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MLK events around the county, JoCo offices closed Monday

There are plenty of events throughout the county scheduled to highlight the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK). Although Mother Nature has put a hold the Jan. 19 event at Johnson County Community College, that was to feature Dr. Alveda King, niece of MLK, and Johnson County Manager Penny Postoak Ferguson, other planned events will continue.

• The Kansas City Boys & Girls Club choirs will perform in the musical production “We Shall Overcome” in honor of MLK. The performance begins at 7 p.m., Feb. 10, in Yardley Hall, at the Carlsen Center, 12345 College Blvd., Overland Park.
• Speakers will celebrate MLK from 3 to 5 p.m., on Jan. 20, MidAmerica Nazarene University, 2020 E Sheridan, Olathe. A reception will include student art and music.
• An educational exhibit is available on MLK’s life from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Jan. 18-21, at the Gardner City Hall Council Chambers, 120 E. Main St.

Johnson County Board of County Commissioners, on Thursday, Jan. 17, signed a proclamation to designate Monday, Jan. 21 as Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

As Jan. 21 is a holiday, Johnson County offices will be closed that day. Critical services will continue to be provided. The MLK event at Johnson County Community College has been rescheduled for 5 p.m., Saturday, March 9, in Yardley Hall.


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