Take part Monday in the MLK day of service

The Institute for Nonviolence Chicago invites West Side residents to take part in a day of service on Jan. 21 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be a discussion about the history of nonviolent action as well as the current work being done to build peace, then participants will make toiletry kits. Check-in begins at 9:30 a.m. at Friendship Baptist Church, 5200 W. Jackson Blvd.

Help clean Madison Street this weekend

Volunteer for the clean and green day being held May 12 in Austin. Volunteers will meet at 9:30 a.m. at By The Hand Club, 415 N. Laramie Ave., and return at 1 p.m. Service learning hours are available, and breakfast will be served.