Holiday Here are a few suggestions for Martin Luther King Day. For more ideas, check the listings and activities in your neighborhood.

• The Children’s Museum will offer free admission on Jan. 17 as well as a special concert. World renowned soprano Marilyn Thompson and pianist Roland Carter will perform musical vignettes celebrating the life of Dr. King featuring songs by African-American composers in the Lilly Theater at 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. At 5:30 p.m., Thompson and Carter will present “Songs of Love and Justice (On Texts by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.)” by Dr. Adolphus Hailstork. Tickets for the evening event are available by calling the museum at 334-3322.

• Visitors who bring one canned good or other non-perishable food item for Gleaners Food Bank will receive one free admission per person, per attraction in White River State Park on Jan. 17. Several attractions will offer one-day only special exhibits. The NCAA Hall of Champions will feature “Basketball Dreams Day” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. where you can meet U.S.A. Olympic gold medalist and Indiana Fever forward Tamika Catchings and enjoy performances by the Stay in Bounds character development program. The Indianapolis Indians also will host an open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The IMAX Theater will show special previews of two upcoming films: Jane Goodall’s Wild Chimpanzees and The Human Body. Other attractions that will be open include the Eiteljorg Museum, Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis Zoo and White River Gardens. Complimentary parking is available all day.

• The Peace Learning Center will join with the Christian Theological Center, Indianapolis Museum of Art, WFYI, International Center of Indianapolis and the Indianapolis Commission on Community Service and Volunteerism to sponsor Our Beloved Community Festival Jan. 15 at Christian Theological Seminary, 1000 W. 42nd St., from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The event is free and includes a tribute to Robert F. Kennedy’s famous presentation to Indianapolis citizens the day Dr. King was assassinated at 11 a.m., remarks by Carl Westmoreland of the Freedom Center National Underground Railroad Museum in Cincinnati at 11:20 a.m., “Our Beloved Community Award” at 2:30 p.m. and drumming circles by the Undefeatable Beats, “Arts and Peace” projects and dialogues and peacemaking workshops for all ages from noon-3 p.m. Info: 327-7144 or www.peacelearningcenter.org.

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