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MLK holiday brings events, closures

Sun., Jan. 20, 2013

The following offices and services will be affected by the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday Monday:

• Most garbage service will maintain normal schedules, but check your specific service provider. Waste Management, the city of Spokane, and all Kootenai County city and rural garbage pickup are not affected by the holiday.

• City, county, state and federal offices will be closed.

• Post offices will be closed.

• State liquor stores will be open in Idaho.

• Most banks will be closed.

In addition, here are some events commemorating the holiday:

MLK Commemorative Celebration - Justice + Equality = Achievement. Guest speakers are Freda Gandy and Ivan Bush. Today, 4-6 p.m., Holy Temple Church, 806 W. Indiana Ave. Free. (509) 455-8722.

Martin Luther King Jr. Unity March - Annual event celebrating civil rights on Monday. March begins at 10 a.m. at the Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd., and ends at River Park Square, where a resource fair takes place from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. (509) 455-8722.

Kootenai County Task Force on Human Relations Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Gala - Food, wine, music, and silent and live auctions. Monday, 5-8 p.m., Parkside Event Center, 601 E. Front Ave., Coeur d’Alene. $40. (208) 765-3333.

Interactive Event featuring Spokane Chapter NAACP president - Students for Education Reform Whitworth host keynote speaker James Wilburn Jr., president of the Spokane chapter of the NAACP. Other highlights include photo opportunities with a poster featuring Melinda Gates’ quote, “A great education is a civil right.” Students will also be reading King’s iconic “I Have a Dream” speech. Monday, 7 p.m., Whitworth University, Hixson Union Building’s multipurpose room, 300 W. Hawthorne Road. Free. (509) 777-4703.

“I Have a Dream” - Film of the gathering at the Lincoln Memorial in 1963 where Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his stirring speech to 200,000 civil rights marchers. Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs. Open to the public. Tuesday, 12:30 p.m., University of Idaho Teaching and Learning Center, Student Diversity Center, 875 S. Line St., Room 229, Moscow, Idaho. Free. (208) 885-7557.

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