1 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Parade begins at 10 a.m. from Central Park and continues east on Main Street to H.F.V. Wilson Community Center. Two Ardmore natives, Court of Criminal Appeals Judge David B. Lewis, and his sister, an Oklahoma County Special District Judge Martha Oakes, will be the parade marshals. The siblings will also be featured speakers at the community center’s program that follows the parade. This year the theme for the program is “A New Definition of Greatness.”

2 Prep basketball fans can receive their fill of hoops actions Tuesday. Plainview will entertain Sulphur. Davis visits Dickson. Springer will host Paoli. Tipoff for the girls varsity game at all three sites is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. with the boys contest to follow. A pair of high school basketball tournaments highlights the schedule at the end of this week too as Healdton and Tishomingo will each host a three-day event that starts Thursday and runs through Saturday.


3 The Chickasaw Cultural Center in Sulphur offers a monthly lecture series focused on Chickasaw history, language and culture. This month’s topic is ‘The Oklahoman and Shell Carving in the 21st Century’ presented by Dustin Mater. The lecture will be offered at 1 p.m. Wednesday and again at the same time on Saturday in the Aaittafama. The Chickasaw Lecture Series are free and open to the public.


4 “Children of Civil Rights” opens its national tour at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Goddard Center. The documentary, created by 1981 Ardmore High School graduate Julia Clifford, tells the story of Oklahoma City teacher, Clara Luper, and a group of children, including the Luper’s own son and daughter, efforts that ended segregation in all but one Oklahoma City restaurant and other businesses before the 1964 Civil Rights Act. There will be a wine and cheese reception at 6 p.m. Both the reception and the film debut are free and open to the public.

5 The No Limits Monster Truck and Thrill Show stops by the Hardy Murphy Coliseum Friday. This two day, family-friendly event will showcase the nation’s top monster trucks in racing, wheelie contest, car crushing contest and freestyle. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. each night and doors open at 6 p.m. with a free pit party open to all ticket buyers. Tickets can be purchased in advance for a discounted price at local O’Reilly Auto Parts stores in the Texoma area or online at stubwire.com. Tickets can also be purchased at the door each night before the show. In advance tickets are adults — $23 per person and children under 12 — $10 per person. At the door “cash only” tickets are adults — $25 per person and children under  12 — $10 per person.