Monday, January 21, 2013
Patch has some great ideas for teaching your kids about diversity and acceptance this Martin Luther King Day, Jan. 21.
Your child might think of Monday, Jan. 21 as just another day off from school. But you can use Martin Luther King Jr., Day as an opportunity to teach them about the civil rights movement, the importance of racial equality, Martin Luther King Jr., and his legacy. Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr., Day by talking to your children about King. What do they know about the man, and about the civil rights movement? What do they know about King's famous "I Have a Dream" speech? What do they believe was his intended message? Ask your children to tell you what they've learned about King, and then help fill in the gaps. (Many children think Dr. King was a phyician!) For example, do they know that he was the youngest man to receive the Nobel Peace …
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Patch has your quick go-to guide for what's open and what's closed on MLK Day, Monday, Jan. 21.
This year, the observance of the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., will be celebrated on Monday, Jan. 21. According to the Office of Personnel Management, by federal law, it is a public holiday for federal employees, with the exception of those in the District of Columbia, Montgomery and Prince George's counties in Maryland, and Arlington and Fairfax counties and Arlington City in Virginia, where the Martin Luther King, Jr., holiday is celebrated concurrently with Inauguration Day. As such, in Montgomery County, PA, post offices will be closed, there will be no residential mail delivery, and state, federal and many municipal government offices will be closed. Most banks will also be closed. Here is a list of other things that might be …
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Looking for something to do in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.? Patch has a list of worthwhile events and volunteer opportunities on MLK Day.
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Monday, January 14, 2013
Tell us what this holiday means to you and how you will celebrate?
Next Monday, Jan. 21 is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. For some, the national holiday honoring the prominent civil rights activist is a time to give back and serve the community, be it through removing graffiti or picking up litter in a local park. For others, it’s an opportunity to educate themselves about King and his life's work. And for others, it’s a time to just kick back and enjoy the prolonged weekend. Friday, Jan. 18 – The Philadelphia Theatre Company presents "The Mountaintop," a gripping drama about the night before the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. running through Feb. 10. Call 215-985-0420 for more information. Sunday, Jan. 20 – MLK Freedom Concert at Theist Temple Curch of God in Christ Sunday, Jan. 20 – Honoring …