Hope Walk on May 20th at Heather Farm Park in Walnut Creek

Photo provided Cancer Support Community

Hope Walk:

The Gardens at Heather Farm
1540 Marchbanks Dr, Walnut Creek
Saturday, May 20th, 2017
10:00am | $25

The Third Annual Hope Walk, benefiting Cancer Support Community San Francisco Bay Area (CSC), will take place on May 20, 2017 at Heather Farm Park in Walnut Creek. This will be a 5K (3.1miles) walk around scenic Heather Farm Park for friends and families to celebrate and honor all of those who have been touched by cancer and raise critical funds to support CSC’s free, comprehensive services and programs that benefit local cancer patients and their families. Continue Reading


J.McLaughlin Opens in Lafayette

La Fiesta Square, Lafayette

The New York-based clothing store J.McLaughlin, which we learned would be coming to La Fiesta Square in Lafayette (next to Starbucks), opened last Friday. Find out more about their story (founded in 1977) here, check out their online selection here and book an appointment with a stylist here.

Considering its East Coast origins I’m not surprised it reminded me of Vineyard Vines with a preppy look. In addition to an expansive women’s selection there is also a smaller men’s section including swimwear, perfect for the upcoming summer.


Trinity Center Gala on May 18th at Boundary Oak Golf Course in Walnut Creek

Boundary Oak Golf Course
3800 Valley Vista Rd, Walnut Creek
Thursday, May 18th, 2017
6:00 – 9:15pm | $150

Trinity Center would like to invite you to their 3rd annual Gala on May 18th at 6:00 PM at Boundary Oak Golf Course in Walnut Creek. We offer vital basic needs and services to homeless and working poor in our community. Essential services include assistance with employment and housing. Trinity Center is supported in large part by the community, and our annual Gala is vital to ensuring that we can serve our homeless and working poor adult men and women in Walnut Creek and Central Contra Costa County.

The evening will begin with a cocktail reception where guests will have a chance to mingle and bid in our silent auction, which features Giants tickets, golf packages and gift certificates to Walnut Creek’s best restaurants. Dinner will follow the reception. After which, guests will have the opportunity to bid on our live auction items, including a 7-night stay at the Manhattan Club Penthouse Suites ($1,000 for airfare included).
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Club Pilates Opening in Lafayette Plaza Center in June

Plaza Center, Lafayette

A new Pilates studio called Club Pilates, with over 200 studios nationwide, is coming to Plaza Center behind Whole Foods in Lafayette. According to a post card on the door the grand opening will be June 3rd and 4th where they will offer demo classes, 25% off all retails merchandise, earlybird discounts and hourly raffles & vendor giveaways.

From their website:

The widest array of classes available anywhere, designed to challenge students at every level and target exactly what you want to work on most.
Brand-new state of the art equipment in every studio, including not just Reformers, but the entire array of Pilates tools: the Chair, the Springboard, the Barre. And the TRX Training System. You’ll get a complete Pilates workout, every time.
The best value in Pilates, with unexpectedly low prices that allow you to dedicate yourself to Pilates for life.


Steampunk Masquerade on May 13th in Alameda

From vaudeviresociety Facebook

Steampunk Masquerade:

2201 Ferry Pt, Alameda

Saturday, May 13th, 2017

4:00pm – 2:00am | $49-$59

  • 1 Big Top
  • 5 acres of Big Art
  • Parading Art Cars
  • Multiple Indoor/Outdoor Stages
  • Play all day | Masquerade at Night
  • Bad Ass Bands | Ass-Bumpin’ DJs
  • Circus | Burlesque | Fire Performances
  • On the Water’s Edge in Alameda
  • Artisan Galleries & Gardens
  • Carnival Rides & Midway Games
  • Food & Artisan Vendors

Grab your goggles, shine your boots, and don your finest garb in anticipation of an event experience that you’ll never forget! Airpusher Collective is incredibly thrilled to be partnering with Vau de Vire to bring you the fifth installment of the rip-roaring, art infused, steam powered, Burning Man to the Bay experience. This year we’ll be docking the Airpusher Airship in Alameda and getting down all around Vau de Vire’s magical and monstrous Italian Big Top for a steampunk meets circus mashup extravaganza!