San Ramon Valley Events – November 7, 2013

Welcome to the first addition of our Community Happenings monthly newsletter! Each month we’ll send you a round-up of community events happening in the San Ramon Valley.  We hope this information will help ease your activity planning and keep you informed about local events.

The goal of this newsletter is to provide you with valuable information, and also allow us to communicate with you more effectively. You are the reason we are in business so we want to be as great a value to you as possible. At the same time we recognize that your time is valuable so we will keep the number of emails to a minimum. We hope you will find this newsletter helpful and informative. If you have any questions or suggestions for future newsletters please let us know!

Thank you,

Mike Continillo

Fairy Scavenger Hunt for Kids
November 4-16, 2013

Dougherty Station Library and the San Ramon Library will take you on a scavenger hunt to find the fairies, trolls, pixies and gnomes that are hiding in the library. Find the pictures and you’ll find the clues. A prize will be awarded to all those finishing the spying.  More Info

Mobile Food Truck
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Time: 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

Bishop Ranch works with the Food Truck Mafia to bring you the very best in mobile gourmet. Like their Facebook page for the latest information.

Scheduled trucks include The Chairman, Tacos de los Altos, The Melt and Lexie’s Frozen Custard.

Ribbon Cutting and Open House – Pinot’s Palette, Danvillepinotspallette
Thursday, November 7, 2013
Time: 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Pinot’s Palette invites you to their open house for drinks and appetizers! Pinot’s Palette features local artists who will guide you step-by-step through a featured painting. They offer public classes, private parties, holiday gatherings and gift certificates too!

Pinot’s Palette
410 Sycamore Valley Rd West
Danville, CA 94526

Contact Fabiola Ortiz, 925-743-9900, for more information.

Blackhawk Kids Club
Saturday, November 9, 2013
Time: 10:30 am – Noon

The Busy Bee Dogs Family Fun Entertainment will put on an amazing show featuring our furry friends– formerly homeless pets who currently amaze and educate audiences of all ages through heart capturing extraordinary entertainment.

Join the Blackhawk Kids Club and join the fun! Free events for kids happen the second Saturday of every month.

Spirit of DanvilleScreen Shot 2013-11-08 at 3.00.23 PM
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Time: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm

Purchase a $5 ticket and receive a wristband for Holiday Shopping & Dining Specials
17 shops and 6 restaurants participating

  • Free trolley rides from 5-8pm
  • Store Discounts
  • Live Music
  • Entertainment
  • Activities
  • Appetizers

Purchase your tickets for this event online and select a local charity. 100% of ticket proceeds benefit select local charities such as Hospice of the East Bay, Blue Star Moms, Tony LaRussa’s Animal Rescue Foundation, and others.

100th Anniversary of the Village Theatre Grand Engagement Celebration
Saturday, November 16, 2013

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Town Meeting Hall
Taste and savor delectable small bites and wine from local restaurants while viewing timeless photos of the Village Theatre. First 200 attendees will receive a commemorative wine glass. Small bites will be provided by: Bridges, Norm’s, McGah’s, Primo’s and wine will be poured by The Vine at Bridges.

Opening Reception for Barn Dance: Celebrating Our Agrarian Heritage
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Village Theatre Art Gallery
Join us for the Opening Reception of the latest Village Theatre Art Gallery Exhibition, Barn Dance. This exhibit is a playful gathering of images, sounds and smells (think hay!) in a gallery whose building has been important to Danville through countless seasons.

Centennial Presentation
7:00 pm – 9:30 pm, Village Theatre
Journey through time as local leaders in Danville’s rich history come together and highlight the various ways this historical building has been utilized throughout its 100 year history. Presentations will utilize the vast wealth of talent that is seen throughout the many groups that perform in the Village Theatre.

This event is free and open to the community; however, space is limited. If you are interested in attending this event, please RSVP by visiting

Lighting of the Old Oak TreeScreen Shot 2013-11-08 at 3.03.04 PM
Day after Thanksgiving – Friday, November 29, 2013
Time: 5:15 pm – 8:30 pm

Old Oak Tree Diablo Road and Downtown Danville, CA

Families will gather on Diablo Road around the town’s landmark oak tree, which is more than 350 years old, and will enjoy music provided by the Danville Girls Chorus and the San Ramon Valley High School Chorus led by Ken Abrams. Around 6:15 p.m., the magic begins when Father Christmas and the Snow Angel arrive, fairy dust is sprinkled and the Old Oak Tree is spectacularly illuminated — a joyful and jolly kick off to Danville’s holiday season.

Event-goers can then bask in the spirit by following the Snow Angel and Father Christmas into downtown Danville. Hum to street-corner musicians, stroll along tree-lined sidewalks, stop in for dinner or a cocktail at a local eatery, browse shops and enjoying holiday merriment and goodies such as hot cocoa, cider and tea provided by Danville’s merchants, who have decked-out their downtown shops with seasonal splendor.