The event, co-sponsored by Penguin Random House, Ingram, and The American Booksellers Association, will feature literary parties, readings by authors, and exclusive, playful promotional items not available elsewhere or any other time -- "Not before. Not online. And not in chain stores," according to organizers.
The 25th Annual Livermore Wine Country Festival takes place Saturday and Sunday, offering two full days of wine and beer tasting, outdoor dining and more. Then on May 6, Beeb's Sports Bar & Grill will hosts a charity golf tournament to benefit the Sentinels of Freedom.
Art Tag is a three-month call and response process in which a circle of artists send individual pieces or materials to a partnering member of the circle. The partner, in turn, "responds" by creating an original two- or three-dimensional work of art. After three cycles, the artists meet and discuss, argue, commiserate and celebrate the collaboration.
Independent Bookstore Day, on April 30, will celebrate the stores that co-organizer Elka Karl touts as "the written word's most stalwart defender." Some 420 bookstores including about 15 in the East Bay, will take part in the nationwide celebration, with literary parties, promotions, customized merchandise and special events.
Former Granada High and East Avenue Middle School administartor Rick Schmitt has been San Diego-area superintendent. He could formally be offered the San Ramon Valley school district post as early as May 3.