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MLK, Jr. Day Events and Celebrations in PBC and Broward

The following events will be taking place, in honor and remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.:

Palm Beach County:

The city of Lake Worth Beach will host a candlelight march at 5 p.m., beginning at Lake Worth City Hall at 7 N. Dixie Highway. There is also a unity interfaith breakfast at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church on South E Street and 10th Avenue South from 7:30 to 9 a.m. For more information: (561) 586-1600 or lakeworth.org

Royal Palm Beach’s 16th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration, hosted by the Caribbean Americans for Community Involvement, will take place from 10 a.m. to noon Monday at Royal Palm Beach High School, 10600 Okeechobee Blvd. Seating is limited and the event is free. For more information: (561) 791-9087.

The city of West Palm Beach will have its annual MLK Breakfast and Essay Contest Awards at 8 a.m. Monday at the Palm Beach County Convention Center, 650 Okeechobee Blvd. For more information: (561)822-2222 or www.wpb.org

Delray Beach will host an MLK walk beginning at 2 p.m. Monday at the Delray Beach Community Center . It will then travel along Atlantic Ave down historic 5th Avenue, pass the Spady Museum and end at Pompey Park. Lineup will be at 1:30 p.m. In addition, a Martin Luther King Jr. breakfast begins at 8 a.m. Monday at Delray Beach Golf Club.

Boca Raton will be hosting a ceremony and celebration featuring speeches, performances and a march. The events will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. beginning at MLK Jr. Memorial, 200 NE Ruby St., and ending at Sanborn Square. For more information: (561) 393-7807 or www.myboca.us

Belle Glade will hold its annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade and Memorial Celebration from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday at Belle Glade City Hall, located at 110 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd. For more information: (561) 996-0100 or www.belleglade.gov.com

The Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County is encouraging members of all faiths to attend a community solidarity event at the Martin Luther King Jr. Landmark Memorial, adjacent to Currie Park, which is located at 2400 N. Flagler Dr. in West Palm Beach. The ceremony will be held from 12:30 p.m. until 2 p.m.

Boynton Beach is celebrating King’s legacy between noon and 4 p.m. Monday at the city’s new Sara Sims Park. The program will feature history, education, music and activities. Performances include gospel choirs and dancers from Calvary Chapel in Boynton Beach, Community Deliverance Church, and St. John’s Missionary Baptist Church; Gospel Rapper JIG Harvey; DJ Thayri Wilson, Livin’ the Rhythm Drum Circle, Author Dr. Martha Norfus Meeks-Light and her son Victor Norfus; Boynton Beach Community High School Band and Congress Middle School Cheerleaders.

In addition, the city says Christ Fellowship Church Boynton Beach will cook hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, drinks and ice cream sandwiches for the first 500 attendees until 2:30 p.m.

The South Florida Fair will include a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration at 3 p.m. Monday at the Community Stage, with live music and speeches. Free with fair admission. For more information: (561-793-0333) or www.southfloridafair.com

Broward County:

From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, the City of Deerfield Beach will have its annual Martin Luther King Jr. parade and picnic, also at the Oveta McKeithen Recreational Complex. Both events are free and open to everyone. For more information: www.Deerfield-Beach.com

As for Fort Lauderdale, a parade will depart at 9 a.m. Monday from Lincoln Park, 600 NW 19th Ave. and march to Esplanade Park, 400 SW Second St. A celebration of unity and multicultural festival holiday celebration will kick off at Esplanade Park at 10 a.m., when the parade arrives, until 2:30 p.m.

For a full list of Martin Luther King Jr. Day events in and around Fort Lauderdale, visit KingHolidayCelebration.com.

The city of Miramar will have a free Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade and celebration event on Monday at Lakeshore Park, 8501 S. Sherman Circle. The parade will go from 11 a.m. to noon and the celebration will go from noon until 4 p.m. For more information: MiramarFL.gov or (954) 602-3178.

In partnership with Baptist Health, the city of Plantation will be hosting a Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration on Monday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Jim Ward Community Center, located at 301 NW 46th Ave. For more information: www.Plantation.org.

From everyone at 850 WFTL, have a safe Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday.