Martin Luther King Celebration

Heritage Plaza with luminaries for MLK event

Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
on January 15

MLK Day of Service and Commemorative Program

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. believed in giving back to the community in which you live.  The City of Woodland invites all community members to roll up their sleeves on Saturday, January 15 for the MLK Day of Service.  Making the time to volunteer for a Day of Service is a great way to serve our community and honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. MLK Day is intended to empower individuals, strengthen communities, and move us closer to Dr. King's vision of a "Beloved Community."

Service projects and sign-ups are listed below.

Following the service projects, all are invited to Heritage Plaza at 11:30 for a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Program celebrating Dr. King and his legacy.  Lunch to be provided to the first 100 in attendance.

Junior Art, Poetry, and Essay Contest

Contest was extended to January 5th. In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the MLK Day of Service, the City of Woodland is hosting a Junior Art, Poetry, and Essay Contest. Local students are encouraged to participate in this year's contest. Contest finalists will be recognized at the MLK Day of Service on January 15, 2022, at 11:30 am at Heritage Plaza. 

Contest Theme
How does Dr. King's dream live on in your life and community?

Contest Criteria
All entries must be original from the entrant. No contest entry may be offensive or copyrighted material.
Artwork can be in any media/format: drawing, painting, mixed-media, or digital. Art is submitted via photo. Poems submitted in any style must have no more than 20 lines. Essays submitted must have at least 300 words, but should not exceed 750 words. 

Contest Divisions
Grades K-2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, College Students
Eligible students live, work, or go to school within Yolo County.

Awards for each Division
Winners will receive $100 gift cards and will present their winning artwork during the MLK Day of Service ceremony. 

How to Submit Contest Entries
Submissions are accepted at Mail or hand-deliver entries to Woodland Community & Senior Center, 2001 East Street.  Or email to  

Click to Submit ART for the contest
Click to submit POETRY or ESSAY for the contest

MLK Day of Service Service Projects

Tree Planting at Woodland Regional Park 
hosted by Woodland Tree Foundation & Tuleyome

Click to sign-up for Tree Planting on January 15
Click for more about the Woodland Tree Foundation
Click for more about Tuleyome

Beautification at Casa del Sol -  a CHOC Affordable Housing Community
hosted by United Way California Capital Region

Click to sign-up for Beautification of Casa del Sol on January 15
Click for more information about United Way California Capital Region
Click for more information about Community Housing Opportunities Corp.