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Home Grown Blues Series

August 12, 2010
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Thursday, August 12th
Frank Ogawa Plaza
Free Music Series featuring the Bay Area Blues Society

Laurel Street Fair, see you there

August 9, 2010
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Saturday, August 14th, 2010
11:00a.m. – 5:00p.m.

All Along MacArthur Blvd. between 35th and 38th Avenues

This Year We Proudly Present a World-Class,
Made Up of Amazing Artists Who All Live in the Laurel!


THE ACME All-Stars


St. Valentines
feat. Will Randolph and the BRS

DJs AD and AGANA on the Turntables To Make You Dance!

Carnival Rides, Drumming Circle, Bumper Cars, Recycleable Art Making, Science Booths and Lots of Games

Farmers Market, Info Booths, Innovative Gardening and Food Demonstrations

Over 80 booths of great cuisine, products, information and more!


This Sunday’s best kept secret

July 31, 2010
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This Sunday the Oakland Museum it Free and they’ve opened up the Pixar installation!  Tickets are timed so everyone will have a pleasant experience ie. not too crowded and tickets will be given away on a first come first serve basis, so get in line!  Let Oakland Museum know what you think by tweeting your experience @oaklandmuseumca!  Hours on Sunday are 11am-5pm.

First Sunday at Oakland Museum is Free

July 28, 2010
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The Pixar exhibit hasn’t started yet but there is still plenty to see this Sunday for 1st Sunday and the price can’t be beat, Free! 


Oakland Museum of California
1000 Oak @ 10th Street
Oakland, CA
Phone: 510 238 2200

First Sundays are FREE days at the Oakland Museum of California.

The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) brings together collections of art, history and natural science under one roof to tell the extraordinary stories of California and its people.

11am – 5pm

Getting There:
One block from the Lake Merritt BART Station.

Free Zumba

July 27, 2010
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Special Event-FREE ZUMBA class this Wed. 7/28 at 6:30pm
Joaquin Miller Park-CASCADES  3450 Joaquin Miller Road, Oakland, CA
we will ZUMBA in beautiful Cascade park area as part of The Hidden Jewels of Oakland Splendor Tour bring friends and family, all kinds of activities. 6-8pm. www.zumba.com Teacher Nanette Vides

Oakland Hidden Gem

July 20, 2010
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Friday July 23   (12 noon – 1pm)
Kaiser Center Roof Garden Concerts
Bay Island Ramblers
The concerts are FREE and open to the public!
Bring your lunch and have a picnic while enjoying the beautiful grounds of the Kaiser Center Roof Garden!
300 Lakeside Drive

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.

Row Row Row Your Boat

July 8, 2010
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Lake Merritt Rowing Club plays host to the SW Masters Regional this Sunday July 11th.  It appears 64 races will take place throughout the day Sunday.  If you’ve driven by the lake you’ve noticed what appears to be floating keg cups.  That’s the new course for the race.  So grab your lawn chair and a picnic basket and head on down.  Look like best viewing will be along Lakeshore Ave, but races will be running along the Lakeside Dr finger too.

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.

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