San Ramon Valley Events – July 2015

Happy 4th of July! When I was growing up here in the San Ramon Valley, the 4th of July was all about going to the parade in downtown Danville in the morning, and then the fireworks show at Bishop Ranch in the evening. While Danville is still carrying on the tradition, San Ramon has not had a fireworks show the last few years due to budget and location constraints. It is something we all really enjoy and I hope we will have it back soon. Even without the show there are still lots of events going on. I hope you are able to get out there and enjoy what our cities have to offer and you have a safe and happy 4th of July.

As always thank you for taking the time to read our newsletter, and if you have an event coming up that you would like us to include, please let us know.

Mike Continillo
myvillaproperties.com


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San Ramon Library Movies July 2015Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Summer Movie Matinees at the Library
Featuring: The Princess & the Frog (Rated G)
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
San Ramon Library
100 Montgomery Street
San Ramon, CA

Spend a few afternoons at the library during your summer vacation enjoying free family films.


Library Storytimes

Mondays in July 2015
Paws to Read
4:00 PM
Danville Library
400 Front Street
Danville, CA
Paws to Read is a fun and unique literacy program that offers students in grades 1-5 (school year 2014-2015) an exciting opportunity to improve reading skills while reading to a therapy dog certified by the Valley Humane Society.

This program is by registration only. Parents may register a child for a maximum of two sessions. Space will not be held for late comers and drop-ins will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. This program is not for children who are allergic to or fearful of dogs.

To register, please contact the Danville Library by calling 925-837-4889.

Tuesdays in July 2015
Lapsit Storytime
11:15 AM
San Ramon Library
100 Montgomery Street
San Ramon, CA
Storytime for ages 6 months- 2 1/2 years. Everyone is welcome and registration is not required, but the librarian asks that you attend the program intended for the age for your child so the stories and activities are appropriate.

Thursdays in July 2015
Preschool Storytime
11:15 AM
San Ramon Library
100 Montgomery Street
San Ramon, CA

Storytime for ages 3 1/2- 5 years. Everyone is welcome and registration is not required, but the librarian asks that you attend the program intended for the age for your child so the stories and activities are appropriate.

Tuesdays, Thursdays in July 2015
Toddler Time Storytime
10:15 AM
San Ramon Library
100 Montgomery Street
San Ramon, CA

For ages 2 1/2- 3 1/2 years. Registration is not required, but the librarian asks that you attend the program intended for the age of your child so the stories and activities are appropriate.


Evolution Rocks Blackhawk Plaza July 2015Friday, July 3, 2015
Rockin’ the Plaza: Evolution
7:00 – 8:30 PM
Blackhawk Plaza
3380 Blackhawk Plaza Cir
Danville, CA

This unique blend of incredibly talented San Francisco Bay Area musicians brings the highest level of musicianship to the audience while showing a true respect for the music of Journey. They came together with the goal of bringing all of Journey’s music to the hundreds of thousands of Journey fans across the country. Having the blessing of Journey, as well as past members of Journey joining them on stage, Evolution has been breaking attendance records throughout California, Nevada and Washington.

These free concerts every Friday in Blackhawk Plaza, are sponsored by Toll Brothers, East Bay BMW, and East Bay Mini.


Fourth of July Events

Danville's 2015 Fourth of July Parade

Saturday, July 4, 2015
The Town of Danville 4th of July Parade
9:00 am
Hartz Avenue
Danville, CA

Kick off Independence Day at Danville’s 4th of July Parade. This festive, hometown event attracts over 40,000 attendees each year including local residents, family, friends, and flag-wavers from the Bay Area and beyond. Park yourself curbside and cheer on the bands, gymnasts, Scouts, and other community organizations as they proudly march by. Horses and other animals will pace the route, while antique cars inch along for your enjoyment.

The parade route runs from the corner of Hartz Avenue and Railroad Avenue, continues down Hartz and San Ramon Valley Boulevard, and ends at the corner of San Ramon Valley Boulevard and Sycamore Valley Road. To learn more, visit www.kiwanis-srv.org.

