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You deserve a "girls night in" at ARF surrounded by precious pups and cute cats! Enjoy complimentary wine, martinis, and appetizers while you browse and shop for bling, purses, scarves, clothing, beauty products, and other items especially for women, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 2. Childcare available for $5 per child. Cost is $20. Call 296-3118 or go to http://www.arf.net/about/events/2014/women-unleashed.php. Tony La Russa's Animal Rescue Foundation, 2890 Mitchell Drive, Walnut Creek.
EventsPleasant Hill Art, Wine and Jazz Fest
Come to the 12th Annual Art, Jazz and Wine Fest from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 4-5 in Downtown Pleasant Hill. Enjoy live music, the KidsZone where SpongeBob SquarePants will be making live appearances throughout the weekend, and visit the Premium Wine Pavillion and Craft Beer Garden. Call 588-4846 or go to the Facebook page below. Pleasant Hill Art, Jazz & Wine, 40 Crescent Drive, Pleasant Hill .
The San Ramon Historic Foundation and Schubros Brewery presents Oktoberfest, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 11 at Forest Home Farms Historic Park in San Ramon. Enjoy live music and dancing, and beer available for purchase from Schubros Brewery. Featuring: Blow Musik!, Olympia Fields Brass Band, and Golden Gate Bavarian Dancers. Tickets are $30, includes, beer stein, one beer and lunch. Go to srhf.org. Forest Home Farms Historic Park , 19953 San Ramon Valley Blvd., San Ramon.
EventsLive Well, Age Smart
The Town of Danville presents Live Well, Age Smart from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 11 at the Danville Senior Center. Live Well, Age Smart will provide information for mature adults and their families, and will include the exhibitor hall, refreshments, lectures on health and wellness, free health screenings, and raffle prizes. Call 314-3490. Danville Senior Center, 115 East Prospect Ave., Danville.
EventsRuth Bancroft Garden Fall Plant Sale
The Ruth Bancroft Garden's Fall Plant Sale will be from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 11. With drought tolerant plants, succulents, cacti, CA natives, and Mediterranean climate plants. Garden experts will share tips for gardens with less irrigation. Unique garden gifts also available. Members pre-sale from 9-11 a.m. Free admission. Call 944-9352 or go to the link below. The Ruth Bancroft Garden, 1552 Bancroft Road, Walnut Creek.
EventsCommunity Boutique and Garage Sale
Reserve Space Today for this event that runs from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 11th. Great exposure on busy street. A parking lot space is $55 and an inside space is $70. Call or text Patty Ballard-Eberle at 997-7855. Our philanthropies and scholarships benefit from this event. Sign up early. Go to www.alamowomensclub.org. Alamo Women's Club, 1401 Danville Blvd., Alamo.
EventsEast Bay Singles Match Your Key Party
Match Your Key parties are the easiest, most fun way to meet new friends! Women get locks; Men get keys. Match them up, and possibly win a prize. The event will be from 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 16 at the Marriott Hotel in Walnut Creek. Cost is $10 at the door and includes complimentary appetizers. Adults of all ages welcome. Dress to impress. Call (415) 507-9962 or go to www.thepartyhotline.com. Marriott Hotel, 2355 N. Main St., Walnut Creek.
EventsFoodies! The Musical
One of the longest-running original shows in SF History comes to Danville, at 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 17; and at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 18 at the Village Theatre in Danville. This musical comedy takes a humorous look at the current food scene; restaurants, eating habits, trends, and how we eat. Don't miss the opportunity for a unique, laughter-filled evening. Beer and Wine available for purchase. Tickets are $24, $20 for seniors. Call 314-3400 or go to www.villagetheatreshows.com. Village Theatre, 233 Front St., Danville.
EventsEast Bay Walk to Defeat ALS
The Walk to Defeat ALS is an opportunity to bring hope to people living with ALS, to raise money for a cure, and to come together for something you care about. The Walk to Defeat ALS raises funds that allow local chapters to sustain care services and support research for much of the next year. Join at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 19 at Heather Farm Park in Walnut Creek. Contact Kenneth McElderry at (415) 904-2572 or email@example.com. Go to walktodefeatals.org. Heather Farm Park, , Walnut Creek.
