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Murder at the de Young Scavenger Hunt:
de Young Museum
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr, San Francisco
Saturday, February 18th, 2017
2:00pm | $20 (doesn’t include museum admission)
The hunt is played on teams of two to six people. Total running time is approximately 2.5 hours.
Someone, or something, has been bumping off museum staffers involved in acquiring an ancient Aztec relic. Is it the dreaded Curse of Itlkilyu? Or is a serial killer on the loose? Your team of sleuths will have to crack a hieroglyphic code and uncover the museum’s secrets to stop the killings. For murder hunts, we strongly recommend hunting with a team of three or more. If you sign up with fewer than three people, we suggest pairing up with others at the start of the hunt to form a larger team.
Author and Cartoonist Betsy Streeter:
Lafayette Library and Learning Center
3491 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette
Thursday, February 16th, 2017
7:00 – 8:30pm | Free
Novelist, sci-fi writer, and syndicated cartoonist Betsy Streeter will discuss the second installment in her Silverwood trilogy – Silver Shard – and share the inspiration behind her latest project, Drooly Dog, a small distribution, hand-drawn “zine”.
Free, Refreshments provided.
Photo by Flickr user ginnerobot
The Vagina Monologues Planned Parenthood Fundraiser:
Mt. Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church
55 Eckley Lane, Walnut Creek
Friday, February 24th, Sunday, February 26th, 2017
Women from throughout the East Bay will unite to perform benefit performances of Eve Ensler’s THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES produced by Galatean Players Ensemble Theatre in association with Our Whole Lives of the Mt. Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church.
“In this current political climate, I wanted to do something positive,” said director Kathryn G. McCarty, who assembled a group of 27 actresses who share a common belief that they need to take action. The group is rallying around Northern California Planned Parenthood.
Photo by Flickr user valkrye131
Bounty From Your Garden: Fruit Trees 101:
Rodgers Ranch Heritage Center
315 Cortsen Rd, Pleasant Hill
Thursday, February 16th, 2017
10:00am – 12:00pm | $20
Fresh fruit off your tree is so much better than what you find in stores! The best time to plant fruit trees and berries is in January and February, when nurseries have the best selection of bare root plants. Learn how to choose, prep, plant, prune, and maintain your fruit trees. Special attention will be given to keeping them small through first and subsequent pruning (dwarfing rootstock doesn’t keep them small). We will also touch on berries and go over differences in planting blackberries, raspberries and blueberries.
Mountain Shadow Film Society
Oscar Nominated Shorts:
Walnut Creek Library
1644 N. Broadway, Walnut Creek
Friday, February 10th, Saturday, February 11th, 2017
Oscar buffs will have the opportunity to see a selection of short films nominated for an Academy Award this month at Mountain Shadow Film Society.
1. Piper – Directed by Alan Barillaro, USA, 6 minutes Animated
2. Sing – Directed by Kristof Deak, Hungary, 25 minutes OK Live Action
3. Ennemis Interieurs – Directed by Selim Aazzazi, France, 28 min OK] Live Action
4. Pearl – Directed by Patrick Osborne, USA, 6 minutes Animated
5. Timecode – Directed by Juanjo Gimenez Pena, Spain, 15 minutes OK Live Action
6. 4.1 Miles – Directed by Daphne Matziaraki, USA, 22 minutes Doc
7. La Femme et la TGV Directed by Timo von Gunten, Switzerland, 30 min Live Action