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Contra Costa Oncology Blood Drive on Jan 24th in Walnut Creek

Contra Costa Oncology Blood Drive:

Contra Costa Oncology
500 Lennon Ln, Walnut Creek
Friday, January 24th, 2020
10:00am – 4:00pm

Advance sign-ups are required! We need 15 more sign-ups by this Friday! Contra Costa Oncology is partnering with the American Red Cross for a blood drive. We’re bringing out the big bus before the big game :). Anyone who donates will automatically be entered for a drawing for a $100 Best Buy gift card!

Sign up for your time slot:
Enter sponsor code: CCO


WomenSing Presents The Light of Hope Returning Dec 11th in Pleasant Hill

WomenSing Presents The Light of Hope Returning:

Saint Andrews Presbyterian Church
1601 Mary Dr, Pleasant Hill
Wednesday, December 11th, 2019
8:00pm | $28 ($10 y/o or younger)

WomenSing is thrilled to announce an exciting large-scale commission by renowned composer, Shawn Kirchner.

Inspired by the album Folkjul, a Christmas suite influenced by Swedish folk traditions, WomenSing’s artistic director, Ofer dal Lal, invited Mr. Kirchner to dream up a concert-length American “folk Yule”.The work features a combination of Mr. Kirchner’s instrumental improvisations and carol settings from American song and spiritual traditions. Mr. Kirchner has woven these carols and songs into a dramatic arc which tells of the return of light after dark times.


Friendsgiving at Lindsay Wildlife in Walnut Creek Nov 21st


Lindsay Wildlife Experience
1931 1st Ave, Walnut Creek
Thursday, November 21st, 2019
6:00 – 9:00pm | $25 ($20 members)

Join Lindsay for the WILDEST happy hour in the East Bay. Come celebrate the harvest with friends, animals, live music, drinks, crafts, and games. Bring a can of food to donate to the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano and get a free raffle ticket.


Armenian Food Festival Nov 9th in San Francisco

Armenian Food Festival:

Calvary Armenian Congregational Church
725 Brotherhood Way, San Francisco
Saturday, November 9th, 2019
12:00 – 8:00pm | Free

Join us for Calvary Armenian Congregational Church’s 38th annual Armenian Food Festival! Come and enjoy a day full of authentic, fresh Armenian food and pastries, traditional Armenian music and dance, fun crafts and games, and a raffle!

Whether you’re Armenian or not, young or old, carnivore or vegan there will be something for you to enjoy here! Don’t miss out on a great time with friends, family, and the community at large.


Dia de Los Muertos in San Francisco Nov 2nd

Photo by Flickr user marysolra

Dia de Los Muertos:

22nd & Bryant
San Francisco
Saturday, November 2nd, 2019
7:00pm | Free

Start at Bryant and 22nd Street. Walk up to Mission make a left, down to 24th and make another left. Travel down 24th to San Bruno Ave and make a right. Walk to the park and enjoy the Festival of Altars in its new location.. Please bring flowers, votive candles, photos, and offerings. This is an alcohol free family event. All are welcome!



Mustache Gracias – Cancer Support Community Fundraiser at Ruth Bancroft Garden in Walnut Creek Nov 7th

Mustache Gracias – Cancer Support Community Fundraiser:

Ruth Bancroft Garden
1552 Bancroft Rd. Walnut Creek
Thursday, November 7th, 2019
6:00 – 9:00pm – $25

Tickets are limited and must be purchased in advance.
Tickets are 2 for $45 or 1 ticket for $25. Kids tickets are available for $10.

Tickets include:

1 item from the Madd Mex Food Truck Menu

1 drink ticket = 2 beers or 1 margarita (additional drink tickets are available for purchase)
The Whiskey Chaser will be on site mixing up all our handcrafted margaritas!

Enter the raffle for amazing prizes – including front row Golden State Warriors tickets!!
Raffle Tickets: $20 each // 2 for $35 // 3 for $55

Enter the Sweetest Stache Contest for your chance to win a $100 Visa gift card.


International Archaeology Day at the Presidio in San Francisco Oct 26th

Photo by Flickr user Hollywata

International Archaeology Day:

Presidio Archaeology Lab (behind the Presidio Officers’ Club)
48 Hardie Ave, San Francisco
Saturday, October 26th, 2019
11:00am – 2:00pm

Join us for an open house and meet local archaeologists from around the Bay Area, take a look behind the scenes at the Presidio Archaeology Lab, and explore how science and technology merge to help uncover and document the past!

Archaeologists from San Francisco State University, California State University, East Bay, Sonoma State University, the City of San Francisco, the Veterans Curation Program and more will offer hands-on activities suitable for kids and families. Guests will get a behind-the-scenes introduction to the Presidio’s Archaeology Lab, Collections Facility, and the chance to view 200 year-old standing adobe walls (older than the city of San Francisco itself!). Kids of all ages will also have the chance to get muddy at our adobe-making station!


Craft Fest at Bedford Gallery in Walnut Creek Nov 16th

Craft Fest:

Bedford Gallery
1601 Civic Dr, Walnut Creek
Saturday, November 16th, 2019
10:00am – 5:00pm | Free

On November 16, the best of the Bay Area’s independent crafters and artisans will share their work at the hugely popular Bedford Craft Fest, now in its twelfth year. This carefully curated marketplace is a holiday season staple for unique handmade gifts, from jewelry and food to home goods. Our festive celebration features the Bay Area’s top maker talent, with a prominence of East Bay artisans and an additional mix of vendors from San Francisco, Sacramento and San Jose. This year, visitors will also have the delight of experiencing the mouthwatering exhibition, Off Menu, which features artists who work in a range of media to depict the objects of our culinary desire.


Lafayette Juniors Rummage Sale Oct 5th at Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church

Photo from Lafayette Juniors

Lafayette Juniors Rummage Sale:

Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church
49 Knox Dr, Lafayette
Saturday, October 5th, 2019
8:00am – 2:00pm | Free ($10 for 7am early bird entrance)

Pre-loved designer clothes, baby and kid clothes, toys, children’s gear, furniture, household goods, and much more. Cash and credit cards accepted. All sale proceeds benefit local non-profits that serve children, families, and communities in need. “There is something for everyone at the Lafayette Juniors’ Annual Rummage Sale — from designer clothing and shoes to home goods and toys for all ages.”


Ralph Peterson & The Messenger Legacy Sextet: Art Blakey’s Centennial Year at Lesher Center in Walnut Creek Aug 24th

Ralph Peterson & The Messenger Legacy Sextet: Art Blakey’s Centennial Year:

Lesher Center for the Arts
1601 Civic Dr, Walnut Creek
Saturday, August 24th, 2019

The Messenger Legacy is an elite line-up of six alumni of one of jazz’ most influential bands — Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers. The performance commemorates the centennial of Blakey’s birth and honors the legacy of the man whose bands became one of the most important institutions of apprenticeship in American music history. Among those Blakey nurtured in their early careers are Wayne Shorter, Horace Silver, Chick Corea, and Wynton Marsalis. Drummer Ralph Peterson leads the legacy band. He was selected by Blakey to play alongside him in 1983 in the Messenger’s two-drummer big band. The band is intergenerational featuring alto saxophonist Bobby Watson, tenor saxophonist Bill Pierce, who were mainstays in the late 70s and 80s, bassist Essiet Essiet from Nigeria, trumpeter Brian Lynch, and pianist Geoffrey Keezer.