Something to remember, as we enter a new year: Yesterday's history, Tomorrow is a mystery and Today is a gift, that's why it is called "the present". [Via]

Friday, October 2, 2009

This Weekend Events

35th Annual Oakland Black Cowboy Parade

There have always been black cowboys and cowgirls in our western history, and Oaklanders will celebrate them again this year. The 36th Annual Oakland Black Cowboy Parade will march on Saturday, October 3rd, between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.The parade route will start and end at DeFermery Park 18th & Adeline, Oakland. The reviewing stand will likely be at Frank Ogawa Plaza on 14th Street just south of Broadway.

More info: Check out history and art from the Oakland Black Cowboy Association resources. There's fun stuff in these links below.- Cowboy art and images- Blacks in the old west- Cowboy and cowgirl heroes of today- Links to Black cowboy organizations- Links from around the country

People Grocery Farm Work Party!

Come get a taste of food justice at our Sunol Farm! Learn about cover-cropping, seasonal crop rotations and about what it takes to run a 4-acre organic farm! Meet us this Saturday, Oct. 3rd, at 9:30 a.m. at our lot at 936 Brockhurst St., (between Market and San Pablo). We provide transportation to and from the farm, water and light snacks. We'll be back in West Oakland by around 3pm. RSVP with . Farm Work Party info


Those interested in house hunting, the Prescott Oakland Point neighborhood provides a diverse offering of housing types i.e. Victorians and Italianate Mediterranean Architecture, as well as loft, townhouse, condo, apartment, conversions. This Sunday, October 4th, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. two developments (Pacific Cannery Lofts-for sale and Ironhorse-leasing is pleased to have two Central Station developments are featured in the self-guided GreenPoint Showcase Tour.

Interested in Victorians and Italianate Mediterranean Architecture or craftsman type homes, contact Prescott Oakland Point resident and broker Stefanie Parrot at 510.839.4737

People’s Grocery is looking for the next Executive Director!

As People’s Grocery progresses towards its greatest goal - a community grocery store in West Oakland, they are in need of a new leader aligned with the mission, vision and values of People’s Grocery who is capable of leading the organization into an exciting and productive future.
More info

Sunday October 04th, 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Gates Open at 1:30 p.m. Concerts Begin at 2:00 p.m.
3300 Joaquin Miller Road, Oakland, (15 minutes from THE POINT)
Parking $4.00; Free Shuttle from Fruitvale BART, 1:30-4:30 p.m.
For more information 510.238.PARK
Saturdays & Sundays
10:00 a.m. - 4pm
Jack London Square (Water Street)

Thirty local artists present their handmade crafts along Water Street. The Artisan’s Marketplace is a special program managed by the City of Oakland’s Arts and Cultural Department. For more information, please call 510-238-4948.

Grand Lake - Oakland(8 minutes from THE POINT)
Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Year Round
Splash Pad Park at Grand Ave and Lake Park Ave

Berkeley Farmers’ Market
(10 minutes from THE POINT)
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Year Round
(9 minutes from THE POINT)
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Throughout the Square

Sunday Farmer’s Market
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Montclair Sunday Farmers Market
(15 minutes from THE POINT)
1980 Mountain Blvd, Oakland
La Salle Ave between Mountain and Moraga Ave.

Temescal Farmers' Market
(10 minutes from THE POINT)
Chevron (6 min drive)
Shell (5 min drive)
Costco (12 min drive)