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  • Renee C. Byer / Sacramento Bee

    Supporters marched down 10th Street in Sacramento as they participated in the March for the Dream to celebrate Martin Luther King Day in 2012. The 33rd annual version of the march is scheduled for Monday.

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  • CLOSED / OPEN ON MLK DAY

    The following agencies are closed Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Day:

    Federal offices

    • U.S. Postal Service

    • State offices

    • Most local municipal government offices: Citrus Heights, Roseville, Sacramento

    • El Dorado Transit

    • Placer Commuter Express

    • Roseville Transit Commuter Service

    Open Monday

    • Placer County Transit

    • Roseville Transit Local

    • Sacramento Regional Transit operates a Sunday/holiday schedule

    • Yolobus operates a non-express holiday schedule

Celebrations, activities scheduled to honor Martin Luther King Jr. in Sacramento region

Published: Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 - 1:25 pm

This year’s Martin Luther King Jr. march will start Monday at two separate locations and converge downtown at the Sacramento Convention Center.

There will be rolling street closures along the routes. The north march will depart from Grant High School at 9 a.m.

The south march will begin at the Oak Park Community Center at 8:30 a.m. pausing at Sacramento City College to join marchers who will start from there.

The nation honors Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday with a holiday in the name of the great civil rights and social justice leader.

The holiday, annually on the third Monday of January, was first observed in 1986, paying homage to King, who was born Jan. 15, 1929, and murdered on on April 4, 1968. It was observed by all 50 states for the first time in 2000.

In the Sacramento area, celebrations and other recognition of King and his legacy are being held throughout the weekend and Monday. Here is a list:

SATURDAY

MLK Day Adopt-a-Park

9 a.m. to noon

Help beautify three parks: William Land Park at 3800 Land Park Drive; Seymour Park at 845 Florin Road; Garcia Bend Park at 7654 Pocket Road.

More information: http://www.cityofsacramento.org/volunteers/

Contact: Vishal Ream-Rao at vream-rao@cityofsacramento.org ; (916) 808-7184

SUNDAY

Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Capital Christian Center Auditorium, 9470 Micron Ave., Sacramento

A gathering of Sacramento area churches, community leaders and citizens to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. King. Keynote speaker is Bishop Broderick A. Huggins Sr., joined by the MLK Celebration Choir.

More information: http://www.capitalonline.cc/ai1ec_event/mlk-celebration?instance_id=38893

District One Annual MLK Day of Service 2014

1 to 4 p.m.

Egret Park, 5145 Westlake Parkway, Sacramento

Tasks include weeding, tree maintenance and mulching.

Information, registration: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/district-one-annual-mlk-day-of-service-2014-tickets-9680692211?aff=eorg

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service: Hidden Falls

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Hidden Falls Regional Park, 7606-7998 Mears Road, Auburn

Volunteers install picnic tables and interpretive signs, as well as build and maintain park trails.

Information, registration: http://www.meetup.com/Roseville-Trail-Bike-Jog-Run-Club/events/97144902/

MONDAY

33rd Annual Capitol March for the Dream

8 a.m. check-in; 8:30 start

March begins at 3425 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., six miles past the Capitol, ending at the Convention Center.

More information: http://www.mlk365.org/#march

Diversity Expo

10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Sacramento Convention Center, 1400 J St., Sacramento

In the Health, Career, Resource and Education pavilions, featuring talent show, vendors, community groups, children's activities

More information: http://www.mlk365.org/#celebration

MLK Community Celebration

2 p.m.

Sierra Foothills Unitarian Universalists, 190 Finley St., Auburn

Presentations by four generations of justice makers, spoken-word poetry, multi-generational community chorus, music by local artists and Dr. King’s words read by community leaders.

More information: http://www.mysfuu.org/mlk2014

20th Annual Davis Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

11 a.m.

Varsity Theatre, 616 Second St., Davis

Keynote address by Dana Vickers Shelley, Southern Poverty Law Center; panel discussion; music by Dick Holdstock and the Davis Freedom Singers. Event ends with a “Freedom March” through downtown.

More information: http://city-managers-office.cityofdavis.org/press-releases/martin-luther-king-jr.-celebration ; (530) 757-5602

MLK National Day of Service: Putah Creek Council

9:30 a.m. to noon

North Davis Riparian Greenbelt

Volunteers plant native trees and shrubs that will provide wildlife habitat to birds and butterflies, improve water quality and beautify the greenway.

Information, registration: http://www.putahcreekcouncil.org/ ; (530) 795-3006


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