Saturday, September 20, 2014

Lifetouch National School Studios - Discount and Promo Codes are always available...

Thought parents everywhere will enjoy this: Lifetouch School Photos - lots of options for coupon codes. Search online coupon codes for anywhere from 10%-30% off, plus free additional portraits, and that sort of thing. 

Always new codes available. Retail me not dot com is a great site to start with. They post promo codes for almost every online store out there.

CLICK HERE for their site.

All Smiles! :)

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Talk Like a Pirate Day - September 19, 2014 - FREE DOZEN Donuts at Krispy Kreme (Nationwide) . . .

We did this last year. Loaded up the car with children dressed as pirates. Kids love a good surprise, they thought it was an early Halloween. Each person can receive a dozen donuts for free. Simple as that.

If you don't "dress like a pirate", only talk like a pirate and you'll receive a single donut for free. Krispy Kreme makes it quite easy to dress like a pirate. Printable props on their website. 

CLICK HERE for Krispy Kreme website and Pirate Info.

Friday, September 19, any buccaneer to enter a participating Krispy Kreme and talk like a pirate gets one FREE Original Glazed® doughnut.  To the landlubber who dares to wear full pirate attire goes a bounty of one FREE dozen Original Glazed doughnuts. Offer good on International Talk Like a Pirate Day, September 19th, only. At participating US and Canadian locations (excludes Puerto Rico; Spartanburg/Anderson, SC; and all CT shops).

Save the date and join our event on Facebook.

Find a Location near you.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day. FREE Admission September 27, 2014. Print your tickets . . .

Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day is Saturday, September 27th 2014. FREE admission to 1,500+ museums Nationwide on this special day. Something so fun to look forward to. We've printed our FREE tickets. Have you printed yours?

Know before you go:
  • One ticket for two people only
  • One ticket per valid email address
  • One ticket will gain entry only in the museum listed on this page
  • Ticket must be presented for free general admission to one venue and is good for two people. *Not valid for special exhibits, parking, IMAX film screenings or with any other offer
  • Only an official Museum Day Live! ticket is eligible for free entry
  • If a museum reaches capacity, the museum has the right to limit guests until space becomes available
  • The ticket is only valid on Museum Day Live! September 27, 2014
You can register other members (children) using an email address and only their first name. Website doesn't ask for your address or telephone number. It is simple!

CLICK HERE to select a favorite museum and PRINT your tickets!

CLICK HERE to find a participating museum near you.

For free museum admission, you must print a required ticket in advance.

This is a nationwide offer, so friends and family near and far can enjoy their own complimentary tickets. Just to name a few Bay Area Museums on the FREE TICKET list:

Bay Area Discovery Museum, Sausalito, CA
Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA
Blackhawk Automotive Museum, Danville, CA
Cartoon Art Museum, San Francisco, CA
Hiller Aviation Museum, San Carlos, CA
Legion of Honor, San Francisco, CA
Lindsay Wildlife Museum, Walnut Creek, CA
National Steinbeck Center, Salinas, CA
Pacific Coast Air Museum, Santa Rosa, CA
Pleasanton's Museum on Main, Pleasanton, CA
San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA

Monday, September 15, 2014

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

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
Cell: (510) 406-1625
Home: (925) 672-1988

Sunday, September 14, 2014

The Exploratorium Museum - FREE Admission, General Public on October 12, 2014 & California Teachers FREE ticket (by request)...

Teachers: FREE Ticket (by request) to the Exploratorium Museum for the first 20,000 California K-12 Public School Teachers. Is this information helpful, or do teachers already know all of this? CLICK HERE

General Public: FREE Day is coming soon: Sunday, October 12th, 2014. Mark your calendars! CLICK HERE

The Exploratorium is an awesome Bay Area museum, worth visiting at least once in your children's school-aged years. Enjoy!

Exploratorium the museum of science, art, and human perception
Pier 15 (Embarcadero at Green St)
San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 528-4444

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Public Swimming Pools, Aquatic Parks, Water Slides Contra Costa and Alameda County (Summer and Fall Update) . . .

Late Summer and Fall 2014 Recreational Swim Hours
Where children can simply splash, swim, slide and have fun!
Public Swimming Pools, Aquatic Parks, Water Slides,
Thursday and Friday Night Swim Events.
Contra Costa County and Alameda County

Many city operated public pools are open year-round for lap or exercise swim for adults. Until late Spring, recreational swim opportunities for children and families are rare. TIP: Clarke Memorial Swim Center / Heather Farm in Walnut Creek offers year-round weekend recreational swimming for children and families.

195 Griffith Lane, Brentwood, CA 94513
(925) 516-5430

Open Thru September 28, 2014
Weekend Recreational Swimming
12pm - 6pm

Water slides - Sure are fun! 

YELP Reviews - Water slide photos on yelp.

Located in Heather Farm Park
1750 Heather Drive, Walnut Creek, CA
(925) 943-5856
Open Year Round - Big +++
Public Recreational Swim
Fall thru Spring Weekends 12pm - 4pm
Summer Weekends 12pm - 5pm

Summer hours begin June 16, 2014
Rec Swim Monday thru Thursday opens at 12:30pm

Our family favorite for a quick afternoon dip, close to home!

YELP Reviews - Photos on Yelp.