Run San Ramon 5k and 10k July 2015

Saturday, July 4, 2015
Run San Ramon – 10K, 5K Fun Run & Walk
10K – 8:15 AM
5K Fun Run & Walk – 8:30 AM
San Ramon Central Park Community Center
12501 Alcosta Blvd.
San Ramon, CA

Get a healthy start to your 4th of July with this Independence Day Classic. Enjoy the measured, paved and looped course. The 10K course is a double loop of the 5K course. Participants will receive a short sleeve commemorative shirt and goodies provided by local sponsors. This Run San Ramon 10K and 5K will be a chip timed race.

Registration available online at www.active.com, search Run San Ramon. Late or incomplete entries will not be accepted. Race day registration tables open 6:45-8:00am.

Celebrate San Ramon's Fourth of July with the Beach Boys!

Saturday, July 4, 2015
San Ramon Summer Concerts in the Park: Beach Boys
5:00 pm
San Ramon Central Park
12501 Alcosta Blvd
San Ramon

Bring the family for a perfect summer evening in Central Park. Enjoy great music, talk with friends and neighbors, bring a picnic and let the kids enjoy dancing barefoot in the grass. This is one of life’s simple pleasures, relax and enjoy the moment. Bring a picnic, blanket and/or lawn chairs. Wine, beer, soda and snacks available for purchase.


Cars & Coffee

Sunday, July 5, 2015
Cars & Coffee
8:00 AM
Blackhawk Plaza
3380 Blackhawk Plaza Cir
Danville, CA

In the parking lot near Anthropologie, Blackhawk Plaza and Blackhawk Automotive Museum welcome all car owners and enthusiasts for free coffee and a chance to showcase their collectors, rods, sports, customs, and classics. For more information contact the Blackhawk Automotive Museum.


Read2RhythmDrumm

Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Drummm
6:30 PM
Dougherty Station Library
17017 Bollinger Canyon Rd
San Ramon, CA

Everybody is welcome in the drum circle for this percussion extravaganza! Learn how to beat basic rhythms on tambourines, bongos, and more! There will always be more cowbell at this energetic event, perfect for all ages!


annieMovieSRVEJuly2015Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Summer Movie Matinees at the Library
Featuring: Annie – 2014 (Rated PG)
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
San Ramon Library
100 Montgomery Street
San Ramon, CA

Spend a few afternoons at the library during your summer vacation enjoying free family films.


Rockin' the Plaza BlackhawkFriday, July 10, 2015
Rockin’ the Plaza: Cheeseballs
7:00 – 8:30 PM
Blackhawk Plaza
3380 Blackhawk Plaza Cir
Danville, CA

The Cheeseballs are a San Francisco based high energy dance band with thousands of successful shows under their belt.

Groovy, funky and at the top of the list of go-to bands for special events of all nature, The Cheeseballs have delighted  tens of thousands of fans across the country.

From 70’s disco hits to 80’s new wave and rock classics, along with current hits (Robin Thicke, Pharrell, Pitbull, Katie Perry, Ke$ha, Lorde). From “Stayin’ Alive” to “Royals” with a bit of Etta James “At Last” thrown in for the first dance.

These free concerts every Friday in Blackhawk Plaza are sponsored by Toll Brothers, East Bay BMW, and East Bay Mini.

taintedlovesummerconcertSaturday, July 11, 2015
30th Annual Music in the Park: Tainted Love
6:00pm
Oak Hill Park
3005 Stone Valley Road
Danville, CA 94526

In its 30th year, The Town of Danville proudly thanks its residents and by holding four concerts of various genres of music. Bring a picnic and a blanket. Or choose to eat from food trucks provided by Food Truck Mafia.


bigbangbeatSunday, July 12, 2015
San Ramon Summer Concerts in the Park: Big Bang Beat
6:00 pm
San Ramon Central Park
12501 Alcosta Blvd
San Ramon

Bring the family for a perfect summer evening in Central Park. Enjoy great music, talk with friends and neighbors, bring a picnic and let the kids enjoy dancing barefoot in the grass. This is one of life’s simple pleasures, relax and enjoy the moment. Bring a picnic, blanket and/or lawn chairs. Wine, beer, soda and snacks available for purchase.

BIG BANG BEAT is a the legendary San Francisco based review that perform favorites of the 60′s Motown sound and the fabulous funk of the 70′s through to dance hits from the 80’s and 90’s. They are lead by dazzling female singers decked out in sequined dresses, plus a crack horn section, a precision choreographed stage show, and a zany, non-stop energy that has made this highly acclaimed band a virtual fixture at clubs, conventions, fund-raisers and corporate and private parties throughout the U.S.A., and now increasingly around the globe.

The critics have called BIG BANG BEAT a “surrealistic soul sensation,” and “a band that can transform a soul classic like Jr. Walker and the All Stars’ ‘Shotgun’ into a near religious experience.” Corporate event producers have called the group “The very best party band in America, bar none. On a scale from 1 to 10…a 12.”


danielbarashshadowpuppetsMonday, July 13, 2015
Daniel Barash – Shadow Puppet Rhythm: Bing, Bang, Boom!
6:30pm
San Ramon Library
100 Montgomery Street
San Ramon, CA

Daniel Barash holds a Masters Degree in Elementary Education from New York University. Certified in New York State, he led arts-in-education workshops for more than a decade on the East Coast before relocating to California in 2009.

Daniel has pioneered the use of shadow puppetry, an ancient Asian art form, in diverse settings.


Read2RhythmDrummTuesday, July 14, 2015
Drummm
6:30 PM
Dougherty Station Library
17017 Bollinger Canyon Rd
San Ramon, CA

Everybody is welcome in the drum circle for this percussion extravaganza! Learn how to beat basic rhythms on tambourines, bongos, and more! There will always be more cowbell at this energetic event, perfect for all ages!


curiousgeorge2movieSRVEJuly2015Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Summer Movie Matinees at the Library
Featuring: Curious George 2 – Follow that Monkey (Rated G)
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
San Ramon Library
100 Montgomery Street
San Ramon, CA

Spend a few afternoons at the library during your summer vacation enjoying free family films.


danvillehotsummernightscarsThursday, July 16, 2015
Hot Summer Nights Car Show
4:00 PM
Downtown Danville
Hartz Ave
Danville, CA

A street party like no other, Danville’s Hot Summer Nights Car Shows combine classic cars and camaraderie to create an evening of summer celebration. Downtown streets are lined with muscle cars, hot rods, and vintage rides dating up to 1976—some traditional and some sublime—while live bands play ’50s and ’60s music to people dancing in the streets. You can also browse the myriad of food, drink, and souvenir booths throughout the venue, or stop off in one of the downtown shops or restaurants. Vehicle staging and registration will begin at 2:00 p.m. at St. Isidore Church parking lot on La Gonda Way. To learn more, contact David Miller at (925) 437-3649 or www.danvillehotsummernightscarshow.com.


Rockin' the Plaza BlackhawkFriday, July 17, 2015
Rockin’ the Plaza: Foreverland
7:00 – 8:30 PM
Blackhawk Plaza
3380 Blackhawk Plaza Cir
Danville, CA

When Foreverland took the stage for the first time one San Francisco night in June 2009, no one could have predicted that just two weeks later, Michael Jackson would pass away. But since that moment, Foreverland: The Electrifying 14-piece Tribute to Michael Jackson, has been leading a larger-than-life celebration of his musical legacy from coast to coast.

A different kind of tribute band, you won’t see any impersonations here. Instead, Foreverland simply aims to honor and do justice to the music and spirit of the King of Pop. Throughout this truly unforgettable performance, die-hard fans will relive their favorite MJ moments, and younger crowds will rediscover the amazing music that remains timeless.

The band has mesmerized audiences around the country with their one-of-a-kind performances of the music of Michael Jackson, and they continue to play to bigger and bigger crowds.

These free concerts every Friday in Blackhawk Plaza, are sponsored by Toll Brothers, East Bay BMW, and East Bay Mini.


moonlightmoviesFriday, July 17, 2015
Moonlight Movies: The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
6:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Danville Town Green
400 Front Street
Danville, CA

Gather up the family and join your neighbors for respite under the stars. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and picnic baskets. To help keep the little ones busy, arts and crafts will be available to younger attendees beginning at 6:30 p.m. and go on until the movies get underway at sunset.

This year’s Moonlight Movies features animated adventures, family comedy, heart-warming characters, drama, and sci-fi.


Summer Breeze Art ExhibitSaturday, July 18, 2015
“Summer Breeze” New Art Exhibit & Opening Reception
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Blackhawk Gallery
3417 Blackhawk Plaza Circle
Danville, CA

Alamo Danville Artists Society will host the opening of Blackhawk Gallery’s new Exhibit “Summer Breeze”. The Gala Reception will be held on Saturday July 18th from 5 to 7pm with wine and Hors d?oeuvre. The reception and exhibit are free and open to the public. The “Summer Breeze” exhibit features sculptures by guest artist Jeff Owen and works by forty member artists. Members’ artworks include paintings, drawings, sculptures, ceramics, photographs, and wearable art.

The exhibit is curated by Pete DeFao, Debby Koonce, and Kerima Swain. The exhibit will be on view seven days a week from July 17th through September 20, 2015 Monday-Saturday 10 AM-8 PM and Sunday 11 AM-6 PM.

A Percentage of Sales Proceeds Provide Funding for Art Programs in the San Ramon Valley School District.


Maker Lab Gravity San RamonSaturday, July 18, 2015
Maker Lab: Gravity
11:15 AM – 3:15 PM
San Ramon Library
100 Montgomery Street
San Ramon, CA

The Bay Area Discovery Museum will present a hands-on, open-ended program with activities which explore ways to utilize and overcome gravity. You will help raise a tower, build a bridge or race a zip line. Children and their adults will stretch their problem-solving skills, working together to plan, build and test their ideas. All materials are provided and include take-home tips. Activities available while supplies last.


Family CampoutSaturday, July 18, 2015 thru Sunday, July 19, 2015
Family Camp Out at Oak Hill Park
10:00 am
Prices: See Below
Oak Hill Park
3005 Stone Valley Road
Danville, CA, 94526

Space still available! Join us for a suburban camping experience at Oak Hill Park with your family! You will enjoy swimming at Monte Vista Community Pool, youth crafts and family games, and a movie under the stars. Dinner and continental breakfast provided. Check-in Saturday at 10 am; check out Sunday by noon. MUST REGISTER ALL FAMILY MEMBERS ATTENDING!

Register here.


notoriousbandSunday, July 19, 2015
San Ramon Summer Concerts in the Park: Notorious
6:00 pm
San Ramon Central Park
12501 Alcosta Blvd
San Ramon

Bring the family for a perfect summer evening in Central Park. Enjoy great music, talk with friends and neighbors, bring a picnic and let the kids enjoy dancing barefoot in the grass. This is one of life’s simple pleasures, relax and enjoy the moment. Bring a picnic, blanket and/or lawn chairs. Wine, beer, soda and snacks available for purchase.


Diane Ferlatte Irene Young photographerMonday, July 20, 2015
Diane Ferlatte- One World, Many Stories
6:30 PM
San Ramon Library
100 Montgomery Street
San Ramon, CA

From Diane’s bio on her website: Diane has wowed audiences across the globe from Graz, Austria, to Auckland, New Zealand. She has toured and performed internationally many times over, including Holland, France, Bermuda, Sweden, Canada,  Australia, Singapore, and Malaysia. Diane has visited almost every state in the U.S., including Hawaii and Alaska, to perform at major festivals, theaters, conferences, universities, schools, libraries, senior centers, detention facilities, churches—you name it. Providing workshops for other tellers, ministers, and teachers, as well as serving as keynote speaker/storyteller at professional conferences and conventions has become a rewarding part of her work. Diane continues to focus on schools and libraries as much as possible however, because she believes this is where the tradition of storytelling is to be nurtured and the lessons of the stories most need to be heard. In fact, she was honored to be featured in Language of Literature, McDougal Littell’s latest textbook series for middle school grades.


moonlightmoviesTuesday, July 21, 2015
Moonlight Movies: Hook
6:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Danville Town Green
400 Front Street
Danville, CA

Gather up the family and join your neighbors for respite under the stars. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and picnic baskets. To help keep the little ones busy, arts and crafts will be available to younger attendees beginning at 6:30 p.m. and go on until the movies get underway at sunset.

