Friday, September 6, 2019

Apple Season. Donate Apples From Your Tree. Share Fruit. Join "the lemon lady" mission . . .


My daughter joyfully harvesting apples for the hungry.






















Fruit Donation Contact:
AnnaAndAva@gmail.com

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Food Pantries and Hunger Relief organizations struggle to meet the demands of the poor economy. Sometimes the person struggling is the FAMILY NEXT DOOR. Together, we can SHARE THE LOVE. SHARE FRUIT. Locally grown fruits and vegetables are an abundant harvest, yet a real luxury for most on a limited food budget. Perhaps you know a family struggling with unemployment or a health crisis. Let's boost nutrition to our neediest neighbors! Please, I ask that you take action today. Join me. Find a tree. Share Fruit.

In Concord, California, donating fruit from Summer 2019 harvests is easy! Apples, peaches, plums, oranges, lemons, the summer fruit is endless.

Do you have a fruit tree? Do you wish to donate fruit?

Please Register your fruit tree before it is too late!

"The Lemon Lady Foundation" and Volunteers offer FREE Pick-up and Delivery service to our neighbors in need in Contra Costa County, California: Concord, Clayton, Danville, Pleasant Hill, Walnut Creek, Alamo, Martinez, Pacheco and other cities by arrangement.

SHARE FRUIT / DONATE FRUIT

Fruit Donation Contact:
AnnaAndAva@gmail.com
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For NATIONWIDE donation locations, Visit Feeding America.

The Lemon Lady Foundation's mission connects Gardeners and Tree Owners across America to food pantries and county food banks. Any Town, Every Town, USA. Where to deliver fresh garden produce:
Feeding America
Donate excess garden produce, tree-ripened homegrown fruit to any of thousands of food banks, food pantries, Salvation Army, Churches, Homeless Shelters, Soup Kitchens Nationwide. From California to the Carolinas, New York to Florida and every state in between.

CLICK HERE - ZIP CODE SEARCHING

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

PEOPLE Magazine Article - On Newsstands Nationwide Current Issue...






UPDATE:PEOPLE Magazine, Heroes Among Us
Once Hungry, She Now Feeds Others
May 30, 2011, page 74. CURRENT ISSUE.


April 2011, I was contacted by People Magazine to be included as a "Hometown Hero" for my volunteer work of harvesting fresh fruits and vegetables to feed the hungry. We finished the People Magazine Interview and photo shoot a few weeks ago. I understand the "lemon lady" article may publish in this week's edition of People Magazine.

Friends and Family, please keep a look out at newsstands nationwide for People Magazine.

More important - Have YOU walked on by a fruit tree today?
Do nothing. Nothing will ever get done. I can't harvest every fruit tree in America, all by myself.

FREE Fruit Harvesting for the Hungry.
FREE pick-up and delivery to local food pantries.

Any one of us can step up and make a difference to those in need. Any Town, USA. Please be inspired to help. Fruit truly matters. Thank you.

AnnaAndAva@gmail.com
(510) 406-1625
http://thelemonlady.blogspot.com

FACEBOOK:
http://www.facebook.com/annaandava

People Magazine Writers and Editors:
THANK YOU for your interest in sharing my story with your readers. This most definitely will inspire others to donate fresh fruit from their own trees to feed the hungry!


Wednesday, April 24, 2019

10 Best Public Swimming Pools in Contra Costa County Updated April 2019. City Sponsored Aquatic Parks and Waterslides, too!



Year 2019 Recreational Swim Hours Open to the Public.
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, California

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 2019
Recreation Swim Monday thru Thursday opens at 12:30pm
Our family favorite for a quick afternoon dip, close to home!

YELP Reviews - Photos on Yelp.

Another Walnut Creek area Public swimming pool is Larkey Park Swim Center. Opening June 8, 2019 for Public recreational Swim. Hours TBD.

