Monday, January 21st is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, where we honor and remember the influential civil rights leader:
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
–Martin Luther King Jr. (1929–68)
The Pioneer Press has a great list of local events here.
And of course, many kids are off from school, many offices are closed, and many businesses offer sales – here are freebies and sales I’ve found!
Free Admission to The 2019 Governor’s Council MLK Day Celebration at the Ordway
Join the State of Minnesota Governor’s Council on the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday with the 33rd Annual Celebration of the MLK Holiday! On Monday, January 21, 2019, celebrate “Women of Color in STEM.” This celebration is free and open to the public. Seating is limited and will fill up fast, so please arrive early. The Ordway is at 345 Washington Street, Saint Paul,
Free National Park Admission
On Monday, January 21st, you can get FREE entry to national parks. It’s one of 5 fee-free days this year:
Jan. 21: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
April 20: First day of National Park Week
August 25: National Park Service Birthday
Sept. 28: National Public Lands Day
Nov. 11: Veterans Day
Though there is only national park in Minnesota – Voyageurs National Park in northern Minnesota – there are 400 across the nation that are free.
Thrift Store Sales
There are actually two great reasons to shop thrift stores right now – sales AND the popular purging of stuff that’s going on thanks to the Netflix show “Tidying Up.” Thrift stores are getting lots of donations right now and there is more to pick from than ever.
Arc’s Value Village – On Monday, January 21, shop the Arc’s Value Village 50% Off Sale and enjoy 50% off clothing, housewares, media and more. Village Rewards Members preview day is Sunday, January 20. Shop twice, four locations!
· Value Village Bloomington, 10546 France Ave. S.; (952) 818-8708
· Value Village New Hope, 2751 Winnetka Ave. N.; (763) 544-0006
· Value Village Richfield, 6528 Penn Ave. S.; (612) 861-9550
· Value Village Saint Paul, 1650 White Bear Ave. N.; (651) 788-8300
BUY A REUSABLE TOTE AND SAVE 50% STOREWIDE DURING MLK WEEKEND. Totes are available for $1.99 in stores. Each tote includes one 50% off* storewide coupon that’s redeemable Jan. 19–21! You can hold on to your Goodwill tote for future savings and promotions.
Savers and Unique Thrift Stores – 50% off clothing, shoes, accessories, and bed & bath. Excludes new merchandise (red tags). 9:00am-9:00pm. https://www.savers.com/shop.
Club member pre-sale is Sunday, January 20th (it’s free to join!).
If you have another thrift store near you, be sure to check out their own specials and hours!
For more things to do this holiday weekend, visit my Deals & Events Calendar!