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Posted at 1:24 PM ET, 01/13/2011

Honoring King's legacy: D.C. area blogs

By Washington Post editors

Good afternoon. Monday is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day -- a federal holiday. Sure, some folks will take the extra day to sleep in or run some errands, but others have made it a tradition to participate in a community service project to honor King's legacy. For today's roundup, we offer posts from several bloggers who have been thoughtful enough to highlight projects around the area. Check it out.

The Natural Capital has this suggestions for folks looking for nature-themed volunteer activities on MLK Day.

If you’re interested in working with a local school, The Grassroots Education Project will be hosting a volunteer day at Tubman Elementary, 3101 13th St. NW, that day. The Heights Life has details.

Life in the Village has a list of volunteer opportunities in Ward 7. You can help clean up a park or work at a nearby school.

And from The Hill is Home a list of service opportunities for folks who live near Capitol Hill , as well as a list of neighborhood nonprofits happy to accommodate volunteers year-round.

Not King-related, but still nice. A lovely photo of a mother and child statue in a surprising place: a Greenbelt shopping center. It’s courtesy of Maryland Daily Photo.

That's it for now. Thanks for reading, and I hope you'll find this list of volunteer opportunities helpful. Even if you aren't able to participate in a project on Monday, maybe you can take a quiet moment to reflect on King's legacy.

By Washington Post editors  | January 13, 2011; 1:24 PM ET
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