REGION — There are a few events to choose from this weekend:
• An event to honor Martin Luther King Jr. will begin at 1 p.m. Monday at the former Whittier School site, 400 block of Holmes Avenue, Lima. This year would have been the 39th annual banquet, and the event will center instead on a march, according to 6th Ward Councilman Derry Glenn. The event begins at 1 p.m. with an awards presentation and will be followed by a march from the Whittier School location to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Center Park. The march will begin at 2 p.m., and participants are encouraged to walk with the group or drive.
• The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Virtual Celebration will begin at 8:30 a.m. Monday on FOX-Lima. The celebration is sponsored by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Sigma Mu Omega chapter, in partnership with the Sisters in Service Community Foundation. The celebration will be rebroadcast on ABC-Lima at 11 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 24.
• Youth for Change is presenting a streaming event to honor Martin Luther King Jr. from noon to 2 p.m. today streamed from Crouse Hall, Veterans Memorial Civic Center, Lima. The event may be viewed at bit.ly/limamlk or via the Civic Center Facebook page. Area youth in grades six to 12 are using various instruments and methods of performance art for this presentation. Two roundtable discussions were held earlier this week on youth engagement and leadership.
• The Lima Symphony Orchestra’s Mornings with the Maestro program has returned. In the past, the outreach has been aimed at children and held at the Lima Public Library. The program will now be virtual, featuring Maestro Andrew Crust. The first episode explains what a composer is and how they tell stories. The program is appropriate for all ages and is available at j.mp/3nIx6Dp. More episodes are planned.
• ArtSpace/Lima’s to-go art bag giveaway begins at noon Saturday at 65-67 Town Square, Lima. Stay in your car and drive through Cherry Alley to the back door to pick up a bag containing positive journals. A map in the bag will direct you to SAFY, 658 W. Market St., for brown bag lunches and hygiene packs with curbside delivery. Presenters are SAFY and Coleman Professional Services. While you’re in the area, consider stopping in to the gallery to view the annual Juried Photography Exhibition, which continues through Feb. 6. The show features more than 100 works by 36 artists. The photographs hang in four galleries on three floors at ArtSpace to allow for social distancing. The exhibit will be open during newly expanded hours, which are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.