Saluting MLK at area events
Two area Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrations:
▪ In Sacramento: An estimated 28,000 people total are expected to join two marches planned in honor of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The two routes converge at the Sacramento Convention Center. The south march will start at Sacramento City College at 9 a.m., and the program for the north march will begin at Grant High School at 8 a.m. Early-rising south marchers can walk an extra mile if they start with a group departing from Oak Park Community Center at 8:30 a.m. After passing the reviewing stand at the Convention Center, marchers can proceed to a Diversity Expo inside. Regional Transit buses will be available to return marchers to their starting point. Go to www.mlk365.org for more information.
▪ In Davis: A free community MLK celebration from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. will feature keynote speaker Natasha Minsker, center director of the American Civil Liberties Union of California’s Center for Advocacy and Policy. There will also be storytelling and music at the celebration at the Varsity Theatre, 616 Second St. The event will conclude with a performance by the Freedom Singers and a freedom march, which will begin after the program and end at the E Street Plaza for music and community fellowship. Go to http://cityofdavis.org for more information.
Blast from the Past
The Discovery Museum Science & Space Center, 3651 Auburn Blvd. in Sacramento, will be filled with fossils, rocks and dinosaurs as part of the opening weekend of its Blast from the Past exhibit looking at geology and long-ago eras in Earth’s history. A planetarium show is included in the price of admission.
The exhibit will be open from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tickets cost $8 for adults, $7 for seniors 60 and older as well as for ages 13 to 17, and $6 for ages 4 to 12. Children 3 and younger get in free.
Go to www.thediscovery.org/Events-Activities/activities-calendar.html for more information.
Things to do
- Monday is the last day to skate at the Downtown Sacramento Holiday Ice Rink, Seventh and K streets. The rink is scheduled to be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Go to http://godowntownsac.com for more information.
- The Harlem Globetrotters, celebrating their 90th anniversary world tour, will perform at 2 p.m. at Sleep Train Arena, 1 Sports Parkway, Sacramento. Go to www.sleeptrainarena.com for more information.