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Pinellas County cities, groups plan events to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Julian Gonzalez, 7, steps with the Martin Luther King Jr. Steppers on Friday night at the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center in Clearwater. Nearly 50 students attended the early Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration.

DEMORRIS A. LEE | Times

Julian Gonzalez, 7, steps with the Martin Luther King Jr. Steppers on Friday night at the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center in Clearwater. Nearly 50 students attended the early Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration.

Events are planned throughout mid and North Pinellas on Monday in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Monday is a national holiday to honor the civil rights leader, who was born on Jan. 15, 1929, and slain April 4, 1968.

Activities include:

Clearwater

On Monday, the 26th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration will be presented by the NAACP Clearwater/Upper Pinellas County Branch and the city of Clearwater.

• A Leadership Breakfast will be at 7:30 a.m. at the North Greenwood Recreation and Aquatic Center, 900 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Clearwater. Pastor Brad Kidwell of the Countryside Christian Center will be the speaker. A donation for breakfast is requested: $4 for adults; $3 for ages 5-9; free for under 5.

• After the breakfast, a march will take place at 10 a.m. from the North Greenwood Recreation and Aquatic Center to Coachman Park, 301 Drew St., Clearwater. A rally and gospel concert will follow in Coachman Park. For information, call the NAACP office at (727) 461-7191.

Largo

• On Monday, the Greater Ridgecrest Community Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast will be held at 8 a.m. at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, 13255 118th St. N., Largo. Tickets are $5 for adults; $3 for children 12 and under.

Dunedin

• On Monday, kids ages 5-12 are invited for the "I Have a Dream'' play day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday at the Martin Luther King Jr. Center. For information, call (727) 812-4545.

Pinellas County cities, groups plan events to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 01/14/10 [Last modified: Saturday, January 16, 2010 1:48pm]
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