LARKEY SWIM CENTER

Located by the Lindsay Wildlife Experience
2771 Buena Vista Ave, Walnut Creek
(925) 943-5861 


2. NOW OPEN Friday Nights and Weekends APRIL 2019
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 2019 operating schedule
195 Griffith Lane, Brentwood, CA 94513
(925) 516-5430

REOPENS Spring 2019
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

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.

2019 Schedule
Weekends and Holidays Only
May 25 – Sept. 15, 2019
Thursdays and Fridays: 
June 13 - Aug. 19, 2019
Lifeguard Hours: 
11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

YELP Reviews - Photos on Yelp.


147 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill, CA
(925) 682-7830

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
Opening Day Friday, May 25, 2019

YELP Reviews - Photos on Yelp.


9900 Broadmoor Drive, San Ramon, CA
(925) 973-3240
CALL FOR OPENING DAY 2019


YELP Reviews - Photos on Yelp.


10. 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 2019

YELP Reviews - Photos on Yelp.


11. 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 2019
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.
Blue Goose Park is located at 1765 Adams Lane (at the corner of O'Hara Avenue and Adams Lane).  The park water features operate 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. from April 1st through October 31st.   

YELP Reviews - Photos on Yelp.


13. MEADOW HOMES Spray Park CONCORD
1351 Detroit AvenueConcord, CA
(925) 671-3366
Admission is Free to everyone.



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

Yelp Reviews - Photos on Yelp.


15. Napa County
100 California Drive., Yountville, CA
(On the Veterans Home Property)
(707) 944-4908


Sunday, January 27, 2019

Fruit Harvesting For The Hungry in 2019. Serving the community for 11 years . . .


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 


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!

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Diablo Magazine - On A Mission With The Lemon Lady



Diablo Magazine, November 2011 - Special Food Issue. 
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

Saturday, January 5, 2019

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

Friday, January 4, 2019

January 2019 - FREE Admission Passes - San Francisco Bay Area Attractions and Museums . . .



First Full Weekend of the Month is upon us! January 2019

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. Many Museums host FREE days to the general public and are listed below. 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, January 6, 2019

Pier 39 San Francisco - Local Advantage Coupons: CLICK HERE

50% off coupons for many restaurants, shops, attractions at Pier 39.
(CLICK LINK - new coupons not yet announced for 2019)

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

(CLICK LINK - new coupon not yet announced for 2019)

Pier 39 San Francisco Fun Pack PRINT Coupon,
Redeemable at Pier 39 Welcome Center. (New coupon not yet announced for 2019)

Aquarium of the Bay - 20% off Admission PRINTABLE Coupon
CLICK HERE

Asian Art Museum FREE First Sunday
SUNDAY, January 6, 2019

Contemporary Jewish Museum w/BofA card FREE First weekend
SATURDAY, January 5, 2019 and SUNDAY, January 6, 2019

de Young Fine Arts Museum of SF w/BofA card FREE First weekend

SATURDAY, January 5, 2019 and SUNDAY, January 6, 2019

Legion of Honor w/BofA card FREE First weekend

SATURDAY, January 5, 2019 and SUNDAY, January 6, 2019

San Jose Museum of Art w/BofA Card FREE First weekend

SATURDAY, January 5, 2019 and SUNDAY, January 6, 2019

Tech Museum w/BofA Card FREE First weekend

SATURDAY, January 5, 2019 and SUNDAY, January 6, 2019

CuriOdyssey Museum - COMMUNITY FREE DAY to the general public
FRIDAY, January 25, 2019

Bay Area Discovery Museum - FREE First Wednesday, general public
WEDNESDAY, January 2, 2019

Napa Valley Museum - FREE Family Fun Days, 2nd Saturday of the Month.
SATURDAY, January 12, 2019


Exploratorium - FREE Community Day, general public
SATURDAY, February 2, 2019


California Academy of Sciences - Quarterly FREE Sundays
SUNDAY, February 11, 2018


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, January 8, 2019

UC Berkeley Botanical Garden - FREE Admission FIRST Wednesday of the month, general public
WEDNESDAY, January 2, 2019

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.