Sunday, September 29, 2013

The Ruth Bancroft Garden - Upcoming FREE Admission...

The Ruth Bancroft Garden Office is located at 1552 Bancroft Road in Walnut Creek, CA, (925) 944-9352. They garden is open for visitors 7 days a week, from 10am-4pm. Please use this entrance when visiting during regular operating hours.

How many of us drive by the Ruth Bancroft Garden daily, yet never stop to admire this beautiful garden? The garden's history dates back to the 1880s. Read about the HISTORY of the garden, here:

FREE admission is offered on the FIRST TUESDAY of each month. Mark your calendars for October 1st, 2013. Stop in on your lunch hour, after work or school.

Another wonderful program, Contra Costa Library Discover and Go provides FREE admission to the Ruth Bancroft Garden. With my library card, the Ruth Bancroft Garden has complimentary tickets available every weekday this month! Check it out, here:

If you enjoy the garden, consider supporting their work through fundraisers, admission and plant sales.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Donate Books! Or, Buy Books at Concord Library Book Sale, September 28 thru 29, 2013...

Do you have any old books just gathering dust around the house? 
This is a perfect opportunity to make a real difference in our Concord Community. DONATE TO THE LIBRARY. The Friends of the Concord Library accept book donations from your home collection. In turn, they are sold at Library Book Sales to raise funds for special programs at the Concord Library. The library book sales are an awesome time to purchase gently used books at incredible prices, most books $.50-$1.00, children's books $.25.

Have you visited the Library lately? SEARCH EVENTS to find magic shows, puppet shows, arts and crafts events, special guest speakers and dozens of other exciting programs for children and adults. Free use of computers and internet. Open a book. Visit the Library. There's a great big world out there.

DONATE BOOKS, please. If you have books to donate, you may bring them directly to the Concord Library year round, or I'd be happy to pick up and deliver for you. Your donation is tax deductible. CLICK HERE for more information, or to join the Concord Friends of the Library Foundation.

BOOK SALE IS SEPTEMBER 28th - 29th 2013, Concord Library 2900 Salvio Street, Concord, California. CLICK HERE for times/details.

In the meantime, DONATE BOOKS. Recycle your old books.

The Concord Community needs our support. Thank you.

(510) 406-1625

Friday, September 27, 2013

East Bay Regional Park District 2013 Trails Challenge. Fun Included & A Free Organic T-Shirt...

Get Started Today on the Trails Challenge 2013

Sign up for this popular self-guided hiking program and enjoy your Regional Parks at the same time! Thanks to a special partnership between the East Bay Regional Park District, Kaiser Permanente and the Regional Parks Foundation this program is FREE* to residents of Alameda and Contra Costa Counties and Kaiser Permanente Employees. The Trails Challenge program is a great way to stay active and keep up with your fitness goals. Best of all - participate on your own schedule, when it is convenient to you. 
Once Registered, you can download the complete 2013 e-Guidebook from your home computer and pick up your free t-shirt at selected visitor centers. Each Guidebook includes detailed descriptions of this year's featured trails. You will also be able to download the FREE mobile application onto your iPhone or Android Smartphone and bring the Guidebook in its digital format wherever you go!

Ready to Register? CLICK HERE to login and register today!
Trails Challenge is FREE* to those who meet the following requirements:
  1. Register for an online Regional Parks Foundation account (This step does not need to be repeated in subsequent years)
  2. Register for the Trails Challenge 2013 program 
  3. Have proof of residency of Alameda or Contra Costa county OR, you are a Kaiser Permanente employee and you are a resident of Northern California
  4. You are a non-resident of Alameda or Contra Costa counties who declines a T-Shirt during registration
  5. Download the Trails Challenge guidebook off of the Regional Parks Foundation Web site
  6. Pick-up an organic T-Shirt at a Visitor Center or decline the T-Shirt 
Note: If you do not fit the above criteria, you may register for Trails Challenge for a fee. You will be asked to pay a fee if you choose a hardcopy of the Trails Challenge 2013 guidebook, or if you are unable to pickup your T-Shirt at one of our Visitor Centers.
Read more about Trails Challenge 2013.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day. FREE Admission September 28, 2013. Print your tickets...

Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day is Saturday, September 28th 2013. FREE admission to 1,500+ museums Nationwide on this special day. Something so fun to look forward to. We've printed our FREE tickets. Have you printed yours?

CLICK HERE to select a favorite museum and PRINT your tickets!

CLICK HERE to find a participating museum near you.

For free museum admission, you must print a required ticket in advance.

This is a nationwide offer, so friends and family near and far can enjoy their own complimentary tickets. Just to name a few Bay Area Museums on the FREE TICKET list:

Bay Area Discovery Museum, Sausalito, CA
Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA
Blackhawk Automotive Museum, Danville, CA
Cartoon Art Museum, San Francisco, CA
Hiller Aviation Museum, San Carlos, CA
Legion of Honor, San Francisco, CA
Lindsay Wildlife Museum, Walnut Creek, CA
National Steinbeck Center, Salinas, CA
Pacific Coast Air Museum, Santa Rosa, CA
Pleasanton's Museum on Main, Pleasanton, CA
San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA

Saturday, September 21, 2013

California Academy of Sciences - Upcoming FREE Admission, September 29, 2013...

California Academy of Sciences Free Admission
Sunday, September 29, 2013
Quarterly Free Sundays
Mark your calendars!

EXPLORE The Academy: Just one ticket lets you explore the aquarium, planetarium, natural history museum, rain forest, 40,000 live animals and engaging exhibits all housed beneath a living roof.

FREE Museum Tickets / Admission for September 29, 2013.
General Admission Price for a Family of 4 is $100.00.
$100.00 reason to go on a free day! Need I say more?

From "The Academy is free to everyone on selected Sundays throughout the year. Admission is on a first-come, first served basis, and early arrival is recommended due to the likelihood of high demand. Please note that final entry to the museum on free days is 4:00 pm."

Friday, September 20, 2013

Pick of the Patch Pumpkins - Buy 1 Get 1 Free Wristband. Fantastic fun at a fantastic discount...

This is a fantastic, $25.00 value - no strings attached offer - a full day of fantastic non-stop pumpkin patch, jumping fun.  2013 Pumpkin Patches are now open.

Coupon Offer, Buy 1 Get 1 Free Wristband
Coupon is valid 7 days a week from 9/28 - 10/19 and from 10/20 - 10/31
on Monday - Thursdays only for children ages 2 -12 to play on the inflatable amusements.



CLICK HERE to visit ABC Tree farms website for a list of their 2013 Pumpkin Patch Locations.
They have 19 Bay Area, California locations, from the South Bay, Peninsula, East Bay and North Bay to choose from.

Concord: 1096 Oak Grove Rd. at Monument Blvd., Concord, CA 94518 (Contra Costa County) -9/26/2013 
Martinez: 5041 Blum Road at Pacheco Blvd., 94553 (Contra Costa County) - Opening 9/13/2013
Antioch: Delta Fair Blvd. at Century Blvd., 94509 (Contra Costa County) - Opening 9/26/2013

Happy Halloween!
We loved the super fantastic slides last year and we'll love them again this Halloween.