Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Exploratorium Museum FREE Day...

The museum of science, art and human perception

FREE Museum Day is Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

at The Palace of Fine Arts
3601 Lyon Street
San Francisco, CA 94123

(415) 561-0360 - general information
(415) 561-0362 - Tactile Dome reservations

Open Tuesday—Sunday
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed Mondays (except certain holidays).

FREE Musuem Day is the First Wednesday of every month.

For a handy list of other FREE Museum Days, CLICK BELOW.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Chabot Space & Science Center. Print your FREE tickets!

"Visit Chabot. Expand Your Universe."

Chabot Space & Science Center is an awesome museum worth exploring. Ava has been exploring Chabot since she was just a little baby. Bring a friend! Every child should be so lucky to visit this wonderful place. We especially enjoy the Tien Megadome theatre and Planetarium shows. A great benefit of becoming an Earth Family Plus or Earth Orbitor member are all the free shows you wish. Sometimes we just visit the museum for a quick trip to catch a movie, an experience that lets you feel like you've been out of this world.

Parking is easy and free, a cool retreat on a hot day. From Contra Costa County, driving to this museum is a breeze, just past the Caldecott tunnel. It's much closer than one might imagine!

Only one week until Smithsonian Magazine's Museum Day. Enjoy FREE admission to Chabot Space and Science Center (they are a participating museum) if you print your tickets in advance for September 25, 2010.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Heffernan Foundation Sponsors First 5-Mile Walk for Humanity: Saturday, September 25, 2010

Heffernan Foundation Sponsors First
5-Mile Walk for Humanity
Saturday, September 25, 2010

Registration: 7:30 – 8:45 a.m. Walk Starts: 9:00 a.m.

Price: $20/person
Contact: Michelle Lonaker,
Telephone: (800) 234-6787

Description: This is the Heffernan Foundation’s first philanthropic walk. Donations from this “active volunteering” opportunity will benefit nonprofits that provide services in the areas of shelter, food, education, and the environment. All participants will receive breakfast and a tote bag with their registration and are encouraged to bring their own water bottles.

The Heffernan Group believes that giving back, whether through volunteer opportunities or donations, is a way to improve the communities where we live and work for the future.

· Each Heffernan employee is granted four paid days off per year, one day per quarter, to volunteer their time at a local nonprofit.
· The Heffernan Group averages $1,462 in donations per employee annually.
· Heffernan Group was ranked number 43 out of 60 in the 2010 list of Bay Area “Top Corporate Philanthropists” by the San Francisco Business Times.
· The firm established its own Foundation in 2006. The Foundation’s grant making committee reviews all submissions each year in mid-December and makes grants from $1,000 to $10,000. Nonprofits that provide direct service are given priority.

Location: Walk begins at the Heffernan headquarters office, 1350 Carlback Avenue in Walnut Creek

About Heffernan Insurance Brokers
Heffernan Insurance Brokers, formed in 1988, is one of the largest independent insurance brokerage firms in the United States. Heffernan provides comprehensive insurance and financial services products to a wide range of businesses and individuals. Headquartered in Walnut Creek, California, Heffernan has additional offices in San Francisco, Petaluma, Palo Alto, Los Angeles, and Orange, California; Portland, Oregon; and Chesterfield, Missouri. For more information, please visit heffgroup.com or call 800.234.6787. License # 0564249.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Anyone know a classroom who can use $2,500 + $2,500 for their school too?

Could $2,500 make you this excited about your classroom again?

Be inspired. 300 words or less and your classroom may win a $2500.00 makeover + $2500.00 for your school. Take a break from the hustle and bustle...get lost in your thoughts.

Even amidst budget cuts and education woes, we are still a community that must nurture our young - and support our teachers. Please share with your child's teacher and bring a little hope into the classroom. Entry deadline is November 13, 2010. I hope and dream for a better tomorrow.

CLICK HERE for more details about the Great American Financial Resources Classroom Makeover.

CLICK HERE for teachers deserve the best dot com, with other details and awards programs for teachers.

CLICK HERE for CONTESTS and GRANTS of other exciting ways the community can get involved to win money for their school, civic group or service project!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Beauty In Our Own Backyard. Boating. Coastal Clean-Up. Harvest Festivals.

San Pablo Reservoir

In between food hauling, farmers' markets, fruit harvesting, and looking for lemon trees, we still make time for family fun!

The Bay Area is such a beautiful place with easy access to reservoirs and boat rides, simple enough for an afternoon adventure. Have you ever visited San Pablo Reservoir? CLICK HERE for directions. We were pleasantly thrilled to find such a spectacular place, only minutes from home. A relaxing boat ride is a peaceful, perfect way to introduce little ones to the wonders of nature.

Enjoy weekday discounts on boat rentals.Monday: 10% Off Boat Rentals
Wednesday: 25% Off Boat Rentals
Friday: 50% Off Half or Full-Day Kayak Rentals

*According to the park brochure, Seniors, POWs, and Disabled receive 50% off boat rental fee Monday thru Friday. A great incentive to take Grandma and Grandpa out for a boat ride with the little ones!
COUPONS for San Pablo Reservoir: The Entertainment Book coupon reads: Enjoy One Boat Rental at 50% off the regular price. CLICK HERE to view the Entertainment Book Coupon for San Pablo Reservoir.
CLICK HERE for boat rental info. CLICK HERE for a PDF file with other rates and rental discounts. This is a fantastic after school or weekday adventure! Hurry. The San Pablo Reservoir will close during the winter months. They're only open mid-February thru October. Don't look for us under any lemon trees, because we'll be making memories, boating, picknicking and having fun.

We visited San Pablo Reservoir last night and the staff spoke of an upcoming Harvest Festival on October 9, 2010. CLICK HERE for Harvest Festival info. Visit their website to find more details about other fun events, such as September 25th 2010, Coastal Clean-up Day. Be inspired. Protect and Enjoy Nature. Have Fun!

For more information contact EBMUD, 500 San Pablo Dam Rd., Orinda, CA. 94563.Tel. 510-287-0459Website: www.ebmud.com

San Pablo Reservoir7301 San Pablo Dam Rd.
El Sobrante, Ca. 94803
(510) 223-1661