Has everyone kept all their New Years Resolutions
just three weeks into the New Year? Well the most popular of
resolutions is to get regular exercise and maintain a healthy
lifestyle. A very good way to achieve this would be to get out
there and enjoy some fresh air at one of our nearby East Bay
Sunol Regional Park has several wonderful programs for all
ages. This Saturday's nature program is called "Canyon
Views and Cascades". You will be able to explore what the
beautiful park has to offer during the winter when the creeks
and waterfalls are overflowing and the hills are a bright, lush
green. It's on Saturday from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. No pre-registration
is required and best of all, other than a small parking fee,
this event is free.
"It's not easy Being Green" is the name of the nature
program being held on the January 26th from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30
a.m. This program is for the little ones from 3 to 5 years old
and it's an exploration of the parks amphibian habitat. Be prepared
to get wet!
My favorite nature program held each year during the winter
is "Salamanders!" I just love those cute, little slimy
creatures. The salamanders are on the move this time of year
just looking for love. I couldn't tell you how many times I
have stopped my car in the middle of the road just to help one
of these slow moving amphibians cross. Held on January 28 from
8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., this is a three mile moderately strenuous
hike up to a newt pond in the High Valley. No pre-registration
is required for this program and the fee again is free.
Please contact the park at 925-862-2601 for more information.
Sunol Glen School is still collecting box tops and Campbell's
soup labels. Sunol Glen School parent Alyson Whitaker has done
a wonderful job organizing this fundraiser and she has already
collected over 1,300 box tops and almost 3,000 soup labels.
Box Tops for Education pays .10 cents for each box top and
Campbell's offers points that can be redeemed for educational
or athletic products.
You would be surprised at the hundreds of products offered
by companies such as Pillsbury, Betty Crocker, Ziploc and Nature
Valley. Campbell's also offers labels that can be found on not
only soup but Pepperidge Farms, Swanson, Franco-American, Prego
and Pace products.
Collections boxes for the box tops and labels can be found
in the schools main hallway and at the Sunol Post Office. The
school is also collecting and recycling old cell phones and
empty ink jet cartridges that can be delivered directly to the
Celebrate Valentines Day a little early this year on February
11 and take your loved one to Elliston Vineyards. Elliston presents
"Love and Chocolate", A Chocolate and Wine Tasting
Experience". It's a romantic night of hors d'oeuvres, dessert
and wine tasting in their historic stone mansion. The cost is
$35.00 per person and advance reservations are required. Please
call 925-862-2377 for more information.
Get out those dancing shoes and head on down to Bosco's Bones
and Brew. Playing in their old western themed lounge from 8:00
p.m. to midnight this Friday night is Just Truckin and on Saturday
night Toucan Jam. These are both very talented and popular musical
groups, so expect the place to be jumpin.