Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Service Website with information and links to service projects around the U.S.: mlkday.gov/index mlkday.gov/index.php. Peace Award and...
Martin Luther King Jr.
National Day of Service
Website with information and links to service projects around the U.S.: mlkday.gov/index.php.
Peace Award and Concert
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SAT Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Peace Award, staged reading of King’s “Beyond Vietnam” speech, Concert for Peace, 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Seattle Center House, Seattle; free (206-684-7200 or www.seattlecenter.com).
Teen March to Honor MLK
SAT Teens invited to gather at 1 p.m. Saturday at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park, 2200 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Seattle, to march to Garfield Community Center, 2323 E. Cherry St., for small-group discussions on King’s life and how we can all carry his dream forward (206-233-3979).
Total Experience Gospel Choir
SAT Gospel choir celebrates King’s birthday, 2 p.m. Saturday, Third Place Commons, 17171 Bothell Way N.E., Lake Forest Park; free (www.thirdplacecommons.org).
MLK Jr. Day of Restoration, Tukwila
SAT Join Cascade Land Conservancy to help restore park preserve, invasive weed removal and other restoration projects, snacks, drinks, tools and gloves provided, bring a refillable water bottle; 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Duwamish Hill Preserve, 4010 S. 115th St., Tukwila (206-905-6952 or www.cascadeland.org/events/volunteer-tree-planting-along-the-duwamish-river/).
Weekend of Service
SAT-MON Join in projects in Seattle to remove invasive plants, plant native trees and shrubs and other maintenance projects, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Jose Rizal Park, 1008 12th Ave. S.; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Dearborn Park, 2919 S. Brandon St.; 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday, Kiwanis Wildlife Corridor, 3330 W. Commodore Way and Cheasty Greenspace, Cheasty Boulevard South and South Della Street; preregister (206-322-9296, ext. 217 or www.earthcorps.org).
King Holiday Hoopfest
SAT, MON High-school basketball tournament with games at 3:30, 5, 6:30 and 8 p.m. Saturday at Seattle University Connolly Center; games at 9:30 and 11 a.m., 12:20, 2:30, 4, 6 and 8 p.m. Monday with tribute to King by local community leaders at 7:30 p.m., Hec Edmundson Pavilion, University of Washington, Seattle; $6/Saturday, $10/Monday, tickets online or at the door, proceeds benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of King County and Friends of Hoop (fohseattle.com/king-holiday-hoopfest/index.htm).
Mountains to Sound
Greenway Day of Service
SAT, MON Tree-potting day of service, shifts throughout the day Saturday and Monday, Greenway Native Plant Nursery, Lake Sammamish State Park, 20606 S.E. 56th St., Issaquah; preregister (206-812-0122 or www.mtsgreenway.org/volunteer).
SUN Drama, dance, music and spoken-word performances, call to action, reception, 5 p.m. Sunday, Rainier Avenue Church, 5900 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle; free (206-722-5616 or www.rainieravenuechurch.org).
MLK/Redeeming the Vision Interfaith Service
SUN Awards ceremony for civil-rights leadership, the Civil Rights Honor Roll, presents five local people with acknowledgment for at least 10 years each of varied continuous activities in Tacoma, with local musicians, dancers, theatrical and spoken-word performances throughout the event, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Urban Grace: The Downtown Church, 902 Market St., Tacoma; free (253-573-1504 or urbangracetacoma.org).
MLK workshops, rally and march
MON Martin Luther King Celebration Committee regionwide celebration with “Many Voices United to Build the Beloved Community” workshops, 9:30-11 a.m.; rally, 11 a.m.; march to Federal Building, Second Avenue and Marion Street, for brief outdoor rally, noon Monday; Garfield High School, 400 23rd Ave., Seattle; free (206-786-2763 or www.MLKseattle.org).
Millionair Club Charity
MON Program including remarks by former Seattle Sonics player James Donaldson, music by Seattle musician Laura Piece Kelley, buffet breakfast, hosted by The Millionair Club Charity, providing jobs and support services in the Greater Seattle area, 9:30 a.m. Monday, 251 Western Ave., Seattle; free, donations suggested; reservations requested (206-957-3844 or millionairclub.org).
MLK Day Projects
MON Honor the legacy of King with United Way of King County community service Monday; help restore urban forest at Grass Lawn Park, Redmond; Watershed Preserve, Redmond; Cheasty Boulevard Greenspace, Seattle (volunteer.truist.com).
MON Speakers honoring the legacy of King, hip-hop, rap and blues performances by local artists, King County Executive’s Awards for Excellence in hip hop to honor innovative performance, community service and entrepreneurial achievement, 7 p.m. Monday, Columbia City Theatre, 4916 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle; $15/advance, $20/at the door, $30/VIP seating; proceeds benefit Musica for Youth to support early childhood development (www.brownpapertickets.com/event/145803).
MLK Day of Service,
MON Help Green Kirkland remove invasive plants; snacks, beverages and some tools provided, bring your lunch, wear boots for muddy conditions, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday, Cotton Hill Park, 110th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 98th Street, Kirkland (425-576-1269).
Crossroads Bellevue observance
MON “The Celebration of a Dream,” tribute to King and his message with entertainment and health-fair information and resources, noon-3 p.m. Monday, Crossroads Bellevue, 15600 N.E. Eighth St., Bellevue; free (425-452-7886).
Tournament and MLK celebration
MON High-school basketball top regional teams, 10 and 11:30 a.m., 1, 2:30, 4 and 6 p.m.; tribute to Martin Luther King Jr., 4 p.m.; ShoWare Center, 625 W. James St., Kent; $10/adults, $5/students and seniors, at the door (www.showarecenter.com).
MLK celebration, Federal Way
MON City-sponsored event includes speakers, musical and dance performances, recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Public Advocate Award recipients, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Monday, Decatur High School, 2800 S.W. 320th St., Federal Way; free (253-835-2411).
MLK Day, Washington State History Museum, Tacoma
MON Children’s history-detective activity, find the stories of Northwest African Americans in the museum’s Great Hall, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; “The Right to Dream” living-history portrayal of a young African-American man coming of age in Mississippi in the 1950s and ’60s, 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.; “Test ride on the Sunnyland Bus: A Daughter’s Civil Rights Journey” history presentation by author Ana Marie Spagna, 2-3:30 p.m. Monday; Washington State History Museum, 1911 Pacific Ave., Tacoma; free admission all day (253- 272-9747 or www.wshs.org).
University of Puget Sound event
MON Speakers including Marilyn Strickland, mayor of Tacoma, and Norm Rice, Seattle’s first African-American mayor; music, Keep Living the Dream Awards, video documenting 25 years of MLK celebrations, 7 p.m. Monday, University of Puget Sound, 1500 N. Warner St., Tacoma; free (www.pugetsound.edu).
“I Have A Dream”
MON In celebration of King’s birthday and his “I Have a Dream” speech, create a mobile to share your dreams for your family, community, country and the world, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Children’s Museum of Tacoma, 936 Broadway, Tacoma; included with $6 museum admission (253-627-6031 or www.childrensmuseumoftacoma.org/home).