Madame Walker MLK event:
They are celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a special tribute to Nelson Mandela this January 20th. Breakfast will be available in the Urban League building at 9 am, followed by a freedom walk to the Madame Walker Theatre Center at 9:30. Enjoy entertainment from Iibada Dance Company, Kwanzaa Choir, and more!
From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., guests can enjoy free admission as well as hands-on activities, historic gym classes featuring calisthenics from the 1930s and two special exhibits. In addition, storyteller Deborah Asante will perform at 1:30 p.m.
Enjoy free admission from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a non-perishable canned food donation, which will go to Gleaners Food Bank.
The museum will offer free admission from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Activities for the day include the film, “Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin,” who’s remembered as a March on Washington organizer and performances by Freetown Village Singers and No BS! brass band.
Throughout the day, visitors will stuff donated canned goods inside one of the zoo’s signature service vehicles and the person who comes closest to guessing the total number of cans wins a Dolphin Art Adventure. Admission is free with a canned good.
Indy Reads Books, 911 Massachusetts Ave.
Adults and children are invited to help organize shelves and sort through donations from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the store. Visit http://www.indyreadsbooks.org for more information.
IUPUI, 420 University Blvd.
Volunteer from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at various sites around Indianapolis for a day of service. Volunteers will meet at 8 a.m. at the IUPUI campus center, 420 University Blvd. for registration.
Free admission from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be special activities and performances throughout the day.
Learn fun ways to invest money, play games and participate in other activities. Free admission from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Enjoy the premiere of “Journey to the South Pacific” in 3D at the IMAX. Checkwww.imax.com for showings. The Indiana State Museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and both activities are free with a canned good donation.
Tour the new exhibit that highlights the contributions of athletes from Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The exhibit also shows how academics was just as important as wining. Kids of all ages are invited to participate in fitness clinics with former and current NCAA student-athletes from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will also be opportunities to win official NCAA merchandise throughout the day. Admission is free from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
From 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., health care professionals from Eskenazi Health will offer free health screenings and general information about Eskenazi Health services. Screenings will be on the third floor and nurses will be available to discuss the importance of primary and preventive care. Health screening participants who bring a canned good will receive two free tickets to the April 10 Opening Day at Victory Field. Rowdie, the Indians mascot will sign autographs.
Contact Star reporter Whitney Smith at 444-6187 and follow her on Twitter and Facebook @IndysFruGal for more information.