This year’s Moonlight Movies features animated adventures, family comedy, heart-warming characters, drama, and sci-fi.


peterapel san ramon valley events july 2015Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Music, Magic & Fun with Peter Apel
4:00 PM
Danville Library
400 Front Street
Danville, CA

Join us for an exciting show of Magic, Music, and Fun with children’s musician Peter Apel. This summer we’re celebrating all things music while Reading to the Rhythm! Peter’s catchy, educational, and original songs have been charming audiences for years. This program is appropriate for children of all ages and their families, too! No registration required – program will be held in the Children’s Reading Room.


teenbeachmovieSRVEJuly2015Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Summer Movie Matinees at the Library
Featuring: Teen Beach Movie (Rated TV-PG)
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
San Ramon Library
100 Montgomery Street
San Ramon, CA

Spend a few afternoons at the library during your summer vacation enjoying free family films.


Taste and Toast Danville SeniorsThursday, July 23, 2015
Taste and Toast of USA (55Y & up)- 6966
7:00 pm
Prices: See Below
Veterans Memorial Building (VMB)
VMB: Community Hall ABC
400 Hartz Avenue
Danville, CA, 94526

For Ages 55+, celebrate beautiful USA! We will be exploring our wonderful coastlines, our glorious mountains and parks and taste some amazing food that makes our country so unique. Fees: $6(R) $8(N). $10 door, after 5pm.

Price: Resident: $6.00
Non-resident: $8.00


shrekjrThursday, July 23 – Friday, July 24, 2015
Bay Area Children’s Theater Presents: Shrek Jr.
2:30 pm & 7:00 pm
Dougherty Valley Performing Arts Center
Tickets: $10

Everyone’s favorite ogre is back in the hilarious show based on the smash hit film.

Performed by the students of Bay Area Children’s Theatre’s Education Program.

Visit www.sanramonperformingarts.com for ticket information.


Sleepytime Science Shadow PuppetsFriday, July 24, 2015
Sleepytime Science: Shadow Puppets
6:00 PM
San Ramon Library
100 Montgomery Street
San Ramon, CA

Wear your jammies and create beautiful shadow puppets with International Storytelling Performer, Daniel Barash. Learn how art and science intersect with this ancient storytelling technique. Sleepytime Science introduces basic scientific concepts and is most appropriate for families with children ages 3 & up.


Book saleFriday, July 24 – Sunday July 26, 2015
Friends of the Danville Library Large Book Sale
Times: See Below
Danville Library
400 Front Street
Danville, CA

Find a wonderful selection of titles at bargain prices all weekend long at the Friends’ of the Danville Library Quarterly Large Book Sale all weekend long!

  • Members Only Preview
    • Friday, July 24 – 9:00 – 10:00 AM
  • Public Sale
    • Saturday, July 25 – 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    • Sunday, July 26 – 12:00 to 4:00 PM

Friday, July 24 – Sunday July 26, 2015
San Ramon Library Foundation Members Booksale
Times: See Below
San Ramon Library
100 Montgomery Street
San Ramon, CA

Purchase gently used books to support San Ramon Library and Dougherty Station Library collections, events and programs; held in San Ramon Library Community Room upstairs.

  • Members Only
    • Friday July 24 – 5:00 – 8:00 PM
  • Public
    • Saturday July 25 – 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
    • Sunday July 26 – 12:05 to 3:45 PM ($5 Bag Sale All Day Long!)

Summer Sing alongSaturday, July 25, 2015
Summer Sing-Along with the Overdues
11:15 AM
San Ramon Library
100 Montgomery Street
San Ramon, CA

Join local musical group the Overdues for a musical event fun for the whole family!


