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.


WALNUT CREEK - LARKEY SWIM CENTER
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
CALL FOR OPENING DAY 2015


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! +++
CLICK HERE: OPENING WEEKEND May 24, 2015

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.


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 
Tuesday-Sunday

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

FREE Admission Tickets San Francisco Bay Area Attractions and Museums - July 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 July 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, July 5, 2015

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Lindsay Wildlife Experience is FREE Third Friday to the general public.
FRIDAY, July 17, 2015

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

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

Saturday, July 4, 2015 and Sunday, July 5, 2015

Contemporary Jewish Museum w/BofA card FREE First weekend
Saturday, July 4, 2015 and Sunday, July 5, 2015

de Young Fine Arts Museum of SF w/BofA card FREE First weekend
Saturday, July 4, 2015 and Sunday, July 5, 2015

Legion of Honor w/BofA card FREE First weekend
Saturday, July 4, 2015 and Sunday, July 5, 2015

San Jose Museum of Art w/BofA Card FREE First weekend
Saturday, July 4, 2015 and Sunday, July 5, 2015

Tech Museum w/BofA Card FREE First weekend
Saturday, July 4, 2015 and Sunday, July 5, 2015

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

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Napa Valley Museum - FREE Family Fun Days, 2nd Saturday of the Month.
Saturday, July 11, 2015

Alameda County Fair - PRINTABLE Coupon - Buy One Get One Free Admission to the Alameda County Fair thru July 5, 2015 (Message me if link is broken and you need a coupon.)

Solano County Fair - PRINTABLE Coupon - Two For One Admission Coupon
July 29 thru July 31, 2015 (Message me if link is broken and you need a coupon.)

Jump Sky High - PRINTABLE Coupon - FREE Hour of Jump Time, BOGO
Expires July 15, 2015 (Message me if link is broken and you need a coupon.)


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, July 14, 2015
Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Wednesday, July 1, 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.

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

Location:
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!

Address:
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.

Enjoy!

Attractions:

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

Shirtique
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

TULIPMANIA
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
http://rareseeds.com/requestcatalog/
(417) 924-8917

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

Bountiful Gardens
http://www.bountifulgardens.org/inforequest.asp
(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

Wild Garden Seed
http://www.wildgardenseed.com/requestcatalog.php
(541) 929-4068

Southern Exposure Seed Exchange
http://www.southernexposure.com/free-2013-catalog-garden-guide-p-1639.html
(540) 894-9580

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

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