MLK Celebration, Day of Service Set for Jan. 16

by MCS Staff

Montgomery County is hosting its annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. tribute and celebration from 4–5:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 16 at The Music Center at Strathmore. This free event, “We Are Martin,” will feature special guests, performing artists and a 200-student chorus from Spark M. Matsunaga Elementary School. The Montgomery County Volunteer Center is also hosting the main event for the annual MLK Day of Service from noon–3 p.m. on Jan. 16, at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center at 5701 Marinelli Road in North Bethesda. There are also three partner sites hosting events on Jan. 16:

  • Journey’s Crossing Church, 12900 Cloverleaf Center Drive, Suite A, Germantown, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
  • Bauer Drive Community Recreation Center, 14625 Bauer Drive, Rockville, 10 a.m.–noon
  • Silver Spring Civic Building, 1 Veteran Place, Silver Spring, 10 a.m.–noon

A full listing of local and remote opportunities to join an MLK Day of Service event is available here. Students can earn Student Service Learning (SSL) hours for attending and participating. Service will continue throughout the week with virtual, home-based and other on-site projects hosted by a variety of organizations.


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