Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Find a Food Pantry. Donate Fruits and Veggies. Free Pick-up and Delivery...

YOU can help! Solving Hunger, One Garden at a time.

Contra Costa County: Concord, Clayton, Pleasant Hill, Martinez, Lafayette, Orinda, Walnut Creek, Alamo, Danville, Mt. Diablo Country. (Nationwide friends, please explore links at bottom of page.)

The beautiful summer growing season brings abundant harvests for many backyard gardeners.

Are you a gardener or urban farmer with too much of a good thing? A ton of tomatoes, a zillion zukes or cukes, beans coming out of your ears? One tomato, two tomato, three? Apples, oranges, lemons and more. Did you know that food banks, pantries, shelters and soup kitchens NEED your fresh fruit and produce? Food pantries accept homegrown fruit and produce. Easy as pickled peppers!
Call "The Lemon Lady Foundation" volunteers for immediate pick-up and delivery.

We deliver homegrown produce to local food pantries who feed the hungry. Chances are we have pick-ups and helpers in your neighborhood too. If you need boxes, we can help supply boxes.

Grow it. Glean it. Box it. Porchside pickup seven days a week! "Lettuce" feed those less fortunate throughout our community.

Daily pick up and delivery to food pantries throughout Contra Costa County. Call today!
(510) 406-1625

(925) 672-1988

Find a Food Bank or Food Pantry, Nationwide: CLICK HERE.
Find a Food Pantry in Concord, California: 

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Shop & Sell Concord / Clayton / Walnut Creek...A Private, local group. Fun! Worth checking out...

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 1700 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

Whole Foods, San Ramon, CA printable coupon $10.00 off $50.00...

Get $10.00 OFF Your purchase of $50.00 or more at Whole Foods, San Ramon, Ca. Coupon expires June 30, 2014. Coupon is printable from your home computer.

This is a nice promotion compliments of the San Ramon Art & Wind Festival.

CLICK HERE for $10.00 off coupon link.

CLICK HERE for San Ramon, Ca Art & Wind Festival Memorial Day Weekend 2014.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Fremont Kids 'n Kites Festival and SNEAK PEEK Aqua Adventure Waterpark May 17, 2014....

Let's go fly a kite, up to the highest height! Let's go fly a kite and send it soaring....

Fremont will send kites soaring with its annual Kids ‘n Kites Festival on Saturday, May 17 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The festival will be held in Central Park, right next to Aqua Adventure Water Park.

Not only is the festival free to the public, but the first 3,500 children in attendance will receive a free kite!!

An extra bonus - Aqua Adventure Water Park will also be open (weather permitting) for a pre-season “SNEAK PEEK” special from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at a discounted $5 admission!

CLICK HERE: For more information on the Kite Festival or call (510) 494-4355.

40500 Paseo Padre Pkwy
Fremont, CA 94538
(510) 494-4426

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Children's Theatre Shows in Contra Costa County May 2014...

El Campanil Children's Theatre: Winnie-The-Pooh
Performance at the Antioch, CA El Campanil Theatre
602 West 2nd Street, Antioch CA 94509
FRIDAY 5/16/14 and SUNDAY 5/18/14

St. Francis School: Grease School Edition
Performance at the Danville Village Theatre
233 Front Street, Danville CA 94526
SUNDAY TO MONDAY 5/18/14 to 5/19/14

Contra Costa Christian School: Peter Pan JR.
Performance at the Danville Village Theatre
233 Front Street, Danville CA 94526
SUNDAY TO MONDAY 5/12/14 to 5/13/14

The Wizard of Oz
Civic Arts Education Youth Theatre Company
Performance at the Del Valle Theatre, Walnut Creek, CA

1963 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek, CA 
FRIDAY TO SATURDAY 5/16/14 to 5/17/14

Friday, May 9, 2014

Clayton, California Farmers' Market opens downtown, Saturday, May 10th 2014...

Clayton, California downtown Farmers' Market open for the Season
Saturday, May 10th 2014

Clayton Farmers' Market

Market Schedule

Saturday8:00 AM to 12:00 PMMay 10, 2014 to October 25, 2014

Market Location

Diablo Street, between Main and Center in Downtown Clayton Get directions...

About the Clayton Farmers' Market

The Clayton Farmers' Market brings the very best of California-grown fruits, vegetables, greens, and nuts to downtown Clayton.
Treat your family to fun and relaxing shopping experience in your own downtown - every Saturday morning, rain or shine!

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Clayton Valley Garden Club's Plant Sale - Saturday, May 10th at Clayton, CA...





Saturday, May 10th, 8AM–2PM
6008 Center Street
Clayton, Ca
(Endeavor Hall – Across from the Farmer’s Market)

One-Gallon Plants Only $5 ea.

Buy 5 Plants Get 6th Plant FREE!


Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Seussical Jr. Performance in Clayton, CA - Thursday May 8th and Friday May 9th...

Mt. Diablo Elementary School in Clayton, California is proud to present this year's spring musical, Seussical Jr. on Thursday, May 8th and Friday, May 9th at 7pm in the Multi-Use Room. Tickets are $6 each and will be sold at the door.
Clayton, CA 94517
Phone: (925) 672-4840

Aquarium of the Bay - FREE Admission for Mothers on Sunday, May 11th...

