Archive | Event Calendar

PLANT NATIVES ON CERRITO CREEK with Friends of Five Creeks, 10 am – 1 pm

Meet at Creekside Park, south end of Santa Clara Ave., El Cerrito (south of Central Ave., between San Pablo Ave. and I-880; Internet maps 3499 Santa Clara Ave.; AC Transit 51L to Pacific East Mall, 3288 Pierce St., walk east along south edge of parking lot to park). Wear closed-toed shoes with good traction. We provide, tools, gloves, and snacks!

Posted in Event CalendarComments Off on PLANT NATIVES ON CERRITO CREEK with Friends of Five Creeks, 10 am – 1 pm

Oakland Cops and Firefighters Partner with Head Start and Hoopoe Books

MEDIA ADVISORY

For Immediate Release

November  14, 2008

Oakland Cops and Firefighters Partner with Head Start and Hoopoe Books

Kids Learn that Good Reading and Thinking Skills Keep Them Street-Safe

WHAT: Oakland police officers and firefighters will visit City of Oakland Head Start Program children for a Hoopoe book read-along event. Head Start has partnered for the event with Hoopoe Books Share Literacy Program, which has donated 1, 179 books to their program. Share Literacy is funded by a grant from the Kaiser Permanente Community Grants Program.

WHEN:   Thursday, November,  20th, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
WHERE: City of Oakland Head Start Program site at 1058 West Grand Avenue
WHO:     40 children (three to five years old)
Oakland Police officers from Patrol Division, Area One
Oakland firefighters from Station 3

WHY: Making children aware of their surroundings plays a big role in their learning process and helps keep them safe. When kids learn to read they’re more aware of pedestrian and traffic signs and what’s happening around them. Early understanding of police officers and firefighters as positive role models in their communities helps kids develop a sense of respect and keeps them on the right path to stay in school and keep out of trouble.

Los Altos-based Share Literacy Program is based on a rich tradition of storytelling from Afghanistan, Central Asia and the Middle East. Teaching-Stories, the name given to this literary genre, were almost unknown in Western cultures. Educators and psychologists now recognize these stories’ unique ability to develop high-level thinking in both children and adults. While entertaining for children, the stories also help them to see things in new ways – the stories foster perception, intuition and self-confidence.

AUDIO/VISUAL: Police officers and firefighters will participate in a Hoopoe book read-along session and talk with the kids about how good reading and thinking skills help keep them safe on the street. Officers and firefighters will also hand out personal copies of the book for each child. The kids will get an “up close” look a fire engine and firefighting equipment.

CONTACT: Oakland Head Start: Veronica  Martinez-Elvira, Family Services Coordinator
510-238-2379/E-mail: VMartinez@oaklandnet.com
Pete Verral, Media Relations, Hoopoe Books Share Literacy Program
Tel: 415-831-4188/Cell: 415-871-1706/E-mail: pverral@sbcglobal.net

###

Head Start’s comprehensive child development program fosters social skills and school readiness in children (three to five years old) from low-income families. The program is based  in the philosophy that each child has the right to learn, explore and develop at their own pace. Parents and family members are supported by opportunities to be involved with Head Start activities.

Hoopoe Books Share Literacy Program is a nation-wide program first introduced in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2006. Share Literacy partners with early education agencies serving poverty level and low-income families, after-school programs and organizations providing ESL and adult literacy instruction. Share Literacy will distribute over 15,000 books to Bay Area needy children in 2008. Share Literacy’s Bay Area programs and book donations are funded by a grant from the Kaiser Permanente Community Grants Program.

Posted in Event CalendarComments Off on Oakland Cops and Firefighters Partner with Head Start and Hoopoe Books

“Greater Tuna” @ Civic Theatre

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact:
Pat Parker 510.655-8975

“GREATER TUNA” OPENS AT CCCT NOVEMBER 14

El Cerrito, November 1, 2008—What do Arles Struvie, Thurston Wheelis, Aunt Pearl, Petey Fisk, Phineas Bly, and Reverend Spikes have in common? They are among the outstanding citizens of Tuna—the third smallest town in Texas—and just of a few of the colorful characters in “Greater Tuna,” the popular comedy by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears, and Ed Howard. What’s more, two very talented actors—Joe Fitzgerald and Kyle Nash—play Tuna’s entire population. Directed by Mark Manske, the show opens Friday, November 14, at Contra Costa Civic Theatre. In a tour de force of quick-change artistry (costumes by Anida Weyl) and comic characterizations, the play offers a hilarious send-up of small-town mores.

“Greater Tuna” is produced by Amy Nielson, Myriah Nottage is stage manager, set design is by Matt Flynn, lighting by Greg Milholland, sound by Travis Rexroat, and properties by Kate Culbertson. A no-host reception to meet the cast and crew will follow the opening-night performance. The show plays Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 2 pm through December 7.

Tickets are $11 for ages 16 and under and $18 for adults and may be ordered online at www.ccct.org or by calling 510.524.9132. Half-price tickets are available November 14, 15, and 21 ONLY and must be purchased on the website. When available, $11 student rush tickets can be purchased at the theatre 10 minutes prior to a performance, with a valid student ID and cannot be reserved in advance. CCCT is located at 951 Pomona Avenue (at Moeser) in El Cerrito, with free parking in an adjacent lot.

Posted in Event CalendarComments Off on “Greater Tuna” @ Civic Theatre

Election Day

Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Find your polling place here.

Posted in Event CalendarComments Off on Election Day

City Council Meeting

Location: New City Hall, 10890 San Pablo Avenue, El Cerrito, Calif., 94530

Posted in Event CalendarComments Off on City Council Meeting

ECHS Varsity Football Game: Gauchos vs. Richmond

This Saturday, Nov 1, the El Cerrito High School varsity football team takes on Richmond High at home. The Gachos are looking to make it five straight wins and improve their record to 5-3. Game time is 1:00 p.m.

Posted in Event CalendarComments Off on ECHS Varsity Football Game: Gauchos vs. Richmond

ECFocus Launches Event Calendar

Posted in Event CalendarComments Off on ECFocus Launches Event Calendar

Traffic Report

Do You Know?

ADVERTISEMENT