Monday, November 6, 2017

Food Pantry Locations - Concord, California, Pleasant Hill, Walnut Creek - Fruit and Produce Distribution and Drop-off . . .




Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano:
www.foodbankccs.org
(855) 309-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.


Monument Crisis Center
For those who need food or assistance:
Call location first to confirm hours.
1990 Market St, Concord, CA 94520
(925) 825-7751


SHARE Food Pantry - At The First Christian Church
For those who need food or assistance:
Call location first to confirm hours.
3039 Willow Pass Road, Concord, CA 94519
(925) 827-4273


The Salvation Army - Concord Community Church
For those who need food or assistance:
Call location first to confirm hours.
3950 Clayton Road, (at West street)
Concord, CA 94521
(925) 676-6180


NorthCreek Church

(non-perishable food only)
For those who need food or assistance:
Call location first to confirm hours.
Tuesdays 10am-12pm
2303 Ygnacio Valley Road
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
(925) 210-9036


St. Bonaventure Church
For those who need food or assistance:
Call location first to confirm hours.
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:
Call location first to confirm hours.
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:
Call location first to confirm hours.
199 Brandon Road, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
(925) 682-2486


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


Church of the Nazarene
For those who need food or assistance:
Call location first to confirm hours.
1650 Ashbury, Concord, CA
(925) 685-4343

Monday, October 30, 2017

Anna 'the lemon lady' Fruit Harvesting Mission - Television News Interviews...



Filmed on location at SHARE Food Pantry, Concord, California





Filmed on location at Salvation Army Food Pantry, Concord, California


Media Inquiries
Or to VOLUNTEER
Please Contact:

AnnaAndAva@gmail.com
(510) 406-1625
(925) 672-1988


Join The Hunger Cause. Donate Fruit!

FIND A FOOD PANTRY - Local - Concord, California, CLICK HERE

FOOD BANK LOCATOR - Nationwide - Feeding America - Zip Code Search, CLICK HERE

.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Seed Catalogs FREE. Year 2017. Dream. Garden. Grow Inspired...

NEW YEAR 2017. 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 2016
A few to get you started:

Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds
http://www.rareseeds.com/request-catalog/
(417) 924-8917

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

Bountiful Gardens
https://bountifulgardens.org/catalog_requests/new
(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

Vermont Bean Seed Company
http://www.vermontbean.com/RequestCatalog.asp

Kitazawa Seed Company
http://www.kitazawaseed.com/catalog.html
(510) 595-1188

Potato Garden
http://www.potatogarden.com/pcatalog.html
(877) 313-7783

Wild Garden Seed
http://www.wildgardenseed.com/requestcatalog.php

Southern Exposure Seed Exchange
https://www.southernexposure.com/request-a-catalog-c-215.html
(540) 894-9580

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

Sow True Seeds
https://sowtrueseed.com/2015-sow-true-seed-catalog/

Johnny's Selected Seeds
http://www.johnnyseeds.com/catalog.aspx

Urban Farmer Seeds
http://www.ufseeds.com/Garden-Seed-Catalog_.html

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

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Contra Costa County Public Pools for Spring and Summer Recreation UPDATED July 2017 . . .



Year 2017 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

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.


3. BRENTWOOD Family Aquatic Complex
CLICK HERE for 2017 operating schedule
195 Griffith Lane, Brentwood, CA 94513
(925) 516-5430

Water slides - Sure are fun! 

YELP Reviews - Water slide photos on yelp.


3501 Cowell Road
Concord, CA 94518
(925) 671-3480

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 27 – Sept. 17
Thursdays and Fridays: 
Jun. 15 - Aug. 18
Lifeguard Hours: 
11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

YELP Reviews - Photos on Yelp.


147 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill, CA
(925) 682-7830
Public Recreational Swim Hours

YELP Reviews - Photos on Yelp.

7. 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.

8. ANTIOCH, CA  Prewett Family Water Park Antioch
4701 Lone Tree Way

Antioch, CA 94531
(925) 776-3070

YELP Reviews - Photos on Yelp.


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



YELP Reviews - Photos on Yelp.

3131 Stone Valley Road, Danville, CA
(925) 314-3400
Oak Hill Park and Community Center is a Beautiful woodsy setting, paved trails, ponds, ducks, creeks, play structures.

YELP Reviews - Photos on Yelp


11. 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.


12. LIVERMORE: Robert Livermore Community Center Pools
4444 East Ave., Livermore, CA
(925) 373-5700
For Pool Hours, call (925) 373-5702 (then press 4)
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.

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.


14. 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.

15. Solano County
181 East J Street, Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 746 - 4286 

Yelp Reviews - Photos on Yelp.


