Thursday, November 3, 2016

November 2016 FREE Admission Tickets San Francisco Bay Area Attractions and Museums . . .



First Full Weekend of the Month is upon us! November 2016

Field Trip Ideas? Visit one of the Bay Area's world class museums and local attractions. Often, there is a FREE MUSEUM DAY in November 2016, located in a town near you. (Nationwide.) San Francisco, Oakland, Bay Area, Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Seattle, Portland, Boston and beyond.


First Weekend of the month has the most FREE Museum Admission opportunities. Have fun. Be inspired. Below is a partial list. CLICK other Links for additional dates and venues.


CLICK HERE to find more FREE MUSEUM DAYS in a city near you.


CLICK HERE to explore Bank of America Cardholder FREE Admission Days


San Francisco Bay Area Museums & Gardens:


Oakland Museum is Free FIRST Sunday to the general public.
Sunday, November 6, 2016


Lindsay Wildlife Experience is FREE Third Friday to the general public.
FRIDAY, November 18, 2016


Pier 39 San Francisco - Local Advantage Coupons: CLICK HERE

50% off coupons for many restaurants, shops, attractions at Pier 39.


Pier 39 San Francisco Parking Garage, FREE 2-Hour Parking Coupon: CLICK HERE




Chabot Space & Science Center w/BofA Card FREE First weekend.
Saturday, November 5, 2016 and Sunday, November 6, 2016


Contemporary Jewish Museum w/BofA card FREE First weekend
Saturday, November 5, 2016 and Sunday, November 6, 2016


de Young Fine Arts Museum of SF w/BofA card FREE First weekend
Saturday, November 5, 2016 and Sunday, November 6, 2016


Legion of Honor w/BofA card FREE First weekend
Saturday, November 5, 2016 and Sunday, November 6, 2016


San Jose Museum of Art w/BofA Card FREE First weekend
Saturday, November 5, 2016 and Sunday, November 6, 2016


Tech Museum w/BofA Card FREE First weekend
Saturday, November 5, 2016 and Sunday, November 6, 2016


CuriOdyssey Museum - COMMUNITY FREE DAY to the general public
Friday, November 18, 2016


Bay Area Discovery Museum - FREE First Wednesday, general public
Wednesday, November 2, 2016


Napa Valley Museum - FREE Family Fun Days, 2nd Saturday of the Month.
Saturday, November 12, 2016



California Academy of Sciences - Quarterly FREE Sundays
Sunday, December 11, 2016 


As an added bonus, there are special FREE days at gardens, Regional Parks, Museums not normally advertised:


San Francisco Botanical Garden at Strybing Arboretum (located at Golden Gate Park) - FREE Admission SECOND Tuesday of the month, general public
Tuesday, November 8, 2016


UC Berkeley Botanical Garden - FREE Admission FIRST Wednesday of the month, general public
Wednesday, November 2, 2016


John Muir National Historic Site - FREE ADMISSION seven days a week. Tour the historic fruit orchards and former home of Naturalist, John Muir.


Amazing Selection of DAILY FREE Passes through your local Library


CLICK HERE: DISCOVER and GO - Find your County. Entire list of Participating Counties.


CLICK HERE: Contra Costa County Library Discover & Go Partners and Offers.


CLICK HERE: Alameda County Library Discover & Go Partners and Offers.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Seed Catalogs FREE. 2016. Dream. Garden. Grow Inspired...

NEW YEAR 2016. I encourage parents, educators, schools, garden clubs, civic groups to order free seed catalogs; they're excellent teaching resources!

If I had a class of students, I would send the list of FREE SEED CATALOGS home so parents can order for rainy day reading. This is free education at it's best, in my humble opinion.

If we can inspire children (and adults) to learn about nutrition, biodiversity and self-sustaining agriculture, perhaps they will learn to make more intelligent food choices and promote healthier living. I have read many seed catalogs in their entirety. I believe and hope future generations will come to understand how wonderful growing our own organic food and saving seed truly is. My daughter Ava understood what a seed was long before her second birthday. It is never too early to give the gift of gardening to our babies.

Let us also teach our children what an heirloom vegetable is, how to save seeds, and which seeds can even be saved! Have fun. Grow something and happy harvesting!

