Monday, Jan. 20

Color of Unity parade: The Houston MLK Grande Parade 2020, themed “The Color of Unity,” takes place in Midtown. 10 a.m. to noon. San Jacinto at Elgin streets, Houston.

Monday, Jan. 20

Day of Service: SFA Office of Multicultural Affairs hosts the annual MLK Day of Service, with teams of volunteers completing projects all over the city. 8:30 to 9 a.m. check in at the Student Center movie theater, SFA campus. 10 a.m. breakfast with projects from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 936-468-1073.

Monday, Jan. 20

Prayer and march: Martin Luther King Jr. Day events include a 9:30 a.m. prayer meeting at Sterne Park with a 10 a.m. March to the Courthouse. Free. 9:30 to 11 a.m. 700 E. Main St. ending at 101 W. Main St.

Tuesday, Jan. 21

Arts performance: Angelina Arts Alliance presents Ladysmith Black Mambazo music group at the Temple Theater. 7:30 p.m. $20-$35 tickets. 3500 S. First St., Lufkin, on the Angelina College campus. 936-633-5454.

Wednesday, Jan. 22

Poetry night: Nacogdoches public library hosts award winning poet Naomi Shihab Nye for an evening of poetry reading and discussion. Nye, a poet, songwriter, and novelist has published or contributed to over 30 volumes. Her works include poetry, young adult fiction, picture books and novels. All ages. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Free, no registration required. 1112 North St.

Thursday, Jan. 23

Community meal: A free meal and entertainment is offered to anyone in the community on the last Thursday of every month through Serving Our Neighbors, a volunteer arm of First United Methodist Church. 6 to 7 p.m. Free, no reservations needed. 201 E. Hospital St. Park at Family Life Center and look for “Serving Our Neighbors” sign above the door.

Thursday, Jan. 23

Kids art series: Several media of art are explored in a series of free art sessions for children 10 and under. Age 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult. 5:30 p.m. Free, but reservations needed. 1112 North St. 936-559-2970.

Thursday, Jan. 23

Friends of Music series: Florida-based professor Dr. Roberta Rust presents a guest piano recital as part of the Friends of Music Concert Series. 7:30 p.m. $8 adults, $6 seniors, $3 students and youth. Cole Concert Hall, 2210 Alumni Drive. 936-468-6407.

Friday, Jan. 24

Pineknot music: Sessions featuring local roots musicians continue at Millard’s Crossing Historic Village every fourth Friday except for July and December at 8 p.m. Free, but donations appreciated. 6020 North St.

Friday, Jan. 24-26

Boat and RV Show: Longview’s Maude Cobb Convention Center hosts the largest boat and travel show east of I-35 . 100 Grand Blvd., Longview. 903-237-4023.

Friday, Jan. 24-25

Jefferson Quilt Show: Jefferson Texas hosts “Quilts on the Bayou” with judged show, vendors and more. 120 E. Austin St., Jefferson. 903-935-2235.

Friday, Jan. 24

Isaacs family concert: SFA College of Fine Arts University Series presents the Isaacs family, a Grammy-nominated contemporary gospel group. At 7 p.m. before the show, First Baptist music minister Andre Simon will present an informational talk in Griffith Gallery across the hall from Turner Auditorium. Concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Adults $27 and up, seniors $21 and youth $11. $3 SFA students. 936-468-6407. 2222 Alumni Drive, SFA.

Saturday, Jan. 25

Kid Fish: Parks and Recreation host an educational fishing event for children ages 1 through 16 at Lakeside Park. Prizes for best catch. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. 4800 Pearl St. 936-559-2960.

Friday, Jan. 25

Cody Jinks: Nacogdoches County Expo Center presents country star Cody Jinks with Alex Williams. 7 p.m. $35 to $75. 3805 NW Stallings Drive.

Friday, Jan. 25

Calvin Jones: The Historic Pines Theatre presents Calvin Jones Band, opening set by Brick Street Blues Band. 8 p.m. $25 general admission. 113 S. 1st St., Lufkin.

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