16. Napa County
100 California Drive., Yountville, CA
(On the Veterans Home Property)
(707) 944-4908
Recreation Swim  (all ages)
12:00pm - 4:00pm 
Tuesday-Sunday

Thursday, March 2, 2017

March 2017 - FREE Admission Passes - San Francisco Bay Area Attractions and Museums . . .



First Full Weekend of the Month is upon us! March 2017

Field Trip Ideas? Visit one of the Bay Area's world class museums and local attractions.

First Weekend of the month has the most FREE Museum Admission opportunities. Bank of America Cardholders enjoy FREE Admission to many museums on the first full weekend of the month. Have fun. Be inspired. Below is a partial list. CLICK other Links for additional dates and venues.

CLICK HERE to explore Bank of America Cardholder FREE Admission Days

San Francisco Bay Area Museums & Gardens:



Oakland Museum is Free FIRST Sunday to the general public.
SUNDAY, March 5, 2017

Lindsay Wildlife Experience is FREE Third Friday to the general public.
FRIDAY, March 17, 2017

Pier 39 San Francisco - Local Advantage Coupons: CLICK HERE

50% off coupons for many restaurants, shops, attractions at Pier 39.
(CLICK LINK - new coupons good thru April 2017)

Pier 39 San Francisco Parking Garage, FREE 1-Hour Parking Coupon: CLICK HERE

(CLICK LINK - new coupon good thru April 2017)


Contemporary Jewish Museum w/BofA card FREE First weekend
Saturday, March 4, 2017 and Sunday, March 5, 2017

de Young Fine Arts Museum of SF w/BofA card FREE First weekend
Saturday, 
March 4, 2017 and Sunday, March 5, 2017

Legion of Honor w/BofA card FREE First weekend
Saturday, 
March 4, 2017 and Sunday, March 5, 2017

San Jose Museum of Art w/BofA Card FREE First weekend
Saturday, 
March 4, 2017 and Sunday, March 5, 2017

Tech Museum w/BofA Card FREE First weekend
Saturday, 
March 4, 2017 and Sunday, March 5, 2017

CuriOdyssey Museum - COMMUNITY FREE DAY to the general public
TUESDAY, March 7, 2017

Bay Area Discovery Museum - FREE First Wednesday, general public
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Napa Valley Museum - FREE Family Fun Days, 2nd Saturday of the Month.
Saturday, March 11, 2017


Exploratorium - FREE Community Day, general public
TUESDAY, March 14, 2017 (Pi Day)


California Academy of Sciences - Quarterly FREE Sundays
Sunday, June 4, 2017


As an added bonus, there are special FREE days at gardens, Regional Parks, 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, March 14, 2017

UC Berkeley Botanical Garden - FREE Admission FIRST Wednesday of the month, general public
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

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.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Jefferson Awards Co-Founder Sam Beard and Anna Chan Receiving The Jefferson Award...


Jefferson Awards Co-Founder Sam Beard and Anna Chan, The Lemon Lady
2009 Jefferson Award Winner
Herbst Theater, San Francisco, California
To learn more about the Jefferson Awards, go to: http://jeffersonawards.org/

Jefferson Awards Co-Founders:
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, U.S. Senator Robert Taft, Jr., and Sam Beard

The Jefferson Awards are a prestigious national recognition system honoring community and public service in America. The Jefferson Awards are presented on two levels: national and local. They began in 1972 to create a Nobel Prize for public service. Today, their primary purpose is to serve as a "Call to Action for Volunteers" in local communities. CLICK cbs5.com logo to view The Lemon Lady Jefferson Award Television interview.

Friday, January 6, 2017

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, January 2, 2017

Donate Fruit! Fruit Donation Service. SHARE Fruit. Feed The Hungry...


Donate fruit in California:
CLICK HERE for food bank locations accepting fresh fruit from local trees.

Donate fruit, zip code search the United States:
CLICK HERE for food bank locations across America accepting fresh fruit from local trees.

Donate fruit in Concord, California:
CLICK HERE for neighborhood food pantries accepting fresh fruit from local trees.

Donate fruit to the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano:
CLICK HERE for website, warehouse, donation information, food bank resources.

Glean a little goodness.  HARVEST Fruit.  SHARE Fruit.  TAKE ACTION. Feed The Hungry!

FREE Pick-up and Delivery. Harvest Help.
Register A Fruit Tree:

Contact:
Anna, The Lemon Lady
Jefferson Award Winner
Email: AnnaAndAva@gmail.com 
Cell: (510) 406-1625
Office: (925) 672-1988
www.thelemonlady.blogspot.com