Monday, April 21, 2014

Aquarium of the Bay Tickets - Discount Admission, Free Parking, and other Pier 39 coupons...

Kids Eat & Play Free at Beach Street and The Embarcadero, Pier 39. San Francisco, CA.
This is only a partial list of all the goodies.

CLICK HERE for full page of coupons

CLICK HERE for many other OFFERS on the Pier 39 website, such as AAA Offers, Amtrak, Fun Pack, Local Advantage. Each with additional offers.

CLICK HERE for a Pier 39 Fun Pack Redeemable at the California Welcome Center.

PIER 39 Parking Garage
2 Hours of Validated Parking
Redeem this coupon for one (1) 2-hour parking validation at the California Welcome Center on Level 2. The California Welcome Center is open daily from 9am-7pm. 

Aquarium of the Bay
One FREE Kid’s Admission
with Purchase of One Adult Admission

7D Experience
One FREE Kid’s Admission
with Purchase of One Full Price Adult Admission

Alcatraz Gift Shop
One FREE Kid’s Black & White Striped Nightshirt
with Purchase of One Adult Striped Nightshirt 

Blue & Gold Fleet
One FREE Kid’s Bay Cruise
with Purchase of One Adult Bay Cruise

Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream Shop
One FREE Single Scoop
with Purchase of One Single Scoop

One FREE Kid’s Meal
with Purchase of One Adult Entrée

Aunt Fanny’s Hot Pretzels
One FREE Pretzel
with Purchase of One Pretzel

Eagle Cafe
One FREE Kid’s Meal from the Kids’ Menu
with Purchase of One Adult Entrée

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Seed Catalogs FREE. 2014. Awesome List! Dream. Garden. Grow Inspired...

I encourage parents, educators, schools, garden clubs, civic groups to order free seed catalogs; they're excellent teaching resources!

If I had a class of students, I would send the list of FREE SEED CATALOGS home so parents can order for rainy day reading. This is free education at it's best, in my humble opinion.

If we can inspire children (and adults) to learn about nutrition, biodiversity and self-sustaining agriculture, perhaps they will learn to make more intelligent food choices and promote healthier living. I have read many seed catalogs in their entirety. I believe and hope future generations will come to understand how wonderful growing our own organic food and saving seed truly is. My daughter Ava understood what a seed was long before her second birthday. It is never too early to give the gift of gardening to our babies.

Let us also teach our children what an heirloom vegetable is, how to save seeds, and which seeds can even be saved! Have fun. Grow something and happy harvesting!

FREE Seed Catalogs. NEW YEAR 2014
A few to get you started:

Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds
(417) 924-8917

Seeds of Change
(888) 762-7333

Bountiful Gardens
(707) 459-6410

Botanical Interests

Seed Savers Exchange
(563) 382-5990

Territorial Seed
(800) 626-0866

Wild Garden Seed
(541) 929-4068

Southern Exposure Seed Exchange
(540) 894-9580

Select Seeds
(800) 684-0395

National Gardening Association
(800) 538-7476

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Diablo Magazine - On A Mission With The Lemon Lady

Diablo Magazine, November 2011 - Special Food Issue.On newsstands now.
On a Mission With the Lemon Lady, by Justin Goldman

Thank you Diablo Magazine, Susan Safipour, Justin Goldman and Mitch Tobias. You are definitely helping the hunger cause and getting the word out around our community! Beautiful work. Happy Harvest Season to all.

For Fruit Donations, Free Pick-Up or Delivery, to schedule a harvest date or volunteer opportunities:

Anna, The Lemon Lady
Cell: (510) 406-1625
Home: (925) 672-1988

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

FREE Pony Rides, Rock Climbing Wall, Mini-Petting Zoo, Saturday April 19, 2014...