FREE Seed Catalogs. NEW YEAR 2016
A few to get you started:

Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds
http://www.rareseeds.com/request-catalog/
(417) 924-8917

Seeds of Change
http://www.seedsofchange.com/catalog_request.aspx#.US6yk6WIyiY
(888) 762-7333

Bountiful Gardens
https://bountifulgardens.org/catalog_requests/new
(707) 459-6410

Botanical Interests
http://www.botanicalinterests.com/heirloom-seeds-catalogs

Seed Savers Exchange
http://www.seedsavers.org/CatalogRequest.aspx
(563) 382-5990

Territorial Seed
http://www.territorialseed.com/catalog_request
(800) 626-0866

Vermont Bean Seed Company
http://www.vermontbean.com/RequestCatalog.asp

Kitazawa Seed Company
http://www.kitazawaseed.com/catalog.html
(510) 595-1188

Potato Garden
http://www.potatogarden.com/pcatalog.html
(877) 313-7783

Wild Garden Seed
http://www.wildgardenseed.com/requestcatalog.php

Southern Exposure Seed Exchange
https://www.southernexposure.com/request-a-catalog-c-215.html
(540) 894-9580

Select Seeds
http://www.selectseeds.com/cgi-bin/start.cgi/mngmnt/catalog_request.htm
(800) 684-0395

Sow True Seeds
https://sowtrueseed.com/2015-sow-true-seed-catalog/

Johnny's Selected Seeds
http://www.johnnyseeds.com/catalog.aspx

Urban Farmer Seeds
http://www.ufseeds.com/Garden-Seed-Catalog_.html

National Gardening Association
http://kids.garden.org/inquiry.php
(800) 538-7476

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Celebrating a Birthday in 2016? FREE $30.00 at Benihana and FREE $30.00 at Kobe Japan...


Happy Birthday!  Celebrating a birthday soon?

FREE $30.00 certificate at Benihana, you must sign up in advance. Good for use during your birthday month. http://profile.benihana.com/registration/

FREE $30.00 certificate at Kobe Japan in Pleasant Hill, must sign up in advance: http://www.kobejapanrestaurant.com 


Tuesday, August 2, 2016

FREE Admission Tickets San Francisco Bay Area Attractions and Museums - AUGUST 2016 . . .


First Full Weekend of the Month is upon us! August 2016
Field Trip Ideas? Visit one of the Bay Area's world class museums and local attractions. Often, there is a FREE MUSEUM DAY in August 2016, located in a town near you. (Nationwide.) San Francisco, Oakland, Bay Area, Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Seattle, Portland, Boston and beyond.

First Weekend of the month has the most FREE Museum Admission opportunities. Have fun. Be inspired. Below is a partial list. CLICK other Links for additional dates and venues.

CLICK HERE to find more FREE MUSEUM DAYS in a city near you.


San Francisco Bay Area Museums & Gardens:

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Lindsay Wildlife Experience is FREE Third Friday to the general public.
FRIDAY, August 19, 2016

Pier 39 FREE Parking Coupon: CLICK HERE
Show your AAA Card at the Welcome Center for a 2-hour free parking validation coupon.

http://www.pier39.com/home/offers/aaa/

Pier 39 - Local Advantage Coupons: CLICK HERE


Saturday, August 6, 2016 and Sunday, August 7, 2016

Contemporary Jewish Museum w/BofA card FREE First weekend
Saturday, July 2, 2016 and Sunday, Sunday, July 3, 2016

de Young Fine Arts Museum of SF w/BofA card FREE First weekend
Saturday, August 6, 2016 and Sunday, August 7, 2016

Legion of Honor w/BofA card FREE First weekend
Saturday, August 6, 2016 and Sunday, August 7, 2016
Saturday, August 6, 2016 and Sunday, August 7, 2016

Tech Museum w/BofA Card FREE First weekend
Saturday, August 6, 2016 and Sunday, August 7, 2016

CuriOdyssey Museum - COMMUNITY FREE DAY to the general public
(Free days are past, future dates to be determined)

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Napa Valley Museum - FREE Family Fun Days, 2nd Saturday of the Month.
Saturday, August 13, 2016 

As an added bonus, there are special FREE days at gardens, Regional Parks, Swimming Pools, Museums not normally advertised:

San Francisco Botanical Garden at Strybing Arboretum (located at Golden Gate Park) - FREE Admission SECOND Tuesday of the month, general public
Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

John Muir National Historic Site - FREE ADMISSION seven days a week. Tour the historic fruit orchards and former home of Naturalist, John Muir.

Amazing Selection of DAILY FREE Passes through your local Library

CLICK HERE: DISCOVER and GO - Find your County. Entire list of Participating Counties.

CLICK HERE: Contra Costa County Library Discover & Go Partners and Offers.

CLICK HERE: Alameda County Library Discover & Go Partners and Offers.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Food Pantry Locations: Contra Costa County, Concord, Pleasant Hill, Walnut Creek and more local resources...




