FREE Comedy Show – Big Headliner Tonight


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Every First Wednesday of the Month, Mires like Fires brings an amazingly hilarious FREE Comedy Showcase to the Lounge in Clayton Valley Bowl.

This months headliner is Sammy Obeid. He’s has been featured on CONAN & America’s Got Talent and holds the world record for most consecutive days performing comedy with 1,001 nights in a row!

Show starts at 8pm in the Lounge of Clayton Valley Bowl. No tickets necessary just show up and take a seat!!

Free Pet Vaccinations, Food & Services – Oct 5


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Paw Fund has kindly offered up free pet vaccinations. Furry Friends Food Relief Program will also be distributing food to those who are struggling to make ends meet & so pet food can be one less worry. Antioch Animal Services are providing use of their facilities on the dates given. 

Shots will be done from 10-1pm and need to be signed in by 11:00 am. Pet food will be distributed during these times.        

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These organizations have come together to offer these free services to make a difference for pets and pet owners. Their goal is to give services to help keep pets happy and healthy.

For more information, visit Furry Friends website.

Support DVC’s Plant Sale – Friday & Saturday!


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The students in DVC’s horticulture program will be hosting their Fall Plant Sale Friday Sept. 26, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturday Sept. 27, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

These beautiful plant sales are the only source of revenue for the Horticulture Department at DVC. Please come and indulge yourselves so you can help support their program!

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There will be many plants to choose from including but not limited to:

Natives, Seasonal Vegetables, Herbs,
Ornamental Trees, annual flowers, vines, Shrubs, Salvias, & Succulents (There are a lot of plants that we have very few of…and are hard to find in other nurseries. happy hunting!)

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Covered shopping! Rain or Shine! Plus FREE DVC parking!

PRICES: Gallon can, $4 (selected gallons $2.50), 4″ pot, $2.50, annual plants, $1, 5 gallon can $12. Checks and cash only.

If you can’t make it and still want to support the horticulture program; mark your calendar for their other upcoming plant sale dates: Friday Nov. 7 and Saturday Nov. 8

For more information about the program, visit their Facebook page.

American Idol Bay Area Auditions – Sept 29th


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Think you have what it takes? Here’s all the info you need:

AMERICAN IDOL® began its 14th season nationwide search for the best undiscovered talent in the country in Minneapolis, MN, on Wednesday, June 18. Auditions are now complete throughout most of the county, but there is still one chance to audition in-person: San Francisco, CA, on Monday, Sept. 29. Get more information about the San Francisco auditions below!

Can’t make it to San Francisco? Auditioners can also submit their audition online right here!

San Francisco AMERICAN IDOL® XIV Audition Information

WHO: Men and women 15-28 years old as of June 1, 2014, who are eligible to work in the U.S. Some restrictions apply – please read the Live Audition Info for specific information.

WHEN: Monday, September 29 (there will not be a separate registration day)

WHERE: Cow Palace, 2600 Geneva Ave., Daly City, CA 94014

HOW: Wristbands will be distributed beginning at approximately 7:00 AM on Monday, September 29. Auditioners will not be permitted to camp out and may not line up before 6 AM. Soon after they receive their wristbands, they will be told to enter the arena.

You can find FAQ’s, rules, release forms and more HERE.

Find out all you need to know about the Social Auditions and Nominate An Idol Here.

West Wind Drive In Hosts Free Movie Night – Tomorrow!


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West Wind Theaters (off Solano Drive in Concord) is hosting their FREE ADMISSION tomorrow Sept 25th!  The featured movies are Guardians of the Galaxy, Planes: Fire and Rescue, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Transformers: Age of Extinction.

Other activities include a live band, games and well stocked concession stands. Gates open at 6:00pm and the first movie starts at 8:00pm. Pack the picnic basket, grab an ice chest and enjoy a fun night out. Visit the West Wind Theaters for more information.

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Free Admission to National Parks on Sept 27


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Anyone looking to explore a national park for free in 2014 should mark his or her calendar. The National Park Service has nine fee-free days on the calendar in 2014. On the dates, all 401 national parks will offer free admission, though only 133 usually charge admission, according to the National Park Service (NPS). See the list below for this years dates and plan a trip to your local park. If you’re active military or family, you can also get a FREE Annual Pass to the National Parks.

Mark your calendar for these free fee days in 2014:

  • Sept. 27 for National Public Lands Day
  • Nov. 11 for Veterans Day

*Fee waiver includes: entrance fees, commercial tour fees, and transportation entrance fees. Other fees such as reservation, camping, tours, concession and fees collected by third parties are not included unless stated otherwise.

For more information, visit www.nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm.

Concord Band GiGANTiS Playing Tonight @ Walnut Festival


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You will NOT want to miss this performance! Local Concord band GiGANTiS will be hitting the stage at 6:30pm for a memorable show at the Walnut Creek Music Festival! Come on out and show some support!

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The Walnut Creek Festival is in full swing and will go through Sunday. The Festival of course has all kinds of yummy food, games, rides and of course features  live music all weekend! Check out the music line up below!

