2023 “Taste of Soul” Soul Food Cook-Off

2023 “Taste of Soul” Soul Food Cook-Off

Bring your family to the “Taste of Soul” on Saturday, February 25, at the MLK, Jr. Recreation Center, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., for a soul food cook-off promoting local chefs and celebrating the diversity of soul food cuisine. 

The Taste of Soul will also feature raffles and prizes, a fun photo booth, and live entertainment for all to enjoy.

Admission is FREE! Come out and cast your vote for the best dish!

You can also enter your best soul food dish for a chance to win a cash prize! The Grand Prize winner will receive $750!

For more information, visit bit.ly/MLKTasteofSoul or call 214-670-8418.

Rediscovering Lost Values

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center, along with the Dallas Civil Rights Museum, will host a panel discussion entitled “Rediscovering Lost Values” on Thursday, February 28, 2019, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the MLK, Jr. Community Center (2922 MLK Boulevard, Bldg. A). This year’s theme was taken from a speech Dr. King delivered in Detroit in 1954.

Panelists include Matt Houston, President of the Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce; Rev. L. Robin Murray, Assistant Minister of Children’s Ministry at Joy Tabernacle AME Church; and Dale Long, member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and Big Brothers Big Sisters National Partnership Chairman. The moderator is Norma Adams Wade, Journalist from the Dallas Morning News. There will also be a special presentation by Millicent Rone, President of the American Airlines African American Diversity Network.

“We hope attendees will be inspired by our presenters to continue to move Dr. King’s dream forward through action, on a sustained basis,” says Emma Rodgers, curator of the Dallas Civil Rights Museum.

The Dallas Civil Rights Museum will also be open for tours and information. This event is free and open to the public.

Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

The Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration is a long-standing tradition of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center, with a series of events honoring King’s life and legacy. For the first time in the City’s history, there will be more than a week-long commemoration, which will begin on January 9, 2019, and will run through January 22, 2019.

This year’s theme is “Reconciliation: Moving the Dream Forward” and all events will touch on various issues Dr. King championed during his lifelong career of activism.

Below is a schedule of events planned for the 2019 MLK Celebration Week. For details, visit www.dallasmlkcenter.com/mlk-celebration-week.

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
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MLK Fresh Produce Distribution (Limited Distribution) 10:00 am
MLK Fresh Produce Distribution (Limited Distribution) @ MLK, Jr. Community Center
Feb 1 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
MLK Fresh Produce Distribution (Limited Distribution) @ MLK, Jr. Community Center
Free Computer Help (MLK Branch Library) 3:00 pm
Free Computer Help (MLK Branch Library) @ MLK Branch Library
Feb 1 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Free Computer Help (MLK Branch Library) @ MLK Branch Library
Celebrate With Crafts- Wednesdays @ 4pm (MLK Branch Library) 4:00 pm
Celebrate With Crafts- Wednesdays @ 4pm (MLK Branch Library) @ MLK Branch Library
Feb 1 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
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MLK Fresh Produce Distribution 9:00 am
MLK Fresh Produce Distribution @ Park South YMCA
Feb 4 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
MLK Fresh Produce Distribution @ Park South YMCA
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Free Math Tutoring K-12 (Every Saturday @ MLK Branch Library) 10:00 am
Free Math Tutoring K-12 (Every Saturday @ MLK Branch Library) @ MLK Branch Library
Feb 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Free Math Tutoring K-12 (Every Saturday @ MLK Branch Library) @ MLK Branch Library
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Free Computer Help (MLK Branch Library) 3:00 pm
Free Computer Help (MLK Branch Library) @ MLK Branch Library
Feb 4 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Free Computer Help (MLK Branch Library) @ MLK Branch Library
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MLK Fresh Produce Distribution (Limited Distribution) 10:00 am
MLK Fresh Produce Distribution (Limited Distribution) @ MLK, Jr. Community Center
Feb 8 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
MLK Fresh Produce Distribution (Limited Distribution) @ MLK, Jr. Community Center
Free Computer Help (MLK Branch Library) 3:00 pm
Free Computer Help (MLK Branch Library) @ MLK Branch Library
Feb 8 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Free Computer Help (MLK Branch Library) @ MLK Branch Library
Celebrate With Crafts- Wednesdays @ 4pm (MLK Branch Library) 4:00 pm
Celebrate With Crafts- Wednesdays @ 4pm (MLK Branch Library) @ MLK Branch Library
Feb 8 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Celebrate With Crafts- Wednesdays @ 4pm (MLK Branch Library) Join us on Wednesdays at MLK to celebrate unique national holidays! We are now switching from the Grab & Go kits … Continue reading Celebrate With Crafts- Wednesdays @ 4pm (MLK Branch Library)
After School Super Snacks (For Kids 1-18yrs) 4:30 pm
After School Super Snacks (For Kids 1-18yrs) @ MLK Branch Library
Feb 8 @ 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm
After School Super Snacks (For Kids 1-18yrs) @ MLK Branch Library
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MLK Fresh Produce Distribution 9:00 am
MLK Fresh Produce Distribution @ Park South YMCA
Feb 11 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
MLK Fresh Produce Distribution @ Park South YMCA
The MLK Fresh Produce Distribution Center provides fruits, vegetables, and dry goods to the surrounding community at no cost. It has temporarily been relocated to the Park South YMCA (2500 … Continue reading MLK Fresh Produce Distribution
Free Math Tutoring K-12 (Every Saturday @ MLK Branch Library) 10:00 am
Free Math Tutoring K-12 (Every Saturday @ MLK Branch Library) @ MLK Branch Library
Feb 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Free Math Tutoring K-12 (Every Saturday @ MLK Branch Library) @ MLK Branch Library
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Free Computer Help (MLK Branch Library) 3:00 pm
Free Computer Help (MLK Branch Library) @ MLK Branch Library
Feb 11 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Free Computer Help (MLK Branch Library) @ MLK Branch Library
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MLK Fresh Produce Distribution (Tuesdays at 12PM) 12:00 pm
MLK Fresh Produce Distribution (Tuesdays at 12PM) @ MLK, Jr. Community Center
Feb 14 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
MLK Fresh Produce Distribution (Tuesdays at 12PM) @ MLK, Jr. Community Center
 
