Oktoberfest at Hacienda in Moraga this Sunday

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Oktoberfest at Hacienda:

Hacienda de las Flores
2100 Donald Drive, Moraga
Sunday, October 26th, 2014
2:00pm – 6:00pm | $5

Oktoberfest 2014 will take place on Sunday, October 26, from 2 to 6 PM at the Hacienda de las Flores.  Music will be provided by a live oompah band, and bratwurst mit kraut, strudel and pretzels along with German beverages will be available.  Pumpkin painting and jumpy houses will entertain the children.   A $5 donation per adult is requested.  Under 21 is free.  Parking and a free shuttle to the Hacienda will be available from Donald Rheem School. This event is presented by the Hacienda Foundation, and all proceeds will go to improvements to the Hacienda.  If you’d like to help out with Oktoberfest, please send an email to info@haciendafoundation.org.  Gemutlichkeit!

Friday Question of the Day – Favorite Vietnamese Restaurant

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With word that the Vietnamese restaurant Kevin’s Noodle House is reopening in Concord, and considering their Walnut Creek location has been open for a while now, I’m wondering what Vietnamese restaurants people have been going to. There is also Saigon Vietnamese Bistro on Newell Ave. that replaced Pho Saigon. So what’s your favorite Vietnamese restaurant?

Art of Mixology Cocktail Competition at Orinda Theatre Square this Saturday

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Art of Mixology Cocktail Competition:

Orinda Theatre Square
Saturday, October 25th, 2014
4:30pm – 7:00pm | $45

There will be 16 East Bay bars and professional bartenders competing in the first annual Art of Mixologycraft cocktail competition and tasting happening on October 25 at Orinda Theatre Square. The fundraiser, held from 4:30pm to 7:00pm, will support arts programs throughout Lamorinda. Bars from the cities of Oakland, Berkeley, Emeryville, Orinda, Lafayette and Walnut Creek will be crafting their tastiest cocktails in the hopes of earning cash, trophies and the claim to Mixologist of the Year.

Participating bars include: Oakland’s Flora Restaurant, Forge, Hutch Cocktails and Oysters, Lungomare and Toast Kitchen + Bar; Lafayette’s The Cooperage American Grille, Metro Lafayette, Roundup Saloon and Yankee Pier; Orinda’s Barbacoa, Casa Orinda and Table 24; Walnut Creek’s Corners Tavern and Walnut Creek Yacht Club; Revival Bar + Kitchen in Berkeley; and Honor Kitchen & Cocktails in Emeryville. The complete list of participating bars and bartenders can be seen at http://OrindaArts.org/Mixology/Bartenders.
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Trick or Treat in Downtown Walnut Creek this Friday

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Trick or Treat in Downtown Walnut Creek:

Downtown Walnut Creek
Friday, October 24th, 2014
2:00pm – 5:00pm | Free

Calling all goblins, superheroes, princesses & witches!

You’re invited to creep through downtown collecting Halloween treats from participating businesses! WCD encourages participants to be eco-friendly…

Participants- please bring your own favorite candy bag!

*Starting location will be at…*
Lesher Center for the Arts
(1601 Civic Drive.)

Begin your afternoon of fun at the Lesher Center for the Arts to pick up a map of participating businesses between 2pm-4:30pm. Children 10 & under must be accompanied by an adult.

Convenient parking available at the following city parking garages:
1625 Locust St. (next door to the Lesher Center)
1350 Locust St. (between Mt. Diablo Blvd. & Cypress St.)
Metered Parking throughout Downtown Walnut Creek

We look forward to welcoming you to this whimsical & ghoulish event!

Speed Dating at Walnut Creek Library (Horror Edition)

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Speed Dating at Walnut Creek Library (Horror Edition):

Walnut Creek Library
1644 N Broadway, Walnut Creek
Thursday, October 23rd, 2014
6:30pm | Free

Just in time for Halloween–share the horror of dating while optimistically searching for your next date. Singles in their 20’s-40’s are invited to the Walnut Creek Library on Thursday, October 23rd for another round of Literary Speed Dating.

The event is free and aimed at adults in their 20’s through 40’s. Participants are asked to come ready to tell a condensed version of their favorite horror story– could be a book or a movie that gives you the willies OR a tale of your worst date ever. Each participant will be given a number as their identification upon sign-in on the evening of the event. Each date will last approximately 5 minutes before participants rotate to the next person. Who knows? Your next BEST date could be waiting for you!
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