MLK Jr. Celebrations 2012

11 Jan

MLK Celebrations 2012 Across DFW

ARLINGTON
“Sharing the Dream” Celebration 2012 – Jan 13 – Jan 15
All MLK Jr. Weekend Events

CARROLLTON
15th Annual Parade – Jan 14, 10:00AM (1945 East Jackson Road, Carrollton) Click here for more info

The Parade will start on Jamestown Street (behind Carrollton City Hall) and proceed west to Josey Ln; south on Josey to Keller Springs; east on Keller Springs to Kelly Boulevard; South on Kelly Bld to end at Ted Polk Middle School at 2011 Kelly Boulevard.

DALLAS
Martin Luther King, Jr. Weekend Birthday Celebration
26th Annual Parade/March – Jan 14 (Click here for more info)
29th Annual Black Music and Civil Rights Movement Concert – Morton Meyerson Symphony Center – Jan 15, 7:30PM
2501 Flora Street, Dallas Arts District
Tickets: $15-$30 (Ticketmaster)

DENTON

Parade & Program – Jan 14, 10AM (1300 Wilson Street, Denton)
12-12:15pm…Candle Vigil
12:15–1:00pm…Guest Speaker
1:00–2:00pm….Gospel Music
2:15–3:15pm….Musical Entertainment
3:15–3:30pm…Slideshow presentation

FORT WORTH
27th Annual MLK Awards Banquet – TCC-Trinity River Campus Downtown Ft Worth – Jan 14
Reception: 6pm, Program: 7pm
Tickets $50

Parade/March/Rally – Jan 16, 11AM – 12PM (Sundance Square)

Parade participants will step off at 9th St. and Main St., proceed south on Main to 1st St.; head westbound on 1st to Houston St., go southbound on Houston and end at Houston and the Fort Worth Convention Center Water Gardens Plaza. The parade is followed by the Cowboys of Color Rodeo at 2pm, Will Rogers.

GARLAND
23rd Annual Parade/March – Jan 14 (300 North 5th Street, Garland)

Parade starts on Dairy Road @ Garden Drive (near Embree Park), Garland, Texas, 75040. It proceeds north on Dairy Road to Highway 66 (Avenue D). West (Left) on Highway 66 (Avenue D) to First Street. North (Right) on First Street to Highway 66 (Avenue B). West (Left) on Highway 66 (Avenue B) to Fifth Street. North (Right) on Fifth Street to Austin Street. Parade ends at the Granville Arts Center, 300 North Fifth Street, downtown Garland, TX, 75040

Theme: Celebrating God’s Drum Major: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The celebration continues with an MLK Commemorative Program in the Granville Arts Center (300 N. 5th Street in downtown Garland) immediately following the parade and march. The MLK Communitywide Youth Choir, the St. Luke AME Puppet Ministry, and the Ida Handley Elementary School Choir will perform.

IRVING
MLK Jr. Celebration – Jan 16, 7:00PM (Carpenter Performance Hall, Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd.)

This year’s celebration commemorates the dedication of the Washington, D.C. Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial along with the four primary messages of Dr. King—justice, democracy, hope and love. The Free event will also feature a tribute performance by the Dallas Black Dance Theatre II.

PLANO
MLK Day 2012 – Jan 14 & 15

Saturday – 1/14
8:30AM — Power Breakfast: Free Breakfast and presentation by college students at Collin College Spring Creek Campus. Book scholarships and MLK Unity Scholarships will be awarded.

10:45AMCommunity Unity Walk: Assembly begins at 1 0.a.m at the staging area; DART Rail Parker Road Station, North Parking Lot, 2600 Archerwood St. Grand Marshall: Bruce Glasscock, Plano City Manager.

11:30AMCity Hall Program: Begins immediately following the Unity Walk. Plano Municipal Building, Council Chambers, 1520 K Avenue. The Unity Walk and City Hall Program sponsored by The City of Plano Cultural Affairs Commission. Keynote Speaker: Dr. Myrtle Hightower and entertainment by Doc Gibbs.

12 NoonHealth Fair & Free Luncheon: Boys & Girls Club Douglass Center, 1111 Ave H. Visit with over 25 vendors in various health and education fields. Sponsored by Chick-fil-A (Beltline & Preston), PepsiCo and Frito Lay.

Sunday – 1/15
7:00PMMLK All-Community Choir Concert: A musical tribute to Dr. King featuring special guest “Mahogany” and North Dallas Bible Fellowship Men’s Ensemble at Custer Road United Methodist Church, 6601 Custer Road, Rev. Ron Henderson, Senior Pastor and Tim Morrison, Music Ministry Director. The public is invited to join the choir; Rehearsal will be Sunday, January 15 at 4 p.m.

Thursday – 1/19
7:00PM Plano ISD MLK Tribute: Plano West Senior High School located at 5601 W. Parker Rd. Enjoy PISD students Parade of Nations and elementary students “Letters to Dr. King”, and a special tribute to Dr. Doug Otto.

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