Free Computer Help (MLK Branch Library) 3:00 pm
Free Computer Help (MLK Branch Library) @ MLK Branch Library
Feb 14 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Free Computer Help (MLK Branch Library) @ MLK Branch Library
Free legal aid clinic @ 4 PM 3:00 pm
Free legal aid clinic @ 4 PM @ MLK, Jr. Community Center
Feb 14 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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After School Super Snacks (For Kids 1-18yrs) 4:30 pm
After School Super Snacks (For Kids 1-18yrs) @ MLK Branch Library
Feb 14 @ 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm
After School Super Snacks (For Kids 1-18yrs) @ MLK Branch Library
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MLK Fresh Produce Distribution (Limited Distribution) 10:00 am
MLK Fresh Produce Distribution (Limited Distribution) @ MLK, Jr. Community Center
Feb 15 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
MLK Fresh Produce Distribution (Limited Distribution) @ MLK, Jr. Community Center
Free Computer Help (MLK Branch Library) 3:00 pm
Free Computer Help (MLK Branch Library) @ MLK Branch Library
Feb 15 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Free Computer Help (MLK Branch Library) @ MLK Branch Library
Celebrate With Crafts- Wednesdays @ 4pm (MLK Branch Library) 4:00 pm
Celebrate With Crafts- Wednesdays @ 4pm (MLK Branch Library) @ MLK Branch Library
Feb 15 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Celebrate With Crafts- Wednesdays @ 4pm (MLK Branch Library) Join us on Wednesdays at MLK to celebrate unique national holidays! We are now switching from the Grab & Go kits … Continue reading Celebrate With Crafts- Wednesdays @ 4pm (MLK Branch Library)
After School Super Snacks (For Kids 1-18yrs) 4:30 pm
After School Super Snacks (For Kids 1-18yrs) @ MLK Branch Library
Feb 15 @ 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm
After School Super Snacks (For Kids 1-18yrs) @ MLK Branch Library
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MLK Fresh Produce Distribution 9:00 am
MLK Fresh Produce Distribution @ Park South YMCA
Feb 18 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
MLK Fresh Produce Distribution @ Park South YMCA
The MLK Fresh Produce Distribution Center provides fruits, vegetables, and dry goods to the surrounding community at no cost. It has temporarily been relocated to the Park South YMCA (2500 … Continue reading MLK Fresh Produce Distribution
Free Math Tutoring K-12 (Every Saturday @ MLK Branch Library) 10:00 am
Free Math Tutoring K-12 (Every Saturday @ MLK Branch Library) @ MLK Branch Library
Feb 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Free Math Tutoring K-12 (Every Saturday @ MLK Branch Library) @ MLK Branch Library
Event Details Sign up to receive FREE math tutoring for grades K-12 at the Martin Luther King Jr. Branch Library. Must register online to participate. Email contact for more information. … Continue reading Free Math Tutoring K-12 (Every Saturday @ MLK Branch Library)
Free Computer Help (MLK Branch Library) 3:00 pm
Free Computer Help (MLK Branch Library) @ MLK Branch Library
Feb 18 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Free Computer Help (MLK Branch Library) @ MLK Branch Library
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MLK Fresh Produce Distribution (Limited Distribution) 10:00 am
MLK Fresh Produce Distribution (Limited Distribution) @ MLK, Jr. Community Center
Feb 22 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
MLK Fresh Produce Distribution (Limited Distribution) @ MLK, Jr. Community Center
Free Computer Help (MLK Branch Library) 3:00 pm
Free Computer Help (MLK Branch Library) @ MLK Branch Library