EventsARF Halloween Party
Tony La Russa's Animal Rescue Foundation will host a Halloween Party for ages 3-12 from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25. Come in costume, play games, make crafts! Parent supervision is required. No pets please. $5 per child. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. Tony La Russa's Animal Rescue Foundation, 2890 Mitchell Drive, Walnut Creek.
EventsSRVHS Ski, Snowboard and Bike Swap
SRVHS is sponsoring the 36th annual ski, snowboard and bike swap from 10 a.m.-6 p.m on Saturday, Nov. 1 at San Ramon Valley High School. New this year are bikes both new and used. As in previous years a huge selection of new and used ski and snowboard equipment will be available. Consignments are taken Oct. 30 from 6-8 p.m. and Nov. 1 7-9 a.m. Admission is $5. Contact email@example.com or go to skiboardbikeswap.com. San Ramon Valley High School, 501 Danville Blvd., Danville.
EventsBg Craft Fest
Bedford Gallery brings together local vendors offering handmade crafts including jewelry, home goods, ceramics, artisanal food, and more, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 2 at Bedford Gallery in Walnut Creek. Craft Fest has become a tradition for Bay Area shoppers looking to find unique gifts for the whole family. Call 295-1417 or go to www.bedfordgallery.org. Bedford Gallery, 1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek.
EventsVeterans of Foreign Wars, Post 75
Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 75, San Ramon Valley - meets every third Wednesday of the month at the Veterans Memorial Building, 400 Hartz Ave., Danville. Doors open at 7 p.m., meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. For more information contact Post Commander Ernie Petagara at 362-9806. Mail to: VFW Post 75 San Ramon Valley, P.O. Bos 1092, Danville, Ca 94526. Or visit www.vfwpost75.org. Veterans Memorial Building, 400 Hartz Ave., Danville.
EventsVisit the USS Hornet
Across the Bay from San Francisco, take the family to visit the USS Hornet, a restored aircraft carrier in Alameda. The USS Hornet served in WWII and recovered the Apollo 11 astronauts. Tour the bridge, hangar deck, engine room, navigation bridge, captain's bridge, primary flight control and flight deck, or ride in the flight simulator. The Hornet is open daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is $14 for adults; $12 for seniors; $12 for military and students with ID; $6 for ages 5-17; children under 5 are free. Parking is free. The USS Hornet is at Pier 3, 707 W. Hornet Ave., Alameda. Call (510) 521-8448 or visit www.uss-hornet.org for details. Pier 3 , 707 W. Hornet Ave., Alameda.
EventsGlass House Museum Tours
The Glass House Museum, a restored Victorian at 19953 San Ramon Valley Blvd. in San Ramon, is open for tours the second Saturday of each month - at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m. - when you can step back in time to explore the site and participate in free activities. Next door is Forest Home Farms Historic Park with tractor museum, which offers tours at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Cost is $5; $8 for both tours on the same. Tour tickets can be purchased at the Gift Shoppe. For more details, call 973-3284 or visit www.SanRamon.ca.gov. Glass House Museum, 19953 San Ramon Valley Blvd., San Ramon.
EventsDanville Farmers Market
The Danville Farmers Market is open 9 a.m.-1 p.m. every Saturday at the Railroad Avenue Municipal Parking Lot, at the corner of Railroad and Prospect avenues. Get the freshest seasonal fare at the Danville Certified Farmers Market. You'll find fruits and vegetables direct from local farmers, along with fresh-cut flowers, bedding plants, fresh breads, and delicious specialty food items you can eat in the market or take with you to enjoy at home. Call 825-9090 or visit www.pcfma.com for more details. Railroad Avenue Municipal Parking Lot, Railroad Ave. and Prospect Ave., Danville.
EventsTour of the Blackhawk Museum
The Blackhawk Museum sponsors a docent-led tour of its Renowned Exhibitions at 2 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday. The tour is free with admission. For information, call 736-2280. Blackhawk Museum, 3700 Blackhawk Plaza Circle, Danville.