Day of Service to honor MLK’s legacy

The town is holding its first annual Day of Service in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The event will begin with a Unity Walk from the Battle Green to Cary Hall, where there will be a presentation by several residents and a performance by the Harrington Elementary School Chorus. Participants will then split into groups for a variety of service activities. One group will volunteer at the Waltham YMCA from 1 to 3:30 p.m. to help with its Community Day program, which will provide sports, activities, games, and refreshments for area homeless and low-income families. Another group will serve lunch to seniors at several sites in town from noon to 2 p.m. Another group will make cards for veterans, the homeless, and hospitalized citizens from noon to 3:30 p.m. in Cary Hall. Participants are also invited to donate food, gift cards, books, toys, diapers, and other items to COMPASS for Kids, a local nonprofit organization, and to the Lexington Food Pantry.