Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Certified Farmers' Markets. SEARCH by Zip Code. Season Opening this week for many markets!...

Farmers' Markets SEARCH BY ZIP CODE

Did you know there are farmers' markets almost every day of the week, all year, rain or shine in California?

We LOVE the farmers and the markets. So much fun to be out and about! Breathe crisp morning air, listen to music, delight in the beautiful assortment of farm-fresh fruits and vegetables. Have fun. Visit a market soon! Support a family farmer.

CLICK HERE to FIND A MARKET in a city near you.

MARTINEZ, CA: Contra Costa Regional Medical Center
12pm-4pm (Seasonal) Visit website for exact dates

CONCORD, CA: Todos Santos Square
CONCORD, CA: Todos Santos Square, Opening April 24th
4pm-8pm (Seasonal) Visit website for exact dates

MARTINEZ, CA: Main Street at Estudillo Street, Opening May 16th

CLAYTON, CA: Diablo Street, between Main and Center, Opening May 10th

ORINDA, CA: Orinda Village. Opening Day, May 4th

PLEASANT HILL, CA: Gregory Lane and Trelany Road, Opening May 3rd

WALNUT CREEK, CA: Diablo Valley / Shadelands Farmers' Market

CONCORD, CA: Concord High School Market.
9am-1pm (Seasonal) Visit website for exact dates

WALNUT CREEK, CA: Locust Street, Near Target

MARTINEZ, CA: Main Street at Estudillo

This is only a partial list of some very local markets near to me. There are hundreds of farmers markets located throughout our fertile land of California. CLICK HERE to ZIP CODE search for a market near you, any day of the week.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

FREE Pony Rides, Rock Climbing Wall, Mini-Petting Zoo, Saturday April 19, 2014...

A year ago this month, I took three little girls to this wonderful event. It isn't often a child can experience a pony ride, rock climbing wall, face painting, jumpy house and more, with ease! We stopped for luncha super afternoon in the quaint town of Orinda. Free WIFI is now available at the square. Entertainment can't compare! - all FREE, all within walking distance. Even the Orinda Library is open late on Saturdays. 

Saturday, April 19 from 2-5pm

2 Orinda Theatre Square, Orinda, CA 94563, (925) 253-4820
Enjoy a beautiful Spring day full of FREE family fun at Orinda Theatre Square! Be sure to mark your calendars. The afternoon is packed full of activities for kids and adults of all ages, including:
- a rock climbing wall
- a petting zoo and pony rides
- a jumpy house
- a photo booth to capture the day's memories
- face painting
- incredible performances by Miramonte High School's a cappella groups

CLICK HERE: For Orinda Theatre Square website and event information.

And, here was the line from last year. All of 4 children in line at any given activity. Couldn't have asked for better timing. It probably became busier later in the day. Go early! :)

National Public Gardens Day, Friday May 9th. PRINT FREE Tickets to local Public Gardens...

National Public Gardens Day is an annual celebration of the nation’s public gardens to raise awareness of the important role botanical gardens and arboreta play in promoting environmental stewardship, plant and water conservation, green spaces, and education in communities nationwide.

There seem to be endless opportunities to find complimentary tickets for excursions to beautiful gardens. Another opportunity is just around the corner! Mark your calendars for Friday, May 9, 2014.

FREE Admission to many gardens nationwide.
MUST Print Tickets in Advance. Not all gardens are participating in this FREE offer.

CLICK HERE to search by zip code.

CLICK HERE for list of Participating gardens in California.

California List of Participating Gardens

Alta Vista Gardens
Vista , California

Descanso Gardens
La Canada Flintridge , California

Luther Burbank Home & Gardens
Santa Rosa , California

Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
Fort Bragg , California

Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden
Claremont , California

San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers
San Francisco , California

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
Santa Barbara , California

The Ruth Bancroft Garden
Walnut Creek , California

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Shop & Sell Concord / Clayton / Walnut Creek...A Private, invitation only, local FB group I love...

A tip for my local friends. Something I've been having quite a bit of fun with lately...and making a few extra dollars selling accumulated household items, children's toys and clothing.

If you have a Facebook account and wish to join an exclusive (closed) group of over 1600 members, one of our area's BEST private, online garage sale shopping sites, I highly recommend:

The admin of the site, Jennifer is a pleasure to communicate with. She is responsive to message inquiries and does an exceptional job of keeping the site fresh and fun. (Can't be flakey or you'll get deleted quickly!)  Shop & Sell is free to join, by REFERRAL ONLY. You must reside or work in Concord, Clayton, Walnut Creek, or be willing to purchase in these cities. The most fantastic part about this unique site is they are currently accepting new members.

Join while you still can!

Sell something today. What about those golf clubs sitting in the closet or your child's gently used crib sheets? Toddler bikes just sitting in the garage collecting dust? Gently used soccer shoes? Ballet outfits? Pretty much anything is up for sale. It's easy. It's fun.

If you know me - For a PERSONAL REFERRAL to join, please send an email or Facebook message.


Have a great weekend.

CLICK BELOW to link to Shop & Sell

Thursday, April 10, 2014

UC Berkeley Cal Day: FREE Admission to UC Berkeley Museums, Saturday April 12, 2014...

UC Berkeley Cal Day
Entire campus and museums FREE Admission on this special day.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

A quick tip on a fantastic opportunity to visit some of our areas most intriguing museums, gardens, exhibits and activities. All for FREE on this special day. If I remember from years past, parking may also be free, but please inquire on that little detail.

CLICK HERE to visit UC Berkeley Cal Day website.

CLICK HERE for a list of some of the "Kids & Families" activities throughout the day.

CLICK HERE to visit UC Botanic Garden.

CLICK HERE to visit Lawrence Hall of Science.

FREE Family admission to any of these awesome museums and so much more! Have a great weekend.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

FREE Spring Fling Celebration at the Danville Livery, Saturday, April 5th...

Don't forget to mark your calendars for Spring Fling at the Danville Livery on Saturday, April 5, from 11am-3pm! This fun and FREE event includes all kinds of fun for the whole family, including arts+crafts, music, face painting, Jungle James exotic reptiles, an Easter egg hunt (with PRIZES!!), and more! 

CLICK HERE for Jungle James exotic reptiles.

CLICK HERE to link to event website.

Facebook Page for Danville Livery, CLICK HERE