Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Martin Luther King Jr Day – January 15th – Interfaith Clearinghouse

mlkInterfaith Works’ Program Council members created this web page to list the many service opportunities in Thurston County (and some beyond) for Martin Luther King Jr Day. The intention is to give people of faith and others interest in service more lead time to review what the long list of service events and make a plan to attend the one that is most compelling. Environmental restoration, serving low-income neighbors, helping out at places like Habitat for Humanity building sites – these are just a few of the many ways we can honor the legacy of Dr. King right here in Thurston County.

SPSCC Foundation’s 2018 Martin Luther King, Jr. Banquet with keynote speaker Tamika Mallory

Tamika Mallory

Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, 6:00 p.m.

Keynote speaker activist Tamika Mallory is the keynote speaker for this year’s annual South Puget Sound Community College Artist & Lecture Series banquet honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Mallory was co-president for the worldwide Women’s March protest in 2017, the largest single day protest in U.S. history, and is a champion for social justice and leader in grassroots campaigns involving gun violence, women’s rights, and police violence.

Price: $40 includes program and meal


MLK Peace and Justice Rally

Sponsored By: WA State Commission on African American Affairs

Location: Legislative Bldg – 3rd Floor Mezzanine, Legislative Building – Rotunda, Legislative Building-Room 112

Date: Monday, 1/15/2018

Time: 12:00 Noon – 4:00 p.m.

MLK Day of Service Restoration Event

Join Stream Team at Woodland Creek Community Park as we celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Jr through service.

“Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.”

We will be planting and maintaining native trees and shrubs along Woodland Creek’s stream banks. Tools, gloves, warm drinks, and sweet treats will be provided! Please dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes you don’t mind getting a little muddy!

Event Date/Time: Mon, Jan 15, 2018 – 9:45 AM to 12:00 PM

Event Meeting Location: Woodland Creek Community Park; 6729 Pacific Ave SE Lacey, WA 98503

Event Organizer:
City of Lacey AmeriCorps


MLK Day of Service Prairie Restoration Event – Center for Natural Lands Management

Make MLK Day 2018 a day ON…not a day OFF! Join AmeriCorps members and the Center for Natural Lands Management on Monday, January 18th to honor Martin Luther King Jr.’s commitment to service with a volunteer restoration project at Glacial Heritage Preserve. We will be removing invasive species, as well as participating in other restoration activities (if weather permits).

Last year our volunteers dedicated over 5,000 hours to help restore hundreds of acres back to prairie and oak woodland habitat. This invasive species removal project is essential to maintaining the progress they made last year, so come on out, get your hands dirty, and have some fun! All ages welcome!*

When: Monday, January 15th from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.

Where: Glacial Heritage Preserve Olympia, WA 98501

As always, dress for the weather and bring plenty of water and work gloves (if you have them).

We hope to see you out on the beautiful South Sound Prairies!

If you are interested, please contact Angela and Gaby at or call (360-464-0540) for directions and to RSVP. DO NOT FOLLOW GOOGLE DIRECTIONS.

*If you are under 18, please print out the emergency contact and liability release forms and have a parent or guardian sign them. Forms are located on the volunteer page of our website:

Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service
Capitol Land Trust

When: Mon Jan 15, 2018, 10:00 AM – 03:00 PM

Where: Johnson Point Road NE; Olympia, WA 98516

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service is a federal holiday and national day of service – a “day on, not a day off.” This special day recognizes Dr. King’s legacy through community service.

This year we will be planting native trees and shrubs along the shoreline of Henderson Inlet at Harmony Farm.

Requirements & Commitment:
Stay for as long or as little as you’d like!
Minors accompanied by an adult, unless a waiver is signed ahead of time.

Native Plant Salvage @ Darlin Creek Preserve (near Capitol State Forest, Olympia)

Serve your community! We will be pulling Scot’s Broom at Darlin Creek, and you can help us.

Planting in disturbed areas along Darlin Creek to help with wetland protection and erosion control.

Hot vegetarian soup, sandwiches, hot drinks, cookies and other snacks will be available.

Date/Time: Monday, January 15, 2018 / 9:00 AM 1:00 PM

Learn more at:

Sign up on the Darlin Creek works page:


As we get other opportunities and events we will add them here.

You can find out more about MLK Day of Service and search for more volunteer opportunities here: