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New: Point Richmond Masquers Host a Hundred Garage Sales on Monday

Thursday May 27, 2010 - 11:55:00 AM

Looking for something entertaining to do on Memorial Day this year? How about attending at least a hundred garage sales? 

That’s right, the Masquers’ Theater in Point Richmond is sponsoring its 17th annual neighborhood-wide garage sale extravaganza in the charming community which is the last stop on 580 west before the Richmond-San Rafael bridge. 

This is the theater's main fundraiser for the all-volunteer community theater which has provided live theater productions since 1955—ten percent of the proceeds at each sale goes to the Masquers. 

A map of all the locations can be obtained in front of the theater, at 105 Park Place, from 9:30 a.m. until 4 p.m on Monday, May 31, along with a huge assortment of recycled items and refreshments. 

An added attraction is the Masquers-sponsored Fourth Fine Fiddle Festival, taking place at the same time in the Indian Statue Park across the street: 

From 8-10 A.M.: "Fiddlekids”", a gypsy jazz combo, with Bobbi Nickles, leader; 10-12 noon: “Prairie Rose Band”, bluegrass instruments for American/Cowboy, with George Martin, leader; 12-2 P.M.: "Failure to Disperse", 3 fiddles, mandolin & guitar, with Rodney Freeland, leader.