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CINCINNATI - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day will be celebrated nationally on Monday, Jan. 21. Locally, Cincinnatians have the opportunity to celebrate Dr. King the entire holiday weekend. Here is a list of local MLK Day events:
1. The Cincinnati Museum Center will throw a culture fest to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The celebrations will be held Jan. 19 through Jan. 21 at Union Terminal, with many activities to choose from.
Activities in the Rotunda and surrounding areas are free. Activities in the museums are free for members or included with an All Museums Pass for $12.50 for adults and $8.50 for children.
2. The Cincinnati Sports Club is holding a Kidsports Camp to celebrate Martin Luther King Day on Monday, Jan. 21 from 7:30 a.m. through 6 p.m. Prices vary and registration is required.
3. Admission to the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum will be half price on Monday, Jan. 21. The reduced admission prices will be $5 for adults, $4 for students and seniors (60 and older) and $3 for active military and veterans with valid military ID. The Hall of Fame, located outside Great American Ball Park, is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
4. The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center is offering free admission to special activities in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Also, the galleries will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 21. There will be hands-on stations and live exhibit interpreters.
5. The Hoxworth Blood Center in downtown Cincinnati will hold a blood drive on Martin Luther King, Jr. day from 9:30 a.m. through 3:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 21.
6. The Martin Luther King, Jr. Coalition will hold their 37th Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 21. This event will include a King Legacy Awards Breakfast, National Underground Railroad Freedom Center March Kick-Off, Fountain Square Interfaith Prayer Service, Music Hall MLK Commemorative Celebration. For times, pricing and directions, Click here.
7. The Children's Theater of Cincinnati will put on a one man show at the Children's Learning Center from 2 p.m. through 4 p. m. at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County Main Library. The show is free.
8. Live the Dream: Our Declaration of Unity Committee will hold a featured speaker at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21. There will also be choir performances, youth presentations and music played by Vince Benabese. This event will be held at Cornerstone United Methodist Church in West Chester.
Cornerstone United Methodist Church
7600 Princeton Glendale Road
West Chester, OH 45069
9. The 28th Annual MLK Evening Celebration will be held at the Lebanon Junior High School Auditorium Monday, Jan. 21 at 7 p.m. The celebration will include recognizing Photography Dunn Well and Mr. Jay Mills as the 2013 Drum Major for Service Award recipients. The Coalition will also recognize students from Lebanon City Schools who participated in the MLK Essay Contest and Art Show. The highlight of the evening will be the MLK Speaker, VA Chaplain Rev. Dr. Wendell Rome. This event is free and open to the public.
160 Miller Road
10. The City of Florence will hold its annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Program on Monday, Jan. 21 at 3 p.m. at the Florence Government Center. The program will include a welcome and holiday history by Mayor Diane E. Whalen, Grace of God Ministries Choir & Praise Dancers, Freedom march around the Government Center campus, among other activities.