs. Rainier Beach boys, 4 p.m.; tribute to MLK, 5:30 p.m.; Lakes vs. Garfield, 6 p.m.; Federal Way vs. Seattle Prep, 7:30 p.m. Monday, Hec Edmundson Pavilion, University of Washington, Seattle; $10, proceeds benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of King County and Friends of Hoop (

Audubon Day of Service

MON Help remove invasive ivy, holly and blackberry, tools provided, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday, Seward Park Audubon Center, 5902 Lake Washington Boulevard S., Seattle (206-652-2444 or

Musica Festival

MON Music performances, comedy, keynote speeches, tribute to Metropolitan King County Council Chairman Larry Gossett; Dow Constantine presents King County Executive's Awards for Excellence in Hip Hop; proceeds benefit Musica for Youth supporting early childhood education, 7 p.m. Monday, Columbia City Theater, 4916 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle; $15-$50 (

Freedom Project, Honoring Nonviolence

MON Blues singer, Threshold Ensemble and Playback Theater, stories of transformation from people who have come through the prison system, 6 p.m. Monday, 88 Keys Dueling Piano and Sports Bar, 315 Second Ave., Seattle; (206-325-5678 or

Total Experience Gospel Choir

MON Gospel choir celebrates King's birthday, 2 p.m. Monday, Third Place Commons, 17171 Bothell Way N.E., Lake Forest Park; free (

Unity Breakfast, Tacoma

MON Keynote speaker Kevin Gover, director of the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, Sen. Patty Murray, presentation of the Dream Awards, 8-10:30 a.m. Monday, William W. Philip Hall, UW Tacoma, 1900 Commerce St., Tacoma; $5-$15, by reservation (

Tacoma celebration, Washington State History Museum

MON Family activities, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday; Ghosts of the Great Hall theater program featuring Tuskegee Airmen and early aerospace industry workers, noon-1 p.m.; Dr. Bernard Harris, the first African-American astronaut to walk in space, and the Tuskegee Airmen African-American World War II fighter pilots, 2 p.m., followed by discussion and book signing, Washington State History Museum, 1911 Pacific Ave., Tacoma; free admission (253-272-3500 or

People for Puget Sound Day of Service

MON Plant native plants, tools provided, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday, Maury Island Marine Park, Vashon, and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday, Union Slough, Everett; preregister (206-456-3813 or

MLK Tribute, Health Fair

MON Musical performances, children's activities, keynote speaker former professional basketball player Zaid Abdul-Aziz; health resource fair with information on health issues and services from nonprofit and social service agencies, noon-3 p.m. Monday, Crossroads Bellevue Shopping Center, 15600 N.E. Eighth St., Bellevue (

Seattle University MLK lecture: Carlotta Walls LaNier

TUE Seattle University MLK Lecture and book signing with Carlotta Walls LaNier, one of the Little Rock Nine and author of "A Mighty Long Way: My Journey to Justice at Little Rock Central High School," 7 p.m. Tuesday, Seattle University Pigott Auditorium, 1016 E. Marion St., Seattle; free, preregister (206-296-6070 or