Located by the Lindsay Museum 
2771 Buena Vista Ave, Walnut Creek, CA
(925) 943-5861
Recreational Swim Opens June 16, 2014 to Mid-August
Monday thru Thursday pool opens at 12:30pm
Friday opens at 1pm, Saturday and Sundays open at 12pm
YELP Reviews - Photos on Yelp.

3501 Cowell Road
Concord, CA 94518
(925) 671-3480
FALL HOURS open WEEKENDS thru September 28, 2014

YELP Reviews - Photos on Yelp.

1700 Castle Rock Road, Walnut Creek, CA 94598
(510) 544-3085 or (510) 544-3086
Cool, woodsy, shady area of mature trees around the pool.
Pool Open until 6pm
Weekends and Holidays Only
May 24 – Sept. 21
Thursdays and Fridays: 
Jun. 16 - Aug. 22
Lifeguard Hours: 
11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

YELP Reviews - Photos on Yelp.

3131 Stone Valley Road, Danville, CA
(925) 314-3400
Monday, June 21 – Friday, August 15
(closed for the July 4 holiday)
Open until 6pm Fridays.
Oak Hill Park and Community Center is a Beautiful woodsy setting, paved trails, ponds, ducks, creeks, play structures.

YELP Reviews - Photos on Yelp

147 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill, CA
(925) 682-7830
Public Recreational Swim Hours begin Saturday May 24, 2014
Friday Night Family Swimming in 2014:
June 20, July 18, Aug. 22, 6:00–9:00 pm

FALL HOURS: Until September 14, 2014.

YELP Reviews - Photos on Yelp.

Martinez, CA: Rankin Aquatic Center Martinez
100 Buckley Street
Martinez, CA 94553
(925) 370-6451
Hot Summer Nights Pool Open Evenings Selected dates.

CLICK HERE: City of Martinez WEBSITE for Public Recreational Swim hours.
A family favorite, close to home for water splash fun!

YELP Reviews - Photos on Yelp.

Prewett Family Water Park Antioch - (Closed for the Winter)
4701 Lone Tree Way
Antioch, CA 94531
(925) 776-3070
Opening Day May 24, 2014

YELP Reviews - Photos on Yelp.

Silliman Activity and Family Aquatic Center
6800 Mowry Ave., Newark, CA 94560
Station Rd
Get Directions
(510) 578-4620
Aquatic Center opens in April 2014 - INDOOR Facility!
Friday NIGHTS INDOOR swimming available April thru August 2014.

CLICK HERE for Operating Hours and info.

YELP Reviews - Photos on Yelp.

9900 Broadmoor Drive, San Ramon, CA
(925) 973-3240
Fall Hours: Open Thru September 28, 2014

YELP Reviews - Photos on Yelp.

40500 Paseo Padre Pkwy, Fremont, CA 94538
(510) 494-4426
Open May 2014
SNEAK Peek $5.00:
Open Saturday May 17, 2014 from 2-5pm
Fun looking Twisty Water Slides! +++
CLICK HERE: 2014 Operating Schedule.

YELP Reviews - Photos on Yelp.

Robert Livermore Community Center Pools
4444 East Ave., Livermore, CA
(925) 373-5700
For Pool Hours, call (925) 373-5702 (then press 4)
Public Recreation swim hours began May 3, 2014
Saturday and Sundays 12pm-6pm.
Zero entry pool with water feature and fantastic water slide.

YELP Reviews - Photos on Yelp.

1765 Adams Lane
Brentwood, CA 94513
Parks & Recreation
(925) 516-5444
City of Brentwood website indicates there are three parks with water features.

**Special Note: As of August 1, 2014 - City of Brentwood, CA website indicates this water spray ground has been closed. CLICK HERE for that information:

May be best to telephone City of Brentwood directly to confirm operating hours. Many of the "free" water park features operated by this and other California cities can be unexpectedly closed due to drought and water restrictions. Something to consider.

YELP Reviews - Photos on Yelp.

Meadow Homes Spray Park Concord
1351 Detroit AvenueConcord, CA
(925) 671-3366
Admission is Free to everyone.

May be best to telephone City of Concord directly to confirm operating hours. Many of the "free" water park features operated by this and other California cities can be unexpectedly closed due to drought and water restrictions. Something to consider.

Solano County
181 East J Street, Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 746 - 4286 

Yelp Reviews - Photos on Yelp.

Napa County
100 California Drive., Yountville, CA
(On the Veterans Home Property)
(707) 944-4908
June 7 - August 12
Recreation Swim  (all ages)
12:00pm - 4:00pm 

FREE Museum Admission - California Academy of Sciences: Sunday, September 14, 2014 . . .

California Academy of Sciences Free Admission

All guests receive free admission on:

Mark your calendars and plan a family outing...

EXPLORE The Academy: Just one ticket lets you explore the aquarium, planetarium, natural history museum, rain forest, 40,000 live animals and engaging exhibits all housed beneath a living roof.

FREE Museum Tickets / Admission for Sunday, September 14, 2014.

Regular Price General Admission for a Family of 4 is $130.00.
$130.00 reason to go on a free day! Need I say more?

From "The Academy is free to everyone on selected Sundays throughout the year. Admission is on a first-come, first served basis, and early arrival is recommended due to the likelihood of high demand. Please note that final entry to the museum on free days is 4:00 pm."