Events

Pride Parade in San Francisco June 24th


Pride Parade:

Market Street from Embarcadero to Civic Center
Sunday, June 24th, 2018
10:30am | Free

San Francisco Pride is one of the oldest and largest LGBTQIA parades in the world. Contingents march through the heart of the city, along Market Street, with more than 100,000 spectators. This year we welcome over 280 contingents.

Question of the Day

What Summer Movies do you Plan on Watching?

In 1975 the movie Jaws was released about a great white shark terrorizing an East Coast beach town. In August, 2018 The Meg will be released, about a giant pre-historic megalodon creature which makes the shark in Jaws look puny. Is bigger always better? On that note, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is coming out today. What movies are you looking forward to this summer?

Events

Summerfest in Downtown Danville June 23rd – 24th


Summerfest:

Downtown Danville
Saturday, June 23rd – Sunday, June 24th, 2018
10:00am – 5:00pm | Free

This year there are 3 new Wine and Food Booths. R & B Cellar’s Ken and Barbara Brown return with tasting of their premium varietals. Next, say hello to our own Scott Bigelow of Boisset Wines. Scott and his wife Valerie will be pouring prestigious Boisset terroirs. Also joining us and pouring their award winning brews will be Danville Brewery. And don’t miss local favorites, The Growler and McGahs. They will both offer refreshment tastings. Finally, as in past years, we welcome back two popular chefs who will be preparing and serving cuisine ranging from Chicken Skewers to Tempura Fried Vegetables! Find them at the corner of Hartz and Church.

We have a great lineup of musical entertainment this year. On Saturday, the Breedloves perform as well as the Queen of Hearts Band. On Sunday, Stony Ridge Blue Grass Band strike up their instruments.Stop by our JavierStrong Fundraising DUNKTANK on both Saturday and Sunday – see your Danville Town and Chamber favs “get wet” for a good cause!The Classic Car Show shows off on Sunday with 50 of the coolest cars in the San Ramon Valley.

Real Estate

Waiting for Saranap Village…

I was walking near Morucci’s deli on Boulevard Way in Walnut Creek when I passed by a sign for Saranap Village. First proposed back in 2014, it has gone through various updates until the project was approved last year. It will feature up to almost 200 apartments/condos, a supermarket, coffee shop, sit-down restaurant and wine bar. As you can see in the above photo development has yet to start. Check for updates on their Facebook page here and renderings and FAQ on their website here.

Events

Saturday Night VIBE Comedy Show at Concord Pavilion July 28th


Saturday Night VIBE Comedy Show:

Concord Pavilion
2000 Kirker Pass Rd, Concord
Saturday, July 28th, 2018
$15

Headliner Jesus Trejo (“The Late Late Show” with James Corden, Comedy Central’s “Adam Devine’s House Party” and “Javier” on TBS’s “Sullivan & Son”)

Featuring Jessica Wellington (The Comedy Store, “Open” and “People You May Know”)

Hosted by Mike Falzone (“Mike in the Morning” podcast, “Dynamic Banter Theater” and “College Humor Live”)

Salons

Olivia Nail Bar Opens in Rheem Valley Shopping Center in Moraga

A new salon, Olivia Nail Bar, opened recently in the Rheem Valley shopping center in Moraga. Check out their manicure services here and pedicure services here.

From their website:

The salon was founded by Vanessa Schneider, a Miramonte High School parent. Familiarity with the area and love of the Moraga-Orinda community gave her the inspiration and strength to open Olivia Nail Bar. This upscale nail salon will bring friends, neighbors, and families together to pamper themselves, de-stress from the day, and spend quality time with each other.

Gyms

iLoveKickboxing Opening Mid July at Avalon in Walnut Creek


Avalon, Walnut Creek

The kickboxing gym iLoveKickboxing is planning on opening mid-July in the Avalon apartment complex near the Pleasant Hill BART station in Walnut Creek. Check out more details on their Walnut Creek page here.

From their website:

iLoveKickboxing is what happened when we took the workouts that get professional fighters so fit… and made them accessible to ANYONE looking to get in awesome shape.

But we didn’t stop there.

We added loud, energizing music to get your heart racing… passionate instructors who really care about you, motivate you every step of the way… and a community of support and friendship lifts you up when you’re feeling down.

Events

“3 Day Weekend” Motown, Funk, Rock at Moraga Commons Park June 21st


“3 Day Weekend” Motown, Funk, Rock:

Moraga Commons Park
1425 St. Marys Rd, Moraga
Thursday, June 21st, 2018
6:30 – 8:30pm | Free

You are invited to join your neighbors on Thursday evenings at the Moraga Commons Park for a relaxing free concert in the park. Bring your picnic blanket or lawn chairs to the grassy hillside in front of the band shell. Enjoy the music while your children enjoy the park. The volunteers of MPF will cook dinner for you with the Snack Bar opening at 6:00 pm.