Today is FRIDAY, June 10, 2011. Let's get right to it:
- The top news is today is graduation day for seniors at . Today is, for the graduate, a day of endless possibilities, and a day to say goodbye to the familiar. Life will just be different from now on -- so many more decisions will rest with you, the choices you make will be more difficult to take back if you choose unwisely, and the word 'responsibility' begins to have meaning, and is not just some word your parents toss around to annoy you. But you will get to be in charge, to show yourself and the world just what you're made of, to finally get to prove that you do, in fact, know what you're talking about. So go out there and prove it, just remember that kindness is perhaps the greatest virtue, and listening is generally far more valuable than talking. Congratulations, Class of 2011!
- For the musically inclined, you couldn't ask for a busier day in our fair city: at 4:30, 's is having its Happy Hour and a Half with Danny White (and me); at 6 p.m. the fabulous Garageland Rodeo play for on Main Street Plaza; Jeffrey Halford and the Healers are at beginning at 8 p.m.; Nick Carasis Band is at beginning at 9 p.m., and Steve Sage is holding his weekly Open Mike at beginning at 8 p.m.
- Do you know what Deltiology is? Turns out, it's the name for the collection of post cards, and tomorrow the will be showing a collection of post cards, most of them of Martinez through the years, at the Veteran's Hall from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
- Tomorrow is also the day of the in Concord. Workshops, shows, performance tips and more will be featured at this event, which promises to be a great time for banjo lovers, who are said to be 'picky.' Sorry.
- Finally, there is still plenty of room on the bus if you want to sign up for the field trip to Redwood City, to see how that city transformed itself from its former nickname of Deadwood City to the thriving downtown it is today. This is part of an ongoing series of trips and workshops the City of Martinez is hosting to involve residents in the ongoing General Plan update. Call (925) 372-3515 for more information.