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Martin Luther King Jr. Day events

By Times Staff Writer
Published January 14, 2007


Today

Black Heritage Street Festival: With music, including Wayman Tisdale, artists, authors, sports, kids' activities. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Al Lopez Park, Tampa. Free. 1-888-224-1733, ext. 143; www.tampablackheritage.org.

Battle of the Bands and Drum Line Extravaganza: With Historically Black Colleges and Universities All-Star Band members and high school marching bands. 6:15 p.m. Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg. $12. (727) 327-0085.

Unity celebration: Family event with African drumming, music, Kuumba Dancers, storytelling, poetry, spoken word, kids' crafts. 3-5 p.m. International Bazaar at Centro Ybor, Ybor City. Forum follows. (813) 241-8292. Free.

St. Petersburg worship service: Hosted by the Congregations United for Community Action (CUCA), featuring speaker Abhi Jamananchi at 4 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church of St. Petersburg, 719 Arlington Ave. N in St. Petersburg. (727)866-0315.

Monday

St. Petersburg Drum Major for Justice Parade: Starts at 1:15 p.m. at Third Avenue S and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street, moves north on King to Central Avenue, east to Bayshore Drive, and north on Fifth Avenue, ending at Vinoy Park. (727) 327-0085. Free.

Clearwater march and rally: March begins at 9:30 a.m., North Greenwood Recreation Complex, 900 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., moves south to Drew Street, west to Coachman Park. Rally follows with James Perkins Jr., mayor of Selma, Ala., and William Floyd of the San Francisco 49ers 1995 Super Bowl team. Jazz by Eric Darius. (727) 485-3980. Free.

Dunedin celebration: With Shiloh and Bethel A.M.E. choirs, Dunedin High School Steppers, programs on Rosa Parks and Medgar Evers. 7-9 p.m. Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center, 550 Laura Lane, Dunedin. Free. (727) 298-3015.

St. Petersburg candlelight vigil: 6:30 p.m., Demens Landing, Bayshore Drive and First Avenue S, downtown St. Petersburg, moves to St. Petersburg Museum of History on Second Avenue NE for program. Bring flashlight or candle. (727) 894-1052, ext. 205.

Tampa interfaith memorial service: 4 p.m. with choir performances at Beulah Baptist Church 1006 W. Cypress St. in Tampa. Free. (813) 276-2637.