Spey Casting World Championship at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco April 21st – 22nd

Photo by Flickr user mcgrayjr

Spey Casting World Championship:

Golden Gate Park’s Casting Ponds
1232 John F. Kennedy Dr, San Francisco
Saturday, April 21st – Sunday, April 22nd, 2018
8:00am – 5:00pm | Free

Both members and the public are all invited to attend this event for free to watch the world’s best Spey Casters compete. Exhibitors will be set up around the ponds and there will be a lunch and a breakfast served for a nominal fee (free to competitors) on all three days. As in past years, there will be Men’s, Women’s, and Senior Divisions of competition. Registrants will have exclusive use of the ponds on Friday as a practice day and for the duration of the competition.


The Black Pack Playing at Up the Creek Records in Walnut Creek April 21st

The Black Pack Playing:

Up the Creek Records
1840 Tice Valley Blvd, Walnut Creek
Saturday, April 21st, 2018
6:00 – 7:30pm | Free

“Sunny’s soulful voice paired with his masterful melodies puts him and The Black Pack at the top of the list of Bay Area bands. Whether it’s their radio-ready original music or their ability to breathe new life into classic songs, the music will sure to have you tapping your feet and singing a long!”


Lemon Reopening in New Nearby Danville Location April 27th

178 E. Prospect, Danville

Lemon, a shop featuring gifts, baby, home goods and more which opened last year as a popup shop, is returning to Danville down the block where Pelican Rock used to be on East Prospect, next to Locanda Ravello. Check out their Instagram page here to see progress on the new store as well as products they will carry.

From their website:

Est. Lemon November 2017 with the goal to have an amazing gift shop featuring high quality items, organic baby/spa items, gifts people really want to give and get & carry local California items when I can!


Candidates Community Forum: Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Race at Lesher Center April 24th in Walnut Creek

Candidates Community Forum: Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Race:

Lesher Center for the Arts
1601 Civic Dr, Walnut Creek
Tuesday, April 24th, 2018
5:30 – 7:00pm | Free

Please join the Contra Costa County Bar Association and The League of Women Voters of Diablo Valley as they host a forum for the candidates running for the office of the Contra Costa County District Attorney. All candidates running for this office have been invited to attend.

Gail Murray, a long-time member of the League of Women Voters of Diablo Valley, a former Walnut Creek mayor and former BART director has been selected as the moderator for this free public event.

The format will include brief statements by the candidates and set questions from the moderator as well as the opportunity for the public to ask questions of the candidates. All questions will be screened for appropriateness.


Kona Ice Shaved Ice Truck Comes to Danville Farmers Market

Danville farmers market

Get your shaved ice from the new Kona Ice shaved ice truck at the Danville farmers market at Railroad & Prospect Ave. on Saturdays. They will be there at least through April. Check for updates on their Facebook page here. As you can see in the above photo, you add your own syrup near the bottom left of the truck. You can select multiple flavors but they don’t have straws, only spoons so eat it before it melts!

From their website:

Kona Ice Shaved Ice treats contain no artificial sweeteners, no high fructose corn syrup and no peanut derivatives. They are fat free gluten free, dairy free, and lactose free. Sugar free, dye free and Kosher certified products are available upon request.


Smallcakes Cupcakery and Creamery Signage up at Danville Square

Danville Square

In December we learned about a new cupcake and ice cream shop called Smallcakes Cupcakery and Creamery coming to Danville Square where zpizza used to be and their signage is now up so hopefully they’ll be opening soon… Check out their menu here. According to their FAQ, they will also offer pupcakes, “made with carrot cake, pumpkin, soybean oil, peanut butter and buttercream. Our signature Pupcake is then topped with a real Milkbone training treat!”