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Grammy-Winning Oakland Interfaith Choir on PortFest 2003
Bay Crossings Journal
Bay Crossings Poetry
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Wine Festival by the Bay
How Do Bus Drivers Feel About Golden Gate’s Financial Problems?
Paving the Way for Buses – The Great GM Streetcar Conspiracy
Port of Call: Cayenne, French Guyana
Opening of Argonaut Hotel in San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park
Changing of the Guard at San Francisco’s Last Shipyard
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Taste of Oakland
East Bay French-American School To Host Annual "La Place Du Marche"
What the AC Transit Bus Driver Knows
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Year of the Salmon!
WTA: For Whom the Bridge Tolls
New Ferry Building Sunday Garden Market Opening May 4th
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Vermeer Chocolate Martini
Oakland Arts Focus
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In appreciation: David Clark
Water Transit Authority  WTA

East Bay French-American School To Host Annual

"La Place Du Marche"

On Sunday, June 1, from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., the East Bay French-American School (Ecole Bilingue de Berkeley) will host its sixth annual "La Place du Marché." The school’s lower campus, located at 1009 Heinz Avenue and 9th Street in Berkeley, will be transformed into an authentic French marketplace, complete with music, food, and specialized vendor booths, all within a delightfully French atmosphere. Admission is $5.00; children 12 and under are free.

Visitors may relax and enjoy live music or browse an array of market stalls with vendors offering an abundance of unique items including artisans’ wares, French wines, as well as a variety of specialty food items and regional French products. La Place du Marché will also feature the Marché Bistro, allowing diners the opportunity to enjoy bistro cuisine in an open marketplace setting. Entertainment for children will include a juggler, a live petting zoo, a variety of carnival games and face painting.

In addition, raffle tickets will be available for purchase throughout the day with chances to win numerous prizes, including a grand prize trip to Paris for two complete with airfare and hotel accommodations.

La Place du Marché is the school’s largest fundraising activity with all proceeds benefiting scholarship and educational programs at Ecole Bilingue. This year’s Marché will be part of a weekend-long series of special events celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the East Bay French-American School.

Founded in 1977, the East Bay French-American School provides "education with a world view" to over 500 students from as many as 40 different cultures and nationalities. With bilingual instruction in both French and English, Ecole Bilingue educates students commencing in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. For more information, visit www.ebfas.org.

Past Marché vendors include:

Made In France – Food products DonSueMor – Madeleine Cookies La Baignoire – Bath Items

Peterson Co. – Imported Cheeses Ildi & Company – Home Decor Marie Claude Legalle – Scarves

Harms Vineyard – Lavender Pasha’s Flower Market Kiss That Frog – French Products

Mystique Jewelry TKK Imports – Philippine Items Les Artisans

Nicole’s Pottery Vigneron – Wine Imports Saxatilis – Fine Jewelry

WOW Imports – Gift Items Acme Bread Scharffen Berger – Fine Chocolates

Ivoire Imports – African crafts Maison d’Etre – Home Decor Ancient Beads & Artifacts – Jewelry

Bibelots – Gift Items Sonoma Fois Gras