Friday, August 29, 2014

FREE Museum Admission - California Academy of Sciences: Sunday, September 14, 2014 . . .

California Academy of Sciences Free Admission

All guests receive free admission on:

Mark your calendars and plan a family outing...

EXPLORE The Academy: Just one ticket lets you explore the aquarium, planetarium, natural history museum, rain forest, 40,000 live animals and engaging exhibits all housed beneath a living roof.

FREE Museum Tickets / Admission for Sunday, September 14, 2014.

Regular Price General Admission for a Family of 4 is $130.00.
$130.00 reason to go on a free day! Need I say more?

From "The Academy is free to everyone on selected Sundays throughout the year. Admission is on a first-come, first served basis, and early arrival is recommended due to the likelihood of high demand. Please note that final entry to the museum on free days is 4:00 pm."

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Jamba Juice Coupon, Buy One Get One Free. Offer Ends 9/1/14 ...

CLICK HERE for Jamba Juice Buy One Get One Free Offer

Sip summer to the last drop! Labor Day BOGO Promotion.

Expires September 1, 2014

We are regular customers of Jamba Juice, so a little perk now and again is a fun way to start the day! Veggie Harvest™Citrus Kick™Tropical Greens™? Yum. My favorite is the Tropical Greens, though I'd happily sip all three . . .

Delicious Idea: Recently, I learned Jamba Juice offers fresh squeezed juices, with real whole fruits and vegetables: including apples, kale, pineapple, spinach, beets, carrots, oranges. I'm hooked on the Veggie Harvest and Tropical Greens Fresh juice. I splurge and save one for later. Enjoy, or share with a friend!

Fine Print:
Purchase any smoothie or juice and receive another of equal or lesser value for free. Offer valid between 8/28/2014 – 9/1/2014 at participating Jamba Juice stores. Offer specifically not valid at Hawaii, Downtown Disney, Las Vegas Strip, Airport and select University Jamba Juice locations. Coupon must be presented at time of purchase to receive discount. Limit one offer per customer, per visit. This coupon cannot be used in combination with any other offer, coupon or discount, and may not be sold, reproduced or altered in any fashion. Only original coupons will be honored. No cash value. Jamba Juice reserves the right to refuse any unauthorized or adulterated coupon. Not valid for Jamba Juice employees. © Jamba Juice Company 2014. TEAM MEMBER: Scan code or use LABOR DAY BOGO Button on Current Promo Screen.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Concord Community Pool IS open this Thursday & Friday for Public Recreational Swimming...

Concord Community Pool IS open this week, Thursday, August 28th and Friday, August 29th for Recreational Public swim until 4pm, based on minimum attendance of 30 swimmers. I believe if this were better promoted, more people would be out swimming! Temps are in the 90s. 

Phone Concord Community Pool to confirm open times: (925) 671-3474 for Thursday and Friday. 

CLICK BELOW for Pool Hours and Fees: 

For most school children, Wednesdays are an early dismissal. I took three children to the pool today and supported our Concord, California Pool with our admission fees. This photo shows how empty the pool was. With a little notice, an after school trip IS possible. Such a beautiful pool. How many millions of gallons of sparkling water fill this underutilized Olympic Size pool?

Public Recreational Swim is still available on weekends thru September 2014.

3501 Cowell Road
Concord, CA 94518
(925) 671-3480

John Muir National Historic Site. FREE This Saturday, August 30, 2014, Camp Fire Programs For Families. Free Admission always...

CLICK HERE for 2014 Camp Fire Programs Flyer.

CLICK HERE for John Muir National Historic Site Home Page.

CLICK HERE for Things To Do at John Muir National Site.

We've always enjoyed a quick educational self-guided ranch tour whenever we feel like taking a step back in time...a stone's throw from the local Wal-Mart, yet many families rarely stop to meander through the tranquil grounds of the John Muir Historic House Property.

Families can explore the historic fruit and nut tree orchards year round. Ava reports the grapes are soooo good. John Muir House in Martinez, California is a fantastic place to have a picnic under beautiful shade trees, collect a few bay leaves, too. Free Admission every day! There are Family Days, Full Moon Walks, Kids Programs and Camps.

Saturday evenings in Summer and Fall 2014 bring Camp Fire Programs: July 26th, August 30th, September 27th, October 25th, 2014. We often forget the local gems in our own back yard. Seize the day! Roast marshmallows by moonlight. Have fun making memories.

4202 Alhambra Avenue
Martinez, CA  94553
(925) 228-8860

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

San Francisco Zoo Coupon - One FREE Child Admission with One Paid Adult Admission...

One Free Child Admission with One Paid Adult General Admission.
Expires 12/31/2014. Printable coupon. Print coupon in advance.

CLICK HERE for San Francisco Zoo Website.

CLICK HERE for Coupon Link from the Visit California Fun Spots website.


(415) 753-7080

And...if you're in San Francisco, head on over to Pier 39 for FREE Aquarium of The Bay Tickets, FREE Garage Parking, Dinner and much more. CLICK HERE for those details. 

Monday, August 25, 2014

Apple Season. Donate Apples From Your Tree. Share Fruit. Join "the lemon lady" mission . . .

My daughter joyfully harvesting apples for the hungry.

Food Pantries and Hunger Relief organizations struggle to meet the demands of the poor economy. Sometimes the person struggling is the FAMILY NEXT DOOR. Together, we can SHARE THE LOVE. SHARE FRUIT. Locally grown fruits and vegetables are an abundant harvest, yet a real luxury for most on a limited food budget. Perhaps you know a family struggling with unemployment or a health crisis. Let's boost nutrition to our neediest neighbors! Please, I ask that you take action today. Join me. Find a tree. Share Fruit.

In Concord, California, donating fruit from Summer 2014 harvests is easy! Apples, peaches, plums, oranges, lemons, the summer fruit is endless.

Do you have a fruit tree? Do you wish to donate fruit?

Register your fruit tree before it is too late!

"The Lemon Lady Foundation" and Volunteers offer FREE Pick-up and Delivery service to hunger relief organizations in Contra Costa County, California: Concord, Danville, Pleasant Hill, Walnut Creek, Alamo, Martinez, Pacheco and other cities by arrangement.



For NATIONWIDE donation locations, Visit Feeding America.

The Lemon Lady Foundation's mission connects Gardeners and Tree Owners across America to food pantries and county food banks. Any Town, Every Town, USA. Where to deliver fresh garden produce:
Feeding America
Donate excess garden produce, tree-ripened homegrown fruit to any of thousands of food banks, food pantries, Salvation Army, Churches, Homeless Shelters, Soup Kitchens Nationwide. From California to the Carolinas, New York to Florida and every state in between.


The Best Lemon Tart Recipe...

Click image to view scanned pages in larger format.
Cooks Illustrated January & February 2000, The Best Lemon Tart Recipe.

I've always enjoyed Cooks Illustrated Magazines and cookbooks. Just dusted off a joyful surprise old box from a life once lived. Found a ten year old gem in mint condition.

Baking sweet lemon treats to share with a friend gives a little more incentive to urban fruit foraging. Here's a great idea: make friends with a neighbor with a lemon tree and share a lemon tart for two. Happy Harvesting! Happy Baking!