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California International Antiquarian Book Fair
Experience the world's largest rare book fair and discover literary treasures, manuscripts, maps, and more!
The world's preeminent celebration of the written and printed word returns to Northern California next year at a new venue in downtown Oakland. The three-day event is the world's largest antiquarian book fair with more than 200 booksellers from the United States and around the globe. The annual Book Fair features a rich selection of books, manuscripts, maps and other printed materials, including incunabula; literature from all centuries and nationalities; fine bindings; children's and illustrated books; ephemera; and antiquarian books on dozens of topics.
This year's Book Fair will include highlights from the Special Collections of the F. W. Olin Library at Mills College. This exhibition will feature approximately forty books and manuscripts. Several of the collections that will be highlighted include the Darius Milhaud Collection, the Albert M. Bender Papers, the Jane Bourne Parton Collection of Books on Dance, the Bookbinding Collection, the Early Printed Books Collection, the Patti Smith Collection, and the Fine Press and Artists' Book Collection.
Three-day admission tickets are available at the door on Friday for $25. Tickets purchased on Saturday and Sunday are $15 and all tickets allow return admission for the remainder of the fair. All tickets will be available to purchase online for a pre-event discount.
Friday, February 6, 2015, 3 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday, February 7, 2015, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sunday, February 8, 2015, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Oakland Marriott City Center, 1001 Broadway, Oakland
(415) 962-2500
http://www.cabookfair.com

Super Stars Literacy: Annual Gala
"Follow the Yellow Brick Road..."

Join ABC7's Cheryl Jennings and Mike Nicco for an elegant evening to celebrate Super Star Literacy's great work helping young students and their families nurture a love of reading!
Help Super Stars Literacy (and Dorothy) fundraise for K-2 graders in low-income public schools through our 3rd Annual Gala Dinner and Auction, "Follow the Yellow Brick Road to the Emerald City by the Bay!" Our Gala Fundraiser, celebrating the transformative power of reading.
Our honorees will be Dean Carolyn Nelson and Melinda Hall, Executive Director and Principal Investigator at the Hayward Promise Neighborhood, dedicated to empowering families in Hayward. Our keynote speaker is Lisa Bloom, legal analyst and author. With great food, live music, an exciting auction, and surprise or two, who wouldn't want to come?
Super Stars Literacy, founded in Oakland, works in nine public schools in the East Bay, and persistently provides in school tutoring, after school reading engagement, and family literacy support for over 400 elementary school students and their families.
Saturday, February 7, 2015, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Scott's Seafood, Jack London Square, Oakland
(510) 777-0870
www.superstarsliteracy.org

Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area
"Wine and Wishes 2015"

Join ABC7 Anchor Ama Daetz on beautiful Treasure Island for a spectacular gourmet event benefiting Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area! This is the team behind Miles' recent wish to be "Batkid," with exclusive video of never-before-seen interviews and footage.
Experience over 60 of the Bay Area's best restaurants and wines at this signature fundraiser! The Gourmet Food and Wine Tasting will be followed by a Winemaker Dinner, where 9 executive chefs will prepare an amazing four-course dinner. Chefs include Mark Dommen of One Market and Roland Passot of La Folie, and is paired with sommelier selected wines. During dinner we will present a live auction of vacations, exclusive culinary experiences and other coveted items. This year's special guest will be wish child Tre Grinner, whose wish to be an investment banker got him meetings with the CEOs of BlackRock and Goldman Sachs, New York Yankee Derek Jeter, and (via phone) Warren Buffet!
Tickets for the Tasting start at $150, and tickets for the Dinner start at $500.
Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. The Greater Bay Area chapter grants over 300 wishes per year and has granted over 6,000 wishes since its start in 1984. The chapter covers 17 Northern California counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino, Napa, Marin, Monterey, San Benito, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, Siskiyou, Solano and Sonoma. The goal of Make-A-Wish is to grant a wish to every eligible child in its territory. Anyone can suggest a child for a wish..
Saturday, February 7, 2015
5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Gourmet Food & Wine Tasting: Administration Building, Treasure Island
7:30 - 10:30 p.m. Winemaker Dinner: Winery SF, Treasure Island
(415) 982-9474
http://www.sfwish.org


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