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What's Happening in Richmond

September 22, 2009

 

 
 

Dear Friends of Richmond Convention & Visitors Bureau:

 

We are excited to bring you the first edition of our weekly "What's Happening in Richmond".  Our goal is to bring to your mailbox upcoming weekly events in our community.  We strive to include all events that we are aware, or that are brought to our attention.  If your event is missing, please send the details to our office by clicking here. 

 

Sincerely,

 

Michelle Itagaki

Richmond Convention & Visitors Bureau

This week in Richmond

Rivets!

North Richmond Shoreline Festival

Masquers Playhouse presents "Loot"

Model Railroad Museum

Emergency Preparedness Fair

Sport Fishing in Richmond

 

RIVETS!

Rosie the Riveter & The "Homefront Soldiers" of WW2 are the subjects of The World Premiere Musical RIVETS by Kathryn G. McCarty (libretto) and Mitchell Covington (music), on the SS Red Oak Victory at the site of the historic Kaiser Richmond Shipyards.  

 

Produced by Galatean Players Ensemble Theatre 


WHERE:  Onboard the SS Red Oak Victory,

1337 Canal Blvd., Berth 6A,

Richmond, CA 94804.      www.ssredoakvictory.org    
 
WHEN:    August 28- Sept. 27
                Friday, Saturday at 8 p.m.
                Sundays at 3 p.m.
      Saturday matinees Sept. 12, 19, 26 at 3 p.m.
 
 
TICKETS:  Box Office   925-676-5705  
www.galateanplayers.com                                   $20     General Admission     

$15     Seniors & Students 

Rosies, WW 2 Veterans and Uniformed Soldiers:  Free
 
** $2 discount with donation for
Blue Star Mom's Holiday Care Packages for Soldiers .

 

Outdoor Festival

NORTH RICHMOND SHORELINE FESTIVAL

Saturday, September 26,                     11 am-5 pm FREE

 

Point Pinole Regional Shoreline Park, 5551 Giant Highway, Richmond, CA

 

Ethel Dotson Memorial - FREE BBQ - Hiking - Birding - Fishing - Marsh Walks - Live Music - Ethnic Dance - Spoken Word Poetry - Speakers - Scavenger Hunt - Youth Activities...more information

 

Last week to see "Loot" at the Masquers Playhouse

 With Loot, a riotously absurd and anarchistic comedy, Joe Orton turned middle-class platitudes on their heads. In his short career from 1964 until his death in '67, this modern satirist shocked, outraged and entertained audiences with his scandalous black comedies. "Ortonesque" became a recognized term for the outrageously macabre.

 

Call (510) 232-4031 for reservations, or click here.

 

Golden State Model Railroad Museum

 Passenger Day - September 27

 

 

Every 4th Sunday of the month The Museum will celebrate special themes and highlight certain types of trains. Some of those can't be seen every day, so be sure not to miss any 2009 Theme Days.

 

If you've visited the museum in December you might have already seen a preview of their newest train layout - The home layout of popular television broadcaster and avid train collector Tom Snyder.

 

 This beautiful large scale tin plate layout is now on display in the downstairs room. Even though they are still working on a more permanent display setup, that didn't stop them from opening the layout for display already!  Be sure to see this amazing display!

 

Located at 900-A Dornan Drive in Point Richmond.  510-234-4884 (recorded message only)

Sunday admission: $4 for adults, $2 for children under 12 and seniors 62 and over, and $9 for families.

 

 

 

 

WCC County Emergency Preparedness Fair

September 26, 10 am - 2 pm at the Hilltop Mall, parking area between J.C. Penney's and WalMart . 


FREE emergency kits raffled off throughout the event!
No purchase necessary to win.

Children - activities and crafts will be available  


Mobile BLOOD DRIVE conducted by the American Red Cross 

 
CPR -FREE training at 10:30AM and 12:30PM; space is limited,
register in advance at 1-888-267-6591 x 6 [non-certification] 

 
PETS -micro-chips $15; rabies vaccinations $5; licensing-no late
penalty {please keep all pets on a leash at all times}

 

 
BROUGHT TO YOU BY SUPERVISOR JOHN GIOIA'S OFFICE AND THE CITIES OF: CROCKETT, EL CERRITO, KENSINGTON, PINOLE, PORT COSTA, RICHMOND, RODEO, and SAN PABLO.

   

 

 

 

 

Sport Fishing Tours in Richmond!

 Flying A Executive Charters invites you to join them for an unforgettable excursion.  Services include unique Sport Fishing Tours, specialty sight-seeing cruises(fireworks, Blue Angels, etc) and much more.  They will work with you to customize your ideal day on the water! 

 

The Flying A was once the flagshhip of the Oakland A's and is one of the finest 50 foot charter vessels available on the Bay.  Carrying a maximum of 10 passengers, each guest is guaranteed the simple luxury of elbow room and the personal attention of crew members.  They have over 20 years of experience and are located in the Marina Bay Yacht Harbor.  Call 510-478-3111 or visit their website to book your excursion today!

   

 

 

 

201 W Richmond Avenue

Suite B

Richmond, California 94801

510-237-1403

And finally...not in Richmond, but all about Richmond is the play, "this world in a woman's hands" produced by the Shotgun Players in Berkely.  The play runs through October 11th at the Ashby Stage.  Tickets  are $15 - $30.

 

From the playwright, "I hope to give voice to the untold stories of my grandparents and the many people who worked in the Richmond shipyards 60 years ago. It is not only a story that is aching to be told but it is one that depicts and celebrates a vital turning point in Bay Area History.
The real women and their stories are as transcendent and powerful as the famous icon of Rosie the Riveter herself."

 

Click here for more information.

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