Wellesley town offices, libraries and schools — as well as the dump — are closed on Monday, Jan. 19, in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
One way you can celebrate MLK’s birthday is by attending an event at the Wellesley Community Center on Monday from 11:30am to 1:30pm that will feature interactive activities, plus pizza, carrots and dessert. RSVP To: Michelle Chalmers, [email protected]
Separately, the Interfaith Community of Wellesley will gather on Jan. 19 at 7pm at Village Church in Wellesley Square for a vigil “to honor the conversation that has begun in our communities in response to the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.” Leaders from Temple Beth Elohim, Christ Church United Methodist, Village Church, and the Unitarian Universalist Society of Wellesley will be participating. The service will include prayer, singing, and speaking from leaders of the various communities represented.
Also, a couple of things to follow up on after the holiday:
*Babson’s annual Martin Luther King Legacy Day takes place on Feb. 26 and features a keynote address by Khalil Gibran Muhammad, director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, a research division of the New York Public Library, at 5:30pm.
*Wellesley College’s Davis Museum has some Martin Luther King, Jr.-related art items, but they aren’t currently on view. One is an ink and paper collage pressed on a wood sphere by Henry Pearson and the other is an etching by John Woodrow Wilson (both are shown here). The museum is closed through Jan. 19, but has new exhibits coming Feb. 10.