The following events in the Baton Rouge area are scheduled for Monday, Martin Luther King Jr. Day:

Baton Rouge

  • Rebuilding Together Baton Rouge volunteers will work on the house of a 78-year-old woman in the 1900 block of Walnut Street. Work will begin on the project at 8:30 a.m. Chris Andrews, the executive director, can be reached at (225) 276-0068.
  • Volunteers will work to restore the outer walls at the Magnolia Cemetery at 422 N. 19th St. People who attend the service project, who can register at, will wire brush the wrought-iron fence and repaint it. The service project will begin with registration at 8:30 a.m. and continue until 4 p.m. Lunch will be provided.

    Church service at 8 a.m. at Mt. Zion First Baptist Church, 356 East Blvd. After the service, participants can walk in a “march for peace” to the River Center Plaza.

    Volunteers should dress in “paint attire” to participate in a community paint day to create public art on the pillars under the Interstate 10 Mississippi River bridge ramp. The project will run from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. Volunteers will meet in the parking lot next to the Pastime Restaurant, 252 South Blvd.

Livingston Parish

  • The annual Denham Springs Martin Luther King Day Celebration and March will start at 10:15 a.m. at L.M. Lockhart Center on Rodeo Drive. The march will end at Roberts United Methodist Church, 201 Julia St. A celebration will begin at 10:30 a.m. Guest speaker is Ronald Mason, president of the Southern University System. For information, call Fred Banks at (225) 664-3301.
  • The annual Martin Luther King march and program at Club Outreach, 30277 Sunset Lane, Walker, will begin at 9 a.m. Guest speaker will be Michelle McCalope, award-winning journalist and author of “Good Job.” For information, call Mary Johnson at (225) 664-1907.

Tangipahoa Parish

  • Divine Hope Ministries will hold a Memorial Walk beginning at 9 a.m. at La. 16 and La. 435. A celebration and remembrance will follow immediately on the grounds of Divine Hope Ministries Church, 991 La. 435, Independence.
  • March and motorcade in Hammond lines up at 9:30 a.m. and leaves Zemurray Park at 11 a.m. to arrive at Martin Luther King Park, where the program begins at noon.