Local Happenings: November

Renovated Swim Center Reopens

Closed for nearly a year and a half, the Richmond Swim Center at 4300 Cutting Blvd., next to Kennedy High School, has reopened. Classes will resume in 2016.

The swim center’s $7.6 million renovation includes the construction of a retractable skylight, a reconfigured Olympic-sized swimming pool, and an outdoor play structure within an enclosed courtyard and picnic areas.

For more information, call (510) 620-6793 or visit http://www.ci.richmond.ca.us/2151/Richmond-Swim-Center.


“Paradise Road” Marks Historic Film Series

The Richmond Museum Association and the Rosie the Riveter World War II Home Front National Historical Park will sponsor its monthly film series at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, aboard the historic SS Red Oak Victory at 1337 Canal Blvd., Berth 6A.

This month’s film is “Paradise Road” starring Glenn Close. Boarding will begin at 6:30 p.m., with popcorn and refreshments available for purchase. A $10 donation is suggested to support the restoration of the ship.

For more information, call (510) 237-2933.


Three Seats Open On Library Commission

The Richmond Public Library Commission is accepting applications to fill three openings on the panel.

Commissioners advise on library and literacy issues and advocate for services, along with help create library policy and participate in future planning. Anyone interested must be a registered Richmond voter, attend bimonthly meetings, be interested in library and literacy services in Richmond and enjoy working both in a group and with the public.

For more information, call (510) 620-6554.


Little League Signups Begin

The Richmond Police Activities League has begun accepting signups for Little League baseball and softball teams for the 2016 season.

The early-bird signup cost is $60 through Dec. 31, increasing to $80 in 2016. T-ball is available for boys and girls ages 4 to 6, baseball for ages 7 to 13 and softball for girls only, ages 7 to 16. Team practices start in January.

For more information or to sign up, call (510) 621-1221 or visit the league’s office at 2200 Macdonald Ave.

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