Community members and volunteers are invited to join the City of Irving in celebrating the life and achievements of Martin Luther King Jr. this weekend. The 2016 celebration includes two events that honor his lasting legacy:
- Martin Luther King Jr. Observance: The observance focuses on the events leading up to the historic “March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom” and features performances from the Dallas Black Dance Theatre II, Marquinn Middleton and the Miracle Chorale and the Bear Creek Baptist Church Choir. 6 p.m., Jan. 17 Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd.
- MLK Day of Service Rally and Bike Safety Rodeo: The second annual Day of Service Rally features remarks by Irving Mayor Pro Tem Dennis Webb and members of the Irving Fire and Police departments. After the rally, elementary school students are invited to participate in a Bike and Safety Rodeo. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Jan. 16, Georgia Farrow Recreation Center, 530 Davis Drive.