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EventsChocolate Chip Cookie School, Grades 3-5
Celebrate National Library Week with this educational and delicious program! Learn chemistry, math, geography, business, culture, cooking, and our food system by deconstructing the classic chocolate chip cookie recipe in true detective style with Susie Wyshak, Co-chair of Good Food Awards from 4-5 p.m. on Thursday, April 17 at the Danville Library. Call 837-4889. Danville Library, 400 Front St., Danville.
Events4th Annual Earth Day Event
Get ready for a free and fun Earth Day event for all from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, April 19 at the Danville Library and Town Green. Picnic on the green and enjoy live music featuring local American Idol star, Rachel Rolleri, and more! The Charles M. Schulz Museum will also have a variety of eco-friendly activities and crafts for everyone inside and outside the library. Danville Library and Town Green, 400 Front St., Danville.
EventsIs Proposition 13 in Jeopardy
This year will be a real challenge for taxpayers and the most dangerous year yet for Proposition 13! Jon Coupal, the President of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayer’s Association, will talk about HJTA and its dedication to protecting Proposition 13 and promoting taxpayer’s rights at noon on Tuesday, April 22 at Crow Canyon Country Club in Danville. Cost is $25. Contact 837-5465 or email@example.com. Crow Canyon Country Club, 711 Silver Lake Drive, Danville.
EventsSheep Shearing Day 2014
The San Ramon Historic Foundation presents Sheep Shearing Day 2014, a unique opportunity to experience a day on the 16 acre Boone family farm, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, April 26 at Forest Home Farms Historic Park. This event has quickly grown into one of the San Ramon Historic Foundation’s largest annual fundraising events. Tickets available at www.srhf.org/. Contact Cindy Duffy at firstname.lastname@example.org. Forest Home Farms Historic Park, 19953 San Ramon Valley Blvd., San Ramon.
EventsDanville Library Book Sale
Fine new and used books for sale, children's, CDs, DVDs and vintage books at the Danville Library Book Sale, at 9 a.m. on Friday, April 25 (for members only); from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Friday, April 25 for the public; from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, April 26; and from 12:05-3:45 p.m. on Sunday, April 27 for the $5 bag sale! Danville Library, 400 Front St., Danville.
Events7th Annual Danville Spring Wine & Chocolate Stroll
Enjoy a fun-filled evening of wine tasting, decadent chocolates and shopping, from 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, May 8 in downtown Danville. Select merchants will host some of our area's finest wines accompanied by small bites and gourmet chocolates from local restaurants and shops. Pre-sale glasses are $25 each. Buy online at www.DiscoverDanvilleCA.com. Call 339-8330. Downtown Danville, Hartz & Prospect Ave., Danville.
EventsAAUW Garden Tour
The Danville-Alamo-Walnut Creek Branch of AAUW will host its 14th annual Garden Tour from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Friday, May 9 and Saturday, May 10. Begin Mother’s Day weekend with this self-guided tour of five of the loveliest gardens in the Alamo and Danville area. Light refreshments will be provided. All proceeds from the tour benefit scholarships, research and grants for aspiring women scholars. Tickets go on sale April 2 and can be purchased at the East Bay Flower Company in Danville for $35, $30 for seniors before May 3. Go to http://daw-ca.aauw.net/garden/.
EventsTea Enthusiasts Unite!
Come enjoy the weekend and sample exquisite teas and food from 10 .m.-4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, May 10 and 11 at Alden Lane Nursery in Livermore. Tea samples provided by Lustea Café and food samples from Plentiful Pantry provided by Alden Nursery. Go to www.lusteacafe.com. Alden Lane Nursery, 981 Alden Lane , Livermore.
EventsTaste and Toast of Chile
Join the Town of Danville for a spicy and savory evening during Taste and Toast of Chile, from 7-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 15 at the Danville Senior Center. Stellar wines, tasty tidbits and entertainment from the rich culture of Chile will be featured. Join for a chili taste-off as local restaurateurs compete for your vote. Tickets are $5 for residents, $6 for non-residents. Go to danville.ca.gov. Danville Senior Center, 115 E. Prospect Ave., Danville.
EventsWalk to Save Lives at Animals on Broadway
Join ARF for Animals on Broadway, a fun-filled free community festival for people and their pets on Sunday, May 18! The event kicks off with the Pet Walk, where hundreds walk to raise funds to save the lives of homeless dogs and cats. Register today and find full event details at www.arf.net. Broadway Plaza, , Walnut Creek.
EventsAnimals on Broadway (Goes Off Broadway!)
Join ARF in celebration of the special bond we share with our pets at this spectacular, free community festival from 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sunday, May 18 at Heather Farm Park in Walnut Creek! Call 296-3118 or go to http://www.arf.net/about/events/2014/aob.php. Heather Farm Park, 301 N. San Carlos Drive, Walnut Creek.
EventsArt & Wind Festival
Don’t miss the best festival in the East Bay! Enjoy arts and crafts booths, 3 stages, food booths, a large kids zone, professional kite flying demos and a hot air balloon launch. The festival runs on Sunday and Monday, May 25-26 at San Ramon Central Park. Call 973-3200 or go to www.ArtandWind.com. San Ramon Central Park, 12501 Alcosta Park, San Ramon.
EventsSan Ramon High School Student/Teacher Art Show
Be sure not to miss this exciting exhibit of mixed media artwork presented by the students and teachers of San Ramon High School. The quality and diversity of the work will amaze you. A reception will be held from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, April 5. The exhibit runs from April 1-June 25 at Dougherty Station Community Center in San Ramon. Go to www.sanramon.ca.gov/parks. Free Dougherty Station Community Center, 17011 Bollinger Canyon Road, San Ramon.
EventsDanville 'Pirate Quest' Street Fest
Shop, dine, and play in Downtown Danville during Danville’s Thursday Night 'Pirate Quest' Street Fest from 6-9 p.m. on July 10! Downtown Danville streets will be lined with fun booths featuring local merchants, services and community organizations. Bounce house, balloons, bistro dining and family fun for all! Call 339-8330 or go to www.discoverdanvilleca.com. Downtown Danville, Hartz & Prospect Avenues, 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.