Bounty From Your Garden: Fruit Trees 101 at Rodgers Ranch in Pleasant Hill on Feb 16th

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Bounty From Your Garden: Fruit Trees 101:

Rodgers Ranch Heritage Center
315 Cortsen Rd, Pleasant Hill
Thursday, February 16th, 2017
10:00am – 12:00pm | $20

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. Learn how to choose, prep, plant, prune, and maintain your fruit trees. Special attention will be given to keeping them small through first and subsequent pruning (dwarfing rootstock doesn’t keep them small). We will also touch on berries and go over differences in planting blackberries, raspberries and blueberries.


KoJa Kitchen Opening in Downtown Walnut Creek

1550 Olympic Blvd, Walnut Creek

Thanks to everyone for sending word that the Korean-Japanese restaurant KoJa Kitchen is opening in downtown Walnut Creek where Citra Grill used to be. Check out their menu here. They also have a food truck, has anyone been?

From their Facebook page:

The name “KoJa”, a shorthand for Korean-Japanese, was born from our founders’ desire to reinvent the way that Korean and Japanese cuisine is traditionally prepared and to create a unique Asian fusion concept that is both fun and delicious. From the get-go, KoJa Kitchen took the San Francisco foodie scene by storm with our signature creation, a burger made with garlic-flavored rice buns and meats seasoned with KoJa Kitchen’s unique sauce No. 96™. With growing popularity, we opened our first brick and mortar restaurant in 2014.


Ballet & Brews at the Cooperage in Lafayette on Feb15th

Ballet & Brews:

The Cooperage
32 Lafayette Circle, Lafayette
Wednesday, February 15th, 2017
6:00pm – 8:00pm | Free

Join the Lafayette Young Professionals and Diablo Ballet to mix, mingle, and network. Meet some of Diablo Ballet’s dancers and snap a picture in our “selfie station” with ballet props. A percentage of drink sales benefit Diablo Ballet’s PEEK Outreach Program to under-served youth and at-risk teenage girls incarcerated in the Juvenile Justice system.

Admission is free with The Copperage generously donating a portion of food and drink proceeds supporting Diablo Ballet youth outreach efforts. Join us for a fun and fantastic night!


Ghost the Musical Playing at Lesher Center in Walnut Creek Feb 10th – March 5th

Ghost the Musical:

Lesher Center for the Arts
1601 Civic Dr, Walnut Creek
Friday, February 10th – Sunday, March 5th, 2017

Adapted from his hit film by Academy Award-winning screenwriter Bruce Joel Rubin, Ghost the Musical follows Sam and Molly, whose connection takes a shocking turn after Sam’s murder. Trapped between two worlds, Sam refuses to leave Molly when he learns she is in grave danger. Desperate to communicate with her, he turns to storefront psychic, Oda Mae Brown, who helps him protect Molly and avenge his death. With music and lyrics from multi-Grammy winning pop music icons Dave Steward and Glenn Ballard, Ghost will reach into your heart and help you believe in the endless power of love.


Valentine’s Day Beverage Menu at True Food Kitchen in Walnut Creek

Photo from True Food Kitchen

Valentine’s Day Beverage Menu:

At True Food Kitchen, guests can celebrate with their loved ones this Valentine’s Day and feel great too! True Food Kitchen has created a delicious cocktail menu offered exclusively from February 10-14, 2017 and made with ingredients that support the anti-inflammatory diet. Menu highlights include: Hot In The Dark made with lime, ixá organic tequila, jalapeño, pomegranate or they Bow & Eros made with ginger honey, lime, pineapple, and spiced rum. For those not looking to imbibe, they can enjoy a Valentine’s Day inspired mocktail Love-A-Pear made with grapefruit, yuzu, and honey.

The full cocktail menu includes:

  • Hot In The Dark lime, ixá organic tequila, jalapeño,pomegranate
    Bow & Eros ginger honey, lime, pineapple, spiced rum
  • War Of The Roses rose petal, lime, pomegranate infused vodka, prosecco
  • Love-A-Pear lemon, honey, pear & vanilla infused bourbon
  • Red Moon (mocktail) grapefruit, yuzu, honey