Events

Celebrate Earth Day in the Garden on April 30th in Pleasant Hill

Check out the complete schedule here.

Celebrate Earth Day in the Garden:

Pleasant Hill Instructional Garden
1 Santa Barbara Rd, Pleasant Hill
Sunday, April 30th, 2017
1:00 – 4:00pm | Free

Enjoy a day in the Garden with fun activities for kids and adults – everyone Hear from local experts on topics such as smart irrigation, garden pollinators, and gardening with native plants. Take a tour of the garden led by University of California Master Gardener, Monika Olsen. Talk with local experts and organizations such as Wild Birds Unlimited, California Native Plant Society, Central Contra Costa Sanitary District, DVC Horticultural Club, and many more!

Real Estate

In-N-Out Burger No Longer Coming to Walnut Creek


2nd Ave. & N. Main St, Walnut Creek

Thanks to everyone who sent word that In-N-Out Burger is no longer coming to Walnut Creek. Last month we learned that a development was planned for the corner of 2nd Ave. and Main St. anchored by In-N-Out Burger but according this SFGate article the developer dropped plans for In-N-Out, “citing neighbors’ “concerns and anxiety”.

Question of the Day

Friday Question of the Day – What is your Favorite Local Sports Team?

This week we found out that a new Golden State Warriors store will be opening tomorrow in downtown Walnut Creek, conveniently located right next to the Giants Dugout store. Considering how well the Warriors have been doing it’s hard to find someone who is NOT a Warriors fan. I’ve always liked baseball and enjoy going to both AT&T Park for the Giants and the Oakland Coliseum for the A’s.

What is your favorite local team to watch on TV and to see in-person?

Events

Spirit of the Old West Series: Art of the American Frontier at Blackhawk Museum in Danville on April 29th

Spirit of the Old West Series: Art of the American Frontier:

Blackhawk Museum
3700 Blackhawk Plaza Cir, Danville
Saturday, April 29th, 2017
10:30am | (included w/ museum general admission)

Art historian Karen McWhorter discusses a century of art from the American West—from the era of exploration to the end of the frontier in the twentieth century. McWhorter will offer a wide-ranging presentation on western artists active between 1830 and 1930, and will examine the ways in which art was shaped by (and itself shaped) contemporary perspectives on the American West. This talk will draw its subjects and imagery from the collections of the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyoming, and will highlight the work of George Catlin, Thomas Moran, Albert Bierstadt, Frederic Remington, and Charles M. Russell, among other renowned artists.

Cars

Car of the Day

Check out this sweet 1959 Chevrolet El Camino, spotted on Hartz Ave. in Danville. Anyone know what that metal thing is sticking out behind the tire? To me it looks like a kickstand, but for a car.

Shopping

Rebel Art School Opens in Walnut Creek


1133 Bont Ln, Walnut Creek

A new art school called Rebel Art School recently opened in Walnut Creek down the street from Monaluna off Mt. Diablo Blvd. In addition to art classes for both children and adults they also offer summer camps and host birthday parties. Find out more on their website here. For background on the owner, Alexandra Harrison, click here. Check out their Facebook page here and Instagram gallery here.

I love the name of this school and their motto, “an art school for the rebels, the rule followers, and everyone in between.” and how the owner believes that, “there is no right or wrong way to make art, and mistakes are merely happy accidents that allow us to discover new ideas, problem solve, and think outside the box.”

From the owner:

We offer a safe and engaging space for kids and adults to be inspired and creative. Classes range from drawing, painting, mixed media, sculpture, to printmaking while focusing on classical and inventive techniques, terminology, and history. Students can choose to attend classes, camps, workshops, as well as parties to come create original artworks with us.

More photos of the inside after the jump… Continue Reading

Events

A Plastic Ocean Playing at Town Hall Theatre in Lafayette on April 28th

A Plastic Ocean:

Town Hall Theatre
3535 School St, Lafayette
Friday, April 28th, 2017
7:30pm | $10

Sustainable Lafayette presents a special showing of A Plastic Ocean at Town Hall Theatre. Proceeds will go to Town Hall Theatre’s effort to eliminate the use of plastic bottles in our building.

A feature-length adventure documentary that brings to light the consequences of our global disposable lifestyle. We thought we could use plastic once and throw it away with negligible impact to humans and animals. That turns out to be untrue.

Shopping

Help Flashlight Books open in Walnut Creek

Help Walnut Creek get an independent children’s bookstore by supporting the Flashlight Books Indiegogo campaign here. Check out their Facebook page here. In addition to selling books they also plan to, “host events, create a tutoring space, and run programs for kids and teens.”

From an email:

My name is Shoshana Smith, and I am currently working to open up an independent children’s bookstore in Walnut Creek. We’re running an Indiegogo campaign right now to help raise funds for start-up costs, and I was wondering if it would be possible to have our story and campaign mentioned in your coverage. I think it would be of great interest to the Walnut Creek and surrounding community, and we’d really like to reach out to those community members who would be our future friends and patrons!