Pleasant Hill


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

Photo by Flickr user marthelelièvre

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.


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.


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

Photo by Flickr user hairflick

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).


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!


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.


Fat Baguette Lounge Opens in Pleasant Hill

548 Contra Costa Blvd, Pleasant Hill

A new restaurant featuring sandwiches, ramen, and udon dishes with karaoke rooms and pool tables called Fat Baguette Lounge opened last month where Game Zone used to be in Pleasant Hill. The karaoke rooms can be reserved for $29.99/hour  (up to 12 people) and the pool table can be used for $15.99/hour. Check out their menu here.

More photos including karaoke, pool rooms and ramen bowl after the jump… Continue Reading


Rooted Opening in Pleasant Hill this December

1941 Oak Park Blvd, Pleasant Hill

Rooted Coffee Co which has been offering plant based food and specialty drinks at the Walnut Creek farmers market for several years will be opening a storefront next to SlowHand BBQ in Pleasant Hill this December according to a sign in the window. To help with funding they recently wrapped up a Kickstarter that raised over $55,000. (h/t Diablo Dish)

From their website:

We believe in offering a quality product and experience. For us, it starts with sourcing beans that are exclusively organic & fairly traded. Farmers who grow fair trade products receive a fair price while their communities and the environment benefit as well. Rooted is interested in bettering the lives of our bean farmers as well as leaving a better world for the next generation. These farmers enjoy freedom of association, safe working conditions and fair wages. Forced child labor is strictly prohibited.

While our goal is not to save the planet, we do intend to be good stewards of our resources and try our best to make a minimal impact on the earth. We do this by:

– exclusive use of fair-trade, organic beans
– exclusive use of plant based milks
– exclusive use of compostable, petroleum-free cups
– exclusive relationship with one independent, local roaster

Did we mention that Rooted Coffee has a smooth and complex taste with an aroma that is incomparable?!