A variety of events will be held in Georgetown Jan. 16-20 to honor the legacy of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. Several City offices and facilities will be closed Jan. 16 in recognition of the holiday. For more information about City closures, visit this page.
MLK Day March and Program on Jan. 16
A march to honor the MLK Day holiday begins at noon Monday, Jan. 16, at the Williamson County Courthouse, 710 S. Main St. After meeting on the north side of the Courthouse on Seventh Street, there will be a seven-block march to Macedonia Baptist Church, 206 Martin Luther King Jr. St.
A program beginning at 12:30 p.m. at Macedonia Baptist Church features keynote speaker Dr. Belinda White. The march and program are sponsored by the Georgetown Fellowship of Churches and are free and open to the public.
MLK Leaders Prayer Breakfast on Jan. 16
The Georgetown Ministerial Alliance and the Georgetown Police Department will host the MLK Leaders Prayer Breakfast at 8 a.m. Jan. 16. The event is at the Public Safety Operations and Training Center, 3500 D.B. Wood Road. A light breakfast will be provided. View more information about the MLK Leaders Prayer breakfast.
Youth Service Day on Jan. 16
The Georgetown Project will host a Youth Service Day, 9 a.m.-noon, Jan. 16, on MLK Day for local high school students in grades 9-12. A variety of projects will be available across the community. Drinks, snacks, and certificates for three hours of service will be provided.
Read more details about Youth Service Day on the Georgetown Project website or call at 512-943-0074.
MLK Jr. Service Week Jan. 16-20
United Way for Greater Austin is hosting an MLK Jr. Service Week Jan. 16-20. There will be a series of in-person community volunteer opportunities and an educational walking tour. Learn more about MLK Jr. Service Week.
Southwestern University Keynote Address Jan. 18
Southwestern University hosts a series of Dream Week events to celebrate the vision of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Aaron Harris will present a keynote address during Dream Week at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, in Ballroom 214B at the McCombs Campus Center, 1001 E. University Ave. The keynote address is open to the public.
Harris is a dynamic change agent who transforms adversity into power. He is dedicated to the empowerment of youth and young adults. Harris serves as the executive director of Keep My Promise Inc. KMP Inc. is a non-profit organization that serves the community through educational access, career readiness, and mentoring.