Dallas/Fort Worth celebrates the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The Dallas Examiner | 1/15/2016, 8:34 p.m.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day is Jan. 18. the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex will celebrate the life and work of ...
Dr. Martin Luther King, fourth from right, waves as an Army observation plane flies over flag-carrying civil rights demonstrators near Montgomery, Ala., March 24, 1965. To the right of King is his wife Coretta Scott King. This is the fourth day of the Selma to Montgomery civil rights march.

Monday will conclude the celebrations with a Day of Service at 9 a.m. Volunteers meet at City Hall, 101 W. Abram St. A continental breakfast will be provided by Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. The MLK Festival, featuring music and dance, will be held in conjunction from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Levitt Pavilion in Downtown Arlington. That evening, a Youth Musical Extravaganza will close out the festivities at 6:30 p.m. at the Metro Center · Fielder Road Baptist Church, located at 1323 W. Pioneer Parkway.

For more information about the event, visit http://www.arlington-tx.gov/mlk.

Other events around DFW:

The Citywide Oratorical and Art Contest, a poetry, art and essay competition honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, will be held on Jan. 14 at 7 p.m. at San Jacinto Auditorium, 501 N. Gaines, Ennis. For more information, visit www.visitennis.org.

The New Year New You & Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration will be held Jan. 15 at 7 p.m. at The Dock Bookshop, 6637 Meadowbrook Drive, Fort Worth. For more information, visit www.thedockbookshop.com.

The 12th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade will be held Jan. 15 at 11 a.m. at Lancaster Elsie Robertson Middle School, 822 Pleasant Run Road, Lancaster. The parade will travel east, then left onto Dallas Avenue toward Lancaster High School Coliseum, 200 E. Wintergreen Road. For more information, visit www.lancastermlk.org.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.; A Man of Peace in a Time of War, a film viewing and collective discussion, will be held on Jan. 16 at 3 p.m. at The Pan-African Connection Bookstore, 4466 S. Marsalis Ave. For more information call 214-943-8262.

The 2016 MLK Symposium, presented by historian and photographer Teju Cole, will be held Jan. 18 from 7 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. in the City Performance Hall of the Dallas Arts District, 2719 Routh St. For more information and tickets, visit www.dallasinstitute.org.