Who’s ready for a long weekend! We are FOR SURE. Let’s honor Dr. King’s legacy this weekend by attending one of the numerous events that have gone virtual this year. Or, spend the weekend teaching kids how they can volunteer from home. Not only does doing something for others help them out, but it makes us feel good as well!

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Justice & Hope: The MLK2021 Virtual Celebration
Celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at this week-long celebration that brings us all together. Fri.-Mon. Event details

Where Do We Go From Here? MLK Documentary Film Festival
For this year’s King Holiday, the Martin Luther King Jr. Research and Education Institute at Stanford University will host a free, four-day webinar and film festival, from the evening of Jan. 15 through Jan.18, 2021. On the eve of the presidential inauguration, the festival will feature twenty documentaries as well as musical performances and conversations that speak to Dr. King’s unanswered question: “Where do we go from here?” Fri.-Mon. Event details

Habitot’s Early Childhood Safety Fair
Habitot’s Annual Early childhood Safety Campaign is going virtual! You won’t want to miss free funny and informative videos and kid-friendly puppet shows from safety experts! Fri.-Mon. Event details

Journey to Becoming an Anti-Racist Family
Learn why it’s important to talk about race and racism with kids, and how to do it. These conversations help build the foundation for raising compassionate children that embrace and value differences. The sessions will build on each other, attending all three is highly recommended. Jan. 16, 23 & 30. Event details

MLK Day Celebration 2021
The California African American Museum invites families to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day immersed in music, culture, and community. This year’s virtual festival highlights MLK’s dedication to labor and workers’ rights, and these movements’ continued importance today. Mon. Event details

Visit the Presidio’s New Marshland & Trail
Visitors can enjoy an up-close experience of nature along an elevated pedestrian bridge and trail that winds through the marsh. Native salt marsh and riparian plants grown at Presidio Nursery create an extraordinary habitat for fish, crabs, and oysters. Bring your binoculars, Quartermaster Reach is a great place for birding. Fri.-Sun. Event details

Check Out the Ladybug Migration
The ladybugs arrive every fall at Redwood Regional Park and it’s a great hike for the kids Follow map to Skyline Gate Staging Area parking lot. Take the Stream Trail about 1.5 miles just past Prince Trail junction and you’ll see a sign on the right. Ladybugs are all there, usually through February. Daily. Event details.

Catch a Double Feature at the Drive-In
Spend a night at the drive-in movie. Parents save on Tuesday nights. Fri.-Sun. Event details

Visit “Entwined” in Golden Gate Park
An art installation coming to Golden Gate Park will transform Peacock Meadow into an enchanted forest of otherworldly shapes and ever-changing light. “Entwined,” by San Francisco artist Charles Gadeken, will honor Golden Gate Park’s 150th Anniversary. Fri.-Sun. Event details

—Kate Loweth

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