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The Centennial Celebration Planning Task Force has been very busy planning the time capsule and the “big bash” centennial celebration weekend. Contact Task Force staff liaison Suzanne Iarla
with any questions. Information is also online at www. elcerrito100.org
Centennial Time Capsule Dedication
On Wednesday, August 23, 2017, the anniversary of the City's incorporation, come to El Cerrito City Hall to enjoy light refreshments, attend the dedication of the time capsule and take a tour of City Hall! The time capsule will be located inside City Hall (upstairs near the History Room) and will include newsletters, photos and memorabilia from the City and more than 25 community groups. 5:30-6:30pm; the dedication is at 6pm.
Centennial Gala Dinner
The Centennial Gala Dinner will be from 4-9pm on Sunday, September 17, 2017, at the Berkeley Country Club. The keynote speaker is New York University law professor Tony Thompson, an El Cerrito High School alum, who will talk about El Cerrito as an open, forward-thinking city and the challenges that it faced as it grew toward its centennial. Dinner will be followed by music and dancing. Tickets are $50 per person. Groups may purchase a table for $500. More information and ticket purchase available at wwww.elcerrito100.org
or in person at El Cerrito City Hall.
Additional events include:
• On Thursday, September 14, 2017, the Friends of the Cerrito Theater
are hosting an event at Rialto Cinemas Cerrito.
• On Friday, September 15, 2017, the City of El Cerrito and Soroptimist International of El Cerrito are hosting a Family Fun Night at Cerrito Vista Park featuring Pixar’s “Toy Story” and the 1917 silent film “The Immigrant,” starring Charlie Chaplin.
• On Saturday, September 16, 2017, the City is organizing the El Cerrito Showcase Parade, as well as a teen dance for middle school students.