Martin Luther King Day closings, events listed
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Martin Luther King Jr. Day is Monday. In observance of the holiday, city, state and federal offices and courts will be closed. The United States Post Office will be closed. No mail will be delivered. There is no city garbage collection. Garbage and recycling collections are a day later next week.
PennDOT driver license and photo centers will be closed tomorrow and Monday.
The Port Authority will operate on a regular schedule Monday.
The holiday is celebrated throughout the area with these events.
EAST LIBERTY: Musicians, dancers and spoken-word artists perform during a family-friendly celebration from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater, 5941 Penn Ave. Crafts for children will be on hand. Free. 412-363-3000 or visit www.kelly-strayhorn.org
LARIMER: The Pittsburgh Gospel Choir and area choirs perform "Let Freedom Sing," 7-8:30 p.m. at Sixth Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 6556 Shetland St.
NORTH SIDE: "At the River I Stand," a documentary about the sanitation workers and Martin Luther King Jr.'s last days in Memphis, Tenn., is shown at 6 p.m. at Calvary United Methodist Church, 971 Beech Ave.
HILL DISTRICT: Black Catholic Ministries holds a Martin Luther King Blood Drive 1-6 p.m. at St. Benedict the Moor Church, 91 Crawford St.
DOWNTOWN: The August Wilson Center, 980 Liberty Ave., offers arts and crafts, a film, and storytellers 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free admission. 412-258-2700.
HIGHLAND PARK: "Building a Beloved Community," sponsored by Open Door Church, MGR Foundation and PGH TASK, is held from 1 to 8 p.m. at Union Project, 801 N. Negley Ave. It includes artistic activities, Youth Talent Showcase, community peace meal, community performances and keynote speaker the Rev. Dr. Ronald Edward Peters.
LATROBE: "A Day of Remembrance 2010" features video presentations, live readings, cultural singing, and dancing throughout the day at St. Vincent College. From 6:15 to 8:30 p.m., students recreate speeches, John H. Hill Jr. delivers the keynote address and the SVC Gospel Choir performs.
MURRYSVILLE: The Pittsburgh Gospel Choir and area choirs perform "Let Freedom Sing" from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Franklin Regional High School, 3200 School Road.
NORTH SIDE: Admission is free at the Carnegie Science Center, which holds a day of environmentally themed programs. Details at carnegiesciencecenter.org or 412-237-3400.
NORTH SIDE: WQED calls for volunteers from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Light of Life Rescue Mission, 10 E. North Ave, and the Mission's other sites, 913-915 Western Ave. Register and schedule a shift at www.lightoflife.org
NORTH SIDE: Children and adults can step up to a podium and read excerpts from some of Dr. King's speeches, part of Saturday Light Brigade's "King for a Day" radio program, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Children's Museum, 10 Childrens Way.
NORTH VERSAILLES: Amachi Pittsburgh calls for volunteers from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, 2000 Brighton Road. Tasks suitable for all age ranges.
OAKLAND: Venture Outdoors holds its 8th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the Park at Schenley Park from 1 to 4 p.m. Activities include ice skating, sledding, refreshments, educational and art projects. Kids under age 18 must bring a parental release form. Call 412-325-1851, ext. 21.
OAKLAND: Carnegie Mellon University holds these events: Choral and Community Tribute to Dr. King, 12-12:30 p.m., Kirr Commons; State of Diversity Address, 12:30-1:30 p.m., McConomy Auditorium; MLK Jr. Writing Awards Presentation and Readings, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Rangos Hall; Holden Puppets perform "World Neighborhood," 2-3 p.m., Kirr Commons; Community Conversation, 2:30-4 p.m., McConomy Auditorium; Candlelight Procession, 4:15 p.m., Purnell Center lobby; Keynote address by James H. Cone, 5 p.m., Rangos Hall.
SHADYSIDE: All-Faith Gathering at 8 p.m. in the Campbell Memorial Chapel at Chatham University. The service features musical performances, spoken word and dance. For details, call 412-365-1281. Haiti relief donations are being collected for Brother's Brother Foundation. Donations of toothpaste, non-liquid soap, toothbrushes, washcloths and wet wipes/baby wipes are requested. No clothes or medications will be accepted. For details call 412-365-1527. WAYNESBURG: Dr. John M. Perkins presents a lecture at 7:30 p.m. in Alumni Hall at Waynesburg University. Free.
WILKINSBURG: A Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade begins at 10 a.m. at Wilkinsburg Church of the Nazarene, Peebles Street, and ends at the intersection of Ross and Center streets.
First Published January 15, 2010 1:42 pm