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West County: Three-dot items for a Friday

By Chris Treadway
Friday, March 11th, 2011 at 8:09 pm in El Cerrito, Kensington, Richmond.

Supervisor John Gioia will be at the Arlington Café, 269 Arlington Ave., in Kensington from 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday for his monthly breakfast where residents can discuss county-type issues on their mind.
Coffee is on the house and you can buy breakfast if you like.
Afterward, Gioia will go on a hike of Kensington paths with Boy Scouts from Troop 100 and invites able-bodied constituents to join him. The Scouts are part of a community path restoration project …

Over at Camp Herms in El Cerrito, a large contingent of Boy Scouts is expected to participate in the Camp Herms Enivornment and Conservation event from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. CHECK is an environmental science merit badge fair open to troops in the Herms District, which covers Berkeley through Crockett …

Richmond, meanwhile is hosting Rakkasah West, one of the biggest belly dance festivals in the nation, this weekend. Dancers come from around the United States and even overseas for the event, which is open from noon-11 p.m. Saturday and noon- 8 p.m. Sunday.
The event, a 32-year tradition in Richmond, also has vendors with costumes, jewelry, musical instruments and CDs and more, along with the kind of food that goes with the belly dancing culture …

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