A year ago this month, I took three little girls to this wonderful event. It isn't often a child can experience a pony ride, rock climbing wall, face painting, jumpy house and more, with ease! We stopped for luncha super afternoon in the quaint town of Orinda. Free WIFI is now available at the square. Entertainment can't compare! - all FREE, all within walking distance. Even the Orinda Library is open late on Saturdays. 

Saturday, April 19 from 2-5pm

2 Orinda Theatre Square, Orinda, CA 94563, (925) 253-4820
Enjoy a beautiful Spring day full of FREE family fun at Orinda Theatre Square! Be sure to mark your calendars. The afternoon is packed full of activities for kids and adults of all ages, including:
- a rock climbing wall
- a petting zoo and pony rides
- a jumpy house
- a photo booth to capture the day's memories
- face painting
- incredible performances by Miramonte High School's a cappella groups

CLICK HERE: For Orinda Theatre Square website and event information.

And, here was the line from last year. All of 4 children in line at any given activity. Couldn't have asked for better timing. It probably became busier later in the day. Go early! :)

National Public Gardens Day, Friday May 9th. PRINT FREE Tickets to local Public Gardens...

National Public Gardens Day is an annual celebration of the nation’s public gardens to raise awareness of the important role botanical gardens and arboreta play in promoting environmental stewardship, plant and water conservation, green spaces, and education in communities nationwide.

There seem to be endless opportunities to find complimentary tickets for excursions to beautiful gardens. Another opportunity is just around the corner! Mark your calendars for Friday, May 9, 2014.

FREE Admission to many gardens nationwide.
MUST Print Tickets in Advance. Not all gardens are participating in this FREE offer.

CLICK HERE to search by zip code.

CLICK HERE for list of Participating gardens in California.

California List of Participating Gardens

Alta Vista Gardens
Vista , California

Descanso Gardens
La Canada Flintridge , California

Luther Burbank Home & Gardens
Santa Rosa , California

Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
Fort Bragg , California

Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden
Claremont , California

San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers
San Francisco , California

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
Santa Barbara , California

The Ruth Bancroft Garden
Walnut Creek , California

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Shop & Sell Concord / Clayton / Walnut Creek...A Private, invitation only, local FB group I love...

A tip for my local friends. Something I've been having quite a bit of fun with lately...and making a few extra dollars selling accumulated household items, children's toys and clothing.

If you have a Facebook account and wish to join an exclusive (closed) group of over 1600 members, one of our area's BEST private, online garage sale shopping sites, I highly recommend:

The admin of the site, Jennifer is a pleasure to communicate with. She is responsive to message inquiries and does an exceptional job of keeping the site fresh and fun. (Can't be flakey or you'll get deleted quickly!)  Shop & Sell is free to join, by REFERRAL ONLY. You must reside or work in Concord, Clayton, Walnut Creek, or be willing to purchase in these cities. The most fantastic part about this unique site is they are currently accepting new members.

Join while you still can!

Sell something today. What about those golf clubs sitting in the closet or your child's gently used crib sheets? Toddler bikes just sitting in the garage collecting dust? Gently used soccer shoes? Ballet outfits? Pretty much anything is up for sale. It's easy. It's fun.

If you know me - For a PERSONAL REFERRAL to join, please send an email or Facebook message.


Have a great weekend.

CLICK BELOW to link to Shop & Sell

Thursday, April 10, 2014

UC Berkeley Cal Day: FREE Admission to UC Berkeley Museums, Saturday April 12, 2014...

UC Berkeley Cal Day
Entire campus and museums FREE Admission on this special day.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

A quick tip on a fantastic opportunity to visit some of our areas most intriguing museums, gardens, exhibits and activities. All for FREE on this special day. If I remember from years past, parking may also be free, but please inquire on that little detail.

CLICK HERE to visit UC Berkeley Cal Day website.

CLICK HERE for a list of some of the "Kids & Families" activities throughout the day.

CLICK HERE to visit UC Botanic Garden.

CLICK HERE to visit Lawrence Hall of Science.

FREE Family admission to any of these awesome museums and so much more! Have a great weekend.