Repaving project begins at Del Norte BART

BART on Monday started repaving work of the intermodal area at the El Cerrito Del Norte station.

The work, expected to take about seven weeks, will be done in three phases, with buses relocated to temporary stops elsewhere at the station. BART advises patrons to pay attention to signage in the area and advises that all parking rules will be enforced.

For details, visit www.bart.gov. For details about AC Transit service, visit www.actransit.org

Open house, yard sale at senior center

The Richmond Annex Senior Center, 5801 Huntington Ave., is hosting an open house and yard sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Along with bargains, including handmade items made by the center's patrons, visitors can learn about classes for adults and seniors. Sale proceeds benefit the center's programs. To register to sell, donate sale items (no shoes or clothing) or get more details, call 510-620-6812.

Annual art association show in El Cerrito

The El Cerrito Art Association brings its three-day art show back to the Community Center, 7007 Moeser Lane, Oct. 12 to 14.

The event opens with a reception for participating artists from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 12.


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An art show and outdoor artists market from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday will feature more than 300 works by 200-plus East Bay artists.

Awards will be presented in each category, including this year's special theme of "Up Close."

Details: www.elcerritoart.org/p/annual-art-show.html.

Citywide garage sale maps available Friday

The annual Citywide Garage Sale in El Cerrito is Oct. 13 and maps of participating locations will be available on Friday online at www.el-cerrito.org and in self-serve literature stands at the El Cerrito Recycling Center, 7501 Schmidt Lane; and the Community Center, 7007 Moeser Lane.

For more details call 510-215-4350.

Among the participants will be a sale at 626 Albemarle St. to benefit the speech and debate program at El Cerrito High School.

Along with furniture, collectibles, vintage items, household goods, art, books, sporting equipment and children's items, the location will have a bake sale.

Flapjacks and fire trucks at open house

As it does annually for Fire Prevention Week, the Albany Fire Department is hosting a pancake breakfast and open house, with the community invited from 8 a.m. to noon Oct. 13 at the fire house, 1000 San Pablo Ave.

Department staff spend the week making presentations at elementary schools, followed by the open house, attended last year by more than 700 people. Breakfast is $5, or $3 ages 6 and under, with proceeds going to the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation.

The open house will feature safety information and demonstrations, equipment and vehicles on display, registration for CPR and First Aid classes, prize raffles and a visit by mascots Sparky the Fire Dog and Smokey Bear.

Local food movement is library group topic

The annual membership meeting of the Friends of the Albany Library will feature a talk by Dr. Preston Maring on the local food movement and ideas for healthy eating at 7:15 p.m. Oct. 10 in the Edith Stone Room, 1247 Marin Ave.

Maring is credited with starting the farmers markets at Kaiser Permanente medical centers.

The talk will follow a short business meeting and the public is invited.

Details: Ronnie Davis, 510-526-3720, ext. 16, or rdavis@aclibrary.org.

Open Streets coming to Shattuck Avenue

A stretch of Shattuck Avenue will be closed to traffic and open to recreation and entertainment at the Open Streets event from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 14.

Shattuck Avenue from downtown to North Berkeley (Haste Street to Rose Street will be car-free.

"It will be a celebration of local businesses and organizations," say organizers. "Storefronts will be unobstructed, and business owners will be encouraged to promote commerce and visibility by setting out seating on the street, hosting activities, and otherwise inviting interest and community."

Attendees are encouraged to "cycle, stroll, skate, dance, and play in the open streets," which will have carnival games, live music and activities and community group booths.

Details: www.sundaystreetsberkeley.com.

Radio Hall of Fame induction gala set

The Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame will induct its Class of 2012 at a gala luncheon from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Doubletree Hotel & Executive Meeting Center, 200 Marina Blvd. at the Berkeley Marina.

This year's inductees are Stan Burford (KGO), Greg Kihn (KFOX), Bob Melrose (KCBS), Alice Potter (KRE), Ted Robinson (49ers), Tony Salvadore (KNBR/KFOG), Steven Seaweed (The Bone), Susan Leigh Taylor (KCBS) and Chuck Waltman (Clear Channel Engineering).

For details and reservations visit broadcastlegends.com/meeting.html

-- Chris Treadway