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March 25, 2018

“March for Our Lives” this Saturday

An Oakland “March for Our Lives” rally to protest gun violence will be held at 10 am this Sat., Mar. 24 at Frank H. Ozawa Plaza right outside City Hall in downtown Oakland (12th St. BART Station). The event will serve as a lead-up to the San Francisco rally and march at the Civic Center at 1 pm and East Bay folks are encouraged to attend the SF event, too.

This event is one of hundreds planned around the country in solidarity with the march in Washington, DC that day. The Choral Majority will be singing at the Oakland event. Derek Tam is one of the directors of that group.

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Deckers Tilden Walk

The Deckers will take a walk in Tilden Park on Tues., Apr. 3, meeting at 9:30 am at the Seaview trailhead, located near the steam train parking lot. 

Bill Coffin & Barbara McHugh will lead the hike, lasting a couple of hours. Upon their return, those who would like to bring an outdoor lunch can eat at picnic tables near the steam train station. Wildflowers should abound, and the views are fantastic. A park map, showing the trailhead parking area and the trail itself, is at

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FCCB Book Group

Fri., Apr. 13 — Tales of Belkin and Other Prose Writings (Penguin Classics) by Alexander Pushkin at the home of Katie Brookes. Nina Dodonova helps lead.