Martin Luther King Jr. Day closures and events in the Reno area

Martin Luther King Jr. Photo by NASA/MGN.
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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - Most government offices and schools are closed Monday for Martin Luther King Jr Day.

It is a state holiday so Nevada state government offices will be closed.

Washoe County reports its administrative offices, the administrative offices at the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office, and state district and justice courts will be closed.

All Washoe County libraries will be closed and additionally the North Valleys library branch will be closed on Tuesday.

Regional Animal Services shelter operations and office will be closed, but field operations will continue as normal.

The Washoe County Clerk’s Office will be open in the courthouse to issue marriage licenses.

Municipal courts in Reno and Sparks will be closed.

Sparks and Reno administrative offices will also be closed.

In Reno, the Northwest Pool will be open for normal hours.

The University of Nevada, Reno, Western Nevada College and Truckee Meadows Community College will be closed.

The annual Memorial Caravan will depart Bethel AME Church at 2655 Rock Blvd. at 10 a.m. and organizers report for the first time the Nevada Highway Patrol will escort the caravan. Its path includes Interstate 580, which was renamed the Martin Luther King Jr. Highway.

Addtionally at UNR, the Center for Student Engagement has invited students to participate in the third annual Martin Luther King Day of Service on Monday.

More than 70 students signed up to volunteer for activities like with Kiwanis Bikes, Reno-Sparks Gospel Mission, Truckee Meadows Park Foundation, Food Bank of Northern Nevada and The Discovery Museum.

"Students who volunteer are not only sharing their time and efforts with those in their community, but they are becoming engaged citizens in their community," Amy Koeckes, associate director of the Center for Student Engagement, said in a statement released by UNR. "And that's a major goal of the center, to help students become responsible citizens."

The Northern Nevada Black Cultural Awareness holds its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Dinner at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa. It begins at 5:30 p.m. with dinner and the program starts at 7 pm. Punam Mather, executive director of the Elaine P. Wynn & Family Foundation, will be the event’s keynote speaker.


The University of Nevada, Reno provided this photograph to show some of the students who will volunteer for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.