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

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Pier 39 FREE Parking Coupon, Other Attractions, Buy One Get One Free Printable (Year 2015) San Francisco, CA . . .

CLICK HERE to PRINT Pier 39 FREE Parking Coupons (expire May 22, 2015,) Buy One Get One Free, Kids Eat & Play Free Coupons (expire June 30, 2015.) Pier 39 at San Francisco, California.



7D Experience
One FREE Kid’s Admission
with Purchase of One Full Priced Adult Admission

Aquarium of the Bay
One FREE Kid’s T-Shirt
with Purchase of One Full Priced Adult T-Shirt

Blue & Gold Fleet
One FREE Kid’s Bay Cruise Ticket
with Purchase of One Adult Bay Cruise Ticket

Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream Shop
One FREE Small Ice Cream Cone
with Purchase of One Waffle Cone

Alcatraz Gift Shop
One FREE Kid’s Black & White Striped Nightshirt
with Purchase of One Adult Striped Nightshirt

Aunt Fanny’s Hot Pretzels
One FREE Pretzel or Hot Dog
with Purchase of One Pretzel or Hot Dog

Del Sol
One FREE Kid’s Color Changing Keychain
with Purchase of One Regular Priced T-Shirt

Hard Rock Cafe
One FREE Kid’s Meal from the Kids’ Menu
with Purchase of One Adult Entrée

Krazy Kaps
One FREE Kid’s Neon Spikey Snapback Hat
with Purchase of One Regular Priced
Licensed/Character Hat

San Francisco Bath Salt Co.
One FREE $10 Plastic Bottle of Bath Salts
with Purchase of Either $14 Glass Bottle
or $15 2lb. Bag

One FREE Kids’ Sea Lion Keychain
with Purchase of One Adult Sunshirt

Waffle Cone Shop
One FREE Small Ice Cream Cone
with Purchase of One Waffle Cone

Wipeout Bar & Grill
One FREE Kid’s Meal from the Kids’ Menu
with Purchase of One Adult Entrée

PIER 39 Parking Garage
2 Hours of Validated Parking
Redeem this coupon for one (1) 2-hour parking validation at the California Welcome Center on Level 2. The California Welcome Center is open daily from 9am-7pm. Coupon can only be redeemed at the California Welcome Center at PIER 39 between 9am-7pm. 

Players Sports Grill & Arcade
$5 in FREE Game Play for Kids
with Purchase of One Adult Entrée

Free Self-Guided Tours & Guided Tours | February 14 - 22

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Seed Catalogs FREE. 2014. Dream. Garden. Grow Inspired...

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 2014
A few to get you started:

Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds
(417) 924-8917

Seeds of Change
(888) 762-7333

Bountiful Gardens
(707) 459-6410

Botanical Interests

Seed Savers Exchange
(563) 382-5990

Territorial Seed
(800) 626-0866

Wild Garden Seed
(541) 929-4068

Southern Exposure Seed Exchange
(540) 894-9580

Select Seeds
(800) 684-0395

National Gardening Association
(800) 538-7476

Saturday, June 6, 2015

CineMark 2015 Summer Movie Clubhouse - $1.00 Per Show at the Theater...

All showtimes at 10am
Tuesdays and Wednesdays, beginning June 16, 2015.

CLICK HERE: For Pleasant Hill, CA flyer and coupon.

CLICK HERE: For Walnut Creek, CA flyer and coupon.

125 Crescent Dr.
Pleasant Hill, Ca 94523
(925) 288-1371 

This is a national program.

CLICK HERE: for the National list of participating movie theatres.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Kids Bowl Free - Available Nationwide - Print FREE tickets for your local bowling center Year 2015 . . .


What can I say? This is an AWESOME opportunity. 2 free games, per child, each day, all summer long. Must print tickets in advance. Splurge for some bowling fun!

FREE Tickets are available now.

If you purchase a family pass, there are always coupon codes for a $5.00 savings discount for adults to bowl free, too.

Family Pass coupon codes,
Try these for a $5.00 savings: SAVE5 or cinco5

Happy Summer!

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

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