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IN THE APRIL ISSUE OF
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The Great Geek Guide
Who knew that our backyard was such a pop culture paradise? From Game of Thrones to Jurassic Park to X-Men, huge hits feature local geeks.
 
No Water, No Problem
These three fabulous low-maintenance gardens don't sacrifice beauty, even if they do slash your water bill.

Green Day's East Bay
As Green Day goes into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, we talk with the band's fans and family about one of music's most incredible success stories.

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Keep reading below for your chance to win a yearlong pass to Chabot Space & Science Center. Good luck, and have a great week!


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FREE MOVIE: THE SHINING
Horror classic screens April 9 in Orinda.

 

Stanley Kubrick's masterpiece The Shining is a film we have been wanting to show as part of the monthly Classic Film Series for some time. The wait is finally over-we're going to screen The Shining, in all its chilly glory, for free on April 9 in the beautiful Orinda Theatre. Click here for more information.

GET READY FOR SUMMER
Swim lessons at Splash Swim School.

 

Get the kids ready for summer fun with swim lessons at Splash Swim School in Walnut Creek and San Ramon. Voted "Best Swim Lessons" 2012-2014 by the readers of Diablo magazine, Splash offers a comprehensive learn-to-swim program in a warm, supportive environment and specializes in children, ages six months and up. Call Splash at (925) 838-7940 or click here to book your classes today!

MORTGAGE RATES NEAR HISTORIC LOWS
Fremont Bank has a quick and easy tool to stay informed.

Mortgage rates have dropped. This might be the last opportunity to lower your mortgage rate. If you're looking to refinance or purchase a home, sign up for Fremont Bank's free Rate Watch emails. Click here to stay informed when Fremont Bank rates change.

DROUGHT TOLERANT PLANTS FOR YOUR GARDEN
The Ruth Bancroft Garden's Spring Plant Sale, April 11-16.

 

Find drought tolerant plants, succulents, cacti, CA natives, Protea and Mediterranean climate plants. Knowledgeable staff and volunteers will share tips for beautiful reduced water gardens. Sale will be open to the public from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy free admission all day Saturday with docent-led tours at 

11a.m. and 1 p.m. Click here for more information.

CALL FOR STUDENT PHOTOGRAPHY
Save Mount Diablo.

 

We want to see Mount Diablo and its foothills through the eyes of the next generation to help show others why the entire Diablo wilderness needs to be saved. If you're a student, you can submit your original photo by clicking here. The grand prize winner will receive a $1,000 Apple Store Gift Card, plus your work will be displayed. Deadline for entry is April 15, 2015.

JLOEB 80TH GALA
April 18.

 

Since 1935, The Junior League of Oakland-East Bay, Inc. has contributed over $3 million to the betterment of our community, in addition to completing a collective seven million volunteer service hours. Join us for a spectacularly festive event as we celebrate 80 years in service in true Roaring Twenties fashion aboard the historic USS Hornet Aircraft Carrier.


RESTAURANT WEEK 2015
April 19-26.

 

Restaurant Week is Walnut Creek's most delicious week. Over two dozen restaurants will be offering three course menus, starting at $10 for lunch and $20 for dinner. Restaurant Week takes place April 19-26. Find out why Walnut Creek is called the East Bay's most exciting destination. Click here for a list of participating restaurants.

FORE! ARF: TEE OFF FOR ANIMALS
April 20.

 

Support ARF's life-saving programs on April 20 while enjoying a day on the green at the Blackhawk Country Club in Danville with lunch, food and wine holes, cocktail and hors d'oeuvres reception, silent auction, and more!

NOW PLAYING AT BROADWAYPLAZA.COM
A preview of what's to come.

 

Lights, Camera, Action: The NEW Broadway Plaza comes to life in a short animated video featuring everything you need to know about the center's remarkable transformation, which will bring additional retail, expanded parking and more enhanced pedestrian spaces. Yet, this is just a preview of what's to come - new retail and additional parking open later this year! Click here for more information.

GRAND RE-OPENING OF
J. HETTINGER INTERIORS

April 23.

 

You're invited! It will be an evening of fun and entertainment with a silent auction fundraiser benefiting the Bay Area Crisis Nursery, a non-profit organization that supports parents with temporary childcare needs in a safe and homelike environment. Join us on Thursday, April 23, 2015 from 4:30 to 8:00 p.m. at our new location. Please call (925) 820-9336 to RSVP by Thursday, April 16. J. Hettinger Interiors is now located at 1499 Danville Boulevard in Alamo. 


CHILDREN'S SUPPORT LEAGUE
April 24-25.

 

Come along to the "Best of the East Bay" Heart of the Home tour on Friday and Saturday, April 24-25, showcasing five prestigious homes in Piedmont and Oakland Hills. Enjoy a fresh-made lunch at Piedmont's central park and shop snazzy merchants at a popup boutique. Tickets are on sale now. Click here to purchase tickets in advance for $45 for the tour, $55 for the tour and lunch, and the VIP package for $125.

PASSPORT TO DRY CREEK VALLEY TICKETS
April 24-26.

 

An immersive experience that goes beyond traditional food and wine pairing events, Passport guests are welcomed into over 45 wineries. Each winery offers an elaborate theme and pairings of exquisite wine, gourmet food and live entertainment. This event sells out every year. Be part of a Dry Creek Valley tradition. Click here for more information or call (877) 545-3198.

BOTTLEROCK
May 29-31.

 

Sip and savor world-class wines from Napa Valley's finest vintners, including Miner Family Winery, Del Dotto, Rombauer, Silver Oak and over twenty more wineries. Rock out to music from headliners Imagine Dragons, No Doubt and Robert Plant, and relax from the comfort of our luxurious winery cabana lounges - great atmosphere, great wine, great music. Single-day and three-day passes are on sale now.

INSTAGRAM SNAP OF THE WEEK

There are no words for how awesome this Children's Fairyland photo is, taken by Instagram user letsnotgetcocky. Don't forget to tag your Instagram photos with #eastbay and #diablomag to be considered for our blog!

CHABOT SPACE AND SCIENCE CENTER
Win 365 days of free admission.

Diablo is giving away a yearlong pass. Click here to enter our monthly contest.

WEEKLY DISH: GROCERY SHOP SHUFFLES
Our weekly food report.

Grocery store shuffles in Walnut Creek; new boutique marketplace for Uptown; Dublin's Persimmon Pace almost there; spring events and more!

SIDE DISH: RANCHO CANTINA'S PATATAS BRAVAS

Potatoes with a kick.


Click here to read about these can't stop eating deep-fried potatoes, topped with sauces the color of the Mexican flag.

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