Events, closures for civil rights leader's birthday
By The Tribune-Review
Published: Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, 9:00 p.m.
Schools and organizations around Western Pennsylvania will host events to commemorate the life of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., whose birth is commemorated Monday.
City offices; federal courthouse, Downtown; Allegheny County offices, including the health department and its clinics; county courts.
Port Authority of Allegheny County's bus, light rail and incline service will operate on regular weekday schedules. The Downtown Service Center on Smithfield Street will be closed. The Customer Service phone line will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Visit portauthority.org or call Customer Service at 412-442-2000 (TTY 412-231-7007).
The city will not collect refuse, bulk waste or recycling materials on Monday. Monday scheduled day of collection will be moved to Tuesday. This will continue through the end of the week with Friday's normally scheduled collection being picked up on Saturday.
Downtown — August Wilson Center, 900 Liberty Ave., open 1 to 5 p.m. Monday; Historian John Ford will discuss the Civil Rights movement, 2 p.m.; Ian Rawson and his wife Lucy will introduce a Haitian art exhibit and speak at 4 p.m.
Duquesne — Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, 1 North Linden Street; 9:30 a.m. Monday, fun run from The Pump House at the Waterfront in Homestead to the Food Bank. More than 120 volunteers will work in two shifts from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to repack donated food in the Food Bank.
East Liberty — The East End Cooperative Ministry and the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary's 30th Annual MLK Celebration, at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Eastminster Church, 250 N. Highland Ave. Dr. Iva Carruthers, keynote speaker.
Edgewood — Habitat for Humanity improvement teams at the Braddock Salvation Army, the McKeesport Family Center, Holy Trinity Baptist Church in Lincoln-Lemington and the Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Edgewood on Monday.
Hill District — Tenth annual Martin Luther King, Jr. “Blood Drive for Life” from 1-6 p.m. Monday at St. Benedict the Moor parish, 91 Crawford Street. Sponsored by the Diocese of Pittsburgh's Office for Cultural Diversity and Persons with Disabilities.
McCandless — The Vincentian Home has its first multicultural fair on Monday as part of Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. Vincentian residents, their families and friends will enjoy arts, culture, food and entertainment from around the world. Festivities take place from 10 a.m. to noon, 1:30-3:30 p.m and 6:30-8 p.m.
North Side — Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, 10 Children's Way; Monday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., SLB Radio Productions presents “Streaming Justice,” a live four-hour webcast exploring civil rights accomplishments and challenges, and “King For a Day,” from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh lobby. Kids and adults read aloud King's speeches.
Oakland — University of Pittsburgh week-long celebration, “Becoming a Just Community,” through Friday. All events are free. On Monday: National Day of Service. Candlelight vigil, 7:06 p.m., Cathedral of Learning steps, 4200 Fifth Ave. On Thursday: Social justice symposium, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., University Club, 123 University Place, Oakland. On Jan. 24: Shabbat Dinner for international students, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Hillel Jewish University Center, 4607 Forbes Ave., Oakland.
Oakland — Chatham University, Monday, Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics and RISE day of service.
Oakland — St. Paul's Cathedral, 108 N. Dithridge St., noon commemorative Mass on Sunday.
Oakland — The Union Project's Annual MLK Day celebration, 801 North Negley Ave., 3-6 p.m. Monday. The event explores building a community more open and accepting of others.
Oakland — Schenley Park Ice Rink, MLK Day in the Park, 1-4 p.m. Monday, presented by Venture Outdoors, the Student Conservation Association and Dominion.
Penn Hills — Penn Hills Association of Christian Clergy, MLK Celebration, noon-1 p.m., Monday, Penn Hills High School Auditorium, featuring the Rev. John Welch, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, the Afro-American Music Institute Boy's Choir and the Penn Hills High School Choir.
Region — More than 300 volunteers from Shady Side Academy on Monday will participate in community service projects.
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