Martin Luther King Jr. Day events in Renton

Here’s what’s happening in the city in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.

With Martin Luther King Jr. Day just around the corner, here’s what is going on in the city:

  • City offices and all Renton School District schools will be closed on Monday, Jan. 16 in comemoration of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
  • Emergency Feeding Program is having a Martin Luther King Day celebration on Sunday, Jan. 15. The event is from 3-5 p.m. at 851 Houser Way North. For more information, contact James Kelly at 206-326-0300.
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Baptist Church is hosting a celebration with guest speaker Nathaniel Miles, vice president for Strategic Initiatives for Eli Lilly and Company on Sunday, Jan. 15. The event starts 11 a.m. at 4519 NE 10th St.

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