1. Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day and if you are lucky, you didn't have to go to work, as it is a federal holiday. Most know everything there is to know about this esteemed civil rights leader, but what you might not know, is that his family discovered in 1934 that his birth certificate was wrong. It said that his name was Michael King, so they had to change it. Another interesting piece of history is that a young King sang with his church choir at the premiere of “Gone With the Wind.”
2. If you are off today, it is supposed to be another beautiful day, so it is a perfect day to visit one of the city’s dog run areas and take your pooch for a beautiful pre-spring work out. Petaluma has 13 different parks with dog runs, most open from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. The Rocky Memorial Park features nine acres. It is partially fenced and licensed dogs can run free. It is located at the end of Casa Grande Road. It is open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day of the week.
3. Want to learn Zumba? Attend a Latin-inspired calorie burning fitness party at at 400 Second St. Class is from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. For more info, call 707-769-9933. I also heard that at the Golden Eagle Center is going to offer the Curves Circuit with Zumba Fitness. Call 707-766-6738 to sign up.
4. If folk dancing is more your speed, there is a class tonight from 7 to 9:15 p.m. at Hermann Sons Hall at 860 Western Ave. Call 415-663-9512 to find out more.
5. If you didn’t know, minor service changes were recently made to the Petaluma bus line. New riders guides are available on the buses, as well as the , and City Hall. The modifications affect Routes 11 and 2. If you haven’t used the Petaluma bus service, adult fares are only $1.25 with students at $1 and seniors riding for 50 cents.