Friday, December 31, 2010

Share Food Pantry, George Conlow, Jefferson Award Winner...

Congratulations, George Conlow, President of Share Food Pantry

Jefferson Award Winner

George is an admired volunteer, dedicating countless hours to feed the poor in Concord, CA and beyond. I am so glad to see George, and Share Food Pantry recognizd for their lifelong commitment to the hunger cause. Many warm blessings in the New Year.

CLICK HERE to view the CBS5 television interview.

Share Food Pantry relies entirely on volunteer support and donations from our community. Your tax-deductible gifts of canned food, fruits, vegetables or money to purchase food is greatly appreciated. CLICK HERE to visit: for more information.

Thursday, January 13, 2011, CBS5 and KCBS will host an awards ceremony at the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco to honor the 2010 Jefferson Award Winners. Tune in to CBS5 television for coverage of that special event.

Share Food Pantry, 3039 Willow Pass Road, Concord, California, (925) 827-4273

Sunday, December 26, 2010

The Fratello Marionettes. We're going to a puppet show...

I bet you didn't know Friends of the Library Foundations sponsor such stunning Puppet Shows (free to the public.) A real treat for any child, Mommies and Daddies too. Ava was thrilled to see the Fratello Marionettes at the Lafayette Library last week. Lucky us, we'll bring more friends to enjoy another show in Berkeley on Wednesday!

CLICK HERE for my post about upcoming Puppet Shows at Local Libraries.

Let the children have some fun. Enjoy!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Puppet Shows - FREE Family Fun, Local Entertainment...

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Enjoy an unforgettable Holiday Treat! Puppet shows are a dazzling experience sure to captivate children, and the young at heart. Last week at the Lafayette Library, Ava and I were fortunate to see the Fratello Marionettes perform The North Pole Review. Shows at libraries are usually FREE sponsored by Friends of the Library Foundations. It was a full-house, fantastic performance, stunning puppets and delightful puppeteers. The children simply did not want to leave the show.

We're lucky to find more performances by Fratello Marionettes next week: Berkeley Library (Wednesday, December 29th) and at the Salida Library (Thursday, December 30th.)

CLICK HERE for Frattello Marionettes Schedule Details.

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Mark your calendars. Nick Barone Puppets, T-Rex Thunderlizard's Wild West Revue is Tuesday, January 25, 2011, 6:30pm at the Pleasant Hill, California Library. CLICK HERE for details.

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Mark your calendars. Magical Moonshine Theater is performing on Tuesday, March 22, 2011, 6:30pm, Pleasant Hill, California Library. CLICK HERE for details.

Visit the Contra Costa County Library Website and find other exciting events, such as Magic Shows, Origami Instruction, Science Classes and much more. They have an updated SEARCH feature. Check it out!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Pony Rides This Weekend. Windmill Farms, San Ramon...

We love pony rides. Ava saw the darling ponies as we were driving by. We just had to stop and see what the fun was all about! We'll be back, with a car full of boys and girls tomorrow - sharing some holiday joy with sweet little friends we know. :)

Pony Rides are Friday thru Sunday
(conditions permitting)

CLICK HERE for details:

Windmill Farms
"Finest In Produce"
2255 San Ramon Valley Blvd.
San Ramon, CA 94583
(925) 820-0747

Windmill Farms sells Christmas Trees and an excellent variety of produce. Its an old-time favorite farmers' market/country store - a San Ramon landmark for over 35 years. Just across the street from In-n-Out Burger near the Crow Canyon Road exit off the freeway. Look for the Santa Claus in a Hot Air Balloon and the "Pony Rides" Sign at the Parking Lot entrance.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Fun Things To Do This Weekend. Concord, Clayton, Martinez, Walnut Creek...

Santa is Skydiving into Buchanan Field and Byron Airports
Saturday, December 4, 2010
Concord at 10am
Byron at 2pm
CLICK HERE for details.

City of Clayton - Annual Caroling and Holiday Tree Lighting
Saturday, December 4, 2010 at 6pm
CLICK HERE for City of Clayton, CA Events Calendar.

City of Concord - Tree-Lighting, Mayor's Sing-Along & Santa's Grand Arrival
Downtown Concord at Todos Santos Plaza
Saturday, December 4, 2010 - 4pm
CLICK HERE for details.

California-Grown Certified Farmers' Markets
Saturdays, Sundays, YEAR-ROUND, Rain or Shine.
CLICK HERE to search Walnut Creek and other cities throughout California.

Holiday Frolic and Snow Park
Friday, December 3, 2010 thru Sunday, December 5, 2010
Downtown Martinez.
CLICK HERE for details.

FREE Admission to many San Francisco Bay Area Museums.
CLICK HERE for details.
Oakland Museum is FREE First Sunday of Every Month. (December 6th)

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Pixieland Open Thursday thru Sunday. $7.00 Savings Coupon and more...

Thursdays - Half Off Book of Tickets ($7.00 Savings)
Fridays - Pixie Friday. Unlimited Rides $10.00 per person
November/December - Gobble It Up. Buy One Wristband Get One Free!
November/December - Buy Four Single Tickets, Get Two Single Tickets Free!

Visit Pixieland's Website, CLICK on COUPON tab for monthly specials and events. Coupon Must Be Present and can be printed from Pixieland's website.

We LOVE Pixieland and feel fortunate to have this darling amusement park so close to home. Our children are only young once - so get out and play EVERY DAY!

For a related post about Pixieland, CLICK HERE.

Rides at Pixieland:
Dragon Roller Coaster, Tea Cups, Windy Grove Cars, Frog Hopper, Red Baron Airplanes, Pixieland Express Train.

2740 E. Olivera Road
Concord, CA 94519
(925) 676-9612