Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day events go virtual this year due to the pandemic

Due to COVID -19, this year’s celebration looks a little different, as several community events were hosted online.

MINNEAPOLIS — A day to remember and a day to reflect.

Today’s holiday, in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s legacy, is known as  “a day on, not a day off.” A day of service for all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities.

Due to COVID-19, this year’s celebration looks

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Today’s events for Jan. 15 | Entertainment


An Introduction to Beekeeping course will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Jan. 23 at the Fermata Club, 841 Whiskey Road. A field day will be held in late March. The cost is $50 per person and children younger than 17 are free with a paid adult. Space is limited and registration is required. For more information, visit aikenbeekeepers.org.

The Queen’s Cartoonists will perform at

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Today’s events for Jan. 14 | Entertainment


The Lower Savannah Council of Governments will meet via zoom at noon Thursday. For more information, visit [email protected]

The Henry Laurens Chapter South Carolina Society Sons of the American Revolution will meet at noon Thursday at Bobby’s Bar-B-Q, 1897 Jefferson Davis Highway, Warrenville. The Rev. Douglas A. Puckett will be the guest speaker. He will give a presentation on Benedict Arnold. For more information, call Chapter Secretary Neel Flannagan

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Today’s events for Jan. 13 | Entertainment


Beading with Dianne, a beginner jewelry making class, will be held from 1-3 p.m. today at the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road. Learn to make one-of-a-kind beaded jewelry like earrings, bracelets, rings and necklaces. The class is for ages 14 and older. The cost is $20 for city residents and $25 for non-city residents, and includes supplies. For more information, call 803-642-7631.


The Lower Savannah

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A guide to winter cleanup events in the Washington area

Anacostia Riverkeeper organized the event I attended at Nash Run, which flows into Kenilworth Marsh. Before we headed out, Trey Sherard, the organization’s official Anacostia Riverkeeper, passed out fliers to a couple dozen volunteers on how to sort the trash. (This year, discarded masks and gloves have created a brand-new category.) He reviewed safety precautions: Don’t pick up broken glass — it tends to slice open garbage bags — and

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Coronavirus cancels events in North Myrtle Beach, Conway SC

Conway and North Myrtle Beach have canceled some group activities in response to the severe spike of coronavirus cases seen in Horry County over the past month.

North Myrtle Beach canceled its youth basketball practices and games until at least Jan. 19, according to an alert from the city. Conway’s parks and recreations department announced a similar change with youth and adult basketball at the Conway Sports and Recreation Center

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Events likely to see slow start but pick up speed in 2021 | Western Colorado

It would be nice to shake 2020 off and dance, to take in live music and live theater, go to a movie and bump into friends without worrying about your mask being on right.

That life is coming back, but when exactly in 2021 it will happen is a guess, said a number of individuals with ears open for any good news with regard to events, entertainment and the arts.

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Events likely to see slow start but pick up speed in 2021, organizers say | Western Colorado

It would be nice to shake 2020 off and dance, to take in live music and live theater, go to a movie and bump into friends without worrying about your mask being on right.

That life is coming back, but when exactly in 2021 it will happen is a guess, said a number of individuals with ears open for any good news with regard to events, entertainment and the arts.

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The 50 best cultural events of 2020

Stars of 2020
Stars of 2020

It’s been the most difficult year for the arts in memory, with countless events cancelled and many performers left out of work. And yet, in the face of these setbacks, there have still been reasons to be cheerful: gripping TV dramas, blockbuster art exhibitions and brilliant new albums. Radio brought millions of locked-down listeners together, and even resolutely stage-based art forms such as opera and ballet found

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Weekend roundup: Area events include ‘Nutcracker,’ other theatrical productions | Entertainment

Fans of live theater are in luck this weekend as curtains will rise on multiple live and streaming performances at venues across Central Texas.

‘We Need a Little Christmas’ at TCT

Temple Civic Theatre will present “We Need a Little Christmas,” a holiday spectacular with live and streaming performances this weekend.

