See’s Candies Open through Dec 24th at Rheem Valley Shopping Center in Moraga

Rheem Valley Shopping Center, Moraga

See’s Candies is open for the holiday season through December 24th at Rheem Valley Shopping Center in Moraga.

From an email:

Pick out your favorite high quality See’s candy from a wide assortment; shipping to friends and family is available right there. All proceeds support many humanitarian non-profits that serve our community and are chosen by Kiwanian members.


Dos Coyotes Border Cafe Closes at Willows Shopping Center in Concord

Willows Shopping Center, Concord

Dos Coyotes Border Cafe, which opened a few years ago at the Willows shopping center in Concord, has closed. I wonder if they held out a little longer whether the increased foot traffic from Half Price Books opening next door would have made any difference? Thanks to a reader for sending word about the closing.


Club Pilates Opens at Downtown Pleasant Hill Shopping Center

Downtown Pleasant Hill Shopping Center

Club Pilates opened recently at the Downtown Pleasant Hill Shopping Center. Check out the Pleasant Hill class schedule here.

From their website:

The full-body, low-impact workouts offered at Club Pilates provide a high-impact challenge to the stabilizing muscles of the core. Unlike the mat Pilates classes offered in many gym settings, Club Pilates offers classes using an array of specialized equipment, including the Reformer, EXO-Chair, Bosu Ball, TRX Suspension Trainer, springboards and more.


Jack’s Reopens after Remodel at Downtown Pleasant Hill Shopping Center

Downtown Pleasant Hill Shopping Center

The restaurant and bar Jack’s recently reopened after a ten day interior remodel and newly revamped menu at the Downtown Pleasant Hill Shopping Center. The inside is quite spacious with a bar area with TVs, outdoor patio, and additional dining space upstairs. I had an opportunity to dine there recently and enjoyed the experience, particularly the Thai steak salad, which was very tasty. For dessert the Galaktoboureko, which is a, “traditional Greek dessert, semolina custard rolled in phyllo pastry, apricot-orange blossom preserve, pistachio ice cream”, hit all the right spots. Check out their menus here. There are so many options to choose from in a family friendly environment that I’ll be sure to check this place out with my family.

From their website:

We’re open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks. It’s a family run business with a focus on genuine, old school hospitality. Jack’s welcomes guests with an extensive menu that reflects the Marcovici family’s Greek-American heritage and the natural bounty of their California home.

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Half Price Books Opens at Willows Shopping Center in Concord

Willows Shopping Center, Concord

Half Price Books, which features, “new and used books, magazines, comics, records, videos, CDs, DVDs and collectible items” opened last week at Willows shopping center in Concord, moving from their previous spot across from Todos Santos Plaza. When I visited over the weekend it was packed full of shoppers and it manages to fit a lot more products than I imagined it would. Check out the Concord page here.

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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.


Beyond Active Opens in Danville

166 E. Prospect Ave, Danville

The boutique Beyond Active opened recently in Danville. Check out their online selection here.

From their website:

This crazy journey started almost three years ago in Danville, California. As a mom of three children, I set out to find a purpose. When I was approached by a friend to take what she started and make it something bigger, I jumped on it! My passion for working out, fitness and shopping and activewear, all came into one love. Beyond Active is a place to find everything you love about women, men, and children’s activewear and wellness!