St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival in San Francisco March 17th

St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival:

Civic Center Plaza
335 McAllister St, San Francisco
Saturday, March 17th, 2018
10:00am – 5:00pm | Free

The 167th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in San Francisco is a well established event with historic ties to the city. The parade itself is a huge draw for attendees from all different demographics and ethnicity.

The Festival at City Hall provides a great opportunity for attendees to learn more about Irish history and culture while having fun at the event. A full day of activity is planned for the St. Patrick’s Day Festival at Civic Center Plaza and on Grove Street, from Polk to Larkin Streets.

The colorful festivities surrounding the parade will showcase Irish culture through live performances and entertainment, arts and crafts exhibitors, food and beverage concessions, children’s rides and inflatables, and non-profits booths representing the Irish community.


Beer Release Party at Hop Grenade in Concord March 18th

Beer Release Party:

Hop Grenade
2151 Salvio St, Concord
Sunday, March 18th, 2018
12:00 -2:00pm

The City of Concord is hosting its 2nd Annual Beer Release Party at the Hop Grenade and Salvio Pacheco Square in downtown Concord, in partnership with Visit Concord on Sunday, March 18, 2018 from 12 pm to 2 pm. This year Epidemic Ales, EJ Phair and Rachel Dunn Chocolates have come together for a very special and unique brew in honor of the city’s 150th anniversary. “Nifty-One-Fifty” is a Dominican Republic Golden Chocolate Stout, available to sample for guests of legal drinking age.
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Toys “R” Us Closing (or Selling) All US Stores

Last September we learned that the iconic toy store Toys “R” Us filed bankruptcy which ended up not affecting the new opening in the Veranda shopping center in Concord a couple of months later but as people have guessed, yesterday it was announced that all stores in the US will be closing or sold off according to this NY Times article.

From the article:

Liquidation sales will take place over the next few months, as the company clears the shelves at its roughly 880 Toys “R” Us and Babies “R” Us stores around the country.


Brides On Hartz Opening in April in Danville

422 Hartz Ave, Danville

Presence Gift Shop closed recently in Danville and a new bridal boutique called Brides on Hartz is opening in this spot next month in April. Check out the designers they carry here. In addition to wedding gowns they also offer wedding and event planning services here.

From their website:

Owned and operated by friends Ashleigh and Marissa, Brides on Hartz was born from their love of weddings, event planning and gorgeous gowns! Their desire to help create the same fond memories they have of their own special days for other brides, coupled with their fierce entrepreneurial spirit paved the way for their bridal boutique’s vision.


LaGAELrinda Day Community Fest on March 17th at St. Mary’s in Moraga

LaGAELrinda Day Community Fest:

1928 Saint Mary’s Road, Moraga
Saturday, March 17th, 2018
9:00am – 1:00pm | Free

LaGAELrinda Day Community Fest is a family fun day to showcase our local communities and have some neighborly fun. We will have bounce house, face paint, booths, activities, food and drinks. Come meet your local business, nonprofits, and the Saint Mary’s College communities!

Bring your friends, family, neighbors and pets!