Feb 22 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Free Computer Help (MLK Branch Library) @ MLK Branch Library
Celebrate With Crafts- Wednesdays @ 4pm (MLK Branch Library) 4:00 pm
Celebrate With Crafts- Wednesdays @ 4pm (MLK Branch Library) @ MLK Branch Library
Feb 22 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Celebrate With Crafts- Wednesdays @ 4pm (MLK Branch Library) Join us on Wednesdays at MLK to celebrate unique national holidays! We are now switching from the Grab & Go kits … Continue reading Celebrate With Crafts- Wednesdays @ 4pm (MLK Branch Library)
After School Super Snacks (For Kids 1-18yrs) 4:30 pm
After School Super Snacks (For Kids 1-18yrs) @ MLK Branch Library
Feb 22 @ 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm
After School Super Snacks (For Kids 1-18yrs) @ MLK Branch Library
25
MLK Fresh Produce Distribution 9:00 am
MLK Fresh Produce Distribution @ Park South YMCA
Feb 25 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
MLK Fresh Produce Distribution @ Park South YMCA
The MLK Fresh Produce Distribution Center provides fruits, vegetables, and dry goods to the surrounding community at no cost. It has temporarily been relocated to the Park South YMCA (2500 … Continue reading MLK Fresh Produce Distribution
Free Math Tutoring K-12 (Every Saturday @ MLK Branch Library) 10:00 am
Free Math Tutoring K-12 (Every Saturday @ MLK Branch Library) @ MLK Branch Library
Feb 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Free Math Tutoring K-12 (Every Saturday @ MLK Branch Library) @ MLK Branch Library
Event Details Sign up to receive FREE math tutoring for grades K-12 at the Martin Luther King Jr. Branch Library. Must register online to participate. Email contact for more information. … Continue reading Free Math Tutoring K-12 (Every Saturday @ MLK Branch Library)
2023 “Taste of Soul” Soul Food Cook-Off 11:00 am
2023 “Taste of Soul” Soul Food Cook-Off @ MLK, Jr. Recreation Center
Feb 25 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
2023 "Taste of Soul" Soul Food Cook-Off @ MLK, Jr. Recreation Center
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MLK Book Club: Assata 1:00 pm
MLK Book Club: Assata @ MLK Branch Library
Feb 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
MLK Book Club: Assata @ MLK Branch Library
Free Computer Help (MLK Branch Library) 3:00 pm
Free Computer Help (MLK Branch Library) @ MLK Branch Library
Feb 25 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Free Computer Help (MLK Branch Library) @ MLK Branch Library
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MLK Fresh Produce Distribution (Tuesdays at 12PM) 12:00 pm
MLK Fresh Produce Distribution (Tuesdays at 12PM) @ MLK, Jr. Community Center
Feb 28 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
MLK Fresh Produce Distribution (Tuesdays at 12PM) @ MLK, Jr. Community Center
 
Free Computer Help (MLK Branch Library) 3:00 pm
Free Computer Help (MLK Branch Library) @ MLK Branch Library
Feb 28 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Free Computer Help (MLK Branch Library) @ MLK Branch Library
Free Legal Aid Clinic @ 4 PM 3:00 pm
Free Legal Aid Clinic @ 4 PM @ MLK, Jr. Community Center
Feb 28 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Free legal aid clinic @ 4 PM. Registration begins at 3 PM for the first 30 people in line. Legal aid clinics will take place every 2nd and 4th Tuesday … Continue reading Free Legal Aid Clinic @ 4 PM
After School Super Snacks (For Kids 1-18yrs) 4:30 pm
After School Super Snacks (For Kids 1-18yrs) @ MLK Branch Library
Feb 28 @ 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm
After School Super Snacks (For Kids 1-18yrs) @ MLK Branch Library