Richmond Civic Center
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!
RICHMOND MEMORIAL CIVIC CENTER GRAND
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
"TAKE THIS RECESSION, PLEASE!"
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
SHOTGUN PLAYERS PRESENT: THIS WORLD IN A WOMAN'S HANDS
By Marcus Gardley
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
AND...be sure to save these dates below (I'll be sending
more details on these later this month):
September 26 - North Richmond Shoreline Festival
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