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Bikes, Beer and Movies -Oh My

August 3, 2010
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August 4, 2010 – 6:00pm – 9:15pm

Come celebrate the East Bay Bicycle Coalition’s new office and the opening of the Berkeley Bike Station (the second largest in the country!). Bike Station operator Alameda Bicycles and the Bicycle Coalition are teaming up for an open house party and movie night. On Wednesday August 4th, roll down, make use of the free valet bike parking, check out the multitude of bike racks and Alameda Bicycle’s show room, and help the Bicycle Coalition warm up our new digs. We’ll have food, locally brewed beer from Bison Brewing Co., and our new projector will be showing bikey films. Then, at 9:15, we’ll walk to a nearby movie theater to watch Inception together. The first 100 people who RSVP to the party will get a discounted ticket – only $3 – to the movie!

To RSVP, send an email with your name to jim (at)alamedabicycle(dot) com. Location: 2208 Shattuck Ave., Downtown Berkeley


National Recreation and Parks Month- Fun and Free for All!

July 8, 2010
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July is National Recreation and Parks month and the City of Oakland Office of Parks and Recreation is celebrating by hosting events throughout the City! With open houses at each of its recreation centers and free Swim days at City Pools, July is heating up to be a great Free and Fun month.  Visit http://www.oaklandnet.com/parks/programs/nrpm_coe.asp for the listing of activities.  Included with these activities is a Free Movie Night this Friday July 9th at the Redwood Heights recreation center.  This friday they are playing one of my personal favorites The Princess Bride.  Food and drink are available for a donation that supports the City of Oakland scholarship fund.

Jack of All Trades -Lots happening again in the Square

July 7, 2010
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July 8 – Thursday
Waterfront Flicks | JULIA & JULIA
7:30 PM
Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy an outdoor movie on the Market Lawn at sundown. The fun kicks off when The Oakbook hosts Homegrown Trivia contests.

 July 9– Friday
Lunchtime Live! | The P-PL, featuring Bill Norwood
NOON – 2:00 PM
Come on down to Jack London Square to enjoy a free concert!

 July 9 – Friday
Dancing Under the Stars | MERENGUE
8:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Kick up your heels and enjoy a free dance lesson provided by Linden Street Dance Studio!

July 10 – Saturday and July 11 – Sunday
Oakland Artisans Marketplace
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Local artists sell crafts and artwork coordinated by Oakland’s Cultural Arts Department.

July 11 – Sunday
Dog Days of Summer | Adopt-a-thon Summer of Love
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM | Foot of Washington
Come to Jack London Square and adopt a new pet from over 10 pet adoption agencies. Make friends with puppies, kittens and rabbits.

July 11 – Sunday
Jack London Square Farmers’ Market
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM | YEAR ROUND
This farmers’ market offers the best of California’s agricultural bounty direct from the farmer to you. You can find fruits, vegetables, greens and nuts as well as freshly baked breads and pastries, delicious specialty foods, fresh flowers and much more.