Lafayette Library and Learning Center
3491 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette
Sunday, April 26th, 2015
11:00am – 3:00pm | Free
From 11am – 3pm, the Lafayette Library & Learning Center will host local businesses and organizations all dedicated to a more sustainable lifestyle:
- Test ride electric scooters from EcoReco.
- The mechanics from Sports Basement in Walnut Creek will be doing minor repairs to get your own bike rolling smoothly.
- Gaze at the future of transportation with CalSol, the UC Berkeley Solar Car Team and their latest car, Zephyr.
- Make sure to test drive the “Most efficient vehicle on the planet” – The ELF from Organic Transit
- Learn about all forms of alternative transportation from theLamorinda Spirit Van, BART, 511.org and California’s High Speed Railproject
- Check out the non-gas options in EV Row – Tesla, BMW i3 and Nissan Leaf
- Veggie Starters – The Lafayette Community Garden will be selling organic plant starts to help get your veggie garden off to a fast start.
- For the Home – Certified, natural products by H20 at Home
- Local Business – Farm Fresh to You delivers organically grown fruits and vegetables to your door
- … and many more!
- Tasty and sustainable food options like the ice cream bike from Curbside Creamery
- Welcome two of Lafayette’s newest food options: Mariposa, offering fresh, gluten-free baked goods, and Vitality Bowls, a Superfood Café revolutionizing Açaí Bowls®!
1825 Sutter St, Concord
Popping Fresh Vietnamese Sandwiches opened in Concord off Willow Pass Rd. in Concord at the end of last year. In addition to sandwiches they offer various snacks such as lobster balls and Vietnamese style chicken wings, and flavored teas such as purple yam, taro and kumquat. Check out their menu here.
Around the Bay Area there are basically two options for online access: cable or DSL. I’ve stuck with AT&T DSL for years and am getting increasingly agitated at the spotty connection speeds. Most of the time it’s fine but sometimes as I watch a video I find it will half-load and drop out. Frustrating!
Is anyone happy with their cable/DSL provider? Please tell us your provider, speed, and location for perspective. Should I switch to Comcast? (The image above is the fastest DSL service AT&T offers in my area. A sad 6 Mbps download speed.)
Your three favorite shops in the east bay are joining forces this weekend. We are hosting demos, doing fun giveaways and making magic happen in our studios!
The Spotted Cow is open on Saturday, April 25 from 10:00am – 5:00pm, and our friends at Elsie Green House and Home and Room With A Past: Home Decor, Antiques, Whimsy will also be open. There will be fun events and giveaways in store all day, and special hands-on demos at the following times —
Floral Design Workshop – 1:00-1:45 at Elsie Green
Vignette How-To Workshop – 2:30 – 3:00 pm at Room With a Past
Painting 101 with Clay/Chalk Paint – 3:30 – 4:15 at The Spotted Cow
Visit all three stores, get your “Design Dash” passport stamped, and you’ll be entered to win a fabulous gift certificate package from all three stores!! Note: RSVPs for the demos are NOT required.
1651 Botelho Dr, Walnut Creek
Thanks to everyone who sent word that Dragon 2000, the Chinese restaurant that was undergoing renovations has now closed in downtown Walnut Creek next to Petco.
Sunvalley Shopping Center, Concord
A new food court is coming to the Sunvalley Shopping Center in Concord featuring seven new food offerings. Stay tuned…
Comedy Show at Pyramid
1358 North Main Street, Walnut Creek
Thanks to a reader for sending in word (and photo of menu) that Main St. Kitchen, a restaurant, “serving farm to table ingredients, focusing on fresh organic, seasonal products” has opened in downtown Walnut Creek where Breads of India used to be. Check out today’s menu here and their Facebook page here.
1388 Locust St, Walnut Creek
Sunol Ridge, a downtown Walnut Creek restaurant and bar, is requesting the Walnut Creek Planning Commission to allow alcohol consumption up to 12:30am from their 11pm current time. The current recommendation from the city is to increase the time until 12 midnight daily so as to not, “coincide with other alcoholic beverage establishments” that allow for consumption until 12:30am. This will be taken up at the Planning Commission meeting tomorrow.
Photo by Flickr user perspective
Heather Farm Park
301 N. San Carlos Dr, Walnut Creek
Saturday, April 25th, 2015
8:30am | $35
Make your steps count. Help raise awareness for esophageal cancer! Come join us for an early spring run and spend a fun morning promoting health and raising awareness about this curable disease.
According to the National Cancer Institute over 18,000 people are diagnosed with esophageal cancer annually and the incidence is increasing. The most common type of esophageal cancer can be linked to issues such as cronic heartburn. Learn how to decrease risk through diet, exercise and more!
The Honorable Ellen Tauscher – espophageal cancer survivor – four years disease free – will serve as our honorary chair.
5K Run through beautiful Heather Farms Park.
Custom t-shirt and post race refershments.
Event details and schedule
7:00 a.m – Check-In and race day registration opens.
8:30 a.m. – Start 5K Run