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Fall Fine Art Fair on Oct 29th in Pleasant Hill


Fall Fine Art Fair:

Pleasant Hill Senior Center
233 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill
Saturday, October 29th, 2016
10:00am – 3:00pm | Free

East Bay Artists Guild will host a Fall Art Fair on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 10 am to 3 pm at the Pleasant Hill Senior Center. Everyone in the community is welcome. There will be a wide range of artwork on display and for sale. Meet the artists. Celebrate fine art in our community. Special art activities will be set up for children. Refreshments will be served. Come join East Bay Artists Guild for a fun, creative, art-filled Saturday!


Hometown Heroes Festival in Martinez on Nov 26th


Hometown Heroes Festival:

Alhambra High School
150 E. St, Martinez
Saturday, November 26th, 2016
12:00pm – 4:00pm | $5

This family-friendly event will include, live music, bounce houses, cotton candy, silent auction, photo opportunity with Spider-Man and Disney characters, arts and crafts for sale and much more!!
Admission $5
This benefit is meant to raise awareness of the non-profit organization, Heart of a Hero, that helps empower children and bring joy to them and their families. Ricky Mena, dressed as Spider-Man, visits children who are sick, in foster care, and who are underprivileged and brightens their day with compassion, empathy, and friendship. Since 2014, he has visited around 7,000 children in need, traveling across the country, making a difference in countless people’s lives. He does this out of the goodness of his heart. All proceeds from this event will go to Heart of a Hero.
This community event is being presented and supported by Pleasant Hill’s NEW music school, Fearless Music Studios as well as by The Peter Pan Foundation.


Cheryl Wheeler at Freight & Salvage in Berkeley on Oct 22nd

Photo by Michael Sawi

Cheryl Wheeler:

Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse
2020 Addison St, Berkeley
Saturday, October 22nd, 2016
8:00pm | $30 ($32 door)

Have you ever seen Cheryl Wheeler at the Freight? If so, you already know. She tells hilarious stories, sings heartbreakingly beautiful songs, and makes an unforgettable connection with her audience. Singout! Magazine calls her a “rare artist” and praises her “strong poetry, complex melodies, and clever wit.” According to the website, “She has a rare gift for writing songs with lush melodies and lyrics of incredible beauty.

Question of the Day

Friday Question of the Day – Which Proposition(s) are you Most Passionate About?


With the election coming down to the wire here in California the battle over the dozens of propositions up this cycle is becoming heated with commericals and ads plastered everywhere. I can’t turn on the televsion for more than a minute without one coming on. Ranging from the death penalty, guns, sex, marijuana and of course taxes, the complete list can be found here. Are there any propositions you are passionately for or against? I’m reading through the guide trying to understand them all but it’s slow going.



Rad Tech at Orinda Library on Oct 22nd

Rad Tech:

Orinda Library
26 Orinda Way, Orinda
Saturday, October 22nd, 2016
10:00am – 3:00pm | Free

The Orinda library is hosting a Rad Tech Exploration Station on Saturday, October 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The interactive, science-based festival includes presenters, demonstrations, and hands-on activities. The event is free and open to library visitors of all ages.

Guest presenters include CUBIT, showing off their new CUBIT racer, Aerial Vue with outdoor drone demonstrations and CEO Ginger Kong of Miemode will introduce their virtual reality viewers.
Visitors will enjoy hands-on activities like easy-to-program rolling robots called Bee Bots, Cubelets, which show a fast and easy way to learn while building robots, and a green screen for interactive photo opportunities.

“Technology is such a big part of our everyday lives,” said Orinda Community Library Manager Sierra Campagna. “The demonstrations and activities we have planned will help people experience new technologies and show kids what they can create with a little imagination.”