Community Briefs: market for children’s makers | O’Neill happy hour

The Dougherty Station Community Arts Center at 17011 Bollinger Canyon Road in San Ramon. (Photo courtesy of the City of San Ramon)

Children’s makers market

The city of San Ramon is encouraging shoppers to purchase gifts for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and other occasions from young, local entrepreneurs at an upcoming Children’s Makers Market.

The opening event is scheduled for Saturday (May 4) from 10am to 2pm at the Dougherty Station Community Center. More information is available here.

O’Neill Happy Hour

The Eugene O’Neill Foundation is hosting their next happy hour event next week, including updates on upcoming programming and attractions at the Tao House, such as information about the summer studio retreat, and the latest information about Ranger Hilary Grabowska’s National Parks Service, such as as well as a quiz, prizes and informal conversations.

The free event is scheduled for Tuesday (May 7) from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM at the Auburn Lounge at 321 Hartz Ave. in Danville.

Student film festival and public art

The City of Danville is seeking submissions from middle and high school students in the San Ramon Valley Unified School District for its first-ever student film festival and ongoing public arts programming.

Students are invited to submit original works of art for consideration for the city’s annual Community Pianos program by May 24, and to submit original short films for the student film festival by July 10.

In addition to current middle and high school students in the San Ramon Valley, the programs are open to the graduating class of 2024.

More information about the applications and events can be found here.

AANHPI celebration

The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors is preparing to recognize May as Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with their annual countywide celebration.

The theme of this year’s event is ‘Building on Our Legacies’, with festivities including dance, music, food and other cultural offerings from the communities celebrated with Heritage Month.

The public celebration begins at 9:30 a.m. May 14 at the Board Chambers at 1025 Escobar St. in Martinez. It will also be streamed live on Contra Costa Television. More information is available here.

Art in the park

The City of Danville invites young artists ages 5 to 10 and their families to explore children’s creativity through a range of media at the upcoming Art in the Park.

In addition to promoting creativity, the event aims to enable children to explore ‘messy’ means of expression – outdoors, on urban sites, and without the need for families to clean up – through process-based art and take-home according to the event organizers.

Art in the Park is scheduled from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM at Oak Hill Park in Danville on May 19. More information is available by contacting Recreation Superintendent Jessica Wallner at 925-314-3426 or [email protected].