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Celebrate MLK on Sunday

“By Any Means Necessary, Keep Moving Forward” is the theme of the 2018 Greater Everett Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration, set for 3 p.m. Sunday at Bethany Christian Assembly, 2715 Everett Ave.

The event includes music by the MLK Celebration Choir and guest musicians, pianist Mother Rosie Freeman and saxophonist Jacqueine Cobbs; and a keynote speech by Judy Hoff, an author and the founder of the Hoff Foundation.

More info: 425-876-0665

Also Sunday, “Blessed Are the Peacemakers,” the 13th annual Whidbey community Martin Luther King Jr. event, is scheduled for 3 p.m. at St. Augustine’s-in-the Woods Episcopal Church, 5217 S. Honeymoon Bay Road, Freeland. Organized by St. Augustine’s Episcopal Peace Fellowship, the theme is “Effective Resistance: From Rosa Parks to the Women’s March.”

Interactive readings will connect the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and ’60s with the contemporary resistance of Black Lives Matter, the Women’s March and the movement to remove Confederate statues and symbols. Karl Olsen, music minister of Freeland’s Trinity Lutheran Church, will lead the music.

More info: 360-331-4887


Honor King with service

Edmonds Community College students, employees, members of the Blue Heron Canoe Family and the public are scheduled to volunteer during an MLK National Day of Service event, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday at Gold Park, 6421 200th St. SW, Lynnwood. The park, also called Stolja Ali, is an ethnobotanical garden managed by EdCC. Volunteers will pull weeds, remove trash and put in native plants.

More info: 425-640-1258


Bus service for MLK Day

Community Transit’s commuter service to downtown Seattle and the University of Washington will be limited on Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday. Only Routes 402, 413, 421, and 855 will operate.

Local bus service, DART paratransit service and Sound Transit Express service will operate on their regular weekday schedules.

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Everett Transit and Everett Para Transit buses will operate on a regular weekday schedule Monday. However, customer service and administrative offices will be closed. The paratransit scheduling office will take calls 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Elsewhere, King County Metro will briefly pause all bus service at 4:04 p.m. Monday for a moment of reflection and remembrance to honor the birthday of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and to mark the 50th anniversary of his assassination.

Metro and Metro-operated Sound Transit buses in King County will pull over and stop only where and when it is safe to do so. Buses will not pause service if they are traveling on highways, in the downtown Seattle transit tunnel or on roadways where there is no place to safely pull over.

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