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MLK Day events in South Florida

Children blow bubbles on the parade route. On Monday January 18, 2016, the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. parade was held in the Liberty City in honor of the apostle of non-violence and civil rights.
Children blow bubbles on the parade route. On Monday January 18, 2016, the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. parade was held in the Liberty City in honor of the apostle of non-violence and civil rights. cjuste@miamiherald.com

Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Here are some events happening in the Miami area:

City Year, Day of Service: 8 to 1 p.m. Monday, Laura Sanders Elementary School, 505 SW Eighth St., Homestead. All volunteers must register. To register, go to https://www.cityyear.org/miami/events/dr-martin-luther-king-jr-day-service.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 5K Run/Walk: The 34th annual race starts at 8 a.m. Monday at the Dr. Martin Luther King Metrorail Station at 6205 NW 27th Ave., Miami. http://bit.ly/2jkPdzg.

MLK Parade: Begins at 11 a.m. Monday and runs along Northwest 54th Street, from Northwest 10th to 32nd avenues. The parade ends with a celebration at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park, 6000 NW 32nd Ct.

MLK Day of Service in Allapattah: Volunteers will work on two projects: Comstock Elementary School Beautification and Senior Home Repair; 8 a.m. Monday. Check-in is at Juan Pablo Duarte Park, 2800 NW 17th Ave. 786-442-7504 or YMCAStandForSomething.org.

YMCA Day of Service: From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, participate at one of 20 volunteer projects in Miami-Dade and Broward counties. Register at https://ymcasouthfloridadonate.regfox.com/mlk-day-of-service-registration.

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