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MLK Day closures and festivities

Monday, January 18, 2016 by Nora Ankrum

Martin Luther King Jr. Day brings with it closures of various facilities around town, including all city of Austin administrative offices (including City Hall and City Council offices), public libraries, museums, cultural arts centers, recreation centers and senior centers. Other notable closures include the Business Solutions Center, the Entrepreneur Center of Austin and the Plan Room at the Small and Minority Business Resources office. The Recycle & Reuse Drop-Off Center will also be closed today, but pickup of trash, recyclables and yard trimmings will remain on schedule. Anyone with questions about city services or closures can call 311. Meanwhile, the annual MLK Community Celebration and march begins at 9 a.m. at the MLK statue on the University of Texas campus. The march will proceed from there to the Capitol for a program on the south steps, and then it will head to the Huston-Tillotson University campus, where festivities will last until 3 p.m. Participants are encouraged to bring canned or nonperishable goods for the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas food drive.

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