Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday


There will not be school on Monday January 15 in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

We are pleased to share the following community events planned around town.

In honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., please note the following city-wide events and service opportunities:

 Shelby Park

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Olmsted Parks Conservancy will host a volunteer event in Shelby Park in celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service on January 15, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Projects may include mulching, removing invasive plants and general park beautification. Gloves, tools and refreshments provided. Dress for weather and working outdoors. For more information and to register, please contact Sarah Wolff at (502) 456-8125 or visit

Muhammed Ali Center Film Screening

 Monday, January 15


It has become a tradition for the Ali Center to show Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech to the community in recognition of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. This year is no different. Join the Ali Center as it shows this historic speech at 11:00 a.m. A panel discussion, “Continuing the Dream, Living the Legacy” will follow the 11:00 a.m. showing. Members of the Muhammad Ali Center Council of Students will discuss how young people are continuing the work of Dr. King and Muhammad Ali in our community. Please join us (and bring a friend) for this free screening of one of the most powerful and significant speeches in the history of the Civil Rights movement.  Film screening is open to the public. Regular ticket prices apply for exhibit admission.

 The Kentucky Center

Sunday, January 14 at 5 p.m.

Join The Kentucky Center’s ArtsReach program, River City Drum Corp and the Office of Mayor Greg Fischer for Keepers of the Dream, a Community Arts Celebration of Dr. King’s Vision. 

 The 8th annual Keepers of the Dream, hosted by Ahmaad Edmund, will feature the presentation of the Mayor’s Freedom Award, sponsored by Republic Bank, ArtsReach Living the Vision Awards, Jawan Bowman’s recitation of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s speech Where Do We Go From Here, along with dance, music, and spoken word. Free and open to the public, no tickets required. All ages welcome.


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