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Cinco de Mayo Event; Historic Walking Tour; Sierra Club Documentary

Good morning, and happy Friday!
Here is information on a Cinco de Mayo celebration at the Library, a Downtown Historic Walking Tour, and a special screening of a documentary at the Library hosted by the Sierra Club.
~ malcolm


Bring the Family to the

Cinco de Mayo Celebration

at the Redwood City Public Library – Downtown

Music, fun, and food are on tap at the Redwood City Public Library’s Cinco de Mayo celebration to be held THIS SUNDAY, May 5th from 1 to 3 pm  Everyone is invited to enjoy music and dance by Ballet Folklorico Mexico Vivo, eat a mini-tostada and make Mexican crafts.
This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Redwood City Public Library and the Redwood City Civic Cultural Committee.
As part of National Historic Preservation Month, you’re invited!

Downtown Historic Walking Tour

Sunday, May 5th 10:30 am

Tour meets in front of Lathrop House at 627 Hamilton Street
The tour will last approximately 1.5 hours and will include most of Redwood City’s historic commercial buildings as well as some historic residential properties. Walking tour participants will see where Wyatt Earp occasionally came for a drink, where a Wells Fargo Express Office operated in 1875, Redwood City’s first new car showroom salon and auto repair garage, the finest theater on the peninsula in 1896, the former homes of prominent pioneer citizens and much more.
“See! Save! Celebrate!” is the theme of the month-long celebration sponsored by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and locally by Redwood City’s Historic Resources Advisory Committee. This special event spotlights grassroots historic preservation efforts in America, celebrates the diverse and unique heritage of our country’s cities and states, and enables more Americans to become involved in the growing historic preservation movement.
For more information on how Redwood City is celebrating National Historic Preservation Month, please see this news release.


Sierra Club invites you for a very special viewing of

Vividly   narrated by Meryl Streep, Robert Redford, Ashley Judd, Isabel Allende and Van Jones, this inspiring film documents the environmental  movement’s evolution from the 1960s to the present. This sweeping  history of the environmental movement includes rare, archival footage  documenting the struggle to save the planet.

For   anyone who cares about the planet or who has been interested in the  environmental movement, this film will inspire and remind you of both  past successes and some failures, and the need for concerned, involved  citizen activists to continue to be inspired in the crucial years ahead! Monday May 6th, 6.00pm Redwood City Public Library, 1044 Middlefield Road RSVP at  or at FREE but a donation is requested to help defray costs.

6:00 pm – Sign-In/Light dinner
6:15 pm – Program starts
6:30 -8.20pm Movie – there will be a 10 minute midpoint break.



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