GJEL is proud to bring you a list of worthwhile events in the Bay Area every Friday!

June 20th

7th Annual Berkeley Family Festival Bike Rodeo

The City of Berkeley Public Health Division is proud to present the 2009 Family Festival and Bike Rodeo. There will be health screenings, performers and games, bike safety checks, food, and a raffle. Free helmet with participation!
When: 11:00 AM-3:00 PM
Where: San Pablo Park at Oregon and Park Street, Berkeley
Cost: Free Admission
More Information: Stephanie Jim at 510-981-7676 or     

4th Annual Summer Solstice Music Festival-Fete De La Musique

For the fourth year in a row, the Laurel Village Association is coordinating a Summer Solstice Music Festival at numerous sites along MacArthur Boulevard in Oakland’s Laurel neighborhood.
1:00 PM-7:00 PM
MacArthur Boulevard, in Oakland’s Laurel neighborhood (between 35th
and High Street)
More Information: http://www.laurelsummersolsticemusicfestival.org

Women’s Car Care Clinic

The clinic will provide instruction on car care and maintenance basics, advice on what to look for in a repair shop and more. Snacks will be provided. The program proceeds will benefit the sight program of Berkeley-based Seva Foundation, to maintain and restore vision to women and children in Cambodia.
When: 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Where: Marty’s Motors, 10929 San Pablo Ave, El Cerrito
Cost: $30
More Information: 510-235-6000-please call to reserve a space.

The San Francisco Story: Art Presentation

To celebrate its Adult Summer Reading Program, Novato Library is hosting a presentation of The San Francisco Story: 1850-2000 , by the docent council of The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.
When: 11:00 AM
Where: Novato Library, 1720 Novato Blvd, Novato
Cost: Free
More Information: 415-897-1142

June 21st

Redwood Regional Park Solstice Campfire

Lawn games, crafts, and a talk by an astronomer from the Chabot Space and Science Center are all on the agenda. The evening will conclude with campfire stories and marshmallow roasting.
When: 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Where: Redwood’s Canyon Meadows staging area, reached by the park entrance
on Redwood Road south of Skyline Boulevard
Cost: Free
More Information: 1-888-327-2757, option 3, ext. 4520

June 22nd

Elvis Costello Concert

Elvis Costello celebrates the release of his latest CD, ‘Secret, Profane, and Sugarcane’ with a free concert at Amoeba in San Francisco.
When: 12:00 PM
Where: Amoeba, 1855 Haight Street, San Francisco
Cost: Free
More Information: 415-831-1200

June 23rd

Author Showcase with Marta Acosta

Marta Acosta, author of the Casa Dracula Series will lead a reading and discussion of her popular vampire novels. She will also introduce her soon to be released books, a comedy entitled, “Nancy’s Theory of Style” and a gothic book for teens.
When: 7:00 PM
Where: El Cerrito Library, 6510 Stockton Ave., El Cerrito
Cost: Free
More Information: 510-526-7512

Book Talk and Bluegrass

Join local bluegrass icon and author John Pedersen for a discussion of his book, Scroll and Curl and a few Bluegrass tunes.
When: 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Where: Point Reyes Library, 11431 State Route One, Point Reyes Station
Cost: Free
More Information: 415-663-8375

June 24th

Summer Sound Concert

Come hear the Eyewitness Blues Band in an outdoor performance.
When: 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Where: Oakland City Center
Cost: Free
More Information: http://www.oaklandcitycenter.com/happenings.cfm

June 25th

Yanni Voices

Yanni will perform with his famous orchestra and his extraordinary Voices, Nathan Pacheco, Chloe, Leslie Mills & Ender Thomas live on stage.
When: 8:00 PM
Where: ORACLE Arena
Cost: $10-$100
More Information: http://www.Coliseum.com

June 26th

Dancing Under the Stars, Argentine Tango Night

Join Jack London Square and the Linden Dance Studio for FREE dance instruction.
When: 8:30 PM-10:00 PM
Where: Jack London Square, Pavilion Stage, Broadway & Water Street, Oakland
Cost: Free
More Information: 510-645-9292, http://www.jacklondonsquare.com