Civic Center to come alive with springtime activities Saturday

Civic Center to come alive with springtime activities Saturday
Richmond Memorial Auditorium, 403 Civic Center Plaza

By Kathy Chouteau

Richmond’s Civic Center is set to come alive with community activities Sat., April 29, according to the Richmond Public Library, which will be part of the fun.

The day’s excitement around the Civic Center will include various events with activities surrounding art, literacy, tomatoes and longer hours at the Main Library.

Saturday is “Spring Family Day” from 12-3 p.m. at the Richmond Art Center (RAC), with free art-making activities in store for attendees, such as mobile making and screen-printing, as well as spoken word, healthy snacks, music and more. The RAC is located on the opposite side of the building from the Civic Center Plaza at 2540 Barrett Ave. in Richmond.

Returning to the Civic Center Plaza Saturday from 1-4 p.m. will be the “City of Richmond’s Annual Literacy Festival,” complete with book giveaways, live book readings, poetry readings, face painting, live music, community vendors, speakers, free healthy lunch/snacks and other enjoyment for all ages. Click for more details.

Also afoot Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. will be a “UCMG Tomato Sale” in the Main Library’s courtyard at 325 Civic Center Plaza in Richmond. The UC Master Gardner Program of Contra Costa will be on hand selling more than 60 varieties of tomatoes, along with some peppers, eggplants, squash and other selections. All plants are $4. Learn more.

For the occasion, Richmond’s Main Library also announced that it will have special hours that Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Richmond’s Civic Center is located nearby the library at 403 Civic Center Plaza.