San Ramon Valley Events – June 2014

San Ramon Water ParksAs May passes us by and we head into June the weather is warming up and we start looking for fun ways to cool down. My daughter and I are currently enrolled in the Parent and Tot class at the San Ramon Aquatic center at Cal High. The class is run by the City of San Ramon, and we are having a lot of fun with it. Sophia is 3, so it’s all about getting used to being in the water. They take a very gentle approach and we make it fun along the way. The only problem we are having is that she cries every time class is over because she is having so much fun she does not want to leave. There are many other classes and events that the city puts on at the Aquatic centers at Cal High and Dougherty Valley. If you are looking for a way to beat the heat these are a couple of really great options.

Thank you for taking the time to read our monthly news letter. As always we appreciate your support and hope that you find value in the information we provide. Please let us know if you have any events you would like us to share and feel free to pass this on to anyone you think might enjoy it.

There are lots of fun things coming up this month and I hope to see you out there!

Thank you,

Mike Continillo

Wonka Kids!
Sunday, June 1

  • 11:00am,
  • 1:00pm
  • 4:00pm

DV Performing Arts Center
10550 Albion Rd
San Ramon, CA

Roald Dahl’s timeless story of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir comes to life in this special musical stage adaptation performed by the 5-11 year old students.

Tickets: $10

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22nd Annual Celebration of Life
Monday, June 2
7:00 PM
Cornerstone Fellowship
348 North Canyons Parkway
Livermore, CA

Cancer survivors and their caregivers are invited to a special evening of celebration of survivorship.

RSVP no later than May 28. Please leave your name and the number of people in your party at 925.934.7640, Option 3, ext. 305 or email

Sprouts San Ramon Grand Opening
Wednesday, June 4
7:00 AM
3181 Crow Canyon Place
San Ramon, CA

Sprouts Farmers Market will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate its first San Ramon store. The public is invited to join the ceremony, tour the store and shop for their favorite healthy grocery items. Special events and giveaways are planned for the Grand Opening festivities:

  • Delicious muffin and coffee samples will be served to everyone in line before the doors
  • The first 200 shoppers in line will receive 20 percent off their initial total purchase.
  • Upon checkout, every 15th shopper will receive a coupon book featuring Sprouts savings.
  • One dollar deals throughout the store in addition to Sprouts’ everyday great values.
  • Every customer will receive one free reusable bag with purchase.

ValleyCare 30th Annual Golf Tournament
Friday, June 6
9:00 AM
The Course at Wente Vineyards
5040 Arroyo Road
Livermore, CA

The Course at Wente Vineyards is a destination championship golf course that is one of the most beautiful and challenging in the Northern California wine country. Located 45 minutes east of San Francisco, the course’s 18 championship holes play through the vineyards, rolling hills and natural grasslands of the scenic Livermore Valley at Wente Vineyards. The Course at Wente Vineyards is host of the Wine Country Championship, the fifth stop on the PGA’s Nationwide Tour. Dinner and a silent auction follow play at the beautiful Wente Event Center adjacent to the tasting room. Funds raised benefit the ValleyCare Health System Emergency Department.

For more information and to register online, click here!

Celebration at the Ranch – Cancer Survivors Day
Sunday, June 8
10:00 AM
The Ranch at Little Hills Park
18013 Bollinger Canyon Road
San Ramon, CA

A Celebration at the Ranch honoring all cancer survivors and their families is being held on Sunday, June 8th, 2014.  The event, hosted by The California Parks Company will be at Little Hills Ranch, 18013 Bollinger Canyon Road, San Ramon.  Lunch will be provided.

This celebration, honoring National Cancer Survivor’s Day, begins at 10 AM and ends at 4 PM.
The fun-filled day includes live music, dancing, and games.  Activities include bingo, ping-pong, foosball, volleyball, drumming, yoga, massages, and games for the kids.

Those wishing to attend should RSVP to the Cancer Support Community at (925) 933-0107 by Wednesday, June 4th.

Wings of Hope

Cancer Support Community’s annual Wings of Hope Butterfly Release will take place on Sunday, June
8th at 10 AM at the Ranch at Little Hills, 18013 Bollinger Canyon Road, San Ramon.

Live monarch butterflies can be purchased in advance for $25 each and will be available for
release to honor those touched by cancer.  For information and/or to purchase a butterfly for release, please visit, call Alex at (925) 933-0107 or email

Buzzing Bees & Beautiful Butterflies
Fun on the Farm
Saturday, June 14
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Forest Home Farms
19953 San Ramon Valley Blvd
San Ramon, CA

Look inside a buzzing hive of live bees. Make a craft, and search the organic garden for bees, butterflies, and other interesting insects.

Enjoy interactive exhibits, the tractor museum, the beautiful grounds and free activities centered around a different theme each moth. Tour the Glass House Museum or farm with a docent to travel back in time to the early days of the San Ramon Valley. Visit the Welcome Center to view exhibits and purchase old-fashioned toys and gifts at the Gift Shoppe. (Tours are $5 per person, or $8 for both tours on the same day).