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For more information on GiGANTiS, check out their website and “like” them on Facebook!

Two FREE Admission Tickets to Over 2,500 Museums


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The Smithsonian Magazine’s annual museum day live is taking place on September 27th. The Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day will offer free admission for one person and a guest to select museums across the country. Some of the participating museums/zoos include Lindsey Wildlife Museum, Blackhawk Automotive museum, The Bedford Gallery, Bay Area Discovery Museum, Legion of Honor and California Historical Society and dozens of other local museums.

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*Front Entrance to the Legion of Honor Museum in San Francisco*

You will need a ticket to gain admission to the museums. Each ticket is valid for two museum passes. For more information and to print your tickets head to: www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday

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WC’s New Plastic Bag Ordinance Begins


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Walnut Creek’s new plastic bag ordinance goes into effect today. Start today retailers can no longer distribute single-use plastic checkout bags and must charge a minimum of ten cents for a paper bag. To avoid the bag fee, shoppers are encouraged to bring their own reusable bags. Click here to read the Ordinance.

Data obtained from conducting trash hot spot assessment and cleanup since 2010 along the City’s creek bank showed that single-use carry out plastic bags were among the most commonly found litter. The littering of plastic bags is an increasing blight on land and poses water quality problems. Most plastic bags do not biodegrade but instead persist in the environment for many years. These issues prompted Walnut Creek City Council to adopt the Plastic Bag ordinance on March 18, 2014.

Starting on December 18, 2014, all public eating establishments (such as restaurants, delicatessen, cafeterias and food trucks) cannot distribute single-use plastic checkout bags to customers for their take-out food. Customers can opt for no bag, paper bags may be provided to customer at no charge and reusable bags can be used at the discretion of customer and restaurant. Individual paper or plastic product bags without handle may be used around container of soups or stews to prevent spilling.

While supplies last,  a free reusable bag is available on the 2nd Floor of City Hall at the Permit Counter. City Hall is located at 1666 North Main Street in Walnut Creek.

Please call (925) 256-3503 or email to bringyourbag@walnut-creek.org for guidance on unique situations.

FREE U.S. Constitution Booklet – Read Yours Today


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“If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animated contest of freedom, go from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen!”  ~Sam Adams 1776

It is our Constitution and those that believe in it that keep us free and out of servitude. Lawless leaders and individuals have attempted to destroy the U.S. Constitution which is the very foundation of OUR country.  Very few know this, but the Constitution wasn’t written for everyone, in fact it was written only for a select few.

John Adams in a speech to the military in 1798 warned his fellow countrymen stating, “We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion . . . Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”

In a day of Miley Cyrus twerking, there are signs of our society losing moral ground daily.  However know that all hope is not lost.  In the days of unprecedented wickedness, there is a glimmer of hope arising from the chaos. All across our nation, true countrymen are pulling back to their roots and dusting off their U.S. Constitution.

Since Obama’s election in 2008, there has been a resurgence of America patriotism in which hasn’t been since in decades and is spreading like wildfire. The IRS targeting groups that use the term “patriot”, “American” and “tea party” hasn’t stopped the spread either. The gun laws that were passed unconstitutional back fired making Obama the best gun salesmen in America.  Gun shops had record-breaking sales men and women flocked to stores to take up arms.

Why are we talking about the Constitution?Because today is Constitution Day. It’s a day that commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution by thirty-nine brave men on September 17, 1787, recognizing all who, are born in the U.S. or by naturalization, have become citizens.

On September 17, 1787, the delegates to the Constitutional Convention met for the last time to sign the document they had created. We encourage all Americans to observe this important day in our nation’s history by attending local events in your area. Celebrate Constitution Day through activities, learning, parades and demonstrations of our Love for the United State of America and the Blessings of Freedom Our Founding Fathers secured for us.

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” ~Edmund Berke

The best thing we can all do, to help save this great nation of ours, is to pick up and study our Constitution. To vow to protect and preserve this priceless gift for generations to come.

If you don’t have a Constitutions and want one, there are many groups that offer FREE U.S. Constitution booklets. Check them out and show your American spirit with these other patriotic goodies listed below:

★ FREE Pocket Constitution (Scroll to the bottom of the link) – Requires SASE.

★ FREE Printable Constitution PDF

★ FREE Downloadable Pocket Declaration of Independence and Constitution

★ FREE Downloadable Book: Pocket Catechism on the Constitution of the United States

★ FREE Copy of NRA’s Essential Second Amendment Guide

★ FREE Firearm Safety Education DVDs

★ FREE Printable Firearm Paper Targets

★ FREE STICKER  NRA Armed Citizens – Defend Your Right to Defend Yourself

★ FREE Tea Party Patriot Bumper Sticker

★ FREE STICKER  Patriot Act: Repeal It

★  FREE American Flag Decals (Scroll to the bottom of the link)

★ FREE American Flag Window Cling

★ FREE Square Inch Of US Land 

For more information on Constitution Day, visit ConstitutionDay.com.

What do you think of our Constitution? What do you think about what’s happening to this country? Have you read your Constitution today?