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Planting Combinations with Suzanne Arca at the Gardens at Heather Farm in Walnut Creek on Oct 1st

Photo by Flickr user nationalgardenclubs

Planting Combinations with Suzanne Arca:

The Gardens at Heather Farm
1540 Marchbanks Dr, Walnut Creek
Saturday, October 1st, 2016
9:30am – 12:00pm | $30 ($25 members)

Want to plan out your backyard plantings like a real pro landscape designer? Learn the tips and tricks of planting combinations! Award-winning designer, Suzanne Arca comes to The Gardens on Saturday, October 1st to teach about blending different plants together in the same space. Learn what plants can thrive in shared beds, while providing contrasts of color and texture for visual interest.


Sculpt50 Opens in Danville Livery

Danville Livery

Last month we learned about a new fitness studio called Sculpt50 opening in Danville Livery on Sycamore Valley Rd. and they have now opened. Check out their schedule here and pricing here. The Megaformers shown below are currently the only ones in the East Bay.

From their website:

The Lagree Fitness Method™ is an efficient total body conditioning workout that burns 500-800 calories per session. This high intensity workout is low impact that is safe and fun for everyone of any fitness level. With each move, you will tone your muscles, strengthen your core, and increase your flexibility.

The state-of-the-art Megaformer™ is the powerful equipment that allows the body to move seamlessly and quickly from one exercise to the next. These quick transitions keep the heart rate up and effectively burn calories while in and out of class. This powerful machine will give you the workout of your life, working your muscles to failure without injury. You will shake and sweat, and you will become leaner and stronger.



‘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?