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Danville Express

Living - June 6, 2008

Garden tour includes motoring memories

Spend a lovely June day in the gardens

The fifth annual "Memories in the Garden" tour tomorrow, June 7, will rev up some motoring memories. On the tour, which has eight sites in Danville and Alamo, is one home with an oversize garage where 10 classic cars will be displayed, including a 1929 restored Model A Ford, two racing cars and a World War II Jeep. Murals of racing scenes surround part of the garage.

The self-guided tour benefits Valley Oak Respite Center. Tickets for $30 and the self-guided tour map can be purchased at 7 Creekledge Court in Danville, off Diablo Road almost opposite Mt. Diablo Scenic Boulevard. This is also the site of a silent auction to be held midday with light refreshments.

On the tour are an English-style garden with a formal rose section, a variety of flowering plants intermingling with statuary, and a conservatory imported from England as well as a gazebo with a nearby fern glen and orchard.

Among the volunteers at the gardens will be mother-and-daughter team belonging to the National Charity League. Coordinator Joy Reynold said each pair will welcome guests for three-hour intervals. The gardens will be open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. For information, call 956-9269.

Valley Oak Respite Center, held at Danville Congregational Church's social hall, is a place where frail seniors and those with early stage dementia can socialize and engage in activities while their caregivers take a break.

Garden tour

What: "Memories in the Garden"

Where: Eight sites in Danville and Alamo

When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, June 7

Who: Benefits Valley Oak Respite Center

Cost: $30

Have a respite

What: Valley Oak Respite Center; adult day care, activities include memory enhancement, music, exercise and bingo.

Where: Danville Congregational Church, 989 Danville Blvd.

Cost: $30 per session

When: 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday

Call: 945-8040, ext. 53

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