Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, marking the birthday of the late civil rights leader.
The federal holiday, celebrated as a day of service, will be celebrated throughout King’s hometown of Atlanta today.
If you didn't make any volunteer plans, you can still find opportunities throughout the Atlanta area at Hands on Atlanta.
In Dunwoody, several volunteer groups will be hard at work:
• The starting at 9 a.m. volunteers will groom and mulch trails, plant plants, and pull weeds, among other groundskeeping tasks. Wear long sleeves, jeans and work gloves.
• Georgia Perimeter College will be serving the local community. Participants are asked to bring a non-perishable food item to a kick off rally to support local food pantries. Volunteers will be spreading out throughout the Dunwoody and Clarkston areas to do work in each community.
• The in Buckhead will include teams from the Dunwoody High School Math Team and Andee’s Army, at Holy Innocents in Sandy Springs. The race starts at 9 a.m. at 3400 Lenox Rd. NE, the Shops Around Lenox parking lot. The morning’s events will include performances by Grady High School’s Band and the North Atlanta High School’s Center for the Arts Percussionists.
Modified MARTA Schedule
MARTA announced that it will operate a modified schedule on Monday, with rail service running every 20 minutes on all lines throughout the day and bus routes on a Saturday schedule.
Some buses will be rerouted in the downtown area for the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday March and Rally and in Stone Mountain for the annual King Day Parade. For the King march and rally downtown, routes 16, 55, 99 and 110 will be rerouted. For the Stone Mountain parade, route 121 will be changed. For information, see www.itsmarta.com or call Customer Information at 404-848-5000.