Doctor Martin Luther King Day events

The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., is seen in this undated file photo. (AP)
January 18, 2013 12:00:00 AM PST
Events around the Valley commemorating Doctor Martin Luther King.

FRESNO

Martin Luther King Day March and Commemoration
Monday, January 21 - 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon

9 a.m.- Assemble for Dr. Martin Luther King March @ St. John's Cathedral, 2814 Mariposa Avenue.

10 a.m.- March begins. March will stop at City Hall for speakers. Afterwards, the march will continue on to the Veterans Memorial Auditorium for the Commemoration Program.

10:45 a.m.-Commemoration Program @ Veterans Memorial Auditorium, 2425 Fresno Street. For event information, contact James Lett, (559) 284-6420 or Lenard Addams (559) 375-6749.

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HANFORD

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Event
Monday, January 21, 2013 - 10 a.m.
Former College of the Sequoias educator, Darlean McClure, will speak at the Hanford Civic Auditorium on January 21, 2013. The event, which commemorates the historic efforts of the nation's most ardent and famous civil rights leader, will include a march through the Hanford Civic Plaza.

Admission is free and the event is open to the public.

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MERCED

16th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration
Monday, January 21, 2013 - 11 a.m.
The March will begin at 11 a.m. Monday at the Amtrak station, 324 w. 24th St and end at the Merced County Fairgrounds, 900 Martin Luther King Jr. Way. Inside the Exhibit Building at the fairgrounds the celebration will continue with a multi-ethnic Unity program featuring entertainment by local school children, youth groups, choirs and speakers.

Admission is free and the event is open to the public.

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DAY OF SERVICE

San Joaquin River Steardship Program: Martin Luther King Day of Service
Monday, January 21, 2013 - 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
19623 Road 211, Friant, CA 93726

Winter rains are a harbinger for a great restoration season. This year the Stewardship Program will be focusing efforts on the Hallowell Ranch located close to the Madera entrance of Millerton Lake State Park. We will be planting along Little Sheep Creek, which drains into Cottonwood Creek, a historical salmon stream.

The Stewardship Program will be planting cottonwoods, willows, oregon ash, sycamores and native grasses along the riparian corridor of Little Sheep Creek. Volunteers are needed to assist in the planting.

Directions: From Fresno-Take HWY 41 North to HWY 145. Turn right (East). Hwy 145 will turn into O'Neals Road (Road 211) after the first stop sign. Please stay to the left.

A volunteer will be at the entrance to guide you to the restoration area.

To Register and obtain the mandatory liability waiver go to: SanJoaquinRiver.sportical.com/events/1393

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