Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

Event Date: 
Monday, January 20, 2020 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Join us as we unite in reflection and celebration of Dr. King’s legacy. Social action, educational events, opportunities for meaningful conversations and much more are part of a full day of activities.

There are a number of events on Mon. January 20 you can participate in, reflect on, and be inspired by:

9:00 - 10:30 AM (doors at 8:30) Annual Community Conversation on Race: "The Necessity of Discussing Race and Racism with Your Own Family at Home" presented by the Town of Lexington Human Rights Committee at Grace Chapel, 59 Worthen Road.

11:00 AM- Unity Walk from the Minuteman Statue at the Lexington Battle Green to Cary Memorial Hall.

11:15 AM- Commemoration Program and Musical Performances at Cary Memorial Hall, 1605 Massachusetts Ave.

1:00 - 3:00 PM- Senior In-Home Help

  • For seniors who need help with indoor or outdoor projects around their home. Small odd jobs would include, for example, changing a smoke detector, raking, clearing snow, etc. Help will be available for periods of up to 60 minutes. Volunteers cannot remove things (ie. donations) from the property. To register, call 781-698-4840, or visit the Senior Services web page.

1:30 – 3:30 PM- MLK Day Gathering for Lexington Seniors: Honoring His Legacy, Continuing His Message of Sharing at Brookhaven, 1010 Waltham Street.

1:30 – 3:30 PM- Older Adults are invited to participate in an Oral History Project at Brookhaven, 1010 Waltham Street.

  • Who & What: LHS students interview older adults on camera to capture testimonies, first-hand accounts and experiences during the Dr. MLK Jr./Civil Rights era. Interviews will be recorded and eventually merged into one video/documentary for future viewing and historical archives. 
  • Register: To be an interviewer or interviewee contact Sharon Gunda, LCSW at 781-698-4851 or sgunda@lexigntonma.gov

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Various volunteer activities throughout Town  

For more information, visit LexingtonMLK.org.