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Pear & Wine Festival at Moraga Commons Park on Sept 23rd

Pear & Wine Festival:

Moraga Commons Park
Saturday, September 23rd, 2017
11:00am – 4:00pm | Free

This is a family friendly event with activities for all ages celebrating Moraga’s Pear history!  Join your friends and neighbors for:  Entertainment with DJ RyanO, wine tasting with the Lamorinda Wine Growers Association, pear pies, jumpies, food, local artist booths, community booths, and more!

Question of the Day

Friday Question of the Day – Are you Planning on a Kitchen/Bath Remodel?

Earlier this week we learned that Porcelanosa Kitchen Bath showroom is opening soon in downtown Walnut Creek. Premier Bath & Kitchen opened a few blocks away earlier this year and Douglah Designs expanded their showroom late last year in Lafayette. With all these new kitchen/bath showrooms opening up, are you in the process of or planning on remodeling anytime soon?


Smuin Ballet Dance Series 01 at Lesher Center Sept 22nd & 23rd in Walnut Creek

Smuin Ballet Dance Series 01:

Lesher Center for the Arts
1601 Civic Dr, Walnut Creek
Friday, September 22nd, Saturday, September 23rd, 2017

Smuin’s Dance Series 01 features Michael Smuin’s classic Frank Sinatra tribute Fly Me to the Moon; the West Coast premiere of internationally acclaimed artist Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s magnificent Requiem for a Rose; and the return of Garrett Ammon’s playful and quirky Serenade for Strings, set to Tchaikovsky’s classic score.


Heritage Eats Coming to Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek

Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek

Thanks to a reader for pointing out this Napa Valley Register article stating that the Napa-based fast casual restaurant Heritage Eats is coming to Broadway Plaza in downtown Walnut Creek. Check out their menu here and find about the Heritage Eats story here. This looks to be opening next to Boudin Bakery. Stay tuned…

Considering how crowded True Food Kitchen is all the time I’m not surprised another restaurant is opening here.

From their website:

Heritage Eats is a globally inspired, fast-fine restaurant concept serving sandwiches, salads, wraps, rice bowls, tacos & more with a focus on elevated ‘daily life’ food from the Middle East, Southeast Asia, Latin America, and beyond.


Eddie Hart and Dave Newhouse: Disqualified at Lafayette Library on Sept 27th

Eddie Hart and Dave Newhouse: Disqualified:

Lafayette Library and Learning Center
3491 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette
Wednesday, September 27th, 2017
7:00 – 8:00pm | Free

Join us for an evening with Olympic medalist, Eddie Hart and award-winning sportswriter, Dave Newhouse as they discuss their new book Disqualified: Eddie Hart, Munich 1972, and the Voices of the Most Tragic Olympics which sheds entirely new light on the true story of the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, Germany.

A strong favorite to win the 100-meter dash and the title of World’s Fastest Human, Hart found himself disqualified from the 1972 Olympic event after arriving seconds late for a quarterfinal heat. Hart’s disappointment, though excruciating, was just one of many subplots to the most tragic of Olympic Games, at which eight Arab terrorists assassinated eleven Israeli athletes and coaches as the world watched in horror.

Eddie Hart earned his undergraduate degree from UC Berkeley and a master’s from Cal State-Hayward before embarking on a career as a teacher and coach at the college level. Dave Newhouse was an award-winning sportswriter and columnist at the Oakland (CA) Tribune prior to his retirement in 2011. This is his twelfth book.


The Song of the Nightingale Playing at Town Hall Theatre in Lafayette Sept 28th – Oct 21st

The Song of the Nightingale: A Musical Fairy Tale:

Town Hall Theatre
3535 School St, Lafayette
Thursday, September 28th – Saturday, October 21st, 2017

Based upon a Hans Christian Andersen fairy-tale, The Song of the Nightingale is a magical, musical romp for the whole family that reminds us that true beauty and worth is always found within. In an ancient empire in China, a beautiful Nightingale sings. Seeking to better her station in life, a lowly kitchen maid captures the bird and presents it to the Emperor. But the Emperor is soon distracted, and fails to see the plain little brown bird’s true inner beauty.