City of Sarasota administrative offices to close for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Jan. 15, with special events planned throughout the day

Garbage and recycling collections will not be affected

This portrait of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is by Betsy G. Reyneau. It was given to the National Archives. Image from the National Archives and Records Administration

City of Sarasota administrative offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 15, in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the city has announced.

Garbage, recycling and yard waste pickup will continue as regularly scheduled, a news release points out.

The regularly scheduled City Commission meeting will be held the following day, Tuesday, Jan. 16, at City Hall’s Commission Chambers at 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., the release adds.

Bobby Jones Golf Club, Lido Pool, the Robert L. Taylor Community Complex and the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall will observe regular business hours on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Day, the release points out.
The 37th Annual Sarasota MLK Day Celebration, presented by the MLK Celebration Committee in partnership with the Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee and Temple Emanu-El, will feature several events on Monday, Jan. 15, to honor “the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.,” the release notes:

  • The MLK Memorial Breakfast will begin at7:30 a.m.at the Robert L. Taylor Community Complex, featuring entertainment and speakers. Admission will be $20 per person. Proceeds will benefit the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee college scholarship fund. Contact Jetson Grimes with questions or to register: 780-4060.
  • Unity Walk:The 1-mile walk from the Robert L. Taylor Complex to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park, located at 2601 Cocoanut Ave., will begin immediately following the breakfast. Shuttles will be available for those unable to walk, the release notes.
  • MLK Celebration in the Park:The walk will be followed by a celebration in MLK Park, beginning atnoon. This event will feature entertainment, food and community booths. Admission is free.
A poster lists events for the 2018 observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Sarasota. Image courtesy City of Sarasota

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