Earth Day Festival at Lafayette Library on April 26th

Earth Day Festival:

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:

Great food

  • 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®!

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Popping Fresh Vietnamese Sandwiches Opens in Concord

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.



Question of the Day

Friday Question of the Day – Are you Happy with your Cable/DSL Speed?


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.) :(


Design Dash – Progressive Shop Tour in Walnut Creek on April 25th


Design Dash – Progressive Shop Tour:

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.

We can’t wait to see you this Saturday!
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Main St. Kitchen Opens in Downtown Walnut Creek

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.


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Sunol Ridge Planning to Offer Alcohol Service until 12:30AM

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.


Run for the Health of It – Esophageal Cancer Awareness 5K Run/Walk in Walnut Creek on April 25th


Photo by Flickr user perspective

Run for the Health of It – Esophageal Cancer Awareness 5K Run/Walk:

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.

Fees Include~
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