FREE Engraved Keepsake Heart For Brides


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Are you getting married soon, or know someone who is? Brides To Be can score a FREE Engraved Keepsake Heart from Things Remembered with their new name on it!

Make sure to tell all of your friends about this one! Check out the Things Remembered in Sun Valley Mall!

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When Disaster Strikes – Are You Ready?


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The Bay Area received it’s biggest earthquake  in 25 years last week. If an emergency occurred tomorrow, would you be ready?

As last week’s 6.0 magnitude earthquake  erupted from the Napa region, Bay Area residents were reminded that everything can change and preparedness is the key.

September is National Preparedness Month. Sponsored by FEMA, National Preparedness Month aims to educate and empower Americans to prepare for and respond to all types of emergencies, including natural disasters and potential terrorist attacks.

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National Preparedness Month is a time to prepare yourself and those in your care for emergencies and disasters, both large scale and smaller local events. It’s important to understand emergencies can happen unexpectedly in communities just like yours, to people like you.

As commendable as they may be in their profession of assisting those in need, police, fire and rescue may not always be able to reach you quickly in an emergency or disaster. The most important step you can take in helping your local responders is being able to take care of yourself and those in your care for at least a short period of time following an incident; the more people who are prepared, the quicker the community will recover.

Stay tuned for more emergency preparedness information including a FREE 2 hour CPR & AED Red Cross Training Certification Course. The City of Concord will also be hosting their annual Emergency Preparedness Fairs as well as Certified Emergency Response Team’s (CERT) 6 week Emergency Preparedness Course!

If you have any resources or information you think we should share this month, submit that information by clicking here.

Have you taken any of the classes mentioned above? Do you have an emergency preparedness story? Share it with us!

Free Concert Summer Concert – Tom Petty Cover Band


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Feel like “free falling” through the weekend? Dedicated to playing all things Tom Petty; join The Big Jangle for a memorable performance Sunday August 31, 2014 at 6pm. 

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The free concert will capture the Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers concert experience including the songs he covered live, such as The Traveling Wilburys, The Byrds and Stevie Nicks. Comprised of seasoned musicians located in the East Bay, you will be guaranteed a great musical and dancing experience.

Bring lawn chairs, blankets and perhaps a picnic dinner. Food vendor options include Pizza My Way and desserts from Cold Stone Creamery.

Concert goers are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to the concert to benefit the Monument Crisis Center.

This concert is apart of the 16th Annual Sunset by the Lake Summer Concert Series.  The concert will be held at Pleasant Hill City Hall at 100 Gregory Lane.

For more information about the event visit the Pleasant Hill Civic Action Commission website clicking here.

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For more information about The Big Jangle Band, visit their website: http://d37539.wix.com/bigjangleband

Free Saturday Summer Concerts – 50’s, 60’s & 70’s


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The City of Antioch’s Saturday Summer Concerts are coming to an end! Check out Tuck and Roll playing all your favorites from the 50’s, 60’s & 70’s. Let them bring back the good old days on Aug 30, 2014 6-8 PM.

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Bring blankets, lawn chairs as seating is not provided. Bring a picnic dinner or visit a tasty entree from a downtown restaurant. Nearby Restaurants open on Saturday evenings are:

  • Nuce Nuce Deli, 101 H Street
  • Bases Loaded, 400 G Street
  • New Beer Garden, 809 2nd Street

No Smoking, No Alcohol, Leashed Pets (park rules apply)

The Concerts will be held in Waldie Plaza Across from City Hall (2nd & I Streets).

For more information contact Diane@Art4Antioch.org or call Diane Gibson-Gray (925) 325-9897.  Or you can visit their website; Click Here.

13th Annual Brentwood Art, Wine & Jazz Festival – Sat & Sun


brentwoodartwine The Brentwood Art Society will host the 13th annual Brentwood Art, Wine, & Jazz Festival on August 30 & 31. The festival which brings together local vintners and artists from multiple disciplines, as well as some of the Bay Area’s finest musician’s representative of multiple genres of Jazz.

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Come check out the garden art party featuring forty plus vendors displaying original pieces by local artists who work in varied media including oil, watercolor, pencil, clay, bronze, and multi-media.

A host of local vintners and wineries will introduce you to some of the award winning wines that are produced right here in our own community, including Hannah Nicole Vineyards, Bloomfield Vineyards, Tamayo Family Vineyards, J Doran Vineyards, and Cline Cellars. For those who prefer a micro-brew, Black Diamond Brewery and BJ’s Restaurant and Brewery will provide cold brews.

The festival will be located in The Streets of Brentwood Plaza at 2565 Sand Creek Road Brentwood, CA 94513. This event is a fundraiser, please contact the organizer for admission donations.

This event is presented by the Brentwood Art Society. For more information call (925) 516-2741 or visit their website.

Free Adult & Child Pizza Cooking Class – Sat & Sun


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Want to learn how you can make the best pizza ever? Join Williams and Sonoma for their adult and junior chef cooking classes.

