Tuesday, August 4, 2015

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

4010 Nelson Ave, Concord, CA 94520, (925) 676-7543
(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 31, 2015

FREE Admission Tickets San Francisco Bay Area Attractions and Museums - AUGUST 2015 . . .

First Full Weekend of the Month is upon us!

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 2015, 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 2, 2015

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Lindsay Wildlife Experience is FREE Third Friday to the general public.
FRIDAY, August 21, 2015

Pier 39 San Francisco - FREE Parking Printable Coupons and Buy One Get One Free Restaurant and Attractions. Ongoing thru December 2015
Pier 39 Local Advantage Printable Coupons - CLICK HERE

Aquarium of the Bay - Buy One Get One Free Admission - Printable Coupon with the Entertainment Book, online access. Expires 12/31/2015

Saturday, August 1, 2015 and Sunday,August 2, 2015

Contemporary Jewish Museum w/BofA card FREE First weekend
Saturday, August 1, 2015 and Sunday, August 2, 2015

de Young Fine Arts Museum of SF w/BofA card FREE First weekend
Saturday, August 1, 2015 and Sunday, August 2, 2015

Legion of Honor w/BofA card FREE First weekend
Saturday, August 1, 2015 and Sunday, August 2, 2015

San Jose Museum of Art w/BofA Card FREE First weekend
Saturday, August 1, 2015 and Sunday, August 2, 2015

Tech Museum w/BofA Card FREE First weekend
Saturday, August 1, 2015 and Sunday, August 2, 2015

CuriOdyssey Museum - Community Free Day to the general public
Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Wednesday,August 5, 2015

Napa Valley Museum - FREE Family Fun Days, 2nd Saturday of the Month.
Saturday, August 8, 2015

Solano County Fair - PRINTABLE Coupon - Two For One Admission Coupon
July 29 thru July 31, 2015 

Jump Sky High - PRINTABLE Coupon - FREE Hour of Jump Time, BOGO
Expires August 14, 2015

Clayton Valley Bowl - PRINTABLE Coupon - FREE Game of Bowling
Expires August 14, 2015 

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 11, 2015
Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

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 26, 2015

2015 FREE Movie Nights, Summer Movie Clubs, Moonlight Movies - Clayton, Concord, Walnut Creek, Danville, Orinda, Martinez, California

Free Movies in the Park, 2015 Summer Movie Matinees, Summer Movies Under the Stars, Classic Film Screenings, Family Movie Nights, $1.00 Children's Movies are offered weekly in our local Contra Costa County cities.

CLICK HERE  for Clayton, CA Outdoor Movie Dates.
Select Friday Nights Summer 2015 at the parking lot of 6055 Main Street in Clayton, CA.

Grab a beach chair, blanket, pillow and invite your friends and neighbors for an evening of fun and family entertainment at our outdoor Moonlight Movies.

Friday nights in July we show a movie on the big screen that the whole family can enjoy. This year we will show movies on July 10, 17, 24, & 31.  Movies begin at dusk (about 8:45pm with special activities for kids of all ages beginning at 7:30pm. Popcorn, candy and water is available each night.

CLICK HERE  for Walnut Creek, CA Movies Under The Stars Dates
Friday, August 7, 2015 - Big Hero 6
Heather Farm Park, Ball Field #2

CLICK HERE for Concord, CA Westwind Solano Drive in Special Events
August 27, 2015 Customer Appreciation Night

Join us as we celebrate YOU - our valuable customers. Three times a year, West Wind Drive-In presents Customer Appreciation Night. A night of events, live music, and best of all - FREE MOVIES. We'll select the best movies from the last few months and open the gates. Everyone is welcome to enjoy the drive-in experience on Customer Appreciation Night!

CLICK HERE for Martinez, CA Contra Costa Cinema $2.00 Summer Movies
(Tuesdays and Wednesdays, Summer 2015)

CLICK HERE  for Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse - $1.00 Summer Movies
(Mostly Tuesdays and Wednesdays, Summer 2015)

CLICK HERE for Concord, CA Brenden Theatres 
Call to inquire. They may have a Summer Movie Rate for children's movies.

CLICK HERE for Danville, CA Outdoor Moonlight Movie Dates.
Friday, June 12, 2015 - Big Hero 6
Friday, July 17, 2015 - The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Friday, July 31, 2015 - Hook
Friday, August 14, 2015 - The Lego Movie

CLICK HERE  for Orinda, CA Orinda Theatre Summer Movie Dates.
(Second Thursday of each Month at 7pm - FREE Movies)
June 11, 2015 - Karate Kid
July 9, 2015 - Close Encounters of the Third Kind
August 13, 2015 - The Bridge on the River Kwai

Public Swimming Pools, Water Slides, Contra Costa and Alameda County - March 2015...

Year 2015 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.

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 2015
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.

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

CLICK HERE for Operating Hours and info.

YELP Reviews - Photos on Yelp.

Located by the Lindsay Museum 
2771 Buena Vista Ave, Walnut Creek, CA
(925) 943-5861
Recreational Swim Opens June 2015 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.

BRENTWOOD Family Aquatic Complex
CLICK HERE for 2015 operating schedule
195 Griffith Lane, Brentwood, CA 94513
(925) 516-5430

REOPENS Spring 2015
Weekend Recreational Swimming
12pm - 6pm Water slides - Sure are fun! 

YELP Reviews - Water slide 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 May 2015
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.

A family favorite, close to home for water splash fun!

YELP Reviews - Photos on Yelp.

ANTIOCH Prewett Family Water Park Antioch -
4701 Lone Tree Way
Antioch, CA 94531
(925) 776-3070
Opening Day May 23, 2015

YELP Reviews - Photos on Yelp.

9900 Broadmoor Drive, San Ramon, CA
(925) 973-3240

YELP Reviews - Photos on Yelp.

AQUA ADVENTURE Fremont Water Park
40500 Paseo Padre Pkwy, Fremont, CA 94538
(510) 494-4426
Open May 2015

Fun looking Twisty Water Slides! +++

YELP Reviews - Photos on Yelp.

LIVERMORE: 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 2015
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: http://www.brentwoodca.gov/gov/parks/default.asp

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.

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 

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

FREE Swim Admission, Special Event: Friday, June 19, 2015 - Pool Safety Day, Pleasant Hill, CA . . .

Pool Safety Day

FREE Special Event
Friday, June 19, 2015
1:00–5:00 pm

Pleasant Hill Aquatic Park
147 Gregory Lane
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
(925) 682-0896

Learn about pool safety from your local Lifeguards, Paramedics, Firefighters and Medical Flight Crew! Pools and Spray ground will be open for public swimming, lifeguard demonstrations, and more!

The facility includes:
• Medium-size training pool (3.5-4 ft deep)
• 25-yard pool with two diving boards
(3.5-10.5 ft deep)
• Sprayground
• Changing rooms with showers
and restrooms
• Two picnic areas, with BBQ pit/two
tables, on lawn area off the pool deck
(available for reservation).

This may be a popular event. I would recommend phoning the facility before arrival, to make sure that the pool has not reached maximum capacity.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Lindsay Wildlife Experience (Museum) - New MONTHLY Free Fridays! FREE Admission June 19, 2015 . . .

The also have a new program for FREE Friday admission, every third Friday of each month.

Note your calendars for FREE Admission Dates:

Friday, June 19, 2015
Friday, July 17, 2015
Friday, August 21, 2015
Friday, September 18, 2015
... and more.

Happy Summer!

1931 First Avenue
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Tel: (925) 935-1978
Wed to Fri 12pm-5pm
Sat & Sunda 10am-5pm