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PedalFest in Jack London Square in Oakland July 22nd


Jack London Square
Broadway, Oakland
Saturday, July 22nd, 2017
11:00am – 6:00pm | Free

The Amphibious Bike Race splashes down at 11am! Come cheer on veterans of Northern California’s Kinetic Sculpture Race as they get wet and win glory at Pedalfest.

Enjoy live music on Rock the Bike’s Pedal Powered Stage. YOU provide the power for this off-the-grid dance party. Hop on the custom-made generator bikes and pedal to the groove!

Get inspired! Make your own pedal-powered art, watch dare-devil stunts, and test ride wild, wacky and wonderful bikes at Pedalfest.


The Mission: Celebrate San Francisco’s Mission Culture Through Murals at Walnut Creek Library Aug 7th

Photo by Flickr user niels_olson

The Mission: Celebrate San Francisco’s Mission Culture Through Murals:

Walnut Creek Library
1644 N. Broadway, Walnut Creek
Monday, August 7th, 2017
6:00 – 7:30pm | Free

If you have ever walked through San Francisco’s historic Mission District, you’ve surely seen the colorful murals that pepper the streets of this dynamic, culturally rich neighborhood. But have you ever wondered what the story is behind each image?
Join photographer Dick Evans for this slide show presentation and lecture on the history and influence of Mexican and Central American culture in the Mission District. Learn more about some of the Mission’s most significant murals and the fascinating story behind them.


Whose Life is it Anyway? An Improvised Comedy at Lesher Center in Walnut Creek July 20th – 22nd

Whose Life is it Anyway? An Improvised Comedy:

Lesher Center for the Arts
1601 Civic Dr, Walnut Creek
Thursday, July 20th – Saturday, July 22nd, 2017
8:15pm | $20

From the folks who brought you Spontaneous Sitcom and The Improvised Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, comes Synergy Theater’s brand new adventure, Whose Life is it Anyway? An Improvised Comedy. You decide who plays the main character and where and when we will see them next. Her 50th birthday, her first crush, that time she got arrested…whatever you say! With that, we weave a spontaneous tapestry full of the joys and sorrows of the human condition. It’s an improvised romp through the life and times of the greatest hero ever born, a regular person just like you.

Running Time: approx. 2 hour 15 minutes, with one intermission


Makerfest at Lafayette Library July 22nd


Lafayette Library and Learning Center
3491 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette
Saturday, July 22nd, 2017
10:00am – 2:00pm | Free
Calling all makers, crafters, tinkerers, creators, and the just plain curious to a day of fun and discovery at the 4th annual MakerFest! Enjoy 3D printing, air-powered rocketry, robotics, weaving, music, and art. We’ll also introduce our new Pancake Bot. All ages and interests welcome!


Happy Owl Happy Hour at Lindsay Wildlife Experience in Walnut Creek July 28th

Happy Owl Happy Hour:

Lindsay Wildlife Experience
1931 First Ave, Walnut Creek
Friday, July 28th, 2017
6:00 – 9:00pm | $20 ($15 for members)

Come to Lindsay for this adults-only evening with “Happy Owl, Happy Hour!” Enjoy our spin on an adults-only happy hour that includes drinks, games and a trivia contest!
Join Lindsay from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, July 28 for a WILD Happy Hour! Come with your special someone, come meet that special someone or get the girls together and get out of the house to enjoy wine, beer, delicious delicacies and meet and greet the animals.

Calicraft Brewing Company is our premier beer sponsor and will bring their delicious brews to try!


Renegade Craft Fair in San Francisco July 15th – 16th

Renegade Craft Fair:

Fort Mason Center Festival Pavilion
2 Marina Blvd, San Francisco
Saturday, July 15th – Sunday, July 16th, 2017
11:00am – 6:00pm | Free

Hey San Francisco! We’re excited to return to Fort Mason Center Festival Pavilion for our second Fair of the year with an incredible summer celebration of independent craft and design! Featuring a carefully curated roster of local and national maker and artisan talent the fair will include exciting interactive features, a vibrant lineup of food vendors, craft libations, DJ sets, DIY workshops, vintage treasures, photo ops, and all-around good times to provide a truly one-of-a-kind weekend shopping experience.

Enjoy breathtaking views of The Bay and explore a curated selection of modern handmade goods including jewelry and accessories, art, fashion, ceramics, candles, illustration, stationery, home decor, cookware, apothecary, and more.


Movies and Music Under the Stars – The Secret Life of Pets at Civic Park in Walnut Creek July14th

Movies and Music Under the Stars – The Secret Life of Pets:

Civic Park
1375 Civic Dr, Walnut Creek
Friday, July 14th, 2017
7:00pm  (movie begins at dusk) | Free

Bring your family and enjoy these special outdoor moving screenings! Bring a picnic or enjoy dinner at one of the many local restaurants prior to the movie. Civic Park movies include live music before the movie. Please do not bring pets.


S’mores & Pizza at Sundown July 27th at Heather Farm in Walnut Creek

S’mores & Pizza at Sundown:

Heather Farm Park
301 N. San Carlos Dr, Walnut Creek
Thursday, July 27th, 2017
6:00 – 8:00pm | $5 – $10

After hosting hundreds of enthusiastic parents, grandparents and kids last summer, the popular “S’mores at Sundown” event returns to The Gardens on Thursday, July 27th from 6-8pm for its third year with another magical evening of homemade s’mores, live music, crafts, games and stories. And now, hungry families can enjoy slices of pizza before roasting their s’mores!

Kids will love wandering garden paths, making nature crafts, and dancing on the lawn to popular, family-friendly tunes by local singer/songwriter, Rebecca Jensen. Bring a blanket or portable chairs to picnic while enjoying your treats.

Admission fee paid at the door includes food and activities:

$5.00 per person for S’mores Pack (comes with one s’mores-making kit)

$10.00 per person for S’mores & Pizza Pack (comes with one s’mores-making kit, two slices of pizza, and a bottle of water)

Kids under age two are free (event admission only, no food packs)

Cash and credit card accepted


Summer Beer and Burger Pairings with Farm Creek at The Counter July 13th in Walnut Creek

Summer Beer and Burger Pairings with Farm Creek:

The Counter

1699 N. California Blvd, Walnut Creek

Thursday, July 13th, 2017

4:00 – 7:00pm

Walnut Creek local craft brewers, Farm Creek Brewing Company, is bringing out their latest limited edition summer brew innovations and will be on site to answer any questions you may have. Every Farm Creek summer selection has a perfect burger from The Counter to pair with it!
And even better yet, Happy Hour is extended to 7p! We’ll have $5 bites to nosh on with your brew!

All Farm Creek Brewery pints will be only $4 during the event!