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Fort Point Living History Day at Fort Point in San Francisco August 18th

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Fort Point Living History Day:

Fort Point National Historic Site
Long Ave & Marine Dr, San Francisco
Saturday, August 18th, 2018
10:00am – 5:00pm | Free

Fort Point is called to action once again! Experience first-hand the momentous era of the American Civil War from live re-enactors through infantry and artillery demonstrations, medicine in the 1800’s, music, Victorian dance and exhibits displaying the lives of men, women, and children of days past.
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Wild@Night – A Night at (Adults Only) Camp Lindsay August 24th in Walnut Creek

Wild@Night – A Night at Camp Lindsay:

Lindsay Wildlife Experience
1931 1st Ave, Walnut Creek
Friday, August 24th, 2018
6:00 – 9:00pm | $25 ($20 members)

Unleash your inner happy camper with this totally unique happy hour! Bring your friends, co-workers, loved ones, or fly solo on Friday, Aug. 24 from 6-9 p.m. Just like summer camp, we have a lot of activities happening especially for you:

-Scavenger hunt: Win a bald eagle feeding or handle a snake
-Meet-and-Greet with our iconic Lindsay animal ambassador, Lord Richard
-Watch as Dandelion, our desert tortoise, slowly roams her special “leave no trace” campsite
-Enjoy camp-style bites and desserts
-Sip and savor wine and CaliCraft beer

Mount Diablo Astronomical Society will help visitors gaze at the sky and California Academy of Sciences will host a geology table.


Lamorinda Idol Finals at Orinda Theatre August 19th

Lamorinda Idol Finals:

Orinda Theatre
4 Orinda Theatre Square, Orinda
Sunday, August 19th, 2018
11:00am – 7:30pm | Free

Lamorinda Idol finalists in soloist and group categories will compete at this free event throughout the day, culminating in the Lamorinda Idol 2018 winners being crowned in the elementary, middle and high school categories at 7 pm.

Audience members are an important part of the voting and will have the chance to cast votes for their favorite Lamorinda finalists on August 19th. Audience votes, combined with feedback from a panel of musically experienced judges, will determine who will be crowned 2018 Lamorinda Idols.


Hacienda Nights in Moraga August 10th

Hacienda Nights:

Hacienda de las Flores
2100 Donald Dr, Moraga
Friday, August 10th, 2018
5:00 – 9:00pm | Free

Join the fun at Hacienda Nights, featuring food trucks, lawn games & fun for all ages.

Food Trucks:

Yummi BBQ
Flavors of Cali
Cosa Nostra Pasta Truck
Sip & Slide
Golden Gate Gyro
Canyon Club Brewery


Gourmet Gallop in Downtown Walnut Creek August 9th

Gourmet Gallop:

Downtown Walnut Creek
Thursday, August 9th, 2018
6:00 – 9:00pm | $45

This one-of-a-kind culinary event, with wine-tasting stops, is not to be missed. All proceeds benefit Diablo Ballet’s PEEK Outreach Programs, bringing arts education to underserved students and at-risk teenagers incarcerated in the Juvenile Justice System.

Check in at Massimo Ristorante and then sip, sample and stroll your way through downtown Walnut Creek to the following locations:
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Nihonmachi Street Fair at San Francisco’s Japantown August 4th & 5th

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Nihonmachi Street Fair:

Post Street between Laguna and Fillmore St.
Saturday, August 4th, Sunday, August 5th, 2018
11:00am – 6:00pm | Free

The Nihonmachi Street Fair considers itself the original “melting pot” of street fairs, with many aspects of Asian-Pacific American life—and San Francisco’s cultural life—expressed through performance, tradition, art, music, food, and community outreach and service.


Planning a Winter Vegetable Garden at Lafayette Library August 7th

Planning a Winter Vegetable Garden:

Lafayette Library and Learning Center
3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette
Tuesday, August 7th, 2018
6:30 – 8:00pm | Free

Believe it or not, it’s time to start planning and planting your winter garden! Learn how growing vegetables in the winter has its advantages over summer vegetables and what allowances have to be made for the shorter days and less intense sunlight.