Martin Luther King, Jr. Day events in South Florida

West Palm Beach, Fla. - Many local people and agencies are spending the Martin Luther King holiday volunteering their time and energy around the community.

On Monday, students and staff from Palm Beach Atlantic University are observing the holiday as a "day on, not off."

From 10 a.m. until 1 p.m., volunteers projects with PBA will take place throughout Palm Beach County.

Volunteers will split their time at a Block Party at Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church as well as at the Quantum House, the Palm Beach Zoo and Safe Harbor Animal Rescue.

The United Way of Palm Beach County is seeking volunteers to help out with two projects in West Palm Beach.

Volunteers are needed to help sort donated clothes at Seagull Industries Thrift Store from 8:30 a.m. until noon. Latex gloves will be provided.

Also, volunteers are needed at Seagull Industries to paint blackboards from 9 a.m. until noon. Seagull Industries helps local disabled people.

There are other events taking place in our area, aside from volunteer projects.

The Spady Museum in Delray Beach is hosting its annual breakfast in honor of Dr. King. The event starts at 8 a.m., at the Delray Beach Golf Club. The event costs $30 and includes a full breakfast buffett and beverages.

In Lake Worth, the city is hosting its 19th Annual Candlelight March through the downtown area. The march will feature people of all ages, including veterans of the civil rights movement. Church and school groups will also be represented in the march. Those taking part in the walk through downtown Lake Worth are asked to gather at City Hall at 5 p.m. The parade will travel down Lake Avenue to the MLK "Ball" Memorial.

A Fellowship Dinner is planned to follow the march in Lake Worth. It'll take place at First Baptist Church, off of 2nd Avenue South and M Street.

In Belle Glade, a parade will take place at 10 a.m. in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The theme of the parade is "Honoring the Dream through Soul Music." Those participating in the parade are asked to line up at 9 a.m. on the east side of Lake Shore Middle School. The school is located at 425 W. Canal Street North. The parade ends at the loading ramp on Southwest Fifth Street. A memorial service will follow the parade.

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY

Parade: 8:30 a.m.-noon, Jan. 21. Begins AT 17th Avenue, continues west on 37th Street, north on U.S. 1, north on Old Dixie/38th Lane, west on 45th Street, north on 43rd Avenue, ending at Gifford Park.

ST. LUCIE COUNTY

Martin Luther King Jr. Ecumenical Memorial Service: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 21. First United Methodist Church, 260 S.W. Prima Vista Blvd., Port St. Lucie. 772-336-6898.

Grand Parade: 10 a.m. Jan. 21. Begins Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Avenue I; proceeds to Lawnwood Stadium via Quincy Avenue.

MARTIN COUNTY

Parade Monday: 11 a.m. assembly and noon march. 10th Street Recreation Center, 724 S.E. 10th St., Stuart, to Memorial Park, 100 S.E. Ocean Blvd., Stuart.

Speakers: 1 p.m. Jan. 21. Memorial Park, 100 S.E. Ocean Blvd., Stuart.

Concert: 3-5 p.m. Jan. 21. Memorial Park 100 S.E. Ocean Blvd., Stuart.

CLOSINGS

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY

SCHOOLS

Indian River County public schools: Closed

IRSC: Closed

FAU: Closed

Brevard County Public Schools: Closed

GARBAGE PICKUP

Waste Management, Sebastian: Open, regular schedule

Waste Management, Vero Beach: Open, regular schedule

Treasure Coast Refuse: Open, running regular schedule

Vero Beach Solid Waste Department: Pickup will be on next scheduled day

Landfill/County Convenience Centers: Open

POST OFFICE

No delivery

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

Community Coach door to door: Will not operate

Go Line IRT Public Transportation: Regular hours

TREASURE COAST NEWSPAPERS

Business offices: Closed

BANKS

Most banks contacted are closed, but contact your bank for specific hours.

Bank of America: Closed

Seacoast National Bank: Closed except for Sebastian Walmart Branch, which is open 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

GROCERY STORES

Most stores contacted are open, but contact your grocer for specific hours.

PHARMACIES

Most pharmacies contacted are open, but contact your pharmacy for specific hours.

