Today,Saturday, December 5, 1 pm: Annual All Church Conference, held at El Sobrante United Methodist Church. Bridges District Superintendent, Rev. Schuyler Rhodes will preside. All are welcome. 670 Appian Way, El Sobrante.
Friday, December 11, 7:30 pm, Point Richmond Acoustic Presents Maria Muldaur, legendary Blues and Americana performer. She is presenting a special “Christmas at the Oasis” holiday show, backed by some of the best Bay Area musicians. First United Methodist Church, 201 Martina St., Point Richmond. Advance tickets $20 through pointacoustic.org or $25 at the door. Tickets are going quickly and they expect a sell out, so get your tickets quickly.
Saturday, December 12, 6 pm, United Methodist Women’s Annual Christmas Party and Dinner. Mid Dornan is hosting at her home with daughter Pat’s help at 220 Bishop Alley, Pont Richmond. Parking is difficult so you may want to park on Washington and walk the short distance up to the house. The ham is provided by UMW and the rest is up to us. If you would like to bring gifts for the Rescue Mission, please do so. Contact Doreen Leighton for food to bring: 510 307 5461 or firstname.lastname@example.org. All are welcome.
Saturday, December 19, 9 am-3 pm: Annual Bake and Crafts Sale. Bring your baked goodies for sale by 9 am, open for donations at 8:30 am. Donations for the crafts can be given to Barbara Haley any time. Point Richmond Community Center.
Thursday, December 24,7 pm: Christmas Eve Jazz Service featuring the Dan Damon Quartet and Friends. Free will offering. Come early to get a good seat.
Saturday, December 26, 7:30 pm, Point Richmond Jazz Presents the Berkeley Choro Ensemble with Jane Lenoir. Jane Lenoir, flute; Harvey Wainapel, clarinet; Ricardo Peixoto, guitar; Brian Rice, pandeiro; and special guest Irene Sazer, violin.Choro is a unique traditional Brazilian music style that has been compared with styles from the blues, bebop and bluegrass. The word choro in Portuguese means “tears”. Choro had tremdous influence on classical musicians, especially the Brazilian composer, Heitor Villa-Lobos, who wrote a number of works he called “choros”. Advance tickets $18 at prjazz.org, $25 at the door. First United Methodist Church, 201 Martina St., Point Richmond.