Friday, January 18, 2008

Martin Luther King Day Events and Holiday Closings Information

This is a partial list of area events celebrating Martin Luther King Day on Monday, January, 21st.

  • Ras Midas - With Root Awakening. Raggae celebration of King's life. 9:30pm today, January 18th. Moe's Alley, 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz, $15. 510-478-5008.

  • MLK Birthday Community Sing-along and Concert. Songs from the civil rights, peace and labor movements. 7:30pm Saturday, January 19th. Peninsula Peace and Justice Center, 457 Kingsley Ave., Palo Alto. 650-326-8837.

  • MLK Jr. Celebration. Special speaker Rev. Robert Olmstead "Continuing Dr. King's Dream of Truth, Peace & Justice". 3:00pm Sunday, January 20th, First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto. 650-323-6167.

  • MLK Day Celebration. With musical group Hey Mom! 11:30am, Sunday, January 20th, Kepler's Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Free. 650-324-4321.

  • 28th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Luncheon. Keynote speaker will be Julia Hare. Noon, Monday, January 21st, African American Community Service Agency, 304 N. Sixth St., San Jose. $35. 408-292-3157.

  • 28th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Luncheon. Keynote speaker will be Julia Hare. Noon, Monday, January 21st, Emmanuel Baptist Family Life Center, 467 N. White Rd., San Jose. $35. 408-532-6755.

  • King Plaza Dedication Ceremony. City of Palo Alto is naming Civic Center Plaza in honor of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Musical performance by the Stanford Gospel Choir and Eastside Preparatory High School Choir. 2:00pm Monday, January 21st, 250 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto.

  • Mover of Mountains Award and Scholarship Breakfast. Event will recognize and honor those who follow in the footsteps of King in education and service. 7:00am, Monday, January 21st, Wyndham Hotel, 1350 N. First St., San Jose. $40. For reservations, call 408-428-9551.

Holiday Closings: Federal, State offices will be closed. County offices in Santa Clara, San Mateo, Alameda, Santa Cruz, Monterey, San Benito all will be closed. City offices in the above counties will be closed. No mail delivery. Libraries will be closed. Schools in the above counties will be closed. Banks will be closed.

Travel: BART - regular schedule; Caltrain - regular schedule; Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority - regular schedule; SamTrans - regular schedule; AC Transit; weekend schedule; Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit District - weekend schedule; Monterey-Salinas Transit - Sunday schedule; Muni - Saturday schedule, subject to change.

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