Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Summer Solstice invitation for June 21, 2008


The Berkeley Farmers' Markets' and the Ecology Center's Summer Solstice Salmon Celebration with the intertwined themes of celebrating the peak of the solar year and our local salmon, and highlighting the salmon’s endangered plight.

Come on out and enjoy the Wild Buds band (Bill Lackey –guitar, vocals, Vid Andrews –guitar, Mark Randall -bass, Ted Higgins –drums, Kirk Lumpkin -vocals) playing their "West Coast Mardi Gras music" at this free public event:

Also performing will be Captain Mike & the Sea Kings (fishermen playing the blues) and the All Nations Singers (Pow Wow style drum band)

There will also be some speaker presentations:

Juliet Lamont, environmental consultant (Creekcats Environmental Partners), activist, PhD in environmental planning, former Chair of the Sierra Club's San Francisco Bay Chapter Executive Committee, and former interim Chair for the Berkeley-based Urban Creeks Council.

Mike Hudson, commercial fisherman; Board of Directors member, Small Boat Commercial Salmon Fishermen's Association; organizer, Salmon Aid

Rafael Jesús González, poet, Professor Emeritus of Creative Writing & Literature, founder of Laney College's Mexican and Latin American Studies Dept.

Saturday, June 21st; 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.
Saturday Berkeley Farmers' Market
Martin Luther King, Jr. CIVIC CENTER PARK, Berkeley
Center St. at Martin Luther King, Jr. Way
(Note: the 3 Berkeley Farmers’ Markets are all at different locations)

Accessibility: Convenient public transportation (1 block from downtown "Berkeley" BART), nearby lot & street parking, wheelchair access.

Schedule for the Summer Solstice Salmon Celebration:

10:00am - Captain Mike (solo blues by the ----------fisherman)
10:30am - Wild Buds (acoustic - West Coast Mardi ----------Gras music)
11:30am - Juliet Lamont (speaker)
11:40am - Art Goodtimes (poet)
11:45am - Wild Buds (electric - West Coast Mardi ----------Gras music)
12:45pm - Rafael Jesús González (poet)
1:00pm - Captain Mike & the Sea Kings (blues by ----------unemployed salmon fishermen)
2:00pm - All Nations Singers (Pow Wow style drum ----------band)

For More Information: (510) 548-2220 ext. 227;

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