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Your guide to a Richmond weekend filled with events

on April 20, 2012

There’s a lot happening in Richmond Friday thru Sunday. It’s a mix of environmental, social, educational and political-themed events in our community.


Occupy Richmond Earth Day March: 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., begins at Richmond BART station. Progressive activists will march from BART station to City Hall in Richmond to protest pollution and tax rates for big corporations. Gathering at City Hall will feature speakers and food. More info here.

Ceasefire/Lifelines to Healing Nightwalk: 7 p.m. at Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church, 684 Juliga Woods Street.

Walking for peace with active community members; particularly important following a week of tragic street violence in Richmond, North Richmond and Oakland. More information here.



EcoVillage Earth Day, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 21 Laurel Lane.
Activities will include guided tours, sheep shearing, face painting, kids petting zoo, and more. Workshops will include the art of beekeeping, environmental justice, and healthy eating active living for families. Participate and enjoy EcoVillage Farm 2 Table cuisine lunch. Music by Clarence Van Hook and Friends. For more info call (510) 223-1693.

North Richmond Community Earth Day – 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Adults and children volunteers are invited for a day of service and family fun to clean-up and improve the environment in North Richmond. Volunteers interested in picking up litter at Wildcat Creek, please report to 2000 Giaramita St. (Verde Elementary School). Volunteers interested in planting, mulching, and weeding community gardens, please report to 237 Vernon Ave. Free food, t-shirts, eco-activities, games, and prizes. Fred Jackson Gardens Grand Opening to follow. Contact Carla Orozco: (510) 776-7568 or Juliana Gonzalez at (510) 665-3430. Lunch will be served at 12:30pm for those who participate at 1643 Fred Jackson Way. From 2 p.m. – 4pm, a garden dedication ceremony honoring Fred Jackson will be held. Iyalode Kinney (510)778-1748.

Point Molate Beach Cleanup – 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Point Molate Beach Park
Come out and give Citizens for a Sustainable Point Molate and other interested groups a hand. Dress in layers and wear sturdy shoes. Bring your water bottle and bucket if you have them. Snacks available for volunteers. Children must be accompanied by an adult. RSVP for groups of 5+. For more information: contact Juliana at (510) 224-4085 or

Community Seed Garden Work Party – 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. at Richmond Public Library Garden – by the Courtyard

Come out and help Richmond Grows plant seeds and weed. Seeds from the garden will go into the seed library. No gardening experience required – everyone is welcome!

Compost Giveaway – 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. in parking lot in front of Civic Center

Come and pick up free compost on the parking lot in front of City Hall. Please bring your own bags and containers. Compost is made in Richmond from food scraps generated by the residential food scrap collection and composting program. 2 cubic feet per resident. More info here.

Deep Green 2012 Festival and Conference – noon to midnight at Craneway Pavilion main hall.

Earthdance presents the 2nd annual Deep Green Festival, a high energy, information-intense, and intensely fun day-long festival with music, speakers and other attractions. For more info click here

Art in Windows Spring 2012 Exhibition Reception – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. starting at Richmond Main Street, 1000 Macdonald Avenue, Suite C

Richmond Main Street is proud to extend The Art of Living Black—the popular annual exhibition featuring Bay Area artists—to Downtown Richmond in the Spring 2012 edition of Art In Windows. More information here.


2012 Election Kickoff Event – 4 p.m. at 1021 Macdonald Avenue

This will be a gathering of to announce Richmond Progressive Alliance candidates for the 2012 election, held in November. Three City Council seats are in play. The event will include speakers and food, and a distinct brand of progressive politics.

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