Today is MLK Day honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, and it is a Federal holiday. So, you may be wondering what is closed and what might be open. For one thing, many schools are closed to honor Dr. King.

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However, to answer your question will I get my mail, no you won't, not today. Post Offices will be closed because of the federal holiday.

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That also means government agencies, banks, and many corporate offices will close for the day. Courts and Federal Offices will be closed, as well as Post Offices, with mail delivery resuming on Tuesday. City, and county offices are closed, the Secretary of State offices are closed as well.

Is anything open? Yes, for sure. Grocery stores, retail stores and restaurants are open.

There are celebrations throughout West Michigan celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. King.

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Fox17 reported that in Kalamazoo, at 6 p.m. at Western Michigan University tonight, acclaimed journalist, speaker and podcaster Jemele Hill will be hosting a conversation and community discussion at Miller Auditorium. The event is free, but tickets are required through the university’s box office.

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Here in Grand Rapids, Princeton University educator Eddie Glaude Jr. will deliver a keynote address at 6 o’clock tonight at Fountain Street Church. Local university presidents will also be on hand to discuss race relations in the U.S. and how Dr. King's teachings apply today. This event is free and open to the public.

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The Candied Yam, 2305 44th Street in Grand Rapids, will serve free meals to patrons if they donate food or personal care items to the Kentwood Free Little Pantry.

The Holland Museum is hosting an entire day of activities today for their event, 'MLK Day Celebration: How Can You Change the World?'

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And, the Muskegon Museum of Art is honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. today with a Free Community Day featuring a movie screening, art and activities.

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