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September, 2009
Message from Mayor McLaughlin

October 3rd - Richmond's 3rd Annual
Home Front Festival By the Bay!

Dear Friends,

Please join in Richmond's 3rd Annual Home Front Festival. There is much truth to be told and much remembering to be done about how the World War II years impacted our City of Richmond. I will be delivering a welcome to all at the festival on Saturday at 11 a.m. Details are below.

October 3 Home Front Festival by the Bay (Craneway Pavilion and Lucretia Edwards Park) Visit for complete schedule & directions

  • Free general admission
  • Free shuttle between the Ford Building Craneway Pavilion and Shipyard No. 3
  • USO Dance, 7 pm - 10 pm, Friday, Oct. 2, at the Craneway Pavilion


Ford Building Craneway Pavilion - 11 am - 6 pm

  • Food and music all day
  • Victory & Community Garden exhibits & Home Front museum exhibits
  • Rosie's Corner
  • Victory garden scavenger hunt & prizes
  • Presentation of Home Front award
  • Ranger Tours on the Bay Trail

Ford Point dock - 12 pm, 2 pm, 4 pm
Shipyard tour aboard the SS Northland with an NPS ranger

  • Shipyard No. 3 & SS Red Oak Victory - 11 am - evening
  • NPS ranger tour of shipyard
  • Docent-led tours of the ship
  • Music and dancing
  • WWII Home Front talks
  • Casablanca & short films about the WWII Home Front
  • Evening cabaret show

Lucretia Edwards Park - 11 am - 6 pm

  • Music and food all day
  • Children's Adventure Zone
  • NPS kids' activities & prizes

Harbour Master's dock in Marina Bay

  • USS Potomac

Hope to see you there!

Mayor McLaughlin

4th Annual North Richmond Shoreline Festival,
September 26, 2009

Dear Friends,

This coming Saturday, September 26, 2009, you have the opportunity to join in a great celebration of one of Richmond's greatest treasures -- our incredible north shoreline. Thank you to all those involved with organizing this year's festival. See announcement below in English and Spanish. I'll see you there! Sincerely, Mayor McLaughlin

Celebrate and Discover the North Richmond Shoreline!

Join us for the 4th Annual North Richmond Shoreline Festival

Saturday, September 26, 2009 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Point Pinole Regional Shoreline Park 5551 Giant Highway, Richmond, CA

Bring the whole family and make a day of it!

Free Event & BBQ – 75th Anniversary Celebration of East Bay Regional Parks District - Tribute to Ethel Dotson - Live Music – Scavenger Hunt – Games - Children’s Activity Area – Hiking - Birding - Marsh Walks - Ethnic Dance - Speakers - Youth Stage – DJs - Spoken Word - Dance Contest Bike trip to and from the Festival -– Great Prizes!

Free shuttle service to and from festival from locations throughout Richmond and San Pablo. Please see festival website for maps and shuttle schedule

The North Richmond Shoreline Festival is sponsored by of the North Richmond Shoreline Open Space Alliance (NRSOSA).

Special thanks to our contributing partners for their direct and in-kind donations: East Bay Regional Parks District, the City of Richmond, Environmental Justice Coalition for Water, Golden Gate Audubon Society, Kaiser Foundation, East Bay Regional Parks Foundation, Eats Bay Center for the Performing Arts, Tree Wolfe, the Sierra Club, Citizens for East Shore Park, San Francisco Estuary Partnership, Richmond SPOKES, Urban Music Group, West County Toxics Coalition, and the Watershed Project.

For more festival information or to get involved contact: Doria Robinson, , 510-778-5886, or go to

¡Celebra y Descubre North Richmond Shoreline!

Festival de North Richmond Shoreline

El Sabado, 26 Septiembre, 2009, 11 a.m. a 5 p.m. Point Pinole Park

Barbacoa Gratuito – Aniversario 75ta de East Bay Regional Parks District Homenaje a Ethel Dotson – Observación de Aves – Búsqueda del Tesoro Música en Vivo – Caminatas en el Pantano y Excursionismo – área de Actividades para los Niños – Escenario para los Jovenes – DJs – Poesía Dicha Anda en Bicicleta al Llegar y Salir del Festival – Premios Tremendos!

¡Lleva La Familia Entera y Pasa El Día Entero!

Point Pinole Park 5551 Giant Highway Richmond, CA 94806

Para mas información, póngase en contacto con Doria
en 510-778-5886 o
Se encuentra mapas, paradas de servicio gratuito de autobus de enlace,
y información de estacionamiento de bicicletas en

Richmond Civic Center Grand Reopening!

Dear Friends,

Well, September 12th is soon upon us. This will be a great day for Richmond. It is a day of celebration of our newly renovated Civic Center. Now is the time for everyone to "show up" at Civic Center Plaza and own this great public space - belonging to the wonderful people of Richmond. With this Grand Reopening, we are renewing our commitment to one another. We exemplify great diversity in Richmond, but we are also ONE community with the courage and energy to build on our collective strengths and talents!


Welcome Back to the Heart of Richmond All-Day Community Celebration - Free!

Saturday, September 12, 2009, 11 AM - 5 PM

450 Civic Center Plaza (Barrett Avenue and 27th Street) Richmond, CA 94804

Music & Dance Performances, Dedication Program, Children & Family Activities, Public Art Tours, Richmond Films, Historical Fashion Show, Dance Competition, Food and Much More

And here are some other great events coming up as well . . . .

Free Live Comedy - Tuesday, September 8


LIVE COMEDY with DARRYL LITTLETON, Author of "Black Comedians on Black Comedy"

9:30 a.m. LEAP 440 Civic Center Plaza 6:30 p.m. Richmond Public Library 325 Civic Center Plaza

Richmond (510) 620-6561 FREE!

Free Labor Day weekend performances, September 5, 6, and 7


Music & Vocal Arrangements by Molly Holm Created under the direction of Aaron Davidman Live Performance by bassist Marcus Shelby

Richmond -- From every corner of the country the women came. They hung up their house dresses and buttoned their coveralls. Welding masks covered their faces. For the first time women of all races were emerging in the American mainstream as a vital workforce. But it wasn't easy, especially for an African-American woman making her way. The whole story began right here in Richmond , California at the Henry Kaiser Shipyards. Shotgun Players are proud to present an entirely new take on the epic story of the WWII Victory warships and the women who put everything on the line to build them. Shotgun Players will present FREE performances of This World in a Woman's Hands at the Nevin Community Center, 598 Nevin Ave, September 5, 6 & 7 at 3 pm.

Monthly Meet with the Mayor session, Friday, September 4

Please be sure to drop by my monthly Meet with the Mayor session this coming Friday, September 4th, from 5:30 to 6:30m in the Whittlesey Community Room next to the main Richmond public library (325 Civic Center Plaza). Come share your views for building a better, a healthier, and a more sustainable Richmond! Light refreshments will be available. sure to save these dates below (I'll be sending more details on these later this month):

September 26 - North Richmond Shoreline Festival
October 3 - Homefront Festival
October 17 - Youth Summit

As evidenced by these many activities, we are busy in Richmond energizing and unifying as a community. These are difficult times we live in, but in Richmond we know that challenges can and must be transformed into opportunities. Please join in some or all of the activities above to celebrate our collective journey into better times!

Sincerely, Mayor McLaughlin

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