Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrations
01/17/2014 02:38:46 PM PST
01/17/2014 02:38:48 PM PST
ALAMO Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration: Speakers, singalong and refreshments. 4 p.m. Monday, San Ramon Valley United Methodist Church, 902 Danville Blvd., Alamo. 925-837-5243.
ANTIOCH Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration -- 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, Deer Valley Theater, 4700 Lone Tree Way. Keynote Speaker Maggie Anderson, a well-known author; student performances as well as Antioch Mayor Wade Harper. Antioch Unified School District MLK Scholarships winners will be presented at the event. Free. 925-325-9897, Diane@art4antioch.org.
BERKELEY Third annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration Awards Breakfast: 8 to 10 a.m. Monday, at HS Lordships, 199 Sea wall Drive, Berkeley Marina. Young leaders encouraged to participate. Tickets and details at www.berkeleymlkjrday.com.
EL CERRITO 25th annual parade and program: 9 a.m. assembly Monday in the parking lot of the DMV office, 6400 Manila Ave. The parade begins at 9:30 a.m. to El Cerrito High School; rally and program 10:30 a.m. to noon in the Performing Arts Center, 540 Ashbury Ave.
HERCULES "Fulfilling His Dream" breakfast and program: 10 a.m. to noon Monday at Hercules Middle High School, 1900 Refugio Valley Road. Food, music, performances and special guest speakers.
Holiday March: Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday March, 9:30 a.m. Monday at Hayward City Hall Plaza, 777 B. St., sponsored by South Hayward Parish. Info: 510-785-3663. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration: 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, at Reed L. Buffington Visual and Performing Arts Center, Chabot College, 25555 Hesperian Blvd. The featured speaker is Melba Beals, one of the Little Rock Arkansas nine students who integrated an all-white Little Rock High School in 1954. Mount Eden High School choir and jazz band, the King Senior Steppers and others will perform. Info: 510-723-6976.
MARTINEZ 36th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commencement and Humanitarian Awards: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors meeting. Lobby art display. 651 Pine St.
OAKLAND In The Name of Love: 12th annual Musical Tribute Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., 7 p.m. Sunday, Oakland Scottish Rite Center, 1547 Lakeside Drive. Featuring Martin Luther McCoy, Marcus Shelby Jazz Orchestra, Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir, Oakland Children's Community Choir with Oaktown Jazz Workshops. Admission $23, $25 at the door, $8 for children 12 and under. Info: 510-287-8800, www.mlktribute.com. OMCA Family Drop-in Workshop: History makers/Science makers series, noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, at Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak St. Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day and explore the dream through hands-on science activities. Meet Dr. Hattie Carwell for a presentation in the Lecture Hall at 1:30 p.m. and learn about positive African-American role models. Event included with museum admission; members are free. No reservations required. Info: www.museumca.org/event/historymakers-sciencemakers-january-19.
Make the Dream Real: Attitudinal Healing Connection presents 16th annual national holiday celebration featuring keynote Speaker Dr. Shakti Butler of World Trust, 10 a.m. to noon Monday, at McClymonds High School, 2607 Myrtle St. The theme is "Dream a System of Racial Equality." Event is free, donations are welcome. Info: www.ahc-oakland.org. MLK Film Festival: The African American Museum & Library at Oakland presents a selection of critically acclaimed documentaries that put into historical perspective the nation-defining movement of the 1950s and 1960s for civil rights, 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday, at AAMLO, 659 14th St. Free. RSVP: 510-637-0200. MLK Day: Celebrate Martin Luther King Day with Uhuru Furniture, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, at World Ground Cafe, 3726 MacArthur Blvd. It includes a one-hour program of historical clips of MLK and the civil rights movement, music and APEDE presentation and community discussion, followed by an outreach service project. RSVP: 510-763-3342. MLK Day of Service: Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Shoreline, from 8 a.m. to noon Monday, at Doolittle Drive and Swan Way. Volunteers are asked to assist staff in restoration work and invasive plant removal to support and care for wildlife and their natural habitats. Register at www.ebparks.org or by calling 1-888-327-2757, option 2, or 510-544-2590.
16th annual MLK Day Celebration: Celebrate Dr. King's Legacy Past, Present and Future, 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, at Taylor Memorial United Methodist Church, 1188 12th St. Keynote speaker is Dr. Joy DeGruy, renowned author of "Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America's Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing." Free. Info: 510- 444-6162, www.taylorchurch.org.
MLK Day of Service: Come out to the Gardens at Lake Merritt and Lakeside Park to participate in the MLK Day of Service, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, at Lake Merritt Garden Center, 666 Bellevue Ave. Take part in planting, weeding, mulching and more; children are welcome. Please bring your own gloves and water bottle. Refreshments will be provided. Info: Markus von Euw at 510-427-1605, or firstname.lastname@example.org. MLK Jr. Day Camp: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Downtown Oakland YMCA, 2350 Broadway. Campers have the opportunity to explore nature, find new talents, try new activities, gain independence and make lasting friendships. Info: 510-451-9622, www.oaklandymca.org. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Multicultural Rally: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, at ILWU Warehouse Union Hall Local #6, 99 Hegenberger Road. Celebration of the life and times of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will include guest speakers and youth performances. The organizers are keeping the Dream alive through education and nonviolence. Refreshments will be served. Info: 510-798-5535. Day of Service: 9 a.m. to noon Monday, at Peralta Hacienda Historical Park, 2465 34th Ave. Help pick up trash, pull weeds and remove non-native plants. Wear clothes appropriate for gardening, long pants, sturdy closed-toe shoes, sun hats, sunscreen and gardening gloves. Tools will be provided, but volunteers are encouraged to bring their own tools, water and snacks. Info: 510-532-9142, www.peraltahacienda.org.
PITTSBURG "Tribute to our Elders": 11 a.m. rally Monday, at Pittsburg City Hall, 65 Civic Ave., followed by 11:30 a.m. march to Pittsburg High School's Creative Arts Building, 250 School St., for a free "Oh Happy Day" program featuring Edwin Hawkins and the Love Center Choir, West African Dance Troop, Praise Dancers, BSU Steppers and more.
RICHMOND Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, along the Richmond Greenway between Sixth and 16th streets at Chanslor and Ohio avenues. Healthy food, lively music, service projects. Details: 510-730-0278 or 510-620-6511.
PLEASANTON Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Fellowship Breakfast: Keynote speakers and awards presentation. 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Jan. 27. Pleasanton Hilton at the Club, 7050 Johnson Drive, Pleasanton. $40. 925-263-4444.
MLK Celebration/Oratorical Festival: San Leandro is hosting an oratorical festival at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration at 11 a.m. Monday, at Marina Community Center, 15301 Wicks Blvd. Student contestants will perform an original or well-known essay, speech or poem in celebration of King's message of peace, tolerance and social justice. There will be entertainment, crafts for the kids and light refreshments, 510-577-3462.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Cleanup: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Jan. 25, individual volunteers, families, student and service groups are welcome to join in helping the Friends of San Leandro Creek at Root Park, at East 14th St. and Hays St. Wear sturdy shoes, long pants and sleeves, mosquito repellent, and bring gloves. Participants are required to fill out a waiver form. Children under 14 are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult. Friends of San Leandro Creek will certify volunteer hours for community services.
WALNUT CREEK Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration: Noon Monday, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 1924 Trinity Ave. Music by Gospel Choir from St. Benedict's Catholic Church, Oakland; inspiration from the Rev. Kamal Hassan of Sojourner Truth Presbyterian Church in Richmond. http://interfaithccc.org/dr-martin-luther-king-day-celebration.