Martin Luther King Jr. holiday events
A listing of events celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Rally, March
MON Honoring Dr. King and his work for racial equality, economic justice and nonviolence with theme “Let Freedom Ring,” workshops, including several geared toward youth, 9:30-10:45 a.m. Monday; rally with speakers, poetry and music, 11 a.m.; march to the Jackson Federal Building, 12:30 p.m. for brief outdoor rally, 1:45 p.m. Monday, Garfield High School, 400 23rd Ave., Seattle (www.MLKseattle.org).
MLK Day of Service, Nature Consortium
MON Work parties to remove invasive species, mulch and plant native trees and plants to restore native habitat, 10 a.m. Monday, West Duwamish Greenbelt, Highland Park Way Southwest and West Marginal, Seattle; preregister at least 24 hours in advance (206-923-0853 or www.naturec.org/volunteer).
MLK Weekend of Service, Earth Corps
MON MLK Weekend of Service program on history of Seattle urban forests and the legacy of Dr. King, restoration projects to remove invasive plants, weed, and plant native trees and shrubs, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday, Cheasty Greenspace, Cheasty Boulevard South and South Della Street, Seattle; preregister (www.earthcorps.org).
History in the Making: Presidential Inauguration and MLK Day
MON Community gathering to celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and watch the second inauguration of President Barack Obama, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday, Northwest African American Museum, 2300 S. Massachusetts St., Seattle; free (206-518-6000 or www.naamnw.org).
King Holiday Hoopfest
MON High school basketball tournament, appearances by Jamal Crawford, Nate Robinson, Tony Wroten, Jason Terry and other NBA players from local high schools, proceeds benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of King County and Friends of Hoop, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday, Royal Brougham Pavilion, Seattle Pacific University, 3414 Third Ave. W., Seattle: $10 (www.fohseattle.com).
MLK Day of Service, Fremont
MON Keynote speaker Franklin Donahoe, Washington State Commission on African-American Affairs, help assemble hygiene packets for disaster victims, Community Service Forum to learn about local community organizations, potluck lunch, presentation on mission to Haiti, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, Doric Lodge, 619 N. 36th St., Seattle (fremontneighborhoodcouncil.org/event/814).
MLK Day of Service, UW
MON Kickoff gathering 8-9 a.m., then head out to service projects around the city 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday, University of Washington HUB (Husky Union Building), 4001 N.E. Stevens Way, University of Washington, Seattle; preregister (206-543-4282 or mlkjr.washington.edu).
Tribute to Martin Luther King and Mahatma Gandhi
MON Music and readings of personal stories of King and Gandhi and their messages of social justice, harmony and cooperation, 7 p.m. Monday, East West Bookshop, 6500 Roosevelt Way N.E., Seattle; free (206-523-3726).
MLK Day of Service Food Drive
MON Shoreline Community College students and community members collecting food donations at 10 grocery stores, sign up for a three-hour shift or donate all day Monday (206-533-6690 or new.shoreline.edu/service-learning/).
Celebration of a Dream MLK Tribute Event
MON Entertainment including X-Factor finalist Leroy Bell, Seattle Peace Chorus, speakers; Health and Wellness Fair information, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday, Crossroads Bellevue, 15600 N.E. Eighth St., Bellevue (425-644-1111 or www.crossroadsbellevue.com).
MLK Day of Service, Friends of Cedar River Watershed
MON Help restore Madrona Woods 9-acre urban forest by planting native trees and shrubs, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., above Madrona Beach, Seattle; interpretive program of history of the Cedar River and its salmon, help plant native trees and shrubs, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday, Cavanaugh Pond, north side of the Maple Valley Highway (Hwy. 169) 4.5 miles east of I-405, Maple Valley; preregister (www.cedarriver.org).
MLK of Service, Kirkland
MON Washington Conservation Corps project for all ages to remove invasive plants to restore forest habitat, wear sturdy shoes or boots, work gloves if you have them, 10 a.m. Monday, Carillon Woods Park, 5429 106th Ave. N.E., Kirkland; preregistration requested, not required (www.kirklandwa.gov/depart/parks/Green_Kirkland_Partnership.htm).
MLK Day of Service, Issaquah
MON Mountains to Sound Greenway native tree potting, 9 a.m.-noon or noon-3 p.m. Monday, Greenway Nursery, Issaquah, preregister (206-812-0122 or www.mtsgreenway.org/volunteer).
MLK Unity Breakfast
MON Dream Awards community recognition, performances, keynote speaker Carolyn McKinstry, 8 a.m. Monday, University of Washington Tacoma, 1900 Commerce St., Tacoma; $5-$20, reservations requested, day of event tickets if space available (www.tacoma.washington.edu/mlk).
MLK event, UPS Tacoma
TUE Keynote speaker John Carlos, 1968 Olympic medal winner and civil rights/humanitarian activist, comments by local and campus leaders, music, reception and book signing with Carlos, author of “The John Carlos Story: The Sports Moment That Changed The World,” 7 p.m. Tuesday, Schneebeck Concert Hall, University of Puget Sound, 1500 N. Warner St., Tacoma; free (www.pugetsound.edu).