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Local Events Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (Updated)

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

Here is our list of local events to help honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s Birthday this month! Do you know of an event that should be added to this list? Please submit additions/updates for this free listing HERE.

1st Annual MLK Day of Service (Portsmouth)
Where: New Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, 1000 County Street, Portsmouth, VA 23704
When: Saturday, January 15, 2022 from 8am-4:30pm
Cost: Free
Description:  It’s a day on, not a day off! In the spirit of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s commitment to the community, we are thrilled to announce our first annual “MLK Day of Service.” On January 15, 2022, we will meet at New Mt. Olivet Baptist Church in Portsmouth, VA from 8AM-12PM to put 150 Care Bags together. Once the bags are assembled, we will break into groups to distribute the bags and hot meals throughout the community. Anyone interested in volunteering or donating, please send a direct message via The Rock Legacy Foundation FaceBook Page. We look forward to serving with you!

Celebrate Martin Luther King Day (Portsmouth)
Where: Portsmouth Library, 601 Court Street, Portsmouth,VA23704
When: Saturday, January 15, 2022 from 10am-4pm
Cost: Free
Description: Drop in the library to make a peace dove in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. All ages are welcome.

MLK Homeless Service Day (Newport News)
Where: Doris Miller Community Center, 2814 Wickham Avenue, Newport News, VA 23607
When: Saturday, January 15, 2022 from 11am-2pm
Cost: Free
Description: The HEB Foundation will distribute toiletries, undergarments & bagged lunches to the homeless community in Newport News, VA.

Black Business Shopping Saturday Pop-Up Shop (Virginia Beach)
Where: 757 Events VA Beach, 176 Rosemont Rd, Virginia Beach, VA
When: Saturday, January 15, 2022 from 12-6pm
Cost: Free to attend.
Description: Join 30 Vendors on Black Business Shopping Saturday as we celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We will be highlighting Local Black Businesses in the heart of Virginia Beach, VA at the premiere event space 757 Events VA Beach. We will also have Dance Class Demos, Food, Music and lots of Networking.

38th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Community Leaders Event (Online)
Where: Online
When: Monday, January 17, 2022 at 8am
Cost: Free. Register here.
Description:  Pharrell Williams will serve as the Keynote Speaker at The Urban League of Hampton Roads 38th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Community Leaders Event on Monday, January 17, 2022 at 8 AM. Presented by Dollar Tree, join us this year online for our virtual event to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and recognize dedicated leaders in our community. Since 1984, the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Leaders Awards are presented to individuals or groups who exemplify service, demonstrate the values modeled by Dr. King, and make significant contributions to the community.

MLK Day Community Day (Hampton)
Where: Best Kept Secret, 1025 North King Street, Hampton, VA 23669
When: Monday, January 17, 2022 from 11am-4pm
Cost: Free
Description: Bring back peace, love and unity in the community. Free food, bounce house, face painting, horse back riding and motivational speakers.  Bring your friends, co-workers or family to join the event.

No More Silence! MARCH & RALLY Against Women’s Violence (Norfolk)
Where: Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, 701 Church Street, Norfolk, VA 23510
When: Monday, January 17, 2022 from 1-4pm
Cost: Free
Description: The Original Black Panther Militia presents… No More Silence! March and Rally Against Women’s Violence. In observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Day and to honor all women who have been subject to domestic violence, we will stand, march, and rally with YOU! Just like Dr. King, we will march our way through the streets of Brambleton, then come together and rally for life! Hear from speakers with life-changing stories that are sure to bring great encouragement to your mind, body, and soul! This free event is for the whole family. We are fighting against domestic violence. Will you help us fight!? March starts at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Norfolk, VA at 1:10pm!

MLK, Jr. Service (Online)
Where: Online
When: Monday, January 17, 2022 at 7pm
Cost: Free.
Description: Join Green Acres Presbyterian Church for a special service on Facebook Live commemorating the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.