42nd Annual MLK Day of Celebration
Noon Jan. 15. Madam Walker Legacy Center, 617 Indiana Ave. madamwalkerlegacycenter.com. Free.
Roland Martin, host and managing editor of the #RolandMartinUnfiltered Daily Digital Show and founder of the Black Star Network, will be the distinguished speaker at the Madam Walker center. Martin has contributed to CNN and been selected as a Fellow of the Society of Professional Journalists and as a member of the National Association of Black Journalists Hall of Fame.
The Children’s Museum
Free admission Jan. 15. 3000 N. Meridian St. childrensmuseum.org.
Traditional West African and Diaspora drumming from the Griot Drum Ensemble and a discussion of King by storyteller Portia Jackson are planned for the day along with other activities, like learning about printmaking.
Community-Wide Food Drive
With our local food pantries experiencing an increase in demand, and a decrease in supply, the City of Fishers is holding a community-wide food drive on Monday, January 15. Food donations will be collected with a Pack the Snowplow event at all three Fishers Kroger stores from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Also on January 15, Billericay and Holland Parks will host donation collections along with a free drop-in Kindness Rock painting event from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
From January 8 through 15, stop by and donate at the Hamilton East Public Library, Fishers YMCA, City Services Building, and Fishers Parks Office.
In addition, residents can order donations and have them delivered to the City on our Amazon Wish List
MLK Day is the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities. This year, Fishers residents are invited to volunteer with the City.
- Onsite support to assist with the food drive
- Christmas tree mulch spread at Billericay Park
- Kindness Rock Painting Volunteer (Holland Park)
- Kindness Rock Painting Volunteer (Billericay Park)
See all available volunteer opportunities.
Celebrate the messages of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by spreading hope and kindness throughout your community. Leading up to MLK Day, visit the Fishers Parks Maker Labs (8100 E. 106th Street, Suite 150) to create your “I have a dream” yard sign to display in front of your own. Sign making will be available from January 4 through 12 on weekdays from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. All supplies will be provided free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis.
During the celebration on January 15, visit Holland Park and Billericay Park for kindness rock painting from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Decorate your rock with an inspiring message of love and kindness to brighten someone’s day. All supplies will be provided free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis. “I have a dream” yard signs will be available at both parks to use, as well.
MLK Day Commemoration
6:30 p.m. Jan. 11. Tarkington Theater at the Center for The Performing Arts, 3 Carter Green in Carmel. carmel.in.gov. Free.
Singing, dance and speeches will be part of a celebration honoring the Civil Rights icon.
Information courtesy of IndyStar.com and ThisIsFishers.com