Stockton Avenue Art Stroll: Friday, September 13, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., upper Stockton Avenue business district, El Cerrito. Art, music, food. Check here for more.
El Sobrante Stroll: Sunday, September 15, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Music, food, classic car show, and parade( starts at 11 a.m.); along San Pablo Dam Road, between El Portal Drive and Appian Way. Sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce.
Laurel Park Festival: Sunday, September 22, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Abraham Braxton Park, South 50th Street and Plaza Way, Richmond. Live Blues Festival featuring Fillmore Slim; carnival games, BBQ, special "Shoe Box" drop for shoe donations for Richmond homeless. Bring your new or gently used shoes! For more 510-233-0777.
Coastal Cleanup Richmond Shoreline: Saturday, September 21, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., meet at Shimada Friendship Park at Marina Bay Parkway at SF Bay. Note: Detour due to construction, see this map. Supervisor Gioia's annual Coastal Cleanup, with free healthy lunch for volunteers at noon. Register here (optional). For more information contact Supervisor Gioia's office at 510-231-8686 or the Watershed Project at 510-224-4085. Check flier for more.