Every week Radio Free Richmond highlights events in the city. Here is what's happening from September 18 through September 24.
A Farmers’ Market in Civic Center
What: The Richmond Certified Farmers Market
When: Friday, September 18, from 8 am to 5 pm
Where: Civic Center Plaza and Macdonald Avenue, Richmond
Why: Stop by the weekly farmers’ market for some quality produce right in the City’s civic center.
The War at Home
What: A new play from the East Bay Center for Performing Arts focusing on the history of racial police violence in the United States
When: Friday, September 18, at 7 pm
Where: East Bay Center for the Performing Arts 339 11th Street at Macdonald Avenue
Why: From Richmond playwright Michele Wells, this new production is a provocative reminder of our county’s legacy of police violence.
Costal Clean Up Day
What: The 31st annual Costal Clean Up Day, the largest volunteer event in the world
When: Saturday, September 19, from 9 am to 12 pm
Where: Shimada Friendship Park, Richmond
Why: Richmond has more miles of coast than any other Bay Area city. Come out to do your part in keeping it clean.
Bay Trail Plant Restoration
What: The monthly plant restoration event at Point Isabel
When: Saturday, September 19 from 10 am to 12 pm
Where: Point Isabel, Richmond
Why: Formerly overgrown with invasive species, these regular restoration events have helped turn Point Isabel into a thriving native ecosystem. Come out to help in the effort and to spend some time in nature.
To learn more, call Tom Kelly at (510) 684-6484
Spirit & Soul Festival
What: Live music, good food, and family fun at Richmond Main Street’s 7th annual Spirit & Soul Festival
When: Saturday, September 19, from 1 pm to 5 pm
Where: Macdonald Avenue from Harbour Way to 13th Street, Richmond
Why: The premier event from Richmond Main Street, the Spirit & Soul Festival is a chance to have fun, enjoy live music, and cultivate pride in Richmond’s downtown corridor.
Soulful Softball Sundays
What: The summer softball game series focused on building connections in the community
When: Sunday, September 20, from 2 pm to 4 pm
Where: Nichol Park, Macdonald Avenue at 31st Street, Richmond
Why: Bringing together people from all parts of Richmond, the Soulful Softball Sunday games gather the community for a safe, fun game of softball.
Jamming at the Baltic
What: The Baltic’s regular Tuesday jam session
When: Tuesday, September 22, at 9 pm
Where: The Baltic, 135 Park Place, Point Richmond
Why: The Baltic offers some of the best music in Richmond, and their Tuesday jam sessions are an invitation to join the scene.
Freshest Cargo: Mobile Farmers' Market
What: The mobile farmers’ market Freshest Cargo makes its rounds in Richmond
When: Wednesday, September 23, from 10 am to 3:30 pm
Where: Various locations. From 10 am to 11:30, the truck will be at the YMCA located at 263 South 20th Street. From 12 pm to 1:30, the truck will be at Chelsey Ave at Fred Jackson Way in North Richmond. From 2 to 3:30, the truck will be at the Parchester Community Center located at 900 Williams Drive, Richmond
Why: Densely urban environments are often the most difficult places to find fresh produce. Freshest Cargo has a mission to change that, one neighborhood at a time. Stop by for quality food at affordable prices.
A Conference on Gender Responsiveness
What: The first annual conference from Reach Fellowship on empowering women post-incarceration
When: Thursday, September 24, from 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Richmond City Council Chamber, 440 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond
Why: Reach Fellowship is leading the conversation on how to help women post-incarceration, and this conference is their most significant event yet. Join in to hear ideas and share your own.
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