Tuesday, October 21, 2014

FREE Printable Tickets to the 2014 Home & Garden Contra Costa Fall Show at Sleep Train Pavilion in Concord, October 24, 25, 26 . . .



Free Printable Tickets to the Contra Costa Fall Home & Garden Show this weekend!

Friday, Saturday, Sunday
October 24th • October 25th • October 26th, 2014

Sleep Train Pavilion, Concord, California.
Ticket information below:

CLICK BELOW:

Have a wonderful day!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Seed Catalogs FREE. 2014. 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
http://rareseeds.com/requestcatalog/
(417) 924-8917

Seeds of Change
http://www.seedsofchange.com/catalog_request.aspx#.US6yk6WIyiY
(888) 762-7333

Bountiful Gardens
http://www.bountifulgardens.org/inforequest.asp
(707) 459-6410

Botanical Interests
http://www.botanicalinterests.com/heirloom-seeds-catalogs

Seed Savers Exchange
http://www.seedsavers.org/CatalogRequest.aspx
(563) 382-5990

Territorial Seed
http://www.territorialseed.com/catalog_request
(800) 626-0866

Wild Garden Seed
http://www.wildgardenseed.com/requestcatalog.php
(541) 929-4068

Southern Exposure Seed Exchange
http://www.southernexposure.com/free-2013-catalog-garden-guide-p-1639.html
(540) 894-9580

Select Seeds
http://www.selectseeds.com/cgi-bin/start.cgi/mngmnt/catalog_request.htm
(800) 684-0395

National Gardening Association
http://kids.garden.org/inquiry.php
(800) 538-7476

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Pick of the Patch Pumpkins - 2014 Buy 1 Get 1 Free Wristband. Fantastic fun at a fantastic discount...




This is a fantastic, up to $25.00 value - no strings attached offer - a full day of entertaining non-stop pumpkin patch, jumping fun. Pumpkin patches also offer in and out privileges on the all day Wristband purchase. 2014 Pumpkin Patches are now open. Coupons are good on the 30 minute $10., 60 minute $15., or all day $25. wristband purchase. Absolutely - Bring a friend!

Coupon Offer, Buy 1 Get 1 Free Wristband
Coupon is valid 7 days a week from 9/26 - 10/16 and from 10/17 - 10/31
on Monday - Thursdays only for children ages 2 -12 to play on the inflatable amusements.

CLICK HERE to PRINT BUY 1 GET 1 FREE WRISTBAND COUPON OFFER. 

CLICK HERE to PRINT TWO FOR TUESDAYS COUPON OFFER. 

CLICK HERE to visit ABC Tree farms website for a list of their 2014 Pumpkin Patch Locations.

They have 19 Bay Area, California locations, from the South Bay, Peninsula, East Bay and North Bay to choose from.

Concord: 1096 Oak Grove Rd. at Monument Blvd., Concord, CA 94518 (Contra Costa County) 
Martinez: 5041 Blum Road at Pacheco Blvd., 94553 (Contra Costa County) 
Antioch: Delta Fair Blvd. at Century Blvd., 94509 (Contra Costa County) 

Happy Halloween!
We loved the bigger than life, awesome slides last year and we'll love them again this Halloween.

If you have one child only, or an odd number of children attending, then Groupon may be a better deal at $13.00 for an all-day wristband: http://www.groupon.com/deals/abc-tree-farms



This is fantastic jump house amusement area!
No pumpkin purchase necessary. 
Happy Halloween.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Danville, CA - Pumpkin Jubilee. Saturday, October 25th 2014, 11am-3pm...


Pumpkin Jubilee. Saturday, October 25th 2014, 11am-3pm...

CLICK HERE for Danville Livery Pumpkin Jubilee Information



Location: The Livery Mercantile

Address: 440 Sycamore Valley Rd.
Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Start Time: 11:00 AM
End Time: 3:00 PM

Event Description:


Don't miss the Livery's Annual Pumpkin Jubilee!  Dress the kids up and bring them to the Livery for trick-or-treating, entertainment, reptile show, free pumpkins, arts & crafts, wagon rides, live music, face painting, balloon twisting and more!  You don't want to miss this!  For more information visit www.danvillelivery.com or www.facebook.com/danvillelivery

Monday, October 6, 2014

The Exploratorium Museum - FREE Admission, General Public on October 12, 2014 & California Teachers FREE ticket (by request)...

Teachers: FREE Ticket (by request) to the Exploratorium Museum for the first 20,000 California K-12 Public School Teachers. Is this information helpful, or do teachers already know all of this? CLICK HERE

General Public: FREE Day is coming soon: Sunday, October 12th, 2014. Mark your calendars! CLICK HERE

The Exploratorium is an awesome Bay Area museum, worth visiting at least once in your children's school-aged years. Enjoy!

Exploratorium the museum of science, art, and human perception
Pier 15 (Embarcadero at Green St)
San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 528-4444

Sunday, October 5, 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.

Enjoy!

SLOAT BLVD at THE GREAT HIGHWAY
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94132
(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. 


Saturday, October 4, 2014

Public Swimming Pools, Water Slides, Contra Costa and Alameda County - A few still open until November 2014...



Late Summer and Fall 2014 Recreational Swim Hours
Where children can simply splash, swim, slide and have fun!
Public Swimming Pools, Aquatic Parks, Water Slides,
Thursday and Friday Night Swim Events.
Contra Costa County and Alameda County

Many city operated public pools are open year-round for lap or exercise swim for adults. Until late Spring, recreational swim opportunities for children and families are rare. TIP: Clarke Memorial Swim Center / Heather Farm in Walnut Creek offers year-round weekend recreational swimming for children and families.