MALLS

Indian River Mall: Open regular hours

Treasure Coast Square mall: Open regular hours

Vero Fashion Outlets: Open regular hours

LIBRARIES

Indian River County Main Library: Open regular hours

North County Library, Sebastian: Open regular hours

Gifford Library: Open regular hours

Brackett Library: Open regular hours

Indian River County Law Library: Open regular hours

South Mainland Library: Closed

GOVERNMENT

Indian River County Administration Building: Open, regular hours

Tax Collector's Office: Closed

Vero Beach City Hall: Closed

Sebastian City Hall: Closed

Fellsmere City Hall: Open

Indian River Shores Town Hall: Open regular hours

Orchid Town Hall: Open 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Brevard County District 3 Government Offices, Melbourne: Closed

COURTS

Indian River County Courthouse: Closed

Federal Courthouse, Fort Pierce: Closed

LAW ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES

Sebastian Police:

Administrative offices closed; dispatch and emergency services open

Fellsmere Police: Open

Vero Beach Police: Administrative offices closed; dispatch and emergency services open

Indian River County Sheriff's Office: Administrative offices closed; dispatch and emergency services open

Indian River Shores Public Safety: Administrative offices closed; dispatch and emergency services open

Brevard County Sheriff's Office: Administrative offices closed; dispatch and emergency services open

ST. LUCIE COUNTY

SCHOOLS

St. Lucie County Public Schools: Closed

IRSC: Closed

FAU: Closed

GARBAGE PICKUP

Fort Pierce Department of Solid Waste: Regular garbage/trash/recycling collection

County Solid Waste Department: Regular garbage/trash/recycling collection, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

Waste Pro: Regular pickups

St. Lucie County Landfill: Closed

Waste Management of Okeechobee: Regular pickups

POST OFFICE

No delivery

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

St. Lucie County Community Transit: Closed

Treasure Coast Connector: Closed

TREASURE COAST NEWSPAPERS

Business offices: Closed

BANKS

Most banks contacted are closed, but contact your bank for specific hours.

Seacoast National Bank: Closed

GROCERY STORES

Most stores contacted are open, but contact your grocer for specific hours.

PHARMACIES

Most pharmacies contacted are open, but contact your pharmacy for specific hours.

MALLS

Indian River Mall: Open regular hours

Treasure Coast Square mall: Open regular hours

LIBRARIES

St. Lucie County public libraries: Closed; St. Lucie West closed Saturday-Monday

GOVERNMENT

St. Lucie County: Closed

Supervisor of Elections: Closed

City of Port St. Lucie: Closed

City of Fort Pierce: Closed

COURTS

St. Lucie County Courthouse: Closed

Federal Courthouse, Fort Pierce: Closed

LAW ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES

St. Lucie County Sheriff: Administrative offices closed; dispatch and emergency services open

Fort Pierce Police: Administrative offices closed; dispatch and emergency services open

Port St. Lucie Police: Administrative offices closed; dispatch and emergency services open

MARTIN COUNTY

SCHOOLS

Martin County Public Schools: Closed

IRSC: Closed

FAU: Closed

Okeechobee County Public Schools: Closed

GARBAGE PICKUP

Waste Management: Regular schedule

Waste Pro: Regular schedule

Martin Landfill: Open regular hours 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Martin County Transfer Facility: Open

City of Stuart: Closed Monday; Monday services will be on Tuesday, Tuesday services will be on Wednesday

Jupiter Island: Regular service

POST OFFICE

No delivery

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

Treasure Coast Connector: Not running

Community Coach: Regular hours

TREASURE COAST NEWSPAPERS

Business offices: Closed

BANKS

Most banks contacted are closed, but contact your bank for specific hours.

Seacoast National Bank: Closed

GROCERY STORES

Most stores contacted are open, but contact your grocer for specific hours.

PHARMACIES

Most pharmacies contacted are open, but contact your pharmacy for specific hours.

MALLS

Indian River Mall: Open regular hours

Treasure Coast Square mall: Open regular hours

LIBRARIES

Martin County public libraries: Closed

Okeechobee County libraries: Closed

GOVERNMENT

Martin County: Closed

City of Stuart: Closed

Town of Jupiter Island: Closed

Town of Sewall's Point: Open 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Town of Ocean Breeze: Closed

Okeechobee County: Closed

City of Okeechobee: Close

COURTS

Martin County Courthouse: Closed

Federal Courthouse, Fort Pierce: Closed

Okeechobee County Courthouse: Closed

Law Enforcement Administrative Offices

Stuart Police Department: Administrative offices closed; dispatch and emergency services open

Martin County Sheriff's Office: Administrative offices closed; dispatch and emergency services open

Zaimarie De Guzman contributed to this story.

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