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EventsHeirloom Tomato Plant Sale
Thousands of unique heirloom tomato plants will be available for purchase from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, April 4 and 11 at Our Garden in Walnut Creek. There are more than 58 proven varieties, many unavailable at local nurseries; pollinated, non-GMO seeds. BYOB (boxes. Tomato plants are $3 each. Cash or check only. Call 646-6586. Our Garden, Contra Costa Master Gardeners’ demonstration garden, N. Wiget Lane and Shadelands Drive, Walnut Creek.
EventsAARP Tax-Aide Tax Preparation Service
Free Tax-Preparation Service by IRS trained tax preparers for residents of Danville and San Ramon. Call for appointment: St Isidore Ministry Center, Danville, 480-7202, San Ramon Senior Center, 973-3250 and Meadow Wood at Alamo Creek (ask for Laurie), Danville, 309-4670. AARP Tax-Aide Free Tax Preparation Svc, Various sites Danville & San Ramon, Danville, San Ramon.
EventsShake off the Winter Blues: Spring Plant Sale
The Ruth Bancroft Garden's annual Spring Plant Sale is the Bay Area's best source for drought tolerant plants, succulents, cacti, California natives, and members of the Protea family. Featured succulents include Agaves, Aloes, and Echeverias. The sale will be from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. April 11-16 at The Ruth Bancroft Garden in Walnut Creek. Visit www.ruthbancroftgarden.org/rbgarden/pages/otherevents.html for more information. The Ruth Bancroft Garden, 1552 Bancroft Road, Walnut Creek.
EventsSheep Shearing Day
Sheep Shearing Day is a unique opportunity to experience a day on the 16 acre Boone family farm. This event has quickly grown into one of the San Ramon Historic Foundation's largest annual fundraising events, drawing over 1,000 community members. From 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, April 18 at Forest Home Farms Historic Park in San Ramon. Before April 13, cost is $5 for adults, $3 for children 3-12, under 3 free. Forest Home Farms Historic Park, 19953 San Ramon Valley Blvd, San Ramon.
Events5th Annual Town of Danville Earth Day
The Earth Day Event is a free, fun, hands-on event that for participants of all ages interested in sustainable practices, pollution prevention, eco-friendly gardening, energy efficiency, waste reduction, recycling, water conservation, fuel-efficiency, green building options and much more. Join on Sunday, April 19. Contact email@example.com.
EventsContra Costa Commission for Women
Contra Costa Women's Commission is inviting the public to an open house and committee meeting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 21 in Rep. Candace Andersen's Lafayette Office. The public will have an opportunity to meet with Commissioners to find out about its purpose, objectives and how to be involved. Refreshments provided. For more information, contact Commission Chair Dr. Julianna Hynes at firstname.lastname@example.org. Rep. Candace Andersen's Lafayette Office, 3338 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette.
EventsWalt Whitman Live!
In this special Poetry Month performance, actor and writer Tim Holt presents Whitman's life and work in poetry and prose at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 27 at the Danville Library. Witness America's Poet of the Open Road as he celebrates the energy, the sprawling expanse and diversity of America in the mid-19th century. Call 837-4889. Danville Library, 400 Front St. , Danville.
Northern California Pug Club presents the 20th Annual "Pugtacular" from noon-4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 7 at The Grange Hall in Danville. The region's largest gathering of pugs and their fans features fun and games, contests (i.e. best costume, curliest tail), raffles, pictures with "Santa Paws" and more. Benefits Pug Rescue. Cost is $5 for adults, $2 for kids 6-12, free for 5 and under. Contact Lucia Torres Simon at email@example.com. The Grange Hall, 743 Diablo Road, Danville.
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.