El Cerrito Journal calendar: Library fine forgiveness; ‘In the Heights’ at CCCT



Submit your calendar item to ccnjournal@bayareanewsgroup.com. Write “calendar item” in the subject line. Or mail to El Cerrito Journal, 1516 Oak St., suite 105, Alameda CA 94501. Please send in your item two weeks before event date.

Alameda County Library Fine Forgiveness: Alameda County Library’s fine forgiveness program lets you return overdue books, CDs and DVDs to the library circulation desk or book drop at any branch library and have the late fees cleared. You can also have late fees cleared for materials already returned by making a request online, by phone, or at the circulation desk. Through June 25. Open hours. All branches, including Albany Library, 1247 Marin Ave. Free. 510-526-3720,  www.aclibrary.org.

CCCT Presents ‘In the Heights’: Contra Costa Civic Theatre presents “In the Heights,” the seminal musical by the genius behind the mega-hit “Hamilton,” and winner of the 2008 Tony for Best Musical and Best Score and 2009 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Runs Fridays through Sundays through July 16. 8 p.m. June 23 and 24. 2 p.m. June 25. Contra Costa Civic Theater, 951 Pomona Ave., El Cerrito. $17 youth. $31 general. 510-524-9012, ccct.org.

Irish Night @theCenter: Experience the rich and festive culture of Ireland at the Center’s first Irish Night, featuring lessons and performances by the Albany Irish Dance group, live Celtic music provided by Crow for Day, snacks, beer (for those with valid IDs) and more. All ages welcome. 6 to 8:30 p.m. June 23. Albany Community Center, 1249 Marin Ave., Albany. $5 adults and teens. Children free. www.albanyca.org.

The Bubblesmith: There’s bubbles everywhere when the master of bubbles stops by for some bubbly fun. All ages. 11 a.m. June 24. El Cerrito Library, 6510 Stockton Ave. Free. 510-526-7512, www.ccclib.org.

El Cerrito Green Team: Volunteers are needed to join El Cerrito’s Green Team in cleaning up the northern entryways to town. Wear a hat, bring water and sunscreen. All ages welcome (under 18 with guardian). No registration required. 10 a.m. to noon. June 25. Meet at empty lot, northwest corner of San Pablo and Cutting avenues, next to the Freeway Motel. Free. 510-559-7686, www.el-cerrito.org.

Kensington Library Book Club: Discuss “Hero’s Walk” by Anita Rau Badami at this month’s Kensington Library Book Club. Meeting starts with a poem and discussion. 6:30 p.m. June 26. Kensington Library, 61 Arlington Ave. Free. 510-524-3043, www.ccclib.org.

Lunch at the Library: Kids under the age of 18 can drop by the El Cerrito Library on Tuesdays and Thursdays this summer for a free nutritious lunch. Fun activities follow. Noon to 2 p.m. June 27 and 29. El Cerrito Branch Library, 6510 Stockton Ave. Free. 510-526-7512, www.ccclib.org.

Tinker Table: Ever wonder what is inside a radio, clock, computer or just about anything? Find out all summer long at the Tuesday’s Tinker Table where you can take apart objects, see how they work, save some parts, recycle others make your own creation and have fun. 2 to 3 p.m. June 27. El Cerrito Library, 6510 Stockton Ave. Free. 510-526-7512, www.ccclib.org.

Local Garden Swap: Bring your excess homegrown produce to swap with other urban farmers. 6:30 to 7 p.m. June 27. Albany Community Center, 1249 Marin Ave. Free. 510-528-5710, www.albanyca.org.

Albany FilmFest Presents: Catch a free screening of two films from two local directors: Elaine Hollima’s 1994-release, Oscar-nominated “Chicks in White Satin,” and Jazmin Jamias’s 2015-release “I Hate the Color Red.” After the screening, both filmmakers will discuss the nitty-gritty of making your first film, and what’s changed and what hasn’t for women filmmakers. 7 to 9 p.m. June 27. Albany Library, 1247 Marin Ave. Free. albanyfilmfest.org

How Does this Work: Try new art projects, science experiments, coding, and much more Thursday afternoons at the Library all summer long. 2 to 3 p.m. June 29. El Cerrito Library, 6510 Stockton Ave. Free. 510-526-7512, www.ccclib.org.



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