LRC’s January programs seek to reignite MLK’s aspirations of keeping the dream alive

“Everybody can be great because anybody can serve.”

Martin Luther King Jr.

By Kelli Nesbitt, Parks & Recreation Marketing Coordinator

Unite with the City of College Station, local leaders, and other community members throughout January at the Lincoln Recreation Center as we reignite Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s aspirations of keeping the dream alive.

Through these programs and community service, we seek to motivate our community to keep moving forward until we achieve the solidarity and common peace MLK spoke about almost 60 years ago.

Here’s the schedule:


FIT FEST (all ages)
Saturday, Jan. 7 • 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Start the new year with a renewed commitment to healthy and active living. Join us for fitness demonstrations, cardio dance to hip-hop and Latin songs, pickleball, and line dancing.

  • Foreversize: 11-11:30 a.m.
  • Zumba: 11:30-noon
  • Hyped Dance Fitness: Noon-12:30 p.m.
  • Pickelball: 12:30-1 p.m.

SHOW ‘EM OFF FOR MLK CAR SHOW (ages 16+)
Saturday, Jan. 7 • 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Jan. 6 Update: Due to Saturday’s weather forecast, the Lincoln Recreation Center’s Show Em’ Off for MLK Car Show has been rescheduled to Saturday, May 6, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Get your motor running and show off your car as one of the best in Bryan-College Station. The show is free and open to the public, but participation is $5 per car. Car reservations are required by Jan. 7.

All makes and models are welcome, and your car must be in place by noon.


KEEPING THE DREAM ALIVE CELEBRATION (all ages)
Friday, Jan. 13 • 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Remember, reflect, and reconnect with families and friends as we honor Dr. King and his legacy. Hear words of empowerment from former Lincoln Recreation Center Supervisor Lance Jackson, along with uplifting music by Men of Purpose. Special recognition will be bestowed on those who have significantly impacted our community.

Punch and cupcakes will be available after the celebration. 


COMMUNITY CLEAN UP (ages 14+)
Saturday, Jan. 14 • 8:30–10 a.m.

We’re calling on friends and neighbors to help clean up the neighborhood around the Lincoln Recreation Center!


LRC OPEN HOUSE (all ages)
Wednesday, Jan. 18 • 6:30–8 p.m. 

Take a guided tour of the historic Lincoln Recreation Center. Our enthusiastic and experienced staff will also provide information and answer questions about memberships, programs, special events, and employment opportunities.


“STRENGTH TO LOVE” BOOK DISCUSSION (ages 16+)
Wednesday • Jan. 18 • 6:30–8 p.m.

Dr. King’s “Strength to Love” was published in 1963 as a collection of his sermons, primarily about racial segregation with a heavy emphasis on religious values. The informal book discussion and study is led by Rev. Dr. Dan De Leon, senior pastor of Friends Congregational Church, United Church of Christ in College Station.

Admission is free, and the book will be available for purchase.


JOB FAIR (ages 16+)
Wednesday, Jan. 25 • 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Dress to impress and bring your resume to connect with local employers. The fair is offered in partnership with Workforce Solutions Brazos Valley.


For more information about Lincoln Recreation Center events and programs, visit cstx.gov/LincolnCenter or call 979-764-3779.

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Kelli Nesbitt has served the Parks & Recreation Department for 17 years, the last nine as marketing coordinator. A native of Bryan, she earned a bachelor’s degree in health & kinesiology from Sam Houston State.

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