YEAR ROUND - Weekend Public Swim
Located in Heather Farm Park
1750 Heather Drive, Walnut Creek, CA
(925) 943-5856
Open Year Round - Big +++
Public Recreational Swim
Fall thru Spring Weekends 12pm - 4pm
Summer Weekends 12pm - 5pm

Summer hours begin June 16, 2014
Rec Swim Monday thru Thursday opens at 12:30pm
Our family favorite for a quick afternoon dip, close to home!

YELP Reviews - Photos on Yelp.


OPEN UNTIL LATE NOVEMBER
Silliman Activity and Family Aquatic Center
6800 Mowry Ave., Newark, CA 94560
Station Rd
Get Directions
(510) 578-4620
Aquatic Center opens in April 2014 - INDOOR Facility!
Friday NIGHTS INDOOR swimming available April thru August 2014.

CLICK HERE for Operating Hours and info.

YELP Reviews - Photos on Yelp.


Located by the Lindsay Museum 
2771 Buena Vista Ave, Walnut Creek, CA
(925) 943-5861
Recreational Swim Opens June 16, 2014 to Mid-August
Monday thru Thursday pool opens at 12:30pm
Friday opens at 1pm, Saturday and Sundays open at 12pm
YELP Reviews - Photos on Yelp.


195 Griffith Lane, Brentwood, CA 94513
(925) 516-5430

Open Thru September 28, 2014
Weekend Recreational Swimming
12pm - 6pm Water slides - Sure are fun! 

YELP Reviews - Water slide photos on yelp.


3501 Cowell Road
Concord, CA 94518
(925) 671-3480
FALL HOURS open WEEKENDS thru September 28, 2014

YELP Reviews - Photos on Yelp.



1700 Castle Rock Road, Walnut Creek, CA 94598
(510) 544-3085 or (510) 544-3086
Cool, woodsy, shady area of mature trees around the pool.
Pool Open until 6pm
Weekends and Holidays Only
May 24 – Sept. 21
Thursdays and Fridays: 
Jun. 16 - Aug. 22
Lifeguard Hours: 
11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

YELP Reviews - Photos on Yelp.
3131 Stone Valley Road, Danville, CA
(925) 314-3400
Monday, June 21 – Friday, August 15
(closed for the July 4 holiday)
Open until 6pm Fridays.
Oak Hill Park and Community Center is a Beautiful woodsy setting, paved trails, ponds, ducks, creeks, play structures.

YELP Reviews - Photos on Yelp



147 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill, CA
(925) 682-7830
Public Recreational Swim Hours begin Saturday May 24, 2014
Friday Night Family Swimming in 2014:
June 20, July 18, Aug. 22, 6:00–9:00 pm

FALL HOURS: Until September 14, 2014.

YELP Reviews - Photos on Yelp.



Martinez, CA: Rankin Aquatic Center Martinez
100 Buckley Street
Martinez, CA 94553
(925) 370-6451
Hot Summer Nights Pool Open Evenings Selected dates.

CLICK HERE: City of Martinez WEBSITE for Public Recreational Swim hours.
A family favorite, close to home for water splash fun!

YELP Reviews - Photos on Yelp.


Prewett Family Water Park Antioch - (Closed for the Winter)
4701 Lone Tree Way
Antioch, CA 94531
(925) 776-3070
Opening Day May 24, 2014

YELP Reviews - Photos on Yelp.


9900 Broadmoor Drive, San Ramon, CA
(925) 973-3240
Fall Hours: Open Thru September 28, 2014


YELP Reviews - Photos on Yelp.


40500 Paseo Padre Pkwy, Fremont, CA 94538
(510) 494-4426
Open May 2014
SNEAK Peek $5.00:
Open Saturday May 17, 2014 from 2-5pm
Fun looking Twisty Water Slides! +++
CLICK HERE: 2014 Operating Schedule.

YELP Reviews - Photos on Yelp.



Robert Livermore Community Center Pools
4444 East Ave., Livermore, CA
(925) 373-5700
For Pool Hours, call (925) 373-5702 (then press 4)
Public Recreation swim hours began May 3, 2014
Saturday and Sundays 12pm-6pm.
Zero entry pool with water feature and fantastic water slide.

YELP Reviews - Photos on Yelp.

1765 Adams Lane
Brentwood, CA 94513
Parks & Recreation
(925) 516-5444
City of Brentwood website indicates there are three parks with water features.

**Special Note: As of August 1, 2014 - City of Brentwood, CA website indicates this water spray ground has been closed. CLICK HERE for that information: http://www.brentwoodca.gov/gov/parks/default.asp
May be best to telephone City of Brentwood directly to confirm operating hours. Many of the "free" water park features operated by this and other California cities can be unexpectedly closed due to drought and water restrictions. Something to consider.

YELP Reviews - Photos on Yelp.


Meadow Homes Spray Park Concord
1351 Detroit AvenueConcord, CA
(925) 671-3366
Admission is Free to everyone.


May be best to telephone City of Concord directly to confirm operating hours. Many of the "free" water park features operated by this and other California cities can be unexpectedly closed due to drought and water restrictions. Something to consider.


Solano County
181 East J Street, Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 746 - 4286 

Yelp Reviews - Photos on Yelp.



Napa County
100 California Drive., Yountville, CA
(On the Veterans Home Property)
(707) 944-4908
June 7 - August 12
Recreation Swim  (all ages)
12:00pm - 4:00pm 
Tuesday-Sunday