Posted by Len Gilbert on April 9, 2013
When: Saturday, April 13th
What: Oakland’s three parklets and learn about their history and benefits from the folks who brought them from concept to reality. The walk includes stairways along the course of Glen Echo Creek and Piedmont Avenue.
- This mostly flat urban 4-mile walk includes stairs. Please come prepared with weather appropriate clothing and water.
- Meet in front of Farley’s East at 10:00am. We will return to Farley’s by 12:30. There will be an option to return to our starting point via AC Transit.
- Heavy rain cancels, light rain doesn’t.
- Dogs OK! (please only bring dogs that can make the entire walk)
- Here’s our route map
More info? See the Oakland Urban Paths website: http://www.oaklandurbanpaths.org/
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Posted by Len Gilbert on April 2, 2013
Guess what the theme for Spring Fling 2013 is????
Pop Up SPRING FLING-2013
A Tri-School Fundraiser
*Look What Popped Up in the Online Auction!*
The Spring Fling committee would like to invite you to view our Online Auction open now. It offers items and experiences for every interest and price point. Visit http://piedmont.maestroweb.com/ and discover museum passes, tutoring packages, yoga classes, vacation getaways, parent parties and even BACK STAGE Green Day passes. Bid now in support of our schools!
As a community, we recognize that by supporting our schools, everyone wins. If you are interested in showing appreciation for your child’s excellent elementary education, please consider donating to our event at Donation Form. Every donation is 100% tax deductible.
Thank you for “doing your thing for Spring Fling!”
Questions? firstname.lastname@example.org or 510-653-1816.
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Posted by Len Gilbert on March 29, 2013
Get your Scottish on and celebrate Tartan Day!
Saturday, April 6th 1o:00-5:00pm
Ardenwood Historic Farm, Fremont, CA
Pipers, dancers, clan tents, food, highland games, music, and Scottish ale are just some of the attractions. See http://tartanday.eastbayscots.org for more details.
Tartan Day, as currently celebrated it every April 6th , started in New York City in 1982 as a celebration of contributions by Scottish Americans to the United States throughout its history.
This marks the date a declaration of Scottish independence against Edward I’s English rule, known the Declaration of Arbroath, was signed in 1320 and submitted to Pope John XXII.
The declaration intended to confirm Scotland’s status as an independent, sovereign state, defending Scotland’s right to use military action when unjustly attacked and which was an influence on the American Declaration of Independence.
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Posted by Len Gilbert on March 27, 2013
From the Piedmont Center for the Arts bulletin:
A very special concert will be held on Friday, March 29, 7:30 p.m. with Rene Mandel & Friends Classical Music Concert. Violinist Rene Mandel, currently the Executive Director at Berkeley Symphony, brings an all-star ensemble to Piedmont for this rare concert.
The art of Jill Erickson will run through March 31st, a fine collection of oil paintings, beautiful landscapes.
The Center’s theater group, the Piedmont Repertory Players, will perform two Thornton Wilder plays on April 5 and 6th.
The art exhibit Reflections on Water and Nature by Nora Partido, Sylvia Chesson and Mehdi Ghadiani using printmaking, fused glass and photography will be on view April 5, 6, 7.
The Manhattan Piano Trio will perform on Friday, April 12, featuring Piedmont’s Wayne Lee.
The art of the AP Art Students from PHS will be on view Friday, April 12 and Sunday, April 14, with opening reception on Thursday, April 11.
On Sunday, April 21 a special classical music concert with the Divertimento Ensemble presenting a program entitled European Charm featuring the music of Rossini, Farkas and Beethoven.
Judgment of Piedmont Wine Tasting Event–Friday, April 26th, 5:30-7:30 pm
Taste best homemade wines representing the Piedmont community. Music, wine, cheese. $10 with glass included. Enter your wine in the competition by email: email@example.com.
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Posted by Len Gilbert on March 22, 2013
A free evening of Scottish, Irish and other Celtic music, dance, songs, stories, pipers, more! Easy social dances will be taught!
March 23 6:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.)
Piedmont Veteran’s Building, 401 Highland Ave. Piedmont, 94611
Attendees welcome to participate, so bring your dancing shoes, instruments, voices and stories to share with all!
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and sign up to sing, dance, play an instrument, tell a story or recite a poem.
Performances must have a Celtic theme and be five minutes or less in length. Please describe your act and indicate other equipment you may need. Advanced sign-ups recommended!
Please bring finger food and non-alcoholic beverages to share. Children welcome!
Ceilidh is free, but donations gratefully accepted.
For more info, please email email@example.com or see page 56 of Piedmont Recreation Department Summer catalogue.
Highland Dance classes are taught through the Piedmont Recreation Department.
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