Led by Wayne Bachus, the show will feature performances from popular TCT personalities spreading holiday cheer. Performers include Bachus

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Upcoming Pflugerville events

Thru Dec. 31

5.5 Mile Pflugerville Birthday Run: People can join the Pflugerville Parks and Recreation Commission for this 5.5 mile challenge to celebrate Pflugerville’s 55th birthday in 2020. The event is open to all. For details: pflugervilletx.gov.

Dec. 7

Crafty at Home Café: 2 to 2:30 p.m. virtually from the Pflugerville Public Library. Ages 12 and older will be provided with virtual craft tutorials from adult services

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Community Christmas events go virtual | News

It may feel like the Grinch stole Christmas, with so many beloved traditions moving from in-person to online, but – like the cheerful residents of Whoville – organizers are finding the silver lining in these changed circumstances.

The Cullman Regional Hospital Foundation’s Lights of Love fundraiser has been held for 29 years, and this marks the first one done virtually.

“We wanted to put safety first and opted for a

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Pandemic won’t stop these annual Tri-Cities holiday events

Tri-Citians will once again be able to enjoy two Tri-Cities Christmas holiday traditions that date back to the 1960s.

Both can be viewed from the socially-distanced safety of a car like they have been for decades. And they start this weekend.

A light boat parade along the Columbia River launches Friday, Dec. 4, and the decorated yards of Christmas Carol Lane in Kennewick will be ready for viewing starting Saturday,

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One of Plano’s biggest Christmas events is canceled, but the holiday celebrations move online

Christmas celebrations will be different this year during the COVID-19 pandemic, as Plano’s annual Dickens in Downtown festival has been canceled and other events have been curtailed.

But the city has lined up a series of virtual events to help keep residents in the holiday spirit, including a series of “Dickens Holiday Countdown” sessions this week leading up to an online edition of the festival, complete with a virtual tree

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Roundup: Christmas events starting soon in Aiken | Entertainment

Editor’s note: To have holiday event information included in the Aiken Standard’s holiday events roundup, email [email protected]

Despite many annual traditions being canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there are still many events coming up in Aiken County during the holiday season.

The North Augusta Christmas Tree Lighting will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in  Calhoun Park, 100 W. Forest Ave., North Augusta. The lighting will happen

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Toy donation events to be held by several local police departments

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – Local police departments are preparing for the holidays and asking for your help in donating toys that will go to local children.

Departments across western Massachusetts will be hosting events in the next few weeks. They are looking to receive new, unwrapped toys, books, craft supplies and more.


The Amherst Police

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Greensboro offering holiday programs, events and shopping experiences

The city of Greensboro is hosting a wide range of social distancing-friendly programs and events for all of the winter holidays from Thanksgiving to New Year’s. There are creative programs, special events, performances, giving and shopping opportunities – plus your chance to get a letter from Santa. All activities of the activities are free unless otherwise noted. COVID-19 health and safety guidelines will be followed for all in-person activities.Creative Programs’Tis … Read More

Cabarrus Christmas celebration events begin Nov. 20 – Salisbury Post

Events modified to comply with COVID restrictions

KANNAPOLIS — The City of Kannapolis Christmas Celebration will look different this year. The Grinch (COVID) has impacted the usual holiday events but the city is working with community partners to to celebrate the holidays in a safe and healthy manner.

A Kannapolis Christmas will officially begin with the Cabarrus Virtual Holiday Celebration and Virtual Tree Lighting Ceremony at 7 p.m., Friday, Nov.

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Purcellville Plans Virtual, In-Person Events For Holiday Season

PURCELLVILLE, VA — The town of Purcellville is preparing for the holiday season, with a parade, tree lighting and much more on the schedule. However, several changes have been made to the town’s traditional Christmas festivities to help reduce the spread of the coronavirus.

Both virtual and in-person events will be held in December. Purcellville’s website has information about the events and any restrictions.

“We look forward to creating new

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