FREE for Mother's Day. Free Admission to Mothers (normally $22.00 admission) to the Aquarium of the Bay on Pier 39.

Many other Pier 39 attraction tickets, including FREE Parking and FREE Children's Admissions are discounted EVERY DAY by printing in advance from the Local Advantage Pier 39 website.

Enjoy the tips!

Monday, May 5, 2014

National Mini Golf Day! Free round of mini golf on Saturday, May 10th...

National Mini Golf Day!?
Hmm...sounds like a fun way to score a few games of golf for the kiddos.

From the Boomers website:

Celebrate National Mini Golf Day

With a free round of golf. 
Saturday, May 10, 2014. 

Grab a putter, strut onto the green and play your favorite game. 
To honor this great sport, we’re giving you a round of mini golf FREE.

Complete the form below to receive the coupon and bring it with you on May10.
(Be sure and check your park for hours!) 
You know you’ll have fun. That’s par for the course! 

Must present this coupon to receive one free round of miniature golf per person. Coupon is valid for up to four (4) people. Cannot be combined with any other discounts or offers. Not valid towards groups or birthday parties. Some restrictions may apply. Valid Saturday, May 10, 2014 only.

Boomers, Malibu Grand Prix, and Montasia Amusement Parks are located nationwide.

Our local park is:

2400 Kitty Hawk Rd, Livermore, CA 94550
(925) 447-7275

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Calling All Parents, Educators, Schools, Civic Groups - Seeds Sustain our future...

I encourage any parent, educator, school or church group to order a copy of this free catalog. Hey, if you have a friend or relative that may not even have a computer, give them the toll free telephone number: 888-762-7333.

If I had a class of students, I would send the list of FREE SEED CATALOGS home so parents can order for summer reading. This is free education at it's best, in my humble opinion. Click HERE for my previous article on FREE SEED CATALOGS.

Seeds of Change is an all organic farm based out of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Their catalog is one of the absolute best I have read - 107 colorful pages of vibrant photos. A range of fruits, vegetables, and herbs from across the world and many heirlooms from our native ancestors. Page 39 lists 11 types of Basil with gorgeous thumbnail images all on one page: Aromatto, Cardinal, Cinnamon, Fino Verde, Genovese Sweet, Greek, Holy, Lemon, Lettuce Leaf, Lime, and Opal Purple Variegated. It makes me want to grow each one of them!

If we can inspire children (and adults) to learn about nutrition, biodiversity and self-sustaining agriculture, perhaps they will learn to make more intelligent food choices and promote healthier living. I have read the catalog in it's entirety, and all that Seeds of Change writes about I believe and hope future generations will come to understand how wonderful growing our own organic food and saving seed truly is. My daugher Ava understood what a seed was long before her second birthday. It is never too early to give the gift of gardening to our babies.

Let us also teach our children what an heirloom vegetable is, how to save seeds, and which seeds can even be saved! More than likely, you'll never grow a watermelon from one you buy at the grocery store. They're hybrids designed for shipping and mass production. Many of the seed companies have patents on their hybrid seeds. It is best to buy non-hybrid seeds if you intend to save seed from an old-time favorite and bring it back to life in your garden year after year. We're growing beautiful, sweet, heirloom Navajo watermelons again this year.

A few of my favorites to teach seed saving to children are Nasturtiums and Sunflowers. They grow fast and produce lots of seeds. You can find those at any local garden center. If you like, I will be happy to share some with you too. Get started today. I just picked 50 Nasturtiums seeds from my garden this morning!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

FREE Museum Admission - May 2014 - Fantastic Opportunities to Explore...

First Full Weekend of the Month is upon us!

Heat waves in the Bay Area find us indoors at a cool museum! Often, there is a FREE MUSEUM DAY in May 2014, located in a town near you. (Nationwide.) San Francisco, Oakland, Bay Area, Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Seattle, Portland, Boston and beyond.

First Weekend of the month has the most FREE Admission opportunities. Have fun. Be inspired.

CLICK HERE to find other FREE MUSEUM DAYS in a city near you.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Saturday, May 3, 2014 and Sunday, May 4, 2014
Saturday, May 3, 2014 and Sunday, May 4, 2014

Saturday, May 3, 2014 and Sunday, May 4, 2014

Saturday, May 3, 2014 and Sunday, May 4, 2014

Saturday, May 3, 2014 and Sunday, May 4, 2014

Saturday, May 3, 2014 and Sunday, May 4, 2014

Bay Area Discovery Museum - FREE First Wednesday
Wednesday, May 7, 2014

As an added bonus, there are special FREE days at gardens and museums not normally advertised:
Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Thursday, May 1, 2014

John Muir Health Caring Hands - Volunteers Needed! Help A Senior - Make A Difference...

Volunteers Needed for a local program to help Seniors in our community. Please consider sharing your time or sharing this information with a friend. 

Caring Hands Volunteer Caregivers Program
Training Classes are held ever other month.

Next training class is Friday, May 30, 2014. 
John Muir Medical Center Walnut Creek, CA Campus

Friday, July 25, 2014
John Muir Outpatient Center, Brentwood, CA

For more information, please visit:

For More information:
Contact Linda Groobin
(925) 952-2999
or visit: