Danville Calendar

November and December 2018

Sat., Nov. 18
Danville Area Community Harvest by Urban Farmers
@Danville Park and Ride, Sycamore Valley Road and Camino Ramon
We will harvest fresh backyard fruit for donation to local soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters and the food bank. Typical harvests take about 3 hours and travel no more than 25 miles From starting location. We will have all the necessary equipment, including buckets, picking-poles, ladders, clippers, and crates with us. Please wear closed-toed shoes and clothing appropriate for the expected weather conditions of the day. Come prepared to be outdoors for 4 hours. Other items to consider are: Water, Snack, Hat and Sunglasses, Gardening gloves, Brown bag to take some fruit home.
Time: 10:00am -1pm
For more information about Urban Farmers
visit www.theurbanfarmers.org

Mon., Nov. 19
Kids’ Day Out- Land Before Time by ACTIVEkids
@Oak Hill Park
School’s out, and there’s lots of fun to be had! Join our trained recreation staff for arts & crafts, games, and activities based on the theme of the day. This is just like the popular kids’ night out program but during the day! Pre-registration is required. Children must be potty-trained to attend. No pull-ups. Kids must be able to go to the bathroom without any assistance.  Wear comfortable, layered play clothes and closed-toe shoes  (no black soles). Bring a snack, lunch and water each day.
Time: 9:30am – 3pm
Cost: Starting at $32
For more information visit www.activekids.com

Thurs., Nov. 22
2018 RISE | Forma Gym Turkey Trot
This Thanksgiving, before the big meal, games, and pumpkin pie why not get a little exercise with a few thousand of your neighbors. The Forma Gym Turkey Trot is an event the entire family can enjoy. There are several races to choose from including Kids Fun Runs, 10K and 5K runs, and festival areas with a costume contest. By running the Turkey Trot you will also be giving back to your local community through our beneficiaries like the Food Bank, WCEF, PEAK, and The Wellness City Challenge. The event takes place in beautiful Downtown Walnut Creek and goes through a flat terrain of neighborhoods, businesses, and part of the Iron Horse Trail.
Event Distances: 5K, 10K, Kids’ Fun Run (½ mile, ¼ mile, 100yd dash).
Location: Civic Park, 1375 Civic Dr, Downtown Walnut Creek, California.
Packet Pickup is located at Forma Gym, 1908 Olympic blvd., Walnut Creek CA.
Time: 6:30 AM to 11:00 AM

Sun., Nov. 25
The Pacific Chamber Orchestra
Presents Handel: The Messiah
@Bankhead Theatre, Livermore
Enjoy this stirring concert performance of the Messiah featuring renowned soloists and our special PCO chorus under Chorus Master Robert Lappa. The encore is an audience/chorus/soloists sing-a-long reprise of the Hallelujah
chorus. A most joyous start to the holiday season.
Time: 3pm
Tickets: $35 to $59
For More information visit www.pacificchamberorchestra.org

Mon., Nov. 26
Santa’s Mailbox
@Danville Community Center
Santa has a mailbox at the Danville Community Center! Bring your letters to Santa between Nov. 28 and Dec. 9, and you will receive a letter in return by December 24! Be sure to include your name and mailing address.
Time: 8:30am-5pm
Cost: Free
For more information visit www.danville.ca.gov

Nov., 30 through Dec., 2
The Gift of the Magi presented by Solo Opera
@Lesher Center of the Arts, Walnut Creek
The holiday season Solo Opera and award-winning Bay Area composer, David Conte, bring to life the timeless turn of the century short story, “The Gift of the Magi” by O. Henry. The plot concerns an impoverished young married couple named Jim and Della. One Christmas Eve, each gives up their most treasured possessions to buy gifts for each other. The story will fill your spirit with holiday magic!
Time: 8pm
Cost: $40
For more information visit www.lesherartscenter.org

Now thru Sat., Dec 15
Conflict and Compassion, The Vietnam War Through the Eyes of Veterans
@Village Theatre & Art Gallery
Featuring original photographs and artwork by Vietnam Vets.
For more information visit www.villagetheatreshows.com

Thurs., Dec.5
Sip & Shop Event: Holiday Market
@St. Isidore School, 435 La Gonda Way
One stop shopping for your holiday needs from local, regional and national vendors.
Tickets purchased by December 5th: $35
Tickets purchased at door: $40
Ticket price includes event entry, light hors d’oeuvres, desserts and wine. Tickets available for purchase at www.stisidore.org.

Thurs., Dec. 6
The Jazz Room Presents George Cole and Eurocana
@Village Theatre & Art Gallery
Enjoy Gypsy Jazz, Uptown Swing and French Chanson
Time: 8pm
Cost: Pre-sale $25 Door $30
Tickets: www.villagetheatreshows.com
Follow on Facebook @TheJazzRoomDanville.com

Now thru Fri., Dec. 7
Santa’s Mailbox
@Danville Community Center
For more information visit www.danville.ca.go

Fri., Dec 7 and Sat., Dec. 8
Elf Workshop
@Danville Community Center
Get your little elves into the holiday spirit at Danville’s Elf Workshop. Refreshments will be served while children create hands-on holiday crafts, get their faces painted, socialize, and take a photo with Santa. It’s the perfect chance for them to get creative this season. Due to the popularity of this event, there are two sessions available and ONLINE pre-registration is required. Please choose one time to attend.
For more information visit www.danville.ca.gov/recguide

Fri., Dec. 14
Small Business Council Workshop
@Veterans Memorial Building
The Danville Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to introduce the Small Business Council. The goal of the Small Business Council is to be a valuable resource for our community by identifying the needs of, and solutions for, local business owners. This workshop is offered the second Friday of each month.
Time: 7:30- 9:00am
Cost: Free

Fri., Dec. 14
Kids Night Out- A Whoville Holiday
@Danville Community Center
Kids need a night out too! Come create arts and crafts, play games, eat a snack and enjoy a movie! Feel free to come dressed up along with the theme for the month!
Ages: 7 to 12 co-ed
Cost: Starting at $22
Time: 6:30 – 10:30pm
For more information visit www.activekids.com

Tues., Dec.18
Senior Holiday Luncheon
@Danville Senior Center
For more information visit www.danville.ca.gov/Seniors or call 925-314-3430.

Every Saturday
Farmers’ Market
@Railroad Ave. Municipal Parking Lot-Downtown
Get the freshest seasonal fare at Danville Certified Farmers’ Market. You’ll find fruits and vegetables direct from local farmers, along with fresh-cut flowers, bedding plants and fresh breads. This event is located at Railroad & Prospect Avenues and offers free parking in the adjacent lot.
Time: 9am-1pm
More information at www.pcfma.com

Every Monday
Tips for Change Community Fundraising Events
@Gianni’s Italian Bistro
Gianni’s Italian Bistro opens up their restaurant to support our local non-profit community. Tips for change is a fun and unique way for local charity organizations to raise much-needed funds. Volunteers and supporters of local non-profits suit up and become your servers for the evening with all tips and 10% of sales going to support their organization. This event occurs most Monday evenings between 5 and 8 pm and is open to the public. Reservations required. More information at www.giannissanramon.com

Save The Date!
Thurs., Feb. 21
Danville Living Magazine 3rd Anniversary Celebration
@Auburn Lounge
Time: 5:30pm