Saturday, January 16, 2010

Silicon Valley Martin Luther King Day Events & Holidays Closings Information

This is a partial list of area events celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, January, 18st.

* Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Luncheon. Keynote speaker will be Bryan Monroe, CEO of Monroe Media Group and former editorial director of Ebony magazines, speaks. 11:00am to 2:00pm, Monday, January 18st, Parkside Hall, 180 Park Avenue, San Jose. $55. 408-292-3157.

* MLK Freedom Train. Join King devotees aboard the San Francisco-bound Freedom Train on Monday for a trip to the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. Leaves Diridon Station at 9:30am and makes stops in Sunnyvale, Palo Alto and San Mateo. Tickets, $10, must be purchased in advance. 408-861-5352.

* Freedom March. Public participation encouraged in a re-enactment of a civil rights march supporting King's ideals. Noon-2:00pm, February 6th, Dr. Martin King Library, 150 E. San Fernando St., San Jose. 408-808-2183.

* Treading the Dream. Live music, art and fashion shows celebrating the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Includes wine tasting and appetizers. 6:00pm-9:00pm, Sunday, January 17th. X Studio, 2147 S. 10th St., San Jose. $10-15. 408-826-2498.

* Birthday celebration. Storyteller Diane Ferlatte leads a program of stories and songs about King. 12:30, 2:00 and 3:30pm, Monday. Children's Discovery Museum, 180 Woz Way, San Jose. 408-298-5437.

* Community cleanup. Join others removing graffiti and litter from neighborhoods, parks and along Coyote Creek, 8:30am - 12:30pm, Monday. Meet at Happy Hollow Park & Zoo, 1300 Senter Road, San Jose. Must be age 12 and older. Ages 12-18 must be accompanied by an adult chaperone. 408-794-6400.

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, title & escrow firms will be closed.

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