Then on Monday (1/19), there's an opportunity for you to hop aboard the Freedom Train! A pre-program Arts Project begins at 8:30am at the Downtown San Mateo CalTrain Station, followed by a continental breakfast at 9:00am. The Freedom Train departs at approximately 10:00am, with special Freedom Train tickets ($5 round-trip to S.F.) available only at the celebration (regular CalTrain tickets not valid). This is the Freedom Train’s only San Mateo County stop from San Jose to San Francisco, so you'll want to make sure you hop aboard here if planning to attend any S.F.-based MLK events. (Freedom Train tickets are good on any return train after noon that day).
And if you'd prefer to stay indoors remembering the life and legacy of this promient civil rights leader, here is a link to one of his most-read and moving letters, "Letter from a Birmingham Jail". This letter exemplifies how far we have come as a nation since 1963...and provides a great hope for the future.