Thursday, April 30, 2015

San Francisco Bay Area Museums - FREE Admission Tickets May 2015 . . .

First Full Weekend of the Month is upon us!

Field Trip Ideas? Visit one of the Bay Area's world class museums! Often, there is a FREE MUSEUM DAY in May 2015, 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. Below is a partial list. CLICK other Links for additional dates and venues.

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

San Francisco Bay Area Museums & Gardens:

Saturday, May 2, 2015 and Sunday, May 3, 2015

Contemporary Jewish Museum w/BofA card FREE First weekend
Saturday, May 2, 2015 and Sunday, May 3, 2015

de Young Fine Arts Museum of SF w/BofA card FREE First weekend
Saturday, May 2, 2015 and Sunday, May 3, 2015

Legion of Honor w/BofA card FREE First weekend
Saturday, May 2, 2015 and Sunday, May 3, 2015

San Jose Museum of Art w/BofA Card FREE First weekend
Saturday, May 2, 2015 and Sunday, May 3, 2015

Tech Museum w/BofA Card FREE First weekend
Saturday, May 2, 2015 and Sunday, May 3, 2015

CuriOdyssey Museum - Community Free Day to the general public
Saturday, May 2, 2015

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Napa Valley Museum - FREE Family Fun Days, 2nd Saturday of the Month.
Saturday, May 9, 2015

Pier 39 San Francisco - FREE Parking Printable Coupons and Buy One Get One Free Restaurant and Attractions. Ongoing thru May and June 2015

Lawrence Hall of Science - Buy Adult Admission, Get a FREE Child Admission PRINT in advance.

Exploratorium - FREE Admission to the general public, Mother's Day
Sunday, May 10, 2015

As an added bonus, there are special FREE days at gardens, Regional Parks, Swimming Pools, Museums not normally advertised:

San Francisco Botanical Garden at Strybing Arboretum (located at Golden Gate Park) - FREE Admission SECOND Tuesday of the month, general public
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

John Muir National Historic Site - FREE Admission seven days a week. Tour the historic fruit orchards and former home of Naturalist, John Muir.

Amazing Selection of DAILY FREE Passes through your local Library

CLICK HERE: DISCOVER and GO - Find your County. Entire list of Participating Counties.

CLICK HERE: Contra Costa County Library Discover & Go Partners and Offers.

CLICK HERE: Alameda County Library Discover & Go Partners and Offers.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

FREE Spring Fling Celebration at the Danville Livery, Saturday, April 25th, 2015

Don't forget to mark your calendars for Spring Fling at the Danville Livery on Saturday, April 25, 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, a hunt to find the hidden golden eggs and win prizes!

CLICK HERE for Jungle James exotic reptiles.

CLICK HERE to link to event website.

Facebook Page for Danville Livery, CLICK HERE


Friday, April 17, 2015

2015 Activity, Recreation and Summer Camp Guides: Concord, Walnut Creek, Pleasant Hill, Martinez, California . . .

Spring and Summer 2015 Recreation Guides
Including Summer Camps - Contra Costa County Cities
Concord, Clayton, Walnut Creek, Pleasant Hill, Martinez, California

Includes After School Enrichment Classes, Camps, Drama, Dance, Ballet, Gymnastics, Art, Engineering, Woodworking, Swim Lessons, so many other fun and educational programs available to our area. You don't have to reside within a city to attend any of these classes. Browse here . . .

CLICK HERE: Walnut Creek, CA Arts and Recreation Guide 2015

CLICK HERE: Concord, CA Activity Guide 2015

CLICK HERE: Martinez, CA Recreation and Activity Guide 2015

CLICK HERE: Pleasant Hill, CA Recreation Guide "The Spotlight" 2015

CLICK HERE: Walnut Creek, CA Summer Camp 2015 Guide

CLICK HERE: Concord, CA Summer Camp 2015 Guide

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The Lemon Lady Junior...

Child of the pure unclouded brow
And dreaming eyes of wonder!
Though time be fleet, and I and thou
Are half a life asunder,
Thy loving smile will surely hail
The love-gift of a fairy tale.

-Lewis Carroll

“No one who has ever brought up a child can doubt for a moment
that love is literally the life-giving fluid of human existence.”
- Smiley Blanton

Saturday, April 11, 2015

FREE Pony Rides, Rock Climbing Wall, Mini-Petting Zoo, Saturday April 18, 2015 . . .

In years' past, I've taken 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 18 from 1-4pm

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! :)

Monday, April 6, 2015

FREE Tickets - Home & Garden Contra Costa Spring Show April 10th, 11th, 12th 2015 . . .

*CLICK for Free Printable Tickets

to the 30th Annual
Contra Costa
Spring Home & Garden Show
at the Concord Pavilion
Concord, California

April 10th • April 11th • April 12th, 2015
Ticket information below
Complimentary Admission E-Ticket

Print your FREE Tickets:


Enjoy the show. Have a wonderful day!

Event Website

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Health Benefits of Guava - Guava Grows all over the Bay Area, California...

Photo of a Guava Tree, Concord, California
May 2014

Top Health Benefits of Guava

CLICK HERE to learn the Top Health Benefits of Guava.

Guava grows in Concord, California, throughout Contra Costa and Alameda County...likely up and down this great State for that matter. From wikipedia: "Acca sellowiana, a species of flowering plant in the myrtle family, Myrtaceae, is native to the highlands of southern Brazil, eastern Paraguay, Uraguay, northern Argentina, and Colombia."

Pineapple guava (feijoa) is an evergreen shrub producing beautiful, showy, tropical pink flowers. Flowers are in full bloom this month of May. Don't miss this rare opportunity to see striking flowers that most of America will never lay eyes upon. Go on a guava hunt. Enjoy the anticipation of the Autumn harvest, yet to come.

It is worth noting, there are significant health benefits to guava leaves. Research more...CLICK HERE.

Some other photos of a Guava tree, CLICK HERE.