Music In The ParkSaturday, July 25, 2015
30th Annual Music in the Park: Platinum Rockstars
6:00pm
Oak Hill Park
3005 Stone Valley Road
Danville, CA

In its 30th year, The Town of Danville proudly thanks its residents and by holding four concerts of various genres of music. Bring a picnic and a blanket. Or choose to eat from food trucks provided by Food Truck Mafia.


eltonjohntributebandSunday, July 26, 2015
San Ramon Summer Concerts in the Park: Elton John Tribute Band
6:00 pm
San Ramon Central Park
12501 Alcosta Blvd
San Ramon

Bring the family for a perfect summer evening in Central Park. Enjoy great music, talk with friends and neighbors, bring a picnic and let the kids enjoy dancing barefoot in the grass. This is one of life’s simple pleasures, relax and enjoy the moment. Bring a picnic, blanket and/or lawn chairs. Wine, beer, soda and snacks available for purchase.

 


StorytellingMonday, July 27, 2015
Jean Ellisen- Tales of He-roes and She-roes Around the World
6:30 PM
San Ramon Library
100 Montgomery Street
San Ramon, CA

These stories introduce students to courageous, noble, and self-sacrificing acts performed by ordinary men, women, girls, and boys.


2015alohagolfclassicdanvilleTuesday, July 28, 2015
2015 Aloha Golf Classic & Dinner
9:30 AM – 7:00 PM
Diablo Country Club
1700 Clubhouse Rd.
Diablo , CA

Tee up a good time at the 2015 Aloha Golf Classic & Dinner – One of the Danville Area Chamber of Commerce’s most FUN events! Golf, Contests, On-course Food/Bev! Cocktails and Dinner.. Come enjoy a day on the course at the beautiful and historic Diablo Country Club ! Don’t golf? – Come for a gourmet dinner at the Clubhouse. Tickets available at www.danvillechambercart.com – click on the STORE tab!

Fees/Admission:
Golf Packages – $195 per person includes breakfast, lunch & gourmet dinner, SWAG Bag, Green fees & Cart and Contests.

Additional Information is available here.


OliverCoMovieSRVEJuly2015Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Summer Movie Matinees at the Library
Featuring: Oliver & Company (Rated G)
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
San Ramon Library
100 Montgomery Street
San Ramon, CA

Spend a few afternoons at the library during your summer vacation enjoying free family films.


boysofsummertributebandFriday, July 31, 2015
Rockin’ the Plaza: The Boys of Summer
7:00 – 8:30 PM
Blackhawk Plaza
3380 Blackhawk Plaza Cir
Danville, CA

The Boys of Summer make their home in different parts of the US. They re-create some of the greatest music ever written. With well over 400 high profile shows throughout the U.S. since 2004, BOS are becoming known as the top touring Eagles Tribute band in America.

The Eagles themselves sold over 120 million albums worldwide, and their music brings instant fond memories to the millions who bought their records and attended their concerts. Get on down to one of their shows, and you’ll likely find yourself thinking the same as thousands before you. “Close your eyes, and you’re there”.

These free concerts every Friday in Blackhawk Plaza are sponsored by Toll Brothers, East Bay BMW, and East Bay Mini.


frozensingalongFriday, July 31, 2015
Frozen Sing-Along and Celebration
7:00  – 9:45 PM
San Ramon Library
100 Montgomery Street
San Ramon, CA

To celebrate the end of an era before we close for our exciting renovation we’ll show everyone’s favorite Disney film, “Frozen.” Join us for the sing-along version of the movie on the big screen and enjoy games, crafts and activities. Feel free to bring and enjoy your own snacks and costumes are encouraged. Doors open & activities begin at 7:00pm.

Movie begins at 8:00pm.


A peek ahead in August:

Family CampoutSaturday, August 8, 2015
Family Campout at Mt. Diablo State Park
2pm to Noon on the next day
Prices: See Below

Resident: $14.00
Non-resident: $17.00

Spaces still available!

Come enjoy the great outdoors with your family at Mt. Diablo State Park. Join us for a more traditional, nature camping experience! You will enjoy hiking in the park, youth crafts, family games, and campfire skits. Dinner and continental breakfast provided. One car per household. MUST REGISTER ALL FAMILY MEMBERS ATTENDING!

Register here.


Friday, August 14, 2015
Moonlight Movies: The Lego Movie
6:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Danville Town Green
400 Front Street
Danville, CA

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