4010 Nelson Ave, Concord, CA 94520, (925) 676-7543
www.foodbankccs.org
(800) 870-FOOD
Distributed by the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano

CLICK HERE: For ALL Community Produce Locations
East, West, Central Contra Costa County and Solano County

Local Concord, Walnut Creek, Pleasant Hill, CA
Food Pantries Distribute Food and Accept Walk-in Donations.

Please call individual pantries to confirm hours for
food distribution or hours for donation drop offs.

Dial: 2 1 1 - It's a National Hotline with Local Resources for people in Crisis
CLICK HERE: for 211 Referral information.


SHARE Food Pantry - At The First Christian Church
3039 Willow Pass Road, Concord, CA 94519
(925) 827-4273


The Salvation Army - Concord Community Church
3950 Clayton Road, (at West street)
Concord, CA 94521
(925) 676-6180
For those who need food or assistance:
1990 Market St, Concord, CA 94520
(925) 825-7751
(non-perishable food only)
For those who need food or assistance:
Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10am-12pm
2303 Ygnacio Valley Road
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
(925) 210-9036


Hillcrest Congregational Church - Food Room
404 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
(925) 686-3663
For those who need food or assistance
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
9:00am - 11:45am


For those who need food or assistance:
Food Pantry Tuesday and Friday mornings only.
5562 Clayton Road, Concord, CA 94521
Phone: (925) 672-5800 * Fax: (925) 672-4606


Inside the: St. Francis of Assisi Church
860 Oak Grove Road, Concord, CA 94518
For those who need food or assistance:
Operated by: St. Vincent de Paul (925) 682-5811
Mon-Thurs. 9 to 11 am,
Friday 1 to 3 PM, Sat. 9:30am to 11:30am
For those who need food or assistance:
199 Brandon Road, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
(925) 682-2486
For those who need food or assistance:
2390 Grant St. (near Almond St.)
Concord, CA 94520
(925) 825-0350
1650 Ashbury, Concord, CA
For those who need food or assistance:
Phone to confirm food distribution schedule.
Saturday Mornings
Groceries at 9:00am
(925) 685-4343

Friday, July 29, 2016

Diablo Magazine - On A Mission With The Lemon Lady



Diablo Magazine, November 2011 - Special Food Issue.On newsstands now.
On a Mission With the Lemon Lady, by Justin Goldman

http://www.diablomag.com/Diablo-Magazine/November-2011/On-a-Mission-With-the-Lemon/

Thank you Diablo Magazine, Susan Safipour, Justin Goldman and Mitch Tobias. You are definitely helping the hunger cause and getting the word out around our community! Beautiful work. Happy Harvest Season to all.

For Fruit Donations, Free Pick-Up or Delivery, to schedule a harvest date or volunteer opportunities:

Anna, The Lemon Lady
 

AnnaAndAva@gmail.com
Cell: (510) 406-1625
Home: (925) 672-1988

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

San Pablo Reservoir. Boat Rentals Open February thru October. Beauty On the Lake...






San Pablo Reservoir

The Bay Area is such a beautiful place with easy access to reservoirs and boat rides, simple enough for an afternoon adventure. This scenic park and reservoir is located only a few miles East of the quaint town of Orinda.

Have you ever visited San Pablo Reservoir?

CLICK HERE for EBMUD info on San Pablo Reservoir.

Boat Rental info is on a separate website:


CLICK HERE for directions. We were pleasantly thrilled to find such a spectacular place, only minutes from home. A relaxing boat ride is a peaceful, perfect way to introduce little ones to the wonders of nature.

According to the park brochure, Seniors, POWs, and Disabled receive 50% off boat rental fee Monday thru Friday. A great incentive to take Grandma and Grandpa out for a boat ride with the little ones!

On the EBMUD website: SPECIAL: Rent a boat six times and receive a free 1/2 day weekday rental. Awesome!

This is a fantastic after school or weekday adventure! Hurry. The San Pablo Reservoir will close during the winter months. They're only open mid-February thru October. Don't look for us under any lemon trees, because we'll be making memories, boating, picnicking and having fun.

We also enjoy that San Pablo Dam Reservoir has a Cafe on premises. Even if only to buy a refreshing ice-cream, sandwich, or cup of coffee on a whim! Cafe is closed on Mondays and closes early before the facility closes, so be sure to make note of the times.

San Pablo Reservoir
7301 San Pablo Dam Rd.
El Sobrante, Ca. 94803
(510) 223-1661

Boat Rentals Managed by Rocky Mountain Recreation


CLICK HERE: YELP Reviews, mostly 5 stars. No surprise!