‘Night at the Museum’ Fundraiser on Oct 2nd at Blackhawk Museum in Danville

‘Night at the Museum’:

Blackhawk Museum
3700 Blackhawk Plaza Cir, Danville
Sunday, October 2nd, 2016
5:00pm | $60

Fundraising evening event to benefit the Children’s Education & Transportation Fund

5:00 pm
Lobby & Upper Gallery No Host Reception
Spirit of the Old West Gallery Historical Re-enactments

Lower GallerySit-Down Dinner
Live Auction
Dancing to the Whiskey Pass Band
Costume Prizes

Spirit of the Old West period attire encouraged, ‘Come as your favorite western character’


Moraga Pear & Wine Festival on Sept 24th

Photo by Flickr user farmstr

Moraga Pear & Wine Festival:

Moraga Commons Park
1425 St Marys Rd, Moraga
Saturday, September 24th, 2016
10:00am – 4:00pm | Free

This is a family friendly event with activities for all ages celebrating Moraga’s Pear history!  Join your friends and neighbors for:  live performances and afternoon concert with the Tune Riders, wine tasting with the Lamorinda Wine Growers Association, pear pies, jumpies, food, local artist booths, community booths, and more!

Question of the Day

Friday Question of the Day – Is Downtown Walnut Creek becoming more Dangerous?


Last month someone was shot and killed in downtown Walnut Creek late at night after bars such as Crogan’s and Redux were closing. Last night the Planning Commission met to determine whether to “modify or revoke the establishment’s [Crogan’s] “deemed approved” status, which may affect the establishment’s ability to operate and to sell and serve alcoholic beverages.”

Do you think downtown Walnut Creek is becoming more dangerous as it becomes more urban? One reader asks, “Is Crogan’s going to Survive?” Can anything be done to make downtown safer while still maintaining a lively nightlife?


Middle Eastern Food Festival in Orinda on Sept 24 & 25th

Middle Eastern Food Festival:

St. John Orinda
501 Moraga Way, Orinda
Saturday, September 24th – Sunday, September 25th, 2016
11:00am – 8:00pm (12pm Sunday)

Join in the fun! Ahlan wa sahlan (Welcome)

Raffle Grand Prize – 2014 Honda Civic

Live Entertainment
Great music from Samer, Nader Zaki & Maestro Radwan
Dancing, debke
Debke performances

Delicious Food – Your favorite Middle Eastern Foods
Shawerma, Falafel, Kebab, Grape leaves
Hummus, Spinach pies, and more

Zalabyeh, kanafeh, baklava, and more delicious sweets

Beer, wine, soda, water, and Arabic coffee

Children’s Activities
Bounce house and more activities for kids

Cultural Center & Vendor Shopping Bazaar


T4 Boba Tea Shop Coming Soon to Todos Santos Plaza in Concord

Todos Santos Plaza, Concord

Boba teas are really becoming popular lately with the latest being the Taiwanese-based T4 coming soon to Todos Santos Plaza in Concord. Check out their menu here and check for updates on their Facebook page here.

From their website:

“First in Taiwan, Top in the world”, T4 is striding forward each day towards our corporate vision by offering a brand-new touch of the beauty of Taiwanese foods and beverages to the world. Furthermore, T4 would like to bring the happiness and smile to its partners, and to provide them with the world-class support ever.



Walnut Festival Kids Fish-In Adventure on Sept 24th & Sept 25th at Heather Farm Park in Walnut Creek

Via Walnut Festival Facebook
Walnut Festival Kids Fish-In Adventure:

Heather Farm Park
301 N San Carlos Dr, Walnut Creek
Saturday, September 24th, 2016 – Sunday, September 25th, 2016
7:00am – 11:00am | Free ($5 suggested donation)

Before the festival begins, there will be a free fishing derby at the Heather Farm Park lake, where children will be able to learn to fish. Poles and bait will be provided. Fishing will be available from 7:00-11:00 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. The suggested donation for the event is $5. To register, visit the Fishing Derby page on the Walnut Festival website or call 925-935-6766.