The Spotted Cow Relocating to Downtown Martinez

2631 N. Main St, Walnut Creek

The vintage store The Spotted Cow is relocating from their Walnut Creek location, where they have been since the summer of 2014, to a “white metal barn” in downtown Martinez. March 25th will be there last day in Walnut Creek. Check out their website here.

From an email:

When we close our doors on March 25, we’re taking a few months off to regroup, recharge, and reSTOCK! When we see you again in the fall, we’ll look a little different. Rather than being open 5 days every week, we’re evolving to a quarterly model to better serve you with authentic, beautiful, stylish vintage and vintage-inspired treasures. What exactly does this mean? It means that 4 times a year, we’ll throw open the doors of our AMAZING, newly restored, white metal barn in downtown Martinez and invite you to a week-long vintage extravaganza! Expect guest vendors, beautifully curated and staged merchandise, special guests, workshops, demonstrations, food vendors, and more. Plan to join us for Thursday night opening parties with music, cocktails, and first dibs on the very best of what’s new, and to return throughout the long weekend for new finds, workshops, and more.


Co-Ed Kickball Season Starts April 12th at Heather Farm Park in Walnut Creek

Photo by Flickr use John Liu

Co-Ed Kickball Season:

Heather Farm Park (Field 3)
301 N. San Carlos Dr, Walnut Creek
Thursday, April 12th – Saturday, June 9th, 2018

KickballEB is back at Heather Farm Park! Games are Thursday nights starting April 12th. This league will be 8 weeks of regular season games, then playoffs on June 9th (10am-5pm). All teams qualify for the playoffs. You’ll either play at 7, 7:45, or 8:30pm each week. Space is limited for this season since we are playing back on Field 3 that can only fit 3 games per timeslot. Get registered early!



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.