San Joaquin Valley events for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

The Fresno BeeJanuary 14, 2014 

THURSDAY

Ecumenical prayer breakfast: 6:30 a.m., Westside Church of God, 1424 W. California Ave. The theme is "A Day of Reconciliation." Speaker: Bishop Jerry Macklin of Glad Tidings Church of God in Hayward. The cost is $20. 213-5925.

FRIDAY

Opening garlanding ceremony: noon-1 p.m., Fresno County Courthouse Park, 1100 Van Ness Ave. Speaker: Fresno Unified School District Superintendent Michael Hansen. 681-3140, 435-2212.

Awards reception and ceremony: 5:30-7:30 p.m., Fresno City Hall, 2600 Fresno St. 621-7834.

SATURDAY

Community breakfast: 9-11 a.m., Clovis Veterans Memorial Building, 453 Hughes Ave., Clovis. Speaker: Fresno City Council Member Oliver Baines. Tickets at the door with a canned food item $5. Call for reservations. 324-2476.

All-faiths service and candlelight vigil: 4-6 p.m., Fresno City College, 1101 E. University Ave., Old Administration Building, Auditorium. Community forum panel: Deborah Blue, chancellor of the State Center Community College District; Lynne Ashbeck, Clovis mayor; Rep. Jim Costa, a Fresno Democrat; and Les Kimber, a former Fresno City Council member and retired founder of the California Advocate newspaper. 435-2212, 227-9819.

MONDAY

March through downtown Fresno: Assembling at 9 a.m., march begins at 10 a.m., St. John's Cathedral, 2814 Mariposa Ave. 284-6420.

Commemoration program: After march, Veterans Memorial Auditorium, 2425 Fresno St. Organizers ask attendees to donate canned food at all events. www.fresnomlk.com, 213-5925.

Yosemite National Park: Free admission day. (209) 372-0200 (then dial 3 then 5).

Tulare breakfast and march: 10 a.m. breakfast, Claude Meitzheimer Community Center, 830 S. Blackstone in Tulare. March begins at 11 a.m. Lunch will be served after the march followed by a program. 687-9480.

Are you organizing a Martin Luther King Jr. Day event that's not on this list? Let us know: email metro@fresnobee.com or call Anita Talley at (559) 441-6356.

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