eUpdate - July 8, 2016
Art, culture, cars, music; a range of great events coming up!
West County's events reflect our energy and diversity
Summer is always a time for great events in West County. My schedule has been filling up with wonderful gatherings, and I'd like to share them with you!

Here are a few upcoming events to which you may want to come:

What: Talk on the power of art as a force for resistance and healing by Emory Douglas,  graphic artist and former minister of culture for the Black Panther Party Emory Douglas

Where & When

RYSE Youth Center (205 41st, at Macdonald Ave., Richmond), 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, July 8

More information: 510.374.3401

* What: Richmond Recreation & Parks Commission presents International Folk FestivALL & Car Show,  an event that will feature a medley of live music performers, classic cars, raffle prizes and great food

Where & When 

Nicholl Park (31st and Macdonald Ave., Richmond) 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 9

More information: 510.812.1903 or 510.526.7261

* What:  7th Annual North Richmond Music Festival, a great event that celebrates the community's rich musical legacy with live bands, food and dancing. Come listen to Jazz, Zydeco and Blues, with fun and games for the kids

Where & When

Shields Reid Park (1410 Kelsey St., North Richmond), noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, July 16

More information:
See you there!

John Gioia
Supervisor, District One 
Contra Costa County 
11780 San Pablo Avenue, Suite D 
El Cerrito, CA  94530 
510-231-8686 Phone