Monday, January 17, 2011

Lindsay Wildlife Museum - Open Today! Monday, January 17th...

From Lindsay Wildlife Museum website:

Open House

Want to explore some of the fun classes we have to offer? Join us for an open house!

Come sample our preschool and children’s classes. Visit our classrooms and meet some of our teachers. Mini-classes run every 15 minutes. Enjoy one, two or several mini-classes! Parents are encouraged to stay while kids enjoy crafts and hands-on investigations. Our amazing animal ambassadors will join us too!

Have fun, meet new friends and learn about our educational opportunities. See you there!

Monday January 17, 2011
11am – 12:30pm

Free with museum admission.

Lindsay Wildlife Museum
1931 First Ave, Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Telephone: 925-935-1978

Friday, January 14, 2011

Fruit Trees Wanted! - Rotarian, Edi Birsan Helping Harvest Fruit...

A friend, Edi Birsan of Concord-Diablo Rotary is helping harvest homegrown fruit for donation to local food pantries. If you have a fruit tree with excess fruit, please contact Anna, The Lemon Lady at or Edi Birsan to harvest and donate fresh fruit to local food pantries.

Food pantries rarely receive fresh fruit donations. Your homegrown fruit is a welcomed healthy treat to those less fortunate. Thank you to the community for sharing. Thank you to Edi for helping.

Edi Birsan
Cell: 510.812.8180

Anna, The Lemon Lady
Office: 925.672.1988
Cell: 510.406.1625

For a list of LOCAL FOOD PANTRIES who accept homegrown fruit donations, CLICK HERE.

Nationwide Food Bank Locator,

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Monday, January 10, 2011, Concord Library: Juggling Magician...

Photo courtesy:

Ava and I love our local libraries! In one city or another, there are always FUN FREE EVENTS to enjoy. Upcoming at the Concord Library: Juggling Magician Owen Baker-Flynn. This is a class act. You can often find Magician Owen Baker-Flynn performing at Children's Fairyland in Oakland or Pier 39 in San Francisco. We can thank the "Concord Friends of the Library" for helping sponsor such wonderful family-fun entertainment for us to enjoy close to home. Don't miss out on all the fun.

Monday, January 10th at 7pm.
Concord Library
2900 Salvio Street
Concord, CA 94519
(925) 646-5455

To search the Contra Costa County Library calendar of events, CLICK HERE.

The Concord Friends of the Library is an organization dedicated to improving library services in Concord. Through membership donations and Book Sale earnings, the League provides the library with books, tapes, magazines, and compact discs. They also provide children's and cultural programs for the community.

Please consider joining the Concord Friends of the Library. Annual individual membership is only $10.00. Our community NEEDS your support! CLICK HERE for more info.

CLICK HERE for Membership Form.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Food Pantry Locations - Concord, Pleasant Hill area

Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano:
(800) 870-FOOD

GET HELP - Community Produce Program
Distributed by the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano

East, West, Central Contra Costa County a
nd Solano County

For ALL Locations: CLICK HERE

Local 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.

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

Monument Crisis Center
For those who need food or assistance:
1990 Market St, Concord, CA 94520
(925) 825-7751

NorthCreek Church

(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

St. Bonaventure Church
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

Christ the King Church
For those who need food or assistance:
199 Brandon Road, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
(925) 682-2486

Queen of All Saints
For those who need food or assistance:
2390 Grant St. (near Almond St.)
Concord, CA 94520
(925) 825-0350

Church of the Nazarene
1650 Ashbury, Concord, CA
4th Monday every month
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
(925) 685-4343