Local MLK Day celebrations set for today

Local Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrations today include the 5th annual celebration at the Columbus Learning Center Lecture Hall featuring Margo Foreman & Dr. Kim Kirkland. This event will start at 11 a.m. with food served at noon. The event is sponsored by IUPUC and the African American Fund of Bartholomew County.

Columbus Area Arts Council will be presenting a performance of “Let It Shine: The American Civil Rights Movement” at 2 p.m. today in The Commons. It is sponsored by the arts council; The African American Fund of Bartholomew County; Taylor Bros. Construction; and the Mickey King Endowment Fund.

According to Metro Network, several Indianapolis attractions are opening their doors for free in honor of Martin Luther King, Junior Day. The Indianapolis Zoo and the Indiana State Museum are among them. The NCAA Hall of Champions and the Eiteljorg Museum are also free if you bring a non-perishable food item for Gleaner’s Food Bank. The Jazz Foundation will host a kid-friendly concert in celebration of King at Rhythm Discovery Center at 11 a.m.