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Events

What’s The Buzz: Backyard Beekeeping at Rodgers Ranch Heritage Center in Pleasant Hill Feb 21st


What’s The Buzz: Backyard Beekeeping:

Rodgers Ranch Heritage Center
315 Cortsen Rd, Pleasant Hill
Thursday, February 21st, 2019
10:00am – 12:00pm | $25

Are you thinking about keeping bees? Or perhaps you just want to know more about these miraculous garden helpers and how to encourage them to visit your yard? Our expert from the Mt. Diablo Beekeepers’ Association, teaches us about bee biology, equipment, installation, seasonal management, bee-friendly gardens, and much more!

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Garden Design – Components and Connections at Rodgers Ranch Heritage Center in Pleasant Hill Feb 9th


Photo by Flickr user Darlene Roelofsen

Garden Design – Components and Connections:

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

Learn what needs to be incorporated for successful garden design and implementation

Participants will be able to: create a garden map, identify important property components, understand how elements affect each other, identify essential elements and begin ideas placement

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Permaculture: Partnering with Nature For a Better Garden at Rodgers Ranch Heritage Center in Pleasant Hill Feb 2nd


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Permaculture: Partnering with Nature For a Better Garden:

Rodgers Ranch Heritage Center
315 Cortsen Rd, Pleasant Hill
Saturday, February 2nd, 2019
9:30am – 12:00pm | $40

Learn how and why permaculture works. Redefine your definition and expectation of a garden. Learn how little effort is needed to work with nature for bountiful yields.

Participants will be able to: explain what Permaculture is, understand why it addresses climate weirdness, define their ideal garden, and begin gathering information to design their space.

Shopping

America’s Best Contacts & Eyeglasses Opens in Downtown Pleasant Hill Shopping Center


Downtown Pleasant Hill Shopping Center

America’s Best Contacts & Eyeglasses opened in the Downtown Pleasant Hill Shopping Center where Styles for Less used to be. Check out their Pleasant Hill page here.

From their website:

With over 600 retail stores across the country, and more locations being added every day, America’s Best delivers thousands of quality eyeglasses, contact lenses and safety glasses to our customers every day. Headquartered in metro Atlanta, we operate several of the highest-volume eyeglass manufacturing labs in the country.

America’s Best carries a wide selection of designer eyeglass frames, contact lenses and eyeglass accessories. Eye exams are available by a professional optometrist*, or you can bring in an outside prescription. Each of our stores is equipped with state-of-the-art optometric equipment to ensure that you get the best eye care available.

Events

Bounty From Your Garden: Fruit Trees 101 at Rodgers Ranch Heritage Center in Pleasant Hill Jan 17th


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Bounty From Your Garden: Fruit Trees 101:

Rodgers Ranch Heritage Center
315 Cortsen Rd, Pleasant Hill
Thursday, January 17th, 2019
10:00am – 12:00pm | $25

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. Master Gardener and fruit tree expert Helen Erickson will teach us how to choose, prep, plant, prune, and maintain our fruit trees. Special attention will be given to keeping them small through first and subsequent pruning (dwarfing rootstock doesn’t keep them small).

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The Snowman Diablo Symphony Concert in Pleasant Hill Dec 15th & 16th


The Snowman Diablo Symphony Concert:

Diablo Valley College Performing Arts Center
321 Golf Club Rd, Pleasant Hill
Saturday, December 15th, Sunday, December 16th, 2018
2:00pm | $35 ($17 youth)

Please join us for a special concert celebrating the season, featuring the classic Christmas movie The Snowman! The Diablo Symphony will perform live the beautiful orchestral soundtrack by composer Howard Blake. Along with the Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre’s Broadway Chorus, we will also perform festive holiday favorites!

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WomenSing Winter Reflections Concert at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Pleasant Hill Dec 12th


WomenSing Winter Reflections Concert:

Saint Andrews Presbyterian Church
1601 Mary Dr, Pleasant Hill
Wednesday, December 12th, 2018
8:00pm | $28

In this concert, not only will we sing songs celebrating Christmas, but also songs that inspire us to look deep into our souls and ponder life. Join WomenSing in an exploration of winter wisdom from sacred and secular traditions found in an ancient Greek Orthodox hymn, an Aboriginal songline, a soft Jewish Shabbat eve tune, a contemporary interpretation of early Chinese philosophy from the I Ching (noting encouragingly that even in the darkness there is light because “when the sun goes, the moon comes”), and a unique rendition of “In the Bleak Midwinter”, by American composer Frances McCollin, whose blindness in early childhood caused her to see colors when hearing music.