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EventsARF Free Adoptions in June
ARF is kicking off the Summer of Saving Lives and offering waived adoption fees for all dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens during the month of June. Adoption hours are noon-6 p.m. Wednesdays-Thursdays, noon-7 p.m. Fridays, and noon-6 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays at ARF in Walnut Creek. All animals are spayed or neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated. Go to www.arflife.org. Tony La Russa's Animal Rescue Foundation, 2890 Mitchell Drive, Walnut Creek.
EventsKiwanis Club of San Ramon Valley 4th of July Parade
The Kiwanis July 4th Parade is an incredible event which attracts over 40,000 attendees. The Parade starts at 9 a.m. and runs from the corner of Hartz and Railroad Avenues, continues down Hartz and San Ramon Valley Boulevard and ends at the corner of San Ramon Valley Boulevard and Sycamore Valley Road. Contact Parade Chairperson, Ron Kosich, at 791-2633 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Go to www.kiwanis-srv.org. Downtown Danville, Hartz Ave. and Railroad Ave., Danville.
EventsRun San Ramon 4th of July 5K and 10K Race
Run San Ramon 10K Run, 5K Fun Run and Walk will be at 8:15 a.m. on Saturday, July 4. Saturday, July 4, starting and finishing at the San Ramon Central Park Community Center. Cost is $35. Register at www.active.com search "Run San Ramon." Central Park Community Center, 12501 Alcosta Blvd., San Ramon.
Events'Conserve Water!' Video Contest
SoundPost Youth Foundation, along with a group of 20 high school students, will hold a video contest to raise awareness on the California drought. Open to anyone ages 14-18 in the Bay Area. The theme is "Water," and should be at most 2 minutes long. Due by July 10, voting will be July 15-Aug. 5. Winners will be announced at the award ceremony, held on Aug. 16 at the Santa Clara Valley Water District. Contact Pallas Wang at (510) 928-1799 or email@example.com. Go to the link below.
EventsBlues, BBQ and Beer Sunset Social
Enjoy a summer evening in the Garden from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, July 17 at The Ruth Bancroft Garden in Walnut Creek. With live blues music by HowellDevine, BBQ, and beer by Calicraft Brewing Co. Tickets are $15, advanced purchase required. Food and drinks sold separately. Call 944-9352 or go to ruthbancroftgarden.org. The Ruth Bancroft Garden, 1552 Bancroft Road, Walnut Creek.
EventsComedy Night in Danville
Local funnyman Scott Capurro will perform from 8-10 p.m. on Saturday, July 18 at the Village Theatre in Danville. A regular on the Sarah and Vinnie show on Alice radio, Scott Capurro regularly plays almost every comedy club in the English speaking world, including the Punchline in San Francisco, the Comedy Store in London, and the Comic Strip in New York City. Tickets are $20 presale and $25 at the door. Call 314-3466. Village Theatre Art Gallery, 233 Front St., Danville.
EventsSculpture in the Garden Event
For one month every year, Walnut Creek's Ruth Bancroft Garden transforms into an outdoor art gallery. Discover sculptures by artists from the Bay Area and beyond at this month-long exhibit and sale, from June 19-July 19. Admission is $10, $8 for seniors and students, free for children under 12 and RBG members. Contact Carol LePage at 944-9352 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The Ruth Bancroft Garden, 1552 Bancroft Road, Walnut Creek.
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.