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Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2014 in Fredericksburg

Closings and events.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2014 in Fredericksburg

Public schools in Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania and Stafford are closed on Monday, Jan. 20, for the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.

Central Rappahannock Regional Library is open regular hours.

City of Fredericksburg offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 20.

City of Fredericksburg Monday trash will be collected Tuesday; Tuesday's trash will be collected Wednesday; Monday and Tuesday recycling will be picked up Tuesday.

FRED Transit will not run VRE buses on Monday.

Germanna Community College will be closed on Jan. 20 in observance of the holiday.

Spotsylvania County government offices are closed Friday, Jan. 17,  for Lee-Jackson Day and Monday, Jan. 20, for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

All Spotsylvania County convenience centers will be closed Monday.  The Livingston Landfill Facility will be open 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Stafford County Public Schools will hold their Second Annual Martin Luther King Day of Service event, Canstruction®.  Teams are composed of students, teachers, area businesses and community members.   This year's event will be held at the Spotsylvania Towne Center.  Bring a canned food or monetary donation for a ticket and come out to see the displays and vote for people's choice. One Can Make A Difference.    Click here for additional information.

The U.S. Postal Service is closed Monday.  There will be no mail delivery.

The University of Mary Washington will be closed on Jan. 20 in observance of the holiday.

Virginia Railway Express (VRE)
will operate an "S" schedule on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  Only trains designated with an "S" above its train number on the schedule will run.

We will be monitoring train operations and answering calls and emails from the Quantico station and as such our Alexandria office will be closed to walk-ins.


Canstruction® at Spotsylvania Towne Center, Monday, Jan. 20., a Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service event to benefit the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank. 

The University of Mary Washington Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Keynote Speaker: Ernest Green, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21 
in Dodd Auditorium in George Washington Hall on the UMW campus, 1301 College Ave., Fredericksburg.   

Ernest Green was one of the Little Rock Nine who, in 1957, were the first black students to attend classes at Little Rock Central High School in Little Rock, Ark. Green was the first African American student to graduate from the school in 1958.

In 1965, Green became involved in employment law with a building-trade apprenticeship for the Adolph Institute, a project to help minority women in the South find opportunities for professional careers.  From 1968 to 1976 he directed the A. Phillip Randolph Education Fund. 

Green served as assistant secretary in the Labor Department under President Carter.

In 1999, he and the other people of the Little Rock Nine were awarded the Congressional Gold Medal by President Bill Clinton for outstanding bravery during the integration of Little Rock Central High School.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Dream Spoken Word/Poetry Performances, 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, in The Underground, Lee Hall, UMW. 

Student performances will be judged on creativity, content and performance delivery, and prizes will be awarded.  The public is invited to attend. Free.

The events are sponsored by the University of Mary Washington Office of the President; James Farmer Multicultural Center; Office of Honor, Leadership, and Service; and Multicultural Outreach Effort (MORE).

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