Junior Chef Class: Pizza Dough from Scratch – Saturday August 30

Skip the carry-out pizza and have a pizza party for the whole family. Learn how to make delicious pizza dough – the start of a great pizza. Suitable for ages 9-13.

The Junior Chef cooking classes are free and include tastings of prepared dishes. The class will be held Saturdays at 09:30am and class size is limited. Parents can also enjoy 10% savings on select same-day store purchases.

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Cooking Class: Homemade Pizza Primer – Sunday August 31

Focus on making the best pizza possible by mixing and matching seasonal ingredients for custom-made pies every time.

This class will be held Sunday June 22th at 10am. The hour-long technique classes are free and include tastings of prepared dishes. The class will be held at 10:00am and class size is limited. Participants can also enjoy 10% savings on select same-day store purchases.

For more information about the classes, visit Williams & Sonoma’s website. To attend the class visit the nearest Williams & Sonoma store at 1470 Mount Diablo Blvd. Walnut Creek , CA 94596.

4 Free Movie Tickets Labor Day Weekend – BEGIN AGAIN


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Looking for something relaxing, cheap and easy? Indie film fans? Get 4 FREE tickets to Begin Again starting Aug 29th and continuing until Sept 1 with this mobile coupon!

SHARE the news (these are completely FREE tickets after all) and then click the link to find showtimes at an AMC near you! http://m.amcurl.com/05nby

Check out the Begin Again Trailer Below!

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Labor Day Freebies & Specials 2014


There’s lots of Labor Day Freebies going on this weekend so let’s get to it:

FREE Pocket Constitution 101

FREE Photo Prints with Code LABORDAY101 - 9/2 & 9/3

Applebee’s – Kids 12 and under Eat Free on Monday, Sept. 1. No coupon needed.

Bath & Body Works – Coupon for a FREE item with the purchase of $10 or more. You can enter code FALLFREEBIE at BathandBodyWorks.com.

BJ’s – Beginning today through the weekend you can sign up for a FREE 60 Day Trial, new members only!

Blue Star Museums – military personnel and their families receive FREE admission all weekend.

Firehouse Subs – On Labor Day (Sept. 1) Firehouse Subs will be giving away a free medium sub when you purchase an additional sub, chips, and medium drink (combo). Redeem this offer using a printed copy of a coupon on theFirehouse Facebook page, or present you can show this coupon on your smartphone.

Goodwill – 50% off Apparel & Purses at all Goodwill stores in Contra Costa County. One day only Sept 1, 2014.

Ikea – Spend $100 or more at Ikea and show you restaurant receipt at the register. Your total from your restaurant purchase will be deducted, making it free!

Jamba Juice – Through September 1st, Jamba Juice has all juices or smoothies Buy One Get One FREE! Simply print the coupon below and present when ordering. This coupon is valid at participating locations only. Be sure your local Jamba Juice is participating before heading down to redeem. jambajuicefreebie Menards – check out their website for a list of Freebies you can pick up in store. You’ll need to submit a rebate!

MyPublisher.com – Pick up a FREE Hardcover Photobook until Sept. 2, 2014.

Einstein Bros Bagels: Purchase any coffee or beverage and get a free bagel and shmear with this printable coupon, valid until Sept. 9.

LongHorn Steakhouse: This coupon takes $4 off the purchase of any two adult entrées.

Mimi’s Cafe: Get a lunch or dinner entrée for free with the purchase of an entrée and two beverages using this coupon, via CouponSherpa, good through Sept. 7.

Olive Garden: Get $4 off two adult entrées with this coupon or the code 40OFF20 through Aug. 31.

Pizza Hut: Buy any large pizza at regular menu price and you’ll get a free large pizza with you next purchase. Offer must be redeemed within 14 days.

Quiznos: The purchase of a regular or large sub, or large salad comes with free chips and a free drink when using this coupon.

T.G.I. Friday’s: Get endless free refills of one appetizer for just $10.

White Castle: Buy one combo meal and get a second free with this printable coupon, good through Sept. 20.

Yankee Candle: From Thursday, August 29 to Monday, September 2, Yankee Candle has a dollar deal in its 550-plus nationwide retail locations and at yankeecandle.com. All Tarts wax melts, Samplers votive candles, and Car Jar air fresheners are only $1.00—normally they’re $1.99 and $2.99. 

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Drive In Hosts Free Movie Night Tonight!


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West Wind Theaters (off Solano Drive in Concord) is hosting their FREE ADMISSION night on Tonight!  The featured movies are Blended, Dragon 2, Captain America 2 & Maleficent.

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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.

Check out the trailers below for a sneak preview:

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Have you seen any these movies yet? Do you have a favorite? Which ones would you like to see play at the West Wind Drive Ins? Comment Below!

CONFIRMED: DUI Checkpoint Tonight in Concord


If you would like to be notified of future DUI checkpoints, like us on facebook! Concord Police Department will be holding a DUI checkpoint tonight. Make sure if you’re drinking tonight to drive responsibly. Tonight’s checkpoint will be held at Clayton Rd and Ayers Rd in Concord. Checkpoint run from 09:00pm to 01:30am.