Mark Your Calendars! July 27th is the date for the annual Greenridge neighborhood garage sale featuring over 50 homes. Keep in mind that a lot of people who live on the hill have been her since the 60’s, so you never know what treasures you might find besides the goodies you didn’t even know you needed. Sale begins at 9:00 and goes until around 4:00.
Congratulations to our Greenridge neighbors Mark Yin & Sharon Young, who are being honored by the Hayward Area Historical Society for the beautiful, period-appropriate renovations they completed on their Eichler!
They'll be feted at Stonebrae Country Club in Hayward on Friday, April 29 at the 12th Annual History Awards Gala, which is open to the public. To buy tickets or request an invitation, contact Development Director Alison Wenz at 510-581-0223 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We had Adam Levy play in our great room last year in a trio - he's now coming back with another great new singer-songwriter from Nashville! Please join us if you can - details are below; you can preview the music on their websites. Click the button to register on Eventbrite so we can keep track of who's coming, and feel free to forward to others who might be interested in attending:
Join us for an intimate evening of acoustic music by two world-class singer-songwriters right here on Greenridge:
Adam Levy & Melissa Greener.
NOTE NEW DATE: Saturday, October 30 - 7pm doors, 8pm downbeat!
*Please* let us know ASAP if you register and then find you can't attend so that we can accommodate others.
Substantial munchies will be provided; please BYOB. Costumes encouraged but not required - it's Halloween weekend!
We ask that you contribute what you can, but suggest a $15-$20 donation. Both artists will also have CDs available to purchase at the concert. 25% of all proceeds will go to the local Hayward Animal Shelter.
About the artists
A super-versatile musician and songwriter, Adam Levy was the featured guitarist in Norah Jones’ Handsome Band for seven years and wrote “In the Morning” on Feels Like Home. He’s played on stage & in the studio with many other great artists including Amos Lee, Tracy Chapman & Roseanne Cash as well as working on his own myriad projects. He's currently finishing up his latest album in Oregon, produced by Mark Orton, (formerly of local Bay Area favorite Tin Hat Trio).
Adam’s website: http://www.adamlevy.com/
photo (c) 2010 Michael Winetrob
Melissa Greener is a Nashville-based artist who won the 2009 USA Songwriting Competition in the Folk category for her song "Bullets to Bite". Her second album, Dwelling, was released in April 2010 and produced by John Jennings, who has produced Grammy winning records for Mary Chapin Carpenter, and worked with Janis Ian, Iris DeMent, and the Indigo Girls.
Melissa's website: http://melissagreener.com/
So the sun may have (mostly) abandoned us again, but that means it will be more than bearable this weekend at Jack London Square for major foodie grazing at the Eat Real Festival! Starting today and running through Sunday, this is an opportunity to check out some of the best food trucks in the Bay all in one location. Some of my lunchtime favorites from work who will be there include Chairman Bao (a gourmet twist on the traditional chinese stuffed buns with fillings such as duck confit or pork belly with pickled daikon radish) and IZ IT (secret family recipe chinese style fried chicken and "spammers" - a super-tasty take on the traditional Japanese musubi sushi wrap).
In addition to good old grazing - as if we needed more - there will be a handful of seminars & demos throughout the weekend, including butchery contests & workshops, all about eggs, urban homesteading, home brewing & canning and the like, plus music & film.
Worth a BART trip? Aw yeah. Hot tip from friends who have gone to this event in the past is to get there EARLY to beat the crowd. Times & details are here: EatRealFest.com
Wanted to take your kids to a Penguins & Pajamas sleepover at the California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park but thought it was too pricey? Have a chance to win a package for a family of four! The Academy is running a sweepstakes through August 31; strangely, they are not taking online entries, but you can either enter on site when you visit the Academy, or mail in your entry. Full details are on their site here: http://calacademy.org/promo/sleepovers/
Didn't get enough local rodeo action back in May? Rowell Ranch is back with the 48th Annual Junior Rodeo on August 7th & 8th, and better yet, attendance & parking are FREE! More information on some of the key events is on the website at www.rowellranchjrrodeo.net. Participants range in age from "Pee-Wees" (under 5!!) on Saturday morning, to "Seniors" (one of the few places this term refers to 14-18 yr olds).
Interested in participating? Rules & Entry forms are here - note the deadline to enter is July 26.
Kids & farm animals, and just a few minutes drive - you just can't go wrong! This is a great event for all ages to help wrap up the summer.
Select showrooms at the San Francisco Design Center will be participating in their Summer Designer Sample Sale which is open to the public. As you may know, unless you are a credited designer, you may browse but not buy at this behemoth showcase of furniture and interior design elements. But June 12 & 13, you, lowly layperson, can bring your wallet and this 10% off coupon good for a single item, already a deal at up to 70% off.
Galleria & Showplace Buildings
101 and 2 Henry Adams St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
Saturday, June 12 from 10am - 5pm
Sunday, June 13 from 10am - 4pm
We know everyone loves a peek into some lovely examples of mid-century modern homes. The first-ever Sacramento MCM home tour will take place on Saturday, June 26 and features over 20 beautiful examples of some of the best that our state capital has to offer. I'm hoping some of those fantastic river-side Strengs are part of the mix. Tickets are now on sale for $20 each - more info and some sneak peeks of houses on the tour are here. The event is being organized by our friends over at Eichlerific, who've sent a few folks our way here at GreenridgeCV!
The Wright auction house of Chicago, which specializes in modern design, is holding an Eames Auction April 8, featuring not only many of the classic chairs, room dividers and shelving units, but also more esoteric items including photos, items from their offices, fabric, splints used for manufacturing, speakers and radios! Definitely worth a visit to the site (get out the droolrag!), and if you're so inclined, bids can be made remotely via email and phone as well as in person. Or you can pre-order a catalogue for $30 and keep these lovely pictures at the ready.
Main auction page with links to purchase catalogue, view lots, get details, etc.
Or beeline to view all the items. (Pictured below is a Charles Eames/ Eero Saarinen modular storage bench.)
Thanks to our friend Atomic Indy for the heads-up.
San Francisco Open Studios every weekend in October various locations October 10 - 11: Bernal Heights, Castro, Duboce, Eureka Valley, Glen Park, Mission, Noe Valley, Portola October 17 - 18: Buena Vista, Diamond Heights, Fort Mason, Haight, Hayes Valley, Marina, Mount Davidson, Pacific Heights, Richmond, Sunset, Ocean Beach, Twin Peaks, West Portal October 24 - 25: Financial District, North Beach, Potrero Hill, Russian Hill, SOMA, Tenderloin, Bayview, Excelsior October 31 - November 1: Hunters Point Shipyard
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