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Weekend Ahead: Ohlone Greenway Celebration, Home Expo '14, Crab Feed Fundraiser

Check out what’s happening in El Cerrito this weekend. Is there something you’d like to add to this list? Have something neat happening in the future? Share it below!

Ohlone Greenway Reopening Celebration on Saturday, January, 25.
Ohlone Greenway Reopening Celebration on Saturday, January, 25.

Friday, January 24

Sound Spa- Sonic journey to deep Inner Space
7pm - 9pm,  $20
Valerie teams up with Kevin Braheny Fortune in this popular monthly event at The Vestibule Center for Sound Living to take you on a sonic journey deep into your Inner Being. Penetrating vibrations, shamanic rhythms, and sweet melodies will lull your mind and body into profound relaxation as your spirit is set free to soar.

Acoustic Music Festival
Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse
8 p.m., $37 advance / $40 door
January 23 - 26, 2014, 3rd Annual Esprit de Django et Stephane Festival presented by the Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse in Berkeley. On Friday Jan. 24 David Grisman will feature two amazing local artists, George Cole on guitar and Chad Manning on violin, with the David Grisman Sextet.


Saturday, January 25

El Cerrito Plaza Farmer's Market
parking lot in the southwest corner of the plaza
9 a.m. to 1 p.m
Includes a typical range of fresh fruits and vegetables and a small sampling of handicrafts. Live music is often part of the relaxed, friendly atmosphere.

American Folk Heroes Weekend at Playland-Not-at-the-Beach
Playland-Not-at-the-Beach
Open 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., $10 for children and seniors, and $15 for general admission
Celebrate the rich tradition of American folklore through its larger-than-life heroes. In this special treasure hunt, you’ll be searching for such legends as Johnny Appleseed, Paul Bunyan and his big blue ox, Babe.

Join BART in celebrating the Reopening of the Ohlone Greenway
Ohlone Greenway at the crossing of Fairmont Avenue
10:00 a.m.
Join the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) in celebrating the reopening of the Ohlone Greenway.  Stop by the booth for a small thank you gift as well as information on the benefits of the completed earthquake upgrade work and status of the full BART Earthquake Safety Program.

Annual Meeting of the El Cerrito Historical Society
Veterans Building on Stockton at Kearney
2 p.m.
After taking care of society business, members and guests will tour the historic facility and learn about its past and future from members of the Louis Hagen post of the American Legion.

Montessori Family School: K-8th Grade Open House
7075 Cutting Blvd.
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
All classrooms will be open and teachers, staff, and parents will be available to chat with visitors (children are more than welcome to attend).

Sing+Play!
El Cerrito Library
11 a.m., free
Get ready to dance, sing and stretch!  Ms. Erica and her guitar lead the way with classic kids' songs.  Ages 0-5.

Team Flips-N-Flops 2014 Boot Camp
Come see what it takes to be a member of Team Flips-n-flops. The team members will be on hand to run through the techniques, drills, conditioning, cheer and stunts to guide you down the road to team!

Artist Talk: The Language of Realism
2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond
1:00 p.m., free
This artist talk features a groups of West Coast realist painters. Come and learn more about their work, process and inspiration. This event is in conjunction with the exhibition The Language of Realism.

Powell St. John plays at Down Home Music
Down Home Music, 10341 San Pablo Ave., El Cerrito
3:30 p.m., free
Legendary singer/songwriter Powell St. John has written music recorded by Janis Joplin, Boz Scaggs, the 13th Legendary.

Crab Feed Fund Raiser for ECHS Girls Soccer Teams
El Cerrito Communty Center
6 p.m., $40/person
The Exchange Club of Albany-El Cerrito is having their Annual Crab Feed on January 25, 2014. The proceeds from this crab feed will benefit El Cerrito Youth Programs. 

Sunday, January 26

St. Jerome School Open House
320 San Carlos Ave. El Cerrito
9 a.m.
This is a great opportunity to preview the school if you are interested in applying for the 2014-2015 school year.

Lamorinda Home Expo '14
Veterans Memorial Building, 3780 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette
10 a.m.
Whether you’re looking to upgrade your bathroom, add home security, replace those drafty old windows or perhaps tip-toe into the world of solar, this is the very best way to meet face-to-face, in one place, with top of the line home improvement vendors, designers, landscape artists and construction crews who can help turn your homeowner dreams into reality.

El Cerrito Trail Trekkers Annual Public Meeting
Harding Park Clubhouse, 7115 C St, El Cerrito
2 p.m.
An opportunity to mingle with fellow trail enthusiasts and enjoy refreshments. President Dave Weinstein will speak about recent accomplishments and upcoming challenges.

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