Compiled by the El Reportero’s staff
Studies have shown that children who continue to read over the summer maintain or improve their reading skills, avoiding the “summer slide”. Summer Reading Programs are an important and fun way to keep children reading over the summer months.
Children entering grades 1-8 earn prizes by reading books of their choice and visiting the library three times. In keeping with this year’s theme, we will be offering a variety of food related events and other deliciously fun activities. Berkeley Public Library is participating in the California State Library’s Reading is So Delicious Food Drive – everyone is invited to bring non-perishable food items to their local branch during the Summer Reading Program.
Just a sampling of our events includes: a cooking class; movies about food and other (somewhat) edible things; a Children’s Tea with Annie Barrows, author of Ivy and Bean; bilingual music from award-winning educator, author and musician Jose-Luis Orozco; Kenn Adams’ interactive Adventure Theater program and; in conjunction with the Berkeley Comic Arts Festival, a visit from the author of Babymouse!
The Berkeley Public Library’s Summer Reading Program, “Reading is So Delicious”, runs from June 14 – Aug. 17.
Please be aware that some events require pre-registration. Call 981-6223 or check http://berkeleypubliclibrary.libguides.com/summer for information and additional events.
Coro Hispano de San Francisco prepares for this year’s Fandango XIII
This year we bring you something new: music as festive as ever, starting with love-songs from Califa-México, but this time branching out to explore the Califa Caribe connection: sones, guajiras and boleros from Cuba, danzas and merengues from Venezuela, a danzón from Puerto Rico, a chacona from España, and two habaneras far from Havana: one from Los Ángeles, the other from Manila.
Our companion ensemble this year is the high-energy, exhibition salsa troupe Mambo Groovin’ – the dancers that burnt up the stage at our Pachanga last year.
So put the dates on your calendar: we’re running it two nights this year, Friday and Saturday; and bring your friends!
Admission is free, free parking close by, but get there early; doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Coro Hispano de San Francisco & Conjunto Nuevo Mundo is directed by Juan Pedro Gaffney Rivera, with the sizzling Latin Dance Company Mambo Groovin,’ artistically directed by Sandy Chao; and choreographers John York & Ricardo Peñate.
On Friday, June 28 and Saturday, June 29 at 7 p.m. At Golden Gate Club, 135 Fisher Loop, Presidio of San Francisco. Entrada gratis. Courtesy of Presidio Trust.
“Back on the Streets” Rick Stevens 1 yr Anniversary show
If ever there was a man who can say he is living in “ Heaven on Earth “, it is Rick Stevens. Please join Rick as he celebrates his one year anniversary “Back on the Streets” again from, as he says, The Betty Ford Clinic. Following 2 recent performances to standing ovations with his original group, Tower of Power at the San Mateo County Fair, Rick will be performing at the Great American Music Hall on Friday July 12 with Lydia Pense & Cold Blood, special guests Paula Harris, Jeff Tamilier formerly of Tower of Power and openers Raya Zion & Tribal Blues Band. More guests to be announced.
Friday July 12, Doors 7pm / Show 8 p.m. Tickets: $16 / Dinner & Admission – $40.95 At the Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St, San Francisco.
For more info call at (415) 885-0750 or visit: http://www.slimspresents.com/?sort=july.
Pulitzer Prize winner coming to SF
Pulitzer prize-winning author Michael D’antonio, along with a panel of experts, will talk about his new book, mortal sins: sex, crime and the era of catholic scandal.
D’Antonio and a panel of experts—including San Francisco-area survivors and advocates—will present a gripping discussion on the clergy sex abuse crisis in the United States and the Bay Area.
On Saturday, June 29 at 2:30 p.m. at the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, located at 2868 Mission Street, San Francisco. The event is free and open to the public.