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Seed and Plant Selection at Rodgers Ranch in Pleasant Hill March 7th


Seed and Plant Selection:

Rodgers Ranch Heritage Center
315 Cortsen Rd, Pleasant Hill
Saturday, March 7th, 2019
9:30am – 12:00pm | $40

Learn how to create, cultivate and enjoy a home garden through the lens of a changing climate. With more extreme temperatures, UV rays, and unpredictable water on the way, set up your garden for success by learning about soil management, choosing the right plants, and making other productive decisions.

  • Where to source seeds
  • How to read a seed packet
  • How to seed (attendees will take home seeds in trays)
  • How to choose seeding medium
  • Plant placement: the tall, the short, the early, the late, the sipper, the glutton
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Soil: More Critical Now Than Ever at Rodgers Ranch Heritage Center in Pleasant Hill Feb 29th


Soil: More Critical Now Than Ever:

Rodgers Ranch Heritage Center
315 Cortsen Rd, Pleasant Hill
Saturday, February 29th, 2020
9:30am – 12:00pm | $40

Learn how to create, cultivate and enjoy a home garden through the lens of a changing climate. With more extreme temperatures, UV rays, and unpredictable water on the way, set up your garden for success by learning about soil management, choosing the right plants, and making other productive decisions. Regardless of the size of your garden, you’ll learn how to be more self-sufficient, conserve water and energy, and build community with your fellow gardeners. Students will work on shaping and re-designing their own growing spaces. See your yard in a whole new light!

Soil: More critical now than ever
· How to read your soil
· How to improve soil, slowly and quickly
· Compost, Vermicompost
· Soil Amendments
· What are all those products at the nursery? How to read the labels

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WomenSing Presents Tales from the Caravan in Oakland March 8th


WomenSing Presents Tales from the Caravan:

Chapel of the Chimes
4499 Piedmont Ave, Oakland
Sunday, March 8th, 2020
4:00pm | $15 / $30

WomenSing unveils ancient tunes and lyrics about journey and shelter. Pieces in Arabic, Hebrew, Sanskrit, and Medieval Farsi weave stories of longing and compassion. Storyteller Dana Sherry joins with narration of stories of migrants presented between musical numbers.

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Laura Benanti’s Tales from Soprano Isle at Lesher Center Jan 31st in Walnut Creek


From Diablo Regional Arts Association (DRAA)

Laura Benanti’s Tales from Soprano Isle:

Lesher Center for the Arts
1601 Civic Dr, Walnut Creek
Friday, January 31st, 2020
8:00pm | $60

Tony Award-winner and five-time Tony Award nominee Laura Benanti is a highly celebrated stage and screen actress, who recently ended her critically acclaimed run on Broadway as Eliza Doolittle in Lincoln Center’s revival of “My Fair Lady.” She brings her one-woman act to the Lesher Center for the Arts and kicks off 2020 with charm, wit, and talent. Benanti performs alongside a pianist for a night that will leave you in awe and in stitches.

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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: https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/find-drive
Enter sponsor code: CCO

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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.

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Friendsgiving at Lindsay Wildlife in Walnut Creek Nov 21st


Friendsgiving:

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.

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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.

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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!

 

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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.