A new personalized grocery delivery service started by local Walnut Creek woman Brooke Dodson is open for delivery orders beginning today for anywhere in Walnut Creek, Lamorinda, Danville and a few other locations. For details on how it works click here and for their pricing page click here.
From their website:
Go-Getters was founded by Brooke Dodson, a girl who loves grocery shopping. As a kid, she loved trips to the store with Mom, eventually taking over the household shopping in high school. While studying Economics at UCLA, she worked as a personal assistant to a Beverly Hills family, and that’s when her idea for a personalized grocery delivery service first began to take shape. Since then, Brooke has worked in marketing in several different industries and received her MBA in Marketing and Strategy from UC Davis in 2013. Throughout her career and her education, she continued to assist friends, family, and colleagues with their grocery purchases. In 2014, Brooke decided it was time she took this passion, along with her education, creative energy, and entrepreneurial spirit to create Go-Getters. Based on the concept of putting the “person” back into personal shopping, Go-Getters offers busy parents, professionals, seniors, and small businesses personalized delivery of groceries and more. Go-Getters currently serves the East San Francisco Bay Area, with hopes for future expansion.
A Night of Comedy:
4 Orinda Theater Sq, Orinda
Friday, march 7th, 2014
7:00pm | $35
For the fifth year, San Francisco’s laugh-lovers will have the renewed opportunity to enjoy a champagne-filled night of comedy at the landmark Orinda Theatre on Friday, March 7th. The Orinda Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with Tommy T’s Comedy Clubs today announced the fifth “Live at the Orinda” event. Past events gained rave reviews for a great night on the town.
Advance discounted and VIP tickets may be reserved until March 6th using credit cards at the Chamber web site – www.OrindaChamber.org – or at First Republic Bank, 224 Brookwood Road. Tickets at the door (if available) will be at increased pricing. Advanced reservations are recommended, so attendees should reserve early.
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The women’s direct sales fashion line Etcetera is having a trunk show at Orinda Theatre Square inside the Allison McCrady Fine Arts gallery next to Subway. Check out the fashion website here and the gallery website here.
Jesus Christ Superstar – Special Screening:
4 Orinda Theatre Square, Orinda
Friday, February 28th, 2014
7:30pm | $12
See “Jesus Christ Superstar” at the Orinda Theatre on Friday, February 28th at 7:30pm. This is the first time the digital version has played in Northern California. There will be a Q&A with multiple stars from the movie including Ted Neeley who played Jesus.
Cal Inside the Locker Room:
2 Orinda Theatre Square, Orinda
Monday, February 17th, 2014
7:00pm – 8:00pm
Golden Bear fans are invited to come to Orinda Theatre Square on Monday, Feb. 3, for the second of four special editions of Cal’s weekly radio show, Inside the Locker Room, where they will have the opportunity to meet a number of coaches and student-athletes. The other remaining two scheduled dates in Orinda are Feb. 17 and March 3. Inside the Locker Room runs from 7-8 p.m. each Monday and can be heard live on KGO Radio 810 AM and online on TuneIn.
The Inside the Locker Room set for the Orinda appearances will be near Barbacoa Mexican Comfort Food. Fans are encouraged to make reservations ahead of time and reference “Inside the Locker Room” when making their reservation. Parking is available at the underground garage beneath the square.
A new gift shop called ECHO grove featuring hand crafted items from around the United States is coming to Orinda Theatre Square this spring. Items will include handpicked jewelry, iPhone/iPad cases and more for both women and men.
From their website:
A few months ago, my wife and I decided to open a gift shop devoted to 100% handcrafted items from across the USA. The ensuing months have been a blast, attending craft fairs, meeting really cool people that are doing really cool things with natural and reclaimed materials, just generally keeping alive the spirit of distinctiveness in a world of mass produced individuality. Every day made us believe more and more that people in general are hungry for a dose of the real in this increasingly virtual world.
So yesterday we signed a lease on #112 at Orinda Theater Square in beautiful downtown Orinda, CA (Now with an extra bore, no more disappearing lanes). Our little shop will be a haven where you can come in, browse at your leisure and learn more about the individual artisans that make the amazing and useful gifts for women, men, kids, pets and your home.
Be sure to keep an eye on this space, as well as following us on Facebook and Twitter, as we build our little shop and just maybe bring back an appreciation for the craftsmen, the artisans, the builders and the artists that are the true stars of our crazy venture.
Oscar Preview Party with Jan Wahl:
4 Orinda Theatre Square, Orinda
Sunday, February 9th, 2014
1:00pm | $15
Join us for our “Oscar Preview Party with Jan Wahl” at the Orinda Theatre on Sunday February 9th at 1pm. Beer, wine, and light snacks will be served. Reserve your seat online at LamorindaTheatres.com or at the Orinda Theatre box office for only $15.
Michael Friedes Design is opening in Orinda Theatre Square where the florist Anahid Designs used to be, right across from Barbacoa. Check out their completed projects here and find out about Michael Friedes here. I browsed their projects and think it looks amazing!
From their Facebook page:
Interiors designed by Michael Friedes are the result of rich layering, painstaking attention to detail and an environment that encourages the viewer to linger. Every project artfully meshes our client’s lifestyle with beautifully inspired details/elements, surprising features and refreshing functionality.
They are having a grand opening celebration tomorrow, February 7th from 5:30pm – 7:30pm at their new showroom in Orinda Theatre Square.
The Japanese restaurant Serika in Orinda Theatre Square is getting new owners based on a sign in their window. See sign below:
65 Moraga Way, Orinda
in October I noted that a new ‘fuscion’ resturant was opening in downtown Orinda on Moraga Way and it turned out to be none other than Danville-based MexCal, which opened last Friday. The Orinda location will also feature fresh tortillas made daily as well as mostly organic dishes made with locally grown vegetables.
The inside is spacious:
Check out the menu and photos of the bar after the jump… Continue reading