Tuesday, April 21, 2015

FREE Spring Fling Celebration at the Danville Livery, Saturday, April 25th, 2015




Don't forget to mark your calendars for Spring Fling at the Danville Livery on Saturday, April 25, from 11am-3pm! This fun and FREE event includes all kinds of fun for the whole family, including arts+crafts, music, face painting, Jungle James exotic reptiles, a hunt to find the hidden golden eggs and win prizes!

CLICK HERE for Jungle James exotic reptiles.

CLICK HERE to link to event website.

Facebook Page for Danville Livery, CLICK HERE

Enjoy!

Friday, April 17, 2015

2015 Activity, Recreation and Summer Camp Guides: Concord, Walnut Creek, Pleasant Hill, Martinez, California . . .

Spring and Summer 2015 Recreation Guides
Including Summer Camps - Contra Costa County Cities
Concord, Clayton, Walnut Creek, Pleasant Hill, Martinez, California

Includes After School Enrichment Classes, Camps, Drama, Dance, Ballet, Gymnastics, Art, Engineering, Woodworking, Swim Lessons, so many other fun and educational programs available to our area. You don't have to reside within a city to attend any of these classes. Browse here . . .

CLICK HERE: Walnut Creek, CA Arts and Recreation Guide 2015

CLICK HERE: Concord, CA Activity Guide 2015


CLICK HERE: Martinez, CA Recreation and Activity Guide 2015


CLICK HERE: Pleasant Hill, CA Recreation Guide "The Spotlight" 2015


CLICK HERE: Walnut Creek, CA Summer Camp 2015 Guide

CLICK HERE: Concord, CA Summer Camp 2015 Guide

Thursday, April 16, 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.


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.


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

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.


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: 2014 Operating Schedule.

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

The Lemon Lady Junior...

Child of the pure unclouded brow
And dreaming eyes of wonder!
Though time be fleet, and I and thou
Are half a life asunder,
Thy loving smile will surely hail
The love-gift of a fairy tale.

-Lewis Carroll


“No one who has ever brought up a child can doubt for a moment
that love is literally the life-giving fluid of human existence.”
- Smiley Blanton

Saturday, April 11, 2015

FREE Pony Rides, Rock Climbing Wall, Mini-Petting Zoo, Saturday April 18, 2015 . . .

In years' past, I've taken three little girls to this wonderful event. It isn't often a child can experience a pony ride, rock climbing wall, face painting, jumpy house and more, with ease! We stopped for luncha super afternoon in the quaint town of Orinda. Free WIFI is now available at the square. Entertainment can't compare! - all FREE, all within walking distance. Even the Orinda Library is open late on Saturdays. 

ORINDA THEATRE SQUARE'S THIRD ANNUAL SPRING FREE FAMILY FUN DAY
Saturday, April 18 from 1-4pm


2 Orinda Theatre Square, Orinda, CA 94563, (925) 253-4820
Enjoy a beautiful Spring day full of FREE family fun at Orinda Theatre Square! Be sure to mark your calendars. The afternoon is packed full of activities for kids and adults of all ages, including:
- a rock climbing wall
- a petting zoo and pony rides
- a jumpy house
- a photo booth to capture the day's memories
- face painting
- incredible performances by Miramonte High School's a cappella groups

CLICK HERE: For Orinda Theatre Square website and event information.








And, here was the line from last year. All of 4 children in line at any given activity. Couldn't have asked for better timing. It probably became busier later in the day. Go early! :)

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

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

Monday, April 6, 2015

FREE Tickets - Home & Garden Contra Costa Spring Show April 10th, 11th, 12th 2015 . . .


*CLICK for Free Printable Tickets


to the 30th Annual
Contra Costa
Spring Home & Garden Show
at the Concord Pavilion
Concord, California

April 10th • April 11th • April 12th, 2015
Ticket information below
Complimentary Admission E-Ticket

Print your FREE Tickets:

CLICK HERE


Enjoy the show. Have a wonderful day!

Event Website