Underwater Parks Day
Jan. 15, 12:30 to 5 p.m.
Heal the Bay Santa Monica Pier Aquarium
1600 Ocean Front Walk
Underwater Parks Day has been set aside by marine science centers throughout Southern California to educate the public about the process to preserve and restore California coastal marine resources. Santa Monica Aquarium’s day will feature presentations and activities including results of an underwater photography and video contest and exhibit of the winners, craft projects and special displays
25th Annual Martin Luther King Day Celebration
Jan. 17, 9 a.m., free
525 Wilshire Boulevard
The interfaith program will feature keynote speaker Val Zavala of KCET-TV, followed by a Community Involvement Fair, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., free, 606 Wilshire Boulevard, 310.434.4303.