Marlene Feist

Lots of ways to celebrate MLK Day!

Marlene Feist, Utilities Communications Manager, No Phone Number Available

Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 4:01 p.m.

Lots of ways to celebrate MLK Day!

Updated: 01/11/2016 at 10:21 a.m.

City of Spokane elected officials and employees will take part in the annual Unity March and other events in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 18. We invite others to join us in this celebration and in other events in Spokane in honor of this important day.

Here are details for a number of MLK Day events in Spokane:

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  • Saturday, Jan. 9, 9 to 10:30 a.m. – Prayer Breakfast, Gonzaga University, Hemmingson Center Grand Ballroom, 730 E. Desmet Ave. Cost is $20. Event features Nate Mile, vice president of strategic initiatives for Eli Lilly & Co. For information or tickets, call 509.455.8722 or go to
  • Saturday, Jan. 16, 5 to 8 p.m. Martin Luther King Jr. Gala, organized by the Kootenai County Task Force on Human Relations, HREI Center, 414 Millan Road, Coeur d’Alene. Call 208.765.3932 for cost and other information or visit their web site at
  • Sunday, Jan. 17, 4 to 6 p.m.Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Celebration, Morningstar Baptist Church, 3909 W Rowan Ave. Event is hosted by the Martin Luther King Jr Outreach Center.  For information, call 509.455.8722 or go to
  • Monday, Jan. 18, 10 a.m.  -  Rally at INB Performing Arts Center, 344 W. Spokane Falls Blvd., followed by the Unity March through downtown. For information, call 509.455.8722 or go to
  • Monday, Jan. 18, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.Community Resource Fair, Spokane Convention Center.  For information, call 509.455.8722 or go to

Citizens throughout Spokane and the nation are committed to making Martin Luther King Jr. Day a day of service to the community—“A Day On, Not a Day Off.” To sign up for volunteer and service opportunities, go to

Students at Eastern Washington University, Gonzaga University, Washington State University Spokane, and Whitworth University should check their school web sites. Another option is to go to for information on how you can plan a service project or get involved.

Spokane City Hall, Spokane Municipal Court, and Spokane Public Library branches are closed on Monday, Jan. 18, in recognition of MLK Day. City parking meters don’t have to be plugged on that day.

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