2014 Danville Summerfest
June 21 – June 22, 2014
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Downtown Danville
Hartz & Prospect Avenues
Danville, CA

Celebrate the beginning of Summer with Danville Summerfest! June 21 & 22, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m on Hartz & Prospect Avenues in Downtown Danville.  Co-sponsored by the Town of Danville, Danville Summerfest! (formerly the Danville Fine Arts Faire) features a dazzling spectrum of art, live music on stage and street corner, and a Children’s Fair including pony rides, train rides and arts & crafts.

More than 200 artisans from around the country and the Bay Area display their work during this two-day event. The artwork, often one-of-a-kind, represents widely varying styles and mediums including painting, sculpture, glass, ceramics and photography, as well as mixed-media, fiber, metal, leather and wood.

The art of music is also well represented, as street musicians strum and sing.  New this year – a performance stage on the South end of Hartz Avenue, and a Children’s Fair nearby in the Balford Building parking lot. Prospect Avenue Activities during the weekend include a local merchant street fair on Saturday and a Classic Car Show and a Vintage BMX bike show on East Prospect (Sunday only).

Hosted by the Danville Area Chamber of Commerce, two Beverage Gardens offer a relaxing setting for people-watching while enjoying the music and adult beverages, fine wines and micro-brews paired with gourmet fair food.

Bring the whole family. Admission is free, with free parking in city-owned parking lots and curbside, and free bike parking near Prospect and Hartz Avenue.

Night at the Improv
Saturday, June 21
8:00 PM
Front Row Theater
17011 Bollinger Canyon Rd
San Ramon, CA

Join San Ramon Improv U Players and our resident troupe Twisted Gray Matter for an interactive evening of improvisational comedy. The show is created on the spot with the help of audience participation and suggestions. Not suitable for children under the age of 18.

Tickets: $10 per show.

Peter Pan Jr.
Thursday, June 26
Friday, June 27
3:00 PM
7:00 PM
Dougherty Valley Performing Arts Center

Tickets: $10 *on sale June 16.

Take a journey to Neverland and the world of Peter Pan, performed by the Little Performers and Summer Performers of Bay Area Children’s Theatre Youth Education Program. Featuring songs from the award-winning show, this musical will keep you tapping your toes!

Parks Make Life Better Clean-up Day
Saturday, June 28
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Piccadilly Square Park
2503 Piccadilly Circle
San Ramon CA

The City of San Ramon is home to over 50 beautiful parks that are the pride of our community and that thousands of people enjoy each week. Join our professional park maintenance staff and your neighbors to help maintain and beautify our parks. Tasks may include planting, pruning, applying mulch, replacing sand box materials, painting and general clean up. Refreshments will be provided. Open to all ages however children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Volunteers are asked to bring work gloves and will need to register in advance at

Family Hike on Save Mount Diablo’s Mangini Ranch
Saturday, June 28
9:00 AM
Save Mount Diablo’s Mangini Ranch

Explore a part of the Diablo wilderness not yet open to the public but right in your backyard!  Save Mount Diablo’s Mangini Ranch is a 208-acre property that includes the headwaters of Galindo Creek, rolling grasslands, oaks, buckeye trees and a rare desert olive grove. Visit a secret spring and keep your eyes out for bobcats and coyotes looking for breakfast, plus burrowing owls, quail, and many other feathered friends.  This is a two hour, four mile hike with one strenuous climb. Bring layers, heavy rain cancels.
Save Mount Diablo’s 2014 Family Hike series has free family friendly hikes on the 4th Saturday of the month at various locations.

Meet: Save Mount Diablo’s Mangini Ranch. From Ygnacio Valley Rd head south on Crystyl Ranch Dr. in Concord.

We’ll meet at the hiker gate on Crystal Ranch Dr. between Autumn Oak Cir and Rolling Woods Way.
Leader: David Ogden
RSVP and info at

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Summer Concerts in the Park
US Air Force Band of the Golden West
Sunday, June 29
Central Park
12501 Alcosta Blvd
San Ramon, CA

Bring the entire family for a beautiful summer evening in Central Park. Enjoy great music and dance the night away while visiting with friends and neighbors. Bring a blanket or chairs and a picnic. Adult beverages, soda and ice cream will be available for purchase. Click here for more information.

Run San Ramon 10K, 5K, 3K
Friday, July 4
8:00 AM
Central Park
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 run shirt and goodies provided by local sponsors. 10K race starts at 8:15am; 5K Run & Walk and 3K Walk starts at 8:20am.

Registration Fee: $35 postmarked by June 20 and $40 on Race Day for everyone. Preregistration family race for 3 or more is $30 per person. Must be immediate family only, and all entry forms must be submitted at the same time. Registration available online at or on the City website. Late or incomplete entries will not be accepted. Race day registration tables open 6:30-8:00am.

Awards: Mayor’s Cup awarded to the winning pre-registered San Ramon resident, male & female (5K & 10K). Trophies will be awarded to the winning male and female.

Click here for more information.